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A tale of an industrial engineer of Sri Lanka

[b]A tale of an industrial engineer of Sri Lanka[/b]

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Before Sri Lanka attained Independence, the economic principle followed was the free market economy, but the country subsequently was inflamed with socialism that devastated the economy and the mixture of free market and controlled economy that took place, throughout.

Anandasangaree calls for a new Cease Fire Agreement to stop LTTE atrocities

In a letter exposing the atrocities of the LTTE to the Colombo-based diplomatic community the leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), V. Anandasangaree has urged that “the present CFA should be replaced with a new onePost your comments

Diary of a madman: Excerpts from important new documents

John Chuckman

The following passages were assembled from shredded paper found in an American National Archives dumpster by the Iranian Ambassador. A team of the country's best rug craftsmen is said to be working full-time on puzzling out the complete text. While some portions of this first batch could not be separated from dried globs resembling half-digested pretzels and spattered root beer, much remains legible. Authenticity, while not established, seems likely since the paper bears White House watermarks. The text appears to have been transcribed from recordings with much of the President's special flair for language suppressed, although there is a hand-written note about not making him sound like some "Eastern puke."

Pakistan welcomes Gaza pullout

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan on Friday welcomed Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip, hoping that it would lead to complete vacation of the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel.

LTTE agrees to talks as a diversionary tactic

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Political observers are skeptical of the outcome of the proposed talks between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE on revising the failed Cease Fire Agreement. They believe that the LTTE agreed readily to join talks partly as a diversionary tactic to draw attention away from the international focus on them as the accused in assassinating Lakshman Kadirgamar and partly to prevent the international community from taking drastic measures against them. They noted that the LTTE has been successful in deceiving the international community by pretending to be good boys when they are in trouble and go back to their usual terror tactics when things cool down. Post your comments

Sri Lanka and LTTE agree to hold talks on failed Cease Fire Agreement

From our Colombo correspondent

The Norwegian Embassy spokesperson, Tom Knappskog, confirmed to media that the LTTE has agreed to hold talks with the government on reviewing the Cease Fire Agreement signed secretly by Ranil Wickremesinghe, the then Prime Minister, and Velupillai Prabhakaran, leader of the LTTE in 2002.Post your comments

Global South Asian - a local prospective

By: Jawaid Manzoor

In 1999, as the brewing hostility took India and Pakistan to the brink of another conflict; it was another specter of the traumatic post independence history of this sub continent.

Sri Lankan President will visit China on 28 August.

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Despite the assassination of her Foreign Minister Lakshman
Kadiragamar, Sri Lankan President Chindrika
Bandaranaike Kumaratuge has given green light for her
one week state visit to China on next week.

A tale of an industrial engineer of Sri Lanka

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Before Sri Lanka attained Independence, the economic principle followed was the free market economy, but the country subsequently was inflamed with socialism that devastated the economy and the mixture of free market and controlled economy that took place, throughout. Post your comments

Vibrant demonstrations in front of Sri Lankan and Norwegian

[b]Vibrant demonstrations in front of Sri Lankan and Norwegian diplomatic missions [/b]

[b]Canberra, 20 August, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Nearly 200 Australian Sri Lankans staged forceful demonstrations in front of the Sri Lanka and Norway diplomatic missions in Canberra.

Anandasangaree calls for a new Cease Fire Agreement to stop

[b]Anandasangaree calls for a new Cease Fire Agreement to stop LTTE atrocities [/b]

[b] Colombo, 20 August; (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In a letter exposing the atrocities of the LTTE to the Colombo-based diplomatic community the leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF), V.

LTTE agrees to talks as a diversionary tactic

[b]LTTE agrees to talks as a diversionary tactic [/b]

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Political observers are skeptical of the outcome of the proposed talks between the Sri Lankan government and the LTTE on revising the failed Cease Fire Agreement.

Sri Lanka and LTTE agree to hold talks on failed Cease Fire

[b]Sri Lanka and LTTE agree to hold talks on failed Cease Fire Agreement[/b]

From our Colombo correspondent

Vibrant demonstrations in front of Sri Lankan and Norwegian diplomatic missions

Nearly 200 Australian Sri Lankans staged forceful demonstrations in front of the Sri Lanka and Norway diplomatic missions in Canberra. The protest was against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) killing-spree licensed by the Sri Lankan Government and aided and abetted by the Norwegian Government. Post your comments


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