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Lakshman Kadirgamar – Prince of peace, champion of democracy

[b]Lakshman Kadirgamar – Prince of peace, champion of democracy, equality and human rights and crusader against terrorism.[/b]

By Major General Janaka Perera (Retd) RWP, RSP, VSV, USP

[b]A personal tribute to a nation’s hero.[/b]

Many leaders have walked the centre stage nationally and internationally, but no one had the stature, focus and vision coupled with the adoration of the common m

Mahinda Rajapkse agrees not to base his talks on ISGA and PTOMS in the future with the LTTE

Reports emerging from Colombo indicates that Mahinda Rajapakse, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister and the Presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has agreed to the 12 conditions, which are of far reaching political implications, put forward by the Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna for their support in the forthcoming presidential elections. Post your comments

Intervention of UN : Getting International Recognition for Eelam - A Hela Urumaya statement

In a statement to the Media by the Jathika Hela Urumaya issued yesterday (4th) it is revealed that the invitation by the President to the United Nations Organization to intervene in the peace process would be getting international recognition for the Tamil Eelam.

New evidence points directly to LTTE killing Lakshman Kadirgamar

From our Colombo Correspondent

Police are putting together piece by piece the jigsaw saw puzzle of the killer of Lakshman Kadirgamar. The evidence of the two suspects held in custody has revealed the direct connection to the LTTE. The evidence falling into place will embarrass the Norwegians, the NGO pundits who were either denying that the LTTE killed Lakshman Kadirgamar or demanding proof of it.

Norway on the way out in Sri Lanka?

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

International and national pressure is mounting to get Norway out of the peace process and to bring in United Nations as the go-between to restore peace and stability in Sri Lanka.Post your comments

The Presidential Election and the Ethnic Problem

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

It is an article of faith with the LTTE that Tamils are Tigers. This identification may or may not be acceptable to a majority of Tamils; it is certainly taken as axiomatic by a large (and an influential) segment of the Sinhala political and civil society. Consequently many a well meaning Sinhalese who support devolution of power to the Tamil people equate this support with backing formulas which would concentrate all power in the hands of the Tigers sans elections (such as the ISGA), thereby disenfranchising the Tamil people and dealing a death blow to Tamil democracy, because of this simplistic belief in the Tamils = Tigers formula.Post your comments

Ranil Wickremesinghe’s first shock: S. B. Dissanayake’s brother joins Mahinda Rajapakse.

From our Colombo Correspondent

Media reports revealed that Saliya Bandara, the brother of jailed UNP National Organiser, S. B. Dissanayake, has joined Mahinda Rajapakse, the presidential candidate of the government. This is seen as a body blow to the Ranil Wickremesinghe, the UNP presidential candidate.

Four LTTE cadres killed in two separate incidents

In two separate incidents, four LTTE cadres were reported to be killed and four sustained injuries according to a news report emerging from Batticalao in the Eastern province of Sri Lanka.

United States Chief Justice Rehnquist Dies at 80

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The United States Chief Justice William Rehnquist died Saturday evening at the age of 80 here in suburban Virginia.

SLMM should be present in all SLA Check posts - LTTE

Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission’s representatives must be present at all the Sri Lanka Army’s boarder checkpoints, suggested Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.Post your comments

Pak opposition sets 3-point anti-govt agenda

Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting for Asian Tribune

A joint declaration of the National Conference organized by the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal MMA, an alliance of the six mainstream religious parties, has announced its three-point agenda to remove the government of President General Pervez Musharraf.

China-EU summit kick off

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The eight
China-EU summit is scheduled to start today in
Beijing. This China-EU summit is an important annual
event between Asian giant and European power block.

U.S. Hurricane Exposes Economic Class and Race Issues: Bush Administration Doubles Its Efforts After Early Slack

Daya Gamage – News Analysis to Asian Tribune

Hurricane that hit and devastated three southern states, predominantly black and largely poor, in the United States, has exposed often debated issues of economic class and race bringing the wrath of the Black Caucus of U.S. Congress while the Bush administration and its emergency agencies failed to act swiftly in the early few days to alleviate the sufferings of millions who lost their dwellings, livelihood and family members.

Kasuri briefs Musharraf, Aziz about talks with Shalom

Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting to Asian Tribune

President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz have said that there was no change in Pakistan's position on Israel, but it wants to play a positive role for the resolution of the Palestinian dispute based on justice and equality.

Mahinda Rajapkse agrees not to base his talks on ISGA and...

[b]Mahinda Rajapkse agrees not to base his talks on ISGA and PTOMS in the future with the LTTE[/b]

[b]Colombo, 05 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Reports emerging from Colombo indicates that Mahinda Rajapakse, Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister and the Presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has agreed to the 12 conditions, which are of far reaching political implications, put forward

Norway on the way out in Sri Lanka?

[b]Norway on the way out in Sri Lanka?[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

International and national pressure is mounting to get Norway out of the peace process and to bring in United Nations as the go-between to restore peace and stability in Sri Lanka.

Media reported that the Norwegians diplomats are rattled by this new development.

The Presidential Election and the Ethnic Problem

[b]The Presidential Election and the Ethnic Problem[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[b] “The rock is still rolling.”[/b]
[b][i]Camus [/i][/b]([i]The Myth of Sisyphus[/i])

It is an article of faith with the LTTE that Tamils are Tigers.

SLMM should be present in all SLA Check posts - LTTE

[b]SLMM should be present in all SLA Check posts - LTTE[/b]

[b]Colombo, 05 September, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission’s representatives must be present at all the Sri Lanka Army’s boarder checkpoints, suggested Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Representatives of the SLMM for the Batticalao district and Ilanthithrayan LTTE’s Political Head for the Batticalao district

Indian Prime Minister meets separatist Kashmiri leaders today evening

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be meeting the Hurriyat team led Mirwaiz Umer Farooq here today evening to resume the dialogue New Delhi had with the Kashmiri separatist group more than a year back during the NDA regime.


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