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Pro-LTTE academic charged with molesting 13-year-old girl

[b]Pro-LTTE academic charged with molesting 13-year-old girl in Jaffna[/b]

From Our Colombo Correspondent

[b] Colombo, 11 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] LTTE is attempting to smuggle out from Jaffna an academic charged with molesting a 13-year-old Tamil girl who was the domestic servant in his house. K. T.

The Rebirth of the UPFA

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The UPFA is born again. This is evident in the recent agreement between the Prime Minister and the JVP. According to media reports Mr. Rajapakse will contest under the UPFA symbol, and as the candidate of the UPFA.Post your comments

G-20 ministers adopt joint strategy to achieve desirable results

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

The Ministers of G-20 countries have reiterated their commitment to achieve full modalities in Agriculture in Hong Kong round of WTO negotiations while adopting a joint strategy to achieve desirable results.

Will “2005” be another “1956”?

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

This is a tentative analysis and not a prediction of the outcome of the coming presidential elections. At this early stage, without even an opinion poll indicating the probable trends, it is not realistic to venture into the realm of prediction which, in any case, is a hazardous exercise. As pollsters say, the only vote that count is the last vote cast into the ballot box. Until then it is will have to be a conceptual configuration based on a broad analysis of the available data.Post your comments

Agriculture, Small and Medium Industries in Sri Lanka neglected

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

All countries have done well which based their agriculture and small
industries as the backbone of their economies. Unfortunately Sri Lanka
without any strong national policy in trade or industry, everything
pertaining to these aspects of the economy has gone haywire. In fact
successive governments while sleeping on these matters have been very much concerned only on how to be in power. In the process they forget every other things.

<font size = 2>UN World Summit :</font>Focus is on Development, Reforms, Terrorism, Human Rights & Democracy

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The United Nations World Summit, scheduled for September 14 through 16 here, will focus mainly on socio-economic development of the Third World, sweeping reforms in UN, terrorism, human rights and the strengthening of democracy.

Musharraf due in NY on Monday to attend UN Summit

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

President Pervez Musharraf will visit New York from Monday to attend the three day summit of the World Leaders beginning on Wednesday on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the United Nation.

The German beetle bugs India

Lalith Ganhewa - Asiantribune office Berlin

German car maker Volkswagen confirmed its expansion plans to India. An Indian Government delegation is expected at Company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg shortly. But no decision has been made yet about where in India the plant would be built.

China's economy will grow by 9.2%-ADB

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Asian giant China's economy will grow by 9.2 percent this year as
the Asian Development Bank Predicted.

Ceylon Brewery turns industrial waste into animal feed

By Q Perera - Business Correspondent

The Lion Brewery Ltd (CBL) as in the case of other manufacturers, were
facing a huge problem of disposing their waste, specially the waste water sludge which is known as spent yeast a by-product of the brewery.

Dhanapala continues to exert pressure on US to get LTTE

[b]Dhanapala continues to exert pressure on US to get LTTE to democratic mainstream[/b]

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

[b] Washington, D.C.

The Rebirth of the UPFA

[b]The Rebirth of the UPFA[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[b]“Column by column in a cloud of dust
They marched away enduring a belief
Whose logic brought them, somewhere else, to grief.”[/b]
[b][i]Auden[/i][/b] ([i]The Shield of Achilles[/i])

. The UPFA is born again. This is evident in the recent agreement between the Prime Minister and the JVP. According to media reports Mr.

Will “2005” be another “1956”?

[b]Will “2005” be another “1956”?[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

This is a tentative analysis and not a prediction of the outcome of the coming presidential elections. At this early stage, without even an opinion poll indicating the probable trends, it is not realistic to venture into the realm of prediction which, in any case, is a hazardous exercise.

Dhanapala continues to exert pressure on US to get LTTE to democratic mainstream

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Jayantha Dhanapala, Sri Lanka President’s senior advisor and Secretary General of the Peace Secretariat continued his diplomatic endeavor on Friday, September 9 to impose his cogent arguments on top policy makers and diplomats in the South Asia Division of the U.S. Department of State here that they, the United States government and other Co-Chairs of the Tokyo Donor Conference should exert serious pressure on the Tamil rebel outfit to abandon terrorism and respect democracy and human rights norms. Post your comments


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