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Why S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike is turning in his grave

[b]Why S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike is turning in his grave[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

[b] Part II[/b]

Every election begins by reviewing the past and redefining the future. This presidential election will be fought mainly on a review of the entire gamut of post-independent political experiences.

India enlists French support for Security Council berths

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

Marking the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Paris enroute New York and multi-billion dollar agreements for buying 43 Airbus aircraft ( about $2.4 billion) and six Scorpene submarines (worth $3 billion), France has announced full backing to New Delhi’s claim for a berth in the Security Council.Post your comments

Pak seeks cooperation in civilian nuclear technology

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan has urged the United States and the West to extend cooperation for peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Bandaranaikes join hands to undercut their own candidate: Mahinda Rajapakse

From our Colombo Correspondent

Anura Bandaranaike, Foreign Minister, has joined his sister, President Chandrika Kumaratunga, in undermining the presidential candidate nominated by the SLFP, Mahinda Rajapakse.Post your comments

India, Pak exchange 500 civilian prisoners

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

As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Musharraf are set to hold in New York their second summit meeting in five months, nearly 500 Indian and Pakistani civilian prisoners cross the Wagha border for an emotional reunion with their families.

World’s newest Disneyland boosts Hong Kong tourism

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

The world’s fifth Disneyland theme park that officially opened yesterday, would further boost Hong Kong tourism, fast recovering from terrorism in the US and disease in China.

Centre-left wins in Norway ousting centre-right government of Bondevik

From our Oslo correspondent

The centre-left alliance led by Jen Stoltenberg, Labor Party, is reported to have won the election held yesterday. He campaigned on increasing welfare as opposed to the ruling centre-right alliance of Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik who promised tax-cuts. Post your comments

UNP goes before the Bribery Commission today to report government's attempts to transfer police OICs

The UNP has decided to lodge a complaint to prevent the unlawful use of government state property by government politicians.In addition, they are also making arrangements to lodge a complaint before the National Police Commission, to prevent the transfer of OICs of police stations, as an election being declared.

LTTE Front Organizations in West Fund LTTE War Chest, Says Jayantha Dhanapala in Washington

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The international community must come down hard on front organizations (operating in western nations) of Sri Lanka’s Tamil rebel outfit LTTE which continue to fund its war chest through various disguises as charitable, cultural and even religious bodies abusing host country laws and regulations, declared senior advisor to Sri Lankan President and the country’s Peace Secretariat Secretary-General Jayantha Dhanapala to a distinguish and influential audience in Washington on Monday, September 12. Post your comments

Dr Lotha asks youth to be specific for future

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Excise, Dr TM Lotha called upon the youth to be specific of their future and for which they had to choose the correct path.

Why S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike is turning in his grave

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

Every election begins by reviewing the past and redefining the future. This presidential election will be fought mainly on a review of the entire gamut of post-independent political experiences. If “1956” was a review of the colonial past, “2005” will be a review of the political maneuvers of the Tamil separatists who along with their agents in the West emerged from the periphery in 1949 to dominate the centre stage. Post your comments

India enlists French support for Security Council berths

[b]India enlists French support for Security Council berths [/b]

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

[b]New Delhi, 13 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Marking the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Paris enroute New York and multi-billion dollar agreements for buying 43 Airbus aircraft ( about $2.4 billion) and six Scorpene submarines (worth $3 billion), Fra

Centre-left wins in Norway ousting centre-right government..

[b]Centre-left wins in Norway ousting centre-right government of Bondevik[/b]

From our Oslo correspondent

[b]Oslo, 13 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The centre-left alliance led by Jen Stoltenberg, Labor Party, is reported to have won the election held yesterday.

Bandaranaikes join hands to undercut their own candidate:...

[b]Bandaranaikes join hands to undercut their own candidate: Mahinda Rajapakse[/b]

From our Colombo Correspondent

Colombo, 13 September, (Asiantribune.com): Anura Bandaranaike, Foreign Minister, has joined his sister, President Chandrika Kumaratunga, in undermining the presidential candidate nominated by the SLFP, Mahinda Rajapakse.

LTTE Front Organizations in West Fund LTTE War Chest,.......

[b]LTTE Front Organizations in West Fund LTTE War Chest, Says Jayantha Dhanapala in Washington[/b]

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

[b] Washington, D.C.

JVP- PM policy agreement

JVP- PM policy agreement

Following is the 12-point policy plan agreed by the JVP and PM Rajapakse:
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Poverty Fight May Be Subverted at U.N. Summit

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The U.N. summit, billed as one of the largest single gatherings of world leaders, will prove to be an exercise in futility if its primary focus on poverty and hunger eradication is subverted by other extraneous political issues, according to development experts, senior U.N. officials and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Crisis in BJP blows over, Delhi strongman Khurana back in party fold

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

Week long crisis gripping India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has blown over today with the party chief L K Advani asserting his position and compelling ‘rebel’ Madan Lal Khurana, Delhi’s strongman of the party to tender an unconditional apology.

Disney enteres China

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Disney opened
their theme park in Hong Kong, yesterday. This
the first time Disney entered to the Asian giant Chinese
market.

President leaves for World Summit and UNGA

President Chandrika Kumaratunga left last night to attend the 2005 World Summit and the 60th session of the UN General Assembly at New York Headquarters of the United Nations. The World Summit with more than 170 Heads of State and Governments expected to attend and scheduled for 14 to 16 September is the largest gathering of World leaders in history.


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