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Consensus on national policies important to eradicate ......

[b]Consensus on national policies important to eradicate country's economic woes[/b]

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Colombo, 18 September, (Asiantribune.com): Promises of politicians are galore to win elections, while some responsible ministers had the audacity to publicly broadcast that deceiving the people is also a part of the political game.

18 Years After Thileepan

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

In an undisclosed location in Vanni, the LTTE leader Velupillai Pirapaharan has, (according to the Tamilnet) paid his respects to a framed photograph of Rasaiah Parthipan alias Lt. Col. Thileepan. The Thileepan fast was the first step in the Tiger dance macabre which led to the withdrawal of the LTTE from the first ceasefire and the commencement of its war with the IPKF. Actually the fast was aimed at countering the peace euphoria that had swept the North and the East with the signing of the Accord; its objective was to condition the public mind for the coming war with India, traditionally regarded as the friend and protector of the Tamil people of Sri Lanka.Post your comments

JHU confident of Chandrika backing Mahinda

By our Colombo Correspondent

The Sinhalese nationalist party, Jathika Hela Urumiaya (JHU) is confident of President Kumaratunga backing SLFP Presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapakse, in the forthcoming Presidential elections. Post your comments

Advani expected to announce plans to resign as BJP chief

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

Notwithstanding initial impressions that L K Advani had indeed won an upper hand in his fight against the hardcore in the Sangh Parivar, he is now expected to announce plans to step down as BJP president at the party’s national executive meeting in Chennai.

Chandrika to decide on another candidate, in case SLFP policies were rejected by the present nominee.

The President has decided to take firm stance against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse who has, it is reported ignored the orders of her and took political decisions contrary what was told by her.

New Oslo administration will continue Sri Lanka facilitation

President Chandrika Kumaratunga met with the Prime Minister of Norway Kjell Magne Bondevik and Foreign Minister Jan Peterson at the UN Head Quarters yesterday. Post your comments

<font size = 2>US policy on Burma in the Katrina context </font><br> Love is a Many Splendour Thing

By Prof. Kanbawza Win

Hurricane Katrina has painted the real picture of the mass suffering of people and for the first time the Americans have witnessed it, while in Burma, the people have been used to this scene as it was repeatedly played again and again for one and half decades of Burmese Military Rule. The only difference is that there is no television camera to beam it to the world for this man made Katrina.

Afghans elect their first parliament today

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

Amidst fears of Taliban prompted violence, nearly 12.5 millions Afghans vote on today in the first ever general election in their country. Pakistan has sealed its 600-km long border with Afghanistan and deployed over 10,000 troops for extra vigil in the wake of Kabul’s fears that Islamist militants from Pakistan’s tribal belt could sneak in to indulge in sabotage attempts.

Consensus on national policies important to eradicate country's economic woes

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Promises of politicians are galore to win elections, while some responsible ministers had the audacity to publicly broadcast that deceiving the people is also a part of the political game. Under normal circumstances, misleading the people of a country could become an offence against the very people these politicians clamour to serve.Post your comments

18 Years After Thileepan

[b]18 Years After Thileepan[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[b] “….doomed to die by its own madness”.[/b]
[i][b]Stefan Zweig [/b][/i]([i]The World of Yesterday[/i])

In an undisclosed location in Vanni, the LTTE leader Velupillai Pirapaharan has, (according to the Tamilnet) paid his respects to a framed photograph of Rasaiah Parthipan alias Lt. Col. Thileepan.

JHU confident of Chandrika backing Mahinda

[b]JHU confident of Chandrika backing Mahinda [/b]

By our Colombo Correspondent

[b]Colombo, 18 September, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The Sinhalese nationalist party, Jathika Hela Urumiaya (JHU) is confident of President Kumaratunga backing SLFP Presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapakse, in the forthcoming Presidential elections.

New Oslo administration will continue Sri Lanka facilitation

[b]New Oslo administration will continue Sri Lanka facilitation [/b]

[b]New York, 18 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] President Chandrika Kumaratunga met with the Prime Minister of Norway Kjell Magne Bondevik and Foreign Minister Jan Peterson at the UN Head Quarters yesterday.

US official will visit India to work on N-deal

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

US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns is coming here soon to work on the finer aspects of the nuclear deal sealed by President Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in July.


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