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Chandrika calls for UN support to stave off LTTE's threats

[b]Chandrika calls for UN support to stave off LTTE's threats[/b]

[b]New York, 19 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga appealed to the World Community to exert pressure on the LTTE to respect democratic norms and also she leveled harsh criticism against the Tamil Tigers on the first day of the 60th Session U.N.

Pakistan reaffirm support to Palestinians, asks Israel to vacate West Bank

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Reaffirming Pakistan's support to the Palestinians' aspirations for statehood, President General Pervez Musharraf called on Israel to show courage and put an end to the longstanding dispute Middle East dispute by announcing withdrawal from the West Bank after pullout from Gaza Strip.

JHU says Mahinda is set to become president

By our Colombo Correspondent

According to Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) party, SLFP Presidential candidate, Mahinda Rajapakse, whom they support, is billed to win the forthcoming elections and they can prove it through simple arithmetic while seeking some hardy control in the North and the East by the government during the elections.Post your comments

Self-rule - LTTE's new diplomatic maneuver

By K.T.Rajasingham

Breaking with the tradition of military and other belligerent campaigns, for the first time ever, Sri Lankan Tamil rebels are involved in a subtle diplomatic maneuvering of bringing consensus in the midst of the Tamil population in the country on one side and on a larger scale, the international community for the required support for a self-rule agenda in the North and East of Sri Lanka, which is claimed by the Tamil rebels to be the traditional homeland of the Tamils.Post your comments

Braving Taliban violence, Afghans voted in their elections

By M Rama Raom -Reporting from New Delhi for Asian Tribune

Neither bomb blasts nor gun power display dampened the enthusiasm of the Afghans in exercising their franchise in the first ever general elections of their country. The afghans voted today both for the national parliament and provincial assemblies. In that sense it was one vote on two ballots.

US Congress eulogizes Musharraf

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

The U.S. Congress has eulogized Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf as "a man of vision" and "an indispensable leader" and pledged to work with him in making Pakistan a progressive modern Muslim state.

The issue of proposed penal code amendment on the age of consent for specific categories

Many Sri Lankans are of the opinion that the proposed penal code amendment on the age of consent for specific categories could be harmful and a proper look at the amendment is essential.Post your comments

BJP chief Advani announces plans to step down in December

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

Ending speculation, L K Advani, the BJP President today announced that he would step down in December when the party holds its silver jubilee session in Mumbai.

Chandrika calls for UN support to stave off LTTE's threats

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga appealed to the World Community to exert pressure on the LTTE to respect democratic norms and also she leveled harsh criticism against the Tamil Tigers on the first day of the 60th Session U.N. General Assembly’s annual ministerial meeting on Saturday 17th September.Post your comments

JHU says Mahinda is set to become president

[b]JHU says Mahinda is set to become president[/b]

By our Colombo Correspondent

[b]Colombo, 19 September ( Asiantribune.com): [/b]According to Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) party, SLFP Presidential candidate, Mahinda Rajapakse, whom they support, is billed to win the forthcoming elections and they can prove it through simple arithmetic while seeking some hardy control in the North and the East

Self-rule - LTTE's new diplomatic maneuver

[b]Self-rule - LTTE's new diplomatic maneuver[/b]

By K.T.Rajasingham

Breaking with the tradition of military and other belligerent campaigns, for the first time ever, Sri Lankan Tamil rebels are involved in a subtle diplomatic maneuvering of bringing consensus in the midst of the Tamil population in the country on one side and on a larger scale, the international community for the require

The issue of proposed penal code amendment on the age ......

[b]The issue of proposed penal code amendment on the age of consent for specific categories [/b]

[b]Colombo, 19 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Many Sri Lankans are of the opinion that the proposed penal code amendment on the age of consent for specific categories could be harmful and a proper look at the amendment is essential.

Earlier, government spokesman Nimal Siripala de Silva, w

False Tsunami alarm creates Commotion at Hikkaduwa

People of Hikkaduwa disturbed by a false alarm of a Tsunami wave, panicked and started running hither and thither for shelter yesterday morning (18) leading the city to a restive situation. Later the Hikkaduwa police intervened and the police using loudshailers informed the panicked people the correct situation and calmed them down.


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