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Award winning film under fire in Sri Lanka - an analysis

[b]Award winning film under fire in Sri Lanka - an analysis[/b]

Sunil C Perera - Reporting from Colombo

[b] Colombo, 21 September, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The award winning film Sulanga Enu Pinisa or the “Forsaken Land” has received wide condemnation by some media and the political leaderships in the country.

Bail denied to Ganeshalingam, accused of sexual harassment

Bail was denied to Prof. K.T. Ganeshalingam, popularly known as ‘Pongu Thamil Ganesh’ of the University of Jaffna, accused of sexually abusing well over 40 times, a thirteen-year girl, who was employed as a domestic servant at his house, and has been ordered by the judge Mrs. Srinithi Nanthasekaran, to be remanded till the 1st of October 2005.Post your comments

Pakistan-Britain to ink extradition treaty soon

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

British High Commissioner in Pakistan, Mark Lyall Grant has said that Pakistan and Britain have already concurred on a draft agreement regarding handing of over of each other’s accused and it was likely to be inked in the next few weeks.

Colonel Reggie remembered on his First Death Anniversary.

Colonel Reggie alias Vinayagamoorthy Sivanesathurai one of the founders of TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal and the Commander of the Tamil National Force (TNF), was remembered along with Lieutenant Colonel Thumilan, Captain Mukilan on Tuesday, on their first death anniversary in the Batticaloa district.Post your comments

WOMAD Festival commence today in Sri Lanka

By Lalith Ganhewa - Asian Tribune Bureau, Germany

Music lovers in Sri Lanka will have a great opportunity to witness and listen to one of the most famous World Music Festival WOMAD from today in the island.

MMA hints at march to Islamabad

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan’s main opposition alliance, Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), has said that a call for mach towards Islamabad against the existing government might be given in the coming days.

Detained three policemen's relatives visited them in Kilinochchi

Parents, wives and children of the three policemen held in the custody by the Tamil Eelam police, visited them yesterday at Kilinochchi. This meeting was arranged by the International Red Cross Society, on the permission granted by Tamil Eelam Police Magistrate. Post your comments

Asylum seeker kills himself, so his son can remain in UK

On Thursday, 13 September, Manuel Bravo, was the sixth asylum-seeker in custody awaiting deportation to commit suicide in the past 12 months at the Yarl's Wood detention centre for asylum-seekers in Bedfordshire. Manuel Bravo, an asylum seeker from Angola, hanged himself in front of his 13-year-old son at detention centre.

Award winning film under fire in Sri Lanka - an analysis

Sunil C Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The award winning film Sulanga Enu Pinisa or the “Forsaken Land” has received wide condemnation by some media and the political leaderships in the country. It is reported the Director Vimukthi Jayasundera has also received threats requesting him to leave the country.Post your comments

A new legal report calls for UN Security Council to address threat of Burma "immediately".

Vaclav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic, and Desmond M. Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, issued a groundbreaking report on Tuesday calling for an urgent, new, and multilateral diplomatic initiative at the UN Security Council calling to address the threat of Burma "immediately".

Bail denied to Ganeshalingam, accused of sexual harassment

[b]Bail denied to Ganeshalingam, accused of sexual harassment[/b]

[b]Colombo, 21 September, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Bail was denied to Prof. K.T.

Colonel Reggie remembered on his First Death Anniversary

[b]Colonel Reggie remembered on his First Death Anniversary[/b]

[b]Colombo, 21 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Colonel Reggie alias Vinayagamoorthy Sivanesathurai one of the founders of TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal and the Commander of the Tamil National Force (TNF), was remembered along with Lieutenant Colonel Thumilan, Captain Mukilan on Tuesday, on their first death anniversary i

Detained three policemen's relatives visited them in Kilinoc

[b]Detained three policemen's relatives visited them in Kilinochchi[/b]

[b]Colombo, 21 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Parent, wiife, brothers and sister of the three policemen held in the custody by the Tamil Eelam police visited them yesterday at Kilinochchi. This meeting was arranged by the International Red Cross Society, on the permission granted by Tamil Eelam Police Magistrate.

UN Human Rights Body to Scrutinise U.S. Abuses

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The U.N. Human Rights Committee, scheduled to meet in Geneva next month, has written to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) calling for any available evidence of human rights abuses by the United States -- particularly in the aftermath of its global war on terrorism.


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