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Australia and its Tamils

Further to my previous post and in response to earlier postings by others, I wish to make the following points about Australia.
I agree that Australia has had, and still has, a disgraceful record as far as its indigenous citizens is concerned. This must be rectified if we are to regard ourelves as a truly democratic and non-discriminatory country. Australia is not a 'white' country.

India to set up four more nuclear power plants to generate 6, 800 MW

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

Close on the heels of an agreement with the US for nuclear technology transfer for civilian purposes, Indian cabinet has decided to set up four nuclear power plants that will generate 6,800 MWs.

US Doesn’t See Maoist Rebels in Nepal Legitimate Political Force Unless Give Up Violence

Daya Gamage – News Analysis to Asian Tribune

The United States government’s policy approaches toward the Maoist insurgency in Nepal and Tamil Tiger terrorism in Sri Lanka, both nations that are in the South Asian Region, have contradictory differences. The U.S. urges King Gyanendra and Nepalese political parties to form a democratic framework to deal with the 30-year old Maoist insurgency, while it advocates the Government of Sri Lanka to have a negotiated settlement with the Tamil Tigers (LTTE), which launched an armed offensive and unleashed terrorism 20 years ago. Post your comments

Court order on daughter of convicts in Rajiv murder

The Madras High Court has directed the Centre to consider and pass orders on the visa application of Srikaran Megara, daughter of Nalini and Murugan, convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, in six weeks.Post your comments

Somawansa's insult to the Army, Prime Minister should make a public apology

The statement JVP Leader Somawansa Amarasinghe has made in front of Mahinda Rajapakse, Presidential candidate that the Army should be
sent home amounts to an insult to the Sri Lanka Army and therefore
the Prime Minister should make a public apology to the nation, Tissa
Attanayake, Deputy General Secretary, UNP said on Thursday.Post your comments

Another Manmohan- Hurriyat round of talks next month; Hardline Hurriyat faction has split

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

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and moderate Hurriyat faction will hold their second round of talks next month. The Hardline faction of Geelani has split giving a new twist to the peace efforts.

Calamities at home doesn’t stop Bill Clinton’s re-commitment to Asian Tsunami efforts

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

“Nine months after the devastating tsunami, we must sustain and strengthen our collective efforts at recovery throughout the (Asian) region,” said former U.S. president Bill Clinton, United Nations special envoy for tsunami recovery, at a Washington D.C. meeting of his Global Consortium on Tsunami Recovery on September 22.

Cooch Behar statehood movement turns violent in West Bengal

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

Pitched battles are being fought in a remote corner of India’s West Bengal state. That pocket was once known more than the home for one of world’s most beautiful women, Gayatri Devi, who went on to become the queen of Jaipur King in Rajasthan.

Eradicate mismatch and prioritize employment generation process

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

JobsNet - The National Employment Sourcing and Delivery System is a
referral system benefiting jobseekers, local and foreign employers and
self-employment seekers by providing referrals for jobs and training,
information, advice and career guidance. It is an on-line referral system
with a web interface at www.jobsnet.lk

China-Indian border talks at representative level next week

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

India and China will hold talks on the vexed border dispute next week at the level of special representative. The talks will be held in Beijing. It will be the sixth round.

Somawansa's insult to the Army, Prime Minister should make..

[b]Somawansa's insult to the Army, Prime Minister should make a public apology[/b]

[b]Colombo, 24 September: [/b]The statement JVP Leader Somawansa Amarasinghe has made in front of Mahinda Rajapakse, Presidential candidate that the Army should be sent home amounts to an insult to the Sri Lanka Army and therefore the Prime Minister should make a public apology to the nation, Tissa Attanayake

Court order on daughter of convicts in Rajiv murder

[b]Court order on daughter of convicts in Rajiv murder[/b]

The Madras High Court has directed the Centre to consider and pass orders on the visa application of Srikaran Megara, daughter of Nalini and Murugan, convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, in six weeks.

Justice D. Murugesan passed the order on a writ petition filed by Ms. Nalini, who is in jail for the past 14 years.

US Doesn’t See Maoist Rebels in Nepal Legitimate Political F

[b]US Doesn’t See Maoist Rebels in Nepal Legitimate Political Force Unless Give Up Violence[/b]

Daya Gamage – News Analysis to Asian Tribune

[b]US, Mao Rebellion & Tiger Terrorism[/b]

[b]Washington, D.C., 24 September (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The United States government’s policy approaches toward the Maoist insurgency in Nepal and Tamil Tiger terrorism in Sri Lanka, both nations that are

Sri Lanka contributes an additional US$ 25,000 towards.....

[b]Sri Lanka contributes an additional US$ 25,000 towards hurricane Katrina relief[/b]

[b]New York, 24 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga) presented a cheque to the value of US $ 25,000/- to former President Bill Clinton at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C., on Thursday 23 September, to be credited to the ‘Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund’,

Sri Lanka contributes an additional US$ 25,000 towards hurricane Katrina relief

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga) presented a cheque to the value of US $ 25,000/- to former President Bill Clinton at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington D.C., on Thursday 23 September, to be credited to the ‘Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund’, towards disaster relief activities for those affected from hurricane Katrina, which caused considerable devastation in the states of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi in late August.Post your comments


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