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The Presidential Election and Tamil Democracy

[b]The Presidential Election and Tamil Democracy [/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[b]“…and the net widespread is awaiting”.[/b]
[i][b]Oracle[/b][/i] ([i]The Capture of Athens[/i])

The LTTE has a history of speaking in parables.

The Presidential Election and Tamil Democracy

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The LTTE has a history of speaking in parables. When the Tigers say they are willing to talk about the proper implementation of the ceasefire ‘even this minute’ what they mean is that they want to inform the Sri Lankan government what it should do (and must do) to rid Mr. Pirapaharan of his bête-noire, Col. Karuna. Post your comments

Supplement development process with major infrastructure construction activity

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

It is an accepted principle that the extent of construction activity of a country would reflect the economic conditions of the country as when people have extra money, they start building houses for their living and when the country has additional funds the government would launch mega construction projects and the same theory applies for the private sector too.

Sri Lanka’s President urged international community to fulfill pledges made for reconstruction and recovery of tsunami affected victims.

President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on Thursday urged the international community and the UN to continue to keep the focus on the reconstruction and recovery effort in the tsunami affected countries and to ensure that pledges made are fulfilled.Post your comments

Ms.Virginia Judge, NSW MP defended

Greme Lyall AM, Chairman of Buddhist Council of New York and also Executive Council Member of the World Fellowship of Buddhists wrote to "Asian Tribune" that the New South Wales Member of Parliament Ms.Virginia Judge was not a biased politician. He added that she supports all of her constituents - not only Tamils and she cannot be accused of being a supporter of terrorists.Post your comments

JVP sold the house it was allowed to stay and threatens to kill the owners

A petition has been filed at the National Human Rights Commission by a person complaining against the Kandana Police and several Janatha Vimikthi Peramuna (JVP) members including the former minister Vijitha Herath for the failure of the Kandana Police to investigate a complaint lodged alleging that the complainant's house given to make the JVP office free of charge at Gampaha when the JVP once again joined the mainstream politics and subsequently JVP craftily and fraudulently manipulated to acquire the house, threatened to kill, abducted and kept.Post your comments

Sri Lanka’s War on Peace

By Palitha Senanayaka

Kicking off his campaign for the country's presidential election due in November, the United National Party's Presidential candidate, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, accused his rival candidate Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse, now backed by a coalition of political parties for forming an 'anti peace' alliance with parties of 'war mongering' sentiments. Sporting his customary western garb that is 'not quite common place' for politicians in a country that respects its traditions and indigenous values, Wickremesinghe bemoans that 'the peace will be disturbed and the economy will be ruined' if his rival is to succeed the out going president Ms Chandriaka Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to the post of country's President.Post your comments

Issue of ‘Age of Consent:’ Government retracts.

Sri Lanka Government has decided not to proceed with the proposed controversial amendment to Section 363 of the Penal Code on rape which deals with the age of consent of the girl. Due to mounting pressure from the civil society as well as from that of the Medias, Government has come forward to give-up the idea of amending the Age of Consent of the girls from the age of 16 to 13 years.Post your comments

Issue of ‘Age of Consent:’ Government retracts.

[b]Issue of ‘Age of Consent:’ Government retracts. [/b]

[b]Colombo, 25 September, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Sri Lanka Government has decided not to proceed with the proposed controversial amendment to Section 363 of the Penal Code on rape which deals with the age of consent of the girl.

Sri Lanka’s War on Peace

[b]Sri Lanka’s War on Peace [/b]

By Palitha Senanayaka

Kicking off his campaign for the country's presidential election due in November, the United National Party's Presidential candidate, Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, accused his rival candidate Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse, now backed by a coalition of political parties for forming an 'anti peace' alliance with parties of 'war mongering' sentiments.

JVP sold the house it was allowed to stay and threatens.....

[b]JVP sold the house it was allowed to stay and threatens to kill the owners[/b]

[b]Colombo, 25 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] A petition has been filed at the National Human Rights Commission by a person complaining against the Kandana Police and several Janatha Vimikthi Peramuna (JVP) members including the former minister Vijitha Herath for the failure of the Kandana Police to invest

Ms.Virginia Judge, NSW MP defended

[b]Ms.Virginia Judge, NSW MP defended[/b]

[b]Sydney, 25 September, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Greme Lyall AM, Chairman of Buddhist Council of New York and also Executive Council Member of the World Fellowship of Buddhists wrote to "Asian Tribune" that the New South Wales Member of Parliament Ms.Virginia Judge was not a biased politician.

Sri Lanka’s President urged international community.........

[b]Sri Lanka’s President urged international community to fulfill pledges made for reconstruction and recovery of tsunami affected victims.[/b]

[b]Washington DC, 25 September, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on Thursday urged the international community and the UN to continue to keep the focus on the reconstruction and recovery effort in the tsunami affected

Iran's nuclear dispute sparks East-West rivalry

by Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service News Agency

At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s and 1960s, the United States and the former Soviet Union jealously safeguarded their own global political and military interests by vetoing each other's resolutions in the most powerful body at the United Nations: the Security Council.


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