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The dilemma of declaration of independent Tamil state.......

[b]The dilemma of declaration of independent Tamil state and the Muslims[/b]

By S.M.M.Bazeer

[i][b]"Pride of man and earthly glory
Sword and crown betray his trust:
What with care and toil he buildeth
Tower and temple, fall to dust"[/b][/i]

[b]- Joachim Neander.[/b]

[b]Day Dream-Vs-Reality [/b]

In the backdrop of the series of Tamil resurgence events taking place in the North and E

The dilemma of declaration of independent Tamil state and the Muslims

By S.M.M.Bazeer

In the backdrop of the series of Tamil resurgence events taking place in the North and East of Sri Lanka the LTTE and their Diaspora communities appear to have geared up for their unilateral declaration of Tamil State. Unlike the hasty and destitute unilateral declaration of Independent Tamil State by the then chief minister of North East Provinces, Mr. Varatharajaperumal (EPRLF), the LTTE and their supporters have meticulously weighed up and created this momentum in Sri Lanka and abroad. Post your comments

Despite LTTE’s denial they are terrorists, U.S. doesn’t see them as freedom fighters, leading to EU ban

Daya Gamage – News Analysis to Asian Tribune

Despite Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger outfit, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who is fighting for a separate independent state for the nation’s Tamil minority, accusing the government of discriminating against the ethnic minority, the United States has long held that the outfit was not in fact a liberation movement but a terrorist organization, which position influenced the European Union to consider eventually to declare them as terrorists and in the meantime imposing travel ban to EU countries, last Monday. Post your comments

Post-Tsunami Reconstruction: European Commission provides technical support for reconstruction

From Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

As an essential contribution to help post-tsunami reconstruction in Sri Lanka, the European Commission
(EC) has delivered to the Sri Lankan authorities very
high-resolution satellite imagery of the entire
affected coastline of Sri Lanka before and after the
tsunami.

How the IMF Ruined SriLanka

By Garvin Karunaratne - International Consultant

In the early Seventies, the IMF and its sister organization the World Bank had invented the Structural Adjustment Programme to exploit the Third World. They brought the Third World countries to their knees by liberally showering on them credit, that inevitably turned into debts that they could not repay. Those countries that accepted the new teachings of these prestigious organizations- the IMF and the World Bank never thought of the sinister motives of these two organizations that went on advocating free trade and liberalization.Post your comments

Restrict food advertising, to prevent heart diseases

Q Perera - Reporting from Colomb

To be economically prosperous a country should have an intelligent and healthy people, and in Sri Lanka health and education have become major constraints on the economy as the expenditure on these two annals are borne by the government. In these two areas somewhat success has been achieved and the private sector too is involved now.Post your comments

<font size = 2>Chinese policy and the moral authority of the Security Council:</font> The Dragon is looking askance

BY Prof. Dr. Kanbawza Win

America, a good friend of the Burmese people, if not the world, has decided again to put Burma on the agenda of the Security Council. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eric G. John told the House of Representatives Sub-committee on Asia and the Pacific that the US remained “deeply concerned about the safety and welfare of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners,” in a new bid following a joint call by former Czech President Vaclav Havel and Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, for immediate action.

Restrict food advertising, to prevent heart diseases

[b]Restrict food advertising, to prevent heart diseases[/b]

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Colombo, 30 September, (Asiantribune.com):To be economically prosperous a country should have an intelligent and healthy people, and in Sri Lanka health and education have become major constraints on the economy as the expenditure on these two annals are borne by the government.

How the IMF Ruined SriLanka

[b]How the IMF Ruined SriLanka[/b]

By Garvin Karunaratne - International Consultant

In the early Seventies, the IMF and its sister organization the World Bank had invented the Structural Adjustment Programme to exploit the Third World. They brought the Third World countries to their knees by liberally showering on them credit, that inevitably turned into debts that they could not repay.

Despite LTTE’s denial they are terrorists, U.S. doesn’t....

[b]Despite LTTE’s denial they are terrorists, U.S. doesn’t see them as freedom fighters, leading to EU ban[/b]

Daya Gamage – News Analysis to Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C.

NGOs protest repression by summit host Country

Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

A coalition of 14 international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has expressed "deep concern" over the upsurge in attacks on freedom of expression in Tunisia -- a country which next month will host the World Summit on the Information Society.


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