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Chandrika back in the country – several dramatic .........

[b]Chandrika back in the country – several dramatic turn of events expected[/b]

[b]Colombo, 09 October, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Chandrika Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka President who is in her twilight of her executive presidency was afforded with a pompous welcome – a guard of honor at the airport, when she returned back to the country yesterday evening by a Sri Lanka aircraft, after her successful vi

Sri Lanka should make LTTE a legal entity to facilitate talks - Ambassador Teresita Schaffer

Daya Gamage – An exclusive interview to Asian Tribune

In an exclusive interview given to Asian Tribune, the former United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Teresita Schaffer, presently the Director of the South Asia Program at the Washington think tank, Center for Strategic and International Studies, advocates that Sri Lanka’s Tamil rebel group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) should be made a legal entity to make it an equal partner with the Government of Sri Lanka to facilitate the re-opening of the stalled peace talks to bring a viable solution to Sri Lankan crisis. Post your comments

The Importance of the Ian Martin Visit

BY Tisaranee Gunasekara

Elections tend to overshadow most things in Sri Lanka. Now that the nomination day has come and gone and the countdown to the election has begun in earnest, it will be unrealistic indeed to expect the South to pay much attention to anything other than the contest between the two main candidates (and the President’s behind the scenes skirmishes against her chosen successor). Consequently not much attention will be given to the upcoming visit of Ian Martin, an internationally well known and respected human rights campaigner. Post your comments

In Myanmar, greater efforts planned to combat Measles

In an effort to combat measles in Myanmar, UNICEF, Myanmar’s health counterparts and other partners have planned to immunize approximately 15 million children next year – the vast majority of all children in the country –against measles. It is expected according to UNICEF in Myanmar to be the largest immunization effort ever undertaken in the country.

What happened to Econo Rail – Diesel Multiple Rail Unit accepted by the Government in November 2004?

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Dr Lawrence Perera’s name has gone down in the annals of the history of Sri Lanka as the first man to manufacture utility motor cars in Sri Lanka and is one who risked and took up the challenge of first local manufacture of cars and the product - economical and affordable ‘Micro Car’ is now fast selling in the local market and expected to export soon.

<i>Burmese case at the UNSC:</i> A Silver Lining

By Professor Kanbawza Win

For the first time, there is every possibility that Burma will be in the agenda of the United Nations Security Council indicating that the Burmese, as a race and nation are unable and unwilling to settle things peaceably among themselves. The Generals` egoism and uncompromising attitude has compelled them to rely on the world body and if need be the UNSC can wield a big stick, to help them solve their own problem.

Lawyers of Prime Minister seeks a date from the Bribery Commissioner

Former Supreme Court Judge, Amir Ismail and present Commissioner of the Bribery or Corruption Commission has stated that the lawyers of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse has requested an opportunity to submit reasons on the complaint made by the UNP to the Bribery and Corruption on the ‘Helping Hambantota Account’ that had great interest in the recent time.

Quake kills hundreds in India, Pakistan

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake near the Pakistan-India border reduced villages to rubble, triggered landslides and flattened an apartment building, killing more than 1000 people in both nations.

The Importance of the Ian Martin Visit

[b]The Importance of the Ian Martin Visit[/b]

BY Tisaranee Gunasekara

[b][i]“All I have is a voice To undo the folded lie…”[/i][/b]
[b]Auden[/b]([i]September 1, 1939[/i])

Elections tend to overshadow most things in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka should make LTTE a legal entity to facilitate.....

[b]Sri Lanka should make LTTE a legal entity to facilitate talks - Ambassador Teresita Schaffer[/b]

Daya Gamage – An exclusive interview to Asian Tribune

[b]Indicates US should have higher contacts with it.[/b]

[b]Washington, 09 October, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In an exclusive interview given to Asian Tribune, the former United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka Teresita Schaffer, presently t

Chandrika back in the country – several dramatic turn of events expected.

Chandrika Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka President who is in her twilight of her executive presidency was afforded with a pompous welcome – a guard of honor at the airport, when she returned back to the country yesterday evening by a Sri Lanka aircraft, after her successful visit to France to participate in the 33rd General Assembly of the UNESCO.Post your comments


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