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Douglas Devananda proposes the activation of the Provincial

[b]Douglas Devananda proposes the activation of the Provincial Council system [/b]

[b]Colombo, 17 October, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Douglas Devananda, the leader of the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP), is campaigning to re-activate the Provincial Council system which has been put on hold since 1990.

The “Sunday Leader” attacked

A group of seven to eight persons armed with guns; clubs and knives entered the premises of the printing press of the ‘Sunday Leader’ and ‘Irudina’ weeklies at Rtamalana, located about 20 kilometers south of Colombo around 8.00 pm on 16th October 2005, and threatened the manager for its stance against the government of dire consequences.Post your Comments

Terrorism would not have aggravated, if Bandaranaike-Chelvanayagam pact implemented

“At the State Council in 1935, my father spoke about the power devolution among the minority parties and in 1958 while my father was the Prime-Minister when he was to implement the Bandaranaike-Chelvanayagam Pact, others including the United National Party went against it and if that pact was implemented at that time, the terrorism menace would not have aggravated to this extent,” said Anura Bandaranaike, Minister of Tourism and Foreign Affairs at an election rally held at Meerigama the day before yesterday.Post your comments

Douglas Devananda proposes the activation of the Provincial Council system

Douglas Devananda, the leader of the Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP), is campaigning to re-activate the Provincial Council system which has been put on hold since 1990. Pin-pointing that there are two key problems facing the Tamil community – 1) the problem of the LTTE with its authoritarian one-man rule and 2) the problem of the Tamils as a whole facing the critical issues of survival and security – he argues that it is “pragmatic” for the Tamils to go for the Provincial Council system as the first base in a three-step approach to finding a permanent solution to the conflict.Post your comments

Wanted urgently: early warning system to save coastal dwellers and tourists about tsunamis

Sunil C.Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

Ten months after the tsunami devastation, the government of Sri Lanka has not established a permanent early warning system to protect the residents of the coastal belt.

Batalanda and Ranil – lot of explanations needed

Bodipala Wijeyesinghe told “Asian Tribune” that he is not in favor of Ranil Wickremasinghe in the forthcoming Presidential Poll. He termed Batalanda as the “Killing Field” and said Ranil has to do lot of explanation to exculpicate himself from the accusing finger pointed towards him in the sordid chapter of the Batalanda saga. Post your comments

An elegy to the slain college Principals

In a phone-in program conducted by the London based Tamil Broadcasting Corporation, numerous callers condemned the recent killing of the two college principals of Jaffna and urged that in the future, Tamils should not tolerate any more killings. They said that the killers must be unmasked without any fear of retribution. Post your comments

Nepal clearly heading for polls sans political parties

By Bikash Sangraula in Katmandu

If the municipal and parliamentary polls announced recently by Nepal's royalist government are in any eventuality conducted, they will at best be party-less. The three powers of the country – palace, mainstream political parties, and the Maoists – do not trust each other at all for there to be any possibility of polls of national participation.Post your comments

Sri Lanka plans to set up a Whale Capital in Trincomalee

Sunil C.Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Tourism and the Sri Lanka Tourist Board have come forward to develop and preserve Trincomalee as a tourist centre of a unique natural attraction.

Raving of a racist alleges Chandran.

“Asoka Weerasinghe makes another false statement that
post-independence Sinhalese governments rightly
created an equitable education system, writes P. Chandran of Canada, in response to A reality check for the separatist Tamils.Post your comments

The “Sunday Leader” attacked

[b]The “Sunday Leader” attacked[/b]

[b]Colombo, 17 October, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] A group of seven to eight persons armed with guns; clubs and knives entered the premises of the printing press of the ‘Sunday Leader’ and ‘Irudina’ weeklies at Rtamalana, located about 20 kilometers south of Colombo around 8.00 pm on 16th October 2005, and threatened the manager for its stance against the go

Terrorism would not have aggravated, if Bandaranaike-Chelva.

[b]Terrorism would not have aggravated, if Bandaranaike-Chelvanayagam pact implemented[/b]

[b]"I am not aligned with policies of some parties helping Mahinda" - Anura at Meerigama rally[/b]

[b]Colombo, 17 October, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] “At the State Council in 1935, my father spoke about the power devolution among the minority parties and in 1958 while my father was the Prime-Minister

Nepal clearly heading for polls sans political parties

[b]Nepal clearly heading for polls sans political parties[/b]

By Bikash Sangraula in Katmandu

[b] Katmandu, 17 October, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]If the municipal and parliamentary polls announced recently by Nepal's royalist government are in any eventuality conducted, they will at best be party-less.

Raving of a racist alleges Chandran.

[b]Raving of a racist alleges Chandran.[/b]

“Asoka Weerasinghe makes another false statement that post-independence Sinhalese governments rightly created an equitable education system, writes P.

An elegy to the slain college Principals

[b]An elegy to the slain college Principals [/b]

[b]London, 17 October, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In a phone-in program conducted by the London based Tamil Broadcasting Corporation (TBC), numerous callers condemned the recent killing of the two college principals of Jaffna and urged that in the future, Tamils should not tolerate any more killings.

Batalanda and Ranil – lot of explanations needed

[b]Batalanda and Ranil – lot of explanations needed[/b]

Bodipala Wijeyesinghe told “Asian Tribune” that he is not in favor of Ranil Wickremasinghe in the forthcoming Presidential Poll.

Norway’s new Government announced

The new Norway Government was named today. The new Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of the Labor Party earlier handed over the list of 19 ministers to King Harald V of Norway at the Royal Palace in Oslo this morning.


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