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Neither Mahinda nor Ranil have a clean slate but I have.....

[b]Neither Mahinda nor Ranil have a clean slate but I have told Ranil what his weaknesses are – Uduwe Dhammloka, the JHU monk who crossed over to UNP[/b]

By Anne Rodrigo - Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 30 October, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Uduwe Dhammaloka thera who led Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) on an anti-UNP-LTTE campaign crossed over on Thursday to support the leader of the opposition, Ranil W

LTTE links to al-Qaeda -- International Institute for Strategic Studies confirms Asian Tribune report

In its latest report, the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies has confirmed the earlier report, (first published in the Asian Tribune) linking the LTTE to al-Qaeda. Post your comments

Neither Mahinda nor Ranil have a clean slate but I have told Ranil what his weaknesses are – Uduwe Dhammloka, the JHU monk who crossed over to UNP

By Anne Rodrigo - Asian Tribune

Uduwe Dhammaloka thera who led Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) on an anti-UNP-LTTE campaign crossed over on Thursday to support the leader of the opposition, Ranil Wickremesinghe. Branding the JHU he led earlier as “extremists” the Thera told the Asian Tribune that “extremists elements in Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse’s camp - - obviously referring to JHU and the Marxist JVP -- will block the Premier from winning the presidential election.” Post your comment

Bushspeak: Dark and garbled words

John Chuckman

The following quotes are from Bush's speech about the War on Terror, as given October 6, 2005, and largely repeated October 28. It was a speech especially dense with Bushspeak, a dialect which never means what it seems to say. Perspective and the occasional translation follow the quotes.

Divide and Conquer

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Where would the Tigers be if the Black July did not happen? Probably still around, but not much more than that. Vellupillai Pirapaharan would certainly not be Surya Thevan and the LTTE would be lots less successful, lots less powerful and barely known outside the shores of Sri Lanka. Therefore it is only natural that in this uncertain period in their fortunes the Tigers would try to replicate the one condition which brought them such rich dividends – a clash between the Sinhalese and the Tamils, or at the least a state of permanent unrest with the Sri Lankan Armed Forces battling irate Tamil people.Post your comments

Nepal's press freedom towards extinction: HRW

By Bikash Sangraula - in Kathmandu

New York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that press freedom in Nepal is on the verge of extinction owing to new media ordinance imposed by King Gyanendra and the government's recent decision to close a popular radio station in Kathmandu. Post your comments

A verdict on the controversial Tamil – Sinhala issues

Goigama Sinhalese have institutionalized caste system among the Sinhalese for centuries, emphasise P.Chandran in a rejoinder to Asoka Weerasinghe. He further adds. “You have failed to acknowledge that the caste systemamong the Sinhalese is a curse that needs to be
eradicated. If you were born a Rodiya among the
Sinhalese you would not be in Canada to abuse the
Tamils.”Post your comments

Investment is the survival of the economy

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The role of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka was most significant as it was able to ceylonize when the trade was in the hands of non-nationals through pioneering initiatives, said Mrs Nimali Samaratunga, President, CCCSL and said that reaching 50 years is a significant milestone interwoven with the development of Sri Lanka. It also played a bigger role in making the trade export oriented and inculcating an export culture.

Melbourne based Burmese Democratic forces ask Australia to help tame Burmese junta

By M Rama Rao – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Meeting under the aegis of Victoria Parliamentary Friends of Burma, Democratic activists, Burmese community leaders, diplomats and MPs, Khon Teddy Buri and. Sann Aung have decided to lobby with the Australian government to drastically reduce contact with the Junta in Rangoon.

Has World Factbook recognized Tamil Eelam ?

Regarding the population of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, “Asian Tribune” carried a news item based on a recent information in the World Factbook, which revealed that Tamils in Sri Lanka presently constitute only 3.9% of the total population of the country.Post your comments

Security personnel arrest 16 journalists in Nepal

Security personnel arrested at least 16 journalists from a protest rally in Kathmandu on Oct. 29, while another journalist was beaten up in Nepal’s remote Bajura district on Oct. 28.

LTTE links to al-Qaeda -- International Institute ..........

[b]LTTE links to al-Qaeda -- International Institute for Strategic Studies confirms Asian Tribune report[/b]

[b]Colombo, 30 June, (Asiantribune.com): [/b] In its latest report, the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies has confirmed the earlier report (first published in the Asian Tribune) linking the LTTE to al-Qaeda.

Accused terrorist's low-key life: 15 years in Canada:.......

[b]Accused terrorist's low-key life: 15 years in Canada: Alleged Tamil Tiger leader staves off deportation[/b]

[b]Stewart Bell -National Post[/b]

[b]Mississauga, Ont. 29 October:[/b] - The slight man waiting at the bus stop on Airport Road clutching a black computer case could easily pass for another office-bound hi-tech employee.

A verdict on the controversial Tamil – Sinhala issues

[b]A verdict on the controversial Tamil – Sinhala issues[/b]

Goigama Sinhalese have institutionalized caste system among the Sinhalese for centuries, emphasise P.Chandran in a rejoinder to Asoka Weerasinghe. He further adds. “You have failed to acknowledge that the caste systemamong the Sinhalese is a curse that needs to be eradicated.

Has World Factbook recognized Tamil Eelam ?

[b]Has World Factbook recognized Tamil Eelam ?[/b]

Regarding the population of the Tamils in Sri Lanka, “Asian Tribune” carried a news item based on a recent information in the World Factbook, which revealed that Tamils in Sri Lanka presently constitute only 3.9% of the total population of the country.

This revelation has created jitters in the midst of the readership and it is a mystery h

Nepal's press freedom towards extinction: HRW

[b]Nepal's press freedom towards extinction: HRW[/b]By Bikash

Sangraula - in Kathmandu

[b] Kathmandu, 30 October, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] New York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that press freedom in Nepal is on the verge of extinction owing to new media ordinance imposed by King Gyanendra and the government's recent decision to close a popular radio station in Kathmandu.

Divide and Conquer

[b]Divide and Conquer[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b]“For that they are unnatural, strange and monstrous,
Exceed all measure of belief…” [/b][/i]

[b]Shelley [/b]([i]The Cenci[/i])

Where would the Tigers be if the Black July did not happen? Probably still around, but not much more than that.

Unknown group claims responsibility for Delhi blasts, Annan, world leaders condemn the terror strike

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

An unknown militant group 'Inquilab Group' has claimed responsibility for the three blasts caused by RDX explosive in Delhi on Saturday killing 61 and injuring nearly 200 people, according to local media reports.


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