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The declining fortunes of Prabhakaran and ..................

[b]The declining fortunes of Prabhakaran and the rise of casteism in the north[/b]

[b]Part II ([i]Continued from yesterday[/i]) [/b]

Presenting the current situation of the LTTE S. Nagarajah wrote in the latest (October) issue of [i]Uthayam[/i], an Australian-based community newspaper: "Up until the Cease-fore Agreement (signed on February 22, 2002) Col.

Maoists abduct son of former PM

Maoist rebels abducted Arun Chand, son of a former Nepalese prime minister on Oct. 27 from Nepal's far-western Kailali district, the National Human Rights Commission said in a statement issued Monday. Arun, son of former Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand, is the executive director of Basuling Sugar Mills located in the district from where be was abducted.

I will bring Karuna, Prabhakaran, Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burghers together in a Cabinet of thirty – Hettigoda, presidential candidate

By Lalith Ganhewa - Asian Tribune

Ayurvedic Doctor Victor Hettigoda is a self-made business man from down south Matara. Sri Lanka’s most prominent balm producer is also known as “Siddhalepa Vedamahathaya” named after his product brand Siddhalepa. Hettigoda, 68 started his ayurvedic balm business way back in the 70s with the help of a close relative. He walked bare foot to each corner of Sri Lanka introducing his product. His dynamism had no limits. Starting with a small shoe box which was his mobile showcase for his product, he has risen to be the chairman of a business emporium. In 1989 Asiaweek magazine named him “the Balm King”.Post your comments

Nepal: Royal relative appointed for top post

By Bikash Sangraula in Kathmandu

Nepal's cabinet, comprising of pro-palace ministers handpicked by King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Sah, has appointed Harish Chandra Shah, a royal relative, to the post of managing director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).

Ranil - have you consigned Buddha Sasana Report 2002 to the dustbin of history?

Gamini Perera, Co-ordinator of the Joint Committee of Budhhist Organizations in an open letter to United National Party’s Presidential candidate Ranil Wickremasinghe, has pointed out, “your promise to construct the largest dagoba in Sri Lanka, there is no known request from any quarter for such a venture.” He further said “Nor is there a basis to consider that such a venture would serve any useful purpose or is necessary in order to foster or protect the Buddha Sasana in Sri Lanka.”Post your comments

Sri Lanka: Imperative to Respond to Needs of Conflict Displaced

The 20-year civil war in Sri Lanka displaced more than 800,000 people; equal to the number affected by the December 2004 tsunami, reported New York based Refugees International. Post your comments

Asia – Pacific region: Due to increasing natural disasters, risk management identified as an urgent need.

Water experts of the five Asia-Pacific sub regions gathered in Tokyo, to discuss the “Regional Document” in order to reach a regional position statement regarding water issues. The Asia-Pacific Regional Synthesis Meeting is a preparatory conference for the 4th World Water Forum to be held in Mexico, on March 16-22, 2006, in which natural disasters and water management challenges will be highlighted as two common issues for the region.

Media freedom the heart of democracy

By Mohan Nepali

Media freedom, frequently referred to as freedom of press, is the heart of democracy. This is not an idealistic statement. It is a tested and tasted reality in everyday life. Media circulates information in human society the way heart purifies and supplies vital blood through nerves. It is vital for democracy to survive and grow. Continued discussion on media freedom is very important especially when His Majesty’s Government of Nepal has been attempting to exercise more curbs on Nepali media.Post your comments

World Bank requests applications for the small grants program 2006

Sunil C.Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

The World Bank Colombo Office is inviting Non-governmental and civil society organizations in Sri Lanka to submit their applications for the Small Grants Program 2006.

Sri Lanka Had Already Taken Steps to De-Ban LTTE...........

[b]Sri Lanka Had Already Taken Steps to De-Ban LTTE to Start Talks:Ambassador Schaffer Clarifies[/b]

Daya Gamage - US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C., 01 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The former American Ambassador to Sri Lanka and currently Director of the South Asia Program in the Washington think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies, Teresita Schaffer

Media freedom the heart of democracy

[b]Media freedom the heart of democracy[/b]

By Mohan Nepali

Media freedom, frequently referred to as freedom of press, is the heart of democracy. This is not an idealistic statement. It is a tested and tasted reality in everyday life. Media circulates information in human society the way heart purifies and supplies vital blood through nerves. It is vital for democracy to survive and grow.

Sri Lanka: Imperative to Respond to Needs of Conflict ......

[b]Sri Lanka: Imperative to Respond to Needs of Conflict Displaced[/b]

[b]New York, 01 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b] The 20-year civil war in Sri Lanka displaced more than 800,000 people; equal to the number affected by the December 2004 tsunami reported New York based Refugees International.

Ranil - have you consigned Buddha Sasana Report 2002 .......

[b]Ranil - have you consigned Buddha Sasana Report 2002 to the dustbin of history?[/b]

[b]Colombo, 01 November, (Asiantribune.com);[/b] Gamini Perera, Co-ordinator of the Joint Committee of Budhhist Organizations in an open letter to United National Party’s Presidential candidate Ranil Wickremasinghe, has pointed out, “your promise to construct the largest dagoba in Sri Lanka, there is no k

I will bring Karuna, Prabhakaran, Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims

[b]I will bring Karuna, Prabhakaran, Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burghers together in a Cabinet of thirty – Hettigoda, presidential candidate[/b]

Colombo, 01 November, (Asiantribune.com);Ayurvedic Doctor Victor Hettigoda is a self-made business man from down south Matara.

The declining fortunes of Prabhakaran and the rise of casteism in the north

Presenting the current situation of the LTTE S. Nagarajah wrote in the latest (October) issue of Uthayam, an Australian-based community newspaper: "Up until the Cease-fore Agreement (signed on February 22, 2002) Col. Karuna (the breakaway group from the LTTE) had recruited 6,000 cadres. Post your comments


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