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Judge Weeramantry defines the parameters of devolving power

[b]Judge Weeramantry defines the parameters of devolving power in Sri Lanka
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In his latest book, "A Call for National Reawakening", launched yesterday (November 2, 2005) Judge C. G.

Judge Weeramantry defines the parameters of devolving power in Sri Lanka

In his latest book, "A Call for National Reawakening", launched yesterday (November 2, 2005) Judge C. G. Weeramantry, former Vice-President of the International Court of Justice, has defined the indispensable criteria needed to "ensure a single, sovereign State Lankan state." He argues that if power is to be "shared within the context of a unitary sovereign state, it is fundamental to such a division that the centre remains sovereign over all aspects that are integral to the sovereignty of the nation. Among these indispensable attributes are:Post your comments

President Kumaratunga stabbing her presidential nominee to sleep with the enemy

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

So far the only consistency in the career of Chandrika Kumaratunga – a president on her way out – has been her inconsistency. No one knows what she would say or do next. Nor can anyone predict who will be her friends or foes tomorrow. Perhaps, the only outstanding feature of her political career has been her unscrupulous readiness to discard, when it suits her, her father, her mother, her brother, her loyalists, her party and even her nominee for the presidential race. Post youe comments

India's Congressparty decides to slap legal notice to Volcker committee

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

Faced with opposition onslaught in the wake of Volcker report on Saddam era oil for food programme scam, India's Congress party, which figures in the report as a 'non-contractual beneficiary' has decided to slap a legal notice on both the United States and the Volcker committee itself.Post your comments

Six Party talks will begin on November 9

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The fifth-round
of the six-party talks, aiming at resolving the nuclear
issue in the Korean Peninsula, will begin on Nov. 9 in
Beijing.

Mahinda’s manifesto- a big burden for the country- local businessmen

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

The Professional Business Circle of Colombo, which is a backing organization for Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakshe on Wednesday met Colombo based businessmen and Trade Chamber officials to explain the manifesto of Presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapakshe.

<i> Appeal for the Federal Union of Burma: </i> An Attempt on Jigsaw Puzzle

Professor Kanbawza Win

It seems that the ethno-democratic forces of Burma having lost in the battlefield have come out with flying colors in the diplomatic field and is now in the home stretch where it will have to use all the reserve energy to sprint off to the winning post of the genuine Federal Republic of the Union of Burma.

Ethnic problem and elections

S. Santhirasegara from Canada in a letter to “Asian Tribune” writes, “….responses are long winding and not to the point. Repeating “say Ahhh… when you breath in….”, “oops”, wow’ etc. are irrelevant to the serious ethnic problem, lowering the standards of journalism, and diverting readers’ attention.”Post your comments

Natwar Singh India's FM debunks Volcker report, takes solace from Russian stand

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

India's external affairs minister Natwar Singh, who finds his name in the Volcker report on Saddam period Iraqi oil deals, has rubbished the former US Federal reserve chairman's contentions, saying 'Nobody from the Volcker panel had asked me anything before reaching a conclusion. My record in public life has been an open book. My personal integrity has never been questioned'.

Two journalists brutally assaulted by an Army major!

Free Media Movement condemns the brutal assault of two journalists by a group of people including an Army major while the journalists were reporting on the killing of Lieutenant Colonel T. Meedin.

President Kumaratunga stabbing her presidential nominee to s

[b]President Kumaratunga stabbing her presidential nominee to sleep with the enemy[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

So far the only consistency in the career of Chandrika Kumaratunga – a president on her way out – has been her inconsistency. No one knows what she would say or do next. Nor can anyone predict who will be her friends or foes tomorrow.

India's Congressparty decides to slap legal notice..........

[b]India's Congressparty decides to slap legal notice to Volcker committee[/b]

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

[b] New Delhi, 04 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Faced with opposition onslaught in the wake of Volcker report on Saddam era oil for food programme scam, India's Congress party, which figures in the report as a 'non-contractual beneficiary' has decided to slap a legal no

Ethnic problem and elections

[b]Ethnic problem and elections[/b]

S. Santhirasegara from Canada in a letter to “Asian Tribune” writes, “….responses are long winding and not to the point. Repeating “say Ahhh… when you breath in….”, “oops”, wow’ etc.

India's foreign minister Natwar Singh is likely to resign over Volcker report with the government ordering a probe

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

Resignation of India's external affairs minister Natwar Singh appears imminent. The timing of the announcement is expected to coincide with the government formally notifying a probe into the controversial Volcker report on Saddam era oil for food programme, which has named him along with the Congress party as a non-contractual beneficiary.


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