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sleeping with enemy

SLMM spokeswoman Helen Olatsdoftir said that the government is responsible for security in areas within its control as much as is the LTTE for uncleared areas. “It is only the government, which can control the activities of armed groups in its areas.

LTTE to celebrate its Hero’s day in Brisbane

Sri Lanka Tamil rebel outfit - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has decided to commemorate hero’s day’s celebrations in Brisbane, Australia as a Day of Rising.

LTTE issues <i>Aanai</i> Fatwa on our Correspondent

Selliah Nagarajah, correspondent of the Asian Tribune and a columnist of the Australian a Tamil community newspaper -- last week received an edict which is called in Tamil Aanai equivalent to the Arabic word ‘fatwa’ warning him that "no one will be able to stop your death"Post your comments.

India appoints one man commission to probe allegations leveled in the Volcker Report.

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

Indian Government on Sunday night set up a one-man fact finding probe into the allegations leveled by Volcker report against foreign minister Natwar Singh and the Congress party. Post your comments

Private sector accepts the challenge of recycling waste

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Government its ministers along with its officials are supposed to be socially oriented in meeting the common needs of the people and the safety of their living. While other countries since a long time have been successful in such issues of their people like, providing pure drinking water, proper drainage systems and most importantly the recycling of garbage, waste matter and factory waste, some of them have become perennial problems that affect the global environment, make people sick and consequently ending with death.

Independent Radios defy governments summons

Independent radios demanding the annulment of the draconian media ordinance promulgated by the royalist government in early October, defied verbal summons from the Ministry of Information and Communication on Sunday. The radio stations had been verbally ordered to present themselves at the ministry at 3 p.m. None of the radio workers reached the ministry, according to Save Independent Radio Movement (SIRM).

Common-sense revolution under Mahinda Rajapaksa

By Gamage Palihapitiya - Canada

The Rajapaksa family was closely associated with Sri Lankan politics, since the days of D.M.Rajapaksa, the Lion of Ruhuna. The Rajapaksas were well known for their generosity, bravery, uprightness and patriotism. D.M.Rajapaksa was a follower of Dr. S.A.Wickramasinghe in his election campaign during the State Council in 1931. Dr. Wickramasinghe who carried out the anti-imperialist campaign won the election. D.M.Rajapaksa who was a pillar of strength to his victory, entered active politics later at one of the state council elections. D.A.Rajapaksa, George Rajapaksa and Lakshman Rajapaksa became formidable political icons in Ruhuna after the death of D.M.Rajapaksa. Post your comments

Six flood victims killed in relief stampede in Chennai

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

At least six people were killed in a stampede at a flood relief camp near Chennai.

"I’m for Peace not for War"

By Seyed Bazeer

The writer wonders why on earth Mr. Santhirasegara dragged up Seyed Bazeer’s views in his letter to your on line news daily, when he wrote about who would be the best president of Sri Lanka. It looked something like “tying the balding head to the knee” ( Mottathalikum mulankalukkum Mudichu Podurathu) . The writer checked the name once again to ensure whether his name was ending with a letter “N” or “M”, as he has met hundreds of Tamil people who condemn the “Expulsion of Muslims from the Northern Province and the genocide of Muslims in the East,” without reservation.Post your comments

Political leaders miffed by American warning

By Bikash Sangraula in Kathmandu

Leaders of seven political parties agitating for restoration of democracy in war-torn Nepal have expressed indignation over the warning issued by US Embassy inKathmanduPost your comment

Tamil Catholic Bishops on an anti-Rajapakse campaign

Tamil Bishops of Sri Lanka appear to have launched subtle and indirect campaign in support of Ranil Wickremasinghe, UNP’s Presidential candidate at the forthcoming Sri Lankan Presidential Election. Bishop of Mannar Rt Rev Rayappu Joseph has told BBC’s Sinhala Service that he and fellow Tamil Bishops of Jaffna and Batticaloa have written to voters requesting them to cast their votes at the presidential election. Post your comments

Why were journalists assaulted?

Those who protested strongly against the alleged harassment and manhandling of two Sunday Leader Journalists last week when they visited Military Intelligence Officer Lieutenant Colonel T.R. Meedin’s residence after his assassination, seem to have over looked several important points.

LTTE to celebrate its Hero’s day in Brisbane

Sri Lanka Tamil rebel outfit - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has decided to commemorate hero’s day’s celebrations in Brisbane, Australia as a Day of Rising.

LTTE issues <i>Aanai</i> Fatwa on our Correspondent

Selliah Nagarajah, correspondent of the Asian Tribune and a columnist of the Australian a Tamil community newspaper -- last week received an edict which is called in Tamil Aanai equivalent to the Arabic word ‘fatwa’ warning him that "no one will be able to stop your death"Post your comments.

Why were journalists assaulted?

Those who protested strongly against the alleged harassment and manhandling of two Sunday Leader Journalists last week when they visited Military Intelligence Officer Lieutenant Colonel T.R. Meedin’s residence after his assassination, seem to have over looked several important points.

Tamil Catholic Bishops on an anti-Rajapakse campaign

Tamil Bishops of Sri Lanka appear to have launched subtle and indirect campaign in support of Ranil Wickremasinghe, UNP’s Presidential candidate at the forthcoming Sri Lankan Presidential Election. Bishop of Mannar Rt Rev Rayappu Joseph has told BBC’s Sinhala Service that he and fellow Tamil Bishops of Jaffna and Batticaloa have written to voters requesting them to cast their votes at the presidential election. Post your comments

India appoints one man commission to probe allegations level

[b]India appoints one man commission to probe allegations leveled in the Volcker Report.[/b]

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

[b] New Delhi, 07 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Indian Government on Sunday night set up a one-man fact finding probe into the allegations leveled by Volcker report against foreign minister Natwar Singh and the Congress party.

LTTE issues Aanai Fatwa on our Correspondent

[b]LTTE issues Aanai Fatwa on our Correspondent[/b]

[b]Melbourne, 07 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Selliah Nagarajah, correspondent of the Asian Tribune and a columnist of the Australian a Tamil community newspaper -- last week received an edict which is called in Tamil Aanai equivalent to the Arabic word ‘fatwa’ warning him that "no one will be able to stop your death".

This is the late

Tamil Catholic Bishops on an anti-Rajapakse campaign

[b]Tamil Catholic Bishops on an anti-Rajapakse campaign [/b]

[b]Colombo, 07 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Tamil Bishops of Sri Lanka appear to have launched subtle and indirect campaign in support of Ranil Wickremasinghe, UNP’s Presidential candidate at the forthcoming Sri Lankan Presidential Election.

Political leaders miffed by American warning

[b]Political leaders miffed by American warning[/b]

By Bikash Sangraula in Kathmandu

[b]Kathmandu, 07 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Leaders of seven political parties agitating for restoration of democracy in war-torn Nepal have expressed indignation over the warning issued by US Embassy in Kathmandu.

The Embassy had issued a statement last Friday expressing alarm over the potentia


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