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Ranil Wickremesinghe opens fire on LTTE - last minute bid...

[b]Ranil Wickremesinghe opens fire on LTTE - last minute bid to win Sinhala votes[/b]

[b]Colombo, 09 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In the last lap leading to the presidential election Ranil Wickremesinghe has suddenly changed tack to woo the Sinhala majority vote by claiming that the UNP was responsible for splitting the LTTE and trapping the LTTE inside "an international safety net.".

Ranil Wickremesinghe opens fire on LTTE - last minute bid to win Sinhala votes

In the last lap leading to the presidential election Ranil Wickremesinghe has suddenly changed tack to woo the Sinhala majority vote by claiming that the UNP was responsible for splitting the LTTE and trapping the LTTE inside "an international safety net.". Post your comments

Vibrant democracy and economic freedom wins enhanced U.S. aid for Sri Lanka for 2006

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Exceeding national governance performance measures, demonstration of the commitment to ruling justly, investing in people and encouraging economic freedom won Sri Lanka enhanced economic assistance from the United States of America for 2006, it was announced here by the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Towards a peaceful settlement and SL elections

In a letter written to "Asian Tribune," it was pointed out that Tamils can forgive and forget all the atrocities committed by the Sinhalese only if they return to the Tamils their lands. Sinhalese have seven provinces and they do not have to encroach on the Tamil Northeast homeland. They can come and live as peaceful civilians.Post your comments

US,China signed an agreement on textile trade

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The United States and China signed a three-year
agreement on textile and apparel trade.

System collapse in Nepal imminent: US ambassador

Only days after he created ripples in Nepal’s politics by expressing alarm over the potential of collaboration between Nepal’s political parties and Maoists, US ambassador to Nepal James F Moriarty has said that Nepal is on the verge of system collapse, and something needs to be done immediately to prevent it. Post your comments

The debate continues of ‘privileged minorities’ and ‘wronged majority.’

“I was accused that I have failed my grade as a journalist. I am not a journalist nor did I pretend to be one. If my writing style irritates I am sorry; it is the best that I could do. I am a geologist and a paleontologist by training”Post your comments

Son of former Nepalese PM released

Over ten days of a high-profile kidnapping drama in Nepal came to an end Tuesday morning with Maoists releasing Arun Chand, son of former Nepalese Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand, from captivity.

Nearly 44% postal ballots were cast in Jaffna.

Nearly 44 percent of the voters in the Jaffna district who were eligible for postal balloting cast their votes in the presidential elections, according to the latest information available from the north.

An American style Presidential candidates’ TV debate – a comical circus.

For the very first time, an American style TV debate of the leading presidential candidates’ is to take place in Sri Lanka, as the two leading contenders Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse and the former Premier Ranil Wickremasinghe have on principle consented to participate in such a debate. According to the Presidential elections rules that debate has to be held on or before 14 November, before the official campaigning period expires.Post your comments

Sentencing Shan leaders for long prison terms condemned

In secret trials, eight Shan political leaders were sentenced to lengthy prison terms announced a Rangoon court on November 2. Accordingly, 106 years of prison terms was handed down to the group's supreme leader Maj-Gen Hso Ten, and Hkun Htun Oo, Chairman of the United Nationalities Alliance -- Burma's foremost coalition of pro-democracy ethnic parties -- was sentenced to 93 years, with six other leaders also receivingmultiple life sentences. Post your comments

Indian Prime Minister gives clean chit to Natwar Singh in the Volcker controversy

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has given a clean chit to Natwar Singh and the ruling Congress party which are ‘indicted’ in the Paul Volcker report on oil for food scam in Saddam’s Iraq.Post your comments

Ranil Wickremesinghe opens fire on LTTE - last minute bid to win Sinhala votes

In the last lap leading to the presidential election Ranil Wickremesinghe has suddenly changed tack to woo the Sinhala majority vote by claiming that the UNP was responsible for splitting the LTTE and trapping the LTTE inside "an international safety net.". Post your comments

Indian Prime Minister gives clean chit to Natwar Singh in the Volcker controversy

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has given a clean chit to Natwar Singh and the ruling Congress party which are ‘indicted’ in the Paul Volcker report on oil for food scam in Saddam’s Iraq.Post your comments

Sentencing Shan leaders for long prison terms condemned

In secret trials, eight Shan political leaders were sentenced to lengthy prison terms announced a Rangoon court on November 2. Accordingly, 106 years of prison terms was handed down to the group's supreme leader Maj-Gen Hso Ten, and Hkun Htun Oo, Chairman of the United Nationalities Alliance -- Burma's foremost coalition of pro-democracy ethnic parties -- was sentenced to 93 years, with six other leaders also receivingmultiple life sentences. Post your comments

An American style Presidential candidates’ TV debate – a comical circus.

For the very first time, an American style TV debate of the leading presidential candidates’ is to take place in Sri Lanka, as the two leading contenders Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse and the former Premier Ranil Wickremasinghe have on principle consented to participate in such a debate. According to the Presidential elections rules that debate has to be held on or before 14 November, before the official campaigning period expires.Post your comments

Indian Prime Minister gives clean chit to Natwar Singh in th

[b]Indian Prime Minister gives clean chit to Natwar Singh in the Volcker controversy[/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

[b] New Delhi, 09 November (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has given a clean chit to Natwar Singh and the ruling Congress party which are ‘indicted’ in the Paul Volcker report on oil for food scam in Saddam’s Iraq.

Only Tuesday, he

Sentencing Shan leaders for long prison terms condemned

[b]Sentencing Shan leaders for long prison terms condemned[/b]

[b]Bangkok, 09 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In secret trials, eight Shan political leaders were sentenced to lengthy prison terms announced a Rangoon court on November 2.

System collapse in Nepal imminent: US ambassador

[b]System collapse in Nepal imminent: US ambassador[/b]

[b]Kathmandu, 09 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Only days after he created ripples in Nepal’s politics by expressing alarm over the potential of collaboration between Nepal’s political parties and Maoists, US ambassador to Nepal James F Moriarty has said that Nepal is on the verge of system collapse, and something needs to be done imm

Towards a peaceful settlement and SL elections

[b]Towards a peaceful settlement and SL elections[/b]

In a letter written to "Asian Tribune," it was pointed out that Tamils can forgive and forget all the atrocities committed by the Sinhalese only if they return to the Tamils their lands. Sinhalese have seven provinces and they do not have to encroach on the Tamil Northeast homeland. They can come and live as peaceful civilians.

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