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Chandrasekar accuses Ranil Wickremasinghe's ................

[b]Chandrasekar accuses Ranil Wickremasinghe's UNP of initiating and implementing anti-Tamil policies and violence[/b]

[b]Colombo, 11 November, (Asiantribune.com);[/b] It would be a historic win for Mahinda Rajapakse on November 17, 2005 at the presidential polls, claimed Ramalingham Chandraseker, JVP’s national list Member of Parliament, and Mahinda’s victory is already a forgone conclusion.

Chandrasekar accuses Ranil Wickremasinghe's UNP of initiating and implementing anti-Tamil policies and violence.

It would be a historic win for Mahinda Rajapakse on November 17, 2005 at the presidential polls, claimed Ramalingham Chandraseker, JVP’s national list Member of Parliament, and Mahinda’s victory is already a forgone conclusion. Post your comments

Portugal extradites underworld don Abu Salem to India

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

top investigating agency has finally managed to lay its hands on the most wanted underworld don of Mumbai who is the prime accused in the serial blasts that rocked the city in 1993.

Rohingya youths condemn Burmese generals for conducting secret trials and sentencing democracy leaders for lengthy terms of imprisonment

The Rohingya Youth Development Forum (RYDF) strongly condemned the secret trials and lengthy sentence imposed on eight Shan political leaders. Earlier a court of Rangoon announced 106 years of prison terms to Maj-Gen Hso Ten, the group's supreme leader and 93 years to Hkun Htun Oo, Chairman of the Shan National League for Democracy (SNLD) with six other including 3 youth leaders to 75 years of imprisonment. Post your comments

Congressional leaders skeptic about nuclear deal with India

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent to Asian Tribune

U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Richard Lugar, a top Republican in the Bush administration, was critical of the manner in which the administration has proceeded with the deal to help India build civilian nuclear power plants as pronounced in the Joint Declaration issued by Bush and Indian premier on July 18, 2005 during the latter’s visit to Washington.

The pathetic plight of a former Tamil MP of Bandarawela

The pathetic plight for Late K.V. Nadarajah, former Member of Parliament for Bandarawela was pointed out and described that he who lived in the electorate and represented the people was subjected to a brutal attack during one of the racial riots and was forced to leave empty handed loosing everything, as a refugee with his family.

King Gyanendra ready for reconciliation with parties

A senior member of King Gyanendra's Council of Ministers has said that the King, through his message on the occasion of Nepal's constitution day, Wednesday, has provided a golden opportunity for the parties to reconcile with him.

World Bank meet held under open protest in Assam

Raymond R Kharmujai – Reporting for Asian Tribune

The World Bank found itself red faced and unwelcome in the North Eastern region as people from different spheres of life disrupted the workshop, organized by Union Ministry of Department of North Eastern region (DoNER) in collaboration with World Bank, on the development of water resources in the North East India.

Tony Blair suffers massive defeat on terror vote

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

British Prime Minister Tony Blair suffered a major defeat in parliament on Wednesday when the Commons threw out his call for a 90-day incarceration without trial of terrorist suspects.

A nation under siege

By Palitha Senanayake.

Today a plethora of NGO’s with their titles decorated with the term ‘Peace ‘are operating in Sri Lanka. Their modus operandi is to restore peace to the Island after years of blood shed from conflict between the Tamil tigers and the Government security forces. These NGO’s stepped up their activities after Chandrika Kumaratumge’s ascent to power in 1994 and have now assumed control of the major propaganda arms of the country.Post your comments

Royal Nepal Airlines to face cancellations for King's trip

Nepal's national flag carrier, Royal Nepal Airlines, is set to face around 30 percent international flight cancellations and 20 percent flight delays, for at least three weeks. The cancellations and delays would be caused with one of the two Boeings owned by the airlines engaged in King Gyanendra's trip to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the trips to several African nations that are to follow.

Former Indian President K R Narayanan cremated with full state honors

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

The mortal remains of K R Narayanan, former Indian President, were consigned to flames on the banks of Yamuna river here today with full state honors.

Dhanapala resigns to focus more on his campaign to win top job in the UN

Jayantha Dhanapala, head of the Sri Lankan Peace Secretariat, has resigned from his post to focus more on winning the Asian nomination for the Secretary-General's post in the UN.

Nepal Government introduces draconian code of conduct for I/NGOs

The government Thursday issued a controversial code of conduct that severely restricts the functioning of NGOs and INGOs operating in the country, despite strong protests from within and outside the country. Post your comments

Tamils need not pay attention to this election -- R Sampanthan tells media after the talks with Tamilselvan

"There is no need for the Tamils living in North and East to show any interest in the Presidential elections ," said R.Sampanthan, the leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) , yesterday, addressing a press conference after the TNA Members of Parliament met and discussed the LTTE response to the presidential elections with S.Paramu Tamilselvan, the Head of the political division of the LTTE at Kilinochchi. "Supporting one or the other candidate will not bring the Tamils anything worthwhile," he added. Post your comments

India , Pakistan in an abduction row, Punjab police arrest two Pak nationals with sensitive documents

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

India and Pakistan are locked in a row over 'bizarre' abduction of the son of an employee working at the Pak High Commission here. The city police have discounted the claims of the Pak teenager Roshan Ali but that has not brought the curtains down on the controversy.Post your comments

LTTE (600,000 votes) abandons Ranil: Ranil's loss is Mahinda's gain

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Yesterday’s statement of R. Sampanthan, leader of the Tamil National Alliance, disowning both presidential candidates, has left Ranil Wickremasinghe high and dry. "Nothing worthwhile would be achieved by supporting either of the two leading candidates in the Sri Lankan Presidential election," said Sampanthan. On the one hand, this statement undermines Wickremasinghe's claim to be the champion of the minorities. On the other hand - and more importantly -- this implies that the LTTE is not going to deliver him the votes that he was expecting as the champion of the minorities (meaning LTTE). Post your comments

Chandrasekar accuses Ranil Wickremasinghe's UNP of initiating and implementing anti-Tamil policies and violence.

It would be a historic win for Mahinda Rajapakse on November 17, 2005 at the presidential polls, claimed Ramalingham Chandraseker, JVP’s national list Member of Parliament, and Mahinda’s victory is already a forgone conclusion. Post your comments

LTTE (600,000 votes) abandons Ranil: Ranil's loss is Mahinda's gain

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Yesterday’s statement of R. Sampanthan, leader of the Tamil National Alliance, disowning both presidential candidates, has left Ranil Wickremasinghe high and dry. "Nothing worthwhile would be achieved by supporting either of the two leading candidates in the Sri Lankan Presidential election," said Sampanthan. On the one hand, this statement undermines Wickremasinghe's claim to be the champion of the minorities. On the other hand - and more importantly -- this implies that the LTTE is not going to deliver him the votes that he was expecting as the champion of the minorities (meaning LTTE). Post your comments

India , Pakistan in an abduction row, Punjab police arrest two Pak nationals with sensitive documents

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

India and Pakistan are locked in a row over 'bizarre' abduction of the son of an employee working at the Pak High Commission here. The city police have discounted the claims of the Pak teenager Roshan Ali but that has not brought the curtains down on the controversy.Post your comments


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