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Eelam Tamils` historical Victory

Once again, Eelam Tamils shown clearly to the world that not only they can`t be fooled by the so called Sinhala peace loving leaders who promise peace but acts covertly to eliminate LTTe and Tamils even during the so called peace time but also their only sole representatives are the brilliant and honest LTTE.

Liberation" for What? An Open Letter To All concerned

By Lalith Ganhewa - Asian Tribune Bureau Germany

The LTTE’s liberation struggle is supposedly for the future of ‘their’ people. Who is the future? Of course, today’s children.The state of the three police officers who were committed to child protection and previously recommended for rewards and promotions by the former President of Sri Lanka, for their commitment towards children have not been released for more than 2 months, while the paedophile was released is a paradoxical situation.Post your comments

Afghan President Hamid Karzai gets Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace for 2005

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

India's prestigious award for peace and development named after Indira Gandhi has been conferred on Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the year 2005.

President Rajapakse: Which Path? Which Future?

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Two statements issued by two rival Tamil leaders give an indication of the two divergent paths the newly elected President can take and the two different futures that would result. V. Balakumar of the LTTE has expressed confidence that Mr. Rajapakse would take the path back to the past, to 1956. Succumb to the lure of Sinhala supremacism, remake some of the old mistakes, alienate the Tamils and the world and Eelam would become inevitable - this is the gist of his pronouncement. On the other hand V Muralitharan (alias Col. Karuna) in an interview with the Asian Tribune has stated his hope that the new President will work with non-LTTE Tamil parties to bring about a democratic peace. Post your comments

Bihar ends polling in the assembly elections amidst predictions of split verdict again

From M Rama - Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Exit polls from Bihar, where the electorate had voted in the assembly elections for the second time in ten months show that the state is heading for another high voltage uncertainty in government formation. Post your comments

Election post-mortem: where do we go from here?

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Shortly after the counting began at the polling centers Mahinda Rajapakse took the early lead and he never looked back until he was declared the winner. Ranil Wickremesinghe was breathing down his neck but in the end he was beaten by a whisker at the winning post. November 18th proved to be Mahinda Rajapakse’s luckiest birthday ever. But Wickremesinghe fighting his 13th election discovered that 13 was not a lucky number.Post your comments

Tamil National Alliance waiting for the first move by the new President

By Anne Rodrigo – Asian Tribune

Tamil National Alliance yesterday said that they are waiting for President Mahinda Rajapakse to make the first move with regard to peace and the party will make their stand known accordingly. TNA also said that they were ready to support the new President of Sri Lanka in his peace bid based on nothing but a “federal solution”.Post your comments

India repatriates to Pakistan 25 prisoners including a hardcore terrorist

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi.

India has repatriated 25 Pakistani civilian prisoners, including hardcore terrorists, Farid Mir and Janat Gul, who had completed their sentence. Post your comments

President Rajapakse speaks to the Asian Tribune on Indo-Lanka relations

The new President, Mahinda Rajapakse, in his first media interview with the “Asian Tribune” after taking his oaths, said that Indo-Srilanka accord will be respected and implemented fully." Post your comments

EU congratulates new president and hits LTTE hard on its election violence and obstruction of voters

The international backlash against the LTTE violence in the last Thursday's election has been severe and instantaneous. The UK Presidency of the EU has condemned (1) the LTTE violence in the north and the east in last Thursday's election and (2) the preventing the Tamils of the north and east from exercising their democratic right to vote by the actions of the LTTE. Post your comments

Kurunegala Industrial Services Bureau in Tsunami assistance work in Ampara

BY Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The bridge at Arugambe was destroyed by the last December 26 Tsunami and the Panama a village in the Ampara District has been isolated since then. The daily needs of the village are now being airlifted by Air Force helicopters and the high risk patients such as pregnant women are too airlifted.

South Seeks News "For Us and By Us"

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

In an interview with a U.N. correspondent many moons ago, an outspoken Asian politician was asked to name the "leading newspapers" in his country.

President Rajapakse speaks to the Asian Tribune on Indo-Lank

[b]President Rajapakse speaks to the Asian Tribune on Indo-Lanka relations[/b]

[b]Colombo, 20 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The new President, Mahinda Rajapakse, in his first media interview with the “Asian Tribune” after taking his oaths, said that Indo-Srilanka accord will be respected and implemented fully."

In a phone interview with the Asian Bureau in US he said that Sri Lanka will

India repatriates to Pakistan 25 prisoners including........

[b]India repatriates to Pakistan 25 prisoners including a hardcore terrorist[/b]

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi.

[b]New Delhi, 20 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] India has repatriated 25 Pakistani civilian prisoners, including hardcore terrorists, Farid Mir and Janat Gul, who had completed their sentence.

Tamil National Alliance waiting for the first move .........

[b]Tamil National Alliance waiting for the first move by the new President[/b]
By Anne Rodrigo – Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 20 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Tamil National Alliance yesterday said that they are waiting for President Mahinda Rajapakse to make the first move with regard to peace and the party will make their stand known accordingly.

Election post-mortem: where do we go from here?

[b]Election post-mortem: where do we go from here?[/b]

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Shortly after the counting began at the polling centers Mahinda Rajapakse took the early lead and he never looked back until he was declared the winner. Ranil Wickremesinghe was breathing down his neck but in the end he was beaten by a whisker at the winning post.

Bihar ends polling in the assembly elections amidst.........

[b]Bihar ends polling in the assembly elections amidst predictions of split verdict again[/b]

From M Rama - Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 20 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Exit polls from Bihar, where the electorate had voted in the assembly elections for the second time in ten months show that the state is heading for another high voltage uncertainty in gov

President Rajapakse: Which Path? Which Future?

[b]President Rajapakse: Which Path? Which Future?[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b] “For on his choice depends
The sanity and health of the whole state.”[/b][/i] [b]Shakespeare[/b] ([i]Hamlet)[/i]

Two statements issued by two rival Tamil leaders give an indication of the two divergent paths the newly elected President can take and the two different futures that would result. V.

Liberation" for What? An Open Letter To All concerned.

[b]Liberation" for What? An Open Letter To All concerned.[/b]

By Lalith Ganhewa - Asian Tribune Bureau Germany

The LTTE’s liberation struggle is supposedly for the future of ‘their’ people. Who is the future? Of course, today’s Children.

EU congratulates new president and hits LTTE hard on .......

[b]EU congratulates new president and hits LTTE hard on its election violence and obstruction of voters[/b]

[b]Colombo, 20 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The international backlash against the LTTE violence in the last Thursday's election has been severe and instantaneous.


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