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Tamil Association to file action against London Police.....

[b]Tamil Association to file action against London Police over LTTE celebration plans.[/b]

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune
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London 23 November (asiantribune.com): [/b]A London Tamil group is due to file court action against the Metropolitan Police for not stopping the LTTE's "Heroes Day" commemoration planned to be held in two venues on November 27.

New Cabinet Ministers sworn in today

New Cabinet of President Mahinda Rajapakse’s Government was sworn in at the Presidential Secretariat this morning. Accordingly the new Cabinet is comprised with 25 Ministers, 18 Non-Cabinet Ministers and 29 Deputy Ministers.

Tamil Association to file action against London Police over LTTE celebration plans.

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

A London Tamil group is due to file court action against the Metropolitan Police for not stopping the LTTE's "Heroes Day" commemoration planned to be held in two venues on November 27.Post your comments

"Ranil has failed. Why should we vote for Ranil?" - asks Balakumar

In the “Situation” program that was telecast on last Sunday in the Tamil National Television based in Paris, V. Balakumar, a senior member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam , repeated his accusations against Ranil Wickremasinghe and Mahinda Rajapakse and asked: "Why should we vote for Ranil? Is here there to represent us? No. Is he going to voice our concerns? No.Post your comments

U.N. Chief Denies Making a "Grab for Power"

by Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

Responding to widespread criticism that he is bending over backwards to appease U.S. politicians and placate U.N.-bashing right-wing neoconservatives, Secretary-General Kofi Annan told delegates that all political decisions in the world body will continue to be made by member states, not by the U.N. Secretariat he presides over. Post your comments

Sri Lanka: Cabinet Ministers will be sworn in today

Nearly 25 new cabinet ministers would be sworn in today. At a meeting held yesterday at the Temple Trees, the temporary official residence of President Mahinda Rajapakse, the outgoing 35 Ministers were invited for a meeting and the President explained to them that he intended to limit the cabinet ministers to 25 in number.Post your comments

LTTE cadres chopped the hand of the voter from Kilinochchi

The LTTE cadres brutally chopped the one hand of the person from Kilinochchi who voted in the last Presidential elections to Ranil Wickremasinghe, the UNP Presidential candidate.Post your comments

Tissa Attanayake for UNP's Secretary General

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

The main
opposition United National Party (UNP) is likely
to appoint its Kandy heavy weight, Deputy Secretary
Tissa Attanayake to the secretary general position of the party
within next few weeks.Post your comments

UNHCR Sri Lanka concludes its transitional role in the tsunami operation.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has formally handed over responsibilities for the tsunami transitional shelter sector to the Government of Sri Lanka, the UN agency said yesterday.

Angela Merkel - Germany's first woman chancellor

Lalith Ganhewa - Asian Tribune Bureau Germany

Angela Merkel made history by becoming the first woman chancellor of Germany after securing a convincing majority of 397 out of 614 possible votes yesterday at the German Parliament – Bundestag.

Beaming of LTTE TV program in Europe via Euro Star satellite condemned

Beaming the television programs of Sri Lanka’s Tamil rebel outfit via Euro Star satellite to European Unions countries has been strongly criticized and urged the beaming be stopped immediately. Post your comments

Tissa Attanayake for UNP's Secretary General

[b]Tissa Attanayake for UNP's Secretary General [/b]

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

[b]Beijing,23 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The main opposition United National Party (UNP) is likely to appoint its Kandy heavy weight, Deputy Secretary Tissa Attanayake to the secretary general position of the party within next few weeks.

Beaming of LTTE TV program in Europe via Euro Star satellite

[b]Beaming of LTTE TV program in Europe via Euro Star satellite condemned[/b]

[b] Melbourne, 23 November, (Asiantribune.com);[/b] Beaming the television programs of Sri Lanka’s Tamil rebel outfit via Euro Star satellite to European Unions countries has been strongly criticized and urged the beaming be stopped immediately.

LTTE cadres chopped the hand of the voter from Kilinochchi

[b]LTTE cadres chopped the hand of the voter from Kilinochchi[/b]

[b] Colombo, 23 November, (Asian Tribune.com): [/b]The LTTE cadres brutally chopped the one hand of the person from Kilinochchi who voted in the last Presidential elections to Ranil Wickremasinghe, the UNP Presidential candidate.

The hand of the person was chopped publicly in Kilinochchi by the LTTE cadres in the presence of

Sri Lanka: Cabinet Ministers will be sworn in today

[b]Sri Lanka: Cabinet Ministers will be sworn in today[/b]

[b]Colombo, 23 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Nearly 25 new cabinet ministers would be sworn in today.

U.N. Chief Denies Making a "Grab for Power"

[b]U.N. Chief Denies Making a "Grab for Power"[/b]

by Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

[b] United Nation, 23 November, (IPS):[/b] Responding to widespread criticism that he is bending over backwards to appease U.S.

"Ranil has failed. Why should we vote for Ranil?"

[b]"Ranil has failed. Why should we vote for Ranil?" - asks Balakumar [/b]

[b]Colombo, 23 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In the “Situation” program that was telecast on last Sunday in the Tamil National Television based in Paris, V.

Breaking News: Australian Police raid LTTE premises and take into custody Tamil suspects funding terrorism in Sri Lanka

In a concerted move against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) – a banned terrorist organization – the Australian Federal Police today raided several homes of suspected LTTE agents in Melbourne. They key suspects were taken into custody for funding the LTTE with Rs. 236 million between April 2003 and November 2005.


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