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LTTE killed journalist Sivaram, Kumar Ponnambalam...........

[b]LTTE killed journalist Sivaram, Kumar Ponnambalam and Kadirgamar -- Col.

LTTE killed journalist Sivaram, Kumar Ponnambalam and Kadirgamar -- Col. Karuna reveals in an exclusive to "Asian Tribune"

In a startling revelation Colonel Karuna told the "Asian Tribune" that it is Velupillai Prabhakaran, his former commander-in-chief, who had ordered the killing of Sivaram Dharmaratnam, the editor of the pro-LTTE TamilNet in 2002. Sivaram, a former member of the PLOTE -- another Tamil militant group -- was better known by his pen name "Taraki". Dismissing the allegations that he was behind the killing of "Taraki" he asked: "What do I benefit by killing Sivaram? It was I who almost shaped his life and made him take up journalism full time and also introduced him to the Tiger movement. I never found any need to kill him, but I can reveal to you now that it was Prabakaran who wanted him killed and he even ordered me to arrange the killing immediately in 2002."Post your comments

Indian parliament rocked by Volcker report

By M Rama Rao - in New Delhi

Indian parliament was rocked on Wednesday by the opposition demand for a discussion on the Volcker committee report even as the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh offered government's readiness for discussion and the government's special envoy Virendra Dayal obtained all essential documents Volcker Committee, which named Union Minister Natwar Singh and Congress party as beneficiaries of pay-offs in the oil-for-food programme under Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Post your comments

LTTE‘s olive branch due on November 27 will have more grenades than olives --- Douglas Devananda

By Anne Rodrigo - Asian Tribune

Douglas Devananda, Leader of Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) and the newly appointed Social Services and Social Welfare Minister , said that they are awaiting the LTTE’s response to the government’s offer to restart peace negotiations. Velupillai Prabhakaran, the leader of the Tamil Tigers, is expected to make a statement indicating his response to the government’s offer in his speech on November 27 – the day after his birthday. It is also known as the Heroes’ Day where he makes his annual announcements. Prabhakaran will be 51 on November 26. Post your comments

Vajpayee's recognition of "uniqueness of Naga history" a watershed: Dr Lotha

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr TM Lotha said the Nagas had suffered for about 60 years and "now, time has come to have peace in our land."

We place the country first and not the portfolios - Somawansa Amarasinghe

Unlike others, ministerial portfolios were of no importance to JVP, but what they were interested was the welfare of the country, emphasized JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe at a media briefing.Post your comments

Britain changes pub laws to combat crime and

By Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

Tipplers in England and Wales were streaming out of pubs and restaurant early this morning as new drinking laws went into operation in a dubious exercise to bring law and order to the streets.Post your comments

Kiphire District BJP Office opened: DAN privileged because of NDA - MC Konyak

BY Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The much awaited Kiphire District office of the BJP has been formally opened on Tuesday by State BJP Unit President MC Konyak. Two Cabinet Ministers of the Party, Dr TM Lotha, Imtilemba Sangtam and hundred of party functionaries from the State, districts and well-wishers attended the opening program.

I am not a master but the trustee of the country - Mahinda

[b]I am not a master but the trustee of the country - Mahinda Rajapakse[/b]

"I am not the master but the trustee of the country. I pledge to defend by all means the country you entrusted to me. I will act according to this pledge. From now on Mahinda Rajapakse as President will not be a leader that belongs exclusively to any single party or group.

Sri Lanka: unemployed youth speak to WSWS

[b]Sri Lanka: unemployed youth speak to WSWS[/b]

[b]By Priya Darshana Meddawatta – World Socialist Web Site[/b]

In the course of the Sri Lankan presidential election, Mahinda Rajapakse, the victorious candidate of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), promised to create 2.4 million jobs over the next six years.

Britain changes pub laws to combat crime and "binge&quo

[b]Britain changes pub laws to combat crime and "binge" drinking[/b]

By Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

[b]London 25 November (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Tipplers in England and Wales were streaming out of pubs and restaurant early this morning as new drinking laws went into operation in a dubious exercise to bring law and order to the streets.

The new drinking laws that al

We place the country first and not the portfolios -

[b]We place the country first and not the portfolios - Somawansa Amarasinghe[/b]

[b]Colombo, 25 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Unlike others, ministerial portfolios were of no importance to JVP, but what they were interested was the welfare of the country, emphasized JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe at a media briefing yesterday.

"We are not worried about portfolios.

LTTE‘s olive branch due on November 27 will have more.......

[b]LTTE‘s olive branch due on November 27 will have more grenades than olives --- Douglas Devananda[/b]

By Anne Rodrigo - Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 25 November, (Asaintribune.com);[/b] Douglas Devananda, Leader of Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) and the newly appointed Social Services and Social Welfare Minister , said that they are awaiting the LTTE’s response to the government’s of

Indian parliament rocked by Volcker report

[b]Indian parliament rocked by Volcker report[/b]

By M Rama Rao - in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi 25 November (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Indian parliament was rocked on Wednesday by the opposition demand for a discussion on the Volcker committee report even as the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh offered government's readiness for discussion and the government's special envoy Virendra Dayal obtained all

Rain hits normal life in Tamilnadu

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

Tamilnadu is at sea literally. Rivers are in spate. Lakes are overflowing. Tanks have more water than can be stored leading to beaches in their embankments. All because of rain in the past couple of days. Havoc caused by the latest bounty of water from the skies has caused unprecedented havoc. It has thrown out of gear rail and road traffic particularly in Cuddalore, Tiruchirapalli and Korur districts.


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