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Reporters Sans Frontieres’ floored for its biased approach

‘[b]Reporters Sans Frontieres’ floored for its biased approach[/b]

By Udara Soysa

[b]Colombo, 27 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Reporters Sans Frontieres’ (Reporters without Frontiers) was exposed in their selective condemnation of violence against Tamil journalists in Sri Lanka.

According to BBC Sinhala web site, Vincent Brossel of RSF, who had condemned the killing of pro LTTE journ

Tamils stuck in Prabhakaran’s terrorism – Col Karuna

Declaring that the Tamils have lost their freedom struggle because they are stuck in terrorism V. Muralitharan (Col. Karuna) President of the Tamileelam Makkal Viduthalai Puligal (TMVP) has asked the new government of Mahinda Rajapakse to revise the Ceasefire Agreement that paved the way for the LTTE to kill Tamils, Muslims and Armed Forces; reconsider the role of Norway and LTTE should be disarmed before commencing any talks.Post your comments

EPDP's relief efforts and LTTE's mahaveer efforts.

By Udara Soysa

The Leader of the Eelam People's Democratic Party and Minister of Social Services and Social Welfare, Douglas Devananda has initiated immediate action to provide appropriate relief to the victims of the recent flooding in Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi and Jaffna. Incessant heavy rains for over 24 hours flooded these areas.

Sri Lanka: Hovering war clouds over East- A round-up

By our Correspondent

The usual blue and beautiful sky along the eastern cost of Sri Lanka is still gloomy with uncertainty all around the villages in one side and the worst climatic condition on the other side. With the dawn of the new era for the President Mahinda Rajapakse last Friday morning (18 November), which was also his Birthday, everything seemed to be dark and dull for Muslims in the East, as the people congregated in the Grand mosque at Akkaraipattu for the early morning prayer, were targeted and thrown two hand grenades by unidentified men, killing 4 people and injuring more than 20.

‘Reporters Sans Frontieres’ floored for biased approach

By Udara Soysa

Reporters Sans Frontieres’ (Reporters without Frontiers) was exposed in their selective condemnation of violence against Tamil journalists in Sri Lanka.Post your comments

Waiting for the Sun God

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Now that the newly elected President of Sri Lanka has made his inaugural policy speech all attention would be focused on Vanni and the annual Hero’s Day Message of the Birthday Boy Vellupillai Pirapaharan. Such attention is indeed deserved since it is none other than the Tigers who decide when the next war should begin. Neither Ranasinghe Premadasa nor Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga wanted war; but war was exactly what they got, because war was what Mr. Pirapaharan wanted. Post your comments

Sri Lanka - its potential for increased production of herbal teas for international market.

By Quintus Perera – Colomb

The quality parameters in European and Germany are stringent and the physical parameters such as density, particle size, air content, microbiological contamination, pesticides are very important factors in the manufacture of herbal and fruit teas as their contamination checked and eliminated said Willi Wirth, Sales Director of Martin Bauer, a German based company that deals in herbal teas while he was speaking to local tea manufacturers at a gathering at Trans Asia Hotel, Colombo.

North to have UNAIDS centre: UNAIDS assures all helps

By Lakhyajit Gohain - Reporting from Guwahati, Assam

Expressing serious concern over the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the Northeastern states of India, UNAIDS Executive Director Mr Peter Piot said UNAIDS was committed to supporting measures in fighting the disease in the Northeast as the region was surrounded by international border that make it more vulnerable.Post your comments

What should be done to stop the decline in Sri Lankan Cricket?

By Ravindra Wickremasinghe - Geneva, Switzerland

Sri Lankan cricket is showing signs of declining rapidly. The latest is India trashing Sri Lanka by a 6-1 margin in the "Videocon Cup" cricket series.

Chandrika's President Counsel List destined to the trash bin

It was reported that just before former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumartunga went on retirement, she appointed several lawyers as President’s Counsels, but as they would not get an opportunity to make their oaths, now it is feared that they would lose their appellations. Post your comments

Prabhakaran adopts a "wait and see" attitude towar

[b]Prabhakaran adopts a "wait and see" attitude towards Mahinda Rajapakse[/b]

[b]Colombo, 27 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Despite the threatening fire and thunder that preceded his annual Heroes' Day speech, Velupillai Prabhakaran has toned down his rhetoric and "decided to wait and observe, for sometime" Mahinda Rajapakse’s moves before "intensifying (the) struggle for self-determination.

Tamils stuck in Prabhakaran’s terrorism – Col Karuna

[b]Tamils stuck in Prabhakaran’s terrorism – Col Karuna[/b]

Colombo, 27 November, (Asiantribune.com): Declaring that the Tamils have lost their freedom struggle because they are stuck in terrorism V. Muralitharan (Col. Karuna) President of the Tamileelam Makkal Viduthalai Puligal (TMVP) has asked the new government of Mahinda Rajapakse to:

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North to have UNAIDS centre: UNAIDS assures all helps

[b]North to have UNAIDS centre: UNAIDS assures all helps[/b]

By Lakhyajit Gohain - Reporting from Guwahati, Assam

[b]Guwahati, 27 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Expressing serious concern over the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the Northeastern states of India, UNAIDS Executive Director Mr Peter Piot said UNAIDS was committed to supporting measures in fighting the disease in the Northeast as t

Chandrika's President Counsel List destined to the trash bin

[b]Chandrika's President Counsel List destined to the trash bin[/b]

[b] Colombo, 27 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] It was reported that just before former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumartunga went on retirement, she appointed several lawyers as President’s Counsels, but as they would not get an opportunity to make their oaths, now it is feared that they would lose their appellations.

Waiting for the Sun God

[b]Waiting for the Sun God[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b]“Twilight states…”[/b][/i]
[b]Herman Hesse[/b] ([i]Steppenwolf[/i])

Now that the newly elected President of Sri Lanka has made his inaugural policy speech all attention would be focused on Vanni and the annual Hero’s Day Message of the Birthday Boy Vellupillai Pirapaharan.

Prabhakaran adopts a "wait and see" attitude towards Mahinda Rajapakse

Despite the threatening fire and thunder that preceded his annual Heroes’ Day speech, Velupillai Prabhakaran has toned down his rhetoric and "decided to wait and observe, for sometime" Mahinda Rajapakse’s moves before "intensifying (the) struggle for self-determination." Post your comments


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