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President Rajapakse offers his hand of friendship...........

[b]President Rajapakse offers his hand of friendship to Prabhakaran and invites him to immediate talks[/b]

[b]Colombo, 29 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Presenting a wide-ranging survey of Sri Lankan issues to the diplomatic community yesterday President Mahinda Rajapakse once again extended his hand of friendship to the LTTE.

He told the diplomats: “I reiterate my invitation to Mr.

President Clinton in Sri Lanka for the third time

Former US President Bill Clinton, the UN Special Envoy for Tsunami Reconstruction, arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday on an official visit.

No-confidence motion raised against Assam Government

By Lakhyajit Gohain. – Reporting to Asian Tribune

A no-confidence motion against the Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi-led ruling Congress government of Assam was raised in the Assam Legislative Assembly on Monday by the opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), an influencial regional party of Assam which ruled the state twice and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) together and Asom Gana Parishad (Progressive)AGP(P) separately.

Radio Sagarmatha knocks door of Supreme Court

Radio Sagarmatha filed a petition at the Supreme Court Monday seeking a stay order against the government order to the radio station to "stop the transmission." In the petition, the radio station has also sought the return of the transmission equipment seized by the government. Post your comments

Flood hit Tamil Nadu returning to normal, Prime Minister sanctions Rs. 500 crore as immediate relief

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sanctioned Rs 500 crore for taking up immediate relief works in flood-affected areas of Tamil Nadu, which are slowly limping back to normal. Post your comments

What is there in Prabhakaran's latest annual speech?

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

According to the prophets of doom and gloom in the Colombo-centric chattering class instant war was inevitable if Ranil Wickremasinghe lost the presidential election. The November 17th presidential election was pitched on this theme of war (Mahinda Rajapakse) and peace (Ranil Wickremasinghe). Mahinda Rajapakse, backed by his ”extremist” JVP, JHU, and nationalists, was portrayed as a war-monger whose ”hard line”, ”chauvinist” policies would provoke Velupillai Prabhakaran into another war. But their great expectations of a punitive war have been put on hold by Prabhakaran – at least for an unspecified date in year 2006.Post your comments

Mafia don and global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim closely working with Jihadists: US Sleuths

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Wanted Mafia don, Dawood Ibrahim, hiding in Pakistan with the help of ISI for over 12-years, is closely working with the Al-Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Taiba and other Jihadists, American sleuths believe. And say, he has become one of the world's most wanted terrorists.

President Rajapakse offers his hand of friendship to Prabhakaran and invites him to immediate talks

Presenting a wide-ranging survey of Sri Lankan issues to the diplomatic community yesterday President Mahinda Rajapakse once again extended his hand of friendship to the LTTE.Post your comments

Case against Thilanga Sumathipala: <i>Sunday Leader</i> Editor cross examined

Thilanga Sumathipala was not identified as a debased person in the articles published in the Sunday Leader newspaper and I do not have animosity against him, said Lasantha Wickramatunga, Editor Sunday Leader, while responding to a question by the defense lawyer when the case against the former President of the Sri Lanka Cricket Board, Thilanga Sumathipala, who was charged under the Immigration & Emigration Act, was taken up for trial.Post your comments

India – Mongolia joint exercise first of its kind after a lapse of 800 years

Raymond R Kharmujai - Reporting to Asian Tribune

The Indo-Mongolian Joint Exercise 2005, first of its kind in India, is being conducted at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJW) at Vairangte in Mizoram from December 5 to 14.

Sri Lankan policemen further remanded by the LTTE courts.

Three Sri Lanka policemen attached to the National Child Protection Agency were remanded further until 20 December, when the case came for hearing yesterday at the LTTE’s courts in Kilinochchi.Post your comments

What is there in Prabhakaran's latest annual speech?

[b]What is there in Prabhakaran's latest annual speech?[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

[b]Part 1[/b]

According to the prophets of doom and gloom in the Colombo-centric chattering class instant war was inevitable if Ranil Wickremasinghe lost the presidential election.

Flood hit Tamil Nadu returning to normal, Prime Minister san

[b]Flood hit Tamil Nadu returning to normal, Prime Minister sanctions Rs. 500 crore as immediate relief [/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]New Delhi, 29 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sanctioned Rs 500 crore for taking up immediate relief works in flood-affected areas of Tamil Nadu, which are slowly limping back to normal.

Radio Sagarmatha knocks door of Supreme Court

Radio Sagarmatha knocks door of Supreme Court

[b] Kathmandu, 29 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Radio Sagarmatha filed a petition at the Supreme Court Monday seeking a stay order against the government order to the radio station to "stop the transmission." In the petition, the radio station has also sought the return of the transmission equipment seized by the government.

Sri Lankan policemen further remanded by the LTTE courts.

[b]Sri Lankan policemen further remanded by the LTTE courts.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 29 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Three Sri Lanka policemen attached to the National Child Protection Agency were remanded further until 20 December, when the case came for hearing yesterday at the LTTE’s courts in Kilinochchi.

The three policemen -

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President ordered to draw an accelerated program to improve

[b]President ordered to draw an accelerated program to improve the living conditions of Plantation workers.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 29 November, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The new President of Sri Lanka has taken steps to alleviate the sufferings of the estate workers.

Case against Thilanga Sumathipala: [i]Sunday Leader [/i]

[b]Case against Thilanga Sumathipala: [i]Sunday Leader [/i]Editor cross examined[/b]

[b]Colombo, 29 November, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Thilanga Sumathipala was not identified as a debased person in the articles published in the Sunday Leader newspaper and I do not have animosity against him, said Lasantha Wickramatunga, Editor Sunday Leader, while responding to a question by the defense lawyer

President ordered to draw an accelerated program to improve the living conditions of Plantation workers.

The new President of Sri Lanka has taken steps to alleviate the sufferings of the estate workers. Majority of the plantation workers are Tamils of the Indian origin and it is reported that they are suffering under abject poverty and misery. Post your comments

No surprises at Commonwealth's new deadline to President Musharraf

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

Political circles in Pakistan and diplomatic observers in India are not surprised at the new 2-year deadline set by the Commonwealth to President Musharraf to shed his uniform and its warning to him that his retaining his military uniform beyond 2007 will be "incompatible with the basic principles of democracy."

Ultras blast kills one, hurt five in Bangladesh

By M Rama Rao from New Delhi

Continuing their targeting of judiciary and journalists, the Bangladesh fundamentalist groups Tuesday carried out blast outside the main court at Chittagong in the south of the country. This port town is considered as the gateway for arms smuggling from Southeast Asia into Bangladesh and Northeast India.


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