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Factional infighting in Sri Lankan opposition following elec

[b]Factional infighting in Sri Lankan opposition following electoral defeat[/b]

By Nanda Wickremasinghe – World Socialist Web Site

Factional conflict has erupted inside the United National Party (UNP) following the defeat of its candidate Ranil Wickremesinghe at the November 17 presidential election.

Time to Rebuild

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

On the 26th of this month, Sri Lanka will be commemorating the first anniversary of the tsunami. One year after the killer wave devastated the shores of the country as well as the lives of hundreds of thousands of its inhabitants the progress of the relief and rehabilitation work is far from satisfactory. Many of the affected people faced the hard monsoon rains (and often the resultant floods) inadequately sheltered in their temporary abodes.Post your comments

Sri Lanka joins worldwide protests against WTO meeting in Hong Kong

By Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Going by the theories of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund advised not to cultivate paddy in Sri Lanka, as paddy could be purchased at very cheap prices from Vietnam and Thailand and if that advice was followed paddy cultivation would have been disappeared from Sri Lanka said Prof Fransua Huta, a Belgium University professor.Post your comments

Initially set the grounds rules before Talks with the LTTE - Sri Lankan President told.

In an open letter addressed to the Sri Lanka’s President, Prime Minister, South Asian Leaders, the International Community, Norwegian Facilitators and the People of Sri Lanka, a public warning has been issued that the International Community and the President and Prime Minster of Sri Lanka, should not to agree to any dialogue with the Tamil rebel outfit – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, unless the scope of the discussion and the ground rules are first set.Post your comments

Annan welcomes Nepal ceasefire extension, ICJ for indefinite mutual ceasefire

UN General Secretary Kofi Anna has welcomed the ceasefire extension by Nepal's Maoists while the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has urged for indefinite mutual ceasefire from both the warring sides. Post your comments

Ranil was caught in the net he brought to trap us -- Anton Balasingham

When I came to this hall a friend of mine told me that Anandasangaree Aiya (Sir) also has come to this meeting. His presence is good. He must be once introduced to us. I wish to hug and kiss him. Anandasangaree Aiya (Sir) has told in Colombo that he was able to travel all over the world but he is unable to go to his place in Kilinochchi.Post your comments

From where did ex-President Chandrika get money to buy two

[b]From where did ex-President Chandrika get money to buy two flats in Paris?[/b]

[b]Colombo, 04 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The London Evening Standard (December 1, 2005) reported that former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has bought Prince Andrew's mansion Sunninghill Park located in the Berkshire-Surrey border for 10 million sterling pounds.

Time to Rebuild

[b]Time to Rebuild[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b]“If you are good to us a loyal perpetual peace; f you treat us badly not a long one.”[/b][/i]

[b]Machiavelli[/b] ([i]The Discourses[/i])

On the 26th of this month, Sri Lanka will be commemorating the first anniversary of the tsunami.

Sri Lanka joins worldwide protests against WTO meeting in Ho

[b]Sri Lanka joins worldwide protests against WTO meeting in Hong Kong[/b]

By Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 04 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Going by the theories of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the International Monetary Fund advised not to cultivate paddy in Sri Lanka, as paddy could be purchased at very cheap prices from Vietnam and Thailand and if that advice w

Initially set the grounds rules before Talks with the LTTE -

[b]Initially set the grounds rules before Talks with the LTTE - Sri Lankan President told.

Annan welcomes Nepal ceasefire extension, ICJ for indefinite

[b]Annan welcomes Nepal ceasefire extension, ICJ for indefinite mutual ceasefire[/b]

[b]Kathmandu, 04 December, (Asiantribune.com);[/b] UN General Secretary Kofi Anna has welcomed the ceasefire extension by Nepal's Maoists while the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has urged for indefinite mutual ceasefire from both the warring sides.

Ranil was caught in the net he brought to trap us

[b]Ranil was caught in the net he brought to trap us -- Anton Balasingham[/b]

I am greatly delighted to participate in a ceremony today to honor our heroes who have fought and sacrificed their lives for our land and for our people.

When I came to this hall a friend of mine told me that Anandasangaree Aiya (Sir) also has come to this meeting. His presence is good.

From where did ex-President Chandrika get money to buy two flats in Paris?

The London Evening Standard (December 1, 2005) reported that former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has bought Prince Andrew's mansion Sunninghill Park located in the Berkshire-Surrey border for 10 million sterling pounds. The newspaper also reported that she had purchased two flats in Paris. Incidentally, Asian Tribune reported earlier that she was house hunting in Paris when she visited France just before she left office.Post your comments


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