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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Tsunami rebuilding: Sri Lanka has a long way to go …

[b]Tsunami rebuilding: Sri Lanka has a long way to go …[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b] Colombo, 19 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Despite Sri Lanka needing approximately 78,000 permanent houses to home tsunami victims, only a mere 5000 houses will be completed by the end of this year, this was revealed by Oxfam International in its latest report released this week o

SLMM slammed LTTE for the unsuccessful assassination bid on the Italian Foreign Delegation.

By Udara Soysa

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission in a press release slammed the LTTE for the unsuccessful assassination bid on the Italian Foreign Delegation. Post your comments

The folly of Arumugan Thondaman’s alliance with LTTE, pointed out by Anandasangaree

V.Anandasangaree, septuagenarian moderate Tamil Leader in an open letter to Arumugan Thondaman, leader of the Ceylon Workers Congress has patiently enumerated the dangers he and the estate workers in the upcountry might face in the future by aligning with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

U.N. Foundation assures Pak of all out support in rehabilitation

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The Chairman U.N. Foundation Ted Turner has assured Pakistan that the Foundation would extend all possible assistance for the reconstruction and rehabilitation activities in the earthquake hit area.

Tamil Community shocked by another abduction revelation

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

The son of a former leader of EROS, now living in London, is claiming that he had been abducted and tortured by members of the LTTE right here in London.Post your comments

Slaughter of 12 Nepali civilians continues to create ripples

Four days after a Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) soldier killed 12 civilians at a religious fair in the tourist area of Nagarkot, 30 kilometers east of Kathmandu, riots continue in some parts of the country while disturbing information about the killings continue to pour in.Post your comments

Prabhakaran’s brinkmanship is a guided missile to war

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Despite all its posturing of being "liberators" and "sole representatives of the Tamils", it could be argued that the LTTE is fighting at this juncture not for "a homeland" but for an extended plot of land, from Jaffna to Hambantota, in which they are given the licence to run a one-man dictatorship crushing the rights and freedoms of all communities, in particular that of the Tamils. Post your comments

"We didn't attack Muslims," LTTE's Elilan claims

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

LTTE's Trincomalee district political wing leader Elilan has alleged
that 'hidden hands' were hell bent on destroying the good relationship
between the Tamil and Muslim communities for their own 'petty gains'.

Whither Tamil Nationalism?

By K.T.Rajasingham

It is high time that Tamils took stock of their position about providing their support to the present Government of Sri Lanka led by Mahinda Rajapakse. They have to take a crucial decision whether it is worth their while to support any government that is being led by Sinhla leadership in the future or whether it would be worth their while to turn their interest in promoting the Tamil national interest nationally as well as internationally. At present, undoubtedly Tamils are being made use as a tool to advance the political mileage of the Sinhla polity and nothing else. Post your comments

TNA alleges that helicopter attack, was a Government plot done to discredit LTTE internationally

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has alleged that Wednesday's attack
on the Air Force helicopter "was a well planned plot of the
Government, to discredit the LTTE internationally."

Restoration of infrastructure in Pak quake zone may take two to three years

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Chairman of the Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) Lt-Gen Muhammad Zubair has said that restoration and rehabilitation of basic infrastructure in the earthquake devastated areas may take two to three years.Post your comments

Implement enactments on accessible for persons with disabilities

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

‘Access for All’ (AA), the campaign fighting for the rights of persons with disabilities, announced the parliamentary listed Bill awaiting enactment on accessible facilities for persons with disabilities, at a media conference held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.

Whither Tamil Nationalism?

[b]Whither Tamil Nationalism?[/b]

By K.T.Rajasingham

It is high time that Tamils took stock of their position about providing their support to the present Government of Sri Lanka led by Mahinda Rajapakse.

Tamil Community shocked by another abduction revelation

[b]Tamil Community shocked by another abduction revelation[/b]

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

[b]London 19 December (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The son of a former leader of EROS, now living in London, is claiming that he had been abducted and tortured by members of the LTTE right here in London.

The 25-year old Nesan Thirunesan who is the son of the late Shankar Rajee, a

Slaughter of 12 Nepali civilians continues to create ripples

[b]Slaughter of 12 Nepali civilians continues to create ripples[/b]

[b]Colombo, 19 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Four days after a Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) soldier killed 12 civilians at a religious fair in the tourist area of Nagarkot, 30 kilometers east of Kathmandu, riots continue in some parts of the country while disturbing information about the killings continue to pour in.

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Prabhakaran’s brinkmanship is a guided missile to war

[b]Prabhakaran’s brinkmanship is a guided missile to war[/b]

H. L. D.

SLMM slammed LTTE for the unsuccessful assassination bid

[b]SLMM slammed LTTE for the unsuccessful assassination bid on the Italian Foreign Delegation.[/b]
By Udara Soysa

[b]Colombo, 19 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission in a press release slammed the LTTE for the unsuccessful assassination bid on the Italian Foreign Delegation.

Restoration of infrastructure in Pak quake zone may take

[b]Restoration of infrastructure in Pak quake zone may take two to three years[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 19 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Chairman of the Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) Lt-Gen Muhammad Zubair has said that restoration and rehabilitation of basic infrastructure in the earthquake devastated ar

Toshiba wants Westinghouse.

(I care the World still doesn't know Toshiba Corp is a terrorist.)

Telegraph, Dec 6, 2005 - BNFL was weeks away from agreeing outline terms for the ?1billion sale of its US-subsidiary Westinghouse, after whittling down the number of bidders from 15 to four.
Four companies are in the running to buy Westinghouse: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Toshiba, General Electric and Shaw Group.

The Ganguly Storm

By A Cricket Fan - Syndicate Features

Every now and then a cry goes up in the country that cricket and cricket players are given a totally disproportionate attention by the media. The willow game is the richest sport in the country and the progress—often, the lack of it—by the men in white flannels drives the nation of one billion plus crazy.


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