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Ranil Wickremesinghe must go for the UNP to win

[b]Ranil Wickremesinghe must go for the UNP to win -- Dr. Rajitha Senaratne[/b]

[b]Colombo, 21 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] United National Party Parliamentarian Rajitha Senaratne came down hard on the party leadership and insisted it should be revamped soon.

After the latest defeat in the presidential election, Dr. Senaratne has been vehement critic of Ranil Wickremesinghe leadership.

Mahinda cold shoulders SLMC?

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

President Mahinda Rajapakse seems to have cold-shouldered a Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) request for an 'urgent' meeting to discuss the volatile situation prevailing in the North and East, sources claimed.Post your comments

CIA aid northeast India insurgents: Sarkar

Raymond R Kharmujai - Reporting to Asian Tribune

"It’s not only the Pakistan's Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) agency which is aiding and abetting the North East India insurgents. Even the United States of America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)," said Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.

BOI targets Rupees 1000 million worth FDI for 2006.

By Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The government hopes to obtain more foreign direct investments [FDI] through its foreign business facilitator – the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka under the guidance of the President.

Happiness in employment vital for productivity

By Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

To eradicate poverty and hunger people should be provided employment that are intellectually satisfying and economically rewarding and the much used economic term "Gross National Product (GNP)" should be changed to "Gross National Happiness" (GNH), said Professor M S Swaminathan, UNESCO-Cousteau Professor in Eco-technology for Asian and Chairman, M S Swaminathan Foundation. Post your comments

Pak-U.S. pledge to boost ties further

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney have expressed the firm resolve to further boost their multi-faceted ties on long term basis. Post your comments

Cheap regional air travel for Lankans soon

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Traveling abroad at least to neighboring countries like India and
Maldives may not be as expensive as it used to be in the coming
months, with budget airlines given green light to take off.

Ranil Wickremesinghe must go for the UNP to win -- Dr. Rajitha Senaratne

By Anne Rodrigo - Reporting for Asian Tribune

United National Party Parliamentarian Rajitha Senaratne came down hard on the party leadership and insisted it should be revamped soon.After the latest defeat in the presidential election, Dr. Senaratne has been vehement critic of Ranil Wickremesinghe leadership. The UNP is now divided between those who back Wickremesinghe and those who want him out. With increasing voices raised against the Wickremesinghe leadership he is fighting with his back to the wall. Post your comments

Co-Chairs issue strongest ever warning to LTTE after meeting Indian representative

The warning issued by the four Co-chairs – US, EU, Japan and Norway – yesterday threatening serious consequences if the LTTE failed to stop the violence immediately came after they met an Indian representative separately. The Indian representative had briefed them on the current escalation of the violence by the LTTE in the north and east.Post your comments

The origin of leftist politics in Sri Lanka

By Para Kumarasamy

Seventy years ago, the oldest left political party of Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was known then) was formed on December 18th. The party was named Lanka Samasamaja Party (The Equality Party). This party had made significant impact on the minds of the people and the political history of the country. Post your comments

PCG to seek status report from Indian govt on missing rebel leaders

By Lakhyajit Gohain – Reporting for Asian Tribune

The People’s Consultative Group (PCG), a civil society group constituted by the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom(ULFA) for facilitating its negotiations with the Union Government in Delhi, will seek a white paper from Delhi on whereabouts of the rebel leaders who went missing after a military operation launched by the Bhutan army in December 2003.

Mahinda cold shoulders SLMC?

[b]Mahinda cold shoulders SLMC?[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 21 December, (Asiantribune.com); [/b]President Mahinda Rajapakse seems to have cold-shouldered a Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) request for an 'urgent' meeting to discuss the volatile situation prevailing in the North and East, sources claimed.

The letter was sent to the President on December

Pak-U.S. pledge to boost ties further

[b]Pak-U.S. pledge to boost ties further [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b] Islamabad, 21 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney have expressed the firm resolve to further boost their multi-faceted ties on long term basis.

Happiness in employment vital for productivity

[b]Happiness in employment vital for productivity[/b]

By Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 21 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]To eradicate poverty and hunger people should be provided employment that are intellectually satisfying and economically rewarding and the much used economic term "Gross National Product (GNP)" should be changed to "Gross National Happiness" (GNH), said

Co-Chairs issue strongest ever warning to LTTE after meeting

[b]Co-Chairs issue strongest ever warning to LTTE after meeting Indian representative[/b]

[b]Colombo, 21 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The warning issued by the four Co-chairs – US, EU, Japan and Norway – yesterday threatening serious consequences if the LTTE failed to stop the violence immediately came after they met an Indian representative separately.

Earthquakes unlikely to visit Bhutan: Japanese geoscientist

[b]Earthquakes unlikely to visit Bhutan: Japanese geoscientist [/b]

By Sankar Ray

Bhutan is seismologically safe, although Sikkim, the North-East and other regions in the Eastern Himalayas are exposed to the risk of major earthquakes – the ones that measure between 6 and 7.9 on Richter scale. This view comes from Dr.

Indian government steps into Nepalese political crisis

[b]Indian government steps into Nepalese political crisis[/b]

By W.A. Sunil – World Socialist Web Site

The visit last week by Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran to Kathmandu highlights New Delhi’s growing concern over political instability in Nepal and its impact on Indian interests.

The origin of leftist politics in Sri Lanka

[b]The origin of leftist politics in Sri Lanka[/b]

By Para Kumarasamy

Seventy years ago, the oldest left political party of Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was known then) was formed on December 18th. The party was named Lanka Samasamaja Party (The Equality Party). This party had made significant impact on the minds of the people and the political history of the country.

Earthquakes unlikely to visit Bhutan: Japanese geoscientist

By Sankar Ray

Bhutan is seismologically safe, although Sikkim, the North-East and other regions in the Eastern Himalayas are exposed to the risk of major earthquakes – the ones that measure between 6 and 7.9 on Richter scale. This view comes from Dr. Mutsumi Motegi, a Japanese geophysicist who worked for many years with the Geological Survey of Bhutan. Post your comments

UNHCR welcomes Thai plan to educate Myanmar refugees

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

The United Nations agency for refugee aid has complimented Thailand for its plans to provide broadbased educational facilities to Myanmarese living in nine refugee camps.


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