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Killing of Joseph Pararajasingham MP remains a mystery?

[b]Killing of Joseph Pararajasingham MP remains a mystery?[/b]

[b]Colombo, 25 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Who killed Joseph Pararajasingham? Details are still sketchy and no one has come forward to claim responsibility for the killing. Incidentally, LTTE official Peace Secretariat website has so far not made any comments about the killing at the time of posting this news item.

Voice of the voiceless.

By Para Kumarasamy

"Peace on earth and good will to all mankind" is the message of this season, when the Christians of the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. On this day, my memories are about two true Christians I met in my life. One is Rev. Fr. Paul Caspersz and the other is Rev. Fr.J.E. Jeyaseelan.Post your comments

Walkout, uproar mars Pak Senate session

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

The Senate, upper house of parliament in Pakistan, witnessed two walkouts by the joint opposition parties on much debated issues of Kalabagh Dam (KBD construction, deteriorating law and order situation in Balochistan and exclusion of Islamic studies form the curricula.

Coming to terms with Sri Lanka’s colonial past: Call for justice after 500 years

By Janaka Perera – Asian Tribune

December 19 next year marks the 45th anniversary of the liberation of Goa, South Asia’s last Portuguese Colonial stronghold, following a lightening attack by the military forces of our immediate neighbor India. This operation also exposed then as now the West’s utter hypocrisy towards Asia’s developing nations. Post your comments

Failure to counter adverse publicity of Tsunmi, hits southern sector tourism

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Tsunami disaster could be considered as the worst calamity in the known history of Sri Lanka and it indeed destroyed life, limb and property in unimaginable proportion. It also left behind a legacy of the aftermath that would linger for many more years to come.Post your comments

Joseph Pararajasingham MP Killed - more details unfold

The septuagenarian Tamil Member of Parliament Joseph Pararajasingham was shot and killed, around 12.15 AM today, said to be at a very close range, inside the St. Michaels Church, Central Road in Batticaloa, located 190 miles East of Colombo.

The Presidential Election and Tamil Democracy

Tisaranee Gunasekara

The LTTE has a history of speaking in parables. When the Tigers say they are willing to talk about the proper implementation of the ceasefire ‘even this minute’ what they mean is that they want to inform the Sri Lankan government what it should do (and must do) to rid Mr. Pirapaharan of his bête-noire, Col. Karuna.Post your comments

Christmas celebrations in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Christmas is being celebrated in Pakistan as elsewhere in the world with great enthusiasm and zeal to mark the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. Post your comments

Killing of Joseph Pararajasingham MP remains a mystery?

Who killed Joseph Pararajasingham? Details are still sketchy and no one has come forward to claim responsibility for the killing. Incidentally, LTTE official Peace Secretariat website has so far not made any comments about the killing at the time of posting this news item. Post your comments

Joseph Pararajasingham - TNA MP shot and killed

Joseph Pararajasingham, Member of Parliament and a leader of the Tamil National Alliance was shot and killed in the wee hours in Batticaloa. His wife Sugunam Pararajasingham was seriously injured in the gunfire and was rushed to the Batticaloa hospital.

LTTE insists on talks in Norway, also denies any role in the killing of the SLN sailors.

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Tigers emphasized with representatives of the co-chairs that talks must be held in Norway, the country which has been accepted as the facilitator by the Tamil and the Sinhla side.Post your comments

Nepali broadcast journalist gets the IFJ Tolerance prize

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

Jagat Nepal, a broadcast journalist working with Kantipur Television, has been awarded South Asia IFJ Journalism for Tolerance Prize. He gets the award in the broadcasting category. 'His incisive news stories provoke thought and have a deep social impact', said the jury.Post your comments

Christmas celebrations in Pakistan

[b]Christmas celebrations in Pakistan [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 25 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Christmas is being celebrated in Pakistan as elsewhere in the world with great enthusiasm and zeal to mark the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ.

The Presidential Election and Tamil Democracy

[b]The Presidential Election and Tamil Democracy [/b]

Tisaranee Gunasekara

[b][i]“…and the net widespread is awaiting”.[/i][/b]
[b]Oracle [/b]([i]The Capture of Athens[/i])

The LTTE has a history of speaking in parables.

Failure to counter adverse publicity of Tsunmi,

[b]Failure to counter adverse publicity of Tsunmi, hits southern sector tourism[/b]

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 25 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Tsunami disaster could be considered as the worst calamity in the known history of Sri Lanka and it indeed destroyed life, limb and property in unimaginable proportion.

Coming to terms with Sri Lanka’s colonial past:

[b]Coming to terms with Sri Lanka’s colonial past: Call for justice after 500 years [/b]

By Janaka Perera – Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 25 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] December 19 next year marks the 45th anniversary of the liberation of Goa, South Asia’s last Portuguese Colonial stronghold, following a lightening attack by the military forces of our immediate neighbor India.

Voice of the voiceless.

[b]Voice of the voiceless.[/b]

By Para Kumarasamy

"Peace on earth and good will to all mankind" is the message of this season, when the Christians of the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. On this day, my memories are about two true Christians I met in my life. One is Rev. Fr. Paul Caspersz and the other is Rev. Fr.J.E. Jeyaseelan.

LTTE insists on talks in Norway, also denies any role

[b]LTTE insists on talks in Norway, also denies any role in the killing of the SLN sailors.[/b]

[b]Colombo, 25 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Tigers emphasized with representatives of the co-chairs that talks must be held in Norway, the country which has been accepted as the facilitator by the Tamil and the Sinhla side.

This was categorically stated by S.P

Nepali broadcast journalist gets the IFJ Tolerance prize

[b]Nepali broadcast journalist gets the IFJ Tolerance prize[/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 25 December (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Jagat Nepal, a broadcast journalist working with Kantipur Television, has been awarded South Asia IFJ Journalism for Tolerance Prize. He gets the award in the broadcasting category.

From one disaster to another: Sri Lanka at the end of 2005

By Mark Fernando

Back in July 1983 – the killing of 13 soldiers in Jaffna saw brutal attacks on the Tamil population living in Colombo and elsewhere in the South. Thousands were killed, their property destroyed. The militants who claimed to be fighting for a separate home land were vindicated – and on the other hand, Tamil Tigers grew from a guerilla fighting group to a conventional armed groups from strength to strength – gaining new recruits and international support.


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