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Sri Lanka President wraps up his India visit

[b]Sri Lanka President wraps up his India visit[/b]

By M Rama Rao – Asian Tribune

[b]New Delhi, 30 December (Asiantribune.com):[/b] President Mahinda Rajapakse is returning home tomorrow with a brief stop over in Kochi to pay his obeisance at the famous Guruvayoor temple amidst indications that he has relented to let Oslo play host to peace talks next month.

Today, his engagements includ

Jaffna undergrads give ultimatum for demilitarization

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

The Jaffna University Students Union has given an ultimatum to
President Mahinda Rajapakse that they will take the law into their own
hands, if the Government fails to immediately withdraw the military
from civilian habitats and educational institutions in the North.Post your comments

What happened to Ilanthirayan (Marshall)? Has he been dumped?

Questions are raised in Batticalao as well as in the East of Sri Lanka, about the plight of Ilanthirayan (Marshall) alias Irasiah, who was Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s the political disvison head for Amparai – Batticaloa districts. There is already a grave suspicion looming that he has been dumped after taking him for an inquiry to Vanni by Pottu Amman’s intelligence operatives.Post your comments

Erik Solheim to try his hand on peace

Government of Norway in a bid to salvage the fragile peace process has announced that its Minster of International Development will be visiting Sri Lanka from 23 to 26 January 2006, to explore the peace process to move it forward.Post your comments

Pak court sentences Taliban leader in absentia

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

A Pakistani court Thursday sentenced Taliban's military chief to life imprisonment in absentia for trying to kill a member of parliament.Post your comments

Russian business delegation meets local businessmen

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

A ten member delegation, representing six Russian companies, was in
Sri Lanka recently at the invitation of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
and the Sri Lanka Russian Business Council to meet local business
organizations, the Board of Investemnt said.

When will Jehan Perera grow up to be a man?

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

Reading the punditry of Jehan Perera, the self-appointed head of the National Peace Council, is like reading yesterday’s newspapers of the LTTE: he is bound to repeat them today. He is so predictable that once you read the LTTE media you know what’s going to come out of his pre-conditioned mind next.

Sri Lanka's EFL wants government to act on Genetically Modified food issue

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

The Environment Foundation Ltd (EFL) has called upon the Sri Lankan
Government and the international community to identify, recognize and
address the serious issues regarding the Genetically Modified
Organisms (GMOs) and to make the public privy to all the available
scientific knowledge regarding the possible risks associated with
them.

The Universal Peace Federation: Its relevance to Sri Lanka

By Oscar E V Fernando

Peace and development being twins in a trap, the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) with its chapter in Sri Lanka may go a long way in releasing both peace and development in our country looking at the relevant policies defined in their charter.

LTTE agenda is to destroy the Tamil community utterly -- University Teachers of Jaffna

The LTTE's agenda is nothing short of destroying the Tamil community
utterly. It has indeed been a Black Christmas," says the University
Teachers for Human Rights (Jaffna) (UTHR (J) ) in its least Bulletin,
surveying the latest spate of violence in the north. UTHR (J) is an
independent NGO presenting objective reports on both sides of the
divide. Post your comments

Globalization and the need for universal quality secondary education

By J.J.Atputharajah - Former Lecturer, National Institute of Education, Maharagama, Sri Lanka.

Developments in the advent of the 21st century had propelled the need for universal quality education at the secondary level. Earlier the UNDP had universal primary education as its target. However, globalization and the steep rise of population in the developing countries have underlined the need for solid secondary level education.

One year after the tsunami, Sri Lankan survivors still live

One year after the tsunami, Sri Lankan survivors still live in squalor

On the anniversary of the December 26 tsunami, the Sri Lankan government called for two minutes silence nationwide in "commemoration of the dead," for prayers by people of all religions and for the organised giving of alms.

LTTE agenda is to destroy the Tamil community utterly

[b]LTTE agenda is to destroy the Tamil community utterly -- University Teachers of Jaffna[/b]

[b]Colombo, 30 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] "The LTTE's agenda is nothing short of destroying the Tamil community utterly.

Pak court sentences Taliban leader in absentia

[b]Pak court sentences Taliban leader in absentia[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 30 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]A Pakistani court Thursday sentenced Taliban's military chief to life imprisonment in absentia for trying to kill a member of parliament.

An anti-terrorism court in the Southwestern town of Quetta handed down the sentence on We

Erik Solheim to try his hand on peace

[b]Erik Solheim to try his hand on peace [/b]

[b]Colombo, 30 December, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Government of Norway in a bid to salvage the fragile peace process has announced that its Minster of International Development will be visiting Sri Lanka from 23 to 26 January 2006, to explore the peace process to move it forward.

A statement from Oslo on Thursday by the Norwegian Ministry of Fore

What happened to Ilanthirayan (Marshall)? Has he been dumped

[b]What happened to Ilanthirayan (Marshall)? Has he been dumped? [/b]

[b]Colombo, 30 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Questions are raised in Batticalao as well as in the East of Sri Lanka, about the plight of Ilanthirayan (Marshall) alias Irasiah, who was Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s the political disvison head for Amparai – Batticaloa districts.

Jaffna undergrads give ultimatum for demilitarization

[b]Jaffna undergrads give ultimatum for demilitarization[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 30 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Jaffna University Students Union has given an ultimatum to President Mahinda Rajapakse that they will take the law into their own hands, if the Government fails to immediately withdraw the military from civilian habitats and educatio

Sri Lanka President wraps up his India visit

By M Rama Rao – Asian Tribune

President Mahinda Rajapakse is returning home tomorrow with a brief stop over in Kochi to pay his obeisance at the famous Guruvayoor temple amidst indications that he has relented to let Oslo play host to peace talks next month.Post your comments


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