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US Tsunami aid to Sri Lanka for 2005 tops $135 million

[b]US Tsunami aid to Sri Lanka for 2005 tops $135 million[/b]

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent to Asian Tribune

[b]Washington D.C.

Rehabilitated Colonel T. Ramesh to take over LTTE’s Amparai – Batticaloa’s special command?

Rehabilitated Colonel Thambirajah Ramesh is expected to be reappointed as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s overall Special Commander of Amparai – Batticalao districts, replacing the incumbent Colonel Bahnu, who is from Jaffna, and according to sources close to LTTE leaderships, he has so far not proved as a success story in the East as he was from Jaffna. Post your comments

India's New Year Message to Pakistan

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

India's New Year Message to Pakistan: Reduce terror export. Otherwise a big question mark over peace process.Post your comments

Pakistan, India, Iran to resist U.S. pressure on gas pipeline

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan, India and Iran remain committed to carry on with the proposed seven billion dollars natural gas pipeline despite pressure from the United States.Post your comments

India promises support to a negotiated political solution to Lanka ethnic strife

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse returned home from a four day state visit to India after offering prayers at the historic Krishna temple at Guruvayur in Kerala and with the New Delhi would help strengthen the fragile ceasefire despite the limited role it visualizes for itself in the
peace process per se.Post your comments

UN Intervention is Necessary in Sri Lanka

By Prof. Laksiri Fernando - University of Colombo

Any reading of the events in Sri Lanka since the Presidential elections in September, and particularly the fast deteriorating security situation in the North and the East, would warn any independent observer that a futile and a brutal war again is imminent in the Island Nation. Post your comments

Bishops were nonplussed over condemning the murder of Joseph Pararajasingham

Bishops who met the media persons in Kilinochchi were nonplussed when questioned why they were reluctant in issuing a press statement condemning the killing of Joseph Pararajasingham, a Tamil National Alliance Member of Parliament.Post your comments

Pak cancels foreign religious students' visas

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The government of Pakistan has announced the cancellation of visas of all foreign students studying in religious seminaries in the country to force them to leave before December 31.

Sri Lanka to introduce employee - employer friendly labor laws -Minister of labor

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The former socialist firebrand, who is presently Sri Lanka’s Minister of Labor
Athauda Senaviratne said that the 83 year old labour laws will be amended and new laws would be introduced to streamline employee-employer related issues. The new Labor Minister has come up with plans to revamp the decrepit relics of the colonial labor laws so far in existence.Post your comments

India agrees to finace constructing rail track in Sri Lanka.

A total of 160 kilometers rail track in he Colombo-Matara coastal railway line is to be modernized with Indian financial assistance. The existing double railway line will also be extended up to Matara.

Sri Lanka to introduce employee - employer friendly labor

[b]Sri Lanka to introduce employee - employer friendly labor laws -Minister of labor[/b]

Sunil C.

Bishops were nonplussed over condemning the murder of Joseph

[b]Bishops were nonplussed over condemning the murder of Joseph Pararajasingham[/b]

[b]Colombo, 31 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Bishops who met the media persons in Kilinochchi were nonplussed when questioned why they were reluctant in issuing a press statement condemning the killing of Joseph Pararajasingham, a Tamil National Alliance Member of Parliament.

When answering the question

UN Intervention is Necessary in Sri Lanka

[b]UN Intervention is Necessary in Sri Lanka [/b]

By Prof. Laksiri Fernando - University of Colombo

Any reading of the events in Sri Lanka since the Presidential elections in September, and particularly the fast deteriorating security situation in the North and the East, would warn any independent observer that a futile and a brutal war again is imminent in the Island Nation.

India promises support to a negotiated political solution

[b]India promises support to a negotiated political solution to Lanka ethnic strife[/b]

By M Rama Rao – Reporting from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 31 December (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse returned home from a four day state visit to India after offering prayers at the historic Krishna temple at Guruvayur in Kerala and with the New Delhi would help strengthen the

Pakistan, India, Iran to resist U.S. pressure on gas pipelin

[b]Pakistan, India, Iran to resist U.S.

India's New Year Message to Pakistan

[b]India's New Year Message to Pakistan[/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]New Delhi, 31 December (asiantribune.com): [/b]India's New Year Message to Pakistan: Reduce terror export. Otherwise a big question mark over peace process.

This message significantly has come at a deep background briefing.

Rehabilitated Colonel T. Ramesh to take over LTTE’s Amparai

[b]Rehabilitated Colonel T.

US Tsunami aid to Sri Lanka for 2005 tops $135 million

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The United States government has provided $134.6 million in 2005 in assistance to communities in Sri Lanka for relief and reconstruction efforts, economic assistance to restore livelihood, toward infrastructure projects and technical assistance to mitigate the effects of the tsunami devastation, it was announced here by America’s official overseas economic assistance arm the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).Post your comments


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