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Dr. Swamy cautions Mahinda Rajapakse not to delay

[b]Dr. Swamy cautions Mahinda Rajapakse not to delay promised unilateral implementation of quasi–Federal constitution.[/b]

[b]Chennai, 01 December, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Dr.

Pak-India talks on resumption of rail service on Jan 5

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Saturday said that Khokhrapar-Munabao train service will be a step forward in the peace process between Pakistan and India. Post your comments

The Indian Illusion

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

It is important to understand the parameters. India is anti-Tiger bur she is also anti-Sinhala supremacist. India does not want to see a separate Tamil country come into being in the North East of Sri Lanka; but she also wants a solution to the ethnic problem based on power sharing between the majority Sinhalese and the minority Tamils. The Tamil Nadu factor works in two ways - because of it India would not want a separate Tamil country coming into being on her Southern doorstep; but also because of it India has to stand for maximum devolution for the Tamil people within a united Sri Lanka. What matters for India are neither Sri Lanka nor Sri Lankan Tamils but India and the security of the Union of India; consequently it is important to keep Tamil Nadu reasonably appeased.Post your comments

2005 - The Year that saw image of Indian politician in shambles

By RC Rajamani – Political Editor, Asian Tribune

The standard of polity and politicians in India plumbed abysmal depths during 2005. A partisan governor in its politically volatile eastern state Bihar dealt a severe blow to democracy that saw the dissolution of a duly elected assembly just three months after a costly election.Post your comments

2005 ends as year of major upheavals, tragidies

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The Year 2005 that has come to its end has left behind unforgettable sagas of agony, wails and distress across the globe in the wake of catastrophes caused by events like earthquake in Pakistan, Hurricane Katrina in the US, London train bombings and Tsunami in Indonesia and Indian Ocean coastline.

UN to Protect Corruption Whistle-Blowers

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

After being politically crucified over charges of malfeasance and mismanagement, the U.N. Secretariat has responded with a new "whistle-blower protection policy" aimed at encouraging staffers, contractors, consultants and even the public to help expose corruption in the world body.

Can the Co-Chairs handle the new Sri Lankan realities?

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

The reply sent by Ms. Benita Ferrero-Waldner,EU Commissioner for
External Affairs, to the pro-LTTE Tamils in Europe demonstrates a
decisive shift in the attitude of the international community to the
LTTE. In it she drives home some telling facts to the Tamils who
petitioned the EU objecting to the travel ban imposed on the LTTE on
September 26.Post your comments

Global protest against IFC’s policy shift on 'the wretched of the earth'

By Sankar Ray in Kolkata

Over 200 organisations and the concerned from 60 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, Australia, North America and Latin America wrote en masse to the World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz and the incoming head of International Finance Corporation Lars Thunell on 10 December last, the Human Rights Day demanding removal of the Involuntary Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples policies from the IFC's fast-track approval process and adherence to previous policy.

Manipur IGP (Int), his escort commander killed in underground ambush

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The Manipur IGP (Int) and his escort
commander were killed while another three seriously injured in an
ambush by the underground RPF in Oinam Bazaar yesterday morning at about 9.20 a.m. Post your comments

Peace—War—and Economic Development.

By Oscar E V Fernando

"Peace and economic development are twins in a trap: Let peace talks begin-- and certainly end--at a stage, if any, where a demand for a separate state begins!" .Post your comments

Erik Solheim unwelcome in Sri Lanka

Government of Norway must come forward to remove immediately Erik Solheim from having any role in the peace process between the Government of Sri Lanka and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, it has been strongly urged.

Peace—War—and Economic Development.

[b]Peace—War—and Economic Development.

Manipur IGP (Int), his escort commander killed

[b]Manipur IGP (Int), his escort commander killed in underground ambush[/b]

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

[b]Imphal, Dec 31 (NEPS): [/b]The Manipur IGP (Int) and his escort commander were killed while another three seriously injured in an ambush by the underground RPF in Oinam Bazaar yesterday morning at about 9.20 a.m.

Can the Co-Chairs handle the new Sri Lankan realities?

[b]Can the Co-Chairs handle the new Sri Lankan realities?[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

The reply sent by Ms. Benita Ferrero-Waldner,EU Commissioner for External Affairs, to the pro-LTTE Tamils in Europe demonstrates a decisive shift in the attitude of the international community to the LTTE.

2005 - The Year that saw image of Indian politician

[b]2005 - The Year that saw image of Indian politician in shambles[/b]

By RC Rajamani – Political Editor, Asian Tribune

The standard of polity and politicians in India plumbed abysmal depths during 2005.

The Indian Illusion

[b]The Indian Illusion[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[b][i]“Surely he wandereth from the way,
His reason lost….”[/i][/b]
[b]Æschylus[/b] ([i]Prometheus Bound[/i])

It is important to understand the parameters. India is anti-Tiger bur she is also anti-Sinhala supremacist.

Pak-India talks on resumption of rail service on Jan 5

[b]Pak-India talks on resumption of rail service on Jan 5 [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 01 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan Saturday said that Khokhrapar-Munabao train service will be a step forward in the peace process between Pakistan and India.

Dr. Swamy cautions Mahinda Rajapakse not to delay promised unilateral implementation of quasi–Federal constitution.

Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Leader of the India’s Janata Party, while welcoming the joint statement issued by the Government of India and Sri lanka at the conclusion of Mahinda Rajapakse’s visit to India, has also cautioned the Sri Lanka’s President that he cannot adopt any ploy to delay any more the unilateral implementation of the promise to replace the present unitary constitution with an Indian type quasi-federal constitution.Post your comments


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