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Washington is yet to recognize LTTE terrorism and Tamil

[b]Washington is yet to recognize LTTE terrorism and Tamil aspirations as two distinct issues – Sri Lanka Foreign Minister[/b]

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent to Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C.

Eight Pakistani troops killed near Afghan border

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

At least eight Pakistani security personnel were killed when armed assailants attacked a newly built checkpoint near Miran Shah, the headquarters of North Waziristan Agency, neighbouring Afghan border in the wee hours, officials said on Saturday.Post your comments

India sits cross-legged with Tigers at the gate

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

The on-again, off-again foreign policy of India has impacted severely on Sri Lankan stability and cost many lives in the preceding two decades. Its political manoeuvres to make Sri Lanka client state was disguised as a holy exercise in protecting the Tamil minority from the majority Sinhalese. In the end India lost credibility with both communities.Post your comments

No militarily assistance to Sri Lanka without a federal constitution

Dr. Subramanian Swamy has urged that the Government of India shall not t assist the Sri Lanka militarily, if in case the Sri Lanka Government did not come forward immediately to unilaterally implement an India-type devolved constitution, loosely called a federal constitution.Post your comments

Eelam War IV: A Prelude

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The Tigers want war; but they want it on their own terms - just as in late 2001 they wanted not only an absence of war but also an absence of war the Tiger Way. Ranil Wickremesinghe obliged the Tigers by playing their game in his pursuit of peace. His mistake was not working for a ceasefire but failing to realise how badly the Tigers wanted a ceasefire just then, in the aftermath of 9/11.Post your comments

Assam Govt ready for a ceasefire agreement with ULFA

By Lakhyajit Gohain – Asian Tribune

The Assam government is ready for a ceasefire agreement with the outlawed rebel outfit - United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), provided they respond positively to the 14-day 'safe passage' offered to the outfit to visit their families during the Magh Bihu (Assamese harvest festival).Post your comments

Sri Lanka - What next?

By - Para Kumarasamy

The last attack on the security forces in the “undeclared war“ by the LTTE was on Saturday morning by the Black Tigers on the Sri Lanka navy’s Dvora naval craft in Trincomalee. It is clear that LTTE wanted to provoke the Sri Lanka’s security forces to take some kind of retaliatory action. LTTE had already killed more than 40 security personnel by claymore mines and also carried out grenade attacks on the army checkpoints including shooting of a helicopter in the Eastern province. Post your comments

Blaming the Past in Sri Lanka - The Portugese Colonization

By Raveen Satkurunathan

Blaming the past for all of Sri Lanka's current ills has become fashionable. The convenient arch villain has been identified as the Portuguese by some Sri Lankan pundits. The recently held "International conference on the 500th anniversary of the Portuguese Encounter at the prestigious BMICH in Colombo" is an attempt in that direction.

Advertisements should conform to cultural and moral norms

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Nishan Navaratne, President, Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing said that there are advertisements that do not conform to moral and ethical standards of the country. He urged that there should be a regulatory body to monitor and guard against unethical and culturally unacceptable ads.

Sri Lanka - What next?

[b]Sri Lanka - What next?[/b]

By - Para Kumarasamy

The last attack on the security forces in the “undeclared war“ by the LTTE was on Saturday morning by the Black Tigers on the Sri Lanka navy’s Dvora naval craft in Trincomalee. It is clear that LTTE wanted to provoke the Sri Lanka’s security forces to take some kind of retaliatory action.

Assam Govt ready for a ceasefire agreement with ULFA

[b]Assam Govt ready for a ceasefire agreement with ULFA[/b]

By Lakhyajit Gohain – Asian Tribune

[b]Guwahati(Assam), 08 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Assam government is ready for a ceasefire agreement with the outlawed rebel outfit - United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), provided they respond positively to the 14-day 'safe passage' offered to the outfit to visit their families duri

Eelam War IV: A Prelude

[b]Eelam War IV: A Prelude[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[b][i]"Thanks to our lethargy and to his own viciousness Hitler got what he was driving at – an apocalyptic turmoil."[/i][/b]
[b]Klaus Mann [/b]([i]The Turning Point[/i])

The Tigers want war; but they want it on their own terms - just as in late 2001 they wanted not only an absence of war but also an absence of war the Tiger Way.

No militarily assistance to Sri Lanka without a federal cons

[b]No militarily assistance to Sri Lanka without a federal constitution[/b]

[b] Chennai, 08 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Dr.

India sits cross-legged with Tigers at the gate

[b]India sits cross-legged with Tigers at the gate[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

The on-again, off-again foreign policy of India has impacted severely on Sri Lankan stability and cost many lives in the preceding two decades. Its political manoeuvres to make Sri Lanka client state was disguised as a holy exercise in protecting the Tamil minority from the majority Sinhalese.

Eight Pakistani troops killed near Afghan border

[b]Eight Pakistani troops killed near Afghan border[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 08 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] At least eight Pakistani security personnel were killed when armed assailants attacked a newly built checkpoint near Miran Shah, the headquarters of North Waziristan Agency, neighbouring Afghan border in the wee hours, officials

Washington is yet to recognize LTTE terrorism and Tamil aspirations as two distinct issues – Sri Lanka Foreign Minister

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent to Asian Tribune

Despite there is greater awareness in Washington that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) does not necessarily represent the interests of the Tamil minority, Sri Lanka’s foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera, in an exclusive interview to Asian Tribune, confessed that he was not very positive if Washington saw Tiger terrorism and Tamil aspirations as two distinct issues.Post your comments


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