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Will Mahinda Rajapakse preside over the disintegration of Sr

[b]Will Mahinda Rajapakse preside over the disintegration of Sri Lanka? [/b]

By K.T.Rajasingham

Confusing political scenario is emerging in Sri Lanka. On the one front the Sri Lanka Government led by President Mahinda Rajapakse and on the other side there is the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam led by its leader Velupillai Prabakaran.

Will Mahinda Rajapakse preside over the disintegration of Sri Lanka?

By K.T.Rajasingham

Confusing political scenario is emerging in Sri Lanka. On the one front the Sri Lanka Government led by President Mahinda Rajapakse and on the other side there is the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam led by its leader Velupillai Prabakaran. Both these political actors jointly and separately are pulling the country apart. So far there is no solution in sight to the political issues the country is presently confronted with. In the current impasse the danger of an impending bloody war and the disintegration of Sri Lanka are looming large.Post your comments

Rahul Gandhi makes his mark leads GenNext from the front

By M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune

It was Rahul Gandhi's Day at the on-going plenary of India's ruling Congress party with his mother and party chief Sonia Gandhi in the chair. But the young law maker kept everyone guessing as to his future plans. The Congress cadres have been clamoring for a bigger role for Rahul, as a general secretary of the Congress party or as a member of the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's government. Post your comments

Flexibility pre-requisite for moving ahead: Pak tells India

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Monday said that flexibility is pre-requisite for moving forward and sustaining Pakistan-India peace process to resolve all outstanding issues including Jammu and Kashmir.Post your comments

Prabhakaran, paramilitaries and peace

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

By and large, the current phase of intensified violence has shifted from the east to the Jaffna and Trincomalee. When the violence reached a climax in the east Erik Solheim, the Norwegian led-Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission (SLMM), S.P. Tamilselvan, the LTTE proxies in parliament, the Tamil National alliance (TNA) and NGOs were blaming the "paramilitaries" (meaning Col Karuna’s TamilEelam Makkal Viduthalai Puligal - TMVP). Now that the violence has shifted to the LTTE-controlled areas of the north Erik Solheim, SLMM (to a certain extent), NGOs, Tamilselvan and TNA continue to blame the "paramilitaries" of the east. Post your comments

'No foreign support to Baloch unrest', says a French diplomat

From M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

A senior French diplomat has publicly contradicted Pak President Musharraf's claim that India has been helping Baloch insurgents. In fact, the diplomat Frederic Grare contends that foreign support to Baloch movement doesn't appear even imminent.

Solheim to Participate in the Opening Ceremonies of Buddhist Temples in Kalutara and Galle

Norwegian Minister of International Development Mr. Erik Solheim will attend the opening ceremony of two Buddhist temples damaged by the tsunami. The temples have been reconstructed with funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Woodland’s network promotes inland tourism

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

An International award winner, the Center for Hill Country Eco tourism in Sri Lanka commonly known as Woodland’s network located at heart of Bandarawela city now promotes inland tourism and provides information for foreign tourists.

Prabhakaran, paramilitaries and peace

[b]Prabhakaran, paramilitaries and peace [/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

By and large, the current phase of intensified violence has shifted from the east to the Jaffna and Trincomalee. When the violence reached a climax in the east Erik Solheim, the Norwegian led-Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission (SLMM), S.P.

Flexibility pre-requisite for moving ahead: Pak tells India

[b]Flexibility pre-requisite for moving ahead: Pak tells India[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 24 January, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Pakistan Monday said that flexibility is pre-requisite for moving forward and sustaining Pakistan-India peace process to resolve all outstanding issues including Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan Foreign Office Spokespers

U.N. Probes 200 Cases of Fraud and Contracts Abuse

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Rahul Gandhi makes his mark leads GenNext from the front

[b]Rahul Gandhi makes his mark leads GenNext from the front [/b]

By M Rama Rao reporting for Asian Tribune

New Delhi, 24 January, (Asiantribune.com ): It was Rahul Gandhi's Day at the on-going plenary of India's ruling Congress party with his mother and party chief Sonia Gandhi in the chair. But the young law maker kept everyone guessing as to his future plans.

U.N. Probes 200 Cases of Fraud and Contracts Abuse

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United Nations, which is struggling to redeem its public image over charges of nepotism and mismanagement in its 64-billion-dollar now-defunct oil-for-food programme in Iraq, has admitted to another growing scandal relating to its procurement activities. Post your comments


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