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Islamic Radicals Rise Via the Ballot Box

[b]Islamic Radicals Rise Via the Ballot Box[/b]

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

United Nations, 04 February, (IPS): "You want democracy -- and we will give you democracy," was the taunting comment by a Hamas supporter, as he joined thousands of demonstrators celebrating the stunning victory of the radical Islamic party in Palestinian elections last week.

The Cost of Freedom for the poor and the marginalized

Q Perera, reporting from Colombo

As usual Freedom Day of Sri Lanka is celebrated by the government sans people. Without speaking of democracy, it would be a futile effort to explain about freedom (liberty). Post your comments

Pak Parliament condemns

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The Senate, upper house of Parliament in Pakistan, Friday strongly condemned the publication of blasphemous and derogatory cartoon against the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in a Danish Daily Jyllands Posten which has hurt the faith and feelings of Muslims all over the world.Post your comments

Sri Lanka set to celebrate 58 years of Independence today

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

President Mahinda Rajapakse will hoist the National flag at exactly
9.08 a.m today as Sri Lanka marks 58 years of Independence. The main
ceremony will be held at the Galle Face Green on a grand scale in
comparison to last year's celebrations which was carried out on a low
key scale due to the tsunami catastrophe.Post your comments

Sri Lankan Independence Day - February 4th.

By Para Kumarasamy.

February 4th 1948 - It was the first Independence Day celebrations in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. We, as young schoolboys, were asked to come to the Jaffna esplanade to perform a musical drill exercise. At the end, we were given small bags filled with cakes and sweets. It was a bright hot sunny day. White European government agent of Jaffna Mr.Hudson (I forget his other names), with sweat pouring down his red face, made a long speech about our independence! At the end of the day, there was a display of fireworks.Post your comments

Hopes and Tears of Burma

By Prof. Kanbawza Win

For more than half a century (to be exact since 1962) the people of Burma has been under the boots of the military with a fonder hope that some miracle or an outside power would intervene to save them from the clutches of the tyrannical Burmese Generals. This hope still continues to spring eternal in the Burmese people's breast. Last December, the UN Security Council, the world's most powerful joint body was being brief on the woeful situation of Burma. True, Burma was not officially in the United Nations Security Council's (UNSC) agenda but had gained enough recognition as a threat to regional peace and security, so much so that the members has to take up the matter.

Plantation Human Development Trust to assists estate workers to achieve better lifestyle.

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Plantation Human Development Trust – PHDT, incorporated under the company act, assists estate workers to achieve better lifestyle including their houses, vocational training, social mobilization, basic health care and sanitation , drinking water, child care and development , nutrition, cultural needs, sports and recreation and education facilities for their children. "Our basic aim is to improve productivity in the regional plantation companies through these projects," said Director General of the trust, Lt. Col. Ranjith Ellegala.

Democracy the real face.

By Dr. Victor Ragunathan

Since my last posting in Asian Tribune’s forum, I realized that the term Democracy become Demo-Crazy raised many questions than answers among the forum members. I have put forward a context of what is democracy as a review and I did not want to stop only with the term democracy as it has a thick relationship with some other related topics in the current world of politics.Post your comments

Meghalaya state Police offer rehabs’ for gun manufacturers

Raymond R Kharmujai – Asian Tribune

The Meghalaya Police has offered rehabilitation package for local gun-manufacturers’ in the state in order to contain the criminal activities.

Sri Lanka Salesian Don Bosco celebrates its Golden Jubilee

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Salesian Don Bosco Sri Lanka celebrated its Golden Jubilee recently in the presence of Very Rev Fr Pascual Villanueva Chavez, Rector Major of the Salasian Don Bosco worldwide at Don Bosco Technical Centre, Eththukala, Negombo.

Democracy the real face.

[b]Democracy the real face.[/b]

By Dr. Victor Ragunathan

Since my last posting in Asian Tribune’s forum, I realized that the term Democracy become Demo-Crazy raised many questions than answers among the forum members.

Sri Lankan Independence Day - February 4th.

[b]Sri Lankan Independence Day - February 4th.[/b]

By Para Kumarasamy

February 4th 1948 - It was the first Independence Day celebrations in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. We, as young schoolboys, were asked to come to the Jaffna esplanade to perform a musical drill exercise. At the end, we were given small bags filled with cakes and sweets. It was a bright hot sunny day.

Sri Lanka set to celebrate 58 years of Independence today

[b]Sri Lanka set to celebrate 58 years of Independence today[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 04 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] President Mahinda Rajapakse will hoist the National flag at exactly 9.08 a.m today as Sri Lanka marks 58 years of Independence.

Pak Parliament condemns "blasphemous" cartoons

[b]Pak Parliament condemns "blasphemous" cartoons[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 04 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Senate, upper house of Parliament in Pakistan, Friday strongly condemned the publication of blasphemous and derogatory cartoon against the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in a Danish Daily Jyllands Posten which has hurt the faith and

The Cost of Freedom for the poor and the marginalized

[b]The Cost of Freedom for the poor and the marginalized[/b]

Q Perera, reporting from Colombo

As usual Freedom Day of Sri Lanka is celebrated by the government sans people. Without speaking of democracy, it would be a futile effort to explain about freedom (liberty)

The word democracy has derived from the Greek words demos – kratein– the people to rule.

Islamic Radicals Rise Via the Ballot Box

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

"You want democracy -- and we will give you democracy," was the taunting comment by a Hamas supporter, as he joined thousands of demonstrators celebrating the stunning victory of the radical Islamic party in Palestinian elections last week.Post your comments


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