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Links between Australian drug kingpin Sukumaran and LTTE to

[b]Links between Australian drug kingpin Sukumaran and LTTE to be probed[/b]

[b]Jakarta , 16 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Indonesia hopes to obtain Interpol assistance to investigate into the alleged links between the convicted drug smuggler of Tamil origin Mayuran Sukumaran and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the militant group fighting for a separate state in Sri Lanka.

Interview of Maoist Prachanda: hopes, propaganda, paradoxes and uncertainties

Raghu Bir Bista- Lecturer Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University

Much listened and talked about Prachanda in Urban centers with curiosity "who is a Prachanda", "how he is" and "what is his personality" in the past 10 years. Since the beginning of the people’s war in 1996, Prachnada, a term has made either negative or positive impressions in the heart and mind of the people from statements on Maoist people’s war, Nepal Bandha etcPost your comments

3 more die as protests continue in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan - Reporting from Islamabad

At least three persons including a child died and more than 50 others injured as angry protests against publication of blasphemous cartoons continued in Pakistan on the third consecutive day. Post your comments

SLMC succumbs to party pressure, decides to go with UNP

By Munza Mushtaq – Asian Tribune

Despite an initial decision to go solo at the forthcoming Local Government Election, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) succumbed to party supporters pressure and have decided to contest under the United National Party (UNP) banner at certain districts.

Indian parties fail to reach unanimity on state funding of elections

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

India's major political parties today failed to reach a consensus on state funding of elections in a bid to limit money power and to ensure a level playing field - the ballot box.

S.B. Dissanayake to be released on Friday.

From our Colombo Correspondent

President Mahinda Rajapakse on Wednesday took steps to reduce the jail sentence on former Minister S.B. Dissanayake to facilitate his immediate release from the prison, Presidents office announced yesterday.Post your comments

Bowing to environmentalists, France recalls Clemenceau back from Indian Ocean

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

To the glee of Indian environmentalists and to the relief of Indian government, curtains have come down on planned transfer of decommissioned French warship Clemenceau for ship breaking.

'Zero tolerance on LTTE child recruitment,' former UNESCO officer calls on international community

Dr Hiranthi Wijemanne, former head of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) said that the international community should impress upon the LTTE to immediately stop the rebel group’s child recruitment drive. "There should be zero tolerance and this is a non-negotiable issue. No reason could justify child recruitment," she said referring to the latest incident involving a 15 year old LTTE cadre.Post your comments

Indian President to visit Myanmar from March 8

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Ignoring appeals from human rights campaigners, India has decided to go ahead with the planned visit of President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to Myanmar. Post your comments

Links between Australian drug kingpin Sukumaran and LTTE to be probed

Indonesia hopes to obtain Interpol assistance to investigate into the alleged links between the convicted drug smuggler of Tamil origin Mayuran Sukumaran and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the militant group fighting for a separate state in Sri Lanka. Sukumaran was found guilty of trying to smuggle heroin from Bali to Australia and was sentenced to death yesterday. Post your comments

Court order against SLMC bears less repercussion than expected?

By Munza Mushtaq -- Asian Tribune

Despite the Colombo District Court yesterday issuing a enjoining order
preventing the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) from handing over the nomination papers of its candidates for the forthcoming local
government elections, party's Secretary General M.T. Hasan Ali said
that his party members had made deposits at the Election Secretariat
to contest as 'Independent groups'.Post your comments

New Pressure Needed to Scrap Gender-Biased Laws

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United Nations is studying the feasibility of appointing a special rapporteur -- a human rights expert -- who will focus specifically on national laws that discriminate against women in their home countries.

UNP's nomination list for Colombo Rejected?

By Munza Mushtaq -- Asian Tribune

Unconfirmed reports claimed a little while ago that the United National Party's nomination list for Colombo and Moratuwa have been rejected by the Election's Secretariat owing to a technical problem.

President Rajapakse's rejection of Tamil homeland can impact on Geneva talks – LTTE

In its latest press release the LTTE states that President Mahinda Rajapakse’s insistence on a unitary state "would seriously impact the current efforts for talks." Post your comments

Indian Customs official missing near Indo-Bangla border

By Raymond R Kharmujai – Asian Tribune

The Border Security Forces (BSF) and the Meghalaya State police are clueless about the mysterious disappearance of a senior Customs and Excise official J. Das from Bholaganj near the international Indo-Bangla border, about 80 km from here.

Indian President to visit Myanmar from March 8

[b]Indian President to visit Myanmar from March 8[/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 16 February (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Ignoring appeals from human rights campaigners, India has decided to go ahead with the planned visit of President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to Myanmar.

'Zero tolerance on LTTE child recruitment,' former UNESCO

[b]'Zero tolerance on LTTE child recruitment,' former UNESCO officer calls on international community[/b]

[b]Colombo, 16 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Dr Hiranthi Wijemanne, former head of the National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) said that the international community should impress upon the LTTE to immediately stop the rebel group’s child recruitment drive.

President Rajapakse's rejection of Tamil homeland can impact

[b]President Rajapakse's rejection of Tamil homeland can impact on Geneva talks – LTTE[/b]

[b] Colombo, 16 February (Asiantribune.com): [/b]In its latest press release the LTTE states that President Mahinda Rajapakse’s insistence on a unitary state "would seriously impact the current efforts for talks."

"Homeland, nationhood and self-rule are the three basic and cardinal principles that ha

Interview of Maoist Prachanda: hopes, propaganda, paradoxes

[b]Interview of Maoist Prachanda: hopes, propaganda, paradoxes and uncertainies [/b]

Raghu Bir Bista- Lecturer Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University

Much listened and talked about Prachanda in Urban centers with curiosity "who is a Prachanda", "how he is" and "what is his personality" in the past 10 years.

S.B. Dissanayake to be released on Friday.

[b]S.B. Dissanayake to be released on Friday.[/b]

From our Colombo Correspondent

[b]Colombo, 16 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] President Mahinda Rajapakse on Wednesday took steps to reduce the jail sentence on former Minister S.B.


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