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Two Swiss passport holders arrested for smuggling

[b]Two Swiss passport holders arrested for smuggling belts used by Black Tigers.[/b]

[b]Colombo 03 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Two Sri Lankans holding Swiss national passports were arrested at the Kattunayake International airport for trying to smuggle in dangerous items used for suicide attacks and stealth military operations.

Baskaran Sivaji Sudakaran of Berene 7, holder of Swiss p

Africa Endorses Asia's Bid for Next U.N. Chief

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The 53-member African Group at the United Nations, the second largest regional group after Asia, has formally expressed its collective support for an Asian as the next secretary-general of the world body.

Two Swiss passport holders arrested for smuggling belts used by Black Tigers.

Two Sri Lankans holding Swiss national passports were arrested at the Kattunayake International airport for trying to smuggle in dangerous items used for suicide attacks and stealth military operations.Post your comments

Sri Lanka's national carrier begins pilot hunt

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

The country's national carrier SriLankan attempted to play down the
ongoing crisis they are facing with currently, and claimed that
despite the airline losing 'several' pilots, they were also in the
process of recruiting new ones, sources said.

Tamil-Nadu gets ready for electoral battle on May 8

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from India for Asian Tribune

Dravidian politics in India's southern state Tamil-Nadu have moved into top gear with the country's poll body fixing May 8 as the date for the electoral battle. Post your comments

Sri Lanka plans to setup tea promotion centers.

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Ministry of Plantation Industries are planning to set up Tea Promotion centers in many foreign countries. Presently, according to the Ministry, they are holding discussions with foreign partners to set up these Tea promotion centers in many foreign countries.

Indian Mangoes for America

By M Rama Rao - in New Delhi

Manmohan-Bush summit is not only about nuclear deal. It is about Mangoes. Indian mangoes for America to be more precise. President Bush agreed to clear the decks and facilitate a 'bilateral trade in agriculture through agreements that lay out a path to open the U.S. market to Indian mangoes'.

"Praba group Tigers attempt to abduct Mahindapala"

Kulam, Chief of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Switzerland has been arrested by the Police on 28 February in connection with the attempt to abduct a senior journalist H.L.D. Mahindapala, reports iIlakku online Tamil news daily from Switzerland, in its 01 March 2006 issue.Post your comments

Eating chocolate may halve risk of dying

Regular consumption of cocoa may halve risk of dying and lower blood pressure, suggests a Dutch study in elderly men. But it is not necessarily good news for chocoholics, experts caution.

Thirteen countries join forces on air ticket tax for poor

Thirteen countries forged an alliance on Wednesday to adopt a levy on
plane tickets to help poor countries fight AIDS and other killer diseases,
despite resistance from airlines.

Tamil-Nadu gets ready for electoral battle on May 8

[b]Tamil-Nadu gets ready for electoral battle on May 8[/b]

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from India for Asian Tribune

[b]New Delhi, 03March (Asiantribune.com): [/b]As usual, the race for the top honour will be a two-legged race between Jayalaithaa Jayaram, the All India Anna DMK chief, who is seeking a renewed mandate for five years on the strength of her progress card in office, and Muthavel Ka

"Praba group Tigers attempt to abduct Mahindapala"

[b]"Praba group Tigers attempt to abduct Mahindapala"[/b]

Kulam, Chief of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in Switzerland has been arrested by the Police on 28 February in connection with the attempt to abduct a senior journalist H.L.D.

Complete strike in Pak against sacrilege ahead of Bush visit

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

A complete strike is observed in Pakistan today – Friday, amid tight security on the call of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) to protest against the Prophet Muhammed drawings, with most shops and businesses closed in all major cities.


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