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The Unsustainable Kingdom

[b]The Unsustainable Kingdom[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b]"Sinews of war lay not in money but in good soldiers". [/b][/i][b]Machiavelli [/b]([i]The Discourses[/i])

The inadequacy of manpower is the soft underbelly of the Tiger, a dearth of adult volunteers is the Achilles Heel of Vellupillai Pirapaharan.

The Unsustainable Kingdom

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The inadequacy of manpower is the soft underbelly of the Tiger, a dearth of adult volunteers is the Achilles Heel of Vellupillai Pirapaharan. A state cannot exist without a populace; a state’s need for manpower is immeasurably greater when the mainstay of its worldview is 'psychology of aggression'.Post your comments

Second anniversary of Karuna's revolt – Iniyabarathi recalls.

Iniyabarathi, one of the dare devil commanders of Colonel Karuna, Leader of the TamilEela Makal Viduthalai Pulikal recalls the revolt of his leader Karuna on 03 March 2004, against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and its reclusive leader Velupllai Prabakaran. He declares that today after sacrificing nearly 365 of their cadres, 'thanks to our martyrs', - to the ruthless killing machine of Prabakaran, Sri Lankan political agenda is dominated by none other than his leader Karuna.Post your comments

Pak, US reaffirms commitment to boost holistic strategic partnership

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and the United States have reaffirmed their shared commitment of a very strong, sustainable, broad based and lasting strategic partnership. This was announced by President Bush and President Pervez Musharraf at a joint news conference in here on Saturday after their talks. Post your comments

LTTE factor at work again in TN politics

From our correspondent

Walking in or walking out of an alliance is not new to Dravidian politics. Certainly to MDMK chief Vaiko. But why did he align with Jayalalithaa-led alliance on the eve of elections.Post your comments

Rural Sri Lankan Women go Independent at local polls

By Munza Mushtaq -- Reporting for Asian Tribune

Challenging what has traditionally been male dominated, 28 women from the Kurunegala district will vie for Kurunegala Pradeshiya Sabha at the forthcoming local government election on Mach 30, 2006.

Vaiko says bye-bye to Karunanidhi, embraces Jayalalithaa

By M Rama Rao in Delhi

Amidst indications that he was guided as much by ground realities as advisory from LTTE, Vaiko aka Gopalasamy, the MDMK chief ended all speculation about his political plans and inked an electoral pact with arch rival Jayalalithaa Jayaram. The AIADMK supremo, as usual, was magnanimous in welcoming the very person she had kept in jail for over two years under the draconian anti-terrorist laws for his publicly known affinity with the LTTE boss Velupillai Pribhakaran.Post your comments

"Stop wailing, put your house in order" - TVMP spokesman to LTTE

TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal led by V.Muralitharam nom de guerre Colonel Karuna, denied any involvement in the so called attack and killing of the two Liberation Tiger cadres at the Vavunathievu sentry point in the East, on the small hours of Saturday.Post your comments

Rehabilitation of King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha - II

By K.T.Rajasingham

On 13th October 1798, Ferederic North reported to the Court of Directors for Affairs of the Honorable United Company of Merchants of England, trading to East India, at their House in London Hall Street, that I have the honor of informing you that I arrived here yesterday morning about nine O’clock after a stoppage twelve days on board of the Intrepid Crazier, with which the Government of Bombay was so obliging and to accommodate me.Post your comments

Bush' India Visit: Raising a question on Dualism India’s Nepal Policy against Maoist

Raghu Bir Bista: Lecturer, Tribhuvan University

Much and much waited and talked Bush’s India visit in India. Political analyst opines that it is keenly waited in Nepal too at the present critical condition of democracy and fighting against Maoist because Geo-political position of Nepal is very important to US.

Junta's capital shifts a money spinner…?

By Daniel Win – Asian Tribune

Myanmar Junta's plans to shift the country's capital thirty kilometers north of Rangoon to Pyinmana is said to be a money spinner. The ruling junta is pricking the pockets of unscrupulous businessmen, who are beholden to the establishment for the generous construction contracts that are being awarded.

Rehabilitation of King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha - II

[b]Rehabilitation of King Sri Vikrama Rajasinha - II[/b]

By K.T.Rajasingham

On 13th October 1798, Ferederic North reported to the Court of Directors for Affairs of the Honorable United Company of Merchants of England, trading to East India, at their House in London Hall Street, London thus;

"Ceylon, dated 13th Oct. 1798.

Honble Sirs,

1.

"Stop wailing, put your house in order" - TVMP spo

[b]"Stop wailing, put your house in order" - TVMP spokesman to LTTE[/b]

[b] Colombo, 05 Mach, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal led by V.Muralitharam nom de guerre Colonel Karuna, denied any involvement in the so called attack and killing of the two Liberation Tiger cadres at the Vavunathievu sentry point in the East, on the small hours of Saturday.

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Construction of trans-border road between India & Burma

[b]Construction of trans-border road between India & Burma will begin this month[/b]

By T Siamchinthang - Asian tribune

[b]Aizawal, 05 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In a joint venture, the military authorities of India and Burma have agreed to begin the construction of a trans-border road connecting southern Mizoram and southern Chin state by the middle of the month.

Construction of the

Vaiko says bye-bye to Karunanidhi, embraces Jayalalithaa

Vaiko says bye-bye to Karunanidhi, embraces Jayalalithaa

By M Rama Rao in Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 05 March (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Amidst indications that he was guided as much by ground realities as advisory from LTTE, Vaiko aka Gopalasamy, the MDMK chief ended all speculation about his political plans and inked an electoral pact with arch rival Jayalalithaa Jayaram.

LTTE factor at work again in TN politics

[b]LTTE factor at work again in TN politics[/b]

From our correspondent

[b]Colombo, 05 March (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Walking in or walking out of an alliance is not new to Dravidian politics. Certainly to MDMK chief Vaiko. But why did he align with Jayalalithaa-led alliance on the eve of elections.

Grapevine here is that Vaiko was guided by the LTTE factor in his moves.

Pak, US reaffirms commitment to boost holistic strategic par

[b]Pak, US reaffirms commitment to boost holistic strategic partnership [/b]
By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 05 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Pakistan and the United States have reaffirmed their shared commitment of a very strong, sustainable, broad based and lasting strategic partnership.

Second anniversary of Karuna's revolt – Iniyabarathi recalls

[b]Second anniversary of Karuna's revolt – Iniyabarathi recalls[/b]

[b]Colombo, 05 March, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Iniyabarathi, one of the dare devil commanders of Colonel Karuna, Leader of the TamilEela Makal Viduthalai Pulikal recalls the revolt of his leader Karuna on 03 March 2004, against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and its reclusive leader Velupllai Prabakaran.

200 people forced into road construction daily

By T Siamchinthang - Asian Tribune

Promising to provide a high-school and radio telegraphy (RT) in Leisin village, Matupi Township, Chin state, Burma, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) is exploiting around 200 people in the construction of a motorable road since the third week of February.


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