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US Human Rights Report on Sri Lanka: Report highlights

[b]US Human Rights Report on Sri Lanka: Report highlights paramilitary issue to Tigers delight[/b]

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C.,10 March (Asiantribune.com):[/b] It blames Sri Lanka’s Tamil separatists, the Liberation Tigers, of abductions, disappearances, indiscriminate killings and using under-age children for military combat, but the scrutin

Tamil Civilization – The Untold History

Nonagenarian V.Navaratnam, a veteran Tamil leader, who was in a great way responsible for infusing 'Tamil Nationalism' in the hearts and minds of the Tamils, has come up with his latest book – "Tamil Civilization – The Untold History."

DMK gives 48 seats to Cong, 13 seats to Marxists

By M Rama Rao - from New Delhi

The DMK has sorted out smoothly the most ticklish seat adjustment with allies. Thus the DMK led alliance is one-up on its rival, AIADMK led front, which is still busy picking up allies and throwing the red carpet for the new comers. The latest to cross over to the AIADMK ranks is BJP's lone MLA in Pondicherry, A M Krishnamoorthy. He resigned from the assembly and joined AIADMK in the presence of Jayalalithaa in Chennai on Thursday.Post your comments

Legendary Iravanan: An allegory

By K.T.Rajasingham

This was an article written in 1998 and reproduced now here for the benefit of the readers of "Asian Tribune" to know about the legendry Lankan King Iravanan. This is a two parts article. This was written when plans were drawn to build tabernacle for Iraman (known also as King Rama of Ramayana epic) at Sita- Eliya, in the hill country and a 16 feet statute for Hanuman at Ramboda. This is due to a work of Aryan elements to conclude Ariyanization in Sri Lanka, argues K.T.Rajasingham.Post your comments

Pakistan's NWFP to enact law on violence against women

"Small actions can make big changes," said Kashif Azam Chishti, minister for population welfare and women's development, North West Frontier Province of Pakistan adding that the government had taken steps to enact a law on violence against women.

US slams Pakistan's poor HR record

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The United States has criticised Pakistan's human rights record, calling it "poor" and underlined the "limited progress" in democratisation of the country. The annual progress report brought out by the State Department said, "Pakistan's human rights record continued to be poor, despite President Musharraf's stated commitment to democratic transition and enlightened moderation. Post your comments

Government of Sri Lanka resolves burning issues of local and foreign investors.

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The government of Sri Lanka has managed to put an end to some longstanding burning problems of local and foreign investors who expect to invest in the country.

Japan to help fight bird flu

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

As more deaths from avian flu were confirmed from southern China and Indonesia and farther afield, Japan will provide this month US$ 135 million to help Asian countries combat the dreaded disease.

SL Cricket administration in malaise.

By Hiran N.P Liyanage - New York, NY.

As of late, interim committees have been the norm in Sri Lanka. It would be wrong to generalize, and say all ex-interim bodies have been a disaster-as there was couple of good exceptions. At the same time not giving a lengthy period to establish them, and to implement their long-term plans, did not help few adept interim bodies either.

The World - A Buddhist Perception

By Asuramuni Karunasena

The world we live in or the world around us or the world we belong to, however we try to identify or classify our traditionally accepted conventional world; it is confined to the reach of our senses. The two main features common to this conventional world are the existence of things and beings, implied feature of a degree of permanency. The galaxies, the universe, planets, countries, mountains, rivers, seas, trees, buildings, vehicles and all tangible things do exist in the conventional world.

Hospital workers in northern Sri Lanka strike for better

[b]Hospital workers in northern Sri Lanka strike for better conditions[/b]

More than 50 contract cleaners from the Jaffna teaching hospital in Sri Lanka’s war-ravaged north held a three-day strike beginning on February 11 to demand improved wages and conditions.

US slams Pakistan's poor HR record

[b]US slams Pakistan's poor HR record[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 10 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The United States has criticised Pakistan's human rights record, calling it "poor" and underlined the "limited progress" in democratisation of the country.

DMK gives 48 seats to Cong, 13 seats to Marxists

[b]DMK gives 48 seats to Cong, 13 seats to Marxists[/b]

By M Rama Rao - from New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 10 March (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The DMK has sorted out smoothly the most ticklish seat adjustment with allies. Thus the DMK led alliance is one-up on its rival, AIADMK led front, which is still busy picking up allies and throwing the red carpet for the new comers.

Legendary Iravanan: An allegory

[b]Legendary Iravanan: An allegory[/b]

By K.T.Rajasingham

Saivaites in Sri Lanka and all over the world recall Iravanan (known also as Ravana) daily through this devotional hymns of (Saint) Thiru+Gnana+Sampanthar – "-the holy ashes were upon him," (worn by Iravanan) – the highest form of valedictory eulogy showered upon the great Tamil King of Lanka by a holy Saint.

But today, nearly 80 m

Tamil Civilization – The Untold History

[b]Tamil Civilization – The Untold History[/b]

[b]Toronto 10 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Nonagenarian V.Navaratnam, a veteran Tamil leader, who was in a great way responsible for infusing 'Tamil Nationalism' in the hearts and minds of the Tamils, has come up with his latest book – "Tamil Civilization – The Untold History."

The book is an attempt to rediscover the antiquity of the Tamils'

US Human Rights Report on Sri Lanka: Report highlights paramilitary issue to Tigers delight

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

It blames Sri Lanka’s Tamil separatists, the Liberation Tigers, of abductions, disappearances, indiscriminate killings and using under-age children for military combat, but the scrutiny is more on the Government of Sri Lanka as the latter is an elected entity that receives foreign assistance from the United States and the former is a clandestine organization which the United States has no hold, or even a dialogue, when it comes to assistance under the 1976 amendment to the Foreign Assistance Act. Post your comments


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