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Extortion and Intimidation of Canadian Tamils condemned

[b]Extortion and Intimidation of Canadian Tamils condemned[/b]

[b]Toronto, 17 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]Recent exposure by the New York based Human Rights Watch on the Sri Lanka’s Tamil Separatist Organization – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s continued and systematic intimidation and extortion of Tamil Diaspora has subjected them for the very first time in Canada for a public vilificat

Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington to reach all Lankans living in US

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

Sri Lanka Embassy in the United States has launched a program that it has never embarked on since its inception: to rally all Sri Lankan expatriates living in all fifty states under a single banner, and reach out to Sri Lankan associations that are active in the country, a public affairs project the embassy never ever thought before.Post your comments

Tamilselvan attacks appointment of Vice-chancellor

After meeting Norway's Ambassador Mr Hans Brattskar in Kilinochchi yesterday, S. P. Tamilselvan, head of the LTTE’s Political Wing, continued his attack on the appointment of Prof. Ratnajeevan Hoole, as Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna.Post your comments

Erik Solheim stepping aside (partly) brings no hope for peace in Sri Lanka

Norway's International Development Minister Erik Solheim said on Thursday that he will stand aside as a special peace envoy in Sri Lanka's civil war, according to Reuters. But he is expected to keep "overall responsibility for Oslo's mediation effort".Post your comments

Pakistan to go ahead with Iran-Pak-India gas pipeline

BY Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri Thursday said Pakistan would decide on Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline issue in accordance with its energy requirements and would not falter to pressure from any side in this regard. Post your comments

Are the Tamils fit to rule the Tamils?

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Those who forget their history

Are condemned to live in misery.

Those who deny their past

Will advance to their graves very fast.

Remember the misdeeds of your forefathers

If you want to redeem your brothers and sisters.

So let’s begin at the correct beginning

To understand where we are heading. Post your comments

Rumors about Bugti flying to Iran

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Chief of the Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) and prominent tribal leader in the restive Pakistani province of Balochistan, Nawab Muhammad Akbar Khan Bugti has fled to Iran, media reports said.

No justification to raise bus fares –NTC

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The National Transport Commission of Sri Lanka says it cannot see any justification to raise the bus fares. It pointed out that the prices of fuel and vehicle spare parts have not risen "that" considerably.

U.N. Creates New Human Rights Body over U.S. Opposition

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

A running gag at the United Nations is that whenever the United States takes a defiant stand against an overwhelming majority of the 191 member states, there are only three countries that predictably vote with Washington most of the time -- whether it is right or dead wrong. Post your comments

Japan to continue helping eradication of poverty in Myanmar

Daniel Win - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Japanese government 's attitude towards Myanmar is not the same as of the West, according to a diplomat from the Japanese Embassy here.

Sri Lanka Aid and Humanitarian Development Agency donates AQUISmed system to the government

By Sunil C.Perera, Reporting from Colombo

A local NGO, Sri Lanka Aid and Humanitarian Development Agency [SLAHDA ] and Terra Tech e.V. Germany donated AQUISmed system for disinfection and wound healing worth 4 million rupees to the Ministry of Health, Government of Sri Lanka .

U.N. Creates New Human Rights Body over U.S. Opposition

[b]U.N. Creates New Human Rights Body over U.S.

Are the Tamils fit to rule the Tamils?

[b]Are the Tamils fit to rule the Tamils?[/b]

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Those who forget their history
Are condemned to live in misery.
Those who deny their past
Will advance to their graves very fast.
Remember the misdeeds of your forefathers
If you want to redeem your brothers and sisters.

Pakistan to go ahead with Iran-Pak-India gas pipeline

[b]Pakistan to go ahead with Iran-Pak-India gas pipeline [/b]

BY Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Islamabad, 17 March (Asiantribune.com): Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmood Kasuri Thursday said Pakistan would decide on Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline issue in accordance with its energy requirements and would not falter to pressure from any side in this

Erik Solheim stepping aside (partly) brings no hope for peac

[b]Erik Solheim stepping aside (partly) brings no hope for peace in Sri Lanka [/b]

[b]Colombo, 17 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Norway's International Development Minister Erik Solheim said on Thursday that he will stand aside as a special peace envoy in Sri Lanka's civil war, according to Reuters.

Tamilselvan attacks appointment of Vice-chancellor

[b]Tamilselvan attacks appointment of Vice-chancellor[/b]

[b]Colombo, 17 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] After meeting Norway's Ambassador Mr Hans Brattskar in Kilinochchi yesterday, S. P. Tamilselvan, head of the LTTE’s Political Wing, continued his attack on the appointment of Prof. Ratnajeevan Hoole, as Vice Chancellor of the University of Jaffna.

Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington to reach all Lankans living

[b]Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington to reach all Lankans living in US[/b]

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

[b]Washington, D.C.

Extortion and Intimidation of Canadian Tamils condemned

Recent exposure by the New York based Human Rights Watch on the Sri Lanka’s Tamil Separatist Organization – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam’s continued and systematic intimidation and extortion of Tamil Diaspora has subjected them for the very first time in Canada for a public vilification of the Tamil community in country.Post your comments


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