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Sri Lankans sceptical about British promises to curb LTTE

[b]Sri Lankans sceptical about British promises to curb LTTE fund-raising[/b]

By Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 22 March (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Sri Lankans generally are not impressed by the latest promises of the British government to help curb LTTE fund-raising in the UK.

U.S. condemns fatal beating of Burmese political activist

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

A prominent political activist of pro-democracy organization in Burma, now known as Myanmar, was beaten to death in Rangoon (Yangon) on March 17 by Burma’s military junta’s police and firefighter forces.

U.N. Reform Plan Is U.S.-Driven, Staff Charges

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The 5,000-strong U.N. Staff Union, which passed a vote of "no confidence" in Secretary-General Kofi Annan last month, has implicitly declared that his much-publicised plan to restructure the world body is driven primarily by a single country: the United States.

Muslim Peace Secretariat gets silent treatment from LTTE

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

The Muslim Peace Secretariat (MPS) has sought an appointment with the LTTE peace Secretariat to discuss matters relating to the security of
Muslims in the North and East.Post your comments

Pakistan successfully test-fires cruise missile

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test-fired a cruise missile that can carry a nuclear warhead and hit targets within a 310-mile range (500 kilometers).Post your comments

Defiant Jo Becker promises to further investigate LTTE abuses of human rights

Dismissing LTTE attacks on Human Rights Watch, as typical of the LTTE to "the discredit the source of any criticism" Jo Becker, Director of the Human Rights Watch said that she will continue to investigate violations of human rights by the LTTE.Post your comments

Airport and Aviation Services bars Sri Lankan products displayed at the only International Airport

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Sri Lanka is one country where its government is not helping the local industry, but the help is limited only to lip service and towards these dealings, the activities of those government agencies are neither just nor transparent. Post your comments

Pak, UK sign letter of intent to develop long term uplift partnership

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and Britain have signed a letter of intent to develop a long term development partnership especially focusing on alleviating poverty and promoting development in Pakistan.

Japan Sri Lanka Contact: New Historical Evidence

Professor Laksiri Fernando - Ryukoku University

"How about coming to Ceylon?" A Japanese journalist Shotaro Noda wrote to Jiji Shinpo, a popular Japanese newspaper in 1890 from Colombo. Noda seriously suggested Japanese migration to Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and gave a vivid picture of the country to his readers in his "Chronicle of the Japanese Worships Bound for Turkey." We have so far known very little about Japan - Sri Lanka contact during this time, and the recent translation of Noda’s Chronicle by Michael Penn has shed much light on this obscure history.

Local and foreign investors to invest over US$ 75 million

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka

Around 20 local and foreign investors will invest over US$ 75 million in Sri Lanka under the "Nawa Nipayum" industrial project initiated by the Government of Sri Lanka.

Sethurupan neither denies nor affirms links to LTTE

In a letter sent to the "Asian Tribune", Sethurupan Nadarajah states that he is "neither a supporter nor an opponent of the LTTE." This letter was sent in response to R. Jayadevan’s "Open Letter."Post your comments<

Security Council's Secretive Habits Challenged

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

A group of five U.N. member states -- Switzerland, Costa Rica, Jordan, Liechtenstein and Singapore -- has initiated a new resolution calling for greater transparency in the usually-secretive working methods of the most powerful body at the United Nations: the 15-member Security Council.

Sethurupan neither denies nor affirms links to LTTE

[b]Sethurupan neither denies nor affirms links to LTTE[/b]

In a letter sent to the "Asian Tribune", Sethurupan Nadarajah states that he is "neither a supporter nor an opponent of the LTTE." This letter was sent in response to R.

Airport and Aviation Services bars Sri Lankan products

[b]Airport and Aviation Services bars Sri Lankan products displayed at the only International Airport[/b]

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 22 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Sri Lanka is one country where its government is not helping the local industry, but the help is limited only to lip service and towards these dealings, the activities of those government agencies are neither

Defiant Jo Becker promises to further investigate LTTE abuse

[b]Defiant Jo Becker promises to further investigate LTTE abuses of human rights[/b]

[b]New York, 22 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Dismissing LTTE attacks on Human Rights Watch, as typical of the LTTE to "the discredit the source of any criticism" Jo Becker, Director of the Human Rights Watch said that she will continue to investigate violations of human rights by the LTTE.

Pakistan successfully test-fires cruise missile

[b]Pakistan successfully test-fires cruise missile[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 22 March, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Pakistan on Tuesday successfully test-fired a cruise missile that can carry a nuclear warhead and hit targets within a 310-mile range (500 kilometers).

All phases of the planned trajectory were extremely successful and the missil

Muslim Peace Secretariat gets silent treatment from LTTE

[b]Muslim Peace Secretariat gets silent treatment from LTTE[/b]

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

[b]Colombo, 22 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Muslim Peace Secretariat (MPS) has sought an appointment with the LTTE peace Secretariat to discuss matters relating to the security of Muslims in the North and East.

"Although the MPS wrote to the LTTE Peace Secretariat in Januar

Sri Lankans sceptical about British promises to curb LTTE fund-raising

By Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

Sri Lankans generally are not impressed by the latest promises of the British government to help curb LTTE fund-raising in the UK. Post your comments


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