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Sethurupan replies to Jeyadevan

[b]Sethurupan replies to Jeyadevan[/b]

Editor's note: We reproduce in full, without editing, the original text sent as a reply by Sethurupan to Jeyadevan. This is reproduced as it is of particular interest to the Tamils in the diaspora.

President Rajapakse cuts out red tape to promote Korean investors

President Mahinda Rajapakse moved swiftly yesterday to facilitate the Korean investors proposing to build a multi-million dollar hospital project by cutting through red tape and bureaucratic delays.Post your comments

World Tea Expo in Las Vegas held March 27-29: Sri Lanka, India, China, Kenya participate

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

The World Tea Expo, the United States’ premier marketplace for the tea industry, will have its three-day Expo from Monday, March 27 through Wednesday, March 29 with the participation of world’s premier quality tea producing countries such as Sri Lanka, India, China and Kenya here in this world famous gambling city of Las Vegas which attracts 3.5 million visitors annually.

Court of Appeal dismissed UNP LG petition

Sunil C. Perera, Reporting from Colombo

The Appeal Court has determined that the decision of the returning officer to turn down the nominations submitted by the UNP for the Colombo Municipal Council is in accordance with the election law. Post your comments

Another Indo-Pak Bus Service begins

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The first bus from Amritsar city of India to Nankana Sahib in Pakistan reached Wagah border crossing Friday carrying 29 passengers including officials and Sikh leaders.Post your comments

Assam Elections: ULFA's decree comes in a soft way

By Lakhyajit Gohain – Asian Tribune

Ahead of the Assembly Elections in the northeastern province of Assam the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom(ULFA) has warned the political parties of the province 'not to encourage the people to join the poll process'.

Naresh succeeds Dicky

By Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Veteran Planter Naresh Ratwatte has been appointed as the Chiarman of the Sri lanka Plantations of James Finlays & Company Ltd, by the management of the company.

Sethurupan replies to Jeyadevan

We reproduce in full, without editing, the original text sent as a reply by Sethurupan to Jeyadevan. This is reproduced as it is of particular interest to the Tamils in the diaspora.Post your comments

SL inaugurates a mega handloom exhibition in Colombo

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo.

Sri Lanka’s Handlooms Development Minister Jayatissa Ranaweera says that economically collapsed handloom institutions now shows progress after launching the Mahinda Chinthana programme to end corruptions and improve its productivity.

Another Indo-Pak Bus Service begins

[b]Another Indo-Pak Bus Service begins [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 25 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The first bus from Amritsar city of India to Nankana Sahib in Pakistan reached Wagah border crossing Friday carrying 29 passengers including officials and Sikh leaders.

President Rajapakse cuts out red tape to promote Korean inve

[b]President Rajapakse cuts out red tape to promote Korean investors[/b]

[b]Colombo, 25 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] President Mahinda Rajapakse moved swiftly yesterday to facilitate the Korean investors proposing to build a multi-million dollar hospital project by cutting through red tape and bureaucratic delays.

Court of Appeal dismissed UNP LG petition

[b]Court of Appeal dismissed UNP LG petition [/b]

Sunil C. Perera, Reporting from Colombo

[b]Colombo, 25 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Appeal Court has determined that the decision of the returning officer to turn down the nominations submitted by the UNP for the Colombo Municipal Council is in accordance with the election law.

Netherlands: Government suffers heavy losses in local election

The federal government of Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende was punished heavily in local elections held in the Netherlands on March 7. Following the failure to win a majority in the referendum on the European Constitution last summer, the local election result is the second defeat for the coalition government of the Christian Democrats (CDA), the right-wing liberal People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the liberal D66 party. Behind the defeat is the widespread opposition to the government’s social and immigration policies.


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