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DMK picks up autonomy plank for elections, offers rice at Rs

[b]DMK picks up autonomy plank for elections, offers rice at Rs 2 per kilo[/b]

From M.

LTTE agreed to participate in the second round of talks: Norwegian Peace Envoys to visit Sri Lanka to finalise details.

Erik Solheim, Norway’s Minister for International Development met with Anton Balasingham in London yesterday and it has been agreed that LTTE delegation will participate in the second round of talks to be held in Geneva during 19 – 22 April. Post your comments

DMK picks up autonomy plank for elections, offers rice at Rs 2 per kilo

From M. Rama Rao in New- Delhi

Striking a perfect balance between the imperatives of local politics and national politics, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), which is posing a serious challenge to the Jayalalithaa’s bid for a second consecutive term, released its manifesto for the May elections. The battle cry sees the party return to its many of its old planks- Rs 2 per kg rice, autonomy for the states and social justice for the poor. Post your comments

"JVP is for a unitary state with democratic rights for all"

All communities in Sri Lanka should enjoy equal rights without any ethnic or religious prejudices. The viable, vibrant, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-religious democratic society that the JVP stands for is best expressed in a unitary state with democratic rights for all. Post your comments

Plot to remove <i>Daily News</i> editor?

By Janaka Perera - Asian Tribune

The pro-JVP Sinhala weekly, Lanka March 26 reported an alleged NGO conspiracy to remove Bandula Jayasekara and Karunadasa Sooriyarachchi from the posts of editor Daily News and Silumina respectively.

Not so wonderful Thailand

By Daya Dissanayake

Thailand is a wonderful country. Wonderful people. Wonderful markets. Wonderful temples. That is how I saw it on my previous visits. Unfortunately during my last visit I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, which shattered my ideas about Wonderful Thailand. It was my second visit to Ayuthaya. What I remembered from my first visit was the wonderful legacy left behind by the earlier rulers and the beautiful temples and the ruins of a bygone era. This time I saw something I had missed on my first visit. The elephant rides.

Long term solution to Sri Lanka's garbage crisis

By Munza Mushtaq -- Reporting for Asian Tribune

The country's simmering garbage crisis which could also be a decisive factor at the forthcoming local government elections, is set to take a turn for the better in the coming weeks, following the seven member committee appointed by President Mahinda Rajapakse having finally
decided on a 'long term solution' to the issue.

British High Commission provides Rs. 19 million to fund local projects

British High Commission in Colombo has agreed to fund many local projects in Sri Lanka. On 28 March, British High Commission came forward to grant Rs 19 million funding for a variety of projects through its Small Grants Scheme (SGS). The projects, which will be implemented over the forthcoming year, will benefit a wide range of districts and communities across Sri Lanka.

Will Norway and Co-chairs back the EPDP Council in LTTE-controlled area?

The Co-chairs and Norway, the official facilitator in the peace process in Sri Lanka, are faced with a knotty problem: will they back the legally elected representatives of the Eelam Peoples' Democratic Party (EPDP) to run the Puthukudiyiruppu Pradeshiya Sabha or will they back the LTTE who lost control of it to the EPDP, their arch rivals. Post your comments

Norway does not back

Embarrassed by media reports that Norway was backing "self-rule" for the Tamils of Sri Lanka the Royal Norwegian Foreign Ministry released the written question and answer to prove that Erik Solheim who gave the interview to the Indian magazine Tehelka never made such a statement.Post your comments

LTTE cooking up evidence to link Government with anti-LTTE Tamil parties

Key leaders belonging to the political wing of the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (Col.Karuna's wing) met the villagers at the Pechiyamman Temple grounds located in Valaichchenai on Tuesday early morning. The meeting was arranged by the villagers Kannan Kiramam, Vinayagapuram, Kannakipuram, Pethalai, Puthukudiyiruppu located in Valaichchenai.Post your comments

High drama at the Colombo Municipal Council

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

High drama is taking place at the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) with
Deputy Mayor Azath Salley's Confidential Secretary Fathima Nadya
allegedly calling the shots at the Council, leading to some cases
being even taken up by the Criminal Investigations Division.

LTTE agreed to participate in the second round of talks: Norwegian Peace Envoys to visit Sri Lanka to finalise details.

Erik Solheim, Norway’s Minister for International Development met with Anton Balasingham in London yesterday and it has been agreed that LTTE delegation will participate in the second round of talks to be held in Geneva during 19 – 22 April. Post your comments

High drama at the Colombo Municipal Council

By Munza Mushtaq - Reporting for Asian Tribune

High drama is taking place at the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) with
Deputy Mayor Azath Salley's Confidential Secretary Fathima Nadya
allegedly calling the shots at the Council, leading to some cases
being even taken up by the Criminal Investigations Division.

LTTE cooking up evidence to link Government with anti-LTTE Tamil parties

Key leaders belonging to the political wing of the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (Col.Karuna's wing) met the villagers at the Pechiyamman Temple grounds located in Valaichchenai on Tuesday early morning. The meeting was arranged by the villagers Kannan Kiramam, Vinayagapuram, Kannakipuram, Pethalai, Puthukudiyiruppu located in Valaichchenai.Post your comments

LTTE agreed to participate in the second round of talks:

[b]LTTE agreed to participate in the second round of talks: Norwegian Peace Envoys to visit Sri Lanka to finalise details.[/b]

Oslo, 30 March, (Asiantribune.com): Erik Solheim, Norway’s Minister for International Development met with Anton Balasingham in London yesterday and it has been agreed that LTTE delegation will participate in the second round of talks to be held in Geneva during 19 – 22

LTTE cooking up evidence to link Government with anti-LTTE

[b]LTTE cooking up evidence to link Government with anti-LTTE Tamil parties[/b]

[b]Colombo, 30 March, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Key leaders belonging to the political wing of the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (Col.Karuna's wing) met the villagers at the Pechiyamman Temple grounds located in Valaichchenai on Tuesday early morning.

Norway does not back "self-rule for Tamils" as sta

[b]Norway does not back "self-rule for Tamils" as stated by the Indian magazine[/b]

Colombo, 30 March, (Asiantribune.com): Embarrassed by media reports that Norway was backing "self-rule" for the Tamils of Sri Lanka the Royal Norwegian Foreign Ministry released the written question and answer to prove that Erik Solheim who gave the interview to the Indian magazine Tehelka never made such a stat

Will Norway and Co-chairs back the EPDP Council in LTTE-cont

[b]Will Norway and Co-chairs back the EPDP Council in LTTE-controlled area?

"JVP is for a unitary state with democratic rights for

[b]"JVP is for a unitary state with democratic rights for all"[/b]

[b]Colombo, 30 March, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] All communities in Sri Lanka should enjoy equal rights without any ethnic or religious prejudices. The viable, vibrant, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-religious democratic society that the JVP stands for is best expressed in a unitary state with democratic rights for all.


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