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TN election campaign begins with Jaya hitting the road

[b]TN election campaign begins with Jaya hitting the road[/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

New Delhi, 02 April (Asiantribune.com): The bugle has been sounded in Tamil Nadu’s electoral battle.

Pak, Lanka agree to combat extremism, terrorism

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have agreed to combat extremism and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations in the interest of peace and progress of their people. Post your comments

Electoral Exposes

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Elections expose. When free and fair, they take the sheen away and reveal the true state of political parties. This is what happened in Sri Lanka on Friday. The results of the Local Government election revealed that Sri Lanka is still a two and a quarter party system. The absolute majority of the voters still back the two main parties, with the JVP as a not very impressive third. Post your comments

America's brutal tactics

By John Chuckman

Naturally enough, few details of what American troops do in Iraq and Afghanistan reach the nation's television screens, the main source of news for most Americans. American television takes the approach of the New York Times when it refers to professional soldiers as GIs, as though they were humble mechanics and bricklayers of America drafted into the titanic struggle against Hitler and Tojo.

Punishment of death for apostasy not in Holy Quran Says US Islamic organization

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

"It is axiomatic that the punishment of death for apostasy, or the abandonment of one's religious faith, as accepted under current sharia law finds no sanction in the Holy Quran. It is equally clear that the sources of tradition cited as the basis for this practice misapplied; the incidents therein concern crimes of treason and treachery, not simple apostasy."

Pak-Sri Lanka to set up Business Council to boost trade

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have agreed to set up a joint Business Council to boost trade and economic cooperation between the private sectors of two countries.

Fighting against health

By Daya Dissanayake

The theme decided for the World Health Day falling on April 7, 2006, is
"Working together for Health". It is a good theme, like all the themes initiated by the WHO.

Where is that great epic in English from Sri Lankan writers?

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Reading Prof. D. C. R. A. Goonetilleke's survey of English literature from 1917 to 2003 brings home the fact that those Sri Lankans writing in English have failed to produce any monumental work which can claim to be truly representative of the indigenous culture or its realities. At best we have produced minor works ranging from "Grass for My Feet" in colonial times to Romesh Gunasekera’s novellettes. Other than that there are a crop of writers producing cameos like Colpetty People to Horse Shoe Road.

State Department presents dismal picture of Burma to US Congress

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

Less than two weeks ago, several security officials accosted a former political prisoner named Thet Naing Oo, accusing him of public indecency for relieving himself near a Rangoon teahouse. In most countries, urinating in public might warrant a citation or a warning. Not in Burma. The security officials provoked a confrontation with Thet Naing Oo, and in the end, beat him to death, in full view of numerous horrified onlookers.

Pak, Lanka vow to boost cooperation in all fields

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have expressed the resolve to enhance their cooperation in all fields particularly education, economy, trade and security.

NERD produces building block without river or sea sand

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

In Sri Lanka the use of river and sea sand for building construction work has created numerous environmental problems which ultimately led to ban on sand mining in rivers and the miners and transporters caught in the mining and transporting have been fined. With the Tsunami disaster which destroyed a large number of housing units has compounded the sand problem in the country as housing construction has accelerated.

NERD produces building block without river or sea sand

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

In Sri Lanka the use of river and sea sand for building construction work has created numerous environmental problems which ultimately led to ban on sand mining in rivers and the miners and transporters caught in the mining and transporting have been fined. With the Tsunami disaster which destroyed a large number of housing units has compounded the sand problem in the country as housing construction has accelerated.

Electoral Exposes

[b]Electoral Exposes[/b]

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b]"And who's to say where
The harvest shall stop?"[/b][/i]
[b]Robert Frost[/b] ([i]Gathering Leaves[/i])

Elections expose. When free and fair, they take the sheen away and reveal the true state of political parties. This is what happened in Sri Lanka on Friday.

Pak, Lanka agree to combat extremism, terrorism

[b]Pak, Lanka agree to combat extremism, terrorism [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 02 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Pakistan and Sri Lanka have agreed to combat extremism and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations in the interest of peace and progress of their people.

TN election campaign begins with Jaya hitting the road

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

The bugle has been sounded in Tamil Nadu’s electoral battle. Big and small players have already begun to make the rounds of the constituencies braving the summer that has set in full vigor.Post your comments


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