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Col. Karuna tops the list of LTTE and Norway

[b]Col. Karuna tops the list of LTTE and Norway [/b]

[b]Colombo, 06 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Col. Karuna is now on the top of the list of agenda of the LTTE and Norway. Both are putting pressure on the Sri Lankan government to disarm Karuna, former No: 2 LTTE leader and presently the leader of the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP).

'Mission call for fair economy'

By J.J.Atputharajah

The book on economic apartheid by Chuck Collins and associates outlines the need to take action to close the widening gap between the rich and poor in America. It heralds a new movement for economic justice in the U.S moving towards a fair economy. America was blessed with the economic boom of the nineteen nineties. Wealth became concentrated in the hands of a selected few whereas the majority were left behind without even a chance of discussing the fate of their economic lives.

Government officials obstruct Taiwanese assistance to the tsunami victims in Sri Lanka

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Hambantota, Sri Lanka

A number of philanthropists from Taiwan who have shown their interest to assist local tsunami victims, providing shelters and improve their lifestyles are worried due to the inactive government officials in the Hambantota area, who have also disobeyed their instructions given by the President of Sri Lanka.

Controversy over Loganathan's new role

By Janaka Perera

Asian Tribune editorial Advisor H.L.D. Mahindapala’s devastating exposure of corruption within the so-called civil society (Daily News March 10 and 14), members of patriotic organizations, such as the World Alliance for Peace Sri Lanka (WAPS) see the appointment of NGO activist Ketheshwaram Loganathan as Deputy Secretary General of the Government’s Peace Secretariat as a controversial one.Post your comments

Thaksin Resigns

By Richard S. Ehrlich

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra resigned on Wednesday (April 5), and appointed a loyal colleague, to end anti-Thaksin street protests before the June arrival of the world's kings, queens and other royalty to honor Thailand's revered monarch.

Crackdown in Nepal continues, King likely to announce poll dates on April 14

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Despite a crackdown, political parties are going ahead with their planned four-day general strike from today (Thursday). Public rallies are banned in the capital Katmandu but the strike sponsors have made it clear that they are determined to hold their rally in Kathmandu. Shovakar Parajuli, a secretary of the Nepali Congress Party, said, the weekend protests in Kathmandu would be held as scheduled.

Pakistan renews commitment to peace overtures with India

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

President General Pervez Musharraf has reiterated Pakistan's commitment to the peace process with India and Islamabad's efforts for the resolution of all issues, including Jammu and Kashmir dispute. Post your comments

Advani hits the road with his chariot; so does the BJP president Rajnath Singh

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

L K Advani and Rajnath Singh, two leaders of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata party are undertaking a grueling month long road journey through the heart of India. While Advani, a former deputy prime minister, is hitting the road from Rajkot in BJP ruled Gujarat, Rajnath Singh, the party chief, is beginning his yatra from Puri, in Orissa ruled by BJP ally Biju Janata Dal (BJD). Post your comments

Col. Karuna tops the list of LTTE and Norway

Col. Karuna is now on the top of the list of agenda of the LTTE and Norway. Both are putting pressure on the Sri Lankan government to disarm Karuna, former No: 2 LTTE leader and presently the leader of the TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP). Initially, when Karuna broke away from the LTTE in March 2004, the LTTE dismissed it as an "internal affair". Their attempts to control Col. Karuna has failed since then. Their next move has been to get the Sri Lankan government to disarm Col. Karuna's group entrenched in the east.Post your comments

"Good luck, but not too much!" -- Acting High Commissioner Lesley Craig to Marvan Atapattu on the forthcoming test out of England.

When the Sri Lankan cricket team visited the British High Commission on 31 March, Acting High Commissioner Lesley Craig took the opportunity to chat to team captain Marvan Atapattu.

Shippers Council to host shippers' summit in Colombo

From Sunil C. Perera – From Colombo

Sri Lanka Shippers' Council (SLSC), the apex body that represents the interests of local shippers, will be hosting the 29th Annual General Meeting of the Federation of ASEAN Shippers' Councils (FASC) and the 3rd Meeting of The Asian Shippers Council (ASC) in August this year. This is the first such time that the annual conference is held in the Indian sub-continent.

Advani hits the road with his chariot; so does the BJP presi

[b]Advani hits the road with his chariot; so does the BJP president Rajnath Singh[/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 06 April (Asiantribune.com):[/b] L K Advani and Rajnath Singh, two leaders of India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata party are undertaking a grueling month long road journey through the heart of India.

Pakistan renews commitment to peace overtures with India

[b]Pakistan renews commitment to peace overtures with India [/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 06 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] President General Pervez Musharraf has reiterated Pakistan's commitment to the peace process with India and Islamabad's efforts for the resolution of all issues, including Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

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Controversy over Loganathan's new role

[b]Controversy over Loganathan's new role[/b]

By Janaka Perera

[b]Colombo, 06 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] In the wake of Asian Tribune editorial Advisor H.L.D.

Has Nepal's Orange-Revolution Begun ?

[b]Has Nepal's Orange-Revolution Begun ? [/b]

By D. Michael Van de Veer - in Kathmandu

[b]Kathmandu, 06 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b]The Hindu Kingdom of Nepal, nestled in the Himalayan Mountains between India and China, has now passed the 10-year mark in the People’s War declared by the Maoists in 1996. At that time the Maoists controlled no more than 5% of the country.

Teaching dissidence to LTTE

[b]Teaching dissidence to LTTE[/b]

Teaching dissidence to LTTE After four agonising years, the Sri Lankan peace process has boiled down to a single issue that has nothing to do with the rights of Tamils.

The inside of old Toshiba COCOM Affair

In Mar 2006 I read Japanese book "?????????? ?????????????" (in English, "The truth of Toshiba COCOM affair and American information manipulation : The noize of Soviet's submarine was gone.") (1993) by Japanese journalist Mikio Haruo ???? or Washington DC Cheif ????????, Kyodo News ????? and, soon, I suspect Toshiba Corp killed US Commerce secretary Malcolm Baldrige as Mind-control Terrorism.

Trade & investment promotion mission to Moscow & Nizhny Novgorod

From Sunil C. Perera in Colombo.

The Sri Lanka – Russia Business Council, affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, together with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Embassy in Moscow will be organizing a Trade & Investment Promotion Mission to Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod from 18th to 23rd June 2006.

Has Nepal's Orange-Revolution Begun ?

By D. Michael Van de Veer - in Kathmandu

In the Ukraine, thousands and thousands joined in peaceful demonstrations resulting in the change of Government on December 6, 2004. This is known as the Orange Revolution. But from April 6, 2006 the majority of the saffron clad Hindus and other Nepalese are to launch their own Orange Revolution from the only Hindu Kingdom in the world to change the political destiny of their country.Post your comments

Washington Power Brokers in New Delhi

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

While the US-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement is currently under intense scrutiny in the United States Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and the House International Relations Committee, Washington power brokers are entering the New Delhi orbit this week, some to continue the bilateral talks that commenced between the two countries with Premier Manmohan Singh’s visit to Washington last year, and others to further dig into New Delhi’s motives in getting the Bush administration to change the priorities and operation of the nonproliferation regime.


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