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No homeland for Tamil expatriates under LTTE

[b]No homeland for Tamil expatriates under LTTE [/b]

Colombo, 07 April, (Asiantribune.com): LTTE's official radio "Pulikalin Kural" – Voice of the Tigers -- has announced that the land, houses and other moveable and immoveable properties of the expatriate Tamils will be taken over by the LTTE to be distributed among new occupants selected by the LTTE.

Solheim - a partner in LTTE crimes

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

Erik Solheim is not a babe who has just lost his milk teeth. In his own biography he confesses to having chewed quite a bit of flesh in his own Viking style. He is seasoned enough to know what he is doing. In Sri Lanka he knows that he has to choose between the declared principles of his own government (along with its obligations to international humanitarian laws) and his commitment to save the skin of his friend Anton Balasingham and his boss Prabhakaran.Post your comments

US State Department spokesman sidesteps entry visa issue

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

Does the United States issue entry visas to those who endorse and propagate the agenda of a terrorist movement designated by the U.S. Secretary of State under section 219 of the USA Patriot Act and the Foreign Affairs Manual?

EIB released 70 million Euro to support tsunami affected industries in Sri Lanka.

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The European Investment Bank [EIB] has released Euro 70 million to support Sri Lanka`s industries and services which have been directly or indirectly affected by the tsunami.

Pak politicians involved in Iraq's oil-for-food programme scam

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her two close aides were involved in Iraq’s oil-for-food programme scam, unearthed by the United Nations a few months back, claimed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of Pakistan. Post your comments

Norwegian brokers brief Delhi of their latest tryst with Lanka peace

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

The two Norwegian peace brokers –one outgoing and the other incoming - today briefed the Indian government about the late situation report. It was in a manner of speaking the current status of the peace process since both Erik Solheim and his successor Ambassador Jon Hanssen Bauer have just returned from Sri Lanka after talks with the Rajapakse government in Colombo and with the LTTE in Kilinochchi.Post your comments

Ranil backs off and appoints another committee to solve his latest problem

UNP heavyweights ganged up against Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Leader of the UNP, and forced him to withdraw the sacking of Mahinda Wijesekera, the Matara District MP, from the Working Committee.Post your comments

President Rajapakse replaces Chandrika as SLFP president

The Bandaranaikes are on the way out. The new leadership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party is moving slowly but surely into the hands of the Rajapakses.Post your comments

Killing of Vigneswaran: Opens doubts about mysterious hands behind the heinous act

Vanniasingham Vigneswaran, leader of the District Tamil People's Forum in Trincomalee was gunned down near the Bank of Ceylon branch located in the Inner Harbor Road, Trincomalee, alleged to be by an unidentified person riding motorcycle around 9.30 a.m yesterday. Post your comments

Cash given to Tsunami affected families end up in alcohol and gambling.

From Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Presenting her case study on Gender Dimensions of tsunami assistance, at the Tenth National Convention on Women’s Studies, organized by CENWOR, former Director General of the National Planning Department Patricia J.Alailima highlighted that TAFREN had no legal basis, and there was no way the auditor general could question them, as a result of no accountability.Post your comments

U.S. Quits Race for Human Rights Council, Possibly Fearing Defeat

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United States, which has been lambasted for human rights abuses both by members of its armed forces in Abu Ghraib prison outside Baghdad and by U.S. law enforcement officials in the Guantanamo detention facility in Cuba, has backed out of a hotly contested race for membership in the newly-created U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC).

LP gas bulk users need direct purchase facility from CPC

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The government of Sri Lanka will canvass its Petroleum distribution arm –the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation to allow direct LP gas sales to local industrialists.

Norway's dubious role in Sri Lanka

[b]Norway's dubious role in Sri Lanka[/b]

By H. L. D.

Killing of Vigneswaran: Opens doubts about mysterious hands

[b]Killing of Vigneswaran: Opens doubts about mysterious hands behind the heinous act[/b]

[b]Colombo, 08 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Vanniasingham Vigneswaran, leader of the District Tamil People's Forum in Trincomalee was gunned down near the Bank of Ceylon branch located in the Inner Harbor Road, Trincomalee, alleged to be by an unidentified person riding motorcycle around 9.30 a.m yesterd

President Rajapakse replaces Chandrika as SLFP president

[b]President Rajapakse replaces Chandrika as SLFP president[/b]

[b]Colombo, 08 April, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]The Bandaranaikes are on the way out. The new leadership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party is moving slowly but surely into the hands of the Rajapakses.

Ranil backs off and appoints another committee to solve his

[b]Ranil backs off and appoints another committee to solve his latest problem[/b]

[b]Colombo, 08 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] UNP heavyweights ganged up against Ranil Wickremesinghe, the Leader of the UNP, and forced him to withdraw the sacking of Mahinda Wijesekera, the Matara District MP, from the Working Committee.

Wijesekera was one of the UNP rebels who lashed out against the failed

Norwegian brokers brief Delhi of their latest tryst with Lan

[b]Norwegian brokers brief Delhi of their latest tryst with Lanka peace[/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 08April (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The two Norwegian peace brokers –one outgoing and the other incoming - today briefed the Indian government about the late situation report.

Pak politicians involved in Iraq's oil-for-food programme sc

[b]Pak politicians involved in Iraq's oil-for-food programme scam[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 08 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her two close aides were involved in Iraq’s oil-for-food programme scam, unearthed by the United Nations a few months back, claimed the National Accountability Bureau

Solheim - a partner in LTTE crimes

[b]Solheim - a partner in LTTE crimes[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

[b]Part II [/b]

Erik Solheim is not a babe who has just lost his milk teeth. In his own biography he confesses to having chewed quite a bit of flesh in his own Viking style. He is seasoned enough to know what he is doing.

Cash given to Tsunami affected families end up in alcohol an

[b]Cash given to Tsunami affected families end up in alcohol and gambling.[/b]

From Sunil C.


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