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Seven Vanni Tigers killed, several injured at Kanda Kaadu

[b]Seven Vanni Tigers killed, several injured at Kanda Kaadu[/b]

[b]Colombo, 30 April, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] A pitched battle between the Liberation Tigers of Vanni and the Colonel Karuna led TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal was reported today.

Seven Vanni Tigers killed, several injured at Kanda Kaadu

A pitched battle between the Liberation Tigers of Vanni and the Colonel Karuna led TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal was reported today. Report revealed that seven Vanni Tigers were killed and many sustained injuries in the battle.Post your comments

Boiling Immigration Issue in U.S. Overflows into Int'l Workers Day on May 1

By Daya Gamage – U.S. Bureau of Asian Tribune

On International Workers Day, popularly known as May Day worldwide, never celebrated in the United States which has its own Labor Day every September, will be used by nation-wide Hispanic organizations which have called No Work, No School, No Sales, and No Buying to show the numerical and economic strength to convince the lawmakers in the U.S. Congress that it was high time the nation took serious efforts to resolve the already boiling undocumented immigration issue. Post your comments

Taliban killed abducted Indian engineer near Kandahar

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

The Indian telecom engineer from Hyderabad, K Suryanarayana, abducted by Taliban in Afghanistan was killed even before the expiry of the deadline set for his release. Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran, confirming the killing said that the engineer was brutally murdered. The Taliban militants had premeditated the killing, he told a hurriedly convened press conference here.

Microsoft stretches a helping hand to uplift IT drive in rural Sri Lanka

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Compared to many Asian countries, Sri Lanka’s IT drive has been lagging behind with IT literacy recording only 9 percent and to uplift the IT penetration levels and awareness in rural communities, Microsoft Sri Lanka further strengthening its commitment to community outreach in Sri Lanka, through a contribution of Rs 16.5 million to fund basic technology and job training to empower under-served people with new skills for better employability.

U.N. Talks But Won't Act on Genocide, Say Activists

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The 15-member U.N. Security Council, which has shown a reluctance to penalize those accused of war crimes in conflict-ridden Darfur in Sudan, unanimously adopted a resolution Friday to protect civilians in armed conflicts.

SL Government launches phase II of the UNIDO project to improve rural industrial sector.

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Ministries of Industries, Science and Technology and the Rural Development have jointly launched its second phase of the industrial supportive project -UNIDO Integrated Industrial Development Support Programme to improve rural industries.

Oh, say, can you see xenophobia in a land of immigrants?

By John Chuckman

Was George Bush speaking of some truly shattering event in American affairs? Perhaps the imprisonment and torture of thousands of innocent people? Perhaps the lack of democratic legitimacy in his own coming to power?

Pak successfully test fires nuclear-capable long-range ballistic missile

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Saturday carried out a successful test fire of its long range nuclear-capable Surface to Surface Ballistic Missile Hatf VI (Shaheen-II) with outstanding results.

'Please the Tigers and let there be peace'

By Janaka Perera - Asiantribune

National Peace Council Media Director Jehan Perera today (April 29) cut a ridiculous figure when he tried to condemn the Sri Lanka Air Force’s retaliatory attacks on Wanni Tiger strongholds in Trincomalee following the assassination attempt on Army Commander Lt. General Sarath Fonseka. Perera was participating in a Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation's regular Sinhala radio discussion program, Subharathi. The other participant was Daily News Editor Bandula Jayasekara, who knocked the bottom out of almost all of Perera’s shaky arguments. Post your comments

Taliban abduct Indian engineer in Afghanistan

From M Rama Rao in New Delhi

The resurgent Taliban has kidnapped an Indian engineer working for Arab company in Kandahar region of Afghanistan and demanded closure of Indian missions in the war ravaged country in return for the safe release of the engineer. The deadline expires by 6pm on Sunday, April 30.

The Inimitable Tiger

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

Imagine a land where the ultimate heroine is a woman who, in order to kill an enemy blows up herself and her unborn child. According to media reports preliminary investigations have revealed that the woman suicide bomber who blew herself up in an attempt to assassinate the Lankan Army Commander was actually pregnant. Post your comments

Musharraf enjoys Army full support, Al-Qaida leaders desperate

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

President General Pervez Musharraf was enjoying full sport of the army, military spokesman said in reaction to a call by Al-Qaida's leader Ayman Al Zawahiri to Pakistanis to overthrow Musharraf.Post your comments

Tiger eastern commander, Bhanu, under serious threat from Karuna Group

Colonel Bahnu, LTTE's Special Commander of the Batticalao-Amparai districts, has quietly slipped out of 'Thenagam' which is considered to be the eastern headquarters of the Tigers.Post your comments

After the ban Canadian Tamils hit hard by the Police

Canadian Police is cracking down hard on the Tamil Tigers of Canada after the federal government listed them as a terrorist organization them last month. Post your comments

Naxalism poses long term challenge to India: US

From M Rama Rao in New Delhi

The US State Department has voiced concern over Naxalite menace in India and cautioned that it may pose 'a significant long-term challenge'.Post your comments

Seven Vanni Tigers killed, several injured at Kanda Kaadu

A pitched battle between the Liberation Tigers of Vanni and the Colonel Karuna led TamilEela Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal was reported today. Report revealed that seven Vanni Tigers were killed and many sustained injuries in the battle.Post your comments

Boiling Immigration Issue in U.S. Overflows into Int'l Workers Day on May 1

By Daya Gamage – U.S. Bureau of Asian Tribune

On International Workers Day, popularly known as May Day worldwide, never celebrated in the United States which has its own Labor Day every September, will be used by nation-wide Hispanic organizations which have called No Work, No School, No Sales, and No Buying to show the numerical and economic strength to convince the lawmakers in the U.S. Congress that it was high time the nation took serious efforts to resolve the already boiling undocumented immigration issue. Post your comments

Naxalism poses long term challenge to India: US

From M Rama Rao in New Delhi

The US State Department has voiced concern over Naxalite menace in India and cautioned that it may pose 'a significant long-term challenge'.Post your comments

After the ban Canadian Tamils hit hard by the Police

Canadian Police is cracking down hard on the Tamil Tigers of Canada after the federal government listed them as a terrorist organization them last month. Post your comments


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