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Sri Lanka Foreign Minister begins a three-day visit to India

[b]Sri Lanka Foreign Minister begins a three-day visit to India [/b]

By M Rama Rao - in New Delhi

[b]New Delhi, 07 May (Asiantribune.com):[/b] As the Colombo-Tigers stand off continues, the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera begins a three-day visit to India, his second visit in ix-months; the first visit was in December shortly after the Rajapakse government came to power.

Not an Island unto Itself…

Tisaranee Gunasekara

No country can be an island unto itself politically and militarily, even if it is an island geographically. Sri Lanka needs the backing of the international community if she is to meet the Tiger challenge successfully. Indubitably in this contestation with the LTTE we can rely on the support of our traditional friends, such as China, Pakistan and Russia. Equally indubitably a majority of the international community would be agnostic on the Lankan conflict.Post your comments

Sri Lanka Foreign Minister begins a three-day visit to India

By M Rama Rao - in New Delhi

As the Colombo-Tigers stand off continues, the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera begins a three-day visit to India, his second visit in six-months; the first visit was in December shortly after the Rajapakse government came to power. Sri Lanka's Foreign Secretary and Finance Secretary are accompanying him on the visit which is officially billed here as 'for consultations'. South Block sees the visit as a part of 'our high-level' engagement with Sri Lanka. Post your comments

BMLA supports establishment of relations with Israel

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, Reporting from Dhaka

"Some Islamist extremists are advocating in favor of not establishing relations with Israel, which is the only democracy in the Middle East," said Advocate Samarendra Nath Goswami. "But, in today’s world scenario, it is important for Bangladesh to follow the examples of Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Turkey and many other Muslim nations who already have established economic and diplomatic relations with Israel for the good of their own country," he emphasized.

Burmese Karen Refugees Eligible to Resettle in U.S.

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

More than 9,000 Burmese refugees now in a camp in Thailand will have the opportunity to resettle in the United States.

Sri Lankan Army Commander on a steady path to recovery- doctors

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Sri Lankan Army Commander Gen Sarath Fonseka who survived, but was fatally injured in an LTTE suicide attempt on his life is fast recovering, his doctors said.

Pak accords high priority to trade ties with US

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that Pakistan accords high priority to its trade and commercial relations with the US and finalization of the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), will further strengthen these ties.

Bangladeshi economist raise question on Tata's investment proposal

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury – Reporting from Dhaka

What can be the justification for giving a license to TATA to set up a fertilizer plant at Banshkali in the coastal area of Chittagong, since it is clear that the producer's main intention is to export his product. Critics wonder why the government is considering the proposal when it has all through opposed export of gas.

LTTE gunman shoots soldier guarding press office

By Our Colombo Correspondent

An LTTE gunman shot a soldier, guarding the Uthayan Newspaper house, Jaffna on Saturday afternoon as Japanese special peace envoy Yasushi Akashi is expected to arrive in the island to pursue two parties for ceasefire talks.

U.S. presents report to U.N. Anti-Torture Committee

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

In the heat of international human rights organizations’ criticism of the United States blatant disregard for the U.N. Convention Against Torture, the United States today, in Geneva, before the world body’s Committee Against Torture, told that claims of torture and mistreatment by American personnel in the War on Terror have become so exaggerated and overstated that they are "absurd."

Pak, Switzerland agree to enhance bilateral economic cooperation

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and Switzerland have agreed to tap vast opportunities for enhancing their bilateral economic cooperation.Post your comments

Congress party plans to stage a comeback in Uttar Pradesh

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Though India will witness the final ballot in the latest round of assembly elections in three states interest is centred on a by-election to India's parliament which is also taking place simultaneously on Monday, May 8. Post your comments

New Tiger fronts opened in Australia to raise funds

Despite the initial raids on TRO fund-raising centres in Sydney and Melbourne last year new Tamil fronts have come up in Australia to collect funds for the LTTE.Post your commenta

SAARC home ministers meet in Dhaka May 11

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury – Reporting from Dhaka

Terrorism and trafficking of humans and drugs will figure high in the forthcoming meet of the SAARC home ministers in Dhaka. Sitting together for the first time on May 11, the home ministers will discuss ways to strengthen cooperation among the seven South Asian countries.Post your comments

Not an Island unto Itself…

Tisaranee Gunasekara

No country can be an island unto itself politically and militarily, even if it is an island geographically. Sri Lanka needs the backing of the international community if she is to meet the Tiger challenge successfully. Indubitably in this contestation with the LTTE we can rely on the support of our traditional friends, such as China, Pakistan and Russia. Equally indubitably a majority of the international community would be agnostic on the Lankan conflict.Post your comments

SAARC home ministers meet in Dhaka May 11

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury – Reporting from Dhaka

Terrorism and trafficking of humans and drugs will figure high in the forthcoming meet of the SAARC home ministers in Dhaka. Sitting together for the first time on May 11, the home ministers will discuss ways to strengthen cooperation among the seven South Asian countries.Post your comments

New Tiger fronts opened in Australia to raise funds

Despite the initial raids on TRO fund-raising centres in Sydney and Melbourne last year new Tamil fronts have come up in Australia to collect funds for the LTTE.Post your commenta

Not an Island unto Itself…

[b]Not an Island unto Itself…[/b]

Tisaranee Gunasekara

[i][b]"…knowledge derived from experience of the occasions for vigorous action and for remission".[/b][/i]
[b]Marcus Aurelius[/b] ([i]The Meditations[/i])

No country can be an island unto itself politically and militarily, even if it is an island geographically.

New Tiger fronts opened in Australia to raise funds

[b]New Tiger fronts opened in Australia to raise funds[/b]

[b]Sydney, 07 May, (Asiantribune.com): [/b]Despite the initial raids on TRO fund-raising centres in Sydney and Melbourne last year new Tamil fronts have come up in Australia to collect funds for the LTTE.

Tamil Medical Aid, is now functioning under the new name of Australian Medical Aid Foundation, P.O.Box 226, Glen Iris, Victoria,

SAARC home ministers meet in Dhaka May 11

[b]SAARC home ministers meet in Dhaka May 11[/b]

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury – Reporting from Dhaka

[b]Dhaka, 07 May, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Terrorism and trafficking of humans and drugs will figure high in the forthcoming meet of the SAARC home ministers in Dhaka.


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