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Epic ballot battle in Tamil Nadu today

[b]Epic ballot battle in Tamil Nadu today[/b]

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

[b]Over 4 crore Tamils to decide future of Jayalalithaa, Karunanidhi[/b]

[b]New Delhi, 08 May (Asiantribune.com):[/b] An estimated 4.63 crore Tamilians will decide the 'fortunes' of two arch rivals - Jayalalithaa Jayaram and Muthavel Karunanidhi, in the balloting for the Tamil Nadu assembly today.

Three decapitated bodies found at Avissawella likely to be of Tamils – Police

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Police sources disclosed today that the remaining three bodies of the five decapitated bodies found recently at Avissawella may also very likely belong to Tamil youth, after two bodies were identified as Tamil males late last week.

Arakan Rohingya's appeal to UN Security Council to safeguard the Burmese civilians.

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation has appealed to the United Nations Security Council to take urgent action to stop attacks on civilians by the Burmese Army and provide 'human security' to the people of Burma.

Sri Lanka: A Tourist Hotel Resort to come up in Beruwala.

By: Sunil C. Perera, Reporting from Beruwala, Sri lanka

A Rs. 800 million Tourist Hotel Resort will come up on the Barbryn Island off Beruwala beach with facilities for water sports. Mr.Bob Kundanmal a local investor with Singapore collaboration is expected to build the new resort.

Nepal: The Way Ahead

By Alok Bansal

Deft diplomacy by India, prevented Nepal from heading into anarchy and lawlessness. Indian diplomacy not only forced the king to see the writing on the wall it also persuaded the political parties to accept the king’s proposal and when the Maoists decided to play the spoilsport, Indian emissary Shri Sitaram Yechuri managed to persuade them to give peace a try.

Swiss to help Pakistan get back stashed money

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The visiting Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey has pledged that her government will extend all possible assistance to the government of Pakistan to get back stolen money, stashed by corrupt politicians.

Sri Lanka Army retaliates to Tiger shelling in Vavunathievu

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Sri Lankan army today bombarded Tiger guerrilla positions in Vavunathivu, Batticaloa in the restive Eastern province, retaliating to LTTE shelling on the army forward defence line.

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation will not be privatized – Minister Fowzie

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting fro Colombo

Minister A.H.M. Fowzie assures that no institution under the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation or the petroleum resources will be privatized.

"One Coast, One People: the Tsunami Story"

A multimedia exhibition in commemoration of the tsunami, titled "One coast, One People: The Tsunami Story" will continue to remain open till today. The exhibition was inaugurated on 6th May at the Galle Face Green, Colombo.

The Right way and the Wrong way

By Dayan Jayatilleka

There is a right way and a wrong way, and the right way is usually the only way to succeed while the wrong way almost certainly dooms you to fail. There is a right way to fight the Tigers and a wrong way to do so, just as there is a right and wrong way to fight for autonomy or federalism for the Tamils.Post your comments

Akashi meets Dr. Kohona while Prabha turns down

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Tiger supremo, Velupillai Prabhakaran has turned down a request for a meeting with the visiting Japanese special peace envoy Yasushi Akashi, who is on a five day visit to push the government and the Tamil Tigers towards the next round of peace talks.Post your comments

Pakistan rejects US official remarks as highly irresponsible

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Expressing dismay over remarks by U.S. State Department Coordinator for counter-terrorism Henry Crumpton that Islamabad was not doing enough to help flush out Taliban and Al-Qaida leaders from its territory, Pakistan has strongly rejected the remarks as irresponsible, saying Islamabad was fully committed to the war on terror and has so far arrested or killed hundreds of Al-Qaida and Taliban activists.Post your comments

Epic ballot battle in Tamil Nadu today

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

An estimated 4.63 crore Tamilians will decide the 'fortunes' of two arch rivals - Jayalalithaa Jayaram and Muthavel Karunanidhi, in the balloting for the Tamil Nadu assembly today. All pre-poll surveys have predicted a close finish while some said it is advantage Jaya. Her rival camp has however stepped up its campaign in the past two-three days to neutralize if not establish a slender lead. Post your comments

Epic ballot battle in Tamil Nadu today

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

An estimated 4.63 crore Tamilians will decide the 'fortunes' of two arch rivals - Jayalalithaa Jayaram and Muthavel Karunanidhi, in the balloting for the Tamil Nadu assembly today. All pre-poll surveys have predicted a close finish while some said it is advantage Jaya. Her rival camp has however stepped up its campaign in the past two-three days to neutralize if not establish a slender lead. Post your comments

Pakistan rejects US official remarks as highly irresponsible

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Expressing dismay over remarks by U.S. State Department Coordinator for counter-terrorism Henry Crumpton that Islamabad was not doing enough to help flush out Taliban and Al-Qaida leaders from its territory, Pakistan has strongly rejected the remarks as irresponsible, saying Islamabad was fully committed to the war on terror and has so far arrested or killed hundreds of Al-Qaida and Taliban activists.Post your comments

Akashi meets Dr. Kohona while Prabha turns down

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Tiger supremo, Velupillai Prabhakaran has turned down a request for a meeting with the visiting Japanese special peace envoy Yasushi Akashi, who is on a five day visit to push the government and the Tamil Tigers towards the next round of peace talks.Post your comments

Pakistan rejects US official remarks as highly irresponsible

[b]Pakistan rejects US official remarks as highly irresponsible[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 08 May, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Expressing dismay over remarks by U.S.

Akashi meets Dr. Kohona while Prabha turns down

[b]Akashi meets Dr.

The Right way and the Wrong way

[b]The Right way and the Wrong way[/b]

By Dayan Jayatilleka

There is a right way and a wrong way, and the right way is usually the only way to succeed while the wrong way almost certainly dooms you to fail. There is a right way to fight the Tigers and a wrong way to do so, just as there is a right and wrong way to fight for autonomy or federalism for the Tamils.

Sri Lanka: Two killed in attack on Tamil newspaper office

[b]Sri Lanka: Two killed in attack on Tamil newspaper office[/b]

An armed attack on the offices of the Tamil-language newspaper Uthayan in northern Sri Lanka on May 2 has left two people dead and another two seriously injured.


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