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Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat pooh-poohs Anton Balasingham

[b]Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat pooh-poohs Anton Balasingham as an [/b]
adventurist and immature Chief Negotiator

[b]Colombo, 09 May, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Sri Lankan Government Peace Secretariat has dismissed the threat by Anton Balasingham to attack Karuna Group in Government-controlled areas, as "adventurist and not in keeping with the maturity expected from the Chief Negotiator of t

TNA MPs stage sit-in protest in front of parliament

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MPs staged a sit-in protest at the complex, just minutes before the debate on extending the emergency law was to be taken up.

Akashi meets Tamilselvan

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Japanese peace envoy Yasushi Akashi flew to Kilinochchi this morning for talks with the LTTE leadership to pursue stubborn guerilla leadership to return to negotiation table.

Another bout of fuel hike, warns Minister Fowzie

Quintus Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Over the years, Diesel and Motor Engineering Co Ltd (DIMO) has played a big role in the area of transport industry in Sri Lanka and with DIMO establishing links with Tata Motors since 1961 it has maintained very good conditions for its vehicles running in Sri Lanka, said A H M Fowzie, Minister of Transport, Railways, and Petroleum Resources Development as Chief Guest at the launch of Tata ACE, a small haulage vehicle run on diesel prices at Rs 595,000. The launch was held at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Sri Lanka releases 50 stamps to celebrate 2550th Buddha Jayanthi year

By Munza Mushtaq – Asian Tribune

A ceremony to release 50 new Buddha Jayanthi stamps was held at the
historic 'Magul Maduwa' at Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy under the
auspices of Maha Nayakas of the three sects and Prime Minister
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake.

The Advisability to have Japan as Co-Facilitator to the Peace Efforts in Sri Lanka

By Professor Laksiri Fernando - Ryukoku University, Japan

War is not an option for Sri Lanka. The damage and the destruction that the war has inflicted upon the country and its peoples are testimony to this reality. Those who wish to be blind to this realism and act differently are doomed to fail in their political objectives at a greater risk and disaster to their communities and to the country at large.Post your comments

MCSL demands to know the rationale behind the creation of a 'Muslim Regiment'

By Munza Mushtaq -- Reporting for Asian Tribune

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka (MCSL) a network comprising of over 50 Muslim civil organizations has met with Defence Secretary Gotabaya
Rajapakse early this week to discuss matters pertaining to the Muslim
regiment .

TN registers record 65 per cent vote. Exit polls bring smile to Karunanidhi

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Political pundits and crystal gazers are back in demand in Tamil Nadu as the exit polls after a record 65 per cent turn out in the epic ballot battle speak of a clean sweep for Muthavel Karunanidhi in what is essentially his last electoral foray.Post your comments

Next Pakistani budget to be pro-poor, pro-business

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Advisor to the Pakistani Prime Minister on Finance, Dr. Salman Shah has said that the budget for the next fiscal year will be pro-poor and pro-business focusing on sustained economic growth and promoting equity.Post your comments

Samaraweera gets patient hearing from Indian PM. And usual advice

By M Rama Rao in New Delhi

Nearly forty-eight hours after landing here in the Indian capital, the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera had a truly busy day meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a host of other leaders. From all his interlocutors, he got a patient hearing and, the usual advice.Post your vomments

We will win in Colombo hands down – Srisena Coorey

In an interview with the "Asian Tribune" Sirisena Cooray speaking about the Colombo Municipal Council elections, says: "We have only little time, but I am confident of winning. We will win in Colombo hands down." Post your comments

After routing Tigers in Sampur, Trincomalee, Karuna vows to continue attacks until LTTE leaves the east

After routing the Tigers from their forward defence camps in Sampur, Trincomalee on Sunday night Col Karuna presided over a conference of his commanders and decided to continue their attacks until the Vanni Tigers leave the East.Post your comments

Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat pooh-poohs Anton Balasingham as an adventurist and immature Chief Negotiator

The Sri Lankan Government Peace Secretariat has dismissed the threat by Anton Balasingham to attack Karuna Group in Government-controlled areas, as "adventurist and not in keeping with the maturity expected from the Chief Negotiator of the LTTE.Post your comments

Big Business in Reform School, But Is It Sticking?

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United Nations, which has been trying to keep track of corporate social behavior, is trumpeting some of the limited success stories in countries such as Canada, Britain, Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, France and the Netherlands.

TNA MPs stage sit-in protest in front of parliament

By Munza Mushtaq – Reporting for Asian Tribune

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MPs staged a sit-in protest at the complex, just minutes before the debate on extending the emergency law was to be taken up.

Big Business in Reform School, But Is It Sticking?

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The United Nations, which has been trying to keep track of corporate social behavior, is trumpeting some of the limited success stories in countries such as Canada, Britain, Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, France and the Netherlands.

Sri Lanka Peace Secretariat pooh-poohs Anton Balasingham as an adventurist and immature Chief Negotiator

The Sri Lankan Government Peace Secretariat has dismissed the threat by Anton Balasingham to attack Karuna Group in Government-controlled areas, as "adventurist and not in keeping with the maturity expected from the Chief Negotiator of the LTTE.Post your comments

After routing Tigers in Sampur, Trincomalee, Karuna vows to continue attacks until LTTE leaves the east

After routing the Tigers from their forward defence camps in Sampur, Trincomalee on Sunday night Col Karuna presided over a conference of his commanders and decided to continue their attacks until the Vanni Tigers leave the East.Post your comments

After routing Tigers in Sampur, Trincomalee, Karuna vows

[b]After routing Tigers in Sampur, Trincomalee, Karuna vows to continue attacks until LTTE leaves the east[/b]

Colombo, 09 May, (Asiantribune.com):After routing the Tigers from their forward defence camps in Sampur, Trincomalee on Sunday night, Col Karuna presided over a conference of his commanders and decided to continue their attacks until the Vanni Tigers leave the East.

We will win in Colombo hands down – Srisena Coorey

[b]We will win in Colombo hands down – Srisena Coorey [/b]

Colombo, 09 May, (Asiantribune.com): In an interview with the "Asian Tribune" Sirisena Cooray speaking about the Colombo Municipal Council elections, says: "We have only little time, but I am confident of winning.


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