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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Keetheswaran Loganathan remembered in Canada

LTTE terrorism cannot be wiped out just by getting rid of them militarily. It was pointed out that the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) has to introduce a just solution to the Tamil problem while it tries to defeat the LTTE military. "This would change the hearts of the Tamil people and make them pressure the LTTE to accept the solution. At least this would prevent the people from supporting the LTTE, which would be one way of defeating the LTTE. Therefore it is absolutely important for the GOSL come up with a political solution at this juncture to defeat terrorism." A memorial meeting was held by the Canadian Democratic League, to commemorate the late Mr. Keetheshwaran Loganathan, Deputy Director of the Peace Secretariat and peace activist on Sunday, at the Scarborough Village Recreation Centre in Toronto Canada.

UNICEF Sri Lanka launches website

UNICEF Sri Lanka has launched its website. The new website covers a comprehensive range of children’s issues in Sri Lanka today, and tells the story of how UNICEF is working with its partners to fulfil children’s rights UNICEF Home Page contains articles, reports, analysis, feature stories, press releases and photos focusing on the many issues that face the country’s children today:

Finance Ministers look forward a positive summit

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Financial Correspondent

Commonwealth Finance Ministers’ meeting 2006 which will inaugurate today is expected to create a platform for 53 member countries in discussing common issues in economic and social development of its member countries. Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon yesterday addressing the local and international media stated that poverty alleviation and debt, oil prices, employment, and social economic development will be among the key topic discussed at this international forum which would be presented to the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and World Bank for consideration.

Footwear manufacturers launch a monthly newspaper to increase awareness

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Footwear Association of Sri Lanka has published its first monthly newsletter Footwear Newst to increase awareness of local small and medium sized footwear manufacturers. Issuing a press notice Chairman of the Association Mr.K,L.Chandralal de Silva says small footwear manufacturers always need assistance of the large scale footwear manufacturers to obtain raw materials, subcontracts and other technical guidance to maintain their industries.

Kiran More—As Assessment

By Ramu Sharma - Syndicate Features

Kiran More, Chairman of the Selection Committee, would be vacating his post by the end of the month. His has indeed been a very difficult tenure if also the most challenging four years. Not only has he had to deal with a rare situation of a captain running foul of the coach but also has had to tread wearily, unable or unwilling, to take sides lest he offend one or the other. The choice before him was a difficult one and he has had to tread the lonely path in the last few days of his job, he has had assure one and all that he bears no ill-will towards Sourav Ganguly and that the latter could still make is way back into the Indian team by doing well in the domestic season.

Record breakers Mahela and Kumar launch revolutionary 'Intel' processors

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

The Intel Core 2 Duo processors are simply the best processors in the world and not since Intel introduced the Pentium Processor has the industry seen the heart of the computer reinvented like this, said G B Kumar, Director Sales (South Asia), Intel Technology (I) Pvt Ltd at the launch of two Intel Processors at the Colombo Hilton Hotel. Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, in developing technologies products and initiatives, introduced to the Sri Lankan market two high speed and energy efficient micro-processors Intel Core 2 Duo and Intel Core 2 Extreme, with the grand unveiling of the two revolutionary products at the Hilton Hotel last week in the company of Sri Lankan Cricket Captain Mahela Jayawardene and Vice Captain Kumar Sangakkara.

Multilac celebrates 25th anniversary by painting 250 places of religious worship

Sunil C. Perera, Reporting from Colombo

Multilac Paints, Sri Lanka's largest exporter of paints, celebrated its 25th anniversary recently with the launch of 'Multilac Pahasaraniya'. Under this special programme, Multilac Paints will contribute towards the painting of over 250 different places of religious worship all over the country. Deputy General Manager Sales Ramesh Perera said that paint is being supplied through the Company's 125 Color Banks Island wide at a specially reduced price thus enabling the owner of each Color Bank to contribute towards the painting of the closest place of religious worship.

Mexico’s political crises intensifies after Calderón is certified as president

On Tuesday, September 5, Mexico’s Federal Judicial Elections Tribunal (TEPJF) declared Felipe Calderón Hinojosa the winner of the July 2 presidential election. The decision has only inflamed the ongoing political crisis, under conditions in which Mexican society is deeply polarized and class relations are at a breaking point. Calderón is a member of the National Action Party (PAN).The TEPJF indicated that even though it found serious irregularities in the manner in which the elections were conducted, they were not serious enough to change the results of the vote, which it said favored Calderón over Andrés Manuel López Obrador, of the nationalist Populist Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). The reported margin of victory was just 240,000 votes out of 41 million casts, a difference of 0.56 percent.

Jaffna - Vanni map

Ketheeswaran Remembered 2

Kethees Remembered

Delegates arriving for the Conference

India and Co-chairs concerned about escalating violence

Jaffna - Vanni mapTamil Tiger propaganda machines which tend to highlight victories for their cadres are silent about the war raging in Muhamalai. On the other hand, the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) websites are boldly advertising their losses and gains. SLA states that they had broken through the Tiger Forward Defence Lines (FDLs) at Muhamalai and advanced far enough to destroy their bunkers. This was in response to the firing by Tigers on SLA positions, according to SLA sources. Media reports added that Air force fighter jets yesterday carried out fresh air strikes on selected LTTE targets in Pooneryn and Palai.