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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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Dr.Nisantha Nanayakkara

Glamour and politics

By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features

Unmindful of the problems that it sometimes creates for them, our political parties are increasingly getting enamoured of the glamour quotient that is deposited in Mumbai. The inspiration may have come from the South where for reasons very different leading film personalities have had successful political careers. Among the major political organisations there are few who have not courted or sent to elected bodies prominent members of the tinsel town within India’s commercial capital.

Sri Lankan experts serving in Ruwanda to set up small scale hydro power plants

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Sri Lankan electrical Engineers and hydro power generation consultants are now serving in Ruwanda to promote and set up a number of small scale hydro power plants. Sri Lankan Professor and leading entrepreneur in Small hydro power generation Dr.Nisantha Nanayakkara who regularly visits Ruwandan sites and provide consultations from pre-feasibility studies to construction & commissioning of small scale hydro power plants in Rwanda on turnkey basis under United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) contract assigned by Ministry of Infrastructure, Republic of Rwanda (MINIFRA).Speaking to media, Dr.Nanayakkara said Ruwanda is a country which is about one third of Sri Lanka , but promote community based hydro power projects with the assistance of UNIDO.

Share market on a buoyant mood while breaches 3000-point barrier

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

The HNB Stockbrokers in their weekly review indicated that the market started off on a buoyant mood, however activity dampened during the latter part amid profit taking this week. A political commotion with the President taking over the ministries of several ministers left the market unscathed this week, as investors seemed to ignore the political developments and instead seemed focused on corporate earnings.

Ellalan Force -- Tamil Tiger killer squad -- operating in France threatens veteran journalist S. Kuhanathan in Paris

Ellalan Padai, the killer sqaud of the Tamil Tigers targeting civilians in the North East of Sri Lanka in the name of weeding out anti-social elements, has emerged for the first time in France. Their presence is made known through pamphlets either pasted or distributed in the Tamil shops and business establishments located in Paris 18- Marcadet-Poissonniers, and Paris 10 - La-Chappele. Ellalan Padai has opened its campaign in Paris by declaring S. Kuhanathan a veteran Tamil journalist and a broadcaster as a traitor to the cause of theTamil Tigers. This is seen as fatwah issued against Kuhanathan to get him liquidated.

Muslim prayer room found near Al Magharbah Gate three years ago

By Mohammed Mar'i

Israeli archeologist Yuval Baruch revealed that remains of an ancient Muslim prayer room was found under the dirt embankment adjacent to Al Magharbah Gate in 2004. The findings, unearthed after part of the embankment collapsed into the Western Wall compound, were kept secret until now. The information was withheld from the public but had been known to various Israeli officials. The findings were revealed in an article posted on the Israel Antiquities Authority's internet site by Baruch, who works in the Jerusalem district.

Galle SLFPers rally around Mangala and Sripathi - Ready to go to courts if suspended, say rebels

The Galle District SLFP Organisers Committee unanimously agreed on Sunday (Feb 18) to propose that both Mangala Samaraweera and Sripathy Suriyarchi should be re-installed in their respective ministerial posts. The Committee came to this unanimous decision having conducted no less than a full day's session of discussion on this issue, Sri Lanka electronic media reported. Previously, Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 09 February sacked Ministers Anura Bandaranaike, Mangala Samaraweera and Sripathi Sooriyaarachchi from their ministerial portfolios, amidst speculation that the President might decide for a snap general election.

British Government will not de-proscribe the LTTE - British High Commission

British Government is not interested in de-proscribing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the Tamil separatist outfit of Sri Lanka. A press release issued by the British High Commission in Colombo clarified the position of the British Government. The Tamil Tigers was banned in London on March 2001. Though the ban against the Tigers continues to remain on hold, observers are of the opinion that LTTE continues with the collection of funds and other activities despite the ban than prior to it was banned.


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