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Fiji: Pacific Islands Forum report urges coup leader to stand aside

A Pacific Islands Forum Eminent Persons Group (EPG) report, leaked to the PacNews agency on February 20, urges the Fijian military regime to stand aside and install an interim civilian administration. However, it does not call for a return of Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase’s government, which was forced out of office on December 5. In effect, the report applies diplomatic pressure to the junta to bow to the dictates of the main regional powers, Australia and New Zealand, which want the army to return to its barracks so that a new regime can be fashioned that will be more amenable to their interests.

Legendary Maulana Azad

By R.K. Bhatnagar - Syndicate Features

The death anniversary of. Maulana Abdul Kalam on February 22, like in the past was a quiet event. He was a legend in his life time and he truly believed in India’s destiny- not as a nation but as a civilization. His deep knowledge of history gave him a deep understanding of the country. Even as a young boy, he was unusually studious and while still in his teens, he established a name for himself as the writer of erudite articles in Urdu. By the time he was sixteen, the future Maulana had already completed the traditional course of higher Islamic education.

Commander Pilliyan

Tamil MP's crocodile tears fail’s to move Pillaiyan, TMVP military commander in the east

Commander PillaiyanPillaiyan, the Supreme Commander of the military wing of the Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal, has come down hard on the Batticaloa District Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian S. Jeyanandamoorthy for shedding crocodile tears on the plight of the Tamil people displaced from Vaharai. He explained that S. Jeyanandamoorthy might have visited Vaharai in his life time when he was the reporter of our “Tamil Alai,”a news paper published by Colonel Karuna in Batticalao. "But it is sad to say that this TNA MP has, since of late, not even visited Batticaloa for more than one year now. He is shedding crocodile tears for the people in the east from his comfortable seat in Parliament in Colombo.

Sri Lanka Consul General for US Western States Means Business, Political and Otherwise for Lanka’s Benefit

Daya Gamage – US Bureau Asian Tribune

Jaliya WickremasuriyaThe man has a clear perspective of the needs of the country he represents in the United States, with eleven States under his wings. In the two months of assuming the responsibility, he has gauged the political, investment and trade scenario in this most important region of the nation vis a vis Sri Lanka. And he presides over enhancing the image of his country at a time separatist Tamil Tiger professionals are most active, and promoting economic ties in a region that produced the most powerful person at the last November congressional election: Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Jaliya Wickremasuriya


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