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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2059

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Will peace talks fructify despite attack on Samjhauta?

By J.N. Raina - Syndicate Features

If there is a will; there is a way. Keeping sceptics at bay, if Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf is willing to buy peace with India, he needs to mount his horses, put his foot down and strongly act against forces which continue to sabotage peace process with India. Because of continuing jihad, Pakistan is today virtually sitting on a volcano, which might erupt any time, to bring devastation not only in that country, but also in its vicinity; provided strong measures are not taken to stem the rot in the troubled country.

Sri Lanka to launch more export villages scheme

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Prof.G.L.Peiris , Minister of Export Development & International Trade has assured to set-up more export promotion villages in Sri Lanka to assist rural masses to become haves. Speaking to a group of Businessmen in Sri Lanka he said a number of local Food and Beverage companies need Agri-food raw materials and the international buyers need value added food products and commodities for their products.

International Finance Corporation progressively assist Sri Lankan private sector

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, reaffirmed its commitment to contributing to Sri Lanka’s economy by working closely with private enterprises across key sectors. Senior IFC officials, from Washington and India visiting Sri Lanka, shared best practices and case studies at a day-long workshop entitled, “Beyond Financing: Creating Opportunities, Empowering Enterprise.” The event in Colombo also coincided the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the IFC, with senior management professionals in banking, trade finance, and infrastructure, manufacturing, and tourism sectors attending.

Deplorable plight of 6000 Myanmar Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

More than 6,000 Myanmar (Burma) Rohingya Muslims refugees in Bangladesh lives in deplorable conditions in their riverbed settlements in Tenkaf, nearly 75 kilometers south of Cox’s Bazar in the South-east of Bangladesh.Earlier these Myanmmarese refugees were living in rented houses in many Bangladesh villages. But in October 2004 Bangladesh Government regarded these Rohingya Muslims from Myanmmar as illegal immigrants, rather than legitimate refugees, evicted them from their rented houses they were living in the villages and quartered them in Camps.

Vinci plans to complete Colombo-Katunayaka toll road within 36 months

Sunil C. Perera - Rporting from Colombo

France's giant conglomerate, Vinci, a ding integrated concession construction group, specialized in financing, designing, building and operation of major infrastructure projects, plans to complete Katunayaka-Colombo Expressway Sri Lanka’s first toll road within 36 months for which one of leading Malayasian Company on project management Macroworks provides loan arrangements with HSBC. Speaking to the media on last Friday, Chief Estimator of the VINCI Construction Alain Le Besco said the expressway is expected to be completed in 36 months with the first phase being commissioned for use in 26 months.

Unveiling Chillies 2007 - The "Inside Insight" on Sri Lanka's Advertising Awards

A Press Conference was held at the Trans Asia Hotel, Colombo to announce the holding of the Sri Lanka Advertising Awards, ‘Chillies 2007’ on the 12th May at the same venue. This would be the biggest advertising and marketing event for the year and the Chillies 2007, is a week long gamut of activities ranging from workshops to exhibitions and festivities that culminate in the finale, the awards night scheduled for Saturday 12th May. A highlight of the event is the presence of an international jury comprising of six award winning creative personalities from five countries.

Sri Lanka: Foreign Minister reverses new recruitment policy

Attempts by the new foreign secretary to restructure the employment practices of the foreign ministry have been reversed by Minister Bogollagama according to foreign ministry sources giving rise to speculation that another batch of unsuitable postings would be made to foreign missions to reward political patronage. In the past “local” staff were recruited “locally”. It makes sense as they speak the language, are familiar with local procedures and requirements. They can be functional immediately. Most diplomatic services recruit these staff locally and confer the responsibility on the head of mission. This also lessons the opportunity for nepotism and corruption.

Terrorists stalk the streets of London

By Glen Jenvey

Britain has long been one of the biggest of key bases for the Tamil Tigers with British authorities turning a Nelsonian eye. The following website Abu Hamza Rare Videos. reveals that even agents of Al-Qaeda are now prowling the streets of London despite the British claims of waging a relentless war on these Islamic fundamentalists. British Al-qaeda members are exposed in this secret films posted on an internet site. You can view in this films British Al-Qaeda followers talk about their support for the 7/7 London bombings and how useless the British security services are to allow such high profile event's like 7/7 under their noses. They sit in a room full of media personnel insulting the victims of the London bombings.

Defeated Tigers order northern cadres to withdraw from the east

Fearing the next clean up assault from the Security Forces in the east, the Vanni leadership has ordered Colonel Jeayam, the Tiger commander, to prepare an urgent exit strategy. Informed sources said that the strategy is to leave the eastern cadres in the region and pull out only the northern Tigers. According to the sources from the north, the exit strategy emphasizes that Colonel Jeyam and his cadres from the north should leave the theatre of war and entrust the responsibility of holding the fort in the hands of Colonel Ramesh, a commander from the east.


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