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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2398

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Weerawansa in China

Prabhakaran plummets from peak to pit

H. L. D. Mahindapala

Velupillai Prabhakaran had reached the peak of his power by Christmas day of 2004 – a turning point in his political career. He had come along way from that fateful day in 1975 when he got his first Tamil scalp by killing Alfred Duraiyappah, the mild-mannered Mayor of Jaffna. On the way from 1975 to Christmas Day in 2004 he had climbed over mountains of Tamil corpses to reach that peak. His career in political crimes was rewarded by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who made him the uncrowned king of the north and the east with his Ceasefire Agreement (CFA) signed on February 22, 2002.

Correct Leadership Has Put China On The Correct Path To Success

The large scale development China has achieved in little more than 5 decades proves that a correct leadership is the key to winning any challenge f aced by a country" JVP Propaganda Secretary and the parliament group leader said at Xian in Shanxi region.Weerawansa said this when he met Li Gin Bin, Permanent Member and the Director General of the Administrative Affairs in the Regional Committee of Chinese Communist Party. The meeting took place at the regional HQ of Chinese Communist Party in Xishian. JVP parliamentarian, commenting on the growth of China within 5 decades, said that China being a large territory with the largest population in the world was able to gain the current level of growth within past 5 decades, which means the leadership of Chinese Communist Party is correct and successful.

A State of Injustice

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

The Rajapakse administration is resisting the LTTE, as it should; as it must. The Navy’s destruction of three Tiger weapons ships last week symbolises the government’s readiness to take on the LTTE. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about its willingness to treat civilian Tamils with justice. The living conditions of the North-Eastern Tamils continue to deteriorate, plagued by devastating scarcities and frightening security concerns. In the midst of this deprivation and insecurity the regime, in characteristic fashion, insists that all is well and getting better still.

CIMA teams up with ICTA to boost BPO industry in Sri Lanka

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

In a bid to enhance the economic landscape in Sri Lanka and to take advantage of the heavy potential in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) have agreed to work together to facilitate national interest programmes related to the BPO industry and to facilitate and partner in CIMA investment Forum to be held in January 2008 and a Memorandum of Understanding between CIMA and ICTA was signed in this regard at Trans Asia Hotel.

Ramadan – the Muslim month of Fasting (Part 2)

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

Fasting is the key to a genuine, earnest, total and universal thanksgiving. Imagine that you partake of food from the garden of a gardener who lends you the ground and provides water to cultivate his land. The time of harvest comes, and as thanksgiving, you decide to leave some produce from the garden to the gardener. But the gardener is not in need of anything; so, he politely advices you to share your food with the needy folks in your neighborhood. Fasting is like thanksgiving for the bounties of Allah that He continues to shower us with. He is that Merciful Gardener of the universe.

Youth Programme by HDCC commended

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

The Entrepreneurial Development Programme specially designed for youth by the Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce (HDCC) in collaboration with the Youth Business International (YBI) is commendable said Mahen Dayananda, Chairman, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC).at the launch of the “Youth Business Sri Lanka” (YBSL) Programme held at CCC auditorium last week.

Media wars in Andhra Pradesh

By M Rama Rao - Syndicate Features

Media wars are hotting up in Andhra Pradesh with the Congress and its main rival Telugu Desam publicly declaring their preparations for the assembly elections due in about 18-20 months. Two broadsheets are hitting the stands soon in addition to a monthly that has been started by a group of Congress Young Turks led by Lok Sabha member from coastal districts, Undavalli Arun Kumar, who is 'battling' with Eenadu group particularly its 'Magadarsi'. There are also efforts to revive a pro-Congress daily, Uadayam, which in its hey days made the market leader, Eenadu, to miss a beat with its run away success.

Jeyaraj Fernandopulle

Norway arming and financing LTTE through Eriteria, Prabhakaran offered asylum in Eriteria

Jeyaraj FernandopulleArms and Funds to the LTTE from Norway through Eriteria? It is no longer a conjecture. A top Sri Lankan government minister confirmed this even as the US State Department has said that Eriteria is supporting directly Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. In a wide ranging interview to "Asian Tribune," Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Highways & Road Development, Chief Government Whip and the Treasurer of the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party, disclosed that Norway was providing arms and money to LTTE through Eritrea. He was short on details but was categorical in his assertion.


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