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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2955

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Chillies 2008 Press Conference

LTTE launches Euro Television: The new Tamil TV channel

Sri Lanka Tamil separatist outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has come up with another new Tamil Television channel in Europe. Already they have started the test telecast of the new Tamil TV channel from 1 March and is clearly seen at Eurobird 9 @ 9° East satellite platform. Earlier, French Government banned on last May, the Tamil Television Network - TTN channel run by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. After TTN channel was banned they came up with another channel called Tharishanam. Tigers converted the Tharisanam TV channel, which is originally from Australia as a Pay channel in Europe and they are now minting money. Tigers are very particular to safeguard the money minting Tharshanam TV Channel in Europe, by gradually reducing to the

To Fund Tamil Terrorism, British Credit Card Fraud on a Sharp Increase - Cautions Parliamentarians and Police

By Walter Jayawardhana

Andrew SelousBritish credit card frauds in which numbers of such cards have been skimmed, cloned and misused to steal money all over the world have increased alarmingly as means to fund terrorism charged a United Kingdom parliamentarian and Police. Andrew Selous, a Conservative Party MP told the House of Commons recently that “it has been suggested to me that some of the money may have found its way to the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka,” possibly to fund terrorism. Mr. Selous said, “My wife had 1000 Pounds stolen in four or five withdrawals from cash points in New York in early January (2008)”

Kosovo and its likely fall back on Sri Lanka /India

By Palitha Senanayake.

The message from Kosovo is very clear. The ‘concern of the US and the European Community for the Albanians in Kosovo’ is greater than the concern of the Bosnians for the stability of their country and for the fellow citizen with whom they have co-existed for years. The United States was founded by assimilating an assortment of nationalities, and when threatened by the war of division in 1860, they fought it to make it an ‘indivisible nation’. US today draw its strength from the size of the country and its scale of economic activity. Its super power status, which is a result of its military strength, is derived from the strength of its population and technology.

ANC launches UK undergraduate university transfer programmes in Sri Lanka

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Ceylinco Educational Group has ventured into educational industry seven years ago and as a leading player have been involved in transferring to American and Australian Universities and now in a historic move launched a British University Programme in Sri Lanka, said Jagath Alwis, Deputy Chairman, Ceylinco Education Group at a Press Conference held at Galle Face Hotel at the signing of the agreement between ANC and NC UK and the Launch of UK Universities Undergraduate Transfer Programme at ANC.

MCOCA Law of Maharastra Successfully Challenged: AUDF President commends Maharashtra Jamait

By M. Burhanuddin Qasmi

'India— our country is a democratic nation, governed by the rule of law and justice will prevail after all; citizens especially those from minority communities should remain optimistic about the course of justice', were some of the expressions by Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) president in a press statement today from his Mumbai residence. Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Qasmi, president AUDF and Assam State Jami’at Ulama-e Hind congratulated Maharashtra State Jamait for putting up a successful challenge in the Apex Court against the infamous MCOCA law of Maharashtra.

Sri Lanka Adverising Agency Triad clinches the only Gold at Chillies 2008

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Triad Advertising (Pvt) Ltd who won the only Gold at the Chillies 2008 are hopeful of a big win at Adfest encouraged by their achievements for three consecutive years in 2006, 2007 and now 2008. They look forward to gain international recognition far their many unconventional and out of the box creative ideas. For Chillies 2008 there were 975 entries, but for Chillies 2007 there were 1,100 entries and around 30 agencies competed.

‘Independence’ for Kosovo

By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features

For 17 years the former state of Yugoslavia has been undergoing the process of disintegration. Its seventh division has just taken place with Kosovo, a UN protectorate, declaring itself free of Serbia on February 17. But Belgrade on its own cannot do much to undo the ‘independence’ of Kosovo, which it says amounts to violation of ‘international law’. The Serbs also insist that the declaration of ‘independence’ went against the 10 June 1999 resolution (1244) of the Security Council, which had spoken of a ‘political solution’ to resolve the crisis in Kosovo, but had not spelt out the formula for it.

Andrew Selous

Sri Lanka Navy Rescues 71 lives of Illegal Immigrants – Myanmar and Bangladesh nationals.

By Ravin Edirisinghe in Colombo

Sri Lanka Navy's Deep Sea Surveillance vessels rescued 71 lives of illegal immigrants who were onboard a wooden hull trawler which was drifting at a distance of 150 nautical miles East of Mullaituvu around 8.00 a.m. today). The presence of a suspected vessel off the shores of Mulaithuvu was noted by the fishermen and same have been informed to the Sri Lanka Navy yesterday (02). The Sri Lanka Navy's Eastern Naval Command then had directed two Deep Sea Surveillance vessels to investigate the vessel.