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Captured Female cadre

President Rajapakse gets a rousing welcome at 10 Downing Street

By Walter Jayawardhana

Mahinda with BrownThe British Prime minister Gordon Brown gave a rousing welcome to the visiting Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the British Prime minister’s official residence at No.10 Downing Street, London. The Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the official residence of the British Prime Minister accompanied by his Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama.

The Importance of Symbolism in Solving the Sri Lankan Conflict

By Raj Gonsalkorale

Chanthirakanthan Sivanesathurai, the new Chief Minister of the Eastern province is very likely a man with hope but also a man in a hurry, probably a disappointed man as well. His transformation from being a terrorist to a democratic leader, has generated little interest in the world media that continues to peddle news feeds fed to them by the LTTE. While the likes of Gerry Adams and Martin McGuiness featured in every conceivable world news program and were feted by leaders all over the world, Mr Sivanesathurai has been consigned to the back water.

Sri Lanka mesmerises UNESCO ambassadors

A group of UNESCO Ambassadors who toured Sri Lanka were totally mesmerised and overwhelmed by the breath taking scenic beauty, rich culture and tradition and boundless hospitality of the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Those who took part in the tour included 16 top level Ambassadors and Delegates from the Permanent Delegation to UNESCO in Paris and they toured the enchanted Island nation from 2 – 8 June 2008. This tour was organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka and Permanent Delegation to UNESCO in Paris in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and UNESCO National Commission in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka President meets Tory leader David Cameron

By Walter Jayawardhana

Mahinda Rajapaksa met David Cameron President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka met David Cameron , Britain’s Leader of Opposition yesterday June 09 in the Opposition Leader’s office in Westminster London. Sri Lanka’s terrorist menace and the country’s developmental activities in the Eastern Province after democracy has been re-introduced in to the area and Sri Lanka’s trade relations with the European Union were among issues of bilateral interests believed to have been discussed at the meeting.

Sangaree vs. Douglas, more diggings: an open Letter to Anandasangaree

In response to the battery of charges leveled recently by V. Anandasangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Front, Minister Douglas Devananda has come up with his very brief response. He has said that all the allegations that Anandasangaree has leveled against him in his in a two-part letter were nothing new. They were the remnants of the mud that was slung at him over the years; some of those charges were decades old. Douglas Devananda pointed out that he has come a long way withstanding those onslaughts. He also has queried Anandasangaree in his response what has prompted him all of a sudden to unearth this muck and sling it at him at this juncture?

FCCISL works hard to minimize inequality and raise the rural SME development

BY Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

The base of the economy of the country is the micro, small and medium scale entrepreneurs (SME) and the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) has been making a concerted effort to strengthen this base, said Samantha Abeywickrama, Secretary General/CEO, FCCISL when he made a special presentation on their District Enterprises Forum at the monthly meeting of the Government Agents conducted by the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs at SLIDA.

Heart-wrenching story of an underage young Tamil girl forcefully recruited by LTTE

By Ruwan Weerakoon to Asian Tribune

Captured Female CadreThe captured cadre said that she has to do duty round the clock with all three meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner – provided once. However, on some occasions the dinner could not be eaten because it would had gone stale. She said there are many people who have been recruited by force and who are willing to surrender to the SL Army. Civilians are waiting for the SL Army to come and liberate them, she said. When the girl was asked why she did not bite the cyanide capsule before she was captured she is reported to have said she wanted to surrender as she wanted to see her mother and sister.

Mano Ganesan trying to drive unwarranted fear among Tamils - Presidential secretariat

The statement by Mr. Mano Ganeshan, of the Western People’s Front, calling on the Tamil people of the north and east to keep out of Colombo is unwarranted and appears intended to drive unwarranted fear among the Tamil people, states the Presidential Secretariat. “It is regretted that Mr. Ganeshan, by this statement, has thought it fit to create unnecessary fear among the Tamil community, which by design or not, can only further the cause of those seeking to

National Progressive Front in the offing

Sunil C. Perera and Chithralal Jayasinghe

JVP is in a final stage to form a National Progressive Alliance to face future elections . Parliament Group Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said the party has held discussions with the civil society, intellectuals, religious leaders and academics to finalize the party’s activities. Speaking at a media conference on Monday in Colombo he said the JVP holds leadership of the new progressive front and the party policies would be introduced soon.

Mahinda with Brown

UNESCO delegates who visited Sri Lanka

Rajapaksa meeting David Cameron

Special parliament group to discuss the 17th amendment of the constitution

Sunil C.Perera and Chithralal Jayasinghe

A special parliament group assigned to discuss the 17th amendment of the constitution prepared the document which consist the groups recommendations. The chairman of the parliament select committee minister Dew Gunasekara the document with recommendations is prepared based on the discussions made during the 15 sittings held in the past. Minister further said the document will be presented to the parliament ones it is signed the all the members of the committee. The next sitting of the group will be held this Wednesday. It is expected that all the members of the committee will sigh the recommended document on that day.