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ICRC and UN Humanitarian Agencies announce of supplying food and other needs to IDPs of Vanni

By Walter Jayawardhana

Both the United Nation’s Humanitarian Agency and the international Committee of Red Cross said they have had access to the internally displaced persons due to the war in Wanni, Sri Lanka and supplied them with food and sanitation kits. The UN humanitarian agency said, "- Adequate supplies are reaching new internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sri Lanka's northern areas controlled by the Tamil Tigers, UN and humanitarian relief officials in the capital, Colombo."

Geneva HR Committee versus national sovereignty

By L. Jayasooriya

We understand from the media that the Human Rights Committee in Geneva has decided to overturn our Supreme Court judgment with regard to UNP's S. B. Dissanayake. This short article has nothing to do with him as an individual. It could be any person. What we are dealing with here is the empty arrogance of a committee wearing the garb of human rights that really believes it can insult the sovereignty of Sri Lanka's Supreme Court and hence our country by attempting such interference which it cannot impose.

DHL to increase its share in SAARC Region

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

DHL, leading express and logistics company in the world, is to expand its business within the SAARC region with an integrated product portfolio that will bolster transportation and trade among SAARC countries. DHL is the first logistics player to foray into the SAARC segment and plans to service the estimated 120 million Express market shares in the region. This set of innovative logistics solutions will help in quicker transit times, better customer service through online track and trace, one invoice, door-to-door delivery and special SAARC zone pricing.

Global War On Terror – Where It's Heading? – Part V

By Habib Siddiqui

Most Muslims think, and quite justifiably, that the western world, especially the USA and Christian Europe, likes to keep them technologically backward, more like consumers than producers of technology. Their claim is bolstered by the fact that the western world has been decisively uncooperative, and often hostile, to technology transfer in the Muslim world. This is grossly unfair to a region that is so rich with natural resources. This attitude of the West has been a recurrent theme since the colonial days when the then Bengal – known for her fine muslin and jute – would be sidelined from having any cotton and jute mill in its soil. All such factories had to be in the Great Britain, in places like Dundee.

Civilians are used by LTTE as buffer against government forces – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has squarely alleged that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam – an alleged Terrorist Tamil Organization, is holding the internally displaced people in Vanni region, as buffer against Government forces. The LTTE which has refused lay down its arms and come forward for talks to achieve a negotiated settlement continues to place the Tamil people under their control in the harms way.

All steps are in place for the Eighth SAARC Trade Fair in Colombo

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka has finalized all necessary arrangements to hold the 8th SAARC (South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation) Trade Fair at the BMICH from 28th to 31st August. The added feature this year is the conducting of the first South Asian Economic Summit (SAES) parallel to the Trade Fair and to fulfill this task The Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) will join hands with the FCCISL.

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Sri Lankan Expats urge EU action against LTTE

Sri Lankan expatriates and Austrians held a strong protest yesterday- Thursday, 14th August, in Vienna, Austria, against LTTE terrorist activities, in front of the Federal Parliament of Austria. The demonstrators urged the Austrian and other EU governments to condemn LTTE terrorist bombings and their recruitment of child soldiers. The protesters called for the EU to take urgent action against the terrorist group's fund-raising activities through front organizations in the EU countries.