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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2958

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Ceylinco Sarana Fund

Sri Lankan Tamil teenager - a street gang member, stabbed to death in a London street

By Walter Jayawardhana

NilanthanA 17 year old party lover and a Tamil gang member of one of a Sri lankan Tamil groups was stabbed to death by a taxi passenger, who passed racial slurs at him , police reports said. "A 17-year-old party lover was stabbed to death by a taxi passenger who in a racist tirade called him a 'f****** Indian'," a report said. Nilanthan became the 50th young person to be murdered on London's streets since the start of 2007 after he was stabbed in the neck, police said.

Resolution to retrieve Katchativu unanimously passed in Madurai in the presence of two TNA parliamentarians

Ulaga Tamilar Peramaipuu - World Tamil Confederation , a proxy LTTE organization in Tamil Nadu headed by P. Nedumaran unanimously resolved in the presence of two TNA Parliamentarians, that Katchativu which was ceded by the Government of India to Sri Lanka Government in 1974, has to be retrieved back immediately and brought under the Tamil Nadu state government’s administration. It has been pointed out that Katchativu has to be retrieved back to stop the miseries and hardships the Tamil Nadu fishermen are presently undergoing.

Scientologists claims that they are good people

Scientologists are refuting the ‘Red Alert', report recently posted in the 'Asian Tribune, warning the general public that they are creeping back in Sri Lanka on a proselytization mission. The article 'Red Alert: Scientologists creeping back in Sri Lanka' which appeared in 'Asian Tribune' has been described as "pretty unbecoming of Tribune." John Daniels from Australia, who claims to be an author, researcher, human rights activists, a scientologists for 45 years, wrote "Accusations against Scientologist are just that accusations . They have no basis in fact."

Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala the new Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain’

Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala The Sri Lankan government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa takes pride in itself for its opportunity to participate in this celebration of conferring the title of "Mahanayaka of Great Britain" of the Malwatte Chapter of the Siyam Nikaya , the biggest order of Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka , to Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala said Rohitha Bogollagama, Foreign Minister at the London Buddhist Vihara.

Ceylinco Sarana Fund provides Rs.500,000 for treatment to ailing Ananda in Lebanon

Ministry of Foreign Affairs in consultation with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beirut coordinated the transfer of financial assistance received from the Ceylinco Sarana Fund to Mr. K. Ananda who is undergoing medical treatment at Notre Dame Hospital in Lebanon. The Ceylinco Sarana Fund had agreed to provide financial assistance for an amount of Rs. 500,000 to cover up a part of his medical bill.

Double game of our adversaries

By Asif Haroon Raja

Today the sole super power finds itself stuck in the quagmires of Iraq and Afghanistan from where it cannot exit. Had USA been able to subdue any of the occupied countries, Syria might have been axed by now. This is notwithstanding that Iran remains US-Israeli most sought prey. Although USA has for all practical purposes lost the war but egoism refrains Bush to admit it. He and his team of neo-cons are too proud of US military might and still believes that everything is achievable through use of force. While they are putting up a brave front and continue to live in world of fancy that USA is winning the war on terror and express their resolve to taking it to its logical end, the ground realty speaks otherwise. Having spent huge amounts and used massive force killing millions, it has utterly failed to subdue the few thousand ragtag Muslim militants fighting under colossal logistical, technical and operational constraints for the last seven years.

Nilanthan Moorthy

‘Swamp’ fever grips Delhi

By J. N. Raina - Syndicate Features

The die is cast. The United Progressive Alliance (UPA)---which has come to be nicknamed as the "United Poachers Association"---led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has secured the coveted trust-vote, but not before ‘purchasing’ and swapping ‘horses’, suffering from swamp fever. It was ostensibly a tainted verdict. The bewildered nation was dumbfounded to watch the crisscross of cross voting and ‘horse-trading’. The criminal exercise is bound to change the country’s political contours in the near future.