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Kumudam’s Adventure to Katchativu: An Open Letter to Attorney General

Amazing indeed is the silence of the Government of Sri Lanka and yourself in particular to the 'adventure' of a Tamil Nadu journalist into Katchativu, which belongs to Sri Lanka. Even if the foreign office prefers to take the journalistic adventure in its stride may be with a view to not to annoy of Delhi, I wonder what prevented you as the first law officer of the land to take cognizance of the unauthorized 'visit' and initiate legal proceedings against the journalist. In my capacity as the Chief Editor of Asian Tribune, ( online news daily published from Sweden, I wish to bring up this public interest issue to your attention for necessary action.

Eighth SAARC Trade Fair to promote regional trade and exports

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Tariq Sayeed, President, SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry along with Prof G L Peiris, Minister of Export Development and International Trade inaugurated recently the 8th SAARC Trade Fair organized by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka, at the BMICH with all its glamour and pomp. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony Mr Sayeed requested the business community of SAARC Member States to promote trade and exports through regularly organizing fairs and exhibitions as they are instrumental in promoting trade and exports.

Burma: More than 39 activists arrested, and 21 imprisoned during August 2008

The politically motivated arrests and imprisonments have dramatically increased in Burma. Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma) has pointed out that this alarming increase in the arrests and incarceration has been recorded during the first six months of 2008, despite the Special Advisor of the Secretary- General of the United Nations, and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Burma to the United Nations, were appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to visit Burma in order to try to help improve the Burmese political and human rights situation.

SLBC slams BBC Tamil Osai for bias reporting

Asian Tribune - Sri Lanka Bureau

The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Hudson Samarasinghe has taken exception to the recently aired two misleading reports in the BBC Tamil Osai radio program. He said those reports were aired at the end of last month and were distorted versions aired to mislead. In a letter send to Mr.Neil Curry, Head of the BBC in London, Mr.Samarasinghe quoted the following two news reports which were aired by the Tamil Osai - a Tamil language program of the BBC, in two different occasions.

U.S. Universities visit Colombo for premier Embassy supported education road show

The first ever United States Embassy supported American University Exhibition will take place this Friday and Saturday, September 5th and 6th, from 10am to 6pm at the Colombo Hilton. The American University Exhibition and Road Show is the largest, free and open-to-the-public opportunity for parents and students to learn about higher education in the U.S. directly from universities, U.S. Embassy staff and qualified education advisors from the Fulbright Commission. American representatives from twenty-two universities and institutes of higher education across the U.S. are visiting Sri Lanka to attend the fair, meet with prospective students and share information about their institutions through individual meetings, handouts and presentations.

A road in Palestine named after Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Palestinians are grateful for the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa for the contribution he made during the last 30 years. As an expression of gratitude, the Municipal Council of Beitunia has named a road after him – "H.E Mahinda Rajapaksa Road." The head of the Daawa and Tableegh Al – Haj, Jamal Ali Saleh Sulaiman welcomed Sri Lanka’s Representative in Palestine Dr. T.Jayasinghe and expressed his gratitude to the government of Sri Lanka for opening a Representative Office, as an expression of solidarity with the people of Palestine.

Alliance Group offers ‘one stop lifestyle store’ for home and officeware

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

The Alliance Group, a public quoted company with over half a century in the financial services sector, launched Alliance Space, a one stop lifestyle store catering for both home as well as office interiors. At a press briefing held to announce launch, Romani de Silva, Deputy Chairman/joint Managing Director, Alliance Group said that Space Homeware and Space Officeware will offer the discerning customer a range of high quality products and services which include all types of furniture and accessories, bathroom ware, tap fittings; in fact the entire range of products required when setting up your home or office.

Without Mush too Pak looks the same

By M. Rama Rao - Syndicate Features

America, Saudi Arabia and Army besides Allah – the four ‘A’s that govern Pakistan- have decided the recent course of events that culminated in the exit of President Pervez Musharraf. All the four have their own concerns over the future of the country as even after 61 years of its independent existence, Pakistan remains unstable –politically and economically. Certainly the United States has more reasons to worry. It had invested so heavily in the person of Pervez Musharraf.

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President Bush Calls McCain Obvious Choice as Next Commander-in-Chief

By Philip Fernando for Asian Tribune

President Bush Delegates listened to President George Bush via remote satellite from White House on day two of the Republican convention. He said that John McCain's understanding of the lessons of September 11th terror attacks and his support for the Iraq War make him prepared to be the nation's next commander-in- chief. He added that United States must stay on the offense and stop terrorist attacks before they happen. He believed that McCain has the "courage and vision" the country needs. The convention was putting the focus on Senator McCain after giving up the spotlight to the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Gustav on its opening day. Bush canceled a planned appearance at the convention on Monday to oversee the federal hurricane response.