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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

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President Bush Sends US-India Nuclear Agreement to Congress

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent Asian Tribune

On Wednesday, September 10th, President George Bush sent the text of a proposed US-India nuclear agreement to Congress for approval. Friday, September 12, in response to the President's actions, the US-India Business Alliance (USIBA) and the US Congressional Task Force on US-India Trade held a briefing on Capitol Hill with Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher regarding the deal's current status.

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A Swiss Tamil child with lethal weapon

A Swiss Tamil child seen with lethal weapon

Stability conducive ro Foreign Investments and Private Enterprise - Ambassador to Nepal to UK

By Walter Jayawardhana

The Nepali Ambassador in London Murari Raj Sharma said the strong political stability created in Katmandu by the former rebels turning rulers has created an extremely friendly atmosphere for direct foreign investments in his country of scenic Himalayan beauty which has just emerged a republic ending a centuries long monarchy. "With the Maoists embracing direct foreign investments and private enterprise as effective methods of development in Nepal just like in the Indian state of West Bengal and in the People’s Republic of China unprecedented opportunities are opening up in the Himalayan state not only in traditional industries like tourism but also in hundreds of other ventures like building hydroelectric power stations to sell electricity to both India and China," Sharma said.

Defining Barack Obama

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent Asian Tribune

Barak ObamaTo the Third World developing nations beyond the shores of the United States the impact of liberal and conservative politics in U.S. society and their reverberation in the developing world is somewhat complicated. The series of articles the Asian Tribune is about to start on presidential candidate of the U.S. Democratic Party the junior U.S. senator from Illinois Barack Obama cannot be completed unless a review is done what conservative and liberal politics mean to the United States, and what impact those politics have on the Third World developing nations.

Pro-LTTE India

By L. Jayasooriya

According to news reports of the 10th of September 2008, our air force has said that the lack of 3D radar has put the country in jeopardy and they are bitter about India forcing us to install their 2D radar that cannot see the height of the aircraft above the ground. They bitterly complain that if they had 3D radar that the Chinese were willing to provide, but was vetoed by India they could have easily destroyed the LTTE aircraft after it landed at the end of its bombing mission. On the basis of the comments of the air force the only conclusion we can come to is that India was protecting the LTTE. That is what she did when our men were marooned in Jaffna and India refused to help us with multi-barrel rocket launchers. It was Pakistan who supplied us with the hardware that enabled our forces to regain their foothold in Jaffna so that we could eventually liquidate the LTTE.

Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai hosted ‘Ifthar’

P. M. Amza with Justice N. BashaThe Sri Lanka Deputy High Commission in Chennai hosted ‘Ifthar’ (breaking fast) during the holy month of Ramadhan at the Chancery premise on 12th September 2008, in continuation of the practice of celebrating important festivals and observances associated with the four major religions practised in Sri Lanka such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. The ‘Ifthar’ began with the breaking of the fast at sunset and was followed by ‘magrib’ prayers led by Dr. Salahuddin Mohamed Ayub, Chief Khazi, and Government of Tamil Nadu.

US Embassy joins Room to Read to celebrate International Literacy Day

The U.S. Embassy joined Room to Read Sri Lanka at the Mundalama Sinhala Vidyalaya in Puttalum district to celebrate International Literacy Day on September 8th. This year’s celebration marked the culmination of a two-week literacy skills program for one hundred children from underprivileged areas around Puttalum - a collaborative effort with the Zonal Education Office and the People Help Foundation, Room to Read’s implementing partner for the Puttalum area.

American Ambassador

Barak Obama