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Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Temple in London Vandalized by Suspected Pro-LTTE Elements

By Walter Jayawardhana

A leading Buddhist temple in the Metropolitan London has been vandalized in the wee hours of, Friday September 26, by suspected Tamil Tiger terrorist sympathizers in the area, the abbot of the temple said. "I suspect my temple has been vandalized by pro-LTTE elements in the area" said Venerable Galayaye Piyadassi , Abbot of the Sri Sadhdhatissa International Buddhist Centre in Kingsbury, London.

Nawaloka Hospitals to Commemorate World Heart Day

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Thirty thousand cardiac patients are in the waiting list in need of heart surgery in the National Hospitals as well as Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital, while according to Dr Y K M Lahie, Head, Nawaloka Hospital an alarming proportion of 10 to 15 percent of Sri Lanka's populaton is found to be diabetic which could lead to an explosion of cardiovascular diseases. In this backdrop, Sri Lanka Heart Association, Private Health Services Regulatory Council, Ministry of Health Care and Nutrition,Nawaloka Hospitals, Unilever Sri Lanka and and Dr Soma Edirisinghe’s ‘Punarjeewa Fund’ [govt. approved], together is expected to celebrate World Heart Day on September 28.

Japan Funds Agro Well Project in Anuradhapura District

Asian Tribune – Sri Lanka Bureau

The Government of Japan through its "Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP)" has provided US$ 48,511 (approximately Rs. 5,166,384) to construct 15 Agro Wells in the Maddyama Nuwaragampalatha DS Division in Anuradhapura, which will be implemented by the "Women’s Development Society." The farmers in the Maddyama Nuwaragampalatha currently depend on rain water and can only cultivate for three months in a year due to scarcity of water.

Merits of Ramadan – the Muslim month of Fasting

By Dr. Habib Siddiqui

Ramadan is the month of mercy, the month of forgiveness and the month of salvation. Like a very generous guest, it brings with it all sorts of goodness and happiness; a guest that brings with it the perfumes of Paradise; a guest that gives away at least seventy cents for every cent bartered; a guest that elevates the status of the believer and leads him/her closer to Allah; a guest that invites the believer to Paradise, away from Shaytan (Devil) and Hell Fire. Ramadan is the month of the Qur’an, the month of charity, the month of solidarity and mutual help, the month of endurance and all blessings.

Ceylon Glass changed to Piramal Glass

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

The name of Ceylon Glass Company Plc,is to be changed into Piramal Glass Ceylon Plc. Sanjay Tiwari , CEO of the Company said that re-branding exercise has been carried out across the Piramal Group, resulting in a need to pause and ponder – not just on the Company’s performance , but also it’s dreams and ambitions. The new corporate identity of Piramal Glass is aligned to the new identity of the Piramal Group. Thus in line with this new corporate identity,

Enough Is Enough

By Yousaf Alamgirian

Pakistan is passing through a most critical phase of its history which is not only threatening from strategic point of view but requires immediate and sensible steps as for as on tactical fronts. Pakistan which became a forefront and an important ally of USA’s resolve in war against terrorism after nine 9/11 in 2001 has played its role, beyond its limitations. USA and its scapegoats like Hamid Karzai have time and again criticized that Pakistan was not doing enough. There was a dire need to intimate Americans that enough is enough. But Musharraf government had been dragging the word given to USA to support them in their “Holy War”.

TRP Driven Channels vs. Media Freedom

By Chandrahasan - Syndicate Features

Even as the fears about the ‘doomsday’ proved to be baseless, as most had said, for a 16-year-old girl in Sarangpur village in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh September 10 sadly did turn out to be the last day of her life. The Big Bang experiment at the Swiss-French border, the suspected prelude to the ‘dooms day’, was not responsible for her death; she took her life because certain TV Hindi news channels had been creating a scare in the minds of people that the world might come to an end on September 10, merely because a few sceptics had said that about the Big Bang experiment.

Trotskyite antics fail to impress Canada

By Janaka Perera

New Left Front Leader and Nava Sama Samaja Party (NSSP) General Secretary Dr. Dr.Karunaratne's response to the Canadian High Commission's rejection of his visa application reveals a confused and hypocritical mind typical of political loonies. "LTTE is a Tamil nationalist bourgeois party that uses the method of terror in the course of the struggle," he writes, saying that it is therefore not compatible with his socialist party that "believes in mass actions." Yet in the same letter he calls the Rajapaksa regime a "war mongering government" thus rationalizing his support for the LTTE separatism. It was a NSSP member on a visit to Italy demanded the release of Tiger suspects arrested in that country.


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