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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1588

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Serbia stops Tiger transmission to Europe, Africa and Middle East

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), ran into another hurdle in propaganda drive. The LTTE official radio Voice of Tigers (VoT), which started transmissions on 1st June 2008 from Serbia has ceased its transmissions on June 09, 2008. According to reliable sources, the government of Serbia has terminated the broadcast license granted to VoT to retransmit to Europe, North Africa and Middle East via Serbian satellite, when the authorities came to know that VoT was the official broadcast organ of a banned terrorist outfit.

The brewing economic and security storms

By Asif Haroon Raja

The ongoing political wrangling over deposed judges for well over one year has caused immense frustration to the people already suffering the pangs of back breaking price hike, flour crisis and prolonged hours of load shedding in this sweltering heat. About 90 days have lapsed and so far no relief is in sight as was promised by the newly elected PM Gilani in his loudly thumped 100-day relief package. Rather, matters have worsened as inflation continues to soar and prices of daily commodities, petrol, gas and electricity are shooting up.

CIMA "Spellmaster" in final stages

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

The all island schools Spelling Competition – Spellmaster - organized by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka Branch enveloping the entire country covering all the nine districts including North is reaching its final stages and the second round was started telecasting through Derana TV. The programme is sponsored by Bank of Ceylon.

NLF leaders is to meet the President today

Asian Tribune - Sri Lanka Bureau

Wimal Weerawansa , Nandana Gunathilaka and Piyasiri Wijenayake, leaders of the National Freedom Front, will meet today President Mahindha Rajapaksa. They are expected to discuss with the President on their party proposals on safe guard the country and people. According to the party sources, the NLF recently unveiled their party proposals to safe guard the country and the people.

Police illegally arrest a person without a charge, continuously detain and torture

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

A mother complains that her son was taken into custody by the Teldeniya Police and illegally arrested him on 31 May 2008. He was arrested on the pretext that the person had connections with a terrorist group, but there was no supportive evidence to the charge. Sometime in the month of April this year, four police officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) in Colombo went to a house where the relatives of the victim, were residing.

Investment Opportunities in Ocean Resources

Asian Tribune - Sri Lanka Bureau

Chamber of Construction Industry will host a seminar on Management of Ocean Resources which will be held on 24th June 2008 at Hotel Galadari. This much awaited seminar will be inaugurated by Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Enterprise Development and Investment Promotion. The seminar will focus attention on vast potential for optimum utilization of ocean resources in Sri Lanka.

Sangaree – Douglas Spat: Rankling continues

V. Anandasangaree, the President of the Tamil United Liberation Front has taken an uncompromising stance and let loose barrage of accusations against Minister Douglas Devananda in his latest communication. This time Anandasangare addressed his letter directly to Douglas Devananda and asked, "Did I ever look at you or smile at you?" He gave his reason. Sangaree said “Even after enjoying power as Member of Parliament and as a Minister, you did not change your attitude towards the suffering masses." He added "I had been complaining about you to both presidents: President Mahinda Rajapakse and his predecessor in office Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge, a number of times. You can still verify that." Sangree said, "As it is now, you will never serve your community. Instead you will only ruin them."

With the passing away of Rev. Flavian Wilathgamuwa, Sri Lanka lost a true patriot - President Rajapaksa

By Walter Jayawardhana

President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka in a message of condolence on the passing away of Father Flavian Wilathgamuwa (89) said Sri Lanka has lost a true patriot. In a message issued in London he said, “With the passing away of Reverend Father Dr. Flavian Wilathgamuwa, CMF in Duarte California, Sri Lanka has lost a true patriot who has fought fearlessly to protect the good image of the country against separatist vicious propaganda.

Duglas & Sons Star Night 2008

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

DSL Star Night 2008 the felicitation of the sales forces - the agents spread all over the country of Duglas and Sons Ltd- took place at Water’s Edge Hotel, Battaramulla, in a grand functon where they were entertained, recognized, and rewarded. On asessment of their performances and achievements these sales agents were rewarded.

Burma heading toward a new civil strife due to fall in rice production

By Zin Linn

As information reveals of permanent damage to rice production in Burma, international aid agencies expressed their concerns that that there could be shortages of food in the cyclone-hit country in the years to come. On the contrary, Burma has enough rice to feed its people, National Planning Minister Soe Tha of the ruling junta said on 10 June, 2008, accusing foreign aid agencies of miscalculating the devastation in the Irrawaddy delta or Burma’s rice bowl. In remarks reported by official media, National Planning Minister Soe Tha rejected warnings that Burma's food security could be "jeopardized" if delta farmers cannot plant a new rice crop by the end of July.

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