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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1073

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LTTE launches Euro Television: The new Tamil TV channel

Sri Lanka Tamil separatist outfit, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has come up with another new Tamil Television channel in Europe. Already they have started the test telecast of the new Tamil TV channel from 1 March and is clearly seen at Eurobird 9 @ 9° East satellite platform. Earlier, French Government banned on last May, the Tamil Television Network - TTN channel run by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. After TTN channel was banned they came up with another channel called Tharishanam. Tigers converted the Tharisanam TV channel, which is originally from Australia as a Pay channel in Europe and they are now minting money. Tigers are very particular to safeguard the money minting Tharshanam TV Channel in Europe, by gradually reducing to the

To Fund Tamil Terrorism, British Credit Card Fraud on a Sharp Increase - Cautions Parliamentarians and Police

By Walter Jayawardhana

Andrew SelousBritish credit card frauds in which numbers of such cards have been skimmed, cloned and misused to steal money all over the world have increased alarmingly as means to fund terrorism charged a United Kingdom parliamentarian and Police. Andrew Selous, a Conservative Party MP told the House of Commons recently that “it has been suggested to me that some of the money may have found its way to the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka,” possibly to fund terrorism. Mr. Selous said, “My wife had 1000 Pounds stolen in four or five withdrawals from cash points in New York in early January (2008)”

ANC launches UK undergraduate university transfer programmes in Sri Lanka

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Ceylinco Educational Group has ventured into educational industry seven years ago and as a leading player have been involved in transferring to American and Australian Universities and now in a historic move launched a British University Programme in Sri Lanka, said Jagath Alwis, Deputy Chairman, Ceylinco Education Group at a Press Conference held at Galle Face Hotel at the signing of the agreement between ANC and NC UK and the Launch of UK Universities Undergraduate Transfer Programme at ANC.

MCOCA Law of Maharastra Successfully Challenged: AUDF President commends Maharashtra Jamait

By M. Burhanuddin Qasmi

'India— our country is a democratic nation, governed by the rule of law and justice will prevail after all; citizens especially those from minority communities should remain optimistic about the course of justice', were some of the expressions by Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) president in a press statement today from his Mumbai residence. Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Qasmi, president AUDF and Assam State Jami’at Ulama-e Hind congratulated Maharashtra State Jamait for putting up a successful challenge in the Apex Court against the infamous MCOCA law of Maharashtra.

Sri Lanka Adverising Agency Triad clinches the only Gold at Chillies 2008

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Triad Advertising (Pvt) Ltd who won the only Gold at the Chillies 2008 are hopeful of a big win at Adfest encouraged by their achievements for three consecutive years in 2006, 2007 and now 2008. They look forward to gain international recognition far their many unconventional and out of the box creative ideas. For Chillies 2008 there were 975 entries, but for Chillies 2007 there were 1,100 entries and around 30 agencies competed.

All Set for Eastern Provincial Council Elections

Jeyaraj Frnandopulle Ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal led by Pillaiyan alias Sivanesathurai Chanthirakanthan and number Muslims groups are expected to contest the Eastern Provincial Council elections under the United People’s Freedom Alliance banner. At the same time United National Party and Tamil National Alliance have already decided not to contest in the forthcoming Eastern Provincial Council Elections. Now it has been confirmed that nominations for the Eastern Provincial Council elections are expected to be called From 25 – 30 March. Minister Jeyaraj Frnandopulle when speaking to "Asian Tribune" said that UNP indicated the other day when they met the President that they would likely to tow with the Tamil National Alliance – the proxy party of the LTTE.

Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions Confront LTTE's Terrorist Propaganda

Sri Lankan diplomatic missions abroad have been specifically asked to make the international community aware of the true nature of the separatists’ Tamil terrorist organization – the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. Dr. Palitha Kohona, Secretary to Sri Lanka’s Foreign Ministry told the "Asian Tribune." Dr. Kohona pointed out that the Tamil terrorists outfit is banned in several countries in the West and condemned by most of the democracies all over the world. We will continue with the policy of making the international community aware of the true nature of LTTE and its atrocities. He added Government will continue with its search for a peaceful solution to the conflict, while it will counter terrorism with all vehement under its disposal. He said with its dual objective Sri Lanka Government has launched an international awareness program.

Government continuously talking to business community vital

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Democracy should be there with human dignity and values and freedom is important for the people to come together, said Dr Karl Jurgen Wilbert, Chief Executive Director, from Handwerkskammer, Koblenz, Germany as the gust speaker at the 13th Business ofr Peace Forum of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) held at JAIC Hilton Hotel. The 13th Business for Peace Forum of the Business for Peace Initiative, FCCISL and Dr Wilbert spoke on Contribution of Business Organizations to Peace and Reconstruction; Experience of a German Chamber on the Balkans."

Prabhakaran not in Command

V.PrabakaranReports reaching Colombo reveals that Velupillai Prabakaran, leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has lost his commanding position in the separatist outfit. It is reliably learnt that LTTE leader is suffering very badly from his fluctuating chronic diabetes. According to Minister Dr. Keheliya Rambukawella, Government spokesperson for Defence and National Security, Sri Lankan intelligence personnel monitoring LTTE's daily acitivities have not heard the voice of LTTE leader since the middle of November 2007. Dr. Rambukawella further stated that according to reports reaching Colombo, reveal Velupillai Prabakaran, leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has lost his commanding position in the separatist outfit. According to Dr. Rambukawella Prabakaran is seriously ill and has been affected by his fluctuating diabetic conditions.

We can make the world a better place – Swedish Students Who Visited Sri Lanka

By Anna Andersson and Pontus Fridheimer

Swedish students and teachers The twelve sttudents who visited Sri Lanka recently expressed the hope "”All of us together can make the world a better place.” The students from Sweden helped a school in Bentota along with two of their teachers Anna Holmlin and Monikar Linder. While on tour they combined lectures and actual observations of peole and things in Sri Lanka, visiting temples and museums. They were able to assist the school in numerous ways and raise funds also bakng cookies, selling them at the school caferetia and organizing discos. Fun time was had by all according to the group who visited Sri Lanka

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