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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2251

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Killing of Superintendent of Police, Charles Wijewardena

If President Kumaratunga cannot enforce law and order and protect it people she must resign from the post she is holding

It is worst when people who have been entrust to maintain law and order is killed by a terrorist group

Just imagine this happening in a UK US Canada Australia or any country where people power exceed any other?

Sri Lankan Army kills Barber in Jaffna

Two Army soldiers entered a hair dressing saloon and shot dead the barber and his assistant in Jaffna as a result of this killing a group of men abducted the Senior Suprintendent of Police of Jaffna killed and dumped the body of Mr. Wijeyaratne in the jungle

Tony Blairs new policies are good

Dear All

I think it is stupid to critisise the Uk ( Blairs immigration policy)

I salute Blair immigration Policies
If you are the head of a state and the state was bombed.

UN Agencies treat NLD indifferently – U Lwin

In an interview in the Burmese language BBC program U Lwin, spokesman for the National League for Democracy (NLD) vented his frustration over the manner in which the NLD was treated by some of United Nations organizations. He revealed that when Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was around, they used to meet her, but at present all most all the UN organizations are indifferent towards the NLD. “The simply ignore us” the frustrated U Lwin lamented.

Blair’s intended anti-terrorist laws run into initial trouble

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor, Asian Tribune

Prime Minister Tony Blair on Friday sketched out a draft of tough new anti-terrorist laws that immediately ran into trouble.

North & East: Extremist elements provoking violence

In denouncing “the unfortunate shooting incident in a barber saloon in Innuvil, on Thursday, the 04th of August 2005” and the consequent killing of the Superintendent of Police, Charles Wijewardena, President Chandrika Kumaratunga says that she “is perturbed by the frequency of these provocative incidents during the past several weeks. These incidents seem to be deliberately contrived by extremist elements to invite reprisals leading to the escalation of the conflict situation prevailing in the North and East.”

Vidar Helgesen ditches President’s moves to review Ceasefire Agreement with LTTE

On Thursday President Chandrika Kumaratunga discussed with the Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen on ways and mean of “reviewing” – not changing – the flawed Ceasefire Agreement which is running into serious difficulties. On Friday Helgesen comes out of a meeting with S. Paramu Tamilselvan and told the media that the CFA should not be touched.

Blair’s anti-terrorist measures threaten LTTE agents

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

Prime Minister Tony Blair’s tough anti-terror measures announced last night at a press conference should have serious consequences to the LTTE agents using UK as a base for (1) fostering hatred, and (2) advocating and justifying violence and (3) justifying and glorifying terrorism anywhere in the world.

Vidar Helgesen’s swan song

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asiantribune, Colombo

Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen, who is currently on a 4-day visit to Sri Lanka is well aware that this would be his last visit as a peace facilitator to this country. It is a foregone conclusion that Helgesen and his boss, Foreign Minister Jan Petersen will be out of their jobs after September 12 general elections.


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