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JVP mourns the death: Saluting a true Patriot

[b]JVP mourns the death: Saluting a true Patriot[/b]

[b]Colombo, 15 August, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] “Farewell friend, in death your ideas will become still stronger!” These are the words of Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna, the Marxist political party which always believed in the slain leader, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Laksman Kadirgamar and hailed him as a true patriot of Sri Lanka.

In a state

NGOs guilty of feeding Tamil violence

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

A peculiar characteristic of the Jaffna Tamil psyche is that it suffers perennially from self-inflicted wounds of victimology. Their ceaseless tendency to blame the “other” is an inherent part of the Jaffna Tamil political culture. This political posturing as the pure, innocent victims of discrimination by the “other” has gone a long way to advance their excessive demands at the expense of all other communities.Post your opinion

The Tsunami disaster opened our eyes to the extent of our vulnerability: Maldivian High Commissioner Dr.Mahamed Asim

Maldivian High Commissioner for Sri Lanka, Mahamed Asim, said that political instability and lack of peace -- a characteristic of the South Asian politics -- have blocked the development of the region.

Jayaweera joins Tamilselvan’s bandwagon to cook up excuses for the LTTE

The accusation of the government that LTTE killed Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar has been described by the Political Head of the LTTE, S. Paramu Tamilselvan, as a “knee jerk reaction”.

<font size = 2>India puts in place a tough anti-hijack policy;</font><br>New Delhi decides to allow shooting down of a hijacked plane.No negotiations with hijackers

Nearly five years after the infamous ‘exchange of Indian Airlines passengers for terrorists’ at the Kandahar airport in Afghanistan, Indian government has formalised a policy on dealing with the hijackers of all hues. “We will not negotiate with the terrorist-hijackers nor will we exchange captured militants for passengers”, defence minister Pranab Mukherjee said here while unveiling the new policy after its approval by Manmohan Singh cabinet.

Sri Lanka President lambasted LTTE for the murder of Lakshman Kadirgamar.

Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga categorically rejected the denial of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam about the killing of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar. She blamed the LTTE for the Tamil rebel outfit’s continuous efforts to kill both the Tamil ministers in her Government. President also lambasted LTTE for the killing of Lakshman Kadirgamar, on last Friday.Post your commrnts

Pranab, Natwar leaving for Colombo Monday morning to attend Kadirgamar funeral

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi for Asian Tribune

India's defence and external affairs ministers Pranab Mukherjee and Natwar Singh along with the Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran are leaving here Monday morning for Colombo to attend the funeral of slain Lanka Leader Kadirgamar.

<font size = 2> Opinion - Editorials The Hindu</font><br> Death of a master diplomat

The assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar is a monstrous act of terrorist aggression against the Sri Lankan state and against the ceasefire supposedly in place. There is not the slightest doubt that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam planned and executed this fiendish crime.

Kadirgamar's Killings: A Tamil couple arrested

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune. Colombo

Police has arrested a Tamil couple, Mr. Lakshman Thalaiyasingam, 58, and Mrs. Vipiyan Selvalogini Thalaiyasingam, the owners of the house located at 42, Bullers Lane where the sniper had taken position to strike at Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Mr. Lakshman Kadirgamar.Post your comments

India’s biggest challenge is effective implementation of development: PM

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

The Prime Minister said the biggest challenge in running a government was to ensure that development programmes are implemented in an effective manner.

Norways foreign minister and his deputy to attend Kadirgamar’s state funeral.

The Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jan Petersen, accompanied by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vidar Helgesen, will arrive in Sri Lanka on Monday 15 August to attend the State funeral of the late Foreign Minister, the Hon. Lakshman Kadirgamar.

New twists and turn on Pakistan political scene

M Rama Rao from New Delhi

The Pakistan opposition - both PPP and PML-N dominated Alliance for Restoration of Democracy (ARD) and the main religious front of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, are planning to resign enmass from Parliament in protest against deliberate attempt by Musharraf minions to rig the forthcoming municipal elections in the country, reports say.

Nirnajan Deva Adithya says assassination of the Sri Lankan Foreign Minister must not endanger the peace process

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

The assassination of the Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister must not endanger the peace process now in place and those who want a return to war must not be allowed to have their way emphasized Niranjan Deva Adithya, visiting European Union Parliamentarian, and the Coordinator of the Overseas Development and the member of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Committee.

Accountability and internal control a must for NGOs

[b]Accountability and internal control a must for NGOs[/b]

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Ernest & Young, Chartered Accountants, part of an International Accounting Firm has developed a 'Tool Kit' to help those organizations that provide humanitarian aid to Tsunami victims, to establish proper systems of accountability and internal control.

Adlair Goldberg, Ernst & Young, Jakart

NGOs guilty of feeding Tamil violence

[b]NGOs guilty of feeding Tamil violence[/b]

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

A peculiar characteristic of the Jaffna Tamil psyche is that it suffers perennially from self-inflicted wounds of victimology. Their ceaseless tendency to blame the “other” is an inherent part of the Jaffna Tamil political culture.

Sri Lanka President lambasted LTTE for the murder........

[b]Sri Lanka President lambasted LTTE for the murder of Lakshman Kadirgamar.[/b]

Colombo, 15 August, (Asiantribune.com): Sri Lanka President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga categorically rejected the denial of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam about the killing of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar.

Kadirgamar's Killings: A Tamil couple arrested

[b]Kadirgamar's Killings: A Tamil couple arrested [/b]

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune. Colombo

[b] Colombo, 15 August, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Police has arrested a Tamil couple, Mr. Lakshman Thalaiyasingam, 58, and Mrs.

Anandasangharee next foreign minister?

[b]Anandasangharee next foreign minister?[/b]

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune.

JVP mourns the death: Saluting a true Patriot

>“Farewell friend, in death your ideas will become still stronger!” These are the words of Janatha Vimukthi Perumuna, the Marxist political party which always believed in the slain leader, Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Laksman Kadirgamar and hailed him as a true patriot of Sri Lanka. Post your comments

Lakshman Kadirgamar: A devoted soul of our motherland

“Dear Mr. Laksman Kadirgamar, we salute for your brave attempts to put our mother Lanka on the brink of safety and secure for us our Sri lanka.”


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