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Amirthalingham Era – A book review

[b]Amirthalingham Era – A book review[/b]

Reviewed by K.T.Rajasingham

“It is a pity that Amirthalingam had been killed at a time he had emerged a real national leader. …. All these years he had been a fiery Tamil leader, concerned only about the rights of the Tamil people.

Anura meets Natwar, Manmohan in Delhi today

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

Anura Bandaranaike, the foreign minister of Sri Lanka will be having wide ranging discussions with his Indian counterpart Natwar Singh here today.

Presidential poll before Nov 22, 2005 - Supreme Court. Chandrika on the way out.

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo.

The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has instructed the Commissioner of Elections to hold the presidential elections between October 28 and November 22 this year. The Court, upholding the petition filed by Dr Omalpe Sobitha Thero, general secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), ruled that the second term of President Chadnrika Kumaratunga would complete on December 22, 2005, according to Amended Section 3 of the Sri Lankan Constitution.Post your comments

Vehicle Emission health hazard carves inroads to country's economy

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Emission of poisonous gases by motor vehicles that is far more excessive of
the parameters set out by the World Health Organization and the Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka causes serious health hazards for the people, specially for the urban and sub-urban dwellers that kills and makes a serious impact on the economy on the one hand on medical care and on the other fuel waste due to improper fuel combustion eats into the economy in a big way.

Amirthalingham Era – A book review

Reviewed by K.T.Rajasingham

“It is a pity that Amirthalingam had been killed at a time he had emerged a real national leader. …. All these years he had been a fiery Tamil leader, concerned only about the rights of the Tamil people. Since February he had become a mellowed and mature Sri Lankan leader, with the interest of the nation as his prime concern. Since of late I had developed a very good working relationship with him.Post your comments

UN General Assembly at a special session condoles the death of Kadirgamar.

In a rare honour, the United Nations General Assembly held a special session on Wednesday 24th August to express condolences for the assassination of the former Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar by suspected members of the LTTE. Representatives of all regional groups as well as delegates of the United States, Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Conference spoke on the occasion.Post your comments

Muslims insist that Tigers should lay down arms - non-cabinet minister Cegu Izzadeen

Interviewed by Anne Rodrigo

Cegu Izzadeen - a non Cabinet Minister, Assisting Small and Rural Industries of the present Kumaratunga administration, told the Asian Tribune that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse, kept mum on P-TOMS, though he did not fully agree with the terms and conditions in it. He attributed the silence of Prime Minister to “political reasons” and did not wish to elaborate on it.Post your comments

Save Douglas Devananda – a national and international campaign

Asian Tribune announced yesterday that it has agreed to join Sri Lankan communities in the diaspora and in Sri Lankan to save Douglas Devananda from the Tamil Tigers – the next key target of the Tamil Tigers after the killing of Lakshman Kadirgamar. Ten unsuccessful attempts have been made on Devananda’s life so far by the LTTE. Intelligence sources reveal that the LTTE is preparing for the eleventh attempt, with suicide bombers dispatched to Colombo to attack him at a vulnerable point.Post your comments

<font size = 2>UN World Summit 14-16 September</font><br>U.S. Objects to U.N. Draft Document for Reform

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The United States ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, in a letter to the 190 other UN ambassadors, expressed the U.S. objections to the ‘draft outcome document,’ prepared after informal consultations with member nations by the UN President Jean Ping, proposing immediate negotiations and urged his fellow envoys to remain “open to alternative formats if they help us achieve consensus.”

Anura meets Natwar, Manmohan in Delhi today

By M Rama Rao - Reporting from New Delhi

Anura Bandaranaike, the foreign minister of Sri Lanka will be having wide ranging discussions with his Indian counterpart Natwar Singh here today.

<font size = 2>UN World Summit 14-16 September</font><br>U.S. Objects to U.N. Draft Document for Reform

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

The United States ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, in a letter to the 190 other UN ambassadors, expressed the U.S. objections to the ‘draft outcome document,’ prepared after informal consultations with member nations by the UN President Jean Ping, proposing immediate negotiations and urged his fellow envoys to remain “open to alternative formats if they help us achieve consensus.”

Save Douglas Devananda – a national and international campaign

Asian Tribune announced yesterday that it has agreed to join Sri Lankan communities in the diaspora and in Sri Lankan to save Douglas Devananda from the Tamil Tigers – the next key target of the Tamil Tigers after the killing of Lakshman Kadirgamar. Ten unsuccessful attempts have been made on Devananda’s life so far by the LTTE. Intelligence sources reveal that the LTTE is preparing for the eleventh attempt, with suicide bombers dispatched to Colombo to attack him at a vulnerable point.Post your comments

UN General Assembly at a special session condoles...........

[b]UN General Assembly at a special session condoles the death of Kadirgamar.[/b]

New York, 26 August, (Asiantribune.com): In a rare honour, the United Nations General Assembly held a special session on Wednesday 24th August to express condolences for the assassination of the former Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar by suspected members of the LTTE.

Muslims insist that Tigers should lay down arms ..........

[b]Muslims insist that Tigers should lay down arms - non-cabinet minister Cegu Izzadeen[/b]

Interviewed by Anne Rodrigo

Cegu Izzadeen - a non Cabinet Minister, Assisting Small and Rural Industries of the present Kumaratunga administration, told the Asian Tribune that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse, kept mum on P-TOMS, though he did not fully agree with the terms and conditions in it.

Save Douglas Devananda – a national and international ......

[b]Save Douglas Devananda – a national and international campaign[/b]

Colombo, 26 August, (Asiantribune.com): Asian Tribune announced yesterday that it has agreed to join Sri Lankan communities in the diaspora and in Sri Lankan to save Douglas Devananda from the Tamil Tigers – the next key target of the Tamil Tigers after the killing of Lakshman Kadirgamar.

Douglas Devanada - next?

Douglas Devanada has been able to prove it is possible to rule Sri Lanka together with the Sinhalese majority. He has done a good job and most Tamils in the South are happy with his work. The LTTE wants to kill all Tamils who do not support the LTTE and Devanada is their prime target since do not want to participate in a fascist terrorist state.

Presidential poll before Nov 22, 2005 - Supreme Court......

[b]Presidential poll before Nov 22, 2005 - Supreme Court. Chandrika on the way out.[/b]

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo.

[b]Colombo , 26 August, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The Supreme Court of Sri Lanka has instructed the Commissioner of Elections to hold the presidential lections between October 28 and November 22 this year.

Vehicle Emission health hazard carves inroads to country's economy

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Emission of poisonous gases by motor vehicles that is far more excessive of
the parameters set out by the World Health Organization and the Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka causes serious health hazards for the people, specially for the urban and sub-urban dwellers that kills and makes a serious impact on the economy on the one hand on medical care and on the other fuel waste due to improper fuel combustion eats into the economy in a big way.

Amirthalingham Era – A book review

Reviewed by K.T.Rajasingham

“It is a pity that Amirthalingam had been killed at a time he had emerged a real national leader. …. All these years he had been a fiery Tamil leader, concerned only about the rights of the Tamil people. Since February he had become a mellowed and mature Sri Lankan leader, with the interest of the nation as his prime concern. Since of late I had developed a very good working relationship with him.Post your comments

UN General Assembly at a special session condoles the death of Kadirgamar.

In a rare honour, the United Nations General Assembly held a special session on Wednesday 24th August to express condolences for the assassination of the former Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar by suspected members of the LTTE. Representatives of all regional groups as well as delegates of the United States, Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Conference spoke on the occasion.Post your comments


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