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Let Lying Tigers Sleep

[b]Let Lying Tigers Sleep[/b]

By John Thompson - Mackenzie Institute

On the edges of large Indian nature preserves, farmers and fishermen often protect themselves from wild tigers by wearing a false face mask on the rear of their heads. Tigers like to attack from behind and this two-faced look evidently confuses them.

Pro-LTTE journalists attacked in Colombo. LTTE cadres killed in the east

Increasing violence in the city of Colombo and the east indicate that the LTTE monopoly of violence has been challenged by rival Col. Karuna’s group. Post your comments

Australian MP carrying dollars to Mullaitivu – LTTE stronghold

Virginia Judge, MP for Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia, will be arriving in Colombo on September 2, 2005 carrying a load of money to be handed over to LTTE organizations in Mullativu. Strathfield has a strong concentration of Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka. She told the “Asian Tribune” that she has been involved with this community for eleven years – from the time she was in local government.Post your comments

India – Pakistan reached consensus on prisoners issue

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

India and Pakistan have achieved a break through of sorts on the vexed issued of prisoners languishing in each other’s jails. The breakthrough came on the second day of the interior secretary level talks here.

Elections for President and Parliament on the same day?

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Senior loyalists in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) have advised President Chandrika Kumaratunga to dissolve the parliament immediately in order to hold elections for the presidency and the parliament in November this year. They believe that simultaneous elections would ensure that SLFP to retain one or both the top positions, Presidency as well as retaining Parliamentary majority.

Ranil can be defeated easily by Mahinda Rajapakse – S. B. Dissanayake, UNP National Organiser

From Our Colombo Correspondent

S. B. Dissanayake, the National Organiser of the UNP, the main opposition party, has told a few former ministers and MPs of the UNP who had visited him in hospital that Ranil Wickremesinghe can be defeated even by Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, former Prime Minister of the PA government. Post your comments

Six LTTE men killed and seven seriously injured in the East

Conflicting reports were received of an attack in the morning of Tuesday 30th August, at the LTTE controlled Kirumichchai, which is located 49 km. north of Batticaloa, in which six Tamil Tiger cadres were reported to be killed and seven of them critically injured.

Sonia's rapists to face law: Pak PM assures parlaiment

From Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – to Asian Tribune>

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has informed the National Assembly that he has ordered an inquiry into the alleged rape incident with a woman Sonia Naz by SHO Jarranwala Police Station after her release from Adyala Jail, Rawalpindi.

Sri Lankan President sends shock waves

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Sri Lankan President
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge suddenly came up with a change of program in her state visit schedule, which sends shock waves to Foreign MinistryOfficials in China, her own delegation and thus putting the host nation in an embarrassing situation.

Coal power to bring down electricity cost

The Memorandum of Understanding to commission the Norochcholai coal power project was signed on Tuesday in China. This coal power project will have a positive impact on Sri Lanka’s economy, as it would bring down the cost of electricity and reduce Sri Lanka’s dependency on diesel oil to generate electricity.

Bangladesh high court declares past military regimes illegal

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

The Bangladesh High Court has stuck down the Fifth Amendment of the country’s constitution. This amendment had given legitimacy to three regimes from August 15, 1975 to April 9, 1979.

Let Lying Tigers Sleep

By John Thompson - Mackenzie Institute

On the edges of large Indian nature preserves, farmers and fishermen often protect themselves from wild tigers by wearing a false face mask on the rear of their heads. Tigers like to attack from behind and this two-faced look evidently confuses them. Post your comments

SriLankan Airlines brings in new air-travel experience to Sri Lankans

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Sri Lankan Airlines is to provide its amphibious Dehavilland Turbo Otter Floatplane and also arrange hotel accommodation in Kandy in time to watch the Bradby Shield Schools Rugby tournament taking off on the 8th of September from Ratmalana and bringing back on the 11th.

Pro-LTTE journalists attacked in Colombo. LTTE cadres killed

[b]Pro-LTTE journalists attacked in Colombo. LTTE cadres killed in the east[/b]

Colombo, 31 August, (Asiantribune.com): Increasing violence in the city of Colombo and the east indicate that the LTTE monopoly of violence has been challenged by rival Col. Karuna’s group.

In Colombo the pro-LTTE newspaper, Sudar Oli, has come under four attacks in recent weeks.

Australian MP carrying dollars to Mullaitivu–LTTE stronghold

[b]Australian MP carrying dollars to Mullaitivu – LTTE stronghold[/b]

[b]Sydney, 31 August, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] Virginia Judge, MP for Strathfield, New South Wales, Australia, will be arriving in Colombo on September 2, 2005 carrying a load of money to be handed over to LTTE organizations in Mullativu. Strathfield has a strong concentration of Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka.

Ranil can be defeated easily by Mahinda Rajapakse –S. B. D..

[b]Ranil can be defeated easily by Mahinda Rajapakse – S. B. Dissanayake, UNP National Organiser [/b]

From Our Colombo Correspondent

[b]Colombo, 31 August, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] S. B.

Stringent legal action to prevent misuse of state property at upcoming Presidential elections

The Bribery Commission is gearing to take a strong stance against the misuse of State property and other corrupt activities during the upcoming presidential elections.


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