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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 83

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Tamil MPs Dodge DDC Meetings in Batticaloa

Ameer AliTamil MPs have been dodging meetings of the District Development Committee held in Batticoloa. They are insisting that they should be given helipcopter rides from Colombo to Batticoloa and also protective guard if they are to attend the meeting in Batticoloa. The Tamil MPs who are seen as proxies of the Tamil Tiger suspect that they will be targeted by the break-away Karuna Group. But Ameer Ali Sihabdeen - Minister of Disaster Relief Services told Asian Tribune that if they are interested in the welfare of the people they should attend the meeting.

The Tamil Tigers claim that Palali airbase has been bombed is denied by the air force

By Walter Jayawardhana

The Sri Lanka Air Force denied the statement of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam(LTTE) that the Tamil Tiger air planes bombed the Palai Air Strip by using their propeller driven two light winged air craft and called it a complete fabrication. But military sources said by artillery fire six soldiers died at a place called Myladdi , away from Palali air strip. Rasiah Ilantheriyan , the LTTE military spokesman claimed their aircraft bombed the Sri Lanka government run Northern air strip causing heavy damages.

Civilian search powers of N&E Police now vested with security forces

The Government of Sri Lanka has decided to vest civilian search powers to the security forces in order to overcome the shortage of police personnel when conducting operations in North and East. Thus, the security forces in N&E can now execute civil legal process in the same levels of the police, said the national security spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella, speaking yesterday (April 22) to Lakbima, a Sinhala language daily published in Colombo.

Congress optimistic of landslide victory in coming election

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

The Congress today expressed confidence that they would win the ensuing crucial Nagaland general elections by a landslide victory and were optimistic they would form the next Congress government in the state. Speaking to the press here at his official residence on Monday, Leader of Opposition I Imkong said they expected to win 40 to 45 seats in the coming elections and further disclosed that they would field candidates in all the 60 constituencies in the state.

Sri Lanka – Kerala business chambers e enters MOU to boost trade mutually

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

A communiqué from the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka indicted that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed in Kerala between the Kerala Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) to promote and facilitate effective cooperation in trade, economic and industrial activities between companies, private business organizations and members of both parties.

Congress calls for imposition of 'Presidential Rule' in Nagaland

By Oken Jeet Sandham - Asian Tribune

The Leader of the Opposition I Imkong has demanded today imposition of the President’s Rule in Nagaland following the total breakdown of law and order situation in the State. Talking to media persons here in his official residence on Monday, the Leader of Opposition lambasted the DAN government in the state for its complete inaction when the violence erupted in Wungrum Colony in the heart of Dimapur throughout the entire day on Sunday. Over two dozen houses were razed to the ground while dozens of houses destroyed during the mob rampage.

Sabalingham whose life cut short by Tamil Tiger bullets to be remembered

SabalinghamSabaratnam Sabalingham, who was killed by the Tamil separatist outfit - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, 13 years ago in Paris to be remembered. Sabalingham, while he was a student at the Kattubedde Engineering College was one of the pioneers along with Ponnudurai Satyaseelan and others in the early 1970’s to organize the Tamil Manavar Perravai (Tamil Student League), which was one of the early militant organizations. Velupillai Prabakaran was very close with him when he organized the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. He was arrested by the Sri Lanka Police and held in custody incommunicado in the notorious 4th Floor for investigations. While under police custody he suffered untold sufferings and torture.

US Documents How Sri Lankan Firms Can Teach the World a Lesson in Business

Case studies on how successful businesses in Sri Lanka was able to compete in their respective marketplaces and deliver continuous success and growth encourages and enlighten the next generation of business managers. Exploring how best management practices, including innovation, strategic intent and vision, ability to attract good people, and leveraging core competencies guided these companies to the top of their respective markets can help to prepare for taking up challenges. Students and teachers at Sri Lanka’s Post Graduate Institute of Management (PIM) have two new case studies showing what it takes to compete and win in the global economic marketplace.


Ameer Ali

I Imkhong

Kerala Chamber of Commerce

Intelsat switched off LTTE ‘s National Television of Tamil Eelam from their satellite

By Walter Jayawardhana

Sri Lanka’s envoy in Washington DC said his office had been informed by Washington based Intelsat Corporation that they have switched off the transponder used by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to broadcast its National Television of Tamil Eelam (NTT) last weekend. “We were told last evening by Intelsat executive Phillip Spector that the transponder used by the LTTE was switched off during the weekend,” Bernard Goonetileke , Washington DC’s Sri Lankan Ambassador told this correspondent.