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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 75

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Ambassador Robert Blake

EROS urges Keith Vaz to resign from Parliamentary Group for Tamils

Blasting Keith Vaz, the British MP, as a a politico allied to the Tamil Tigers the Eelam Revolutionary Organisation (EROS) has urged him to do the right thing and resign as Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Tamils -APPG(T) in the House of Commons. EROS in a letter sent to Vaz has said: There is ample evidence to prove your close association with representatives of the LTTE and their front organisations in the United Kingdom. We strongly urge you to disassociate yourself from the LTTE and their representatives and focus on addressing the concerns of moderate democratic law abiding Sri Lankan Tamils living in the United Kingdom who have been victimised by the LTTE over the last 3 decades.

Month old photographs of the wedding of Yasodhara Kumaratunga in London

By Walter Jayawardhana

The wedding of London educated daughter Yasodhara of Sri Lanka’s former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and a Consultant medical practitioner Roger Walker was announced in London’s "Daily Telegraph" newspaper in a paid advertisement about three weeks ago. Following the British tradition of calling Consultant level medical practitioners as Mister the Telegraph advertisement called the groom as Mr.R.H.M. Walker and the just passed out young doctor bride as Dr.M.Y.S. Kumaratunga. According to the "Daily Tegraph" advertisement which appeared June 16 2007 the marriage took place at Fawsley Hall in London between Mr. R.M.H. Walker and Dr. M.Y.S. Kumaratunga.

Tamil doctors in the forefront of Tiger terrorism

After the latest arrests of doctors in UK and Australia the international media spotlight has fallen on Muslim doctors. They are now seen as agents of Islamic terrorism. The focus of investigations has shifted to these respectable faces of terrorism which has taken the counter-terrorist agencies of the West by surprise. In UK Mohammed Asha, a Jordanian doctor, was arrested. In Australia Dr. Mohammed Haneef was arrested at the airport just as he about to board the plane to India. But long before these Muslim doctors were arrested the Tamil doctors have been in the forefront of Tamil Tiger terrorist outfit, financing, lobbying and legitimizing the violence unleashed by Velupillai Prabhakaran, the sole representative of the one-man fascist regime in the jungles of Sri Lanka,

Two former British High Commissioners head Sri Lanka Society

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

While Sri Lanka is under pressure internationally for human rights violations, Friends of Sri Lanka, an association of Britons and Sri Lankans in the UK, elected two former British envoys to Colombo to head the organization at a meeting held on Wednesday. Former British High Commission to Colombo John Fields was re-elected as chairman and David Tatham, also a former high commissioner, as vice chairman at a meeting attended by about 80 members. Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to London Kshenuka Senewiratne who spoke reminded the meeting that Sri Lanka is not the only country in the world faced with the scourge of terrorism.

"America’s Constitution is a living document constantly refreshed to reflect the needs and will of the people"

Ambassador Robert Blake"America’s Constitution is a living document constantly refreshed to reflect the needs and will of the people. But throughout America’s history, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace, to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty and dignity among peoples and among nations," said Ambassador Robert Blake. US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert Blake in his Independence day address said that as a member of the Co-Chairs of the Tokyo Donor Conference the United States is a committed partner in Sri Lanka’s quest to reach a negotiated settlement to the conflict that has divided your beautiful country for so many years.

India backsliding on its own sovereignty for narrow gains of coalition politics by congress government

By Walter Jayawardhana

For India it was a matter of submitting its sovereignty to a terrorist group but it is unable to do a thing about it despite the fact that the South Asian giant wants to impress its smaller neighbors like Sri Lanka that it is the super power of the region. India had bullied smaller countries like Nepal in recent past. It is true that the Tamil terrorist group, that pioneered in suicide missions and other terrorist methods was a Frankenstein Monster created by India like many other terrorist groups in the region to impose Indian hegemony in the poverty stricken region of the world but exactly like in the case of the legendary monster the creator could do little to control the abominable creature.

France: Socialist Party feminist joins Sarkozy’s cabinet

Right-wing French president Nicolas Sarkozy has recruited prominent Socialist Party members and women from an immigrant background into his government in order to provide a veneer of “humanitarian interventionism” for its drive towards militarism abroad and pro-business policies at home. The most prominent defection from the Socialist Party is the Minister for Foreign Affairs Bernard Kouchner, best known as the founder of Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). However, the biggest shock, especially for immigrant workers and youth, came with the defection of the country’s best-known feminist activist, Fadela Amara. She has accepted the post of Secretary of State for Town Policy.

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Karuna declares war on Jaffna Tamils resident in the East

Despite attempts by the Sri Lankan army to patch up differences Karuna, who is hoping to be the leader of the eastern Tamils, has declared war on the ‘Yarlapanis’, Tamils from Jaffna. This sharpens the regional differences among Tamils and brings a new element of Tamils fighting Tamils on a regional basis. Karuna broke away from the Tamil Tiger outfit blaming discrimination against the eastern Tamils by the LTTE dominated by Jaffna Tamils. Karuna’s first move in this latest twist is to issue an order to the parents of the members of the Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) led by Minister Douglas Devnanda demanding that their children should immediately give up their membership in other political parties.