The Chief Editor of Asian Tribune visited the MGR Memorial, off Marina Beach, Chennai, to pay homage to the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, laid to rest next to her mentor Dr. M.G.Ramachandran.
In a strange coincidence, the United States’ ‘grand design’ to save Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran with its top leadership was disclosed simultaneously by former Indian National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon and a book published in the U.S. – Tamil Tigers’ Debt to America: US Foreign-Policy Adventurism & Sri Lanka’s Dilemma – by a former state department employee who was attached to the American Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
December month seems to bring bad time and even horrors for Tamil Nadu. Last year about this time giant floods ransacked the Chennai city and many other coastal towns. that had resulted in destruction, evacuations, dislocations, and deaths. It took months for Chennai to return to normalcy as many houses were in flood water.
The Third Reading of the 2017 Budget introduced earlier by the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, was passed in Parliament with a majority of 110 votes, while four members, including former president Mahinda Rajapaksa abstaining from voting and staying away. The committee stage debate of the budget ended Saturday with the final vote after the Third Reading.