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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 912

President Rajapaksa Leaves for Bahrain

President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for Bahrain this morning on a two-day state visit.

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INTERPOL issues Red Notice on Nediyavan

INTERPOL has issued a Red Notice for the arrest of Perinpanayagam Sivaparan, alias Nediyavan, who is believed to be the leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) organization in Norway.

INTERPOL issues Red Notice on Nediyavan
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Is Burma not in the Asian Pivot?

President Obama trip to to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines holds much symbolic value for the US strategy of refocusing on Asia, even though few people in the region expect much tangible change in any of the key areas of concern.

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Sri Lanka President leaves for Bahrain today

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be leaving on a three day official visit for Bahrain today, on an invitation extended by the Government of Bahrain.

Sri Lanka President leaves for Bahrain today
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Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church

Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed John Paul II and John XXIII the Catholic Church's newest saints at a festive ceremony joined by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for two pontiffs who helped shape 20th-century history.

Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
Popes John XXIII, John Paul II declared saints of Catholic Church
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India gets new Chief Justice

Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha, the senior most judge of the Supreme Court, was today (April 27) sworn in as the 41st Chief Justice of India (CJI) by President Pranab Mukherjee.

India gets new Chief Justice
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Australia Probes Claims By Migrants

A team of Australian officials had arrived in Sri Lanka earlier to investigate claims made by illegal migrants that they could not live freely in Sri Lanka and cited this reason for them illegally migrating to Australia. The Australian team, upon conducting investigations, had revealed that they found no basis for these claims and that the real reason for them migrating illegally was not due to political reasons but for economic betterment.

Australia Probes Claims By Migrants
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From a page in diary of Devan Nair, President of Singapore 1999:

Immediately, however, Kuan Yew's attention was concentrated on how he would deal with J.B Jeyaretnam in parliament. I was quite alarmed at some of the things he told me at that lunch. "Look," he said, "Jeyaretnam can’t win the infighting. I'll tell you why. We are in charge. Every government ministry and department is under our control. And in the infighting, he will go down for the count every time."

Devan Nair
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Letter from America: Why not Claim the Entire Bangladesh?

It see ms Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all but ready to form the next government in India. Or, so it sounds. The Hindutvadi divisive forces have been steadily growing like a cancer inside India for generations, and they call themselves Hindu nationalists. What’s Hindu nationalism but fascism, fanaticism, communalism, racism and bigotry?

Letter from America: Why not Claim the Entire Bangladesh?
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Residents in the Eastern Province Receive First Ever Land Connection Across Batticaloa Lagoon

For the first time ever, residents in the Eastern Province are able to travel across the Batticaloa Lagoon by road, significantly reducing the travel distance between the towns of Manmunai and Batticaloa.

Residents in the Eastern Province Receive First Ever Land Connection Across Batticaloa Lagoon
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Parliamentary delegation of Balochistan calls on Chamal Rajapakse

The Parliamentary delegation of Balochistan Provincial Assembly of Pakistan, headed by Speaker Mir Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali called on the Speaker Parliament of Sri Lanka HE Chamal Rajapaksa at Colombo yesterday. The Speaker Jamali also observed the proceedings of the Sri Lankan Parliament and met the members of Sri Lanka Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Association at the Parliament.

Parliamentary delegation of Balochistan  calls on Chamal Rajapakse
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Growing Inequality in America highlighted by French Economist

The French author Thomas Piketty’s monumental treatise “Capitalism in the 21st Century” struck a chord that resonated with a bang making it the No. 1 in Amazon’s best seller’s list.

Growing Inequality in America highlighted by French Economist
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