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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Actress Tries to Slap Gawkers

Gawker Media's sex-centric blog Fleshbot is considering permanently removing a hyperlink to a website selling a video in which actress Cameron Diaz is seen topless. The possible move comes after the star's attorneys sent the leading blogging outfit a cease and desist letter last week.

A workshop on Asia Pacific regional broadcasting begins

A Regional Course on Peace Journalism will be held at the Training Institute of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) from today to 29th of this month.

House panel to examine government-AES pact

By Hemanat Rout – Asian Tribune

A House committee will be constituted to examine the memorandum of articles and shareholders’ agreement between the State Government and AES Corporation during disinvestment of Orissa Power Generation Corporation (OPGC.

JHU is ready to hold talks with the LTTE .

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) is to consider a proposal to negotiate with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on the basis of resuming peace talks. The LTTE hopes to conduct this dialogue with the help of Sinhala speaking top-brass official of the organization.

Distress sale of paddy checked, panel to monitor procurement

By Hemanta Kumar Rout – Asian Tribune

After the repeated criticism of distress sale of paddy, the State Government has constituted a high-level official committee, headed by the Chief Secretary, to monitor paddy procurement, adhering to the decentralized system.

Maithripala Sirisena expresses confidence over majority

Leader of the House Maithripala Sirisena says the government is able to show and establish that it has the majority at a vote in the Parliament.

UNP activists are piling up pressure on party leader Ranil to step down.

There appears to be growing pressure from UNP activists that party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe, who led them to defeat at many elections should step down. The pressure from the UNP rank and file mounted after the disastrous showing in the last elections held for the six provincial councils.

Vehicle sales projected to hit record high

Total sales of vehicles this year are projected to hit a record high of more than 630,000 units against 600,000 earlier estimated, according to the Federation of Thai Industries.

Diplomatic efforts to explore purchase of fuel at concessionary price.

Ministry of Finance has decided to use diplomatic channels for long term fuel imports from friendly countries, in order to ease the burdens face by the people from rising prices.

Plot to Kill Sri Lanka’s President Bared.

It was another covert preparation, for yet another an attempt on the life of Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Kumaratunga, but fortunately it had been nipped in the bud by the timely action of the Modera Police.

Burmese Government’s aid so far did not reach the cyclone victims

It is learnt that foreign aid given to the military Government Burma, did not yet reach the cyclone victims in many places of Arakan state.

India and Sri Lanka agree to security and trade pacts.

A top-level Sri Lankan delegation led by Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse has begun talks with Indian leaders on strengthening bilateral relations.

Bangladesh: Judges Grow Older and the Photo-finish

By Ahmede Hussain - Asian Tribune

The 14th Constitution Amendment Bill was passed on 17 May with much funfair by the parliament by 226-1 division vote. But some of the
changes to the Constitution have given rise to growing skepticism.

German Foreign Minister called for the immediate resumption of the Paece Talks.

Visiting German Minister of Foreign Affairs Joshka Fisher called for the immediate resumption of the stalled peace Talks. He also pledged his continued support to strengthen their relations with Sri Lanka.

Dr. Manmohan Singh Calls for Accountability in Public Services

Reviving a tradition first set by Pt. Nehru, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has written to all Chief Ministers sharing with them his priorities in Government. In the first such letter, Dr. Manmohan Singh has appealed to Chief Ministers to play the role of "visionary leaders".

Sonia Gandhi announces relief for victims of the school fire at Kumbakonam

Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, National Advisory Council announced today an amount of Rs. 1.25 crore towards payment of solatium and relief work for the victims of July 16 fire in a private school at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu.