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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

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Sudan: Internally Displaced in West Darfur Afraid to Go Home

Refugees International is concerned that certain officials of the Government of Sudan in West Darfur are prematurely encouraging internally displaced persons to return to their homes in time for the planting season.

Metamphetamines back among Thai teenagers

Thai teenagers are using metamphetamine tablets again, following the end of the government’s war-against-drugs, warned a senior government official.

EPDP Pradhesiya Sabha Chairman shot and killed

Velayutham Raveendran alias Kamalan (31) a leading member of the Eelam Peoples Democratic Party (EPDP) in the East and the Chairman of the Alaiyadivembu Pradhesiya Sabha, was shot dead today afternoon, at 1.30 pm by unidentified gunmen.

UN assembly votes against Israeli barrier

The United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly adopted a resolution demanding that Israel tear down the West Bank barrier.

New Pakistan premier says committed to peace with India

Pakistan's new prime minister vowed on Tuesday to pursue peace with rival India and resolve a decades-old dispute over Kashmir, at the heart of hostilities between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbours.

Asia forum threatened by British boycott of Burma

Britain is under attack from European and Asian countries demanding that it abandon its policy of ostracising the Burmese military regime.

While Karuna’s political Party to be registered, Praba’s party registration is all set for cancellation.

While arrangements are made to complete the registration of Colonel Karuna Amman’s political party - Democratic Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (DLTTE) with the Election Commissioner, Prabakaran’s registerd political party - People’s Front of Liberation Tigers (PFLT) is to be removed from the list of registered political parties with the Elections Commissioner’s department.

Vietnam: After 16 months without charge, prominent writer to go on trial

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) calls for the immediate release of writer Nguyen Dan Que, who spent 16 months in detention without charge. The Ho Chi Minh City People's Court will finally try Que on 29 July on charges of "taking advantage of democratic rights to infringe upon the interests of the state," the third time in less than a month that Vietnamese authorities will try a writer on such grounds.

Something fishy is going on in the SLBC !!!

Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation is denying the one hour direct broadcast of the program aired by the London based Thamil Broadcasting Corporation and the denial is something beyond any rhyme or reason. Listeners say that something fishy going on in the SLBC.

New UN to address the plight of 50 million uprooted people

United Nations has come forward to address the plight of the internally displaced millions of people all over the world.

Panruti Ramachandran points out "Crisis of Confidence," cause for the delay in resuming the Peace Talks in Sri Lanka.

The issue at stake in Sri Lanka today is the subject matter connected with the “crisis of confidence” and the problem appears to be intractable, said Panruti Ramachandran, erstwhile Minister of Tamil Nadu State and a confidante of Late M.G.Ramachandran, the matinee idol and the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

Rajapakse’s visit further consolidates Indo – Lanka relationship.

By Suresh Kr Pramar

Indo-Sri Lanka relations have witnessed their highs and lows over the past decades. Presently they are on the mend, building on economic cooperation. Painstakingly the two nations have put behind them the irritants of the past and moved ahead to forge stronger ties.

JHU internal problem ended - Thilak Karunaratne to stay.

Thilak Karunaratne, the lay leader of the party has condescended to remain with JHU and would continue to remain in the helm of the party.

Bangladesh: Chronic Power Crisis

By Ahmede Hussain - Asian Tribune

Every year Bangladesh faces a vicious cycle; with the summer comes the same old power crisis. Subsequent governments have done nothing to meet the demand for electricity, which according to a government
report is increasing rapidly. Neither have they tried to curb theft in
the name of so-called system loss that has reached an intolerable

NPC's Power of Disciplinary Control over Officers below the Rank of Inspector

In a weekly tabloid published from Colombo, Sri Lanka, of 17 July under the caption "Police Commission Blame IGP for Inaction" by Shenan Moses, there appear several comments relating to the Constitutional powers of the National Police Commission made by the NPC Chairman Ranjith Abeysuriya.

Amul milk powder factory in Sri Lanka soon

India's dairy major Amul is likely to set up a new milk powder factory with a production of 200,000 litres of milk per day in Sri Lanka, Xinhua reports.