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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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Sri Lanka: Govt not addressed salary anomalies - Health union

A health trade union has alleged that the Government has not taken measures to eliminate salary anomalies of replacement and casual workers in the health service.

Singapore: 1,400 to witness Istana swearing-in ceremony

Guest list includes students, food sellers, cabbies and community representatives as well as members of the Establishment watched the swearing in of Singapore's third prime minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, at the Istana.

Sri Lanka government condemns the killings of senior activists of the EPDP.

The government condemns the killings of Arthmalingam Ramanee and Seenithambi Yogarajah senior activists of the EPDP. The continuation of such political assassination is a clear violation of the ceasefire agreement.

Karuna Speaks: Peace talks the biggest comical circus being staged by Prapakaran

Vanni leadership strictly scolded and disciplined Karikalan. “If you want to be alive keep your dirty gap shut about Karuna. No Batticaloa sentiments over here, understand? Once you are in the outfit, you must follow the ‘Leader’s Order’ that is all.”

Thailand and Japan plan war memorial in Chiang Mai

Residents of Thailand's northern province of Chiang Mai plan to hold a merit-making ceremony on 15 August to mark the 59th anniversary of World War II and to honour Japanese soldiers who lost their lives in Thailand during the war.

Civil Society Forum wants President resume peace talks unhesitantly

The Civil Society Forum has requested the President not to be hesitant in resuming peace talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The Chairman of the Forum Kumar Rupasinghe commended the President for her efforts to restore peace.

Exclusive: People’s uprising against Maldavian government .

A people’s uprising against the Maldavian government has been reported.

For the safe return of willing Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees in Tamil Nadu

Arrangements are made by the Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai to grant birth certificates, citizenship certificates and traveled documents for the willing Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu to go back to Sri Lanka without any let or hindrance.

The CWC to hold talks with small opposition parties

The Ceylon Workers Congress prepares to hold discussions with minor political parties in the opposition.

Flood wreaks havoc in Phulabani

By Hemanta Kumar Rout - Asian Tribune

Communication to more than 100 villages in Phulabani district of Orissa has been disrupted following heavy downpour for the last one week. The swelling waters of Khadag river has wreaked havoc in several villages.

Sri Lanka President ordered to provide relief immediately to those affected by the drought.

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka, yesterday, instructed the disaster management council to immediately provide relief to the masses suffering from drought throughout the island.

Sri Lankan Govt plans to face increasing cost of living.

The government has focused attention on the increasing cost of living.

USAID likely to bankroll the Indian version of 'Sesame Street'

By Hemanta Kumar Rout – Asian Tribune

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will bankroll the Indian version of Sesame Street, a popular television series, for pre-schoolers. It has already given a grant of $ 5,00,000 for the series.

Sri Lanka: New code of ethics for state electronic media.

A new code of ethics is to be introduced for the state electronic media. Minister of Information and Media Mangala Samaraweera said that the aim is to allow the state radio and television to operate with a clear vision.

Abolish Corporal Punishment in Schools Immediately - urges MANITHAM

MANITHAM a human rights organization has castigated the practice of emotional harassment and the physical torture school going children are unfortunately subjected in majority of the schools in Tamil Nadu, India.

Sri Lanka: Teachers serving in difficult areas to get special allowance

Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Kumaratunga has promised to fully develop 748 schools islandwide within the next two years.

Sudan: Violence Against Civilians Continues in Darfur

As of the end of July, the Government of Sudan had still done nothing to rein in the armed Arab militias (the “Janjaweed”) who have been terrorizing the people of Darfur since the spring of 2003.

Indonesia: CPJ Protest Criminal Defamation Charges

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has sent a letter to Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri condemning the use of Indonesia's outdated criminal defamation laws against journalists, and calling for the laws to be removed from the
Criminal Code.

Alleged mastermind’s arrest will help restore order to the South, says PM

The Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says the recent arrest of suspects involved in the 28 April violence in Thailand's deep South was a joint Thai-Malayisan operation.