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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2429

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Philippines: Journalist survives shooting

An unidentified gunman ambushed radio commentator Edward Balida in the public market in Valencia City, Bukidnon Province, on Friday, August 13. Balida, a broadcaster for the Bukidnon affiliate of Radio Mindanao Network (RMN), survived the gunshot wound, which shattered his left hand, according to local media groups and news reports.

The Peace Pimps and the Slaying of Sinna Bala

By Dayan Jayatilleka

Rarely in the field of Asian endeavour has a cause so cherished by so many, been prostituted by so few. I refer to the cause of peace, and its debasement and prostitution by the so-called peace lobby or peace activists in Sri Lanka.

Agriculture Minister Anura Kumara Dissanayake will launch tomorrow Tank renovation scheme at Yapahuwa.

United People’s Freedom Alliance Government with the view to bring about an agro-based economic revolution in the country, as a first step, has decided to renovate about 1,000 tanks across the country with people’s participation, in the first phase of their ambitious 10,000 tanks renovation scheme.

Artificial lake in Tibet may burst and flood Indian State Himachal

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor,

Amid fears of a possible burst of the artificial lake on the Pareechu river in Tibet that could flood the North Indian state of Himachal Pradesh downstream, China is using a hotline with India to give inputs on the status of the artificial dam and lake.

Norwegian Foreign Ministry relents.

Organizers of World Alliance for Peace (WAPS) in Sri Lanka received an invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a post conference meeting.

General Strike to continue in Manipur

General strike called by the 32 social organizations to mourn the death of Pebam Chittaranjan, who immolated himself will continue as authorities refuse permission over the route of funeral procession of the student leader.

LTTE suspected of unloading large cache of military hardware in the Cahalai sea area.

Reports reaching to Colombo clearly indicate that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam - the Tamil rebel outfit was recently unloading large cache of arms and ammunitions in Chalai Sea region off Mullaitivu.

India and China To Work Together to Fight Terror

From R C Rajamani - Political Editor,

In a pioneering move, India and China have held talks to explore the possibilities of bilateral cooperation between their police forces to enhance their internal security that includes mounting counter-terrorist measures.

Norway’s Sri Lankan Peace Monitors As Great Escape Artists

World Alliance for Peace (WAPS) in Sri Lanka Conference Organizers in a statement has called the Norwegian Peace monitors as "Great Escape Artists."

Cheque forgery case: three foreign nationals acquitted and one convicted

Hemanta Kumar Rout- Reporting from Orissa

Three foreign nationals were honourably acquitted in a ‘traveller’s cheques forgery case’ and one convicted on charges of ‘possessing fake passports’ by the Balasore District and Sessions Judge Bijay Kumar Nayak on Tuesday afternoon.

ADB's to Promote Maldives Economic Revival in Outer Islands

Asian Development Bank plans a US$12 million lending program to the Maldives in 2005-2006 aiming to promote economic revival in the outer islands and atolls, according to a Country Strategy and Program Update for 2005-2006 endorsed by ADB's Board of Directors.

Indian Minister Says Indian Hostages in Iraq Are Safe

From R C Rajamani, Political Editor,

Perhaps basing his faith on the good old wisdom “No news is good news”, India’s Deputy Foreign Minister E. Ahmed said Tuesday that the three Indian truck drivers, being held hostage in Iraq “are safe”.