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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2492

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Sri Lanka: Why no arrests in the murder of torture victim’s murder case? - AHRC

Hong Kong based Human Rights Commission has pointed out that since to date Sri Lankan Police had made any arrest of anyone who was involved in the fatal shooting Gerald Mervin Perera, a torture victim who was shot in bus he was riding on 21 November and subsequently admitted to Colombo General Hospital and succumb to the gunshot injuries on 24th. November.

Upgraded version of ‘Akash’ test fired

By Hemanta Kumar Rout - Reporting from India

India on Friday successfully test-fired its indigenously developed surface-to-air ‘Akash’ missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-On-Sea, off the Orissa coast about 220 km from here. The sophisticated multi-target missile was test fired from a mobile launcher at 12.30 PM, defence sources said.

Foreign Direct Investment Increases in Pakistan

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

The Pakistani Board of Investment (PBI) Friday said that the flow of foreign direct investment in the country has increased by 62 percent.

Uma Bharati’s return will be discussed: says Advani

From Narendra kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Uma Bharati, the former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, who was stripped of the post of general secretary and party membership after she challenged party president L K Advani to take action against her on November 10 in the presence of other senior BJP leaders, appear to be ready for a kiss and make up one more time.

Sri Lankan president lauds historical monuments in Iran

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga visited Friday the cultural and historical attractions of this province, saying Takht-e Jamshid is considered by many as the masterpiece of Iranian civilization and history.

Proposed Indo-Sri Lankan defence agreement raises hackles of MDMK.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

MDMK, a constituent of ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) at the centre, has warned the Indian government not to sign a defence cooperation agreement with Sri Lankan as that would jeopardize the interests of Tamils in the Island nation.

Colonel Karuna demands the Sri Lanka Government to settle problems of the Tamil speaking people within two years.

In Sri Lanka Sinhalese and Tamil Speaking people must co-exist as equals. In case the two ethnic groups fail to resolve the existing political problems, then the Tamil speaking people should separate from the Sinhalese and have their own way. Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan has extended two year period for the Sri Lankan Government come to terms with the Leaders of the Tamil speaking people and to settle all the existing political problems.

Aziz satisfied with effective nuclear command and control structures

By Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz Saturday expressed complete satisfaction over the effectiveness of the command and control structures of the country's nuclear capability.

Prabakaran urges the Sri Lanka Government for immediate peace talks based on ISGA proposal.

Velupillai Prabakaran, leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, in his annual address marking Heroes’ Day called upon the Government of Sri Lanka to resume the peace talks, without conditions, on the basis of the Interim Self-Governing Authority as proposed by his organization.