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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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Tsunami Disaster in Sri Lanka: Graphic Images in U.S. Television Opened American Wallets

Daya Gamage – USA Reports to Asian Tribune

The Cable News Network (CNN) and Fox News Network, two premier television networks in the United States which jointly has eighty percent share among viewers in the United States, devoted half of their programs, since the Tsunami disaster in South Asia on December 26, to the misery created by the Tsunami most of the time televising very gruesome video footage with very graphic images.

JVP wants written document “sinking all private political agendas.’’

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Sri Lanka

JVP is advocating a written Memorandum of Understanding between all parties to agree to stall all their party agendas for a period of three years, or some other agreed period of time.

Pak arrests 13 Indian fishermen

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Maritime Security Agency (MSA) ship Vehdat apprehended three Indian fishing boats along with 13 crewmembers onboard for fishing illegally into Pakistani waters.

Human Rights Watch Report – 2005:Child Soldier Recruit by Sri Lanka’s LTTE Highlighted

Daya Gamage – USA Reports to Asian Tribune

The most pressing (human) rights issues in Sri Lanka continue to derive from Sri Lanka’s two-decades-old civil war, observes the United States based Human Rights Watch in its latest report on human rights abuses worldwide released this week in Washington.

Senior Intelligence Officers Killed in the Junta's Torture Chamber

Some of the intelligent officers who worked under the Burma’s disgraced Prime Minister and the former intelligent chief General Khin Nyunt were arrested after his downfall, tortured, killed and on 05 January, they were cremated secretly in the Rangoon’s Yae-way cemetery.

"Nagas have never struggled for integration but sovereignty": NSCN (K) leader

Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) said, "The people of the north-eastern region should clearly know that the Nagas have been struggling for sovereignty and it will not be a threat to their integrity and political ideologies."

Every efforts must be made to stop the recruitment of orphaned children by Tamil Tigers

The New York based Human Rights Watch has alleged that the Sri lanka’s separatist Tamil rebel outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is at present involved in forcefully recruiting Tamil children to replace their lost cadres in the tsunami disaster of 26 December which killed hundred of LTTE's armed cadres.

Colonel Karuna appeals to Tamil Diasporas to channel their donations through internationally recognised charities.

Colonel Karuna in an appeal has appealed to Tamil diasporas to channel their donations to the tsunami affected Tamils through the internationally recognised charities.

Norwegian ministers’ faux pas

Norway wants give the impression to majority Sinhalese in Sri Lanka that Oslo is an impartial arbitrator. But two of the most important ministers of the Norwegian government are guilty of either terrible mistakes or deliberate policy shifts –either ill advised or due to ignorance, which would put them on the defensive.

Three LeT militants killed in a 24 hour-long seize in Badgam

From M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Six killed including a Major and three top LeT militants in a 24-hour-long fierce gunfight in the central Kashmir district of Badgam. According to a senior Army official, the troops have foiled a militant plan of carrying out a suicide attack in the old Airfield area.

LTTE providing arms training to Tamil expatriates living in the West

Is the Sri Lankan terrorist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), providing arms training to Tamil expatriates living in western countries? This disturbing question is being asked following recent revelations in “Sunday Leader”, a Sri Lankan weekly newspaper.

Pak send more relief goods to help Sri Lankan Tsunami victims

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Pakistan on Friday dispatched two more transport aircrafts with 72 military engineer to help the Tsunami hit people in Sri Lanka.