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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2613

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US Deputy Defence Secretary to visit Sri Lanka to see US troops involvement

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Sri Lanka

The Deputy Defence Secretary of the United States Paul Wolfowitz is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka today. He will have a first hand look at US troop involvement in the Tsunami-ravaged areas of Sri Lanka.

Government’s attitude towards LTTE counter productive

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Sri Lanka

The country’s gung-ho attitude towards the LTTE is going to be counter productive, say some political analysts here in Colombo.

Maoists release Indian Gorkhas

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

The abducted 14 soldiers of Indian Army's Gorkha Regiment were released unconditionally by the Moist rebels on Saturday in Nepal.

Pak opposition demands early restoration of Islamic identity

Iqbal Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal has warned that if the religion column in passport was not restored that the house of five members of the committee established for the purpose would be besieged.

Price of goods to come down – Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Sri Lanka

The price of goods should come down as a result of the ‘firming’ of the dollar after massive quantities of foreign aid came into the country as a result of the Tsunami, Finance Minister Sarath Amunugama said here in Colombo.

More than 2,500 Myanmar nationals killed in Thailand.

The December 26 tsunami killed at least 2,500 Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand's Phang Nga province, said on Sunday a Myanmar non-governmental organizations based in Thailand.

Gas pipeline deal to be inked by April: Dhaka wants trade corridor, power transit from Delhi at the same time

Ahmede Hussain - Reporting from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Yangon, Dhaka and New Delhi are set to sign a transnational deal by April on an overland pipeline project involving a private sector consortium to transmit Myanmarese gas through Bangladesh to India.

Sri Lanka: Legislation to regularize construction of houses in the sea coast

Rajpal Abeynayake - Reporting for Asian Tribune from Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumartunge approved legislation to forbid any construction within 200 metres from the sea coast, as part of a post -Tsunami reconstruction and beach re-zoning effort in this island nation.

A Thai Princess in Canada

The lavish and expensive ski holiday of Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand in Vancouver, Canada has outraged Vancouverites and Canadians. Junketing abroad at a time when the Thai people are facing one of the greatest disasters is bound to damage the image of Thailand as a compassionate Buddhist country.

FBI seeks Indian help for Jaish Chief

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

It appears that the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has requested for India’s help in tightening the noose around Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar.

Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) officially identified with Tamil rebel group LTTE in Australia

From S Nagarajah in Sydney

Australian Government has identified Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) as an entity associated with the Sri Lankan rebel group, which is gazetted as a terrorist organisation in Australia. This categorical declaration was made by the Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer in the Australian Federal Parliament recently.