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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

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No support to any armed group – Jayantha Danapala

By Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Sri Lanka’s Peace Secretariat said that the government or the security forces do not support or facilitate any armed group.

Tsunami forges global Buddhist unity

By Janaka Perera from Colombo

Buddhists from around the world will come together in Sri Lanka at a two-day conference on March 19-20, to launch an international relief organization. The conference theme will be “Buddhist Humanitarian Services in a Post-Tsunami Context.”

Indian Gov decides against confrontation with apex court

By M Rama Rao & DP Kamat in New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who is the real power behind the Singh government, have decided against a confrontation with the judiciary despite pressure on them to question what some see as an encroachment of the apex court into the realm of the executive and legislature.

Sri Lanka Police assaults tsunami victims

From Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Sri Lanka ‘s Police officials assaulted tsunami victims who demonstrated against the government. The victims staged their demo in Mahamodara, Galle and asked immediate permanent shelters.

Musharraf accepts Indian offer to watch cricket series

Iqbal Hussain – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has accepted Indian offer to travel the country to watch the current cricket series.

Resignation Spells Political Uncertainty in Hong Kong

Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

Hong Kong’s leader Tung Chee-hwa ended weeks of speculation on Thursday when he resigned as chief executive of China’s special administrative region, more than two years ahead of time.