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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2954

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Chinese Premier revealed important of his Indian visit

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao revealed that the 55th anniversary of
establishment of diplomatic relations between China
and India will become a new point of departure for
deeper friendship and better cooperation between the
two countries and their relationship has already
entered a new development stage.

LTTE shooting Naval craft a violation of CFA - Monitors

Sassanka Samarakkody – Reporting from Colombo. Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) on Friday has ruled that the attack on a Sri Lanka Navy craft by the LTTE last Tuesday , 05 April was a clear violation of the Ceasefire Agreement.

Sri Lankan President’s intervention might save the lives of three migrant workers in Saudi Arabia

President of Sri Lanka should come forward to interfere to stop immediately the dead sentences passed on the three Sri Lankan nationals, who according to reliable information are to be executed in Saudi Arabia on 11 April.

UNP opposes a snap general election

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

The United National Party opposes any move by the President of Sri Lanka to dissolve Parliament and go for a snap election at a time when the country is still trying to recover from the effects of the tsunami devastation.

Rights Groups brush aside Nepal Govt claims

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

Human rights groups have pooh-poohed the King Gyanendra government’s latest claim that no restrictions have been placed on the movement of rights activists.

Government negligence may cost 3 Sri Lankan lives in Saudi

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Asian Tribune Bureau Chief, Colombo

The Sri Lankan government’s negligence to ratify the Optional Protocol of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, will hinder the efforts to save the lives of three Sri Lankan expatriates facing death sentence Saudi Arabia for the charge of theft.

A Solemn Farewell to the Pope

The mass held at St. Peter’s Square yesterday for Pope John Paul II was a solemn occasion for millions of Catholics all over the world. At the centre of the Square was a lonely, plain coffin surrounded by the leading religious dignitaries of all faiths, heads of states and the Catholic congregants who had gathered from its far-flung domains.

London Temple: synopsis and clarification on the verdict

Battle over the Hindu Temple in London ended when the High Court of London termed the applicants for the injunction - Sivayogam Trust headed by N.Seevaratnam as “ the wrongful Occupiers of the last 3 weeks,” and that they, “should go and the proper tenants return.”

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on a visit to Sri Lanka

By Sassanka Samarakkody – Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka

Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China, Wen Jiabao, who is on a week-long visit to the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday. He visited Panadura today to inspect the tsunami affected areas and also participate in the inaugural ceremony for the restoration of the Panadura Fishing Habour.