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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2868

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Burma's Defense Services Academy

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

When Burma was granted independence on January 4, 1948, the Burma Army was headed by two Karen officers. The Commander-in-Chief of the Burma Army was General Smith Dun who was a graduate of the Indian Military Academy. The Vice Chief of Staff was Brigadier Saw Kya Doe, a Sandhurst graduate.

Chinese premier begins India sojourn amidst expectations of a breakthrough on border dispute

By M Rama Rao and D P Kamat in New Delhi

The Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao began his India sojourn from Bangalore Saturday with an interaction with top computer brains, scientists and space experts. He is expected here today by when the officials of the countries would have finalised a ‘set of guiding principles’ for a breakthrough to the four decade old Sino-Indian border dispute.

Stop the wave of killings by LTTE - Urged NPM

Sassanka Samarakkody - Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka

The National Patriotic Movement (NPM) has urged President Chandrika Kumaratunga to intervene to put a stop to the wave of "inhuman killings by the LTTE."

"Gandhi belongs to the world"- Nirmala Deshpande

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Last year when Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Sunil Dutt and Tushar Gandhi, the great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, thought of re-enacting Dandi march of the Mahatma, taken out in protest against British Empire’s ban on manufacturing salt in the country in 1930, they might not have imagined the crowds that thronged the 384-kilometre stretch of the yatra earlier this.

Economic ties with Sri Lanka main focus - Chinese Premier

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said that China-Sri Lanka friendship has always been at a sound footing and the main focus of the current visit is to enhance the economic cooperation. Jiabao, who is here on a two-day State visit held wide ranging talks with President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga hours after his arrival in Colombo yesterday.


By Tisaranee Gunasekara

One of the most appalling civilisational disasters this world ever faced was prevented by one of the most unusual alliances this world ever witnessed. The victory of Nazi Germany was prevented 60 years ago through the united action of two camps committed to each other’s destruction. In opting to work together to defeat the Nazi menace Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Winston Churchill did not become pro-communist any more than Joseph Stalin became a convert to capitalism.

China contributes to one quarter of World oil demand

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

World oil
consumption is expected to increase from around 82.4
million barrels a day in 2004 to 138.5 million by
2030, where China along will contribute almost one
quarter of the increase in demand because of the
country's fast economic growth and large population.

Tamil leader opposed to Govt_LTTE joint mechanism: <i>Indian style statehood sufficient for northeast – Ananadasangharee</i>

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Leader of Sri Lanka’s oldest democratic political party dismissed the proposal for a joint mechanism for the distribution of welfare assistance to the tsunami affected in the North and East. President of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) V. Anandasnagree also said that autonomy enjoyed by Indian states under the federal set up is sufficient for the Tamil majority north and east.

New medical rescue net work for 2008 Olympic Games

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

authorities have decided to invest 400 million US
dollars to establish an emergency medical rescue
network for the 2008 Olympic Games.

A -9 Road – a gold mine for the LTTE.

Sassanka Samarakkody – Reporting from Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Liberation Tigers Tamil Eelam collects more than one million rupees per day by way of 'taxes' at the LTTE check points from those traveling along the A-9 highway, defence officials said.

LTTE Knocked Down by the High Court of UK

Case No: IHQ 050265 before the High Court of Justice in UK on April 8, 2005 seemed quite simple. It was a case of the landlord of Pavitt Hall, Union Road, Wembley, Middlesex locking out those who claimed to be its tenants.