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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2955

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U.S. Justice Department Reiterates Importance of Military Trials

Daya Gamage – Reports to Asian Tribune

The United States Department of Justice officials reiterating the importance of military tribunals to prosecute and punish terrorism suspects told the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington last week that such prosecutions should be allowed without the intervention from courts.

Rocca and Solheim on separate visits to Sri Lanka

By Sugeeswara Senadhira – Burea Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Immediately after this week’s Sinhala and Tamil holiday in Sri Lanka, ongoing efforts to ensure smooth tsunami rehabilitation and rebuilding will be resumed. US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, Christina Rocca and Norwegian peace envoy Erik Solheim are expected to pay two-day and four-day separate visits respectively from April 19.

Egyptians reject violence

Sally Sami - Asian Tribune

A day after the attack, an unknown group, the Al-Ezz (Pride) Islamic Brigade, claimed responsibility, thus raising fears amongst Egyptians and the international community of the return of insurgency in this country.

Call for greater Buddhist-Hindu dialogue

Janaka Perera – Asian Tribune

The Ven. Dhammananda stressed that Buddhist-Hindu unity in the face of these threats could pave the way for better understanding between Sinhalese and Tamils.

Christian Fundamentalists Gang Up Against Bill To Prevent Unethical Conversion In Sri Lanka

By our European and American Correspondents

A common front of organized Christian fundamentalists are rallying their forces internationally to block the Freedom of Religion Bill placed before the Sri Lankan parliament to prevent unethical conversions.

International Focus on Kashmir - Shabir Ahmad Shah

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Shabir Ahmad Shah, a leading separatist leader from Jammu & Kashmir, is looking forward to meeting Pakistani President General Parvez Musharraf on Sunday.

Wither Tamils?

By: Dr. Rajasingham Narendran

In the two recent articles titled Tamils : from Frying
Pan into the Fire
and A9- Road to nowhere, I tried
to portray the continuing suffering of the Tamils
and their sad plight viz-a-viz the Sri Lankan
governments and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam

Shubha Mudgal denied visa to Pakistan

By DP Kamat in New Delhi

As Pakistan President Gen Musharraf began his cricket cum Kashmir centric India sojourn on Saturday, a sore note crept in the relations between the two countries with Islamabad denying visa to noted Indian musician Shubha Mudgal. Her week-long Pakistan tour was sponsored by the government as a part of the cultural exchanges.

The Death of Tamil Eelam

Dayan Jayatilleka

Tamil Eelam is stillborn, and unless this dead foetus is removed from the womb, its toxicity will kill the patient, the Tamil community.

US rewards Pakistan generously for contribution in war on terror

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Asian Tribune

Former Pakistani ambassador and eminent political analyst M. F. Rahman Akbar has said that Pakistan played a pivotal role in the international war against terrorism during the post 9/11 period and was rewarded by the American largesse.

Realism, flexibility to mark Musharraf-Manmohan talks

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune

Realism, not hype, and flexibility, not rigidity, will mark the visit of Gen Musharraf, Pakistan President, who is here on his second visit to India since his missed tryst with destiny at Agra in the summer of 2001.

The Coming Plague

By Tisaranee Gunasekara

In this land where conspiracy theories flourish like the proverbial bay tree it is tempting to assume that the JHU is either directly or indirectly carrying out a Tiger contract to isolate the Sinhalese in the East to enable the LTTE can regain that vital province for Tiger Eelam.

More Talks in Search of Better Bilateral Ties

Neville de Silva, - Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, is an old English saying.But the long standing disputes in India- Pakistan relations are hardly likely to be solved on the cricket fields of New Delhi.

Pak president Musharraf begins his India sojourn with prayers at Ajmer Shrine

By DP Kamat in New Delhi

Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf began his two-day India-sojourn with prayers to the Sufi Saint Khwaja Mohiuddin Chisti on Saturday afternoon.

Musharraf arrives in Jaipur for three-day visit to India

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf Saturday arrived in Jaipur at the start of his three-day visit to India during which he will hold talks with Indian leaderships on all outstanding issues between the nuclear rivals including that on Kashmir.

Chinese Foreign Direct Investment grew steadily

By Mendaka Abeysekera-Reporting from Beijing

China's foreign
direct investment reached to 13.4 billion US dollars
in the first quarter of this year, up by 9.5 percent
compare to last year.

Bhutto's spouse in house arrest after return to Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The husband of former Pakistani Prime Minister and Chairperson of Pakistan People’s Party Benazir Bhutto was spirited away by police to his home yesterday, after returning from a trip overseas to prevent him from holding a major rally in Lahore, the capital of central Punjab province.

How Khin Nyunt lost the Power Struggle

By Myint Thein - Senior Advisor to the Burmese Resistance

About a year ago, Khin Nyunt provided to General Than Shwe a videotape of Deputy Military Intelligence (MI) Chief Major-General Kyaw Win with a young Shan actress who became his second wife.

Tamil Nadu Police Chief Alexander Plays For The LTTE Team

By our team of correspondents

Under a pre-planned operation to hoodwink Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jeyaram Jayalalitha, and strengthen the hand of the LTTE, A. X. Alexander, the new Director General of Police (DGP) in Tamil Nadu, has detained Rajan Gnanasekaran, the leader of the Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front (ENDLF) and ten others under the Foreigners Act for overstaying.