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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Hartal in Nothern and eastern parts of Sri Lanka

Sunil C. Perera , Reporting from Colombo

In Jaffna and in the East, shops, schools and public transportation on Tuesday were halted in a protest over Sri Lankan government forces who Monday fired on Tamil demonstrators in Batticoloa Sri Lanka.

News of Junta forewarned of bomb attack and increased death toll emerges

According to a source close to the Burmese Army, Rangoon had already received advance notice served by a mysterious group of the impending bomb strikes since March.

Suspect money smuggling with Norwegian People’s Aid car

The Stavenger Aftenblad newspaper in Norway has published a report by the premier Norwegian wire service NTB that illegal funds had been transferred to Sri Lankan Tamil militants in a car belonging to a Norwegian People’s Aid.

Kareni National Progressive Party blames the bombing incidents to the conflicts within the Burmese Generals

Now it is the turn of the Kareni National Progressive Party to deny involvement in the series of bomb explosions in Rangoon on 07 May which killed eleven people and injured scores of civilians.

Cautious support to joint mechanism – Douglas Devananda

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Tamil minister representing the Northern Jaffna district has extended his support to the proposed tsunami joint mechanism with the Tamil militants as it would bring relief to the affected Tamil people. However he warned that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) could not be trusted and cautioned that every possible safeguard should be exercised.

CBI grills Mayawati over corruption.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India’s premier federal investigative agency, on Tuesday questioned Mayawati, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh state and head of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), an outfit claiming to represent oppressed sections of the society in the country in a case filed against her under prevention of corruption act.

Evidence to link drug lord with murder of Sri Lankan judge

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lankan high court was informed that there were sufficient evidence to link the top drug lord Potta Naufer with the killing of the High Court Judge Sarath Ambepitiya earlier November last year. Solicitor General (SG) C. R. de Silva stated that the prosecution had direct evidence and circumstantial evidence to prove Naufer was instrumental in the murder of High Court Judge Ambepitiya by manipulating his friend, the second accused and his colleagues.

India – Pakistan to launch Lahore-Amritsar bus service

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan and India Tuesday agreed to begin Amritsar-Lahore bus service once in a week.

Rapists on rampage in Delhi and Mumbai.

From Narendra Kaushik – Reporting from New Delhi

The Police in Delhi and Mumbai, the two most important megapolis in India, are grappling with an onslaught of rape cases with around half a dozen rape and molestation cases having been reported in these cities in the last one month. Not only do the rapes show callous attitude of men towards women in these cities, they have increased insecurity among working women and girl students.

Indian Govt resumes military supplies to Nepal

DP Kamat in New Delhi

More than a fortnight after King Gyanendra said India had agreed to resume arms supplies New Delhi has made the formal announcement leaving scope for various interpretations. The announcement also did not speak of any trade offs between the two neighbours if there were any.


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