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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2739

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Doctors hit back at Asian Human Rights Commission for spreading biased reports

Sunil C. Perera, - Our Colombo Correspondent

The Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA) has hit back at the Hong Kong based Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and the media accusing them of making false allegations against doctors and publicizing allegations of malpractice in local hospitals without ascertaining the proper facts.

United Kingdom: Police Warns South Asian Migrants not to tolerate criminal gangs

By Neville de Silva - Diplomatic Editor, Asian Tribune

Sri Lankan and other ethnic Asian migrant communities have received stern warnings from Scotland Yard not to tolerate organised criminal gangs operating within their respective societies.A senior officer from Scotland Yard warned that more problems for the police are being created by people from war zones.

LTTE’s marked man, Douglas Devananda, backs inclusion of LTTE in Joint Mechanism

From our Colombo Correspondent

The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) headed by Douglas Devananda – a marked opponent of the LTTE which has so far missed ten times in their attempt to kill him – has cautiously backed the inclusion of the LTTE in the proposed Joint Mechanism as an appropriate “mechanism to undertake relief and reconstruction”.

Pakistan can play vital role in bringing regional peace, stability: PM Aziz

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that Pakistan can play a vital role in bringing peace, stability and security in the region and making sincere efforts to have very good ties with its neighbors and other countries of region.

Sri Lanka urges India to expedite repatriation of refugees

By Sugeeswara Senadhira - Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lanka has appealed to the Indian government to take effective action to quicken the pace of repatriating Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in camps in the neighboring South Indian state of Tamil Nadu as the delay in repatriation has resulted in more and more refugees coming back to Sri Lanka illegally.

Can Ven. Rathana Thero’s defiant act set off a chain reaction?

From our Political Correspondent

After a slow slide into the background the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) seems to have bounced back into the forefront again with yesterday’s dramatic intervention at the Sri Lanka Development Forum by its Parliamentary Leader, Ven. Athureliya Rathana Thera.

U.S. Human Rights Group Says Abuse of Qu’ran a Fact

Daya Gamage – U.S. Correspondent to Asian Tribune

While the U.S. State Department started to minimize the damage from a Newsweek magazine report that copies of the Qu’ran were desecrated at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay and the Bush White House acknowledging that American image abroad had suffered irreparable damage, the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights issued a statement on Tuesday saying that former Gunatanamo detainees confirmed allegations of abuse of the Holy Qu’ran.

Money is no problem with US$3 billion allocated to tsunami reconstruction – press release.

After a two-day meeting with Sri Lanka’s development partners in Kandy the Sri Lankan government states in a press release that financing relief work and reconstruction of the tsunami affected areas is not an issue “given that the pledges and commitments already made now stand at approximately US dollars 3 billion including debt relief.”