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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2701

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<i>Asian Tribune</i> is committed to promote art and culture of Asia.

Asian Tribune is proud to announce that it would open its space for discourses on Asian art and culture to all serious contributors. We welcome news, views and reviews of the developing cultural scene. We begin with a controversy on the new project to open an art gallery and museum at the Peradeniya University, Sri Lanka, a centre of learning that has produced reputed scholars who now occupy chairs in some of the distinguished universities of the West.

Ex- Malaysian Prime Minister Dr; Mahathir Mohammed will visit Sri Lanka

Sunil C. Perera , Reporting from Colombo

“Ex- Malayasian Premier Dr.Mahathir Mohommed will arrive in Colombo on Thursday.” He will be the chief guest at the CIMA Global Leaders Summit 2005.

Sri Lankan cargo company to set up HQ in Chennai

By Jayashankar Menon from Chennai

Cargoplan International, the Indian arm of Sri Lanka's
largest ocean freight forwarder, Freight Links
International, is planning to set up set up its
headquarters in Chennai. It would also open offices in
Mumbai and Delhi. The major cargo body will offer
specialized services to the tea and plastic industries
of Eastern region.

Rocca to meet staunch anti-US politician in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The US Assistant Secretary of State Christina Rocca will hold a meeting with staunch anti-US politician, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lower House of Pakistan Parliament Maulana Fazlur Rehman during her visit to Pakistan.

Sri Lanka - Gateway to South Asia

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Sri Lanka

The travel mart, of the Sri Lanka Tourist Board, this time titled as Sri Lanka - Gateway to
South Asia - will feature more than 100
exhibitors from around South Asia , providing a unique
business environment for 150 buyers from around the
world including key target markets France, the United
Kingdom, Australia, China, Germany, Japan, India,
Italy, the Middle East, the Netherlands and

It Runs In The Family: Shouldn't Laura Know the Words of the Song Before Getting Up to Sing?

BY John Chuckman

"In the U.S., if there's a terrible report, people don't riot and kill other people. And you can't excuse what they did because of the mistake - you know, you can't blame it all on Newsweek."

MMA Women Wing to protest against Quran desecration

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

The Women Wing of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal has pledged its support to the MMA call of observing protest day on May 27 against the desecration of the Holy Quran by US troops at Guantanamo Bay.

Tigers' Claws: Sharp and Focused in Sri Lanka's East.

By Udara Soysa from Batticaloa

The systematical elimination of alternative Tamil political parties by LTTE pistol groups in Batticaloa town on the orders from LTTE intelligence Chief Pottu Amman and the intense child recruitment drive, agonized the lives of Tamil in the Eastern region, days after the ceasefire agreement which amounts to placing the people of the region on a daily nightmarish situation with sickening regularity.

Sri Lanka’s film <i>Sulanga Enu Pinisa </i> won Cannes Award

Sunil C. Perera , Reporting from Sri Lanka

Sulanga Enu Pinisa (The Forsaken land), a Sri Lankan film won the Cannes award at the 58th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival the world top showcase of cinema.

Three major political parties support Sri Lanka President’s post tsunami mechanism

The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in a statement to the President of Sri Lanka has proposed a mechanism for rebuilding areas of North and East affected by the Tsunami and it should be named as Tsunami Relief Council and not as Tsunami Joint Mechanism and extended its support to the country’s President’s post tsunami relief mechanism.