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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

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Sri Lanka is under siege

[b]Berlin, 09 June, ( [/b]Mr. Eckert writes: I, too, was astonished - to say the least - on the remarks in the conclusions of the United Nation´s Special Rapporteur, Mrs.

Bush To Host Indian Premier at White House

Daya Gamage – US Correspondent to Asian Tribune

President Bush is scheduled to welcome Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to the White House on July 18.

JVP ready to put country first and government in the backseat – Wimal Weerawansa

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

In a special statement made to Parliament on Wednesday, the JVP heavy-weight, Wimal Weerawansa, blamed President Chandrika Kumaratunga for taking arbitrary decision and dragging the country into political instability.

AIADMK spews venom at Election Commission

Kenath Jayashankar Menon - Reporting from Chennai

The AIADMK, lashed
out at the Election Commission, for sending two
of its officials to visit some constituencies in the
State, to check the bulk applications for inclusion of
voters on a representation by the opposition DMK.

Another Indo-Lanka pow-wow

By Sugeeswara Senadhira -Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

For the second time within a fortnight, there will be a high level dialogue between India and Sri Lanka when the External Affairs Minister K. Natwar Singh visit commence a two-day visit to Colombo today. Last weekend President Chandrika Kumaratunga paid an official visit to New Delhi and briefed Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on the proposed tsunami joint mechanism with Tamil militants.

UN approaches Indian Election Commission for conducting polls in Africa and other countries

Kenath Jayashankar Menon - Reporting from Chennai

The United Nations and two other African countries
have approached the Election Commission of India to
conduct elections, former Chief Election Commissioner
of India, T S Krishnamurthy announced.

Sri Lanka is under siege

Christian Eckert, a German journalist, writes again about unethical conversions in Sri Lanka which was denied Mrs. Asma Jehangir, UN Special Rapporteur, in her recent report on religious tensions.

Sri Lanka President: Between the devil and deep blue sea

By Sugeeswara Senadhira -Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga is finally realizing how lonely one can be when you reach the top. She is under tremendous pressure from all sides as she declared her intention of signing a deal with the Tamil rebels who once made an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate her.

Dimapur Civil Hospital land encroachment will be solved soon - Dr Lotha

By Oken Jeet Sandham – Asian Tribune

Nagaland Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr TM Lotha has assured the doctors and staffs of the Dimapur Civil Hospital that the long standing hospital land encroachment problem would be taken up at the earliest.

Burmese students warn India of the junta’s deceptive maneuvering by joining forces with China.

Burmese students presently residing in the United States of America has pointed out very clearly that India is under siege by Chinese forces, as air strips and naval bases are being built and Chinese vessels manned by ethnic Chinese, flying Burmese flags and fitted with modern day hi-tech gears are snooping on India at all times. They further revealed that it certainly posed a clear danger on India.

Seers back to Kanchi

Kenath Jayashankar Menon - Reporting from Chennai

The Shankaracharyas
of Kanchi Shri Jayendra Saraswathi and Shri Vijayendra
Saraswathi returned to the Kanchi mutt, on Tuesday
afternoon, after seven months. On their arrival,
priests from the Kanchi Kamatchi Amman temple and
Ekambarnathar temple honoured them with garlands and

Nepal regime again targets journos

By M Rama Rao - in New Delhi

Resorting to its trade mark repression, the Nepal regime Wednesday prevented hundreds of scribes from staging a demo in Kathmandu for democratic rights and press freedom. More than 60 of them were arrested. Faced with flak they have since been let off, reports from Nepal capital said Thursday morning.