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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Pak internet link with world to restore by Sunday

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan's data and internet links with the outside world will remain hampered until Sunday while a faulty undersea fibre-optic cable is repaired.

1.1 billion US dollars misused-Chinese Auditor General

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Chinese Auditor
General Li Jinhua disclosed that 1.1 billion US
dollars was misused by 38 Central Government
departments during last financial year.

Sri Lanka: Taj Airport Hotel is first to introduce Wireless Broadband Internet Access

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

For the first time in Sri Lanka Taj Airport Garden Hotel, Katunayake, Sri Lanka has installed what is commonly known as the WiFi wireless Broadband Internet Access to its guests, anywhere in the Hotel premises, whether it be in their rooms, lobby, poolside, coffee shop, restaurants or in the gym.

Kashmir dispute root cause of tension in South Asia: Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has said that Kashmir dispute was the root cause of tension in South Asia and stressed the need for the settlement of the dispute in accordance with the wishes of Kashmiri people.

Suspected Tamil rebels kill 3 soldiers

Sugeeswara Senadhira – Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Tamil militants shot dead three soldiers in an ambush in the eastern Batticaloa district on Thursday morning. Three of those soldiers killed said to belong to the army intelligence. This is a major violation of the ceasefire agreement, the military said. In the recent past the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has killed dozens of intelligence personnel of police and military as well as political activists of democratic Tamil parties.

Pak concerned over US - India defence pact

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan on Thursday said that induction of advance weapon systems into the South Asian region is a matter of concern as it could destabilize strategic balance in the region.

Dr.Jayasundara to utilize US300 million Chinese credit

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Sri Lankan high ranking
official delegation headed by Dr.P.B
Jayasundara, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and
Planning, and Chinese government officials had three
day discussions regarding the utilization of Chinese grants and
credit facilities ,which was offered by Chinese Premier
Wen Jiabao during his visit to Sri Lanka in April this

LTTE gives two weeks ultimatum to Sri Lanka Government.

The Tamil rebel outfit –Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam has extended a two weeks ultimatum to the Government of Sri Lanka to provide a foolproof security arrangements for their militant cadres to travel through the Government controlled areas to the region controlled by them.