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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Vijay Amritaj - UN messenger of peace to visit tsunami affected areas in Thailand

Former world-class tennis champion and UN Messenger of Peace Vijay Amritraj will visit Thailand from 2-4 August to meet with victims of last year's tsunami as well as senior UN and Government officials.

High level SAARC Travel Ministers' Meeting in Colombo

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Tourism Ministers of SAARC countries, from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka meet today (29th July) in Colombo to discuss the programme of activities on "Visit South Asia".

Pak for joint global efforts to cub extremism, terrorism

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has called on the international community to jointly fight terrorism and extremism and foil terrorists bid to divide civilizations.

Indo- Lankan experts to meet again on Canal Project

The second meeting of the experts of the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project (SSCP) will take place in New Delhi on the 1st of August. The first meeting took place in Colombo recently.

Pak to engage India despite Singh’s negative statements

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Thursday said that the composite dialogue process with India would be pushed forward despite negative statements emanating from New Delhi.

"Uproot Chandrika-Tiger Agreement". – Buddhist monks

By- Buddhika Weerasinghe

Three thousand of Buddhist monks together with another thousand laymen held a special National Sangha (Monks) Convention protesting against to Post -Tsunami Operational Management Structure at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Center, Colombo.

Tamils in Norway want Norway out; India in

The independent thinking Tamils living in Norway appealed to India to directly intervene to save the Tamils in north and east Sri Lanka who are under ruthless dictatorship of the Tamil rebels on one hand and under harassment from the state on the other.

US probe on Tamil terrorist links to drug smuggling

Sugeeswara Senadhira - Reporting from New York

The United States federal agents have started an investigation into the possible drug smuggling links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after they detected a tunnel between the US and Canada used for large-scale drug smuggling. The tunnel was constructed from the Canadian side of the border and it surfaced at the living room of Devendra Raj, who has been described as a South Asian national who lived on the US side of the border.