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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2492

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Japan, China Caught in U.N. Tug-of-War

Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service News Agency

Just before Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's state visit to the tsunami-hit Sri Lanka last April, an advance team arrived in Colombo to finalize logistical arrangements.

Royal Navy ships to visit Colombo

al Navy warship HMS York her accompanying Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ship Black Rover are to arrive alongside Colombo, Sri Lanka on 5 Aug . The ships will visit for 3 days before heading further east as part of a Royal Naval deployment called Volans 05.

Two university chancellors and two vice chancellors appointed

President Chandrika Kumaratunga has appointed Justice P. Ramanathan as the new Chancellor of Uva Wellassa University for a period of five years effective from 27th July 2005 and Mr. Chandra Embuldeniya as the Vice Chancellor of the same University effective from the same date.

Pak to expel 1400 foreign student of Islamic seminaries

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf on Friday said all the estimated 1,400 foreign nationals studying in the country's madaris (plural of Madrasa in Arabic) would have to leave the Islamic seminaries.

UN to monitor LTTE child recruitment

By Shyamalee Murugesu from Colombo

At a press briefing in Colombo on Friday, Health Minister Nimal Siripala de silva, who is also the Government spokesman said that the UN has approved a resolution to monitor and report the recruitment of child soldiers in Sri Lanka.

1983 Welikade Tamil prisoners’ massacre: In conversation with Douglas Devananda MP - an eye-witness account.

One more year has elapsed and still the sickening memories of the gruesome murders at the Welikade high security prisons haunt us. It was on 25th and 27th July 1983, total of [(35) + (18) = 53 Tamil political prisoners were killed with impunity and the Sri Lanka government led by President J.R.Jayewardene remained as a passive observers of the whole sordid affair.