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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Saudi Arabia agrees to provide assistance for oil exploration in Sri Lanka

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Saudi Arabia agrees to provide assistance for oil exploration activities in Sri Lanka. This follows discussions conducted between Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and Minister A.H.M.Fowzie.

No link between Islam and terrorism; Pak PM

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has rejected any link between Islam and terrorism as he called for addressing the root causes of the scourge.

Glimmer hope for the round 2 talks.

Norwegian peace facilitators had closed door talks with Sri Lanka President with lingering doubts about the next round of talks in Geneva and of salvaging the peace process which is under constant threat of faltering.

India's regional parties float front to take Congress and BJP

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

Two of India's leading satraps, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chandra Babu Naidu have announced plans to form a Third Front to take on the Congress and the BJP, 'with a clear mind, clear target and a clear understanding'.

No homeland for Tamil expatriates under LTTE

LTTE's official radio "Pulikalin Kural" – Voice of the Tigers -- has announced that the land, houses and other moveable and immoveable properties of the expatriate Tamils will be taken over by the LTTE to be distributed among new occupants selected by the LTTE. Post your comments

Pak security forces kill 40 miscreants, nab 19

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

About 40 miscreants were killed in fresh clashes with Pakistani security forces in North Waziristan Agency, the tribal belt bordering Afghanistan.

US Senate begins scrutiny of Indo-American nuclear deal

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

President Bush's top diplomat Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was confident, with her expertise, analyses, interpretation, and of course charm, could sell the administration’s US-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement to American lawmakers, but was aware that she would be sitting on a hot chair when she arrived at the Capitol Hill to present the case and face the scrutiny of the most influential, knowledgeable and experienced senators of the vital foreign affairs committee.

Citizens Participation in Budgeting

By Dr. PL Joshi, Professor of Accounting, University of Bahrain

This article sheds some light on the role of Citizens Participation in Budgeting and provides some interesting examples from India and elsewhere on how the new concept is catching on fast in the 21st century.

Another BOI investor faces government red tapes.

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

International Waterways Ltd, a local BOI company, which targets to launch Sri Lanka's first ever internal passenger boat service face government red tapes.

Norway's dubious role in Sri Lanka

By H. L. D. Mahindapala

The voices against Norway have been rising for some time not just among the 'Sinhala extremists', "Sinhala chauvinists", "Sinhala racists" – the usual labels used by the pro-Norwegian NGOs to denigrate those who question the motives and the partisan role of Erik Solheim – but even among objective political observers outside Sri Lanka. The latest is a succinct editorial in The Hindu, (April 5, 2006) the respected Indian national newspaper.Post your comments

BJP's Advani and Rajnath Singh begin their summer yatra politics

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

L K Advani, the second most known face of India’s main opposition party BJP, after Atal Behari Vajpayee has embarked on a cross country journey by road. He hit the road in a custom built bullet proof on a mini truck chassis from Rajkot in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It was from nearby Somnath sixteen years back that Advani undertook his first cross country road journey in a vehicle named as 'Ram Rath' and the yatra propelled his party to the centre stage of Indian politics and to the seat of power in no time.

Trade Unions of Lanka Salu Sala work to reduce losses

Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

An economically collapsed Lanka Salu Sala Ltd has adopted a number of policy decisions to revamp its business activities and reduce prevailing losses, Working Director of Salu sala Upali Weerasingha said.

5 LTTE cadres were killed and another 5 seriously injured in Panichankerni

Reports reaching Colombo reveals 5 cadres belonging to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were killed and another 5 sustained serious injuries when they were attacked at Panichankerni, located at Vaharai in the Batticalao district.

Karunanidhi – Jayalalithaa polemics enliven TN poll scene

By M Rama Rao - Reporting for Asian Tribune from New Delhi

The two main contenders for the top honours in the on-going Tamil Nadu battle of the ballot are increasingly locked in polemics and in high decibel diatribes.