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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2790

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U S Scientist Falsely Implicated in 2001 Anthrax Attack Awarded $5.8 Million

By Philip Fernando in Alaska for Asian Tribune

U S Army scientist Steven Hatfill implicated in the deadly anthrax mailings to Washington offices soon after the terrorist attack of 9/11 in 2001, won his law suit against the Bush administration. U S Justice Department said on Friday it would pay Hatfill over $ 5.8 million to settle his lawsuit accusing officials of violating his privacy rights by talking to the media and unfairly implicating him in anthrax attacks in 2001.

Sri Lanka denies arrival of any foreign troops for the security of visiting heads of states

Sri Lanka denied yesterday the news reports about the arrival of the elite Indian and Afghanistan troops for the special security of Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Indian delegation and President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan. A highly placed Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry official flatly denied those reports appearing in a section of the Sri Lankan newspapers that 3000 elite Indian troops are coming from India to give security to Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and the Indian delegation coming to participate in the 15th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) scheduled to take place from July 27 to August 3, in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo.

Asistant Governmennt Agent of Thunukkai killed under mysterious circumstances

The Assistant Government Agent of Thunkkai, located in the Mullaithievu district, was killed yesterday around 5.00 p.m., under mysterious circumstances. Thunukkai is an AGA Division, coming under the control of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam Reports revealed that N.Nanthakumar, (36 yrs.) succumbed to a claymore attack when riding a motorcycle. The incident reported to have taken place between Ampalaperumal Kulm and Koddaikasiya Kulam.

Create performance driven culture

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

Disengagement is what happens when people continue to work at a company, but have effectively quit as they put in the minimum effort to get their pay cheque and not get fired. These employees do not give their talent, creativity, energy or passion to their work, said Ronnie Peiris, Group Director /CFO, John Keells Holdings making the Keynote Address at the 3rd Lanka Business Online (LBO) – Lanka Business Report (LBR), Chief Financial Officers Forum held at Cinnamon Grand Hotel.

Chief Advisor of Bangladesh accepts invitation to participate in the forthcoming SAARC summit in Colombo

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Rohitha Bogollagama is in Bangladesh on an official visit in connection with the handing over of the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Chief Advisor of Bangladesh Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed to the forthcoming SAARC Summit in Colombo. He also handed over the invitation to his counterpart Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury to the Council of Ministers Meeting in Colombo. The Bangladesh Chief Advisor upon receiving the invitation said that he was looking forward to attending the Summit and expressed his best wishes to Sri Lanka for a successful Summit in Colombo.

2020 Vision Aimed at Dismantling Nukes

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

When leaders of the world's eight most industrialised nations -- the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia, known as the G8 -- hold their annual summit meeting in Hokkaido in early July, they are likely to reject a seemingly backhanded invitation: a visit to the Peace Memorial Museum in the city of Hiroshima. The museum, one of Japan's more somber tourist attractions, is a grim reminder of the horrors of nuclear war, pictorially depicting the devastation caused to Hiroshima by a U.S. atomic bomb on Aug. 6, 1945. A second Japanese city, Nagasaki, was nuked three days later. And within one year, 140,000 died as a result of the U.S. attacks.

Sri Lanka troops liberated 128 land in the North Mannar 'Rice Bowl' region

By Ruwan Weerakoon in Colombo

In the battle for the liberation of Mannar, which commenced in September 2007, Sri Lanka Armed forces has yesterday, recaptured 128 square kilometers of land north of Mannar from the LTTE control. In the eight month old battle, according to Sri Lanka Army, 2058 LTTE fighters were killed and another 1208 of them injured. According to the Sri Lanka Army's 59 Division General Officer Commander Brigadier Shavindra de Silva, Army has totally liberated the ‘Rice Bowl’ which is located in the north of Mannar.

Media Threat and Global Muslims

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

Media have got a primary responsibility: to protect mankind from all possible sorts of ill-treatment and exploitation and guide the people towards a right path. But, unfortunately, the bulk of media world over, especially in the era of so called "terrorism", do just the opposite and only add to the misfortunes of Muslims. Importance of media for shaping the policies of the State, on the one hand, and the public opinion, on the other hand, can neither be denied nor be disputed. But the world media are engaged in an anti-Islamic smear campaign globally. Negative role being played by media, both electronic and print, has caused enormous problems for Muslims all over the world, also in India where there are under constant threat from the Hindu dominated media, politicians and bureaucrats.

U.S. Embassy to Reopen for Normal Operations

US Embassy in Colombo to reopen from 1st of July, according to a press release of the Embassy.The U.S. Embassy in Colombo, which has been closed to the public since June 25 after a suspicious powder was found, will reopen for normal operations Tuesday, July 1, after an investigation determined that the powder did not pose a danger. Visa and other appointments postponed by the closure are being rescheduled on an individual basis."