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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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SPUR urges FBI to investigate Bruce Fein and the money trails

Ranjith Soysa, the spokesperson of the Society for Peace Unity and Human Rights a non governmental organization based in Melbourne, Australia has brought to the notice of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of United States and has urged them to investigate Mr. Bruce Fein, the Atorney of the Tamils for Justice. In his appeal to the FBI, Ranjit Soysa has pointed out that Bruce Fein, an American Attorney, who has been retained by the Tamil For Justice, alleged to be a spurious organization, has thrown challenges to Public Officials of Sri Lanka Government for debates, which amounts to extra court activities

Sri Lanka – Diplomatic Postings

Septuagenarian Daya Perera PC is expected to leave for Ottawa as the new High Commissioner designate. Issues which delayed the receipt of the agrimon from Ottawa, it is learnt that it has already been taken care of and Daya Perera is expected to leave for Canada soon. Former Sri Lanka High Commissioner W.J.S. Karunaratne has already returned back to Sri Lanka after serving his term in Ottawa. In the meantime it is learnt that Ministry of Foreign Affairs has cross posted C.H.M. Wijeyaratne, the present Deputy Ambassador in Rome as the Deputy High Commissioner to Ottawa.

Menace of Stray Dogs – terrorists on a small wavelength and misplaced Compassion

Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…..

A living being does not always need a gun or bomb to terrorise us. Nor does it need a big mouth to rip our eardrums up for the same. All it needs is a small mouth, four limbs and a mesmerizing ambition, to poke its nose in everything that moves. A stray dog in our streets perfectly fits the caricature that it makes of itself – a terrorist on a small wavelength. I have always suffered at the hands of stray dogs in Sri Lanka - many times. I wish Karma did exist in the form of a long telescope in such a way that I could view what I committed against these beasts, in my previous lives: I may have kicked them in the belly or even hurled stones at them; they certainly have come back to haunt me with full vengeance. However, for a fact, I do not represent just a tiny minority, as far as this victimization is concerned.

Nations Trust on a new brand identity

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

Nations Trust Bank PLC with a new brand identity ushers a new image and forges ahead a new approach to financial solutions. Speaking at the unveiling of the new brand identity held at the Bank premises, Ajit Gunawardene, Chairman of Nations Trust Bank PLC unveiled the new corporate identity at the Head Office Branch located at Union Place in the presence of management staff of the Bank.

Psychiatrist warns against 'disaster experts'

By Janaka Perera

Dr. Athula Sumathipala, Research Associate, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College University of London warned last week against the hidden agendas of certain 'good Samaritans' who rush into countries in times of disaster. He made special reference to the tsunami of December 26, 2004. Dr. Sumathipala was speaking on Helping disaster survivors: "What should be and should not be done," at the Dharmavijaya Foundation, Colombo 7 on July 16. The Red Lotus Buddhist Humanitarian Association in collaboration with the Institute for Research and Development organized the lecture.

Wary investors take market into negative territory

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

HNB Stockbrokers in their weekly review indicated that the market could not retain the positive momentum it gathered last week as selling pressure on some of the heavyweight stocks dragged indices down. Week started on a positive note on Monday, but the momentum reversed during the remaining three days of trading. Week on Week (WoW) the All Share Price Index (ASPI) lost 13 points or 0.54 (Percent) to stand at 2412.4 points while the more liquid Milanka Price Index (MPI) ended down by 39 points or 1.34 (percent) to close the week at 2881.9 points.

‘Who will listen to my story?’

By Tariq A. Al-Maeena

I bumped into Ahmed, a Bangladeshi worker at a recently opened French delicatessen serving customized sandwiches a few days back. In the course of my conversations with this young man, I learned a few things about the evil labor practices employed by some very ruthless Saudis. This was his second visit to our country. During his first stint, he was employed by a five-star hotel when he was approached by a Saudi businessman who offered him a position with his company at a much higher salary. The Saudi told him he was in possession of over 100 labor visas from Bangladesh, and if Ahmed wanted to get the job, then he would have to resign and return to Dhaka to process his new employment visa.

Claimate Action Plan

By Chandramohan - Syndicate Features

‘Civil society groups’ have criticised the climate change action plan, presented by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on June 30, over what they said was ‘lack of transparency’ in preparing the document. Virtues of transparency need hardly be emphasised, but some in the lesser known sections of the ‘civil society’ would be wondering if the criticism of the plan is not somewhat misplaced when the ones who deserve the largest censure are the governments of developed countries, especially the United States of America, whose efforts at reducing greenhouse gas emissions also lack ‘transparency’.

Winning Cricket in Style: Some Glimpses

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

The victorious Sri Lanka cricket team returned from Karachi to Colombo on 09 July to a rousing welcome with the Asia Cup after beating India by 100 runs in the final. The architects of the victory, ace spinner Jayantha Mendis, who bagged 6 wickets by conceding just 13 runs for India and opener Sanath Jayasuriya, who scored with 125 runs off just 114 balls (that included nine fours and five sixes) after their at the Katunayake International Airport on arrival Sri Lanka’s new spin sensation, Mendis grabbed a six wicket haul after Jayasuriya had hammered a brilliant century as Sri Lanka clinched the Asia Cup for the fourth time defeating India by 100 runs in the six nation tournament final worked off under lights at the National Stadium in Karachi. Mendis the "trump", played in his first Asia Cup final and returned career best figures.

Wadge Bank

India Sri Lanka Maritime Boundary

Mao of Katchativu

Hands off Katchativu

By K.T.Rajasingham


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