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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2343

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Economic Summit to discuss Sri Lanka’s economic future

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2009, is now scheduled to take place from 30th June to 2nd July at Cinnamon Grand Hotel under the theme “Dawning of a new Era … Opportunities & Challenges”

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister hails admission of Sri Lanka as Dialogue Partner of SCO

The admission of Sri Lanka as a Dialogue Partner of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a significant victory for the pro-active and dynamic foreign policy pursued by the Mahinda Rajapaksa Government. The decision taken by the leaders of the SCO at the end of their two-day Summit yesterday (16 June 2009) in Yekaterinburg, Russia, is an acknowledgment by this important inter-governmental organization of the strategic and important role that Sri Lanka can play in international affairs”.

Indian foreign secy visiting Nepal as political deepens in Nepal

Amidst worsening political atmosphere and almost everyday protests of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) against India over the alleged border encroachment Indian foreign secretary Shiva Shankar Menon is due to visit Nepal starting June 20.

Sri Lankan envoy in Chennai moves to London, Krishnamoorhty to succeed

Two Sri Lankan envoys, connected with Chennai, past and present, are on transfers by the Foreign Ministry of Sri Lanka, the posting to be effected from 1st of August, 2009

Destroying deformed human embryos are a crime against humanity

When detected that they are deformed with either mentally or physically retarded, destroying such human embryos is a crime against humanity and against the love of God, said Rev Bro Dr Rene Stockman, Superior General, Brothers of Charity worldwide, while addressing the reception accorded to him at Nisansala, Centre for Training of persons with a learning disability/mentally disabled, Tudella, Ja-Ela on his arrival in Sri Lanka from Rome on a routine visit to Sri Lanka.

Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith appointed, Petron of Sri Lankan Migrants in Italy- the Metropolitan Archbishop of Colombo

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don -- one of his most trusted collaborators in the Vatican and a forceful advocate for justice and peace -- to head the archdiocese of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

'Tiffin-bomb' blast near Madurai; One injured, 11 devices defused

One person was injured when a low intensity bomb packed in a tiffin box went off, near a road bridge on the outskirts of the city. Eleven similar explosive devices found nearby were defused.

Lahore police claims arresting accused of attack on Sri Lankan team

Police said on Wednesday they had arrested a militant they suspect was behind an attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team in Lahore in March. "We have broken up a Punjabi Taliban network and we have arrested an attacker who shot dead a policeman," Lahore police chief Pervez Rathor told reporters.

Police said on Wednesday they had arrested a militant they suspect was behind an attack on Sri Lanka's cricket team in Lahore in March.

"We have broken up a Punjabi Taliban network and we have arrested an attacker who shot dead a policeman," Lahore police chief Pervez Rathor told reporters.

Karunanidhi writes to PM to check on Lanka's reported move on military base

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, that India should verify reports about Sri Lanka's proposed intention to set up a military base in Katchatheevu He also said "the unilateral action" was a great cause of concern for fishermen and the State government. Katchatheevu is an islet ceded to Sri Lanka by India in 1974.

Human Rights Abuses, Extra-Judicial Killings, Disappearances, Rule of Law, Tamil Grievances Priority for Butenis in Sri Lanka

In her Senate confirmation hearing before the Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, 16 June at Capitol Hill in Washington U.S. ambassador-designate to Sri Lanka Patricia Butenis did not conceal her objectives, targets and passions when she declared that “the Sri Lankan government must seriously address previous human rights abuses, including establishing accountability and rule of law by bringing to justice those responsible for extrajudicial killings, disappearances, and the numerous attacks against press freedom that have occurred in the last several years.”

Pakistan army to launch operation against Baitullah Mehsud

Government has taken a decision in principle to launch a military operation against and his network said DG ISPR Major Ather Abbas in a joint-press conference with Minister of Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira.

Patricia Butenis

Every country in this world has the full spectrum of the human being, from the noble to the downright low and despicable. Kenneth Galbraith who was the American ambassador for India some years ago is an example of a noble person from a good breed and with good education.

Economic Summit to discuss Sri Lanka’s economic future

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2009, is now scheduled to take place from 30th June to 2nd July at Cinnamon Grand Hotel under the theme “Dawning of a new Era … Opportunities & Challenges”

Sheikh Gilani has roots in the US?

In the 1980s, when Pakistan was acting as a conduit between the United States and the mujahedeen in Afghanistan, small towns in the FATA were turning into recruiting centers. Much has been written about the ensuing blowback following the Soviet withdrawal and the vacuum left behind in Afghanistan. But the seeds of jihad have taken hold and bloomed in some unexpected places. In two small towns in the United States, radical fundamentalism is alive and well – and flourishing out in the open.

Indian foreign secy visiting Nepal as political deepens in Nepal

Amidst worsening political atmosphere and almost everyday protests of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) against India over the alleged border encroachment Indian foreign secretary Shiva Shankar Menon is due to visit Nepal starting June 20.

Pakistan army to launch operation against Baitullah Mehsud

Government has taken a decision in principle to launch a military operation against and his network said DG ISPR Major Ather Abbas in a joint-press conference with Minister of Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira.

Patricia Butenis

Every country in this world has the full spectrum of the human being, from the noble to the downright low and despicable. Kenneth Galbraith who was the American ambassador for India some years ago is an example of a noble person from a good breed and with good education.

Combating human trafficking is critical: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the fight against human trafficking, abroad and in the United States, is a critical part of the Obama administration's agenda. She spoke on the release of a State Department report that listed 17 countries as failing to make significant efforts to address the problem. To underscore the priority the administration puts on the issue, Clinton made the release of the report a major event that included bipartisan Congressional leaders and activists from Albania and Costa Rica who were among nine people from around the world saluted in the report as anti-trafficking heroes.


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