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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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U.N. Threatens to Go to Bill Gates with Begging Bowl?

Thalif Deen - The United Nations, which has expressed disappointment over the slow disbursement of development aid to crisis-stricken Afghanistan, has hurled one of its biggest political insults at Western donors: threatening to turn to a U.S. philanthropist for financial assistance.

Sri Lanka appoints a career diplomat to head its only mission in Latin America

Sri Lanka appoints for the first time a career diplomat to head its Embassy in Brazil. Sri Lanka’s Embassy in Brazil is the country’s only diplomatic outpost in the Latin America and already the Ambassador designate A. M. J. Sadiq has left for Brasilia to head the country’s mission.

Archbisop Malcom Ranjit Receives Pallium

Fr. Nevelle De Perera - The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI bestowed the Pallium on 34 new archbishops including one of his close collaborators Most. Rev. Dr. Patabendige Don. Malcolm Ranjith, who has been appointed to the Metropolitan archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The newly appointed archbishops represents the universal Church as ten of them are from North America, seven from South America, eight from Europe, six from Africa and three from Asia.

Third Generation Early Warning

Sri Lanka government opted to use military power to resolve the age-long war. About 80% of the ethnic conflicts which ended with one-side military victory were not followed by violence. Therefore, it could be expected that lasting peace is coming to Sri Lanka pointed out Kumar Rupesinghe.

U.N. Threatens to Go to Bill Gates with Begging Bowl?

Thalif Deen - The United Nations, which has expressed disappointment over the slow disbursement of development aid to crisis-stricken Afghanistan, has hurled one of its biggest political insults at Western donors: threatening to turn to a U.S. philanthropist for financial assistance.

Nepal steps up surveillance in airport, border points to detect Swine flu

Kosh Raj Koirala - Shortly after detecting the first Swine Flu case in the country, Nepal government has maintained high-alert to detect the symptoms of Swine Flu across the country. Officials at Ministry of Health said the government has put over 40 Rapid Response Teams in high alert to identify people infected with the deadly swine flu in hospitals all over the country as per the preliminary precautionary measures.

Madras High Court rules girl students can wear churidhar

Gopal Ethiraj - The girl students can wear saree or churidhar according to their own convenience, and management or principal of an institution should not insist them to wear only saree, the Madras High Court held on Tuesday, disposing of a writ petition by an house surgeon who was barred wearing churidhar and dupata.

Akashi commends efforts by the Government to improve the facilities for IDPs

Japan’s Special Representative for Peace Building, Rehabilitation & Resettlement who was on a short visit to Sri Lanka on the invitation of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce to address the inaugural session of the ‘Sri Lanka Economic Summit’ met with Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama on 30th June 2009 at the Ministry.

LTTE: Comeback Trail

Gomin Dayasri - The distance between the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) sheltered in the camps in search of a new life and the Externally Displaced Diaspora engaged in a self determining exercise of rediscovering themselves while competing with fractions within the fractured LTTE in exile, is a bridge too far to cross. Both are presently homeless and in search of identities. IDPs have a home to go back; but the Diaspora once hopeful of welcome return for the prodigal sons by the LTTE, will have no welcoming team on arrival in Sri Lanka.

Eelam no longer feasible, says Karunanidhi

S. Murari - In a major shift in stand in keeping with the current ground reality in Sri Lanka after the defeat of the separatist LTTE, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi said on Wednesday that an independent Eelam was no longer achievable and "we can now only fight for equal rights and autonomy for Tamils there".

Sri Lanka appoints a career diplomat to head its only mission in Latin America

Sri Lanka appoints for the first time a career diplomat to head its Embassy in Brazil. Sri Lanka’s Embassy in Brazil is the country’s only diplomatic outpost in the Latin America and already the Ambassador designate A. M. J. Sadiq has left for Brasilia to head the country’s mission.

Pakistan starts production of JF-17 combat jets

Farzana Shah - Pakistan has started assembling of the first Pakistani-built JF-17 Thunder multi-role combat aircraft on Tuesday. Chief of the air staff, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman inaugurated the construction in a ceremony at Kamra.


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