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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Sri Lanka: avoiding another shot in the foot

Nimal Fernando - Is it possible? Could it well be that Sri Lanka has avoided shooting itself in the foot one last time because the present head of state is a decisive, if pragmatic fellow who is made of sterner stuff when it comes to the ethnic issue?.....

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits India for two days from July 17

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to India and Thailand July 17 to 23rd. While in India, Secretary Clinton will meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and with the external affairs minister S M Krishna.

Why Should You Bother Buchanan At All?

By Ramu Sharma - Syndicate Features

Is India as a nation very sensitive? Not really so, one would like to imagine, after over six decades of having been an independent country. But from the reaction every time somebody from the outside world criticizes one of its icons, the world seems to fall apart in the country, with almost everyone rushing to protest. . There seems to be a double role here since Indians always are one step ahead when it comes to downgrading a fellow Indian. This is particularly so in the world of sport.

Israel – the Apartheid State: Expansionism, Settlements and Religious Myth

ByHabib Siddiqui - Ben-Gurion said, “We have set up a dynamic state, bent upon creation and reform, building and expansion.” Expansionism is at the heart of an apartheid state, which Israel has practiced since day one. In order to justify its aggression and annexation, like South Africa, Israel also draws motivation from the Bible.

US Diplomats meet Sri Lankan delegates to 2009 Future World Leaders Summit

Acting US Ambassador James Moore and Acting Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy in Colombo Glen Davis held a briefing session for the Sri Lankan delegates leaving to Washington D. C at the end of this week for the 2009 Future World Leaders Summit. Since the year 2000, over 500 next generation Sri Lankan corporate leaders have experienced this compelling week at Georgetown University in Washington. D.C.

Karunanidhi toughens stand against striking medicos

By Gopal Ethiraj, Chennai

Chennai, 15 July (Asiantribune.com): Toughening his stand against the striking medicos demanding hike in stipend, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Tuesday insisted on withdrawal of the stir as a precondition for holding talks with them.

15th NAM summit opens with Prez Mubarrak’s call for international solidarity for peace

The 15th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened at the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt on Wednesday afternoon with President Hosni Mubarrak, who took over the mantle from Cuban leader Raul Castro Ruz, calling for international solidarity for peace and development and collective efforts on war footing to check the malaise afflicting the global financial system.

MentalHealth and improving the status of mental well being of the people

By Manjari Peiris - “All the good things for development of mental health will be continued while improving the present status”, said Dr. Lakshmi Somatunga, Director of Mental Healthcare of the Ministry of Health.

Fleeing Jaffna Tamil writer rescued off Rameswaram

S Murari - A popular Tamil writer from Jaffna in Sri Lanka, K. Thirunavukkarasu (56) alias Arunachalam alias Udayan and two other refugees were rescued by the Tamil Nadu police on Monday after they were abandoned by a boat man off the Rameswaram coast.

US Diplomats meet Sri Lankan delegates to 2009 Future World Leaders Summit

Acting US Ambassador James Moore and Acting Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy in Colombo Glen Davis held a briefing session for the Sri Lankan delegates leaving to Washington D. C at the end of this week for the 2009 Future World Leaders Summit. Since the year 2000, over 500 next generation Sri Lankan corporate leaders have experienced this compelling week at Georgetown University in Washington. D.C.

US Diplomats meet Sri Lankan delegates to 2009 Future World Leaders Summit

Acting US Ambassador James Moore and Acting Public Affairs Officer of the US Embassy in Colombo Glen Davis held a briefing session for the Sri Lankan delegates leaving to Washington D. C at the end of this week for the 2009 Future World Leaders Summit. Since the year 2000, over 500 next generation Sri Lankan corporate leaders have experienced this compelling week at Georgetown University in Washington. D.C.

Israel – the Apartheid State: Expansionism, Settlements and Religious Myth

ByHabib Siddiqui - Ben-Gurion said, “We have set up a dynamic state, bent upon creation and reform, building and expansion.” Expansionism is at the heart of an apartheid state, which Israel has practiced since day one. In order to justify its aggression and annexation, like South Africa, Israel also draws motivation from the Bible.

Why Should You Bother Buchanan At All?

By Ramu Sharma - Syndicate Features

Is India as a nation very sensitive? Not really so, one would like to imagine, after over six decades of having been an independent country. But from the reaction every time somebody from the outside world criticizes one of its icons, the world seems to fall apart in the country, with almost everyone rushing to protest. . There seems to be a double role here since Indians always are one step ahead when it comes to downgrading a fellow Indian. This is particularly so in the world of sport.

Sri Lanka: avoiding another shot in the foot

Nimal Fernando - Is it possible? Could it well be that Sri Lanka has avoided shooting itself in the foot one last time because the present head of state is a decisive, if pragmatic fellow who is made of sterner stuff when it comes to the ethnic issue?.....

Repatriation gathers momentum: 907 IDP families returned in Northwest Pakistan

Farzana Shah - The repatriation process of displaced people of Malakand in northwest Pakistan started on Tuesday gets momentum on Wednesday when many families left for their homes.

Karunanidhi toughens stand against striking medicos

By Gopal Ethiraj, Chennai

Chennai, 15 July (Asiantribune.com): Toughening his stand against the striking medicos demanding hike in stipend, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on Tuesday insisted on withdrawal of the stir as a precondition for holding talks with them.

15th NAM summit opens with Prez Mubarrak’s call for international solidarity for peace

The 15th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit opened at the Red Sea resort city of Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt on Wednesday afternoon with President Hosni Mubarrak, who took over the mantle from Cuban leader Raul Castro Ruz, calling for international solidarity for peace and development and collective efforts on war footing to check the malaise afflicting the global financial system.

"Indian government has betrayed the entire Tamil race" – Thol Thirumavalavan

R.C.Rajamani -The Sri Lankan Tamil problem has always been an emotive issue in the neighbouring Tamil Nadu across the Palk Straits. The Dravidian parties vie with each other to project themselves as the real champions of the Lankan Tamils.Ever since 1983 when the Eelam war it has also been an issue in every election, both to Parliament and the state legislative assembly in Tamil Nadu. Till the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, the Tamil cause enjoyed the support of the common people of the state. After that tragic event, people, not owing affiliation to any political party, grew disenchanted with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which was seen to be behind the assassination plot.

Malaysia congratulates Sri Lanka for success on the defeat of terrorism

Malaysian Foreign Minister r Datuk Anifah Aman conveyed his congratulations to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the defeat of terrorism. He said that Malaysia looked forward to assist Sri Lanka in its economic and social development process in the post-conflict era. Minister Aman assured the cooperation of his Government in preventing the remnants of LTTE from operating from countries in the region.

Tamil diaspora urged to reject Provisional Transitional Government of Tamil Eelam

Canadian Tamils for Peace and Democracy calls on the Tamil Diaspora throughout the world to reject and oppose the idea of a Provisional Transnational Government proposed by the underground K.P’s wing of the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE).


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