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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

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Sri Lanka – Myanmar Joint Commission to consolidate bonds of friendship and cooperation

“Sri Lanka and Myanmar are pillars of the Buddhist world. We have preserved the purity of Buddhism and the practice of the Dhamma. Sri Lanka had the profound privilege of extending the greatest gift of Buddhism to Myanmar, said Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama.

Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution and Thimpu demands

S. Akurugoda - As per a media report, Prof. Tissa Vitharana, the Chairmen of the APRC is expected to present his final proposals based on 13th Amendment (plus) to President very soon. As far as we ( the general public) is aware, also according to the media reports, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has had requested his ministers few weeks ago to refrain from making any statement on the political solution to the press at this stage as he is to take-up the issue of political solution after the next presidential election. Hence the above statement of Minister Vitharana, said to have been made to the press, is somewhat questionable.

Nepal: New Envoys named

Koshit R. Koirala - Nepal Government has proposed renowned economist Dr Shankar Sharma as a new envoy to United States. A cabinet meeting held on Monday evening took a decision to this effect.

Indian firms to help rebuild infrastructure in Lanka

S Murari - The Indian construction industry has come forward to help Sri Lanka rebuilt infrastructure in the war-ravaged northern and eastern regions.

Cricket under dope scanner!

Ramu Sharma - Drugs and sports have become almost synonymous, casting a shadow over every performance and performer irrespective of whether the influence of such inducement exists or not. Everyone has come under the scanner though not everyone is guilty. In fact, the sporting world has been virtually condemned to such tests, so much so that is has now often ceased to have any pleasure left.

Non- Alignment Is Not Dead But Kicking

Neville de Silva -

Puducherry’s higher budgetary outlay at Rs. 4,133 cr.

Gopal Ethiraj - The Puducherry Government has projected a budgetary outlay of Rs. 4,133 crores, consisting Rs. 2,250 crores under Plan, Rs. 1,846.20 crores for Non-Plan and Rs. 36.80 crores for Centrally Sponsored Schemes, said Lietuenent-Governor Igbal Singh in the territorial Assembly here on Monday.

Gates holds Secret Afghan war command summit

Wajid Ali Syed - US Defense Secretary Robert Gates made an unannounced trip to Belgium Sunday for a secret meeting with his top commanders on the situation in Afghanistan.

Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution and Thimpu demands

S. Akurugoda - As per a media report, Prof. Tissa Vitharana, the Chairmen of the APRC is expected to present his final proposals based on 13th Amendment (plus) to President very soon. As far as we ( the general public) is aware, also according to the media reports, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has had requested his ministers few weeks ago to refrain from making any statement on the political solution to the press at this stage as he is to take-up the issue of political solution after the next presidential election. Hence the above statement of Minister Vitharana, said to have been made to the press, is somewhat questionable.

Further probe ordered on the grenade attack at the Awami League rally

M.A Qader - Dhaka court on Monday ordered further investigation into the August 21, 2004, gruesome grenade attack, that left at least 20 killed and scores injured, on an Awami League rally in the capital city.


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