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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2396

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Sri Lanka – Viet Nam pledge greater bilateral cooperation and investments

The Second Meeting of the Joint Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Sri Lanka and Viet Nam was held in Colombo on Monday preceded by the Senior Officials Meeting (SoM).

ASEAN Activists Condemn the Unlawful Imprisonment of Aung San Suu Kyi, Call for UN Security Council Action

ASEAN-based activists reiterated their support for an international arms embargo and a UN Security Council Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity in Burma, in the wake of the sentencing of Burmese democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

Asia Could Lead World Economic Recovery

Neville de Silva - From the vantage point of Bangkok, located between Asian giants China and India, one begins to ponder the World Bank/IMF stratagem of export-led growth that many developing countries adopted as the road to their economic salvation.

Trans Asia Sous Chef moving to Canada

Quintus Perera - Sunil Perera, who has been the Sous-Chef at Trans Asia Hotel, Colombo (formerly Ramada Renaissance, Colombo) will fly to Canada to take up a similar position in the Hilton Hotel Chain in that country. He has served Trans Asia for the last 24 years. He and his family will take up permanent residence in Canada.

Sri Lanka – Viet Nam pledge greater bilateral cooperation and investments

The Second Meeting of the Joint Commission for Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Sri Lanka and Viet Nam was held in Colombo on Monday preceded by the Senior Officials Meeting (SoM).

U.S.-North Korea Fragile Relations

Nehginpao Kipgen - It has been nine years since Bill Clinton, the forty-second and the third-youngest president of the United States of America, left the White House. He is the second former U.S. president to visit North Korea. Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth U.S. president, visited the communist nation during Bill Clinton's presidency.

US denies targeting Afghan drug traffickers

Wajid Ali Syed - The US Defense Department is denying a New York Times report that it is targeting Afghan drug traffickers, saying instead that it targets terrorists who work with the traffickers to finance terror operations. The New York Times reported that 50 Afghan drug traffickers have been put on the US target list, giving them the same priority as insurgent leaders. The Times says the decision is in a report being prepared by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, based partly on statements by two American generals serving in Afghanistan.

Tamil Nadu CM convenes high-level meeting on swine flu epidemic

Gopal Ethiraj - Appealing to the people not to panic over the swine flu situation in the state, the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has said state government would take all necessary steps to contain further spread of the disease.

India: H1N1 claims seventh life in three months, some 340 positive cases reported

M Rama Rao - As reports about some 340 positive H1N1 cases are reported from across India, the virus has claimed the seventh life in three months. The latest victim was a 31-year-old chemist in Pune where the government finds itself in the back foot. As soon as the news about the death Chemist Sanjay Tilekar, who was admitted on Aug 6 with heart problem and fever, came in, the Maharashtra government ordered the closure of colleges, schools and theatres in Pune and neighbouring areas for seven days. In Delhi, the government of Sheila Dixit has placed no such blanket ban but asked school management to decide on closure if they think the situation warrants.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib’s murder trial to resume after 15 Aug

M.A Qader -The hearing on the appeal by convicts against the High Court judgment in the murder trial of Bangladesh’s independence hero, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman would not take place before August 15, Anisul Haq, the chief prosecution counsel, said on Tuesday at a press briefing in his chamber.

Trans Asia Sous Chef moving to Canada

Quintus Perera - Sunil Perera, who has been the Sous-Chef at Trans Asia Hotel, Colombo (formerly Ramada Renaissance, Colombo) will fly to Canada to take up a similar position in the Hilton Hotel Chain in that country. He has served Trans Asia for the last 24 years. He and his family will take up permanent residence in Canada.

Big Powers Faulted for Abuse of Geneva Conventions

Thalif Deen -When human rights groups accused the United States of violating the Geneva Conventions governing the treatment of prisoners-of-war (PoWs) in Iraq and Afghanistan, the administration of former President George W. Bush either displayed arrogance or feigned ignorance of the implications of abusing humanitarian laws.


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