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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

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Further house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi by prison court condemned

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Burma Lawyer Council (BLC) and The Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (Altsean-Burma) express their outrage regarding the condemnation of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi by the Insein prison court in Rangoon to 18 months house arrest.

Indian portals facing increasing threat from cyber warriors

M Rama Rao -Indian sites have become a hacker’s delight in these days of Cyber terrorism, which is fast assuming gigantic proportions. Since India has emerged as the software power, the threat to its cyber has become broad based, say experts, who say an estimated 9,052 Indian websites have been at the mercy of Cyber Warriors.

UN to Recruit More Women as Peace Keepers

The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations is launching a global effort to recruit more women police into its peacekeeping operations, as part of the campaign launched in May 2009 entitled “Power to Empower” that aims to move the ranks of the Organization towards gender equity.

LTTE's Bomb Vehicle Aprehended

Anjana Jayashan - The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) seized a vehicle laden with high explosives at Uppukulam area in Mannar yesterday (Aug. 11). Police Media Spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said that the seized van was transporting 20 claymore mines each weighing five kg.

At least 10 people killed passenger bus accident

Kosh R. Koirala - At least 10 persons were killed and three dozen others were seriously injured after a heavily crowded passenger bus veered off the Betanai-Katari Highway on Tuesday evening and fell 500-meter down the road.

Further house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi by prison court condemned

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Burma Lawyer Council (BLC) and The Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (Altsean-Burma) express their outrage regarding the condemnation of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi by the Insein prison court in Rangoon to 18 months house arrest.

Comeback of TNA - A slap in the face of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance

Lenin Benedict The civic poll victories - eight seats gained in the Jaffna Municipal Council also obtaining another five seats and winning the Vavuniya Urban Council chairmanship in the civic polls held in the North ....

Sri Lankan Community in Kuwait donated Rs. 1.2 million to "Ranaviru" Fund

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Kuwait Sarath Dissanayake (who is concurrently accredited to Bahrain), while on duty attending to the official programme for the State Visit of the Bahraini Prime Minister to Sri Lanka from 28 – 30 July in Colombo, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa and submitted an investment proposal by a Kuwait company to setup a tourism resort in Sri Lanka.

Minoli Perera heads SLAAR

Quintus Perera - At the AGM of the Sri Lanka Association of Airline Representatives (SLAAR) held at Galadari Hotel Ms Minoli Perera of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines GSA was elected the Chairperson of SLAAR for 2009/2010 while Ms Lilanthi Fernando of Virgin Atlantic GSA was elected the Vice Chairperson.SLAAR is a body consisting of General Sales Agents representing over 35 airlines in Sri Lanka.

General Musharraf could be jailed for three years if convicted

Farzana Shah - An First Information Report (FIR ) against former Pakistani President General Musharraf was registered on Tuesday after a court ordered for the same over detention of judges during a political crisis in 2007. General Musharraf may face arrest on his return to the country after the registration of the case and can be jailed for three years if convicted.

Conference to promote Sri Lanka as a destination for Ayurveda Medical Tourism

Today, the 3rd International Conference on Ayurved and Complementary Systems of Medicine, organized by Tathagat Ayurved Research Foundation (Pune) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism will take place in Colombo on 17th August 2009.

From Bangladesh to Balochistan

Asif Haroon Raja - When Pakistan came into being in August 1947, from among five federating provinces, East Pakistan was the most under developed province followed by Balochistan, Sindh and Frontier provinces.

Inaugural Sri Lanka Day in Massachusetts held August 15 by Lankan Community in New England

Daya Gamage -Sri Lanka Association of New England in the State of Massachusetts will hold the first Sri Lanka Day in the town of Acton on Saturday, August 15 giving this West Coast area of the United States the taste of Sri Lanka’s culture, her cuisine, hospitality and friendliness and most importantly a glimpse of the nature of this South Asian nation located in the Indian Ocean off the southern tip of India.

Charlie Wilson to Joanne Herring's war

Wajid Ali Syed - A few years ago, people learned about a little-known chapter in the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union through a book and, later, a movie called "Charlie Wilson's War." Charlie Wilson was a maverick Texas congressman, who found ways of funding Afghan insurgents with prodding from his Houston socialite girlfriend, Joanne Herring. Wilson was played by Tom Hanks in the movie and Herring was played by Julia Roberts. Herring is now 80 years old, but she remains actively involved in projects to help Afghanistan, where US forces and their Afghan partners are now fighting the Taliban.

LTTE's Bomb Vehicle Aprehended

Anjana Jayashan - The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) seized a vehicle laden with high explosives at Uppukulam area in Mannar yesterday (Aug. 11). Police Media Spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said that the seized van was transporting 20 claymore mines each weighing five kg.

At least 10 people killed passenger bus accident

Kosh R. Koirala - At least 10 persons were killed and three dozen others were seriously injured after a heavily crowded passenger bus veered off the Betanai-Katari Highway on Tuesday evening and fell 500-meter down the road.

EVM: Madras HC directs PMK to prove before poll panel on Aug 27

Gopal Ethiraj - The Madras High Court today directed the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) President G. K. Mani to demonstrate before the Chief Election Commission (CEC), how the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) can be tampered with.


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