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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2835

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India sets terms for dialogue with Pak; hopes for ‘’effective devolution’ in SL

New Delhi, 24 Aug ( Reflecting the distance the two neighbours have travelled from the Egyptian resort city in the past one and half months, India’s External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Monday linked ‘meaningful dialogue with Pakistan implementing its 'commitments'.

The Great Travel: Maha Sancharaya – Wansakatha para dige narabamu Sri Lanka

Colombo, 25 August, ( If the plague of separatist terrorism had divided our motherland, we would not only have lost our present and our future, but we would have also lost our glorious history. The heartland of our illustrious history was trapped in the grip of the terrorists.

Sri Lanka: Courts Release Doctors who Gave False Information to International Media

Colombo, 25 August, ( Four Sri Lankan doctors who had been detained under the Emergency Regulations on giving false information to the British and Foreign Media about the internally displaced people were released on bail.

Sri Lanka Political Parties Busy with Nominations for SPC Election

Colombo, 25 August, ( Sri Lanka’s political parties are busy with finalizing the nomination lists for another provincial council election. Sri Lanka’s Southern Provincial Council was dissolved on August 03 and the Elections Secretariat had announced that the nominations would be accepted during the period of August 21 to 28.

Burma Question - sill a matter of regional concern

By Zin Linn

Burma’s key opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been sent back from the notorious Insein Prison and now held under house-arrest. But, the uninvited American, the main defender of the dramatic trial in Burma has been already released from imprisonment and sent back to America. In fact, the Senior General Than Shwe exploited the case of John Yettaw, the American swimmer, in order to block the Lady's right of equal access to join in the political process in Burma.

U.S. funding Sinhala and Tamil language training for officials in the East

Colombo, 25 August, ( The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing Sinhala and Tamil language training to elected government officials and staff from 11 local government authorities in Eastern Province. Improved language skills will help them provide better services to the multi-ethnic communities they serve.

Kenyan Resident Mission in Sri Lanka in near Future- Foreign Minister Bogollagama

Colombo, 25 August, ( Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama states that Sri Lanka is the hub of the Asian Region and Kenya is the hub of African region and both countries have great potentials to enhance their commercial and business relations, targeting the development of their economies.

India rolls out indigenous Bhishma tanks

Chennai, 25 August ( The first batch of indigenously built T-90 tanks "Bhishma" was flagged off at the Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF) in Avadi near here by Minister of State for Defence M. M. Pallam Raju on Monday. The HVF manufactured the Bhishma tanks in collaboration with Russia.

Northern Spring – gateway to northern education

"Northern Spring" (Vadakkin Vasantham), the 180 day accelerated development drive initiated by the Presidential Task Force under the guidance of Senior Presidential Advisor and parliamentarian Basil Rajapaksa, is successfully achieving its set goals bringing relief to the people of Jaffna, Governor of the Northern Province, Major General G.A. Chandrasiri said.

US public support for Afghan war a growing concern

Washington, 25 August, ( The Obama administration is keeping a close watch on developments in Afghanistan amidst rising violence and growing tensions surrounding last week's national elections. Meanwhile, US military officials admit they are concerned about signs of slipping American public support for the Afghan war.

America took nearly one year to free Japanese-Americans after the WW II

The administration of any country trying to throw stones at others should look at skeletons in its own cupboards before speaking out. The United States of America, perhaps, with its three century old record, is the last country that could open its mouths about human rights or humanitarian considerations.

Jaswant Singh: The best-selling author

By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features

It is difficult to understand why there is so much surprise over the commotion that has followed a just-released book written by Maj (retd) Jaswant Singh, till very recently a ‘respected’ and ‘senior’ leader of the ‘Hindutva-brandishing Bharatiya Janata Party.

Vice Prez Jha may resign, says his lawyer

Kathmandu, 25 August, ( Nepal’s Vice President Paramananda Jha, whose post is under controversy after the Supreme Court nullified the oath he took in Hindi language, has made up his mind to quit following the apex court order on Sunday asking him to take a fresh oath in Nepali within seven days if he wished o remain in the post, according to Jha´s lawyer Mithilesh Kumar Singh.