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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2790

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Ted Kennedy served on front lines of democracy – Hillary Clinton

Washington, D.C. 27 August ( Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issuing a statement on the passing away of U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy reminded his contribution to the ordinary masses saying “With optimism and courage, he helped us meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of our times. He was a champion for women and families, for health care, education, civil rights and the environment.”

Forming partnerships with Universities for the sustainable Development

Although the world economy was in decline and economic progress was described in negative terms, Sri Lanka was able to provide the funds for development despite the enormous cost of war. The per-capita income of the country had doubled within four years.

Sri Lanka President Reiterates IDPs’ Assistance on Development Process

Colombo, 27 August, ( Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government’s main concern after defeating the terrorism is development of the country. President Rajapaksa reiterated that each and every citizen of the country should be direct share holders of that development process.

Trincomalee & perceptions of post-LTTE

It is all but natural to desire to visit areas of our own country that was once restricted to a dream. With the LTTE war machine now eliminated all that remains are the cowards who have been leading their own people astray from their foreign haunts.

Sri Lanka indicates desire to establish close links with the British Ministry of Justice

London, 27 August, ( Sri Lanka has expressed its interest in establishing close links with the British Ministry of Justice and the exchanging of criminal justice experiences and expertise in the various spheres of law reform, access to justice, and rehabilitation, given the shared values and historical connections between the legal systems of the two countries.

Amicable Policy Changes Required In Technical Vocational Education In Sri Lanka

Although the technical vocational education in Sri Lanka’s education system has been remained a significant component of educating Sri Lanka’s citizens, it has not given due recognition until the demand for human skills in the world dramatically increased during the past three decades.

Government to cancel politically motivated cases filed against ruling BNP leaders

Dhaka, 27 August ( The government for the first time has decided to cancel a case filed during the past caretaker government period against a top leader of main opposition BNP on the grounds they were filed for the purposes of political harassment.

Upali Cooray passed away

London, 27 August, ( Upali Cooray – London , a reputed stalwart of the left and a lifelong champion of the oppressed people, quietly passed away on 21 August 2009.

President Lula calls for enhanced economic ties with Sri Lanka

Brasilia, 27 August, ( President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has underscored the importance of enhancing economic and trade ties between his country and Sri Lanka. He made this call at a discussion with the new Sri Lankan Ambassador to Brazil, A.M.J. Sadiq, who presented his credentials to the President in Brasilia last Friday (14th August 2009).

It matters little tor Sri Lanka: US Ambassador "Butenis" or "Haramanis," all the same

Meanwhile, Indo-U.S. relations also changed with the defeat of the Congress government led by Mrs. Indira Ghandhi and the rise of the B.J.P. to power. The relationship between the two countries became so close that the U.S. dropped her opposition to India’s nuclear build- up and non-accession to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty(NPT).

Garthwal Region: Deva Bhoomi

I was buoyed up when the stars smiled on me, and enabled me to breathe air, tinged with spirituality, at the holy shrine of Badrinath, in Garhwal Himalayas. It was a pulsating moment. I could not accomplish my wish last year, and had to cancel the pilgrimage twice for some unavoidable circumstances.

Video Clip on Sri Lankan Army is a Fabrication-Cabinet Spokesman

Colombo, 27 August, ( Sri Lanka’s Mass Media and Information Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa denies an allegation against the Sri Lankan Army which had been carried by a TV station in the United Kingdom.