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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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Seven Tibetans arrested over greeting visiting Chinese delegates with

Police have arrested seven Tibetan exiles from Bouddha area of Kathmandu when they were waving back flags to the visiting high-level Chinese delegation on Wednesday.

Jinnahpur Controversy

Like MQM, if we were also to take Brig (r) Imtiaz's widely self-contradictory mea-culpa at its face value, one has to appreciate the deplorable role of the politicians too.

Award for Tissainayagam for his contribution to Terrorism!

The international community had criticized the verdict given in Tissainayagam's case by the Colombo High Court on 31 August. He had been indicted under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. It was alleged that he caused racial disharmony by his writings, website and Magazine for which he was lavishly funded by the LTTE.

Erik Solheim Is The Biggest Loser

In terms of energy, time, money and effort Erik Solheim has spent more of it than any other to divide Sri Lanka and establish Eelam so that once Eelam is created he and his masters could have a foothold in Eelam and use Prabakaran who has been groomed and armed by India for them to annex Sri Lanka, to balkanise India instead and de-stabilize South Asia.

Need for an autochthonous solution - Dr. Palitha Kohona

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Secretary Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona addressing the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Thailand on 1st September 2009, stated that Sri Lanka is one of those rare cases where terrorism has been comprehensively defeated, largely by its own efforts, despite all the advice, reservations and fears publicly expressed to the contrary.

Search begins for YSR's successor, Son Jagan, NTR daughter Purandeswari, Jaipal in race

Talk has begun of YSR’s son, Jaganmohan Reddy donning the mantle of his father as the new helmsman of the Congress in Andhra Pradesh.

Madras HC also decides to disclose assets of judges on its website

The Madras High Court has followed those of the Karnataka, Bombay, Delhi, Kerala and Punjab and Haryana High Courts in deciding to disclose the assets of the sitting judges on their websites.

A cautionary notice by Sri Lanka to employment seekers on the outbreak of Swine Flu in Kuwait

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has cautioned all concerned that there is an outbreak of swine flu in Kuwait that has caused infections of over 1200 people including 5 deaths as of 2nd September.

Ethnic organizations enforce shut down in Nepal

Normal life in various districts outside Kathmandu valley was greatly paralyzed on Thursday due to a strike jointly called by seven different ethnic organizations.

Understanding Global Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora: Lessons when dealing with it

Policymakers in the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration in Sri Lanka, not seem to be, undoubtedly are in confusion how to deal with the vast Tamil Diaspora spread in the Western nations whose governments hold a stake in Sri Lanka’s ambitious socio-economic development program following the demise of the Tamil Tigers in May this year after a thirty-year confrontation.

Sri Lanka rejected the video footage telecast on UK’s Channel 4 Television

In a statement made by Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama regarding the video footage telecast by Channel 4 UK Television, he pointed out that the Government of Sri Lanka is concerned over an increasing number of comments from some sections of the international community, on an unauthenticated video footage telecast on Channel 4 Television in the UK on 25th August 2009, which contains alleged atrocities being committed against Tamils by the Sri Lankan Forces.

Pakistan concerned over possible fresh nuclear tests by Indian

Pakistan on Thursday airing its concerns over possibility of fresh nuclear tests by India said, it was disturbed by reports that India might be considering additional nuclear tests after doubts were raised about the success of its 1998 tests.

DK’s Veeramani courts arrest, resorting to rail roko for IDPs in Lanka

Dravidar Kazhagam chief K Veeramani and of hundreds of cadres were arrested here on Wednesday when they attempted to resort to rail roko demanding right to life for Sri Lankan Tamils (IDPs) languishing in the makeshift camps in the island nation.

Tearful send off to former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, late Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy

Tearful send off to former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, late Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh paying homage at the mortal remains of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, late Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh on September 04, 2009.

Tearful send off to former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, late Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy

Tearful send off to former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, late Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy

The Chairperson, UPA, Smt. Sonia Gandhi laying wreath at the mortal remains of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, late Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh on September 04, 2009.

Tearful send off to former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, late Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy

Tearful send off to former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, late Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy

The Member Parliament, Shri Rahul Gandhi laying wreath at the mortal remains of the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, late Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh on September 04, 2009.

The Final ‘Randoli’ pageant of the annual Sri Dalada Perahera

The Final ‘Randoli’ pageant of the annual Sri Dalada Perahera

The Final ‘Randoli’ pageant of the annual Sri Dalada Perahera of the historical Raja Maha Viharaya of Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte paraded the streets in the most grandiloquent manner on the 29th of last month (August).

The Final ‘Randoli’ pageant of the annual Sri Dalada Perahera

The Final ‘Randoli’ pageant of the annual Sri Dalada Perahera

The Perahera, which was held for the 109th time this year had been organized in a manner to give prominence to ancient traditions and customs comprised of a variety of items performed by well over two thousand ‘Kandyan’, ‘Pahatharata’ and ‘Sabaragamu’ dancers along with more than thirty elephants.


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