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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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UN Secretary General expressed regrets over the expulsion of Sri Lanka’s UNCEF Spokesman

The UN Secretary-General has expressed strong regrets on the decision of Sri Lankan Government to expel James Elder, Spokesman for UNICEF in Sri Lanka.

Thinking of US Policy on Burma

The international community together with the ethno- democratic forces of Burma has been waiting for the New American policy towards Burma and after six months, the Obama administration’s does not appear to have focused on the one measure with the best chance of inducing the regime to change: a global arms embargo imposed by the United Nations Security Council. In the meantime the Burmese military Junta continue to wage a war against its own people.

Sri Lanka’s Hemas to Invest in Renewable Energy with an IPO

Sri Lanka's Hemas Power Limited, a unit of Hemas Holdings announced its Initial Public Offer (IPO) yesterday (September 08) targeting a raise of Rs. 532 to Rs. 627 million through a sale of 31.3 million ordinary shares which stands as the 25 percent of the firm's equity.

Nepal: Foreign Minister off to China

Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala on Tuesday left for a goodwill visit to China at the invitation of her Chinese counterpart
Yang Jeichi.

Tehrik-e-Taliban-Pakistan in disarray

Baitullah Mehsud caught public eye after the death of Abdullah Mehsud in July 2007. Within a short period of five months little known Baitullah managed to spread his influence in all seven tribal agencies of FATA and established Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in December 2007.

Polio vaccinations resumed in militancy hit northwest Pakistani valley

Vaccinating children for polio has been resumed in militancy hit Swat valley of northwest Pakistan, once banned by Taliban militants terming it un-Islamic. Some 215,000 children are a target of the three-day campaign.

Sri Lanka’s BOI creates new opportunities in Eastern Province strengthening the Country’s Apparel industry

A new BOI factory of Tri-Star Apparel Exports was opened at Thambalagamuwa, Trincomalee in the Eastern part of the country last week. The factory, located just 10 kilometers from Trincomalee on five acres land represents an investment of US$ 2 million. It will be manufacturing readymade garments such as baby wear and clothes for children to export mainly to the United Kingdom, to companies such as Debenhams, Marks and Spencers and Mothercare.

Channel 4 Video : Take Firm Action to Protect Our Nation

A news item states that four independent checks have been made on the channel 4 video in question and all four have proved that it is a fake. The news item also said that this report will be sent to channel 4 asking them whether they agree with the report and if not why not. The government hopes that channel 4 will issue an apology. I can tell the government that channel 4 will not even reply to the government and if they do, they will give some irrelevant reply.

Friends, relatives of IDPs to step in to hasten resettlement – says Basil

Advertisements will soon come up in papers calling for friends and relatives of those in IDP camps in the North, giving them a chance to provide accommodation for the displaced, in a bid to ease off the relocation process, Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapakse has said.

Madras HC orders T. R. Baalu notice in election case

Madras High Court today ordered notice to former Union Minister T R Baalu on an election petition filed by A K Moorthy, the defeated candidate from Sriperumbudur Parliamentary constituency in the Lok Saba elections held in May last. In this election case two former union ministers are locked in.

Indo-Israeli Cyber Warfare against Pakistani nuclear program

After sea, land and air warfare, traditional arch rivals India and Pakistan are now facing each other in another arena. With evolution of technology over the period another kind of war has been started by Indians with Israeli help against Pakistan since last few years and that is Cyber warfare.

Over 20,000 Bhutanese refugees resettled in third countries

United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said that over 20,000 Bhutanese refugees have left for third country settlement since the resettlement process began in November, 2007.

Indian cricket team left for Colombo

Indian cricket team left for Colombo

Pix by Praveen

Indian cricket team left for Colombo

Indian cricket team left for Colombo

Pix by Praveen

Indian cricket team left for Colombo

Indian cricket team left for Colombo

Pix by Praveen

Indian cricket team left for Colombo

Indian cricket team left for Colombo

Pix by Praveen

Indian cricket team left for Colombo

Indian cricket team left for Colombo

Pix by Praveen

Indian cricket team left for Colombo

Indian cricket team left for Colombo

Pix by Praveen


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