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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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India pressurizing Lanka to protect Tamils' rights in Sri Lanka: Rahul

India is putting "tremendous pressure" on the Sri Lankan Government to protect the rights of the Tamils, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said here on Thursday.

Sri Lanka: Special Drug Rehabilitation Unit at Pallekelle Prison

Sri Lanka Government has opened up a Special Drug Rehabilitation Unit at Pallekelle Prison for prisoners who were earlier confirmed drug addicts.

US Pacific Command Team Collaborates with Sri Lanka School of Military Engineering to Enhance Demining

The United States Pacific Command is providing training and equipment to the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) to assist its demining efforts. This training will build additional SLA capacity to clear mines in the Northern Province and expedite the safe return of displaced people to their homes and livelihoods.

Bring Your Relatives from Welfare Camps” - Sri Lankan Government

Sri Lankan government has decided to release the displaced families having relatives who are willing to accommodate their relatives, Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services Minister Rizad Bathiutheen says.

The World Needs a Marshall Plan for Climate Change

When world leaders meet for a mega talk-fest on climate change at the United Nations in late September, the focus will be more on politics and less on finance.

Sri Lanka Foreign Minister hosts Ifthar for the 3rd consecutive year

Sri Lanka Foreign Minister hosted the Ifthar (breaking fast) for the 3rd consecutive year. Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said that he began the tradition of hosting Ifthar during the holy month of Ramadhan following his appointment as the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Legit polls vital to US-Afghanistan

The United States has said that a "legitimate" electoral process in Afghanistan is vital to future US-Afghanistan partnership. The comments came amid reports of evidence of fraud in the August 20th presidential election in which incumbent President Hamid Karzai is reported to have a wide lead.

Election petition against Alagiri: notice ordered

The election petition against Union Fertilizer Minister and Chief Minister Karunanidhi's son M K Alagiri, the came for hearing today when the Madras High Court ordered notice to Alagiri and others.

The Battle for the Top Job at UNESCO

UNESCO was created in 1945 immediately after WW II profiting by the negative elements the war unleashed. The objective was to create an environment to conducive to eschewing wars to resolve conflicts and promote peace around the globe. If one goes back to the first principles, one would find that the great minds that gathered to deliberate on its creation picked up the essentials from great civilizations, notably, from the oriental wisdom.

Construction Chamber facilitates Sri Lanka’s first International Construction Fair

Excon 2009 will be hosted during the period 30th October to 1st November 2009 at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre by the Chamber of Construction Industry Sri Lanka, as Sri Lanka's First International Construction Trade Fair. Excon 2009 is the 6th in the series of trade fairs presented by the Chamber.

Fake: Channel 4 footage of alleged execution of Tamil civilians

Sri Lanka Government’s response proves that Channel 4 video footage on the alleged execution of two persons by the Sri Lankan armed forces personnel and fake and was clearly meant to besmirch Sri Lankan government image abroad.