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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2647

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Controversies behind Sri Lanka’s IDPs

It is amazing how people who do not know any of these “IDPs”, people who have not even come to Sri Lanka, people who have so far not even sent a cent or contributed any aid are demanding that Sri Lanka’s IDPs be allowed “freedom of movement”.

Majority Air India pilots call off strike; Delhi pilots adamant

Although the Air India management on Sunday agreed to look into the grievances of the striking pilots, particularly the productivity-linked incentives (PLIs), and decided to form an ‘exclusive’ committee to look into the PLI modalities, a faction of executive pilots are firm on continuing the strike.

Exposed: Ploy to provide LTTE remnants with sanctuary and Indian citizenship

Move to grant citizenship to Sri Lankan refugees is a ploy alleges Dr. Subramanian Swamy.

Ten Lankan fishermen arrested off Chennai in Andhra waters

Ten Sri Lankan fishermen, who were poaching in two trawlers, near Ramayyapattinam in Tamil Nadu-Andhra border were arrested by the Indian Coast Guard.

Maldives media fraternity raps President Nasheed over lack of freedom

One time champion of a free media and a journalist himself, President Mohamed Nasheed has now come under fire by the fraternity of Maldives’ journalists over a heavily biased state TV, radio and delayed media bills in Parliament.

Ragging in Sri Lankan Universities - 'Chinese Perspective'

In a letter to an English Daily on 26th Sept., titled 'Ragging in universities', a subscriber observes, "...Ragging in universities must stop. The perverts must be punished severely...Get the military to give protection to the new comers. Our forces defeated the ruthless LTTE... Tackle these poisonous snakes..."

Sri Lanka: Initiatives for tourist attraction!

It is for the first time in the history of Sri Lanka that a tourism week was initiated. The whole idea of doing so was to facilitate travel in the country for both local and foreign tourists alike and to develop specific locations for tourism.

Nagapattinam fishermen allege attack by Lankan navy

Fishermen from Nagapattinam have lodged a police complaint on Monday, alleging that six of their colleagues were attacked in the high seas off Kodiakarai near Vedaranyam by the Sri Lankan navy on Sunday night.

Sanctions imposed on Myanmar ‘have no moral basis ‘ – Prime Minister Tells UN General Assembly

Sanctions imposed on Myanmar have no moral basis and create an obstacle to development and economic growth, the South East Asian country’s Prime Minister told the UN General Assembly yesterday, as he called for an end to the measures.

Nepal: PM returns home, terms UN visit 'successful'

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Monday returned home after participating in the 64th UN General Assembly.

U.S. Government trains local officials in the Eastern Province

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the development agency of the U.S. Government, sponsored two training programs to strengthen the ability of local officials to deliver services to Eastern Province residents.

UNDP and Hayleys join hands to support resettled communities in Ampara

An agreement was signed yesterday, (28 September), between Hayleys and the Akkaraipattu Seed Paddy Producers Society in Ampara.

World Tamil meet put off to June-July next

The Tamil Nadu Government on Tuesday decided to put off to June-July next year the ninth World Tamil Conference originally scheduled to be held in Coimbatore from Jan 21 to 24.