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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2705

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The new Secondary School for Ameer Ali Village in Ampara

The new Secondary School for Ameer Ali Village in Ampara constructed by the European Union at the cost of LKR24,2Billion will be declared open tomorrow.

Sri Lanka: Isn’t it time for at least the contours of a political solution to be known?

It appears that Sri Lanka has been sending mixed messages about a political solution to address the political conflict the country has experienced for decades. It is the after taste that is arising from mixed signals that is worrying those who genuinely feel there should be a political solution, while at the same time providing fuel to the not so genuine who wish to keep the flame of Tamil aspirations and exaggerated claims of ongoing discrimination alive for personal, and economic gain.

U.S. Engagement Must Understand Burma’s Diversity

Developments are indicating that the Obama administration is starting to ease tension with the Burmese military junta. At the U.N. headquarters in New York on September 23, Hillary Clinton said the U.S. will be “moving in a direction of both engagement and continued sanctions.” Clinton is reiterating the comment she made earlier this year during her maiden visit to Asia as Secretary of State.

U.N. Chief Weighs in on Iran, Libya and Afghanistan

Addressing his monthly press conference Tuesday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon refused to back a Western endorsement of a premature election victory for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, implicitly criticized Libyan Leader Muammar el-Qaddafi for denigrating the U.N. charter, and faulted Iran for lack of transparency in its nuclear programme.

US - 2011 Diversity Visa Lottery Program Registration

The US State Department has anounced the opening of the registration period for the DV-2011 Diversity Visa lottery. Entries for the DV-2011 Diversity Visa lottery have to be be submitted electronically between October 2, to November 30, 2009.

13 prisoners escape from jail in Nepal

Altogether 13 inmates serving jail terms over various offenses in Kanchanpur jail in far western Nepal fled on Monday evening after taking control of police personnel on duty.

Win, Win Scenario for the Burmese Junta?

Imitating Robert Mugabe and not to be outdone by Mohammed Gadaffi or Hugo Chavez General Thein Sein the most senior member of the Junta has talk to the UNGA in New York. After resisting the civilized world for 14 years, it seems that the Junta has score a major victory against the West led by the United States without yielding inch of releasing Daw Aung San Suu Kyi or other 2000 political prisoners.

Rajani, Kamal get best actor awards

Tamil film's super stars Rajani Kanth and Kamal Hassan have won the Tamil Nadu Government's best actor awards for their role in Sivaji the Boss and Dasavatharam respectively. The two films have also been adjudged best films for 2007 and 2008.

Freedom of movement for a quarter of a million displaced, UN Representative discusses with Sri Lankan government

“Restoration of freedom of movement for more than 250,000 internally displaced persons held in closed camps in Northern Sri Lanka is becoming a matter of urgency, and I remain very concerned about the very slow pace of releases”, the Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Walter Kaelin, highlighted at the end of a three-day return visit to Sri Lanka.

Cardiovascular diseases have caused an increase of hospital admissions and deaths in Sri Lanka

Over the last 6 years there is a 20% increase of government hospital admissions and 18% increase of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases. Half of the people died due to chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD) are less than 70 years.

The Best Test Batsman in Sri Lanka-A Comparative Analysis

Sri Lanka has narrowed the gap with number-one ranked South Africa to just two points in the Reliance Mobile ICC Test Championship after winning the two matches Test series against New Zealand in Colombo. Now Reliance Mobile ICC ranking stands as follows:

Ramadoss also for citizenship for Lankan refugees

Pattali Makkal Katchi's founder S Ramadoss on Wednesday supported the ruling DMK's demand for Indian citizenship to one lakh Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in Tamil Nadu for several years, but was skeptical of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's ability to make the Centre act.