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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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Maldives’ renewed ties with Israel could prompt Al-Qaeda attacks, warns parliamentarian

The Maldives’ landmark decision to renew ties with Israel has put the country on the path of danger, prompting Al-Qaeda attacks on the “thinly guarded” island nation, a key parliamentarian warned.

UN and Relief Agencies Rush Emergency Aid to Tsunami-Struck Samoa

The United Nations aid agencies and international humanitarian organizations are working with authorities across the South Pacific to help coordinate relief efforts in the wake of a tsunami that has struck Samoa, American Samoa and an island in northern Tonga, killing dozens of people, swamping towns and villages, and damaging vital infrastructure.

Women's Groups Take on Laws Based on Sex

When a landmark U.N. conference on women adopted a "platform for action" in Beijing in 1995, member states were urged to commit themselves to revoke all existing laws in their statute books that discriminate on the basis of sex.

Thekkady boat tragedy toll rises to 39: eight more bodies recovered

The death toll in Wednesday's boat tragedy in Thekkady wild life sanctuary in Kerala has gone up to 39 with the recovery of eight more bodies in the early hours of Thursday even as Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan, under fire for not acting on recommendations on safety norms, has announced a judicial probe and compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of victims.

L.T.T.E Defeat & Sri Lanka Revival | Part I

Description: 
The Asian Tribune United States Bureau panal discussion with H.E. Jaliya Wickremasuriya, Sri Lanka Ambassador to the United States and Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte of the School of Criminal Justice of the University of Nevada Las Vegas gives a comprehensive analyses of overseas Tamil Tiger misinterpretations and diabolical falsehood to tarnish the image of Sri Lanka which is, after the defeat of the LTTE, endeavoring to rebuild the nation that was devastated by LTTE terrorism. Ambassador Wickremasuriya presents the official version of how Sri Lanka endeavors to lift her head, and Prof. Hangawatte takes an academic look of the attempt to revive the LTTE internationally. The panal discussion has been presented here in FIVE Segments each ten minutes duration. The discussion was held in September 2009 and was moderated by Asian Tribune US National Correspondent Daya Gamage who has previously served the US State Department as a Political Specialist.

L.T.T.E Defeat & Sri Lanka Revival | Part II

Description: 
The Asian Tribune United States Bureau panal discussion with H.E. Jaliya Wickremasuriya, Sri Lanka Ambassador to the United States and Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte of the School of Criminal Justice of the University of Nevada Las Vegas gives a comprehensive analyses of overseas Tamil Tiger misinterpretations and diabolical falsehood to tarnish the image of Sri Lanka which is, after the defeat of the LTTE, endeavoring to rebuild the nation that was devastated by LTTE terrorism. Ambassador Wickremasuriya presents the official version of how Sri Lanka endeavors to lift her head, and Prof. Hangawatte takes an academic look of the attempt to revive the LTTE internationally. The panal discussion has been presented here in FIVE Segments each ten minutes duration. The discussion was held in September 2009 and was moderated by Asian Tribune US National Correspondent Daya Gamage who has previously served the US State Department as a Political Specialist.

L.T.T.E Defeat & Sri Lanka Revival | Part III

Description: 
The Asian Tribune United States Bureau panal discussion with H.E. Jaliya Wickremasuriya, Sri Lanka Ambassador to the United States and Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte of the School of Criminal Justice of the University of Nevada Las Vegas gives a comprehensive analyses of overseas Tamil Tiger misinterpretations and diabolical falsehood to tarnish the image of Sri Lanka which is, after the defeat of the LTTE, endeavoring to rebuild the nation that was devastated by LTTE terrorism. Ambassador Wickremasuriya presents the official version of how Sri Lanka endeavors to lift her head, and Prof. Hangawatte takes an academic look of the attempt to revive the LTTE internationally. The panal discussion has been presented here in FIVE Segments each ten minutes duration. The discussion was held in September 2009 and was moderated by Asian Tribune US National Correspondent Daya Gamage who has previously served the US State Department as a Political Specialist.

L.T.T.E Defeat & Sri Lanka Revival | Part IV

Description: 
The Asian Tribune United States Bureau panal discussion with H.E. Jaliya Wickremasuriya, Sri Lanka Ambassador to the United States and Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte of the School of Criminal Justice of the University of Nevada Las Vegas gives a comprehensive analyses of overseas Tamil Tiger misinterpretations and diabolical falsehood to tarnish the image of Sri Lanka which is, after the defeat of the LTTE, endeavoring to rebuild the nation that was devastated by LTTE terrorism. Ambassador Wickremasuriya presents the official version of how Sri Lanka endeavors to lift her head, and Prof. Hangawatte takes an academic look of the attempt to revive the LTTE internationally. The panal discussion has been presented here in FIVE Segments each ten minutes duration. The discussion was held in September 2009 and was moderated by Asian Tribune US National Correspondent Daya Gamage who has previously served the US State Department as a Political Specialist.

Kuwait: A large gathering of Sri Lankans attend Ramadan & Ifthar celebrations

Recently, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kuwait together with Sri Lanka Manpower Association hosted Ramadan & Iftar celebrations at the Embassy premises.

Combating pro-LTTE separatist professionals’: Distortions about Sri Lanka in the West

Are there moves to globally revive the separatist LTTE and has the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora living in Western and European Union nations a fertile ground to revive the Eelam agenda overseas?

Sri Lanka: Justice and Law Reforms Minister meets his Dutch Counterpart

Milinda Moragoda Minister of Justice and Law Reforms of Sri Lanka met with Minister of Justice of The Netherlands, E.M.H. Hirsch Ballin at the Ministry of Justice in The Hague.

Krishna-Qureshi Meeting

Their body language was quite reassuring. They smiled and shook hands. In fact while shaking S.M.Krishna’s hand Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the media "I am shaking the hand and I am shaking it very firmly." Equally optimistic were their statements.

UN Agency deeply concerned about safety of displaced Sri Lankans

The United Nations refugee agency said it is deeply concerned about the safety of the more than 250,000 displaced people in northern Sri Lanka after reports of security incidents inside the camps where they are taking shelter.

23 killed, scores others injured in Church collapse

At least 23 persons were killed and 65 others injured when a makeshift dormitory adjoining a church in eastern town of Dharan collapsed on Tuesday night.

Messy situation in Balochistan

Balochistan has remained under developed because of lack of interest of federal and provincial leaders. Power has remained in the hands of Baloch Sardars who have pursued anti-people policies and have worst record of human rights violations.. Leading a regal life they have kept their people illiterate and in abject poverty.

Do we need pesticides?

Cutting 50% of pesticide use today would cause no decrease in crop production and pesticide ban during the last two decades had caused no decrease in crop production, says Sumith Jayakody of the office of the Registrar of Pesticides.

Air India pilots call off strike

With senior Air India pilots withdrawing their agitation today, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel has asked the airlines Chairman and Managing Director to set up soon a Committee, that would include representatives of the Ministry and pilots, to work on a turnaround plan and discuss issues relating to their pay and incentives.

Maldives News in Brief:Nasheed defends renewing ties with Israel; Opposes “extreme measures”

Vehemently backing the country’s decision to renew ties with Israel, President Mohamed Nasheed said “severing relations with an individual was one the most extreme acts” and doing so with a state is an “even more extreme measure.”

Six Fast Track Court judges sack upheld

Six Additional District Judges of Fast Track Courts (FTC), who challenged the termination of their services in the Madras High Court, went unsuccessful with their writ petition dismissed on Wednesday.


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