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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2770

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Dinosaur eggs found in Tamil Nadu

Indian geologists have found a cluster of dinosaur eggs, said to be about 65 million years old, in a village in Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu, media reports said.

Sri Lanka urges not to use the displaced persons in Sri Lanka as a political tool

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU, Ravinatha Aryasinha has urged that the displaced persons in Sri Lanka be not used as a political tool, but instead that those being critical, step up and help the Government to overcome the difficulties faced in looking after them and re-settling them. He said “these are our people, successive governments fed them, provided medicines, ensured education through the 30 years when the LTTE dominated their lives. We will ensure that they get back to their homes in safety, not because anybody tells us to do so, but because we want them to do so”.

Sri Lanka: 13 Children wounded due to a bomb explosion in a van

A bomb exploded in a Van in the northwest Sri Lanka on Friday and wounded 13 schoolchildren about to travel in the vehicle, the military said.

Nasheed calls President Mahmood Abbas; Reiterates support for “free state of Palestine”

* In another telephone conversation with Israel PM moments later, Nasheed appeals on behalf of Palestine cause

India’s ‘justified’ concerns over ‘separate’ China visas to Kashmiris

A new irritant has cropped up in the Sino-Indian ties. And Delhi has conveyed what the external affairs ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash termed as well justified concerns to the Chinese government ‘over separate visas to Indian passport holders from Jammu and Kashmir’ amidst reports that China is using innocuously named Nepal China study centres for spying on India.

Sri Lanka records the highest male death rate from liver diseases

Sri Lanka records the highest male death rate from liver diseases for all ages and 35-64 yrs in selected countries in Asia. It also records the highest male - female mortality ratio in the world; female mortality is higher than some Western countries, revealed Dr. Prasantha de Silva, Consultant Community Physician, Mental Health Directorate, Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition.

India to send MPs team to Lanka

India will soon send a delegation of MPs with the consent of the Sri Lankan Government to study the situation in make-shift camps in Vavunia where 2.8 lakh Tamils displaced by the war are put up.

Madras HC orders notice to Chidambaram challenging his election

The Madras High Court ordered issue of notice to Home Minister P. Chidambaram and others on an election petition by a former State Minister challenging his election recently from the Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency of Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice and Minister of Justice meet Chairman of Netherlands Council for the Judiciary

Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice Asoka de Silva and Minister of Justice and Law Reforms, Milinda Moragoda, met with Chairman of the Netherlands Council for the Judiciary, Erik van den Emster in The Hague.

Lament’s Of The Himalayas

I was born millions of years ago and since birth I have given rise to many a civilisations in the length and breath of Asia. I am the mother of whole Asia.

Tibetans arrested in Nepal as China celebrated 60th anniversary

Over 70 Tibetan demonstrators were arrested in Kathmandu as the China was marking the 60th year of the rule of Communist Party of China on Thursday.

SLBC Broadcast now available internationally

For the first time in the history of Sri Lanka’s broadcasting, the Tamil, Sinhalese and English language services of the SLBC are now available internationally via satellite.

House passes Kerry Lugar Bill to help Pakistan

The House passed legislation by Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) to triple US assistance to Pakistan. The legislation was based on a compromise between bills passed earlier by the Senate and House.

Sri Lanka: "Let Our People Free" - Tamil and Muslim Leaders demand

A joint statement released by the leaders of Tamil and Muslim political parties have demanded those people in the Transit welfare centres should be released immediately to return to their homes and permitted to resume without hindrance their traditional livelihood activities or to take up residence with friends and relatives, or to exercise their lawful right to abode elsewhere at their discre

Indonesia wrecked by two deadly quakes: Thousands feared dead

Initially a quake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the island of Sumatra on Wednesday. Hundreds of people have been killed, although that number is expected to increase, with thousands trapped under rubble and still more left homeless.

Dialogue Of The Unwilling

It is a relief that after their 100-minute ‘dialogue’ on the sidelines of the UN general assembly meeting in New York, the Indian external affairs minister and his Pakistani counterpart adjourned without committing a date for their next meeting.

Tamil youth hold noisy demo outside New Delhi Mission, scale the wall, indulge in vandalism

On the Day of Mahatam Gandhi’s birth day, protests and vandalism took place here at the High Commission of Sri Lanka, the Indian Ocean Island that swears by Buddhism.