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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2956

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‘Sri Lanka: Facets of Post-Conflict Development’ Photographic Exhibition inaugurated at the European Parliament

Chairman of the Northern Task Force for Resettlement, Development and Security in the Northern Province and Senior Adviser to the President Basil Rajapaksa, MP, together with the Vice-President of the European Parliament Dr. Libor Rou?ek, inaugurated a photographic exhibition titled ‘Sri Lanka: Facets of Post-conflict Development’ at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday (30 September).

What Drives America: Greed, Hate, Delusion and long term planning for rape

The Buddha referred to Greed, Hate and Delusion as Ignorance (Avijja). Out of greed to rob the wealth of unarmed peaceful nations America has committed the worst crimes against humanity in Asia, Africa and in South America.

Sri Lanka to Resettle IDPs, Only After Assuring Their Security- Minister Lakshman Yapa

Sri Lankan Government won’t be a trap of the international and local organizations or personnel which pressurize the government to accelerate the resettlement process of the IDPs in the Northern Province.

Indian announces to provide over Rs 20 million for Silk Research Centre in Nepal

Indian government on Friday announced to provide over Rs 20 million for the construction of Silk Research Center in Kathmandu. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood laid foundation stone for the construction of new buildings of Silk Research Center and a women’s hostel amidst a function.

Hillary Clinton Lives in the Biggest Glass House of them All

I was shocked when I learned of Hillary Clinton’s statement about rape being used as a weapon during the Sri Lankan war against the LTTE terrorists. For many reasons I simply cannot believe this is true.

India celebrates 140th jayanthi of Father of the Nation

The 140th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated today by the nation with leaders across the country paying rich tributes to the Father of the Nation.

An elderly person is an asset to a family and society

It is imperative to make attitudinal changes among family members, if we are to look after an elderly person. We should not consider an old person as a burden, but an asset to a family, thus he/she will not be a problem to that family at all, said Dr. Neil Fernando, Consultant Psychiatrist, addressing media a briefing organized by the Health Education bureau, Colombo on Optimizing policies and intergenerational arrangements to promote health of elders and others in the family.

Dinner with Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai

Helping Hands is a U.S. (Texas) based organization that builds homes for homeless and needy children worldwide is organizing an. exclusive sit-down dinner with Sachin Tendulkar, followed by dance and silent auction of cricket memorabilia at the ITC Grand Central, Mumbai on Wednesday October 14.

Three-day international coffee festival in Bangalore from Oct. 7

A three-day India International Coffee Festival 2009 will be held in Bangalore from October 7 to 9. Over 500 delegates from more than 15 coffee growing nations in the world will participate in the festival (IICF – 2009), convenor and coordinator of the IICF Anil Kumar Bhandari said.

Hillary Clinton Bashing Sri Lanka

The Island of 2nd October had a news item about Hillary Clinton making allegations that rape had been used as a weapon in Sri Lanka's successful war against the LTTE. Hillary, while chairing a meeting of the UN Security Council had referred to Balkans, Burma and Sri Lanka and said that perpetrators of rape in war go unpunished.

A strange demand for poll symbol in north Indian state

Here is a strange request for election symbol. It is from an independent candidate from the Karnal Assembly segment in Haryana state. It sounds absurd by all means. And the request has left the officials red-faced.

Sri Lanka Army Exhibition

Sri Lanka Army Exhibition

President Mahinda Rajapaksa participated in the Inaugural Opening of the Sri Lanka Army Exhibition held to comomerate Sri Lanka Army’s 60th anniversary. The Exhibition was held at BMICH on 03rd October. Ven. Elle Gunawansa, Secretary to President Mr. Lalith Weerathunga, Defense Sec. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, CDS Gen. Sarath Fonseka, Army Commander Lt. Gen.

Sri Lanka Army Exhibition

Sri Lanka Army Exhibition

Sri Lanka Army Exhibition

Sri Lanka Army exhibition showing huge weapons haul captured by Sri Lankan Forces from the LTTE Terrorists in the North East Battle Field. (Pix By : Sudath Silva)

Rains, floods claim 130 lives in Andhra, Karnataka

Over 130 people have died in heavy rains Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in the last few days and army boats and air force helicopters have been pressed into service to rescue hundreds of people marooned at several places.