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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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No attempts made to verify atrocity claims credible says State Department on Sri Lanka War Report

“The report doesn’t attempt to verify all the claims, but we believe that the claims, which are based mostly on reporting by the Embassy, by international organizations on the ground out there, and by media and NGOs – we believe that they are credible."

India Sri Lanka economic relations decline unaccounted for

Looking at the India - Sri Lanka relations, trade had expanded earlier in about six to seven times, but during the last few months there was a decline of around 40 percent in these relations, which is unaccounted for and the cause for the decline yet to be found, said Santosh Jha, Counselor (Economic and Commercial) High Commission of India in Sri Lanka.

Where is Raj Rajaratnam’s donation to Tamil Tiger proxy TRO If no social projects done in Tiger-held territory?

Did Raj Rajaratnam know that the millions of funds he donated to the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO-US) during the post-Tsunami construction period in the maritime provinces in Sri Lanka were never used by the TRO to build schools, houses and roads in the Tamil Tiger held territories in the north and east of Sri Lanka?

PMK, Left parties to take part in the World Tamil Classical conference

Patali Makkan Katchi (PMK) has announced on Thursday it would participate in the World Tamil Classical Conference to be organised by the Tamil Nadu government in Coimbatore from June 24 to 27, 2010.

Mischievous Efforts to Create Rifts Between President and Armed Forces Should be Defeated- JNP Leader Weerawansa

Politically motivated people with vested interest are involved in a mischievous effort to create frictions between the war heroes and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces - President Mahinda Rajapaksa and this heinous act must be condemned, exposed and defeated, says National Freedom Front (JNP) Leader Wimal Weerawansa.

Sri Lankan President wished well those 41,000 IDPs who were resettled

As the resettlement process of nearly 40,000 IDPs began yesterday, President Mahinda Rajapaksa told them not to be misled again by “false prophets or saviours” like the LTTTE.

Global meet on tigers’ conservation to be held in Nepal

Experts from various 14 countries where tigers are found are set to meet in Nepal next week to find ways to control declining number of the endangered species.

India: Another Electoral Pat for Sonia Congress in Three States

Congress has got another electoral pat in less than five months It was not a clean sweep. Nevertheless, Sonia Gandhi’s Congress Party has every reason to feel happy at the outcome in Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh.

UNMIN Chief asks govt not to make fresh recruitment in army

Chief of United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) Karin Landgren on Thursday asked the government not to make any decisions that puts the ongoing peace process in jeopardy.

Indian Maoists pledge support for armed Eelam struggle

Indian Maoists have pledged support for another armed struggle by the Sri Lankan Tamils for an independent Eelam.

‘It’s Kerala ruling entire country’: Ramadoss

If Centre’s decision is in favour of Kerala on the Mullai Periyar dam issue, it is because of Malayali domination in the higher echelons of power, PMK chief Ramadoss has said and added “It is Kerala ruling the entire country.”

UNP and JVP Seek Constitution Amendments to Abolish Executive Presidency

Sri Lanka’s main opposition – United National Party (UNP) and the People’s Liberation Front (JVP) pledged in Parliament yesterday (October 22) to provide the 2/3rd majority which is needed to abolish the executive presidency. They also asked the government to go for the move without holding a presidential election.

15th ASEAN Summit officially opens: ASEAN Leaders To Tackle Economic Crisis

The annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit and related meetings with key regional partners kicked off on Friday at this elite beach resort in Thailand amid tight security, with a plan to launch an intergovernmental human rights commission and consider how to achieve economic integration by 2015.