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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2642

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Chandrika Kumaratunga in Spain

Former Sri Lanka’s President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is in Europe to attend two international conferences.

UNP strategy to sponsor Gen. Fonseka …"but wants to sell all the arms and armaments" !

The current talk in town is that the UNP and its aligned 'lame duck' political parties strategy is to sponsor General Sarath Fonseka as the Presidential candidate. But ironically wants to sell all the arms and armaments which the General treasures!

BJP MP Thirunavukkarasar joins Congress

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which is being rocked in many States of late, adds Tamil Nadu too in that list. Although its presence is not that large here, the party was in for a shock, when its National Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP S. Thirunavukkarasar crossed over to the Congress on Monday.

Sri Lanka Australia Sign an MOU on People Smuggling

An MoU was signed between Sri Lanka and Australia to work together to combat people smuggling, the financing of terrorism and related organized criminal activities.

Nepal-China agree to operate Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu flights

Nepal and China have agreed to operate Kathmandu-Lhasa-Kathmandu flights by designated Airlines.

Near pandemonium in Karnataka HC over Justice Dinakaran issue

Karnataka High Court premises witnessed near pandemonium on Monday when a section of agitating advocates disrupted proceedings in a court hall protesting against the continuance of Chief Justice P D Dinakaran, who is facing land grabbing charge. The protestors also locked up two judges.

Sri Lanka issued a commemorative stamp to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations with Cuba

Marcos Rodriguez Costa, Dy. Foreign Minister of Cuba reaffirmed the historically close friendly ties with Sri Lanka and observed a new momentum in the bilateral relations when he called on Rohitha Bogollagama, Minister of Foreign Affairs today (9 November).

Sri Lanka: Meeting the Western challenge

Although the war in Sri Lanka is now over, the battle for Sri Lanka’s future has only just begun.
Notorious pro-LTTE lawyer Bruce Fein once told a conference by Max Foundation in Tamil Nadu in January this year that “We have the ears of Washington and National Press Club. The next Tamil Eelam war will be fought from the capitals of the western world under the leadership of Washington…….”

Colombo’s biggest food festival is back

Though we have been celebrating the World Spice Food Festival since 2005, this year’s celebration is very special to all of us, as this time we are doing it in a liberated country.

Dr.(Ms) Sudarshini Fernandopulle, the new SLFP Organiser for Katana

Dr.(Ms) Sudarshini Fernandopulle, widow of late UPFA Minister and SLFP stalwart,Jeyaraj Fernandopulle was yesterday appointed as the SLFP Chief Organiser for the Katana electorate.

Minister Milinda Moragoda seeks Australia’s assistance to rehabilitate former LTTE cadres

Minister Milinda Moragoda met with Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs briefed and briefed on the challenges Sri Lanka faces in the post-conflict environment and discussed possible support from Australia for the Ministry’s programme with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to rehabilitate former LTTE cadres.

The Bankrupt Maharaja

India’s best-known ‘Maharaja’ is bankrupt by all accounts. But neither the government nor the ‘Maharaja’ himself is willing to file for solvency. The flying public, the ‘subjects’ of the ‘Maharaja’, the national carrier Air India, will, therefore, continue to suffer because of the wayward ways of the ‘Maharaja’, who seeks a multi-billion bailout package from the government.

43 die in landslips in Ooty

Forty-three people have died in landslides caused by torrential rains in the last two days in the hill district of Nilgiris in western Tamil Nadu.