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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2866

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Culture and humiliation in Sri Lanka

In the chronicle “Sri Lanka and Norway – six months later” (Dagbladet 16.11.09), professor Øyvind Fuglerud claims that Norwegian government wants to ‘sweeten’ the Sri Lankan government by assisting with the oppression of the minorities.

Delhi infuriated at Obama-Jintao Speak on India-Pak ties

The Obama –Hu Jintao speak on India-Pakistan ties has not gone down well with Delhi.

SAARC Science and Technology Ministers to Meet in Colombo

Sri Lanka to host the second meeting of Science and Technology Ministers of SAARC countries in Colombo on November 23 to 24th, Science and Technology Minister Prof. Tissa Vitharana revealed.

Maga Neguma to build the Road to Adams Peak

Highways and Road Development Ministry plans to construct the road to Adams Peak (Sri Pada worshiping place) with concrete steps concurrently with the celebrations of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 64th birth anniversary and fourth year in office.

Indian Parliament begins its winter session on Thursday

India’s bi-cameral Parliament begins its winter session from Thursday and the month long session will see the opposition firing on all cylinders at the treasury benches on issues that range from national security to multi-billion dollar scandals in award of licenses to new telecom operators and Maoist violence to problems of cane growers.

Sri Lanka again under “more positive circumstances” - Sir John Holmes expressed satisfaction

UN Under-Secretary -General for Humanitarian Affairs, Sir John Holmes, during his meeting with Foreign Minister Bogollagama, states that his current visit to Sri Lanka is under “more positive circumstances” .

Language chauvinism rears head again

No sane person would approve the ‘arrogance’ of Balasaheb Thackeray who has the cheek to fault with Cricket icon Tendulkar’s assertion that Mumbai belongs to all Indians.

Sri Lanka at a crossroad: Voters hold the key

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that they can fool all of the people all of the time. This more or less sums up the state of affairs in Sri Lanka and begs to question the contributing factors that have waned Sri Lanka’s growth over the years.

Tamil Nadu CM’s health insurance coverage for transgenders

Kalaignar’s Health Insurance Scheme covers the transgenders too. As many as 350 transgenders were photographed on Monday for getting smart cards to avail of the life saving treatments under the Chief Minister’s now popular scheme. Fingerprints of these transgenders were also recorded.

History Teaches Us Many Lessons

When I wrote the article ‘United we stand divided we fall’ I could see trouble brewing ahead with an effort by vested interests to divide the nationalistic forces. It is now fast reaching the boiling point with the resignation of General Sarath Fonseka from the post of Chief of Defence Staff.

Tougher Indian law to fight video piracy on the anvil

The Government of India has decided to come down on film and video piracy with a firm hand through a model law so that “the toil and sweat of creative people is not taken advantage of by unscrupulous elements”, Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said here on Wednesday.

The Battle of the Ulterior Motives

The Washington Post” of the 7th instant decries, “Results of US-Burma Meeting is Unclear.” How can it be clear when the two sides, the Burmese Junta and the American representatives Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, together with Scot Marciel, Deputy Assistant Secretary witted against each other with mammoth ulterior motives?

Both SLFP and UPFA Strong Enough to Face any Election – Minister Anura Yapa

Mass Media and Information Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said that the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is ready for any election whichever that comes first.