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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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“Let Fonseka’s candidacy be known first and then we will decide” says TNA

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is awaiting the official announcement of former Chief of Defence Staff Sarath Fonseka as a presidential candidate, if at all, before deciding its support to him.

Strong Indo-U.S. Relations is Important

The five-day visit of the Indian prime minister to the United States, which began on November 22, is an important step in the bilateral relations of the two largest democracies of the world. Manmohan Singh is the first foreign leader to have made an official state visit to the White House under Barack Obama’s presidency. This has a great significance for both nations.

LTTE cautions Tamils on martyrs day speech

The intelligence wing of the LTTE has cautioned the Tamil people not to give credence to any speech one of its intelligence operatives may give on Martyrs Day on Friday as he is now in the custody of the Sri Lankan army.

Sarath Fonseka on a blaming campaign

General Fonseka called a Sunday Times columnist and told him with tongue-in-cheek , that the Tamil civilians were killed in Vanni on the instruction of the Defence secretary.

On26/11 first anniversary, India resolves not to rest till perpetrators are punishment

On the first anniversary of 26/11 mayhem which traumatised the country’s financial capital Mumbai for 60-hours, people across the country paid a silent homage to the 130 people killed in the dastardly strikes at iconic Taj hotel, Oberai Trident, and Nariman point’s Jewish house besides the local central railway station.

Sri Lanka elected to the FAO Council in Italy

Sri Lanka has been elected by acclamation as a member of the FAO Council at the election of the members of the Council, during the 36th Session of the FAO Conference, held at the FAO headquarters in Rome from 18th to 23rd November 2009.

China pledges food assistance, power plant construction

China has agreed to provide financial assistance for the construction of a hydro project and provide food assistance to Nepal.

Fonseka Turns To India For Endorsement

Former Army chief General (retd.) Sarath Fonseka, who is all set to enter the presidential race, said on Wednesday that he was looking forward to support from India for his nation's future.

Contrasting responses to catastrophes

Tens of 9/11 in USA, 12/12 in New Delhi and 26/11 in Mumbai, and 7/7 in London have taken place in Pakistan during the last five years. Devastating terrorist and suicide attacks killing scores of people and destroying property worth billions have occurred in major cities. Balochistan, FATA, NWFP, Malakand Division including Swat are engulfed in flames of terrorism while Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar have faced the maximum brunt.

Financing Agencies Should Lend to Developing Countries on Concessional Terms: Bogollagama

The global liquidity conditions are yet to recover to pre-crisis levels, with many Commonwealth countries finding it difficult to raise the required external funding through multilateral and other donor agencies and accordingly, Financing Agencies should be promoted to lend to developing countries under concessional terms and conditions where possible, observed Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama yesterday in his intervention on the discussions on the World Economic Situation, at the pre-Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

Gem Exhibition - Jewels 2009

The Gemologists Association of Sri Lanka (GASL), the only professional organization in the gem trade will hold their annual Gem Exhibition Jewels 2009 On the 12th and 13th of December at the BMICH Committee Lounge. This will be an exhibition of Gems, Minerals, Jewelers and Gemological equipment. The main aim of this exhibition is to enhance the knowledge of the general public on the various aspects of Gems and Gemology.

Parallel addresses mark Heroes Day

The first ever Heroes Day after the death of LTTE leader V Prabhakaran and his movement in the final battle with the Sri Lankan forces was marked by parallel addresses, one by the group claiming to be official LTTE or what is left of it and another by Ram, one of its former intelligence operatives now said to be in Sri Lankan army custody.