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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Kanimozhi echoes DMK’s resident status demand for Lankan Tamils in Rajya Sabha

DMK MP Kanimozhi echoed her party’s demand for permanent resident status to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in India on Thursday, speaking in the Rajya Sabha.

Light to Life comes alive at Crescat Boulevard

JWT is a global communications company and it is important to know that this is not JWT's Corporate Social Responsibility programme, but in fact, a CSR programme which we call ‘Community Social Responsibility’, which gives people and companies worldwide the opportunity to be stakeholders in an initiative, said Thayalan Bartlet, CEO of JWT, Colombo commenting on JWT’s involvement and commitment to its Corporate Social Project at the second launching of Light to Life which took place in Colombo recently.

Former LTTE Child Soldiers’ formal education continues at the Colombo Hindu College

Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa interacted yesterday with the former LTTE child soldiers who were brought to Colombo for their studies on an invitation by Milinda Moragoda, Justice and Law Reforms Minister.

Nepal PM, ministers fly to Mt Everest for cabinet meeting

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and 23 cabinet ministers reached Lukla in Solukhumbu district in helicopters on Thursday for the Everest cabinet meeting scheduled at Kala Patthar, near base camp of the World’s highest peak, for Friday.

A Pun: Unfolding a new political scenario revolving around Sarath Fonseka – the Presidential Candidate

Today night, "I strongly believe, that this country belongs to the Sinhalese..". Tomorrow morning... Beyond 13th amendment for minority Tamils. When you turn 180 degrees within night you are truly not in either end.. just blabbering for your advantage.

“UNP has shown day Dreams to General Fonseka” – Minister G.L.Peiris

The abolition of the executive presidential system is not an easy task as the main opposition - United National Party is talking and it is a difficult as well as a complex process, said by Export Development and International Trade Minister G.L Peiris at the weekly cabinet briefing held yesterday at the Government Information Department.

School van plunges into pond, killing ten

A roadside pond plucked the lives of nine children and their teacher on Thursday when their school van plunged into it in Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district.

Building Social Capital on National Unity for Resurgent Sri Lanka

The worst consequence of LTTE terrorist campaign has been the destruction of Sri Lanka’s long-developed social capital. Personal relations between friends, neighbors and families have been affected due to growing mistrust and suspicion among ethnic groups; police and community relations have suffered due to detachment of police from the community; political leaders have become isolated from the public; people have lost access to their representatives and public servants; barriers have prevented free movement and socialization; multi community integration through participation at religious ceremonies have been adversely affected, were the erudite thoughts brought forward to a Sri Lankan audience by Prof. Karunaratne Hangawatte recently.

Palestinian Support for Mahinda

Palestinians are getting ready to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the forthcoming election as they consider him as a great friend for Palestine.

Huck Him on Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka - before the NCP Elections 2008

Mr. Huck Him did his favorite kangaroo act for the nth time. He warned that the government would be taught a ‘lesson’ in the NCP PC elections.

U.S. Prefers Regime Change in Sri Lanka: Part One - Once flirted with LTTE, now with Fonseka

The now defunct Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Tamil Tigers) was designated a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) in the United States way back in 1998. Following protracted and serious investigations the FBI successfully cracked arms procurement racket of wide proportion of the Tiger agents in the U.S. to bring them before justice.