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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

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Sri Lanka Elected to United Nations Migrant Workers Committee

Sri Lanka's candidate, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam was re-elected to the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW), to serve a four-year term, until the end of year 2013, at the election held in New York on 3rd December 2009.

Oken Jeet Sandham-led Muaythai won 5 medals in World Championship

Oken Jeet Sandham-led Indian Muaythai Team has created history of sort for the first time in 20 years by getting five medals (four bronzes and one silver) in the just concluded World Muaythai Championship 2009 held from November 27to December 5, 2009 at The Mall Ngamwongwan, Bangkok. This is the highest medals Indian Muaythai Team under his leadership received in a single World Muaythai Championship.

Nepal Army chief visiting India, Indian Prez to confer him honorary title of general

Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Chhatra Man Singh Gurung is leaving for India for a week long visit starting December 11.

Katchetheevu is a settled issue, cannot be opened now: S M Krishna

To protect Tamil nadu fishermen from the continuing Lankan Navy attacks, the Central government has decided to enter into an agreement with the Sri Lanka government, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Former President will be on UNP Stage – S.B.Dissanayake

Veteran politician who crossed over to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) yesterday (December 07) predicted that the former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaranthunga will be an active character in the United National Front (UNF) presidential campaign within two weeks time.

Telangana region paralised as KCR’s fast enters ninth day

Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao's fast-unto-death entered ninth day and normal life remains paralised in the Telangana region, including Hyderabad.

From Political Parties To Social Movements

In his address at the AIDS Foundation of Sri Lanka , Minister Milinda Moragoda pointed out that initiative to find a cure for AIDS, to the shame of almost every government in the world, was led by ordinary people, civil society, the private sector and the media.

Maoists shut schools in Nepal

As a part of the ongoing third phase of movement against the government, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) shut down all educational institutions throughout the country on Monday.

Lawyer’s notice for SLR 300 million in 2005

In yesterday’s issue of Asian Tribune it was reported under the caption, “An important personality today crosses over to the ruling UPFA,” that we would publish a lawyer’s notice we had received way back in 2005, from one who took exception to a news item that appeared in the Asian Tribune demanding SLR300 million, during the last presidential election campaign.

Pakistan and not Afghanistan worries USA

Announcement of Af-Pak policy by Barack Obama last March led to shifting of centre of gravity of war on terror from Iraq to Afghanistan and resultant induction of 21000 US troops into Afghanistan from Iraqi theatre.

ILO Warns "Early Exit" From Stimulus Measures Could Prolong Jobs Criss

A news report by the research arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO) reveals that an “early exit” from support measures adopted in response to the global economic crisis could postpone a job recovery for years and render the fledgling economic upturn “fragile and incomplete”.

Mission Ignoble: Ditching Sarath Fonseka

In the Emirate Airline’s flight (EK651) CMB to DXB on 5th December, he was flying in the Business Class to Dubai. Seated almost next to the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe who was also in the flight, a Sri Lankan businessman told Asian Tribune from Dubai - the ‘Revelation’ behind a political scenario that is being launched in the country.