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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2556

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Sri Lanka: Indian High Commission hosted dinner for Tamil leaders

Indian High Commission in Colombo hosted a dinner yesterday for the minority Tamil community leaders.

Diabetes is becoming deadlier in Sri Lanka

Progress and development in human life is also not without evil or negative effect as some of the widespread diseases in the contemporary world are due to the conveniences offered through development and modern technology.

Sri Lanka: Muslims and Tamils jointly work in the Batticaloa district for Mahinda Rajapaksa

The Batticaloa district is all set for the presidential election. M. S. S Ameer Ali - Minister of Disaster Relief Services told that All Ceylon Muslim Congress has set up yesterday a presidential election headquarters for the Batticaloa district in support of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, located at the Oddamavadi Main Street, Kalkudah.

Sri Lanka Presidential Election: 12 Candidates have so far paid deposits

So far 12 candidates have paid their deposits to contest in the forthcoming Presidential Elections.

Gifting away Katchatheevu was a mistake:Jayalalithaa

Gifting away of Katchatheevu to Sri Lanka was a mistake, AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa said on Monday here.

Sri Lankan Celebrity: Dedication removes all barriers, Chandika Nanayakkara’s rise proves

He might have been on the film firmament hardly for six years. But he has already become one of the most successful actors of the island nation today. He is Chandika Nanayakkara, who has won the hearts of film-goers.

Telangana: Implications for Sri Lanka

A clash of personalities seems to be overshadowing crucial issues at a time when Sri Lanka should have been planning her future political strategies following the LTTE’s crushing military defeat.

Sri Lanka to host Permanent Secretariat for BIMSTEC

Sri Lanka has offered to host permanent secretariat for the seven-country Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).

Centre rules out President's rule in AP

Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Monday firmly ruled out the possibility of imposition of President's rule in Andhra Pradesh in view of the agitation in coastal and Rayalaseema regions agains the proposal to divide the State and form a separate Telangana State.

War Weapons plane's crew members denied bail by Thai court

The Criminal Court of Thailand has refused to grant bail to the five foreign men charged with illegal arms possession, after their Russian-built Georgian aircraft carrying 35 tonnes of weapons from North Korea was impounded at Don Mueang airport on Saturday.

UN presses Maoists to discharge minor, disqualified combatants

Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, arrived in Kathmandu on Monday to press the UCPN (Maoist) to release disqualified combatants from cantonments.

Asian Railway Integration Gains Momentum At UN-Backed Meetings

Transport ministers and experts from across Asia and the Pacific opened a week-long series of meetings at United Nations headquarters in Bangkok on Monday, to accelerate regional integration by further linking national railway networks and setting up major hub stations connecting inland economic centres.

Mounting paranoia of our adversaries on self-imagined threats

USA, India, Israel and Britain are suffering from paranoia. The US strongly feels that Al-Qaeda led by Osama, allegedly based in FATA is contemplating another 9/11 like attack on its homeland. India is also thinking on same lines.

Sri Lanka Government denies Retired General’s statement

The government yesterday totally denied the allegations made by former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka that the Defence Secretary ordered to eliminate all the surrendering LTTE cadres during the final stages of the battle.

AP Assembly adjourned sine die

The Andhra Pradesh Assembly was adjourned sine die on Monday as members from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions opposed to the proposal for the creation of a separate Telangana State, disrupted proceedings by chanting "Jai Andhra" while those from Telangana countered it by shouting " Jai Telangana".

Sri Lanka: Government to Appoint a Committee to Counter Former Army Commander’s Statement

Mass Media Minister and spokesman for Media Centre for the National Development Lakashman Yapa Abeywardena said the government will appoint a committee of representatives to clarify and counter the statement made by the former Army Commander Major Genaral Sarath Fonseka to a week end English newspaper.