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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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U.S. halted military aid to Sri Lanka when battling LTTE terrorism: Does SL need it now?

The United States Senate and House Conference report of the 2010 Appropriations Bill, now ratified by both chambers, in the section which deals with U.S. financial assistance to Sri Lanka restricts any military assistance to Colombo.

Sivajilingham to solicit Tamil diaspora support for his election campaign

The Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian who filed his nomination to contest as an Independent candidate in the forthcoming Presidential Election in Sri Lanka is planning to leave for London to drum up the Tamil Diaspora’s support for his election campaign.

Kuwait hosts Sri Lankan Media Delegation for the GCC Summit

A 8-member Journalists delegation from Sri Lanka representing both print and electronic media visited Kuwait on the invitation of the Kuwaiti Government for the 30th GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Summit from 12th to 17th December 2009.

Inaugural Election Rally: President assures secure future for all

President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing his inaugural presidential election rally that kicked off yesterday evening from the sacred city of Anuradhapura, told a mammoth gathering that he would secure a future for the present generation and the unborn, in the way he ended the war to restore peace to take this nation forward towards prosperity.

European Union is bent on influencing the electoral process in Sri Lanka – Alleges Foreign Minister

EU’s decision to temporarily suspend GSP+ facility to Sri Lanka amounts to EU is seeking to influence the electoral process in Sri Lanka.

Accountability court issues arrest warrants, summons Pak interior minister

An accountability (NAB) court has issued arrest warrants against Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik. These warrants are likely in connection with two previous references against Malik.

Shutdown hits life in four Andhra districts

Normal life in three coastal Andhra districts and in Rayalaseema was thrown out of gear on Friday as supporters of united Andhra Pradesh observed a total shutdown to protest against the formation of a separate Telangana, as decided by the Government of India.

Asian Ministers To Set Up Inland Transport Hubs For Landlocked States

Transport ministers from across Asia agreed today to work on a treaty to develop so-called dry ports – inland transport and logistics hubs – as part of a United Nations-backed network of more than 250,000 kilometers of railways and roads to spur intra-regional trade and growth, especially for landlocked countries.

Sri Lanka Contradicts The Times (UK) Report

Sri Lanka Government has one more time contradicted the Times newspaper (in the UK) article dated 15 December 2009 and titled “Sri Lankan war crimes video is authentic, Times investigation finds.”

US stalls military aid to Nepal Army over human rights violations

In what seems to be fallout of the government’s failure to prosecute guilty army official behind the arrest and subsequent murder of a teenage girl Maina Sunar some six years ago during the height of decade-long Maoist insurgency, United States (US) has stalled all its assistance to Nepali Armed Forces (NAF) till they fulfill their human rights obligations.