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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2554

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Court says ‘yes’ to Allah for Christians

It will be a glorious new year for some 850,000 Catholics in Malaysia.

US to give $55 million for Pakistani tribal area: Patterson

US Ambassador to Pakistan, Anne W. Patterson announced that the US Government will support $55 million for infrastructure, rehabilitation and construction program in South Waziristan.

Launching new ventures to bring the country the progress it has been denied from the time of independence - Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa emphasized that “with the cost and pain of conflict behind us, my government will now be even more focused on diverting our energies to development; continuing the many massive projects we launched in the midst of the fight against terror, and launching new ventures to bring to our country the progress it has been denied from the time of independence.”

Sri Lankan Presidential election; Should Tamils support a mask or a real person?

It is perplexing as to why the Tamil community of Sri Lanka is not making the best use of the opportunity before them to achieve some of their aspirations. The war is over, the LTTE that held them and the country hostage is no longer there to prevent a just and reasonable solution being found to this national issue, and the two main candidates for the Presidency are both vying primarily for the Sinhala vote, which is the key to winning the election. One is trying hard to make sure his predominantly Sinhala constituency remains intact, and the other is trying to create dents in that and sway them towards him.

Taking Forward The National Labor Migration Policy For Sri Lanka

The Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare has taken steps to carry forward the National Labor Migration Policy by establishing a High Level Advisory Committee consisting of key Ministries, Recruitment Industry, Trade Unions and civil society organizations to oversee the implementation of the National Policy.

Pakistan arrests Taliban chief of Punjab province

Acting on an intelligence tip-off, security agencies have nabbed the Punjab chief of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Khalilullah, along with a trained suicide bomber.

Mall Gunman Kills Five in Finland

A gunman clad in black went on a shooting rampage Thursday, killing his ex-girlfriend then slaying four workers at a suburban shopping mall near Helsinki before apparently turning his gun on himself, police said.

Kashmiri Hindus Exodus Led To Babri Demolition….?

The Liberhan Commission contention that the Sangh Parivar’s pre-planned conspiracy had led to the destruction of the Babri Masjid is absurd. The Commission has provided a better narrative, just like Alif Laila. It has opened a Pandora’s Box, when the wounds had just started healing.

Travel advisory to US and UK citizens on Telangana tension

The fluid situation in Andhra Pradesh has made the US and UK issue travel alerts asking their citizens to defer non-essential travel to Andhra Pradesh in wake of the violent incidents taking place in the state over Telangana statehood issue.

Plantation Sector Tamil Leader - Minister Chandrasekaran Passes Away

Upcountry People’s Front Leader and Community Development and Social Inequity Eradication Minister Minister P. Chandrasekeran passed away this morning, following a brief illness, at a private hospital in Colombo.