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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Indian army chief to be awarded honorary general of Nepal Army

The government has decided to confer Indian army Chief Deepak Kapoor with the title of honorary general of Nepal Army. A cabinet meeting held on Wednesday evening took a decision to this effect.

Gen Fonseka’s son-in-law admits his company was awarded arms contracts

Retired General Sarath Fonseka’s son in law has admitted that the Army Tender Board headed by Gen Fonseka has awarded tenders to HiCorp International & British Borneo Defense, of which he is the chairman. Acknowledging his ownership of the company registered in Oklahoma, USA, Danuna Tilakaratne claimed that Gen Fonseka’s decision to remain as the Chairman of the Army Tender Board had “not affected due to my relationship with him or his ownership in the company.”

Sampanthan entered into a North East merger agreement with Sarath Fonseka with the blessings of the Indian High Commissioner

While the Indian High Commission in Colombo did not come forward either to comment or contradict the Asian Tribune news report appeared on 5th January that “ TNA to decide according to the indication of the Indian High Commission in Colombo”, but the New Indian Express published from India has suddenly come up with a contradiction.

Speedy measures to redress grievances concerning Tamil Language issues – Minister Milinda Moragoda

Minister of Justice and Law Reform Milinda Moragoda has appointed a senior officer to redress grievances concerning Tamil Language issues in various agencies coming under the purview of his ministry.

Media Minister reveals hidden pact of TNA and the Opposition Leader

Tamil National Alliance’s decision to support the common opposition candidate General Sarath Fonseka was not a sudden development, and it has been there as an hidden pact, said Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana. Only now it is surfacing, he said.

Brouhaha on Jinnahpur conspiracy

Law and order situation in urban and rural Sindh that was deteriorating for some years because of rural-urban ethnic divide worsened in 1992 and writ of Sindh government got seriously compromised. Terrorists, extortionists and thugs mostly affiliated with MQM had made the security situation in Karachi explosive. Dacoits in interior Sindh patronized by waderas, patharidars (front men of Sindhi feudal lords) and some sitting ministers had paralysed road movement.

Play it safe in Oz, India tells its students

Following a series of attacks on Indian students in Australia over the past year, climaxing with the murder of a 21-year-old a few days ago, the Indian Foreign Ministry has come out with a travel advisory on the precautions to be taken by those studying there or intending to go there for higher studies.

TN Assembly commences first session of New Year; Governor dwells much on Tamil refugees, IDPs

addressing at the State Assembly in Chennai today." class="caption" vspace="5" />The first session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly for the year 2010 commenced today with the customary address of Governor Surjit Singh Barnala. The opening day of the session witnessed a mix of things--a slew of announcements from Governor Surjit Singh Barnala and walkout by the main opposition the AIADMK and its ally the MDMK.

U.S. Government links farmers to new markets and a brighter future

The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) has developed new markets for farmers in Kebithigollawa, Anuradhapura District to sell their produce, raising incomes for farmers and creating new long-term partnerships with Sri Lankan food companies.

Fonseka – TNA agreement on North, East re-merger?

Is there an agreement between TNA and opposition candidate Sarath Fonseka on merger of north and east and what will be the JVP reaction on this issue are the questions asked by political circles today. With the decision of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to enter in to a ‘conditional’ agreement with opposition candidate at the Presidential election, Sarath Fonseka, political circles are agog with the question whether Fonseka has accepted the TNA condition that the north and east should be merged once again.

Tamil Community Knows It Is the President Who Made a Free Country for Them – Minister Anura Yapa

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) had cracked into several factions and its "Sampanthan Faction" is in a effort to take revenge on the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) leader and President Mahinda Rajapaksa, revealed Cabinet spokesman and Media and Information Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa , at the weekly press briefing held at the Government Information Department.