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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2642

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CBI indicts 31 lawyers for Madras High Court violence

The Central Bureau of Investigation has charged 31 lawyers and one law student with conspiracy to unleash violence in the Madras High Court campus on Feb 19, 2009, leading to lath charge by the police inside the court complex and a running battle between the two.

Gotabhaya Rajapakse in good health condition

Gotabhaya Rajapakse, Secretary of Defence is in good health condition and he is attending office daily.

The Canadian Tamils for Peace and Democracy to Support President Mahinda Rajapakse

The Canadian Tamils for Peace and Democracy has declared its unanimous support for the re-election of President Mahinda Rajapakse.

Millennium’s longest solar eclipse; a rare celestial treat

Millions watched the rare celestial treat, the century's longest annular solar eclipse on Friday, the photosphere of the sun covered by the moon, presenting a ring of fire in the sky for more than 10 minutes in some parts of Southern India.

TNA Parliamentarian released: Vows to serve his people in Vanni

Sathasivam Kanagaratnam - the Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian has been released on 13th night, after being held in detention at the 4th Floor of the CID Headquarters of Sri Lanka police, since 21st May 2009.

Changing the Present Electoral System a Must- Media Minister

As soon as the victory of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa in this Presidential Election, the Parliament will be dissolved and will go for a general election, said by Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene at a press briefing held at the Media Ministry premises yesterday .

TTP Chief warns Pakistan of dire consequences over drone attacks, denies his death

Amid rumors of the death of banned Tehreek-i-Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in the suspected US drone strike in Shaktoi area of South Wasiristan Agency on Thursday, the local Taliban has send an audio tape believed to be of Hakimuallh Mehsud claiming he is alive.

Lalin’s Coloumn: 'Nallavan' Sambandan provides truth and reconciliation certificate

Sambandan is a very ‘nalla’ (good) man. He has provided SL a truth and reconciliation certificate from the TNA that amounts to a clearance of all its charges against the SL government and its peoples by his latest strategic decision.

Jehan Perera about, "The importance of Ranil Wickremasinghe" ! A comment

Jehan Perera, National Peace Council, who argued for peace talks, pauses and supported the West to stop the war against the terrorists in an article titled, "The importance of Ranil Wickremasinghe" to an English Daily of 12th Jan. 2010 says, "...Tamil National Alliance decision to support the candidacy of Sarath Fonseka reflects the trust and confidence that members of the ethnic communities (Tamils) have in the UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe ... Members of the Tamil community in Sri Lanka and abroad had expressed the view at different forums that they have greater confidence in Ranil than in any other Sinhalese leader..."

Capital’s Tamilians celebrate Pongal with gusto

The Tamilians in the Capital New Delhi did not lag behind their community in the south and rest of the country in celebrating the Pongal festival with gusto.

ASEAN should not trust in Tormenters of Burma

ASEAN is seemingly committed to accelerating economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the South-East Asia region, to strengthen the institution for a thriving and composed community of Southeast Asian nations. So far one of its members is a military-ruled nation that pays no attention to the norms of the grouping. How can the association ignore the recalcitrance of its desperado member, Burma or Myanmar?

Free land for every child from Fonseka’s magic wand: Fonseka needs 40,000 acres in Colombo for free distribution

Sri Lankan voters got offers of money and food and now it has been extended to free land. Presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka, after promising salary hikes, larger pensions, doles and various other impossible pledges, now comes out with the ‘mother of all promises’ i.e. 10-15 perches of land extent to each and every new born.

Nepal and India ink four MoUs, India provides Rs 100 m for rural electrification

India has extended a grant assistance of Rs 100 million to support rural electrification in various five Village Development Committees (VDCs) in Nepal.

Opposition’s Effort to “Buy MP” Plan Fails

National Freedom Front MP Mohammad Muzamil revealed at a press briefing on 15 January that the Opposition tried to bribe him with Rs.30 million offer to support Genera Sarath Fonseka at the presidential election.

U.S. Ambassador joins with the Ministry of Environment to conserve forests in the North

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Patricia A. Butenis officially presented mapping equipment and specialized software to assist the Forest Department with its conservation efforts in the North. The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Patalee Champika Ranawaka, accepted on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka.

Menon, Saran in race for next NSA as Narayanan is set to exit

Seasoned diplomats Shiv Shankar Menon and Shyam Saran are stated to be among the top contenders for the post of the National security Advisor (NSA). There are strong indications that the incumbent M. K. Narayanan, is on his way out. He is tipped to take over as Governor of West Bengal.