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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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President Pays Last Respect To The Political Victim In Anamaduwa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa paid his last respects yesterday to the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) supporter; Anura Saman Kumara at his house at Thonigala in Anamaduwa on 18 January, who was killed by an armed group in Madurankuliya.

TNA MP Sivasakthi Anandan illegally occupying govt. house in Vavuniya for last 8 years

Sivasakthi Ananandan, the TNA Member of Parliament, is illegally occupying a government quarters in Vavuniya for the last eight years.

Sri Lanka: Politics as war by other means

It was the Prussian soldier and military historian Carl Von Clausewitz who said that “War is a mere continuation of politics by other means.”

Nepal to honour Indian Army Chief

Indian Army chief General Deepak Kapoor is leaving on a three-day official visit to Nepal on Jan 19. The visit is at the invitation of Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Chhatra Man Singh Gurung, Nepal Army's (NA) Directorate of Public Relation (DPR) has announced. President Ram Baran Yadav will award Kapoor the honorary rank of General of Nepal Army at a special function at the President's office, Shital Niwas, January 21.

Jyoti Basu’s pledge to serve humanity continues to be fulfilled even after his death

As per his wish declared several years ago the frail body of Marxist leader Jyoti Basu will be handed over to the State-run S.S.K.M. Hospital in Kolkatta on Tuesday. And the hospital is getting ready to receive.

India expresses displeasure over Maoists’ anti-India campaign

India has taken strong exception to the ongoing protest activities of the UCPN (Maoists) against what they call India’s interference in Nepal’s internal affairs and encroachment of Nepali territory.

ESCAP chief, Bangladesh Prime Minister lead call for recommitment to help least developed countries

The top United Nations official in Asia and the Pacific and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh led a call for greater commitment in assisting the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) in reaching various development goals set a decade ago.

Karunanidhi prepares DMK for change of guard

When Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi announced some time last year that he would quit active politics by May this year in view of his advancing age and failing health and hand over reins of power to his second son and Deputy Chief Minister M K Stalin, sceptics wondered whether the party would let him go that easily.

Sweden contributes additional humanitarian support to Haiti

Sweden's support for the emergency situation in Haiti now amounts to SEK 180 million.

Pakistan tells Hurriyat not to hold talks with New Delhi

Apparently worried at any progress in New Delhi’s Kashmir dialogue process, Pakistan has instructed the separatist All Party Hurriyat Conference not to hold dialogue with Indian officials on the Kashmir dispute, till India resumes bilateral talks with Pakistan.

Mind That Diabetic Foot

The concept of reconstructive and corrective surgery for the diabetic foot has evolved very recently, as a means to correct foot deformities.

Ten industries already at Flinth Industrial Park in Kadawatha

Flinth Industrial Park – a high quality industrial park at Ranmuthugala Estate, Kadawatha opened to industries recently. The Park provides buildings, administrative services and qualified employees to demanding multinational manufacturing companies.

Malaysia to push for FTA during PM Razak visit

Malaysia hopes to give a political push to their negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement with India and to collaborate in areas of IT, biotech and pharmaceuticals during Premier Mohd Najib Tun Razak's visit to New Delhi beginning January 19. Razak, accompanied by a 200 strong delegation, intends to broaden and deepen the existing close bilateral cooperation, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry has said in a statement.