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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2395

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China refutes India’s hacking charges

National Security Advisor M K Narayanan's reported comments that Chinese hackers may be involved in a December 15 attempt to penetrate Indian government computers, including that of his office, have caused a diplomatic storm.

UNP, JVP and Pro-LTTE Tamil website says, "Defeat Rajapakse at any cost"

In an interview to a Sri Lankan Daily on 17th Jan. Ranil had said that the TNA leader Sampanthan, met Gen. Fonseka and he gave him the 10 point Programme which had been approved by all parties supporting him.

Pakistani cricketers snubbed at IPL auction

Whether it was a concerted action by the IPL franchisees or the possible threat posed by political parties, much to the shock of Pakistani cricketers there were no takers for them at the Indian Premier League (IPL) III auction in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Rahman in Oscar race again, this time with Tamil song

Internationally renowned music composer from Tamil Nadu A R Rahman, who is the first Indian to have won an Oscar( for his composition "Jai Ho" in the English film Slumdog Millionaire, is in the race for another Oscar with his Hollywood film "Couple's Retreat" being shortlisted for the best original song.

Celebrating Thai Pongal at the Foreign Ministry

The Thai Pongal festival was celebrated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 19 January 2010 under the patronage of Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama.

Northern Province Artiste on a mega cultural show today in Colombo

The Northern Province of Sri Lanka which inherits a unique Tamil cultural identity with deeply rooted in traditional beliefs and customs, after a lapse of 30 years, holds a mega cultural show today (January 20) at 6.30pm at the BMICH, Colombo 07.

US Defence Secy meets PM

United States Defence Secretary Robert Gates met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday amidst a desire by the US to step up military cooperation and see that India and Pakistan join hands to combat terrorism. India is reluctant on signing this and is weighing all pros and cons before going ahead. The US is also pushing India to sign the Communication Inter-operability and Security Memorandum of Agreement, which will provide for sharing of information by enabling an easier interface between their militaries.

Indian army chief in Kathmandu, Maoists greet him with black flags

Indian army chief Deepak Kapoor arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday for a four-day official visit to Nepal at the invitation of his Nepali counterpart Chhatra Man Singh Gurung.

Basu, truly a towering figure in Indian politics says President

Shri Jyothi Basu was truly a towering figure in the politics of India from the middle of the last century till his final days said President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his message of condolence.

The TNA Has Lost Completely Its Voter Base

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) even after they were shown a bright political future, they are still working for the needs of international conspiracies to separate the country, said by former United National Party National Organizer S.B. Dissanayake at a press briefing held in Colombo.

Tearful farewell to Jyoti Basu

Hundreds of thousands of people poured into the streets of Kolkata to bid a final farewell to Marxist icon the late Jyoti Basu on Tuesday, with many party colleagues breaking into tears. A galaxy of national leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attended the state funeral that brought West Bengal to a halt.

Leader of the SLNC proposes measures for Women’s participation in politics


The Leader of the Sri Lanka National Congress, Minister Milinda Moragoda, has highlighted the importance of getting more women involved in the political process. To do this it policies conducive to facilitating their entry into politics must be put in place.

CACCI Planning Committee Meeting

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in association with the Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry and the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau organised the Planning Committee Meeting of the Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) at the Cinnamon Grand.

Government launches dairy project in Batticaloa District

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed an agreement with a major farmer society in Batticaloa District that will expand milk production in the East and raise the incomes of 1,200 participating farmers.

Police arrested a person carrying printed and marked ballot papers of the opposition candidate Sarath Fonseka

Pettah Police yesterday arrested a three-wheel driver and an accomplice of an ex-Muslim parliamentarian, while carrying printed and marked ballot papers in two cardboard boxes, opposite to the Pettah Fish Market.


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