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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Adamant acts of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, troubling State Officials

The recalcitrant Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees and their adamant acts, said to be troubling the state administration and police officials, since the end of the ethnic war in the island nation.

From John D’Oyly to Robert O’Blake

I have read many e-mails and articles with regard to the presidential election but failed to gain the better of my profundity to express my point of view. However soon after the successful conclusion of the presidential election, when the mind was placed at ease once more, I regained my depth of thought or understanding to write this article.

China blames Dalai Lama for talks failure, asks him to keep off border row with India

The Chinese government has blamed the Dalai Lama's envoys for the lack of results in the latest round of reconciliation talks, which took place at the end of January. This has been stated by Zhu Weiqun, vice minister of the Chinese Communist Party's United Front Work Department, which handles Tibet issues.

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Row: Will Jail Bird Nalini freed from the cage

A million Dollar question posed in the minds of former PM Rajiv Gandhi's followers, whether the key convict Nalini Murugan in the assassination case will be freed from jail prematurely?

Intelligence personnel make progress digging into ‘President Assassination Plot’ plan

The intelligence unit of the Army, Navy, Air force as well as the State Intelligence Service under Retired General Chula Senivaratne are investigating all aspects of the conspiracy to topple the duly elected Sri Lanka Government and also the plot to assassinate President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family members on 27th evening on his way back from the Election Commissioners office to Temple Tree, the official residence of Sri Lanka President.

Wanasinghe’s war was about woes

Retired Gen Sarath Fonseka, when he was Army Commander, was asked why the army was unable to defeat the LTTE earlier. He said it was because of the arms and ammo given to them by some (actually 3 Generals not of India but SL).

Thackerays’ Marathi Maanus theory kicks up controversy among parties

More politicians and political parties join issue with the “Marathi Maanus” (son of the soil) theory of the Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), who both have given call recently to regard Mumbai as belonging to Marathi Maanus only, stirring up controversy.

PM’s grading system upsets Ministers

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's novel scheme of grading each ministry's performance and giving a 'zero' to those ministries who fail to achieve even 60 per cent of their targets, has upset the ministers in his Cabinet.

Fall of an Idol

When the now Citizen Sarath Fonseka announced his insurrection against his former Commander in Commander and his immediate superior, patriotc Lankans experienced it as a deeply painful loss, in the first place for Fonseka himself and the country whose territorial integrity he so valiantly fought to restore.

Rahman out of Oscars race

Indian music maestro A R Rahman's song "Na na" from the film "Couples Retreat" has failed to bag a nomination in the original song category for the 82nd Academy Awards. The news came just a day after he triumphed at the Grammys by bagging double Golden Gramophones.

Banks increasingly bank on lok adalats to resolve huge pending cases

The Lok Adalat, conducted by Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority (TNSLSA) is becoming increasingly popular in Chennai with several civil cases that slog for several years in the courts gets settled across the table. This is a boon both to the litigant public and the other parties.

Oh General ! Our General !

Oh General, your swan song was bitter,
revengeful political career smeared with litter.

Nepal and Singapore ink New Air Service Agreement

Nepal and Singapore have inked a new air service agreement on Tuesday.

Sweden can benefit from yoga, Ayurveda: Azad

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has offered India’s expertise in yoga and Ayurveda to Sweden.

Sri Lanka Tourism Boards Get New Head

With the resignation of Mr. Bernard Goonatillake from the posts of Chairperson of both the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), the Private Secretary to the Tourism Minister Eranga Basnayake has been appointed as the Chairperson for both the statutory bodies connected with Tourism in Sri Lanka.

ULFA running four camps in Myanmar

The banned ULFA has been running four camps in Myanmar, a surrendered militant of the group having trained in the neighbouring country, claimed in Shillong on Tuesday.

"ULFA cadres are getting arms training in the four camps in Myanmar," Ranjit, who surrendered to the BSF, told reporters.

Sri Lanka bashing to destabilise the country

The war and the Presidential election have ended but there seems to be no end to Sri Lanka bashing. The election was an interest not only to the people of Sri Lanka but also to foreign countries who were involved in the country's politics in one way or another. For some, the significance of the war that ended terrorism was too much to put up with.

Elections Commissioner refutes opposition allegations of malpractices

Sri Lankan Commissioner of Elections, Dayananda Dissanayake rejecting opposition's allegations of election malpractices at the January 26 Presidential Election said there is no requirement at all to nullify results at any polling center.