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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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Gen Fonseka’s Arrest not a Political Move”, President says to Opposition Leader

The Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe met President Mahinda Rajapaksha at the Temple Trees yesterday (February 12).

Obama to meet Dalai Lama on February 18

Despite objections from China, US President Barack Obama would meet Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the White House on February 18. "The president looks forward to an engaging and constructive dialogue," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said.

The LTTE organized demonstration in Rome, through its proxies - JVP, UNP and TNA a flop

The demonstration organised by the JVP, UNP and TNA, with the tacit support of the LTTE, to be held in front of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Italy, to request the release of Sarath Fonseka, turned into a big flop, as the protesters were not permitted to stand in front of the Embassy and cry out their anti-Government slogans to disturb the peaceful environment prevailing in Italian.

Sri Lanka: Jaffna Attracts Most Tourists

Tourism Ministry has taken measures to upgrade the tourism industry in the Northern Province, setting up three new tourism complexes in the province.

Malwatte Chapter, the Church and Fonseka

Ven. Tibbotuwawe Sri Siddhartha Sumangala Thera, chief Buddhist Monk of Malwatte has said, "... It was a grave crime to imprison a war hero who had done an immense service to eradicate terrorism...Even if such a person does something wrong he should be pardoned..."

Three Famous Temples in Chennai applied for ISO 9000-2008

Three Famous Temples in Chennai have applied for ISO 9000-2008 certification for its Cleanliness.

Understanding the ‘Union Day’ of Burma

February 12, 2010 was the 63rd anniversary of Burma’s ‘Union Day’. It was this day in 1947 when 23 representatives from the Shan states, the Kachin hills and the Chin hills, and Aung San, head of the interim Burmese government, signed an agreement in Panglong (in Shan state) to form the Union of Burma.

Tamil Nadu in the forefront in providing houses to the poor: Stalin

Deputy Chief Minister of state and son of the Chief Minister M Karunanidhi, proudly said in a function on Thursday that Tamil Nadu was in the forefront in India in Providing quality, permanent houses for the poor.

Will you be my Valentine?

Every February, across the world, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this day by ‘carrying our hearts on our sleeves’?

United States Successfully Links Farmers in the East with New Opportunities

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is linking more than 2,000 farmers in Ampara and Monaragala Districts to new markets for a special variety of papaya, providing supplemental income to participating families. U.S Ambassador Patricia A. Butenis and USAID Mission Director Rebecca Cohn met recently with some of the participants in Monaragala District.

One More AIADMK MLA in Karunanidhi's Net:Jaya expelled him from party post.

The ruling DMK President and Dravidian Patriarch and the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's political game play hit ted the Main Opposition AIADMK, which suffered yet another set back as one more its MLA switched over loyalty from his "AMMA" to AIYYA"

Terms of reference for Telangana panel announced

The Government has announced a seven-point terms of reference (ToR) for the Telangana committee, saying the panel will consult all sections of people in Andhra Pradesh, especially political parties, on the demand of a separate State.