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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

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Global Tamil Forum (GTF) endorses separate state in Sri Lanka: U.S. & U.K. behind GTF

At the conclusion of its inaugural meeting of the Global Tamil Forum, then titled “World Tamil Forum” at the Crown Plaza Hotel in London on 26 March 2009 a resolution was adopted which said “Recognizes that the Tamil people have mandated the establishment of a free, sovereign state of Tamil Eelam (in Sri Lanka) as the only enduring solution” and that this conference “Recognizes that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are the authentic representatives of the Tamil people”.

Lanka still paying for the betrayal of 1815

March 2, 2010 marks the 195th anniversary of the day when Sinhala chieftains arrogated to themselves an authority which the nation never sanctioned and ceded Sri Lanka to the last of the alien aggressors. On that fateful day in the year 1815, darkness of foreign domination descended on Senkadagala, the last bastion of the Sinhala people.

Act against terror for better ties, Manmohan tells Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday concluded a historic three-day visit to Saudi Arabia during which 10 bilateral agreements were signed and the Riyadh Declaration was issued to strengthen ties between India and the influential Arabic Gulf nation.

Clouds of color filled the air in Chennai with Holi celebrations

Pockets of Chennai was plunged in clouds of colour in the air, faces unrecognisable but for big smiles, frenzied dancing, and the sweetest of sweetmeats fed to each other everywhere.

"Tourists to Sri Lanka have voted with their feet" – Ambassador Aryasinha

Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said the 32% increase in tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka in January 2010, over the corresponding period in 2009, is indicative that “tourists to Sri Lanka have voted with their feet”.

42 terrorist camps still active in Pakistan: Antony

Even as India is playing the diplomacy card while dealing with Islamabad, New Delhi has not given up its efforts to corner Pakistan on its tacit support to terrorist groups’ activities against India.

Notice to defected AIADMK MLAs : Assembly Speaker Audaiyappan

Tamil Nadu Assembly speaker R Avudaiyappan on Monday said, that he sent notice to two AIADMK MLA's, who are facing action on anti-defection law for their act to attend DMK General Council Meet last month.

Some thoughts on war on terror

Pak Army troops and the militants in northwestern tribal belt are locked in mortal combat since 2003. Both sides have been bleeding each other but refusing to give up. While the Army has lost 2955 officers and men, the losses of militants are as much of not more.

Tribunal to sort out Delhi-Dhaka maritime dispute

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has nominated three judges to constitute an arbitration tribunal on the India- Bangladesh maritime boundary dispute.

Birth Centenary of 20th Century's First Super Star Thiyagaraja Bhagavathar

The Crores and Crores of Tamil People on Monday celebrated the birth centenary of the 20Th century's matinee idol and the first super star of Tamil Films "Thiyagaraja Bhagavathar.

Role of Silent Community - Milinda Moragoda

Silent Community could play a vital role in bringing about a positive change in the political culture which prevails in Sri Lanka.

Protect the rights of the disabled in accordance with UN Convention: Karunanidhi tells Union Government

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the DMK patriarch Mr M Karunanidhi on Monday called upon the Union Government to enact a legislation to provide benefits for differently disabled people in accordance with the United Nations(UN) Convention Rights for Person with Disabilities Act, 2007.

More than 7 .5 lakhs students appeared for Plus-Two Exam in Tamil Nadu

More than 7.5 lakhs students sat in the Plus-Two Examination conducted by Tamil Nadu Government Board Examinations, which commenced yesterday.

Madras HC dismisses petition to postpone the Pennagaram By Election

The Madras High Court on Monday dismissed the writ petition seeking to postpone the Pennagram by election, scheduled for March 27.