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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2522

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Analysis & Opinion: DRP’s double whammy: Can the party live up to its pledges?

Barely over a month after the DRP’s new leadership took reins, pledging to bring the party back to power, it has been dealt with twin blows.

The “Settlers” and “Aborigines” of the Chittagong Hill Tract

The subject of minorities is a very touchy one in any country, especially in nation-states where a national heritage or culture or identity (often dictated by the majority population) defines the characteristic of the state.

Sacred Relics of St. Anthony to Sri Lanka on Sunday

Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo has made all arrangements to bring the Sacred Relics of St. Anthony to Sri Lanka on Sunday the 07th March 2010.

India: Landmark Bill on women reservation set to get passed

The centenary of International Women's Day this year on March 8 will be a red-letter day for women's empowerment in India. The Manmohan Singh government seems prepared to get the bill to reserve 33% seats in Parliament and the state legislatures for women passed.

Six Tamil separatists, allegedly extorting money for LTTE cause, arrested in Germany

Six leading Tamil separatists, alleged to have links with LTTE, have been arrested by German police, the federal prosecution agency said on Friday.

NSA in Kabul to review Indians’ safety

A week after a terror attack in which seven Indians were killed, India’s National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon has arrived in Kabul on Friday to review safety measures for Indians in Afghanistan. He has already met Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and they discussed new further security steps, Indian TV channels reported.

Makkal TV, CPI (M) offices ransacked, allegedly by each other party cadres

Following Makkal TV’s telecast alleging the death of senior CPI(M) leader W R Varadrajan was not suicide yesterday, there were incidence of attack on the Makkal TV and the CPI (M) offices, one after another, in Chennai on Friday.

Late Sripathi’s Wife extends her Support to the ruling UPFA

Dilrukshi Sooriyarachchi, the wife of the late MP Sripathi Sooriyarachchi who was an active member of Mangala Samaraweera led Sri Lanka Freedom Party - Mahajana Wing joins the ranks of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance government.

U.S. Government expands scholarship program for young journalists

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the expansion of its scholarship program to bring youth to study at the Sri Lanka College of Journalism. U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Valerie Fowler made the announcement at the Sri Lanka Press Institute Diploma Program graduation ceremony.

Setback to highway pact with Malaysia

A proposal for an agreement between India and Malaysia on highway projects has hit a roadblock with many Cabinet members opposing it over exit clause that allows developers to leave the project, forcing the Government to refer the matter to a group of ministers.

Petition to Promote Access to Vote for Sri Lankan’s Abroad

Recently, Milinda Moragoda, Minister of Justice and Law Reform, and the leader of the Sri Lanka National Congress (SLNC), a constituent party of the United People’s Freedom Alliance launched a website to to ‘Promote Access to Voting for Sri Lankan’s Abroad.’

Sri Lanka General Elections: Whom to Vote In & Whom to Vote Out

2010 for Sri Lanka has been all about elections so far. The Presidential Elections concluded peacefully and an overwhelming majority supporting the incumbent President, stupefying the main opposition who thought its candidate had bagged victory before elections were even held.

Police Commissioner discloses the videographer of Swamy Nithyanantha's sex scandal

Commissioner of Police (COP) Chennai City, Mr Rajendran on Saturday revealed the one who video graphed the sex activities of Swamy Nithyanantha with film actress Ranjitha.