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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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Sri Lanka General Elections: Tough action against any sabotage during polls, warns IGP

Inspector General of Police Mahinda Balasuriya has vowed tough action against any acts of sabotage, when polls open today in Sri Lanka.

Govt decision to award passport printing contract to India draws flak

The government’s decision to award contract to print Machine Readable Passport (MRP) to Indian Security Printing has fallen into controversy after the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued stay order against the decision.

Predicting Sri Lanka general election outcome

While the winner of Sri Lanka’s General Election is a foregone conclusion, the task at hand is to predict the number of seats the ruling UPFA Government is likely to achieve.

India’s Foreign Minister signs pact for hotline with China

In a major step in taking their bilateral relations to a new level, India and China on Wednesday signed an agreement to establish a hotline between Prime Ministers of the two countries.

Dr Krishnasamy threatens to lead one lakh party volunteers to Lanka

Former Tamil Nadu Assembly Member and the founder leader of the Puthiya Tamizhagam(PT) party Dr K Krishnasamy has said he would lead one lakh of his party volunteers to Sri Lanka after May 18, if the Lankan government fails to release Tamils held captive in its concentration camps, violating Human Rights.

‘Images of Friendship’ Depicts Lanka - Russian Longstanding Friendship



A photographic exhibition on Russia- Sri Lanka relations was declared open by Russian Ambassador, Vladimir P. Mikhaylov and Mr Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary to the Presidentat Galle Face Hotel on 5th. April.


India: Use of air power to tackle Maoists not ruled out

Even as the bodies of the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Maoist ambush on Tuesday were flown to Lucknow, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, while cautioning against any "knee-jerk" reactions to the "savage attack,” said the government may have to "revisit" the mandate on use of Air Force in the offensive against Naxalites.

U.S. Donates Demining Equipment to Sri Lankan Army



The United States Government recently donated demining equipment to the Sri Lankan Army’s School of Military Engineering.


Church abuse charges : Bishops’ meet called to discuss guidelines

Upset over media reports of Pope Benedict XVI failing to deal with priests allegedly involved in sex abuse, the Indian Catholic Church has called a meeting of bishops on the issue to draw up guidelines on how to tackle the problem.

Sri Lankan President at final election rally says that rule of law will prevail



At the final election rally held at the southern coastal town of Middeniya on Monday, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that rule of law will prevail in the country and he as president would not meddle with the affairs of the law enforcement authority.


India: Varsity Professor in gay sex case commits suicide

An Aligarh Muslim University Professor, Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended after being allegedly caught having consensual sex with a rickshaw-puller in his campus home, was found dead at his residence on Wednesday. Police sources said that the disgraced professor allegedly committed suicide.

Another bizarre allegation of extra-judicial killings against Pakistan

The US has earned the dubious reputation of pursuing double standards and making unsubstantiated allegations against a country which it wants to browbeat. These unholy tactics are applicable to friends and foes alike except for Israel, India and western world. Ironic part of the story is that it doesn’t feel an iota of embarrassment in leveling accusations on aspects which are applicable to the US the most.

Oman a role model for the region

Spanish journalists, who had recently completed a weeklong visit to the Sultanate of Oman, were full of praise of the country’s development, attractions and tourism strategy that caters more for the discerning visitor rather than for mass tourism.

Victory of UPFA – time to keep Complacency at bay and encourage voters to vote

The end result of today’s general election in Sri Lanka is a foregone conclusion regardless of the political sunglasses through which you look at it.


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