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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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U.S. never told Sri Lanka ‘civilian casualties no surprise in intense wars’

Obama administration’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke told the foreign and domestic media in Washington on April 19 no U.S. administration official ever had the flexibility to tell Sri Lanka during and after its serious military battle with the secessionist/terrorist Tamil Tigers:

USAID Launches New Business Alliance Program in Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka

The U.S. Agency for International Development has announced a new business alliance program with Sri Lanka’s private sector. Partnering with five local businesses, the USAID Public-Private Partnerships for Northern and Eastern Sri Lanka (PPP) Program is expected to create the equivalent of 5,000 full-time jobs in the former conflict zones.

Kandy too goes to the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance

The ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance has taken by storm the Kandy electoral district.

India: Visa on arrival soon for 16 more countries

The Ministry of External Affairs may soon extend visa-on-arrival to 16 more countries including France, Germany, South Korea, Belgium, Sweden, Vietnam, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Spain and the Netherlands. This facility, introduced in January 2010, is at present available to tourists who arrive from Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore.

More Dubai firms looking to Qatar

The chief of Qatar’s financial watchdog said yesterday the state, which is trying to build a leading regional business hub, has seen a rise in interest from Dubai companies in the last six months as firms look to a safer regulatory environment in the wake of the emirate’s debt crisis.

Jail authorities recover "Cell Phone" from Nalini - The Life Convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination

Vellore high security Women Prison authorities have recovered a sophisticated cell phone from Nalini, a life convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case in a routine check.

Indian prisoners in UAE death row “tortured”

Were the 17 Indian youth on the death row at present in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), tortured before being framed in the murder case of a Pakistani national?

TN Government proposes to "Harvest Hands from Brain Dead Persons"

The Government of Tamil Nadu has proposed to "Harvest Hands from Brain Dead persons to be transplanted to beneficiaries".

Sri Lanka: So Where Have All The Leftists Gone

Thailand’s anti-government protestors returned this week after the New Year holidays to continue their six week along protest calling for the dissolution of parliament, early elections and a new constitution.

Pakistan Cricketer Shoaib Malik gets back his Passport

Pakistani Cricketer Shoaib Malik, who got second marriage with Indian Tennis Queen Sania has got back his pass port on Tuesday, following an Andhra Pradesh High Court order. A fortnight after it was taken away by police in connection with a cheating case registered against Shoaib by his now divorced wife Ayesha Siddiqui.

India: DMK Minister Alagiri’s Maldives holiday irks Sonia Gandhi

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s elder son Union Fertiliser Minister M.K. Alagiri seems to forget that he holds a responsible post and is answerable to Parliament. His current holiday in Maldives with friends has apparently irritated Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.

Row over "Yarn Prices": Dissatisfaction over minister’s reply-Opposition members walk out from Assembly

Protesting against the Tamil Nadu Government's inaction in bringing down yearn prices, AIADMK and MDMK members walked out of the state assembly.

The second Court Martial postponed for receiving written submissions

The second Court Martial that resumed its sittings Tuesday (20) morning to hear charges against General Sarath Fonseka is to receive written submissions from both defence counsel and prosecution by 30th April, before its next sitting on 4th May 2010 at 2.30 p.m.

British General Election 2010: a Day of Drama

On the eve of the second TV debate, the Labour party had a particularly bad time yesterday.