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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2731

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UN’s Lynn Pascoe cannot avoid being influenced by US State Department agenda on Sri Lanka

On a December day in 2006 Lynn Pascoe received a telephone call from Washington, to be precise from the U.S. State Department, at his office in Jakarta, Indonesia asking him if he were interested in the position of under-secretary-general for political affairs in the United Nations, an influential slot under Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

British General Election 2010: Gordon Brown Let the Inevitable Slips

The third and the final debate among the three major political parties took place on Thursday at the University of Birmingham, televised by the BBC. David Dimbleby, the veteran broadcaster with the charisma of an old school master, was the moderator of the debate, but with his wings clipped to a greater extent – being not allowed to field his own questions or to decisively intervene when politicians beat about the bush, evading questions.

Friday Pilgrimage: Sangameswarar temple at three-river confluence, absolves Naga dosham

Sangameswarar Temple, which situated in the banks of Bhavani river, a tributory of Kaveri in the District of Erode, 400 kilometre away from Chennai, releases people afflicted with Naga Dhosha – subjected to the anger of serpents.

On landmines and explosive remnants of war: raising awareness and taking action

Colombo, 30 April, ( It is almost a year since the fighting came to an end in the North of Sri Lanka. The country is left with the huge, on-going task of assisting those who fled the war zone, to return to their homes and villages, and begin their lives anew.

Ranil Wickremasinghe to decide today on giving DPF a slot in the national list

Sri Lanka’s main opposition, the Unite National Front (UNF) alliance which has been having rift with the Democratic People’s Front (DPF) is to make a decision on Friday whether they would allocate a slot in the national list in order to accommodate the DPF leaded Mano Gansen to enter parliament.

Myanmar Generals quit ahead of elections

Myanmar's Prime Minister is among several senior military leaders who have stepped down to run in national elections this year, reports from Yangon said.

Madras High Court directs TN Government to inform its stand on the issue of the mother of slain LTTE leader

The Madras High Court on Thursday directed the Tamil Nadu Government to inform its stand on allowing slain LTTE Leader Prabakaran's Mother Parvathi to Chennai for treatment.

Weill Cornell to introduce post-graduate medical courses in Qatar

The Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar will soon introduce e post-graduate medical courses to further ensure that the country’s healthcare system continues to get very high-caliber doctors.

Canadian Tamils for Peace and Democracy calls on Diasporas to fight against the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam

The Canadian Tamils for Peace and Democracy (CaTpad) calls on the Sri Lankan Diasporas to unite worldwide to fight against the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) created by the Terrorist Tamil Tigers.

More than 13,000 people killed in accidents within a year in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Minister for Transport Mr K N Nehru has said that more than 13,000 people have died in the Road accidents In Tamil Nadu during last year.

Thailand: UDD submits memo to EU as pro-govt group seeks end to chaos

The United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship submitted a petition to the European Union on Thursday asking it to send representatives to observe the demonstration of the red-shirts and the government's actions against them, reports from Bangkok said.

Sweden: Four new ambassadors

The Swedish Government has decided to appoint four new ambassadors. They will be Sweden's ambassadors to Vietnam, Tanzania, Norway and Italy.

Karunanidhi assures to resolve dispute in the management of ‘Kumudam’

Tamil Nadu government will make all efforts, including formation of a committee, to safeguard the interests of the Tamil weekly, ‘Kumudam,' Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi told the Assembly on Monday.

Analysis & Opinion: President Nasheed’s no-nonsense SAARC speech

When an outspoken Maldives’ President Mohamed Nasheed made a no-nonsense remark on Indo-Pakistan strained relations, urging the neighbours to mend ties -- it did jolt the SAARC audience.