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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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Second Court Martial proceedings against Sarath Fonseka scheduled for tomorrow likely to be postponed

The second court martial hearings against Sarath Fonseka scheduled to be held for tomorrow is likely to be postponed to enable him to participate in the parliament session sittings from 04 - 07 May.

“Imitate St. Joseph, the Just man, by becoming obedient to God’s word” - says Bishop Valence Mendis at Padua.

On the Workers Day, 1st of May 2010, the Basilica of St. Anthony and the surroundings were filled with thousands of Sri Lankans coming from all parts of Italy and the neighbouring European countries.

Korean Buddhists’ Humanitarian Activities in North America

When my business partner Won Joon Lee and I returned from a trip to Korea this past December I wrote an article for the Asian Tribune entitled, “Korean Buddhists (Quietly) Helping Their Neighbors.”

‘Check the aliens among IDPS’

Amidst reports that the Sri Lanka Government is planning to go for maximum possible devolution in the island’s North and East with India’s backing, the question arises on how GOSL is going to determine who the real Sri Lankan Tamils are and who entered the country illegally (during the 30-year period in which the State lost control in the North) when resettling internally displaced Tamils.

Sunday Celebrity: N. Vaseekaran is active as social activist; as a party president his cudgel is up

Journalist turned Social Activist and political leader is N. Vaseekaran. He is doing useful service to the society with a difference, holds dynamic views and ideas. He has taken up cudgel to cleanse the society, creating awareness and rooting out evils. And so Asian Tribune has selected him for this week’s ‘Sunday Celebrity.”

Maoists bring nation to a grinding halt, first day of the strikes remains peaceful

The agitating UCPN (Maoists) on Sunday brought entire nation including the capital city Kathmandu to a screeching halt, throwing normal life across Nepal out of gear.

Karnataka BJP minister resigns: Friends wife files complaint of rape against him

The woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a Karnataka Minister has filed a complaint of rape and criminal intimidation against him with the Karnataka State Director General of Police.

DMK chief Karunanidhi rejects demand for Telecom Minister Raja’s resignation

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M. Karunanidhi has ruled out any move to replace Union Telecom Minister A. Raja as is being demanded by the opposition and the AIADMK chief J. Jayalalithaa over the 2G Spectrum scandal.

Gulf 'will thrive'

An optimistic outlook has been predicted for the Gulf region by 2020, when its economy will flourish despite political stagnation.

Sri Lankans in Toronto Celebrate Sinhala Tamil New Year in Solidarity

A large number of Sri Lankans of all backgrounds - Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims - gathered on Saturday 24th April at the Korean Cultural Centre in Toronto for the 2nd annual "Celebration of Sri Lankan Solidarity" to mark the occasion of Sinhala Tamil New Year.

Thai PM says govt set to vacate Bangkok protesters

Thailand's Prime Minister said on Sunday the government was preparing to clear an area of Bangkok defended by thousands of anti-government protesters, seeking to end a crisis which has virtually paralyzed the capital, media reports said.

European Union's Policy on Burma

In an annual routine policy review, the European Union extended economic sanctions against the military-ruled Burma for another year on April 26, 2010. With the continued political imbroglio in this Southeast Asian nation, the decision was not something unexpected.

The Thimphu SAARC Summit: An overview

Though the just concluded 16th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Thimphu got a bit overshadowed by the India-Pakistan Prime Ministers’ long delayed meeting, the joint declaration "Towards a Green and Happy South Asia," adopted by the countries cannot be underestimated.

Tamil Nadu Government recommends centre to allow Parvathi Ammal for treatment

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has forwarded a request letter sent by slain LTTE leader Prabakaran's mother Parvathi Ammal to the Union Government with recommendation to allow her for medical treatment in Tamil Nadu with certain condition.