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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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Fonseka to be indicted

The Attorney General’s Department is due to file indictment in the High Court over the defamatory comments made by General Fonseka against the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, claiming that the Defence Secretary had ordered not to spare any LTTE member surrendering during the final leg of the war.

Manmohan Singh greets Cameron on becoming British PM

Prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday congratulated Conservative leader David Cameron on his appointment as the new British premier and invited him to make an early visit to India.

China is fourth biggest international tourism spender in the world

China is ranked the fourth globally in international tourism spenders, whose surge of tourists helped offset a fall in European arrivals to the Maldives last year.

Grenade attack kills two girls in Peshawar

A grenade explosion in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Wednesday killed two young girls and injured two others.

India: Chastened Minister Rames clarifies remarks to Chidambaram

After being reprimanded by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his controversial remarks in China, Environment minister Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday met Home Minister P Chidambaram to clarify the context of the statement.

Private Universities: An Idea that’s Long Overdue

The decision by the new Minister of Higher Education to allow the idea of establishment of private universities in Sri Lanka is commendable.

G. L. Peiris invites intellectuals to contribute enhancing Govt.’s foreign policy objectives

The inclusion of the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) and Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Agency (SLFEA) into the responsibilities of the Ministry of External Affairs has opened a vista of opportunities to utilize the reservoir of skills which are available in Sri Lanka, stated the Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris.

Parvathy, Prabhakaran’s mother, admitted to Valvetiturai hospital

Slain LTTE leader Prabhakaran’s mother Parvathy is admitted yesterday at the Valvetiturai district hospital. M. K. Sivajilingham, former TNA Member of Parliament, told that he has admitted Prabhakaran’s mother on the request of her family members.

India not paranoid over China: Antony

Making it clear that India was not paranoid over China, Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday said that Sino-Indian bilateral relations were improving and getting better, despite the border dispute.

Sri Lanka’s domestic software firms face a systems crash due to the sudden arrival of Indian software firms

Sri Lanka software industry has landed in a tight corner due to the sudden arrival of Indian software firms in the country.

CBI raids expose a multi-millionaire air hostess

hough peo0ple know air hostesses fly high, get paid good salary and live well, the revelation by the CBI that an Indian Airlines air hostess has amassed wealth including Rs 67.5 lakh and foreign currency of various countries in the bank lockers did stun officials.

Thai govt to shut power, water to Bangkok protesters

In a determined effort to break the morale of the Red Shirts protesters, the Thai government turned to siege tactics Wednesday after fruitless efforts to compromise with demonstrators barricaded in central Bangkok, announcing that the army would limit supplies of water, food and electricity to the protest zone, reports from Bangkok said.

Policy agreement of new British government is full of Liberal Democrats’

Leader of Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg after reaching agreement with the Conservatives last night said the coalition government will be ‘a new kind of government’ and it will be ‘a new kind of politics’. The policy agreement for the new Government is full of Liberal Democrat policies.

Noisy Scenes in TN Assembly-Six AIADMK MLA'S Suspended

The Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday witnessed noisy scenes while main opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MLA's urged the Speaker to allow them to speak on a Privilege issue given by them against Chief Minister M Karunanidhi on his derogatory remarks and press statement against their leader Ms Jayalalithaa.

Somali pirates released hijacked cargo vessel ‘MV Talca’ with Sri Lankan crew members

The cargo vessel, ‘MV Talca’ which was hijacked along with its multinational crew including twenty Sri Lankan nationals, by Somali pirates off the Oman coast on 23rd March 2010 was released on 11th May 2010 after lengthy negotiations and the payment of a ransom.

Death sentence for accused in Nithari mass killings

Surinder Koli, a convict in the sensational Nithari killings case, was on Wednesday sentenced to death by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad for raping and murdering seven-year-old girl.

New British PM sets new agenda for his coalition government

“I am confident that the coming together of two political parties to form one strong government marks a new era for Britain and for British politics. Now, let's get down to work.” Conservative leader David Cameron said immediately after his swearing in as new British Prime Minister heading Conservative-Liberal Democrat government.

Ten years on, Qatari Businesswomen Forum looks at future with hope

Qatari Businesswomen Forum (QBWF) marked its tenth year with a gala dinner welcoming the guests at the first Qatar International Businesswomen Forum, recently.