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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

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Constitutional changes: 'Number of Presidential terms could be even ten' - Top Minister

An influential Sri Lankan Cabinet Minister implied in Parliament yesterday that constitutional changes on the maximum number of President's terms may be left to be decided by people themselves.

'Appropriation bill' presents Lanka’s expenditure plan for 2010

The ‘appropriation bill’ for the year 2010 was presented yesterday at the Sri Lanka Parliament, and President Mahinda Rajapaksa who also holds the Finance Ministry will present the budget for 2010 on the 29th of this month.

Madras High Court Stays Criminal cases against Swamy Nithyanantha

The Madras High Court(HC) has stayed all the criminal cases against Self -Styled God Man Swamy Nithyananda, arrested on Criminal Charges including rape, pending before a court in Tamil Nadu.

Three mega concerts postponed in a row over security fears

Fragile security in the Capital Male’ saw the indefinite postponement of three mega musical shows in a row -- with the latest being Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan’s concert set for June 6.

Madras High court dismisses petition challenging patent rights of Tirupathi "Laddu"

Madras High Court has dismissed a petition challenging the patent rights of Tirupathi-Tirumala Lord Venkateswara Temples famous prasatham "Laddu."

Sri Lankan PM says LTTE attempting to raise its ugly head

Sri Lankan Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne addressing parliament on Tuesday stated that the defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are attempting to re-emerge in the country once again through backing of its international network.

Find an Amicable Solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils Problem: PMK urged Union Government

The Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has urged the Indian Government to find an amicable solution to the Sri Lankan Tamils Problem, when its President Mahinda Rajapaksa visits to Delhi.

Israel Is Fueling Anti-Americanism among U.S. Allies

The attack in the international waters of the Mediterranean in the early hours of May 31 by an elite force of the Israeli navy on the Turkish – flagged Mavi Marmara civilian ferry crammed with more than 700 international activists, including several Americans, carrying 100 tonnes of cargo including concrete, medicines and children’s toys, and leading five smaller vessels of the Free Gaza Flotilla, which left eight Turks and a U.S. citizen of Turkish origin dead and wounded several others, has cornered the United States in a defensive diplomatic position to contain the regional and international fallout of the military fiasco of the “Operation Sky Wind” its Israeli regional ally launched against the flotilla; it “puts the United States in an extremely difficult position,” Marina Ottaway wrote in a report published by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on May 31.

Sri Lankan Navy allegedly attacked a group of Indian Fishermen near Katchatheevu

A Group of Indian Fishermen allegedly attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy and damaged their fishing nets and seized a large quantity of fish cache near the Katchatheevu Island.

Anil Ambani withdraws Rs 10,000 crore suit against Mukesh

In a sign of further thaw in the relation between the brothers, industrialist Anil Ambani on Tuesday withdrew a Rs 10,000 crore defamation suit against elder brother Mukesh Ambani in the Bombay High Court.

Black Flag Demonstration condemning the Visit of President Rajapaksa: Vaiko and Thousand others Arrested

To condemn the official visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Delhi, leaders of the pro LTTE parties in Tamil Nadu has staged black flag demonstrations in the state and were en-massed arrested.

Symposium shows progress in TB vaccines

Steady progress is made in the development of new vaccines against tuberculosis (TB), researchers showed at a symposium in Spain. Several vaccine candidates are now being or soon will be tested in people.

Labours Strike in Hyundai Motors Continues:Hundreds of workers Arrested

Lobours in Hyundai Motors India Limited(HMIL) has continued their strike for the second day on Tuesday arrested by the police and remanded to judicial custody.

Authorities looking into LTTE link on board human smuggling vessel

The Sri Lankan authorities have launched a fresh probe into a human-smuggling vessel which is carrying nearly 300 Sri Lankan asylum-seekers which is on its way to Australia.