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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 112

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Letter from America: Helen Thomas will be missed

This past week was a sad week in American journalism. Against mounting pressure and criticism, Helen Thomas, the dean of the White House press corps, decided to resign. She was one of the bravest, no-nonsense, journalists of our time.

Bihar CM Nitish ties with BJP take a nosedive over Modi ad

The BJP National executive meeting at Patna began on an embarrassing note on Saturday when in a clear snub to its coalition partner, an angry Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cancelled a dinner for the top brass of the BJP in disapproval of an advertisement featuring him with Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and another on Gujarat's aid during the floods two years ago.

India’s manipulation of Sri Lanka to hide Tamil Nadu demands for separatism

Creating, aiding and assisting the separatist agenda in Sri Lanka was for India a necessary evil that annulled any goodwill shared or nurtured between the two nations. In probably a few sentences we can but summarize the outcome and how India fooled Tamil Nadu, while the LTTE fooled the Tamils and the International Community piggybacked to plug its western agenda in Asia while realistically India’s designs on Sri Lanka have just started & LTTE was only the appetizer.

US ready to evaluate extradition request on Anderson

Even as Union finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said in Kolkata on Saturday that India is trying for the extradition of former Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson, the US has said it would "carefully evaluate" any request from India to bring to justice Anderson.

Government to engage water bowsers to supply drinking water in the North

As acute shortage of drinking water continues to prevail across almost all the villages in the Jaffna Peninsula, as well as in Mullaitivu, Mannar and many parts of Vavuniya district upwards to the North of Omanthai region, there is an urgent need for nearly 50 water bowsers and other vehicles to distribute urgently needed drinking water to these areas.

Abdul Nasir Madhani included as an accuse in the Begaluru Blasts Case: Karnataka Police filed charge-sheet

The Karnataka State Police has filed a charge sheet against Kerala's People's Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart Abdul Nasir Madani in the Bengaluru Serial Blasts Case along with five other accused.

Govt begins losing support from its allies amid political deadlock

Amid protracted political deadlock in the country, Madhav Kumar Nepal-led government has begun losing support from its own allies.

Sri Lankan Fishing Boat rescued with Five Crew members

Indian Coast Guard Ship Sagar during a search and rescue (SAR) mission has rescued a Sri Lankan fishing boat named Pearl Ishara-3 with five crew members.

Sri Lanka seeks Indian help for constitutional reform

Sri Lanka constitutional writers have proposed to President Rajapakse to enlist India's practical suggestions and support in re-writing the new constitution.

Unpalatable Choices, for Delhi…and Colombo

The Indian International Film Awards (IIFA) became a test of strength between the Rajapakse administration and Tamil Nadu Tamils, and, at the end of the day, Colombo was the loser.

Alleged rapist in the open but no action against the suspect

An alleged daring abduction and rape of a 17 year old girl by a court employee for almost 16 days is reported from Kalutara and the incident demonstrates how the law enforcement authorities show a lukewarm attitude due to the victim’s helpless poor social and economic stand the powerful standing of the alleged rapist.

Kandahar operation will not break the back of Taliban

It is being propagated by USA that Pakistan was principally responsible for creating and supporting Taliban. It forgets that Afghan Mujahideen were motivated, funded, trained and used in Afghan jihad against the Soviet forces by CIA. Mujahideen were renamed as Taliban once they fell from grace of US oil merchants.

Bourse sky-rockets to new heights – 35% return for 2010

According to the market review of Acuity Stockbrokers Research the Colombo bourse soars to new record levels followed by an active previous week.

What If Burma Goes Nuclear?

The Burmese military regime’s desire to become a nuclear power is an alarming development for the Burmese people, especially ethnic minorities, as well as nations which like to see a nuclear free world.

Quality education to dissuade child labour

A dispatch from the International Labor Organization (ILO) Colombo on the message by Juan Somavia, Director-General, ILO to mark the World Day against Child Labor indicated that this World Day against Child Labor comes at a critical juncture in the global campaign against child labor and the goal of ending its worst forms by 2016.

Kuwait in Brief: Three men arrested for kidnapping and molesting a compatriot

Security men on Wednesday arrested three Kuwaitis, in their 20s, for kidnapping and molesting a compatriot in Kabad. This came after the father of the victim filed a complaint at Ardiya Police Station against the three Kuwaitis who allegedly abducted his son and molested him in Kabad.

Coincide with World Football Cup – ‘Go for the goal-end child labor’

In a dispatch from the International Labor Organization (ILO) Colombo Office indicated that the annual World Day against Child lab our on June 12 will this year put the spotlight on the need for urgent national and international steps to accelerate action against child labor.

Sri Lanka mulls departure from PR elections system, re-maps electorates

As Sri Lanka's experience with the current Proportional Representations (PR) elections leaves a bitter after-taste; it is seriously considering going back to its first past the post system of elections.