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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2730

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Aung San Suu Kyi: 5349 days under house arrest, world celebrates her 65th birthday

June 19, 2010 is an important day as far as Burma/Myanmar is concerned. Although it will be observed in silence in repressive Burma, it underlines the status of The Lady and raises again the reality that she is central to the development of democracy in Burma. The day marks the 65th birthday of Nobel Peace Laureate and Burma’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi.

It's homecoming season in BJP: Jaswant Singh, Uma Bharti set to return

Opposition BJP chief Nitin Gadkari when he took over as president, gave hints that some leaders who had left the party due to differences,are likely to be taken back. Now there are definite pointers that estranged leaders like Jaswant Singh and Uma Bharti are planning a comeback.

Sri Lanka jettisons Constitutional Council altogether

Sri Lanka government it is learnt has decided to remove the pivotal Constitutional Council (CC) altogether.

CPO calls for stripe-less Lion Flag

One year after Sri Lanka’s anti-LTTE war ended the bogey of racial and religious minorities being possibly discriminated is being raised again in the wake of moves to revise the Constitution.

Football World Cup 2010: Switzerland Sends the First Shock Wave by Defeating Spain

The outcome of a football match, much to the dismay of Spaniards, is not determined by the possessions of the ball, but by goals.

Govt decides to recruit additional 4,000 police personnel to bolster law and order situation

Amid worsening law and order situation in the country, the government has decided to recruit additional 4,000 personnel in the existing strength of police.

The decision comes after Finance Ministry gave a nod to the proposal of the Home Ministry to recruit additional police personnel to enforce Special Security Plan (SSP) in the country.

Madras HC Stays Vigilance Inquiry Against an IAS Officer: Umashankar blames the Government Promoting Corrupt Practice

The Madras High Court(HC) has stayed a vigilance inquiry against a senior IAS Officer and ordered notice to the government.

The Decline Of University Education In Sri Lanka

The university education is widely regarded as the way of knowledge development and gateway to rapid economic, social and cultural progress in a country. If any country has a high quality university education, it would provide clear evidence that the country has been embarking to a rapid development and growing intellectual abilities of citizens.

Sri Lanka on Tier 2 watch list on human trafficking

The US State Department has placed Sri Lanka on ‘Tier 2’ watch list on human trafficking which has now become a burning issue in the island nation.

‘Sex Swami’ Nithyananda is into fresh trouble

Now released on bail ‘sex swami’ Nithyananda is into fresh trouble for allegedly using kerosene meant for poor families during his meditation for 'penance' and ‘self purification’. The kerosene meant for public distribution was seized from his ashram and he may face a seven-year jail term if convicted.

India, S.Korea talks on bilateral civilian nuke deal

India and South Korea are to discuss the contours of a bilateral civilian nuclear deal and map out steps to achieve a $30 billion trade when the foreign ministers of the two countries hold talks in Seoul on Friday.

Japan to provide 39 billion yen to Sri Lanka: Akashi

Visiting Japanese Envoy Yashushi Akashi on Wednesday stated that the government of Japan will provide 39 billion Yen as development assistance to Sri Lanka for health, education, infrastructure and Human Resource Development.

Spare The Ruler But Do Not Spoil The Child

The nation is abuzz with the news of Rouvanjit Rawla, a class VIII student of Kolkata’s prestigious La Martiniere School for boys, who hanged himself four months ago, reportedly unable to bear the humiliation after he was caned by his school principal Sunirmal Chakroborty, and allegedly by some other teachers as well. What was his crime?

Sensitive to China reaction, Russia closes door to Dalai Lama

Except the US, most countries have to think twice before allowing the Dalai Lama to enter, concerned at a possible hostile Chinese reaction.

Crown Prince visits KAEC

Crown Prince Sultan, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General, visited the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) Tuesday and praised the King’s vision to attract international investment with the construction of the economic cities.

Mme CBK keynote speaker at her Alma Mater in Paris

Former Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga is in Paris this week at the invitation of her Alma Mater SciencesPo [The Paris Institute of Political Studies or Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris].

No interpreter; Sharjah court adjourns trial of Indians on death row

A court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday adjourned till July 14 the hearing of appeals of 17 Indians who are on death row for killing a Pakistani.

DRP not decided on discussing no-confidence motion with President

The opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party [DRP] has yet to decide on whether to discuss with President Nasheed the upcoming no-confidence motion against the Education Minister.

LTTE cadre among foreign militants using Malaysia as a base

Foreign militants, including remnants of the Tamil Tigers, are using Malaysia as their operational base and for recruiting new activists, according to a top minister.