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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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Sri Lankan Expatriates Demonstrated in Geneva Condemning Appointment of Expert Panel

Sri Lankan expatriates living in European countries gathered on Sunday afternoon under the Sri Lankan national flag in front of the UNO head office Geneva Switzerland and had a massive demonstration against UN Secretary General Ban-ki-moon’s so called expert panel. More than 1000 Sri Lankans gathered for the event.

India Should Press Myanmar’s Leader on Human Rights

India should emphasize respect for human rights during the state visit by Burma's Senior General Than Shwe, Human Rights Watch said.

Investors rally on the expectation of positive quarterly earnings

Acuity Stockbrokers in their weekly stock market review indicated that the market indices continued on a steady upward momentum with the All Share Price Index (ASPI) gaining 218.62 points or 4.7% to close at 4895.51, while the Milanka Price Index (MPI) appreciated by 228.91 points or 4.3% to close at 5,545.13.

North Waziristan fixation betrays Washington’s sincerity of intentions

In accordance with the chalked out plan, terrorism was intentionally pushed into Pakistan to destabilize the country. The two extreme flanks of Pakistan, FATA and Balochistan were inflamed to make things difficult for Pak Army, fundamentally poised to guard eastern border.

Oxford University Under Fire Over Taib Invitation

The Oxford University's Saïd Business School has come under fire over an invitation extended to Taib Mahmud, the controversial Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak.

US to vote against China’s sale of n-reactors to Pakistan

The US has said it would vote against an exemption for China to sell two civil nuclear reactors to Pakistan at the Nuclear Suppliers Group meeting, in a new move to step up pressure to get the controversial deal annulled.

President Kumaratunga's speech on the 21st Anniversary of 'Black July'

A speech by former Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga at the 21st Anniversary of ‘Black July’, at the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo, July 23, 2004, spoke on the tragedy that was perpetrated upon the Tamil people of this country.

Indra Nooyi, Arundhati Roy among world’s most inspiring women

India-born head of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi and author Arundhati Roy have been named by Forbes among the world's 30 most inspiring women, a list that also features Mother Teresa, Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton.

Oil, global stocks rise lifts Saudi benchmark

Banking and petrochemical stocks lead Saudi shares to a higher close on Saturday, after positive market data lifted global stocks on Friday. The benchmark Tadawul All Share Index closed 1.6 percent higher at 6,187.39 points.

Explosion in Bangkok leaves many injured

An explosion at a Bangkok bus stop on Sunday evening wounded at least nine people in the central shopping district, the scene of recent mass anti-government protests, Thai police said.

Wee hours tragedy: Old lady killed and thrown in to a well in "Ahobila Mutt - Accused beaten to death

In continuation of the day light murders in Chennai City for the past few months, an old lady on Sunday allegedly attacked and killed by a man at the Ahobila Mutt in Selaiyur, Tambaram, located near Chennai.

Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister warned of terrorists organizations operate by exploiting cross border linkages

Addressing the 17th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Hanoi, Viet Nam, Gitanjana Gunawardena, Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister of External Affairs stated that “Terrorism by nature thrives on the vulnerabilities of democratic States and lacuna in international law.”

Tourism in Sri Lanka receives a boost in Belgium

Jetair, one of the leading tour operators in Belgium, has introduced Sri Lanka as a new winter destination, and will operate weekly charter flights from Brussels to Colombo commencing October 2010.

Reservation Row: Karunanidhi Refutes Jayalalithaa's claims

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravadian Patriarch M Karunanidhi have said social justice was the bedrock of the Dravidian movement. As soon as he assumed Chief Ministership in 1969, he only formed the Backward Classes Commission under the Chaimanship of A. N. Sattanathan and implemented its recommendations, Karunanidhi said.

Film Actors who visit Sri Lanka should not be threatened- South Indian Film Artists Association

The South Indian Film Artists' Association (SIFAA) has said that the film actors who visit Sri Lanka for the purpose of shooting or rehabilitating displaced Tamils should not be threatened by others.