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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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WikiLeaks disclosure of US Secret Afghan war documents reveals US War Crimes

The most significant and salient message that emanates from the 75,000 Secret Classified U.S. documents on the Afghanistan war theater disclosed on Monday, 26 July by the online whistleblower WikiLeaks is the evidence of U.S. war crimes.

A closure for July 1983: A national day of mourning?

Another year has passed since the shame of July 1983. Tamils, and Sinhalese and Muslims still consider that period the saddest period in contemporary history of Sri Lanka. For many thousands of Tamils who lost their lives, their families and friends still mourn them and that fateful period.

Defence deal, business top British PM agenda in India

British Prime Minister David Cameron comes to India on his maiden visit on Tuesday during which a defence deal worth 500 million pounds for 60 Hawk jets is to be finalized.

Saudis 58th happiest people in the world: Gallup survey

Saudis have come in at number 58 on the Gallup “happiness rating”, according to a survey conducted by the polling organization between 2005 and 2009 of thousands of people in 155 countries.

Indian PM rejects charge of misuse of CBI by Govt

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday rejected the BJP charge of the government misusing the CBI in the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case and said the Centre had not tried to influence the investigation process in any way.

Lexus Car Import case: Special Court Convicts (Sasikala) Natrajan for Two Years RI

A Special Court in Chennai on Monday convicted M Natarajan, husband of Ms Sasikala, who is close aide of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for two years Rigorous Imprisonment(RI) in a Lexus car import case filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI).

No joke, we will impeach President Nasheed, vows DRP MPs

A group of opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party MPs has vowed to impeach President Mohamed Nasheed, over alleged violation of the country’s constitution.

Sri Lanka now entered a period of peace and political stability

Sri Lankan Ministers visiting Japan pointed out that Sri Lanka has now entered a period of peace and political stability. It was also emphasized that the safety of tourists is now ensured in the country.

Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani’s extension in service

In the last few months issue of extension of Gen Kayani had become one of the hot topics since he was due to retire on 29 November 2010. While there was a general consensus that Kayani deserved an extension because of his outstanding performance in war on terror and his apolitical conduct, there were some who were skeptical whether President Zardari would give him extension.

Seylan almost triples its post tax profits for the first half of 2010

Seylan Bank registered a profit of Rs 510.5 million for the first half of 2010 an increase of 270% over 2009 while its pre-tax profit was Rs 809.6 million a 292% increase over 2009.

New UK visa application centre opens in Sri Lanka

A new Visa Application Centre, located at Union Place, Colombo was opened on Monday, for UK visa customers in Sri Lanka.

In Kuwait : 80% of workers dissatisfied with salaries

Eighty percent of workers in Kuwait are dissatisfied with their salaries, according to a new survey conducted by, which was released yesterday.

Remove statues of Karunanidhi's parents from Radhapuram Bus Stand: Jayalalithaa threatens to protest

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary Ms Jayalalithaa has threatened to hold a protest agitation, if the state government fails to remove the statues of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's father Muthuvelar and mother Anjugam Ammal, by October 2, from Radhapuram bus-stand in Tirunelveli District.

Sri Lanka stock market breaks the psychologically important 5000 pts. barrier, races ahead

Sri Lanka stock market has just surpassed the psychologically important 5000 points barrier a few minutes back around 2:00 pm local time.