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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Sri Lanka participates in the Council of Ministers Meeting (COM) of the IOR-ARC

Sri Lanka's Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Gitanjana Gunawardena will attend the 10th Council of Ministers Meeting (COM) of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC), in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen on 5th August 2010.

A post – war challenge for Sri Lanka: Dismantling the LTTE overseas and rebuilding a Sri Lankan identity

“Sri Lanka defeated the world’s first insurgency of the 21st century.1 On May 19, 2009, the country achieved a great strategic and moral triumph by militarily defeating the LTTE,” said Professor Rohan Gunaratna.

Fierce gun battle between police and Maoists

A fierce gun-battle was reported between the state police and the heavily armed Maoists at Guniapal in Dantewada district about 450 km south of Raipur on Wednesday.

BlackBerry, in the Kingdom, banned from Friday

Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that it would block BlackBerry services from Aug. 6 until its maker, Research In Motion (RIM), follows the country’s regulations.

Gayoom in Lanka to promote his Foundation

Maldives’ former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom arrived in Sri Lanka yesterday in a bid to promote his newly set up “The Maumoon Foundation” (TMF).

Krishna condoles deaths in Pakistan floods

External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna has written to his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi condoling the deaths due to the widespread floods there and expressing his distress over the devastation caused by the calamity.

Supreme Court directs to hold MHAA General Body Meeting on September 7

The Supreme Court of India has ordered to convening of the general body meeting of the Madras High Court Advocates Association (MHAA) on September 7 to discuss proposed amendments to the bye-laws for holding election of the association.

Some searching queries on WikiLeak

The period of WikiLeak revelations covers five years of George W. Bush from January 2004 till December 2008 and one year of Barack Obama from January to December 2009. Looking back in rearview mirror, one sees that significant changes started to occur in American policy in Afghanistan after December 2009 and talk of reconciliation and negotiations with Taliban gained currency.

TN Government bans Elephants "Blessings" Pilgrims in Temples

Tamil Nadu Government has proposed to ban the practice of elephants blessing Pilgrims in temples.

Chidambaram appeals to Kashmiris to end violence

Home minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday appealed to the people of Kashmir to end the "cycle of violence" in Kashmir, and urged parents to ensure that their children did not join violent activities.

Ms Jayalalithaa paid homage to Angamuthu

A Close friend of Late Chief Minister and founder of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) MGR, who designed the AIADMK flag P Angamuthu died in Chennai.

One-time President of Interpol sentenced to 15yrs on corruption charges

One-time president of Interpol and South Africa's former national police chief has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on corruption charges, the convicting Judge saying the ex top police official was an embarrassment to the crime-plagued country and the police officers who had served under him.

Maldives crisis: Choice between elections or opposition change of heart

Mid-term elections in the Maldives, although a costly affair, appears inevitable unless there is a change of mind in the opposition ranks, argues South Asian think tank.