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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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A two-day workshop for Ministers and Government Parliamentary Group

Sri Lanka President launched a two-day workshop yesterday at the Beruwala Rivarina hotel conference hall. The workshop was meant for Ministers, Government parliamentarians and is called “Our March”[Ape Gamana].

Both Kashmir separatists’ factions reject Govt offer for dialogue

Both factions of the Hurriyat Conference in Kashmir have rejected the Centre’s invitation to participate in a dialogue on Saturday. It was an attempt by the Union Government to reach out to the separatists.

Wikileaks and Sri Lanka

Human rights violations, gratuitous brutality and senseless cruelty are the norm and not the exception in war, in just wars as in unjust ones. Only a policy of constant vigilance over one’s own actions can minimise deeds which violate civilisational norms or national and international laws.

Dad mulls pardon for son’s killers

Mohammad Abdul Qader, 55, is contemplating a pardon for the four Indians convicted of murdering his son in the capital two years ago.

Letter from America: Gingrich and Palin – Two of the same kind

Last Tuesday, August 3, 2010, New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 9 to 0 approving the construction of the mosque and Islamic center.

India upset at attack on priests at Nepal temple

India on Saturday said it has taken up with Nepal the Pashupatinath temple incident in which two Indian priests were on Friday, thrashed, their clothes torn and sacred thread cut by dozens of Maoists who stormed the temple protesting their recent appointment.

First Public Sitting of Sri Lanka's Lessons Learnt Commission

The Commission on Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation will hold its first public sitting on Wednesday 11th August 2010 at 9.30am at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies.

Military-backed Party plotting against Free and Fair Polls

Majority of the Burmese may not be surprised as a leader of a recently formed prodemocracy party blamed the junta’s election stance and quit from that political outfit.

Pranab in Dhaka for signing of $1 billion credit line

Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has taken out time in the midst of a busy Monsoon Session of Parliament to visit Dhaka for a few hours on Saturday and inaugurate the largest line of credit for infrastructure projects that India has given to any country.

How legitimate are the recommendations of the “Elders”

A former presidential spokesman has forwarded a list of recommendations given in a statement issued on 3rd August 2010 by “The Elders” calling upon the Governments of India, Japan, China and US to impress upon GOSL to implement 7 remedial steps that 14 members of the retired “elders” club have drawn up.

India, Iran have detailed talks on Afghanistan

India and Iran have rounded off extensive discussions on Afghanistan, which included an Indo-Iranian initiative to develop a new trading route to the land locked country and a “regional approach” to bringing peace and stability.

Sydney Prior at 95 – the oldest worker in Britain

Britain is not short of contests at any time of the year which could span multitudes of activities; so, if an ambitious folk came up with an idea to find the oldest working man in British Isles, he would not have been disappointed.