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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

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Reconciliation Commission – a small step in pleasing the West but a giant leap towards ultimate reconciliation

I listened to the short interview on BBC Radio 4 conducted by Martha Kearney, the Irish-born news presenter, with Mr Nihal Jayasinghe, the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London yesterday, almost by accident.

Sri Lanka: The EU Hands Itself a Red Card

A red card is a serious matter in football. The Europeans who are football mad know its significance. If a player is handed a red card, he is sent out of the game.

“It was my duty to save Anderson,“ says ex-Congress CM Arjun Singh

Senior Congress leader Arjun Singh finally broke his silence over the Bhopal gas tragedy on Wednesday during a rare appearance in the Rajya Sabha.

Five Water Supply schemes cleared by Tamil Nadu government: Estimated cost around INR 1,712 crore

The Tamil Nadu government has cleared five combined water supply schemes and on supply improvement scheme, totally estimated to cost around Rs. 1,712 crore.

Ramadan in Sri Lanka begins

Colombo Grand Mosque announced of the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan from Wednesday 11 August. According to the Colombo Grand Mosque the moon of the Ramadan month of Hijri 1431 was sighted in several parts of the country.

India :PM meets President over Kashmir situation

Prime minister Manmohan Singh met President Pratibha Patil on Wednesday and discussed the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir besides other issues.

Canada Under Increased Pressure To Support UN Inquiry Into War Crimes

Canadian Friends of Burma and Burma Campaign UK have joined forces to call on the Canadian government to support a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.

TN Secretariat gets refurnished Day-care Center for babies

To the welfare of the Tamil Nadu Secretariat employees the state Social Weal fare Department has opened up a Day-Care Center for their babies inside the Secretariat complex.

King Abdullah’s reforms pragmatic: Le Figaro

The reign of King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, has been characterized by a number of reforms and achievements which have elevated the Kingdom to an advanced rank among the world’s countries, respected French newspaper Le Figaro has said.

Japan apologised to South Korea for its colonial rule excesses

Japan has apologized on Tuesday to South Korea for its colonial rule excesses in the country during its occupation from 1910-45, seeking to strengthen ties between the two countries ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Japanese annexation of the Korean peninsula. Seoul accepted the apology.

Over 8500 armed Naxalites in country, admits govt

The government on Wednesday said nearly 8,500 armed Naxal cadres were present in the country and as many as 21 left wing extremist groups were indulging in acts of violence.

Despite protest from India, US steeply hikes visa fees

Amid protests from India, the US House of Representatives has passed a bill to steeply hike US visa fees for skilled workers to raise $600 million in emergency funding to help secure the US-Mexico border.

US economic recovery fears return suddenly, Int’l markets tumble

World markets tumbled yesterday on sudden US economic recovery fears, sending many international indices to fall.