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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Ex President Gayoom slams Europe, US

Maldives former President Mamoon Abdul Gayoom said the planned “Burn a Quran” day campaign is due to the Europe’s fear of the spread of Islam, and blamed the US over acts of anti Islam.

WAMY Chief fears violence

Saleh S. Al-Wohaibi, the head of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), has expressed fears the burning of copies of the Qura'n by a small church in Florida on Saturday, the anniversary of the September 2001 attacks, has the potential of sparking violence in different parts of the world.

Letter from America: 9/11 - Nine Years Later

By any measure, 9/11 was a seminal event in American history. No time before since 1812, especially in the post-World War II period, has an attack of this magnitude, killing so many, been brought to the doorsteps of the USA.

Our Rajapakse Future

On the eve of the passage of the 18th Amendment, the Mirihana police arrested the wife and two brothers of a printing press owner. The printer, who had been tasked by the UNP with printing a poster depicting President Mahinda Rajapakse in a Hitlerian guise, was not available when the police went in search of him. Baulked of their prey, the ‘guardians of the law’ took away his spouse and siblings.

“We control the proceedings here!”: Video - : LLRC’s Commissioners and AT Editor’s spat

Mr K.T. Rajasingham (KTR), the Editor of Asian Tribune unexpectedly found himself in verbal fisticuffs with Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt Commission on the afternoon of September 9, having been suddenly denied of his previously scheduled testimony.

Uwa Wellassa University. Ideally suited to Govt Development Strategy

To supplement the government’s accelerated development strategy, a talented, competent, persevering and patriotic set of youth is essential and with strategic plan in mind the Uva-Wellassa University (UWU) was established based on modern educational concepts, differentiated from traditional university system to become a Centre of Excellence for value addition and thus it was born in the backdrop of long felt need. It was established in 2004.

India to assist Laos power projects with tranche worth $72 million

India will provide the Lao People's Democratic Republic the first tranche worth $72.55 million for two power projects as part of a package of monetary and technical assistance in areas ranging from power and irrigation to culture.

UNP dissidents issue Sept 21 ultimatum

Sri Lanka’s main opposition- United National Party (UNP) is heading for a greater crisis with a dissident group of nearly 25 to 30 Members of Parliament issuing an ultimatum to Leader of the Opposition and Party Leader, Ranil Wickremesinghe to resolve the internal crisis before the Parliament convened on September 21.

New CM takes oath in Jharkhand amid rumblings in BJP

Arjun Munda was on Saturday sworn in as Jharkhand Chief Minister heading a BJP-JMM coalition at a ceremony in Ranchi skipped by top BJP leaders, including LK Advani, amidst reports of differences within the party over forming a government again with its erstwhile partner, reputed for backstabbing and opportunism.

U.S. criticizes Sri Lanka amendment

The United States on Saturday condemned Sri Lanka's passage of a constitutional amendment granting the president vast new powers, saying it undermined democracy.

Rising Yamuna river floods many Delhi areas

Unprecedented, record rainfall in the Capital New Delhi has raised the level of the river Yamuna, made worse by release of large quantity of water from the neighbouring Haryana state.

Jayalalalithaa all set to hold demonstration & meeting in Madurai

Despite the continuous life threat by opponents, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has decided to hold a demonstration-meeting at Madurai, a strong base of Union Fertilizer Minister and Chief Minister Karunanidhi's eldor son M K Alagiri.

CIMA Spell-master gets underway

Education Ministry endorsed Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka Division sponsored Spellmaster TV series, is to be telecast shortly. CIMA Sri Lanka Division along with Sirasa TV announced the launch of Spellmaster 2011, with the calling of entries from schools island-wide.

Separatists flout promise, incite mobs in Kashmir

While Muslims all over India celebrated Eid with traditional fervour, separatists in Kashmir went back on their promise to abjure violence and incited mobs to go on rampage, setting fire to vehicles after the Eid prayers on Saturday.

“Thou Shalt not Burn Other Religious Texts” – God commands American Pastor against Qur’an Burning!

At first sight, he resembles more of a street fighter than a Christian pastor who is supposed to radiate love and compassion, with an ever-present aura of menace around him: the bushy open-ended rectangular moustache, piecing eyes, raucous tone and the pistol concealed somewhere in his abdominal region, do very little to make things appear otherwise.