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

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Commonwealth to open up Small State Office in Geneva

The Commonwealth will set up a Small State Office in Geneva early next year in which the Maldives too has “expressed interest” in becoming a tenant, Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma said.

Human rights and selective ‘justice’

Does international justice as we know it today has any meaning? The selective approach of sanctimonious humbugs to alleged human rights violations worldwide automatically raises this question. The latest example of it is the Human Rights Watch (HRW), the International Crisis Group (ICG) and the Amnesty International (AI), turning down an invitation by Sri Lanka’s Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) to testify before it.

Mumbai terror attack: “ISI heavily involved” in preparations

Pakistani spy agency ISI was heavily involved in preparations for the Mumbai terror attacks, according to classified Indian government documents based on LeT operative David Headley's interrogation, obtained by The Guardian.

Cross-border terrorism as important as Kashmir issue : Nirupama Rao

India on Tuesday said terrorism arising out of the sub-conventional conflict directed by Pakistan against it for over two decades cannot be ignored and was as substantive an issue as Jammu & Kashmir.

Technology could be a vehicle to alleviate the problems of aging

“Think Elderly” for Older Persons event was organized by Department of Science and Technology and HelpAge India in Delhi. Young students of M.Tech were involved to take up the real life issues of elderly people which could be alleviated with inputs of technology.

Sri Lanka: Appropriation Bill for the year 2011, presented yesterday

The Appropriation bill for the budget 2011 was presented yesterday in the Sri Lanka Parliament by the Prime Minister D M Jayarathne . The estimated expenditure for the year 2011 is estimated at Rs. 1,080,967,766,000.

Failure to investigate crimes against humanity in Burma will embolden the Generals," says UN Rapporteur

The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana, has said the international community has a responsibility to investigate crimes against humanity in Burma, in his latest report to the UN General Assembly.

Environmental Journalism Course focusing coastal and marine issues

Fojo Media institute in Sweden and South East Asia START Regional Center in Thailand have to invited journalists from Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam to apply for a course focusing coastal and marine environment.

Shiv Sena call to ban burqa

The Shiv Sena, which is facing flak over pushing Mumbai University to withdraw Rohinton Mistry's Booker prize-nominated book, today opened a new front by calling for a ban on burqa (veil) worn by Muslim women.

As tourism booms, Sri Lanka mulls 200 new star hotels along the Eastern coast

Sri Lanka is mulling 200 new star class hotels along the Eastern coastal areas of Jaffna, Trincomalee, Batticaloa and Hambanthota.