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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

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Sri Lanka: Commissioner General of Prisons Appoints a 3-Member Committee to inquire Welikada incident

Commissioner General of Prisons V.R. De Silva had appointed a 03 member committee headed by Senior Administrator Kenneth Fernando to look into the incident and situation where prisoners attacked local police officers during a island wide raid to eliminate trafficking and use of drugs along with mobile phones in prisons.

Sri Lankan porn stars to 'Star' in papers from today

The Police Women and Children's Bureau had said that the photographs of those who had posed on porn websites, which were earlier ordered by the Colombo High Court to be publicized through the media, would be published beginning from today.

Criminalize human trafficking, Maldives told

The Maldives was told to criminalize human trafficking and ratify a key UN convention on ensuring migrant worker’s rights amongst 130 recommendations made by UN member states at the Universal Periodic Review, in Geneva last week.

Sikhs protest at turban search at US airports

America’s transportation security administration officials have informed Sikh groups in Washington that the community members should now expect turbans to always be searched at US airports, prompting angry reaction from Sikhs.

Sri Lanka: The Challenge of Returning to Normalcy

After the end of the conflict, resettling the displaced who had streamed into the prepared camps was the immediate challenge.

The Burma’s electoral process was severely flawed - Hillary Clinton

The Burma’s electoral process was severely flawed, precluded an inclusive, level playing field, and repressed fundamental freedoms. As a result, the elections were neither free nor fair. We were concerned by the regime’s refusal to allow international journalists and election observers to monitor or cover the voting.

People of Sri Lanka had been emancipated from fear and terror after almost three decades - Prof. G.L. Peiris

Prof. G.L. Peiris, Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs said that the people of Sri Lanka had been emancipated from fear and terror after almost three decades. He said this while giving his overview of the Government’s efforts to the visiting Parliamentary delegation.

Sunday’s Election In Burma Is A Sham Which Must Not Be Legitimized

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is urging the international community to reject the election process taking place in Burma on Sunday as a sham, and instead to revive a United Nations-led effort to convince the regime to enter into meaningful dialogue with democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, currently under house arrest, her party, and the ethnic nationalities.

The Comical Circus: Burma’s Elections over – Results yet to be announced by the junta

Voters in Myanmar's first election in 20 years cast their ballots Sunday amid both a barrage of criticism that the balloting was rigged in favor of the ruling military and hope that some change toward democratic reform might nonetheless follow.

Swedish Police arrest a suspect in Malmö shootings, mostly aimed at immigrants and refugees

The Police in the southern Swedish city of Malmö arrested a 38-year-old man suspected of being behind the series of shootings over the last few years – mostly aimed at immigrants and refugees and resulting in one death and eight people wounded.

Poverty impedes access to existing tuberculosis (TB) care services

Poverty not only makes poor people more vulnerable to tuberculosis (TB) but also makes them less likely to access the existing TB-related prevention, treatment and care services. There is substantial number of active TB patients that are still not reached by existing TB control programmes.

“Bracketing” of internal differences to prevent adverse effect on Sri Lanka’s image abroad - Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha

“To succeed in our effort to regain control of the dominant narrative on Sri Lanka abroad, we need to learn how to “bracket” issues we disagree on internally, as ones on which we need to work harder to iron out our internal differences, without trying to convert them into foreign policy issues and taking them beyond the water’s edge, ” said Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha.

Thousands flee clashes within hours of Burma’s sham elections

Thousands flee clashes within hours of Burma’s sham elections. More than ten thousand civilians have fled across the Burmese border into Thailand today to escape fighting between the Burma Army and a faction of the pro-junta Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA).