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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2701

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22 including three crew members killed in airplane crash

Altogether 22 onboard including three crew members have died when a passenger aircraft met with an accident on its way to Kathmandu from Lamidanda in the eastern Nepal, Wednesday.

Sri Lankan fishermen abducted by Somali pirates

Somali pirates have abducted two Sri Lankan fishermen from Beruwala- south west of Sri Lanka, engaged in fishing in international waters around November 30, while the remaining four have escaped to India and are now in Indian custody.

Thasmeen ready for party primaries

Saying that he has no intention of stepping down from the party leadership, the main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) chief Ahmed Thasmeen Ali said he was ready to contest primaries, ahead of the next presidential election, if necessary.

Sri Lankan govt. to postpone the Local Govt. Bills?

It is likely that the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government will put off the passing of the amending of two highly-debated Local Authorities electoral reforms bills, as the delimitation wards is being delayed.

Colombo Stock Market remains inactive for the season

Sri Lanka Stock Market continued to drop in terms of activity on Wednesday the December 15, as investors seem to focus on investing in IPOs. Indices remained mostly flat during the day and closed on a negative note amid foreign selling. Indices may revive during the last week of December according to brokers.

Sri Lanka tops in healthcare deliver in South Asia-UNFPA

Sri Lanka has again topped as the best country in healthcare delivery in South Asia, according to ‘The State of World Population 2010 Report’ published by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Sri Lanka: Fonseka challenges 2nd Court Martial Order: CA issues notices on Respondents returnable on January 20

On the Writ Petition filed by former Sri Lankan Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, the Court of Appeal yesterday (15) issued on incumbent Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya, Maj. Gen. M.P.Peiris, Maj. Gen. S.W.L.Daulagala, Maj. Gen. M.Hathurusinghe and Judge Advocate Shavindra Fernando.

Hindu-style wedding for Brad Pitt, Angelina in Jodhpur

While it's splitsville for Liz Hurley and Arun Nayar after three rocky years of marriage, Hollywood's celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have decided to cement their bond further. Like Liz and Arun, who tied the knot according to Hindu customs in Jodhpur, the Brangelina couple, too, are looking to take the 'pheras' in the historic Rajputana city.

DRP infighting: Meeting disrupted with Umar blocked entry

The main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) public meeting at the Ghiyasudhin School Wednesday night ended midst clashes when the party’s dismissed Deputy Leader Umar Naseer tried to attend it.

Petraeus is further spoiling the messy situation

Despite our estranged relations with USA from 1990 till 2001, our leaders continued to vie for US friendship. The two PPP tenures in the 1990s in particular struck secret arrangements with Washington to attain power.

LTTE's separatist war could easily have destabilized the region – Prof G.L.Peiris

The LTTE's separatist war in Sri Lanka could easily have destabilized the region. The fact that it did not happen is because of the preventive actions taken by Sri Lanka during and after the war to ensure stability. This is the regional significance of the current situation in Sri Lanka.

State got Rs 50 crore sanction, medical college soon: Azo

Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister Kuzoluzo ( Azo) Nienu said that they got Rs 50 crore sanction from the Center for a full fledged Medical College in the State.

Strong advocate of global human rights as new head of U.S. Congress Foreign Relations Committee

A Republican Congresswoman, currently the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Relations Committee, who has earned a stature as someone who tirelessly advocate human rights across the globe, an outspoken critic of the UN Human Rights Council who authored legislative initiatives to prevent U.S. funds to the council, and most recently in August who proposed the expulsion of Palestinian diplomats from American soil will chair the powerful and influential U.S. House Foreign Relations Committee when the Republican Party takes over the House on January 4.