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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Sri Lanka’s opposition party conducts protest in South Africa

Sri Lanka’s extremist Sinhala Marxist party- Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affiliated Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) held an anti government protest in Pretoria, South Africa recently alongside the Seventeenth World Festival for Youth and Students currently underway in South Africa.

Authoritarianism and Dynastic rule are no less dangerous than Emergency - K Advani says


The Bharatiya Janata Party Leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Lal Kishan Advani said that the authoritarianism and dynastic rule are no less dangerous than Emergency.

Sri Lanka’s Anglican Bishop Duleep de Chickera to step down

Sri Lanka’s Anglican Bishop of Colombo, Rt. Rev. Duleep Kamil De Chickera, yesterday (December 19, 2010) announced that he will step down from the mantle of the ‘See of Colombo’.

Sri Lanka to seek US $ 500 million loan from World Bank

Post war bullish, Sri Lanka’s Government had recently sought another loan from the global lender World Bank for the tune of US $ 500 million (approximately Sri Lankan Rs.50 billion) with the recent concluded visit by World Bank Managing Director, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to the South Asian Island.

A Closer Look at Sri Lanka’s War-ravaged North: Washington can learn from Asian Tribune tour

To Western diplomatic corps that depend on their contacts to supply information about the post-war ground situation in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka to fill their diplomatic cables to the respective foreign ministries, for them it is a military rule in the former LTTE-held vast territory. Among the diplomatic community in Colombo the leader of cable traffic to their foreign ministries is the United States Embassy.

WikiLeaks exposes snooping of US embassy in New Delhi

While the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has claimed that his life is in danger, is sought to be harassed in a variety of cases to silence him and probably face an espionage charge slapped against him by US authorities, Washington and FBI seem to think its is "perfectly legitimate" to snoop on intelligence and police agencies in a friendly country like India to collect data on anti-terror measures
The Indian government regards as "highly improper" the unauthorised channel of communication established by an FBI representative in the U.S. embassy here with an officer of the Delhi Police Special Cell.

Sri Lanka conveys its position to United Nations

Sri Lanka's External Affairs Ministry said Saturday (December 18) that it had conveyed its position over the possible visit to the Island by United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel of Experts on Sri Lanka.

India’s mythical beliefs and Pakistan forces preparedness for war

Indians believe a lot in myth making. They derive pleasure in pretending what they are not. Governed by the yearning desire to be called a big power, they have been making strenuous efforts to fulfill their dream.

Jataka Buddhist Tales Collection Translated Into Polish Language

In 300 B.C, Sri Lanka’s Jataka Buddhist Tales written for the mankind to gain knowledge and morality originally in prakrit have been released in Polish lanaguage on November 24, In Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw.

China bribed police officials handing over Tibetans attempting to exit China: US

United States alleged that Nepali security officials who handed over Tibetans attempting to exit China were bribed by China. A confidential memo of the US Embassy in New Delhi released by whistleblower website WikiLeaks on Sunday made the claim.

The temptation to say, "Completely no" but, "just only in odd occasional treatments"

The doctors always say, "Have a balanced diet", that means a varied diet. Actually sometimes we can have odd occasional treatments but not so often as possible.

Migration generates economic, political and social advances in origin and destination countries - DG/ILO

A dispatch from International Labour Organization (ILO) Colombo office embodied the message by Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office on the occasion of International Migrants Day.

Sri Lanka denied 'Right of Reply' by EU Parliament

In the latest bid by the West to deny Sri Lanka its democratic 'right of freedom' of expression and ‘right of reply’, the country was shamelessly and deplorably not allowed to explain its position by the European Parliament, in an apparent repetition of the Oxford Union fiasco.

ASICON 2010 showcases modern advancements in surgery

The 70th annual conference of Association of Surgeons of India (ASICON) being held in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) campus, New Delhi, India, is showcasing recent and most modern advancements in surgery.

January to December 2010 Stock Market ASPI gained 82.7%

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their market review indicated that the week ended with All Share Price Index (ASPI) of 6360.84 which lost 71.9 points week on week. The year to date gain, however was 2879 points representing an increase of 82.7% from Jan 2010. Milanka Price Index (MPI) closed at 6834.07, a marginal decrease from last week.

Ferry Service to Colombo from Tuticorin: India and Sri Lanka approves the proposal

The two government, India and Srilanka have given consent to operate ferry service between Tuticorin and Colombo. The service will start with two months.


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