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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2956

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Sri Lanka world cup Squad 2011-better than 1996 winning squad

It is only few days away for the World cup 2011. The Countdown has begun. This is the tenth world cup and hosted by Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. It will be Bangladesh's first time co-hosting a Cricket World Cup.

Japan to Support Restoration of Tertiary Level Medical Functions

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) supports the Jaffna Teaching Hospital to restore tertiary level medical functions under a 2,298 million Japanese Yen (approximately LKR 2,900 million) grant, by improving facilities and equipment and also by providing training programmes to maintain the equipment.

Indian Foreign Secy wraps up her visit conveying India’s displeasure with Maoists

Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao wrapped up her three-day visit to Nepal on Thursday, conveying India’s displeasure with the Maoists over the latter’s ‘anti-India’ activities.

Pakistan epicenter of terrorism: Krishna

Dubbing Pakistan as the "epicentre of terrorism," India on Thursday slammed it for its inaction against the Mumbai attacks perpetrators, saying it has not been able to punish any of those accused of masterminding the terror strikes.

Gayoom campaign not funded by DRP

The main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) is not funding the campaign tours of the party founder and its Honorary leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, ahead of local elections, in a clear sign of deepening internal rift within the party.

Names of black money holders: Congress ministers secrecy denting Govt image

A day after the government came under attack from the Supreme Court over black money stashed abroad, several ministers on Thursday voiced concern over the issue at the Union Cabinet meeting in New Delhi but Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made it clear that the details could not be disclosed.

Sri Lanka: CA to take five consecutive five days to argue Fonseka’s Writ application

The Court of Appeal yesterday (20) determined to fix for argument on five consecutive days from May 23 to 27 the Writ application filed by former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka challenging the verdict of the 2nd Court Martial.

India arrests nearly 200 pro-Tiger Terrorist demonstrators

Nearly 200 people belonging to several Tamil Nadu Political Parties have been arrested by the Police for staging demonstrations against distribution of a calendar with President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s photograph by a school and for burning copies of the calendar.

CM, BJP row over flag-hoisting in Srinagar hots up

The opposition BJP plan to lead a rally to hoist the national flag in Srinagar on Republic Day (January 26) has led to a tense situation in the Kashmir Valley as there are fears that the state which is limping back to normalcy could see a violent reaction from separatists who won’t take the provocation lying down.

Sri Lanka is a model in human development – Says External Affairs Secretary

Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Romesh Jayasinghe says Sri Lanka is a model in human development and the country is currently realizing millennium development goals successfully. He said that Sri Lanka has also been able to manage a reasonable economic growth under the Mahinda Chinthana policy manifesto of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

U. S. Government Helps Fresh Water Flow to Communities in Semmandaluwa

U. S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Patricia Butenis declared open the water line extension along Semmandaluwa Road in the Township of Puttalam, enabling 100 families in the area to obtain fresh water.

SL Navy alegedly attacks TN Fishermen with emply liquor bottles

There is a fresh allegation against the Sri Lankan Navy that they attacked the Tamil Nadu fishermen near Kodiakarai coast with empty liquor bottles.

Sri Lanka: Collapse of law and order in Jaffna Peninsula echoed in Parliament

Despite Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian and opposition leader Ranil Wickremasinghe highlighted an emerging scenario in the northern Jaffna Peninsula that the law and order is collapsing threatening people’s lives, prime minister Jayaratne toned down rhetoric by giving an interpretation that it is a normal criminal incidents that prevail in the rest of the country.