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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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2G-Spectrum Scam:My daughter Kanomozhi is innocent-Karunanidhi says

The Dravida Munnetra Kzhagam(DMK) president M Karunanidhi has said his daughter and @G-Spectrum Scam accused was innocent.

Today is the Republic Day of Sri Lanka

Today (22nd May) is the Republic Day of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was declared as a Republic on 22nd May 1972 by the former Prime Minister Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike. On this day a new Constitution entitled as the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka was also proclaimed.

The Steep Fall of a Top Banker: Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Just eight days ago, he was the world’s top banker: a brilliant academic, amiable and infectiously charming; and by then, he had been credited with keeping the global fiscal crisis, to some extent, at bay. However, much to the dismay of both his admirers and peers, seven days later, in a dramatic volte-face of fortunes, he was ushered into a courtroom in New York while cutting a very pathetic figure, a fraction of his former self – unshaven, in handcuffs with protruding heavy eye bags.

Infosys opens $150 million new campus in Shanghai

Infosys Technologies chairman N R Narayana Murthy on Saturday laid the foundation of a new campus in Shanghai, and announced plans to treble the company's business operations in China.

Peace of the Mentally-dead

The government has declared a ‘Ranaviru Month’ (‘War Heroes’ Month) to mark the second anniversary of winning the long Eelam War. On the second day of this commemorative period, the CID briefly detained and questioned the daughter of Gen. Sarath Fonseka, at the Katunayake Air Port. Ms. Fonseka was returning to the island with her mother, when this incident happened.

Does Sri Lanka have to report to India?

Based on the premise that Sri Lanka is, has been & ought to be a sovereign nation, Sri Lankan’s need to demand to what extent spokesman for the Government has any right to jeopardize that sovereign status especially in the context of joint press releases made that compromises and leaves room to crucify Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka establishes an International Museum of World Buddhism

The Sri Dalada International Museum of World Buddhism in Kandy, in the central hill capital of Sri Lanka, was opened by President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday.

India among nations elected to Human Rights Council

The UN General Assembly has elected 15 countries, including India, to the Human Rights Council, filling the latest slate of rotating council candidates, Xinhua reported.

Sri Lanka’s forest bio-diversity estimated at 4.5 trillion rupees would be included into the national revenue in future

Sri Lanka’s Environment Ministry has planned to include the value of the country's forest bio-diversity into the national revenue in future.

Curfew in Srinagar over protest rallies

Authorities imposed curfew in old city areas of Srinagar on Saturday to foil separatists' call for march towards Eidgah to commemorate the killing of Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone. Normal life was thrown out of gear by the shutdown call given by the moderate Hurriyat Conference.

Climatic Change - Is it Nature hitting Back or is it Man Made?

Sri Lanka has been receiving a massive dose of bad weather in the form of rain in the Northern, Eastern and North Central regions of the Island. The most significant factor is that these are the “rice bowl” areas of the Country. The explanation given by most weather prediction experts is that this is an extended version of the North-East monsoon which brings rain at this period of the year.

Call to protect water and reject corporate conflicts of interest

As health experts gather in Geneva to attend the 64th World Health Assembly (WHA), global civil society organizations are calling on World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Margaret Chan to address widespread concerns about corporate conflicts of interest regarding global water governance, health and nutrition policy.

Letter from America: The Unholy Emergence of Blackwater in the Emirates

Remember Blackwater USA, the private military group, which worked as contractors for the U.S. State Department? Since June 2004, it has been paid more than $320 million out of a $1 billion, five-year State Department budget for the Worldwide Personal Protective Service, which protects U.S. officials and some foreign officials in conflict zones.


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