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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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United States condemns killing of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, condemned the kidnapping and killing of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, who worked as Islamabad Bureau Chief of Online Asia Times saying “His enquiries on terrorism and intelligence had surfaced the issues caused by extremism and the threat for Pakistan’s stability.

Sri Lanka’s Katunayake FTZ worker succumb to injuries caused by Police Shooting

Roshen Chanaka, one of the protesters who received gunshot injuries during Monday’s clash between police and an unruly group of garment workers, at the Katunayake Free Trade Zone in Sri Lanka, succumbed to his injuries at the Ragama hospital at 7.00 p.m yesterday.

Channel 4 Video; Even the authencity of the video does not prove perpetrators were government soldiers

An independent United Nations human rights expert has called on Sri Lankan authorities to thoroughly investigate the apparent execution of several men by Government soldiers, saying a disputed video of the incident seems to be authentic. Christopher Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, described the killings shown on the video – whose authenticity has been contested by the Sri Lankan Government – as “textbook examples of extrajudicial executions.”

Murder of a Fearless & Reliable Pak Journalist

A fearless, reliable, investigator - Pakistani Journalist and author of the book “In side Al-Qaeda and the Taliban” Saleem Shahzad has been abducted from Islamabad and killed brutally by some unknown hands.

20 KG Free rice to ration card holders: Chief Minister Jayalalithaa launches the scheme

As promised at the time of the general elections, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has launched the free rice distribution scheme.

Nordic Greens “hearing” in European Parliament has no official standing, a mere gimmick - Ambassador Aryasinha

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha has made the following comment about the so called "hearing” held at the European Parliament on 01 June 2011 titled "Sri Lanka Two years after the war: will the perpetrators be brought to justice?”

Sri Lanka Inflation comes down from 9.8% to 8.8% in May 2011

Sri Lanka’s year-on-year inflation moved down significantly to 8.8% in May from a high of 9.8% in April 2011, Central Bank data said. However, inflation on an annual average basis had increased to 6.9% in May from 6.6% in the previous month.

Street battle in Yemen’s Capital leaves at least 41 dead

Republican Guards shelling and pre-dawn street battles between government forces and rival tribal fighters killed at least 41 people in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen on Wednesday.

Carbon Tax Campaign takes-off in Australia: A Bipartisan Approach is called for

Labour Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon tax campaign took off in Australia on Sunday the 29th with Hollywood celebrity Cate Blanchett supported by Michael Canton appearing on a popular TV advertisement called “Say Yes” sponsored by nine organizations including the GreenPeace. Two other prominent sponsors were the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Climate Institute.

Manmohan Singh reviews safety of n-plants

In the wake of recent nuclear radiation scare in Japan, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday reviewed India's atomic disaster preparedness at a high level meeting here and directed that the best practices and procedures be put in place.

No country should suffer from terrorism as Sri Lanka suffered- says Gotabhaya Rajapaksa

The Defense Secretary Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has that when President Mahinda Rajapaksa assumed office in December 2005, terrorist activities in Sri Lanka had dragged on for nearly thirty years and the LTTE had grown from a small organisation of armed individuals to a large, sophisticated terrorist outfit with very advanced combat capabilities.

After Raja, it’s Dayanidhi turn to face misuse of office charges

After former Telecom Minister A.Raja’s dubious role in grant of 2G Spectrum licences, it is the turn of his predecessor Dayanidhi Maran to face charges of favouritism.

India must apologize to Sri Lanka

While the LTTE is blamed for carrying out 30 years of terror in Sri Lanka, the question that needs to be answered is who actually created this group, why was it created, for how long was it meant to exist and to what extent did the creators have actual control over their creation? India must now answer and India must now apologize for the thousands of people whose lives it has helped kill by aiding a terrorist organization.