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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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Srilankan Tamils Issue: K arunanidhi recounts his contribution-Requests his political adversaries to stop targeting him

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) president M Karunanidhi has requested his political adversaries to stop targeting him on the Sri Lankan Tamil Issue, while enthusiastically welcoming the resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu State Assembly calling for economic sanctions on the island nation and declaration of those who committed crimes during the war as war criminals.

Sri Lanka President sees ICT as front runner in country’s development: ICTA CEO

ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) CEO Reshan Dewapura said that Sri Lanka was fortunate because its President Mahinda Rajapaksa saw ICT as a front runner in development.

President Mahinda is the only leader who could solve the decades old problem

President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s firm commitment to devolution of power, his determination not to grant the demands of the Tiger terrorists in any form, whatever that may be the failures of the past leaders and the Indian involvement in the ethnic issue are subjects covering in the recent weekly Lankadeepa Article written by the veteran Sinhala journalist Mr. Wasantha Priya Ramasnayake.

Congress campaign to take on Hazare, Baba Ramdev

The Congress on Sunday launched a campaign to counter the anti-graft movement by Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev and accused a section of civil society of trying to weaken democratic institutions.

Sri Lanka: Elections Secretariat to hold Special Discussion for the forthcoming Local Elections

Sri Lanka’s Elections Secretariat had decided to hold a special discussion with regard to carrying out the local government elections for 65 local government bodies on coming days. An official at the election secretariat had said that District Returning Officers, Deputy Elections Commissioner and the Assistant Elections Commissioners will attend the discussion.

Baba Ramdev ends fast, will continue anti-graft campaign

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday broke his nine-day-old fast that sparked a political slugfest heeding appeals of spiritual and religious leaders but vowed to continue his campaign against corruption.

Instructor of University Students Leadership Training programme died under suspicious circumstances

Sri Lanka Police have begun a broad investigation into the sudden death of the commanding officer of the 13th National Cadet Corps, Lieutenant Colonel M.D.H Lenadora.

Murdered crime journalist cremated; Dawood gang hand suspected

FroVeteran investigative journalist Jyotirmoy Dey (56), who was shot dead by unknown assailants on Saturday, was cremated on Sunday at Mumbai’s suburban Ghatkopar. According to television reports, the pistol used to kill Jyotirmoy Dey is mostly used by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's gang.

Impact of Free Trade Agreements on People Living With HIV

Thirty years into the AIDS epidemic, and 10 years since the landmark UN General Assembly Special Session on HIV/AIDS, the UN organized a High level Meeting on AIDS from 8–10 June 2011 in New York to review progress and set targets and commitments for the coming years on HIV prevention, treatment care and support.

Influential Oprah

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most influential and powerful woman in the world. While her self-titled award winning show has come to a close after a record 25 seasons, it doesn’t mean that is the end of the show for Oprah.

1st Batch of Sri Lanka’s new University Entrants successfully completes their 3 weeks training

The first stage of the “Positive Leadership and Aptitude Building” programme held for the first time for the new entrants of the Sri Lanka Universities were completed very successfully and the students dispersed from the their camps fill with joy as well as with sadness for parting from their colleagues with whom they spend the last three weeks.