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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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Issipriya not just an innocent civilian as portrayed by the Channel4 – Defense Ministry

Sri Lanka’s ministry of defense today said that Issipriya was not just an innocent civilian as portrayed by the Channel4 and revealed that she was a high profile member of the Tamil Tigers, who underwent miltary training and died during the armed conflict.

Importance of focusing attention to World Situation in solving Sri Lanka’s problems

The need to be conscious of the International situation in finding solutions to the internal problems, J.R.’s failure to settle the dispute with India amicably, clearly shows U.N.P does not have any moral right to speak against the 13th amendment and the need to find a permanent solution to the ethnic problem.

Four lawmakers suspended for breaching parliamentary discipline

Speaker of the legislature parliament Subas Chandra Nemwang on Sunday suspended four lawmakers for violating parliamentary discipline and repeatedly obstructing the House proceedings.

Selling pressure prevails at Colombo Stock Exchange

Acuity Stockbrokers Research in their market review indicated that Colombo Stock Exchange closes the week on a negative note as yet another lackluster trading week comes to a close.

Anti-corruption drive: Sonia Gandhi’s terse reply to activist Anna Hazare

In a terse reply to social activist Anna Hazare's letter which charged her party with running a smear campaign, Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday said she had already made her views clear on the issue in an earlier communique.

A ‘Saltern City’ in Elephant Pass

A Saltern City is to be established in Elephant pass soon said Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development. He said the proposed Saltern City will be established by restarting the Saltern, Chemical Factory and Prawns' Farm.

India to seek “proper closure” of Mumbai attack case

India will seek a "satisfactory closure" to the Mumbai terror attacks case when it will hold extensive bilateral talks with Pakistan later this week during which they will also review the nuclear confidence building measures (CBMs).

Jayalalithaa visits her constituency worshiped in Ranganathar temple

After the thumbing victory in the General elections, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa on Sunday started thanks giving tour in her own constituency Sri Rangam.

Rahul turns 41, sycophants get busy

Congress supporters celebrated the birthday of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi outside the party headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday.

Sri Lanka President returns from Russia

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to Sri Lanka on Sunday morning after his three day official visit to Russia.

FBI manhunt for Indian-origin doctor in insurance fraud

The FBI has launched a nationwide manhunt and alerted Interpol to locate one of its most-wanted fugitives, Indian-origin doctor Gautam Gupta, whose ads promising weight loss are well-known, for allegedly defrauding US insurance companies of $25 million over the last decade.

Time for refurbishment of US centric policy has arrived

The US after keeping Pakistan in cold for over a decade offered to renew its relations in the wake of 9/11, provided Pakistan accepted its nasty demands. Gen Musharraf too eager to gain legitimacy gamely assented.

Karunanidhi left the state administration in”Disarray": Jayalalithaa charges

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has came down heavily on her arch rival Karunanidhi and charged that he was solely responsible for leaving the overall state administration in a "disarray". "It was a 'big challenge' to bring the state back on track", she added.

United Kingdom Supports Eastern Flood Recovery Program Through FAO

Deputy British High Commissioner, Mark Gooding visited the Eastern Flood Recovery Programme managed by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) during a recent official tour of the East, reiterating the UK’s support towards the flood relief efforts in the area.