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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 103

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Letter from America: My Response to Geert Wilders

In his website, Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician, posted an article – My message to Muslims, which deserve some response. Here below is my response to him.

Education, Education, Education…: why can’t Britain get this noble concept right?

Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pension in Britain, caused something of a clamour this week by accusing British employers of giving preference to immigrants over the British, when it comes to recruiting people for jobs.

The shame of July 1983; Righteousness and not political expediency must guide Sri Lankan reconciliation efforts

Sri Lanka is on the path towards reconciliation after more than 30 years of conflict and war, and it faces challenges to this effort from several fronts, both national and international. These multi dimensional challenges require multi dimensional responses, but a single dimension goal; Reconciliation based on righteousness.

India: Activist Hazare meets Sonia Gandhi on Lokpal Bill

Civil society activists, Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal, fighting for a tough law against corruption and black money on Saturday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Sri Lanka: HNB finances first boutique hotel in Pasikudah

Hatton National Bank, one of Sri Lanka’s largest commercial banks had recently taken a leading step towards development of the first boutique hotel ‘Maalu Maalu’ Resort & Spa opened in the eastern coast.

International Humanitarian Law – at all times - applicable to LTTE atrocities

Western nations, prominently led by the United States, since the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE/Tamil Tigers) in May 2009 have systematically sharpened their maneuvers to first, strategically communicate to the rest of the world that the Government of Sri Lanka (GSL) was responsible for violating the International Humanitarian Law and globally accepted human rights practices to whip up anti-Sri Lankan sentiments in Western capitals and among the lawmakers, and two, to create a voice to force the United Nations to bring Sri Lanka to international scrutiny preparing the path to prosecute its leaders for crimes against humanity, human rights abuses, war crimes and genocide at the international court.

Freed actress in murder case heckled at Press meet

Maria Susairaj, who walked free from Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai on Saturday after serving three-year term in the Neeraj Grover murder case, was heckled by a section of media and Grover’s friends at a Press conference.

Sri Lanka to restrict poaching in National Parks

Sri Lanka’s The Ministry of Agrarian Research Services and Wild Life have recently launched an extensive programme to apprehend persons who enter national parks illegally and engage in hunting.

Tihar jail probe into favours for CWG-tainted Suresh Kalmadi

Delhi’s Tihar jail authorities on Saturday ordered an inquiry into media reports claiming that sacked CWG organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi was getting special treatment inside the jail premises.

The People and Their Rulers

It is a historical phenomenon common to both the East and the West – aristocratic wastrels selling their acreage to sustain their ostentatious life styles.

Defence Secy Pradeep Kumar named next CVC

Defence secretary Pradeep Kumar was unanimously chosen on Saturday as the next Central Vigilance Commissioner, four months after the Supreme Court had quashed the earlier appointment of PJ Thomas to the post.

Sri Lanka: Politician gets Rs.25 million worth shares of Public quoted company

Sri Lankan United National Party (UNP) chief organizer for Biyagama and Gampaha District representing parliamentarian Dinendra Ruwan Wijewardene had recently been gifted with over Rs.25 million worth of shares of Lake House Printers and publishers PLC (LPRT).

Sri Lanka aired Channle4 “killing fields” true video

Sri Lanka’s Local Media yesterday aired the unchanged video that was used to create the documentary telecast by Britain’s Channel 4 television.

Adi Festival: TTDC arranges ‘Amman’ Temples pilgrimage tours

To facilitate the pilgrim tourists from all over the world to have darshan of the diversified incarnations of Maha Sakthi during the holy month of Aadi, Tamil Nadu Tourisum Development Corporation(TTDC) is organizing a 5-day tour to 108 temples of Amman (108 Amman Temple Tour).

Sri Lanka to launch fresh attempts to Free Rizana Nafeek

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Justice Rauf Hakeem said on Saturday that the government of Sri Lanka will take the every possible step in a diplomatic manner to free Sri Lankan maid Rizana Nafeek, the housemaid who was sentenced to death by a high court in Saudi Arabia for the murder of a four-month-old infant in her care.

Flood and landslide wreak havoc, death toll reaches to 12

Flood and landslide triggered by incessant rainfall over the past few days in different parts of the country have killed at least 12 persons including three children from a single family and displaced hundreds of families. The torrential rains have also inundated dozens of houses and damaged roads, obstructing vehicular movement in various parts of the country.