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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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Sri Lanka Tamil Tiger terrorist/genocidal acts 1983-2009: IHL applicability

The issue that was discussed in Part One of this series was whether International Humanitarian Law’s (IHL) applicability to Armed Non-State Actors (ANSAs) and armed conflicts in which they are parties.

Sri Lanka: Court gives approval to hold and question the British National in connection with Channel 4 video

Sri Lanka’s Colombo Additional Magistrate Tikiri K. Jayathilaka had granted permission for the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to hold and question a British Citizen of Sri Lankan origin, under detention orders recently.

Cabinet reshuffle imminent; PM and Sonia finalizing changes

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh giving further momentum to the Cabinet reshuffle expected on Monday.

All restrictions on fishing in the war torn Northern Sri Lanka lifted - Basil Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa announced in Jaffna yesterday that all restrictions imposed on fishing in the northern Sri Lanka has been lifted from yesterday (09th ).

Phone Hacking: the unacceptable side of British Journalism

When James Murdoch, the chairman of News International, announced the imminent end of the News of the World, a Sunday newspaper, which has been in existence for well over 168 years in Britain, the people of all walks of life held their breath in sheer disbelief.

Power shortage in TN: Karunanidhi feels the heat and bought generator for his bungalow

The Power cuts for several years in the state of Tamil Nadu leads to cut the "Power" of former chief minister M Karunanidhi by the angered people in elections, now feeling the heat and purchased two giant generators and fixed in his two bungalows in Chennai, (One in Gopalapuram for second wife Dayalu Ammal and another in CIT colony for his third wife Rajathi Ammal who is mother of jailed daughter M K Kanimozhi).

WoW gain breaks six week slide

Acuity Stockbrokers Research in their market review indicated that both indices reversed the June downward trend at the start of July with the All Share Price Index (ASPI) gaining 67.27 points to close at 6911.98 and the Milanka Price Index (MPI) gaining 42.54 to close at 6386.97. ASPI increased by 0.98% and the MPI by 0.67%.

13 year old boy Dilson Murder case:Police arrested retired Army Officer

The CB-CID team has arrested retired Lieutenant Colonel Ramarajan for his alleged involvement in the shoot out incident, which claimed the life of the 13 year old boy Dilshan in Chennai last Sunday.

WB to provide US $ 43 million for Irrigation Scheme

The World Bank (WB) has agreed to provide an assistance of US$ 43 million to Nepal for the modernization of Rani-Jamara-Kulariya Irrigation Scheme.

Land Grab cases against DMK men: Democratic government or emergency rule? - Karunanidhi questions

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has wondered the way of police action against his party men allegedly involved in the land grabbing crime.

Letter from America: My Response to Geert Wilders – Concluding Part

Mr. Wilders, you claim that you are an agnostic, and yet, you like an anthropomorphic God. As I hinted earlier, I won’t waste my time trying to dissuade you about your personal beliefs and preferences.

Peoples of Sudan and South Sudan should erase their deep distrust to forge progress, advises Hilary Clinton

Marking the inauguration of the Republic of South Sudan, the 54th new state in the African Continent and the 193rd member of the United Nations, U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in an OP-ED to The Washington Post gave some valid advise to both Sudan and South Sudan: “Decades of war have left deep distrust on both sides and significant social, political and economic challenges. Both nations will have to take decisive steps to consolidate progress.”

Rahul flays Mayawati over unfair deal to farmers on land acquisition

Winding up his four-day 'padyatra' in the battle against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused her government of acquiring farmers’ lands for golf courses and racing tracks and firing upon poor farmers when they protest.

Sri Lanka appoints Harry Jayawardena as Chairman for Oil Stock Review Committee

Sri Lanka’s Distilleries Company (DIST) Chairman and businessman Harry Jayawardena has been recently appointed as the Chairman to island nation’s oil stock review committee by the Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha.

Land Grabbing complaints against DMK men floods with police

The poor and middle class people, who were affected by the previous ruling DMK leaders, their henchmen and lost their lands by way of land grabbing, started to lodge complaints in the police offices at the various parts of the State and urging to take action against the culprits.

Sri Lanka commenced the North, South bus service

Sri Lanka on Friday commenced the North and the South bus service from Point Pedro to Dondra Head, first time in the country’s history.