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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2343

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Prof. G L Peiris meets Pakistani Premier Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani

Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G L Peiris called on Pakistani Premier Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani at the Prime Minister's Secretariat in Islamabad on 15 July 2011.

Letter from America: How about Kashmir and Palestine?

Last week, the UN welcomed South Sudan as its latest member. For nearly half a century the Christian missionaries have championed the cause of the south Sudanese, mostly animist and Christian, to break into pieces the largest African republic. Their efforts paid off when President George W. Bush elevated Sudan to the top of his foreign policy agenda after coming to office in 2000.

Sri Lanka’s “Delft Island” to get tourist hotels in coming years

Sri Lankan government is looking at a possibility of converting the countries Northern “Delft Islet” as an attractive tourist destination place after setting up of new tourist hotels in the coming years.

Parliamentary panel formed to probe into leakage of new budget

Amid serious concerns raised by opposition parties that the contents of new budget were leaked much before the budget was presented in the parliament on Friday, Legislature Parliament has formed a seven-member special probe panel led by Nepali Congress chief (NC) whip Laxman Prasad Ghimire.

Chandra Embuldeniya, founder Vice Chancellor of Uva to bid farewell

The founder Vice Chancellor of Uva Wellassa University, Chandra Embuldeniya will bid farewell after completing his term of office in July after six years of pioneering service to establish this university and develop it as a centre of excellence for value addition to the national resources base.

Owing Moral responsibility: Jayalalithaa skips judicial function: Honors objection raised by section of lawyers


Owing moral responsibility, the state Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa skipped a function at Madras High Court on Saturday, apparently to avoid embarrassment to the judiciary following protest by a section of advocates (belong to DMK party) over her sharing dais with judges.

BJP condemns Digvijay hint at RSS hand in Mumbai blasts

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday raised an uproar alleging the involvement of radical Hindu outfit Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) cannot be ruled out in the serial blasts that rocked Mumbai.

An Empire on Fire with Murdoch on Deck: News Corporation

The phone hacking scandal involving the News International, which originated in the UK as a minor irritation in the media realm, shows no sign of abating. It has now spread to the US where its parent company, the News Corporation, is feeling the intense heat of spotlight.

Nirupama Rao to be next envoy to US

The Indian government on Saturday announced the appointment of Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao as the next ambassador to the United States, an assignment she will take up shortly.

The Enemy Within

It was a shock, though not an unexpected one. Last week Sri Lanka lost her first hedging case, to the Standard Chartered Bank. Given this precedent-setting verdict, the other two arbitration suits – filed by the City Bank in the US and the Deutsche Bank in Singapore – are also likely to end in defeat. Ultimately, Sri Lanka will end up by paying around US$500 million to the three banks, money the country can ill-afford.

5 top Lashkar terrorists shot dead in Kashmir Valley

Pakistan-based LeT suffered a major setback in the Kashmir Valley as security personnel have been killed five of its top terrorists, including three self-styled divisional commanders, during an encounter in the border district of Kupwara.

Sri Lanka government to develop Valvetiturai - slained Tiger supremo’s birth place

The people of Sri Lanka’s Valvettithurai in the Vadamaradchy in the northern Jaffna which is the native place of the slained Tiger supremo was empowered with several facilities by the Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa on Friday.

2G Spectrum scam: Court allows CBI to grill Raja, two others

A Delhi court on Saturday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to again interrogate former communications minister Andimuthu Raja and two other accused, who are in judicial custody, in the 2G scam.

All Set for Sri Lanka’s Mini Election Battle

Sri Lanka’s mini election battle is heating up day by day and the Election authorities, observers, political parties are making their final preparations to conduct a free and fair election.


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