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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2956

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Japan Women Wins World Cup Final

Japan for the first time, won the Women’s FIFA World Cup against the United States in penalty shootout held yesterday (17 July) in Frankfurt, Germany.

Sri Lanka’s Northern province has recorded the highest GDP growth rate of 22.9 per cent last year

Sri Lanka’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2010 has increased by 15.9 per cent, and reached Rs. 5,602 billion with a per capita income of Rs. 271,259 equivalent to US$ 2,399.

Modern Super highways eliminate people and only vehicle oriented

Large scale development projects appear to be least people oriented and may be mooted on vested interests of investors and politicians. No people oriented as equity of benefits, no shifting down to the lowest rung of the people and are not reflected in the cost of living and living condition.

UNIDO, APECF sign memorandum for the development of Lumbini

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (APECF) have signed a memorandum in Beijing Friday for the development of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, into a special cultural zone in Nepal, according to Xinhua News Agency.

Phone Hacking Scandal: Scotland Yard Chief Resigns

The phone hacking scandal which is engulfing the Murdoch media empire sensationally claimed its first major scalp today. Sir Paul Stephenson, the Head of the Scotland Yard, also known as the Met, resigned as its commissioner in the evening at a hurriedly-summoned news conference.

Riyadh revisited

A very close friend of mine who arrived with me in Riyadh in the mid-70s left the Kingdom in the latter part of the 1990s upon completion of his assignment.

Mumbai blasts: Probe ordered into suspect’s death in custody

Groping for a breakthrough four days after the triple blasts, Mumbai police on Sunday prepared a sketch of a suspect even as the brother of an alleged Indian Mujahideen (IM) member died in a hospital in Mumbai after being questioned on Wednesday’s explosions.

HRW and Amnesty show their true colors at Capitol Hill: Throws speculations and frenzy exaggerations when questioned

The disaster the world heading in terms of human rights was well demonstrated yesterday (July 15) at Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. It was really shocking and disgusting to witness how the so-called protectors of global human rights shamelessly tried to capitalise the sufferings of my kith and kin in Sri Lanka to fulfill their self serving objectives.

Shiv Sena slams Shahrukh Khan for throwing party at tragedy time

The Shiv Sena on Sunday slammed Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan for throwing a lavish party at his residence when Mumbai was mourning the loss of lives in the triple bomb blasts that rocked the city on Wednesday.

British Sri Lankans take to streets accusing Channel 4 TV of inciting race-hate

” Over 2000 British Sri Lankans of different ethnicities and political hues met in London in Sunday evening to stage a massive demonstration against the Channel 4 TV, which at present is going around the world with a “documentary”, named “Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields”.

Hazare to move court to stall police eviction plan over his Aug 16 fast

Citing the police crackdown on Ramdev and his supporters at Ramlila Ground in Delhi, civil society activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said he will approach the Supreme Court seeking its intervention to ensure that the government does "not suppress" his fast on Lokpal issue beginning August 16.

‘Install commemorative plaques at previous Royal College sites’

An old boy of Royal College belonging to the 1960 group has in a letter addressed to Royal College Principal Upali Gunasekera and widely circulated among the old boys’ network both within the country and overseas, has called for the installation of commemorative plaques at previous locations of Royal College, such as San Sebastian Hill, Messenger Street etc to commemorate a link between each of these sites and the school so that the plaques would also serve as historical markers.

Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker Seeks Sri Lanka's Support for the release of imprisoned lawmakers

A written appeal addressed to President Mahinda Rajapaksa was handed over by the Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council Dr. Aziz Dwaik seeking for the intervention of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to arrange the release of the Palestinian law makers who are held prisoners by Israel released from the jail.

Man who petitioned for opening of Kerala temple vaults dies

T. P. Sundarrajan, whose legal battle led to the opening of the long-shut vaults of the Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram where priceless treasures have been found, died on Sunday.

Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees from Tamil Nadu are returning back

Some 2,800 Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu India have expressed an interest in returning home in the near future.