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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2767

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Sri Lanka: 11,879 families resettled in Tellipalai of the Palaly High Security Zone periphery

As at July 18 this year, 11,879 families consisting of 38,637 family members were resettled in Tellipalai of Valigamam North, which is in the periphery of Palaly High Security Zone in the Jaffna peninsula.

BJP seeks probe into Rabbani, separatists’ talks

Terming the meeting between visiting Pakistan foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar and separatists as "breach of protocol, the BJP on Wednesday demanded an inquiry into it.

A stagnant day at Colombo

Colombo Stock Indices were mostly stagnant during Wednesday the 27 July 2011, and closed in green with renewed interest witnessed mainly in the finance sector counters.

Sri Lanka: Failure to compensate parents whose son arrested and disappeared

The Treasury Secretary and External Affairs Ministry Secretary as well as the Attorney General were noticed by the Court of Appeal sequent to the Writ petition filed by aggrieved Parents for the arrest and the disappearances after the said arrest by the State machinery.

UNICEF blows out the Hype of exaggerated civilian deaths in Sri Lanka

Latest UNICEF report for July 2011 has blown out the hype of exaggerated repetitions by - international elements saying that there were '40,000 civilian deaths' during the final stages of the Sri Lankan humanitarian campaign.

Jayalalithaa's wealth Case: Karnataka HC ordered notice on petition filed by DMK's Anbazhagan

The Karnataka High Court(HC) has ordered notice to Director of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption(DVAC) of Tamil Nadu Police and Special Public Prosecutor(SPP), on a petition filed by Dravida Munneetra Kazhagam(DMK) general secretary K Anbazhagam, challenging the decision of the DVAC to conduct further investigation of the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha and her close aide Sasikiala.

Nasheed highlights UN recognition of Maldives

“Honour and trust” bestowed upon Maldives by major international organizations like the UN are clear indication of the country’s significance in global matters, President Mohamed Nasheed said celebrating the 46th Independence Day, yesterday.

Travelling Thirty-three Years Down Memory Lane

The Jaffna town looked no different from what it was in 1978 when I visited this city in 2009, after the war came to an end. Not many new buildings had been constructed within the town while a few of the existing buildings were very dilapidated perhaps by being partly destroyed during the war.

Rift surfaces between two ruling parties, after PM denies Maoists demand to induct new ministers in the cabinet

A serious rift has surfaced between two ruling parties – UCPN (Maoist) and CPN-UML after Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal rejected to the Maoist demand to induct new ministers in the cabinet.

Spectrum scam : Now it’s the turn of RBI Governor to be blamed

Jailed former Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura on Wednesday dragged RBI Governor D Subbarao in the 2G case accusing him of not revising the Spectrum licence fee and claimed he had no role to play except implementing the government’s policy.

The Center to take decision this week on post Khaplang impeachment development”: Maj Gen Kochekkan

The Government of India has been seriously working by consulting various agencies to take a “decision” on the “latest development” that has arisen out of the impeachment of SS Khalpang, Chairman of NSCN (Khaplang) and subsequent expulsion of N Kitovi Zhimomi and others from the organization, Maj Gen (Retd) Eppen Jacob Kochekkan, Chairman of the Cease Fire Monitoring Group (CFMG) told NEPS here on July 27.

Sri Lanka: CA extends IO restraining Heads of Department of three universities from ceasing to function

The interim order restraining the Heads of Department of Wayamba, Jayawardanapura and Ruhunu Universities from ceasing to function their duties was on Wednesday (27) extended by the Court of Appeal operative till August 5.

Disproportionate wealth case: Jayalalithaa files petition-close aide Sasikala appears before Karnataka Court

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's close aide Sasikala on Wednesday appeared before a special court in Bangalore which is trying Disproportionate wealth case filed against them by erstwhile DMK government.

Expanded Role for Korean Investment in Sri Lanka Now Timely- Prof. Peiris

Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris held a discussion on bilateral relations with Mr. Han Seung –Soo, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea and President of the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the Ministry of External Affairs.

Anti-Sri Lankan international actions could cause setback to economic revival of areas devastated by the War – Defense Secretary

Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has said that steps being taken by the anti-Sri Lankan international elements to destabilize and isolate the country as a revenge for standing firm against their maneuvers to halt the war could cause a debilitating setback to the economic revival of districts devastated by war and the war displaced could experience further problems.

Life threat to Jayalalithaa, Narendra Modi and Guruvayur Temple: Al Qaeda writes from Chennai

A letter posted from Chennai to Guruvayur pilgrim town in Kerala on Wednesday warned of a bomb attack by the Al Qaida on two of Kerala's most popular temples - the Guruvayur and Sree Padmanabha Swamy shrines, police said.

Rights Activists Call for an Effective Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia and Civil Society Participation in SAARC

The Second Sub-Regional Workshop on Human Rights Mechanism in South Asia concluded with calls for the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to establish an effective regional human rights mechanism, enhance civil society participation in the SAARC processes, and address regional challenges from the human rights based approach.

Sri Lanka: Rights activist on suspended sentences in sexual abuses; SC fixes Petition for support on Aug. 25

The rights petition filed by rights activist bemoaning of the disputed suspended sentences imposed on offenders in sexual abuse litigations was on Wednesday (27) was fixed by the Supreme Court for support on August 25.