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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2785

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Sri Lanka’s Scouts Contingent: Peace Ambassadors promoting Lanka's image in Sweden

Sri Lankan scout contingent attending the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden make use of their ten day World Jamboree to promote the image of the country as a destination for lovers of wild life, eco tourism and site seeing in the midst of a people with friendly and hospitality atmosphere.

UN Special Rapporteur urges human rights policy for SAARC

Former Maldivian Foreign Minister and newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran Dr. Ahmed Shaheed has urged the need for formulating a “better human rights policy” for SAARC countries at the upcoming summit.

Lankan Tamils not having faith on me, because I am with DMK: Thol.Thirumavalavan says

Thol.Tirumavalavan MP a staunch supporter of LTTE and its slain leader Veluppilai Prabakaran, who is president of a caste outfit Viduthali Chiruththaigal Katchi(VCK) has said that he has been voicing for the right of the Eelam Tamils for over 25 years.

Melbourne Rally against C4 & ABC Fake Video

Sri Lankans living in Melbourne (Australia ) demonstrated their disgust towards unprofessional media conduct by ABC, Australia Broadcasting Corporation which demonstrated their disgust towards unprofessional media conduct.

Sri Lanka: Iran funded housing scheme open in Batticaloa

Visiting Islamic Republic of Iran First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs & the Acting Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs Seyyed Amir Mansour Borghai yesterday participated as the chief guests of the opening ceremony of new housing scheme of the Kankeyanodai Village, Manmunaipattu DS Division in Batticaloa District.

Proposal to reduce the number of seats in parliament for the Jaffna district will aggravate the situation further

President of the Tamil United Liberation Front V. Anandasangaree has urged the Commissioner of Elections to maintain the status quo of the Parliament seats in the Jaffna district to continue remain at 9 and not to consider reducing to 6 seats owing to the fall in the number of registered voters.

Sri Lanka opens upgraded Valachchenai fisheries harbour

The Valaichchenai Fisheries Harbor which was destroyed by the Tamil Tiger terrorists LTTE in 1992 , but was recently reopened by Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development at a ceremony of the Valachchenai modernized Fisheries Harbour on July 30.

Stormy Parliament monsoon session expected

Parliament’s Monsoon session beginning on Monday is set to witness confrontation between the government and opposition over the issue of fighting corruption and black money, besides the sensational 2G Spectrum scam accused turning the heat on the Prime Minister himself and Home Minister P. Chidambaram over their roles.

Sri Lanka: Australian cricket team arrived Colombo

The Australian cricket team on Sunday (31) arrived Colombo for a Test, One Day International (ODI) and Twenty 20 series against Sri Lanka starting August 06 at Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy.

Ramadan fasting begins today

The observance of the first day of fasting begins today, Monday the 1ST of August in the most parts of the Muslim world. The fasting has great significance in Islam.

Sri Lanka: CIMB of Malaysia to set up a branch in Colombo

Malaysian based financial power house CIMB Group will launch its Sri Lankan branch on next week Thursday the 4 August 2011.

Yeddyurappa resigns as CM amid high drama

Ending a three-day standoff with BJP central leadership, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Sunday finally submitted his resignation to the Governor following his indictment in illegal mining scam by the Lok Ayukta, claiming that he had been accused unfairly.

Libyan Scenario – Sri Lanka Had A Narrow Escape

The arbitrary decision taken by USA along with 30 other countries to recognize National Transitional Council of the Libyan rebels and to allow NATO planes to bomb state held areas is an unprecedented step in the wrong direction giving the impression to the world that no country is safe.

Women march against sexual harassment in Delhi

You stare at me not because of my clothes but because I'm a woman', read one of the placards as the now famous “Slutwalk” protests against sexual violence reached Delhi.

TULF Condemns The Assault On Journalist Kuganathan

V. Anandasangaree, President of the Tamil United Liberation Front in a statement condemned the attempt on the life the Jaffna based journalist.

Land Grabbing Case: Karunaidhi's wife Rajathi Ammal's aide arrested

The Tiruchi District Police has arrested one Ramesh an accountant and close aide of Rajathi Ammal, who is third wife of former chief minister and DMK leader M karunanidhi, in connection with land grabbing case.

US Debt Crisis: agreement reached, with the devil in the details

With just less than 48 hours left to avert a catastrophic default, the White House and the Congressional committee agreed on a deal, last night. President Obama made the announcement while bringing the much-needed relief not only to the weary American public, but also tot the global financial markets.