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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2404

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Robert Blake in Sri Lanka -August 29-31- with ‘international mechanism’ for ‘War Crimes Probe’ message

The former American ambassador to Sri Lanka (06-09) and now State Department assistant secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake arrives in Colombo August 29 for his three-day official tour as a very disappointed man and with a news alert:

India to seek probe into rights violations against Tamils in Lanka: Krishna

India will seek withdrawal of emergency regulations and probe into human rights violations against Tamils in Sri Lanka, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said on Thursday.

Special workshop for newly elected UPFA members of Local Government in the Jafna and Kilinochchi district

Sri Lanka today held a special workshop for newly elected UPFA members of Local Government in the Jafna and Kilinochchi district at the Jaffna Library auditorium.

Tamil actor Vijay at Ramlila Ground

Popular Tamil actor Vijay on Thursday joined a number of celebrities in expressing support to Anna Hazare’s fast for a strong Lokpal, saying the Gandhian’s stir has triggered a nationwide debate on uprooting corruption.

U.S. Welcomes End of Emergency Regulations

The United States has welcomed Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa’s announcement in Parliament that the Emergency Regulations will lapse at the end of August.

2G spectrum scam: Raja and other accused end arguments

Seventeen accused, including former Telecom Minister A Raja, today concluded nearly over a month-long day-to-day arguments on framing of charges in a Delhi court in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.

Nasheed calls for ‘modern Muslim democracy’ in Libya

Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed in a letter sent to the Libyan National Transitional Council chairman hailed its ‘professionalism and determination’ in replacing tyranny with modern Muslim democracy, as anti-Gadaffi forces seized Tripoli drawing the uprising to a near close.

Blake to visit Colombo

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O. Blake, Jr. will travel to Sri Lanka August 29-31, 2011.

Burma needs constitutional rectification to stop civil war

Recently, Burma’s new government has released a number of statements indicating its willingness to reach settlement with ethnic armed-groups and political opponents, domestic and exile. Regrettably, those offers have been considered inconsistent.

Pinochet’s updated victim figures, a staggering 40,018

The Chilean commission inquiring into people who suffered human rights violations under Gen. Augusto Pinochet’s 17-year evil rule between 1973 and 1990 has added another additional 9800 more victims to the list and thus the new total number of victims stands at a staggering 40,018.

Riots in U.K.: Demonstration of Social Unrest of “Generation Y”

According to latest report of Global Peace Index (GPI) Sri Lanka ranked in 126 while Norway has been ranked in ninth place .Here we are talking about the riots that took place in UK recently and the same GPI rank U.K. in 26th Place (100 places ahead of Sri Lanka ).

After Musharraf it’s Zardari’s turn to get ditched

The US and its three strategic allies Israel, Britain and India, the champions of terrorism, made terrorism as an excuse to vandalize Muslims and to defame Islam. The clever band backed by Zionists projected terrorism as the most horrifying thing this world had ever seen and the biggest threat to world peace and security.

Why Hazare won’t trust Government?

Gandhian Anna Hazare does not believe the Government’s assurances on Jan Lokpal Bill and wants it in writing, there is a valid reason. This Government is not known for keeping its word.


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