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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

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Haqqani Network has become Achilles Heel of USA

Civil war in Afghanistan is raging since 1976. It saw relative calm and stability during brief spell of Taliban rule, but peace was snatched away by USA and the country was again pushed into the inferno.

Shootout in Mulleriya: Former MP Died on the spot, while present MP injured

At an election related violence, a former Parliamentarian and Presidential advisor on Labor Relations Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, and UPFA Parliamentarian Duminda silva - a supervisory MP for the Defence Ministry were injured in a shootout.

Low voter turnout in the morning session of the voting

The third stage of local Government elections for 23 local bodies commenced this morning. Though the voter turnout in the morning was low, but it is expected to pick up in the afternoon session.

Robert Blake’s subtle move to open Sri Lanka for al Qaeda/Lashkar-e-Taiba attacks


In his conversation with Sri Lanka’s defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on 08 December 2009 during his visit to Colombo as the Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert Blake the former American ambassador to Colombo in a very subtle diplomatic way endeavored to commit Rajapaksa to agreeing to send Sri Lankan military soldiers to join US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan to which the Sri Lankan defense chief rejected citing this South Asian nation may attract Islamist Jihadists.

iPhone 4S: Talk to Siri for assistance

The much-anticipated latest iPhone was unveiled on Tuesday in Cupertino, California, just a day before company’s co-founder finally lost the battle with cancer. There were certainly new features in it; however, the event didn’t live up to initial hype; nor did it stir up the sensation that its former boss used to do while triggering off a spectacular global response.

Anna Hazare launches video campaign against Congress

Anna Hazare on Friday launched his campaign against the Congress in the Hissar Lok Saba by-election 9in Haryana by asking people not to vote for the party because it has failed to bring the Jan Lokpal Bill.

Sri Lanka initiates chemical plan to draw investments, begins actively monitoring chemical imports


To draw more international investments into its chemical sector and also to create industrial awareness on their use, Sri Lanka has moved into regulation of hazardous chemicals and monitoring industries that use them.

Kundankulam n-project: PM writes to Jayalalithaa, allays fears

Seeking to allay fears, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Fridaty told Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa that the Centre will give full regard to "safety, livelihood and security of the people" while implementing the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP).

Anandasangaree solicit Sampanthan’s support for a boycott campaign against registration of Lands in North

V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General, Tamil United Liberation front has solicited the support of the Tamil National Alliance to a boycott campaign against submission of details of lands regarding the registration of lands in the North.

Spectrum scam: Raja refused permission to assist counsel in Supreme Court

Jailed former Telecom minister A Raja's plea to witness and assist his counsel during the proceedings in the Supreme Court on the 2G scam case was on Friday dismissed by a Delhi court.

Sri Lanka’s Media Minister condemns Mushroom Websites abusing the Media Freedom in the country

It is repugnant to find that mushroom websites calling themselves as news websites under various names abusing the media freedom existing in the country and at the behest of rump terrorists attempting to grill President Mahinda Rajapaksa alleging that humanitarian violations have been taken place in the last two weeks of the humanitarian operation which liberated 300,000 innocent people from the jackboots of terrorism.

People from other parts of the Country will soon settle down in Delft – Minister Devananda


Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development, participating as the Chief Guest at the meeting held at the Delft Divisional Secretariat building in connection with the inaugural session of the Pradeshiya Sabha, said that soon people from other parts of the country would come to settle down in the Delft islet, consequent to the completion of many a developmental activity in the pipe line.

Einstein house to Mozart museum, President Pratibha Patil covers all

From Albert Einstein's humble house to music maestro Mozart's museum – Indian President Pratibha Patil's two-nation tour of Switzerland and Austria covered it all.

Iran Ambassador bids farewell to Deputy Minister External Affair


Rahimi Gorji, departing Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran paid a farewell call on the Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera.

Sri Lanka’s 2012 Budget is to be presented on 21st November. Ministers approve the Appropriation Bill

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers met under the chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has the Appropriation Bill for the Financial Year 2012 submitted by the President, in his capacity as the Minister of Finance and Planning. It is to be presented in Parliament, after publishing it in the Government Gazette.

Accused in Lanka cricket team attack gets bail in Pak court

A Pakistani court has released on bail Muhammad Ebrahim, a suspect charged with involvement in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in March 2009.


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