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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2906

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Funeral of Sri Lanka’s veteran Politician Mr. Bharata Lakshman Premachandra will be held today

The funeral of Sri Lanka’s former Parliamentarian and President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Advisor on Trade Union Affairs, late Mr. Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra will be held today at his political stronghold Kolonnawa, with State patronage.

India: BJP leader Advani begins march against corruption

Starting his 38-day Jan Chetna Yatra to take on the UPA government on issues of corruption and black money, BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday said people have "lost faith" in it and demanded "not just for change in leadership but also a change in the system".

Al Jazeera chief dismissed or resigned?

The resignation of the Director General of TV network, Al Jazeera has caused a shock considering the status of the man entrusted with drafting the policies of the most popular channel in the Arab world.

Palestinian PM calls on UN Secretary General to support detainees rights

On Monday PM Salam Fayyad visited two of the sit-in tents in solidarity with the detainees, in the center of Ramallah and the Red Cross sits in of Al-Beireh.

The US to confront China for undervaluing its currency

The US Senate has proposed a piece of legislation to confront China for alleged undervaluing its currency. Powerful industry groups and trade associations have pointed out that it will spark “trade war”. My opinion is, for good or bad, it would go beyond a simple trade war to have a currency war; as a result finally China will end up establishing the world's third reserve currency the Yuan.

Karunanidhi backs Maran brothers

With the media going to town about the DMK distancing itself from the Maran brothers following the CBI raids on them, party chief M. Karunanidhi was quick to rubbish such reports.

Pure Ceylon Cinnamon announced to the world

Sri Lanka has officially unveiled its second national brand “Pure Ceylon Cinnamon” to the world. Pure Ceylon Cinnamon is Sri Lanka’s second national brand, the first being ‘Pure Ceylon Tea’.

Vietnamese President arrives in Bangalore on 4-day visit to India

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang has arrived in Bangalore on the first leg of his four day State visit to India. In Bangalore, the President will visit Infosys.

Implications of Indo-Afghan strategic accord

In the aftermath of 9/11 when George W. Bush junior’s administration decided to invade Afghanistan to get hold of Osama bin Laden, the alleged master mind behind the terrorist attacks, and his protectors, Indian leaders saw it an opportunity of the century to destroy their arch rival Pakistan once and for all.

Rudrakumaran issue: US Laws criminalize contacts with FTOs even to promote peace

When the Humanitarian Law Project (HLP), Tamils Against Genocide and several other organizations and individuals who brought the law suit before the United States Supreme Court last year they expected to obtain a judgment that provision of support of the kind which they intended – non-lethal tools to further political advocacy and peace-building – could not be legitimately criminalized under the US constitution.