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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2901

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ICJ salvo : Prime Minister Gillard should support the people of Sri Lanka

Firsts it was Amnesty International, then Human Rights watch, and now the International Commission of Jurists. None of them thought it fit to make a submission to the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) and follow standard protocol that any organization worth its salt would have done if they had compelling evidence or suspicions that the Sri Lankan government and its Armed Forces had committed war crimes.

AIADMK retains Tiruchi Assembly seat

The ruling AIADMK has retained the Tiruchirapalli West Assembly seat for which by-poll was held on the 13th of this month.

Australia’s anti-terrorism law: An enigma

How does Australia define its laws to curb terrorism and criminal organizations? Do not these laws apply to an organization committed to bisecting a country (Sri Lanka) with which the Canberra maintains diplomatic relations?

Jayalalithaa had to bow before court order: Karunanidhi

Taking a swipe at his arch rival chief minister Jayalalithaa, DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Thursday said she has ''bowed'' before the judiciary by appearing in a special court at Bangalore in connection with a wealth case against her after delaying it for long by seeking exemptions.

Tamil Diaspora ‘Public’ Conference in Sydney held behind closed doors

The above conference was the latest of the events advertised in the Sydney Tamil and Global Tamil Forum websites ahead of more planned harassment of the Sri Lanka delegation to the CHOGM Conference in Perth later in the month.

Resolve turban issue amicably, India tells France

India Thursday pressed France to find a 'mutually acceptable resolution' of the ban on Sikhs wearing turbans in public places. Paris indicated its willingness to discuss thesensitive issue.

Halt detainees swap between Malaysia and Myanmar

ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) has called for a halt 'swap deal' plans, between Malaysia and Myanmar until effective systems be put place to ensure that such refugees and asylum seekers be protected from persecution upon their return to Myanmar.

Eternal Affairs Deputy Minister on a Trade and Investment Promotional Mission to South Korea

The Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera undertook a three-day Trade and Investment Promotional mission to South Korea with a 15-member business delegation from Sri Lanka-Korea Economic Co-operation Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, from 16th to 20th October 2011.

Sri Lanka should receive more accolade from the International Community – US Congressmen

U.S. Congressmen visiting Sri Lanka has said that Sri Lanka and its leader President Mahinda Rajapaksa who defeated the world’s most ruthless terrorist organization should receive more accolade than it was given by the international community.