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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2905

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Swamy plea against Chidambaram to be heard on Nov 8

The 2G special court on Monday postponed the hearing of petitioner and Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy's argument on why P Chidambaram should be named as co-accused in the scam to November 8.

FTA Ground too slippery for micro, small and medium enterprises

In recent years, India’s trade policy is being determined more and more by Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) which threatens access to essential medicines, seeds, and domestic micro, small and medium enterprises. India is currently engaged in negotiating such bilateral agreements with several countries, having already signed FTAs with some of them. The latest, and also the most hotly debated, is the one it is negotiating with the European Union (EU).

India rolls out red carpet for Bhutan Royal couple

India on Monday rolled out the red carpet for Bhutan's newly-wed royal couple who are here on a nine-day state visit and underlined its commitment to the development of the Himalayan state.

President Mahinda left for Australia to attend the Commonwealth Summit

The Sri Lankan delegation attending the Commonwealth Heads of State Summit headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for Australia this morning. The summit will be held in the Australian city of Perth from 28th to 30th this month Heads of State from 54 countries and about 3000 delegates are expected to attend this Summit Meeting, which will be chaired by the Australian Prime Minister Mrs. Julia Gillard.

Be warned Australian Greens, Tigers never change their stripes

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has killed more Tamil political leaders than Sinhala and Muslim political leaders. They have done so because the Tamil political leaders wanted a peaceful resolution to the ethnic issue in Sri Lanka, and the LTTE led by Prabakaran wanted a separate State for Tamils by force.

Several International Airlines commences air services to Sri Lanka.

With the steep rise in the tourist arrivals and Sri Lanka becoming one of the prominent tourist havens in Asia, many airlines have geared to extend their wings to Sri Lanka. Ukraine’s largest airline AeroSvit, which flies to 72 destinations including China, India, Thailand, Canada and the U.S.A, started its services to Sri Lanka from yesterday. The first flight a Boeing 767 arrived with 214 passengers in its maiden flight to Colombo.

The long arm of the Australian Greens, and their disregard for the Tamils in Sri Lanka

The war crimes case against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajappaksa submitted to a Melbourne Magistrates Court court by Sri Lanka-born Sydney man Arunachalam Jegatheeswaran, reportedly an uncle of Brami Jegatheeswaran (Brami Jegan) who ran for a senate seat in NSW under the Greens ticket in 2010 has been refused a hearing by Federal Attorney-General of Australia, Robert McClelland.

2.1 Million Sri Lankan families to be incorporated to the 2nd stage of the Divineguma (Livelihood Upliftment) programme.

The second stage of the Divineguma (Livelihood upliftment) Project will be launched on the 27th of this month. Under the first stage of the project launched by President Mahinda Rajapaksa one million families throughout the country were selected to engage in cultivation of vegetables and other food crops, cottage industry, poultry and fisheries activities.