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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

Monthly archive

Appeal Court issues interim stay order from implementing Land Circular till January 20

The Appeal Court issued yesterday an interim stay order on the land circular pertaining the operation of the notice with regard to the land circular requiring people in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to reregister their lands by November 20.

CBK in New York

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga is in New York for a meeting of the Board of Directors and the Annual Conference of the Club de Madrid.

The Silent Majority

Firstly, although this columnist and many others have expressed their gratitude to you for providing the political leadership to defeat the worst scourge that befell our country for nearly 30 years, it needs to be reiterated that the entire country owes you a debt of gratitude for freeing all of us from the tyranny of the LTTE.

Terrorism figures in Krishna, Hina Rabbani talks in Maldives

In the backdrop of “shrinking” trust deficit, India and Pakistan on Wednesday discussed the key issue of terrorism, which has dogged the bilateral ties for years, with New Delhi asking Islamabad not to allow terrorism from its soil and seeking speedy trial of 26/11 case.

Statement by EU heads of mission in Colombo

EU Heads of Mission in Colombo has taken exception to the banning of news website and has expressed, “concern the recent blocking of various news websites in Sri Lanka.”

Distressed Kanimozhi takes to meditation in Tihar jail

Denied bail in the 2G case, DMK MP MK Kanimozhi, who is lodged in Tihar prison since May, is now taking meditation lessons on the jail premises.

"Galle Dialogue 2011” begins in the Port City of Galle

The International Maritime Security Conference, “Galle Dialogue 2011”, organized by the Sri Lanka Navy under the aegis of Ministry of Defence, gets underway in the port city of Galle on 14th November 2011.

Post-Godhra riots: Gujarat court convicts 31 of 73 accused

A special court in Gujarat on Wednesday convicted 31 of the 73 accused in the 2002 Sardarpura post-Godhra riot case in which 33 people of a minority community were burnt alive.

Weakest link in war against TB: Community participation

Around one third of the world population is estimated to be infected with the TB bacterium and is at risk of developing the disease. There were 8.8 million new cases of TB in 2010 and the disease killed a staggering 1.4 million people.

Tamil Tiger Fronts Continue To Flout Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Laws

The Tamil Tiger fronts which keep mushrooming under different names and guises continue to conduct the various programs initially drawn up by the internationally designated terrorist movement known as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which are aimed at generating both propaganda and funds for their cause, writes Mahinda Gunasekera honorary President of Sri Lanka United National Association of Canada.

America’s irrational demands

Military operation codenamed Rah-e-Nijat launched against Mehsud inhabited South Waziristan in October 2009 dismantled base of Hakimullah Mehsud. He and his followers slipped into neighboring tribal agencies of North Waziristan (NW), Orakzai and Kurram. The ones hiding in Shawal ridges close to Afghan border when chased crossed over to Paktika and later to Kunar.

Burma: Violation and Humanitarian Crisis Continues In Eastern Burma - Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Serious violations of human rights continue to be committed by the Burma Army in eastern Burma, while humanitarian conditions deteriorate due to a lack of international funding, according to a new report released today by Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW).

Deepavali Celebrated in Canada amidst attempts to disrupt the event

The Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa, Canada and the Consul General’s Office in Toronto in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Tamil Community, for the second time, organized a colorful event to celebrate the Deepavali festival 2011 on Sunday 6th November at the Korean Cultural Centre in Toronto.

Vanni districts Government Agents Transferred

Two Government Agents of the Vanni district of Mannar and Mullaitivu have been transferred with immediate effect.