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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

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Verdict on the White Flag Case against Sri Lanka’s former Army Commander is to be delivered today

The Trial at Bar which heard the case relating to former Sri Lanka Army Commander Sarath Fonseka’s allegation saying that the Defense Secretary of Sri Lanka Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa ordered the Commander of the 58th Division Brigadier Shavendra Silva to shoot down any and all Tiger Terrorist leaders, if they come to surrender holding white flags, will deliver its verdict today.

When we start prosecuting people the reconciliation process will suffer - Mohan Pieris

When speaking about introducing the Universal jurisdiction and having it in Sri Lankan statute books, Mr. Mohan Pieris said, our idea is to file cases against those rump LTTE persons in those countries where they presently live.

Manmohan Singh, Barack Obama in Bali

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President Barack Obama have arrived in the Indonesian island of Bali on Thursday to attend the 9th India-ASEAN Summit and the 6th East Asia Summit, hoping for stronger ties amid concerns relating to disaster management, maritime security and terrorism.

Sri Lankans commemorate with much gratitude President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s anniversary 2nd Ascension and Birthday today

Sri Lankans all over the country have made arrangements to commemorate with much gratitude the anniversary of the 2nd ascension of President Mahinda Rajapakse and his Birthday falling today (November 18th).

Sachin Tendulkar to donate bat after 100th century

Batting genius Sachin Tendulkar has promised to donate the bat with which he scores his 100th international century to the proposed cricket museum at the Eden Gardens, a Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) official claimed Thursday.

France to send a special delegation to Sri Lanka Expo 2012


French business and industry chamber is planning to send a special delegation to Sri Lank Expo 2012, the mega export show to be held in March 2012 in Colombo. It also wants French firms in Colombo to rally their support for this event, said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka.

Visiting Palestinian delegation commends President Rajapaksa


Mayor of Betunia Municipal Council Mr. Arafat Khalaf, who named the road in front of the Sri Lanka diplomatic mission in Palestine as “H.E. Mahinda Rajapaksa Road” is now in Sri Lanka on a five day official visit. On 14th morning he and his delegation called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees.

Attempts made to host 2018 Commonwealth Games gave a huge boost to Sri Lanka Tourism – Media Minister.

Getting the hosting facility for the 2018 Commonwealth Games was not an easy target. More than the government, the private sector was very keen to get this facility, as it could immensely help to develop their businesses.

ISAF will quit Afghanistan much before 2014

When Barak Hussein Obama took over the reins of power in January 2009, war on terror conceived by George W. Bush Junior and his team of neo-cons in October 2001 had reached the age of seven years and three months. Obama made a u-turn on his promise of bringing a change and continued with the policy of his predecessor of using force as the singular option to control terrorism and extremism.

India wants best of ties with China, says Manmohan Singh


Weeks after war of words between India and China over the exploitation of South China Sea resources, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao met in Bali on Friday and agreed on the need for working together as there was "enough space" and areas for them to work together for mutual benefit.


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