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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2347

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Sri Lanka’s former Deputy Minister of Defense General Anuruddha Ratwatte has passed away

Sri Lanka's former deputy Defense Minister during President Chandrika Kumaratunga's administration General Anuruddha Ratwatte passed away this morning at Kandy Hospital.

Norwegian peace model and its faults

Looking at analysis done by Norwegian govt via NORAD is a document that brings Norwegians into serious disrepute as a peace negotiator. NORAD is a respected organization.

Spectrum trial: Kanimozhi, Raja hopes rise after bail granted to corporate executives

The Supreme Court's order on Wednesday granting bail to five top corporate executives named in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, has bolstered the hopes of former minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and other accused for getting a similar relief.

TELO to hold their committee meetings on 27 November

At last the TELO (Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization – a former militant organization turned political outfit) has come to an understanding and has decided to hold their Presidium, Central Committee and General Council meetings on 27 November at Trincomalee.

Jayalalithaa calls assets case “politically motivated”

Winding up her deposition before a special court in Bangalore on Wednesday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa maintained the disproportionate asset case against her was "politically motivated" and "fabricated" at the instance of her rival DMK.

For “Healthy Life, Healthy Finance”: Cost Analysis Seminar for Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases in Sri Lanka

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been extending its Technical Assistance towards the Ministry of Health (MoH) in implementing the “NCD Prevention Project” commonly known as NPP since May 2008.

Come out of shadow of terrorism, India tells Pakistan

Asking Islamabad to fulfill in letter and spirit its commitment of not allowing its territory to be used for fomenting terrorism against it in any manner, India has made it clear that Pakistan must come out of the dark shadow of terrorism.

Sri Lanka's rupee devaluation is a right step - IMF

Sri Lanka's devaluation of its rupee currency was a good step and should support the country's export competitiveness and safeguard its reserves over the medium-term, stated the International Monetary Fund today (Nov.23).

Film on a dam sparks political row in Tamil Nadu

Theatre owners in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday decided not to screen controversial movie 'Dam 999', saying it was against the interests of the state, after political parties, including DMK, raised the pitch against its release.

New Somali Government commits to ending child recruitment

Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, secured a commitment from the Prime Minister and President of Somalia to enter a process to end recruitment and use of children by the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in Mogadishu today. The SRSG was also able to speak with child escapees from Al-Shabaab as well as with the AMISOM Force Commander.

Celebration of Gurudev Tagore’s 150th Birth Anniversary


As part of the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, “Shaapmochan”, a play in which Tagore had himself played a role during his visit to Sri Lanka in 1934, was re-staged in Colombo.

Row over Mullai Periar Dam:Tamil Nadu Government banned Damm 999 Film

Tamil Nadu Government headed by Ms J Jayalalithaa has banned the Dam 999 Film produced and directed by Malayalam film Industry big-wicks. The government has banned the screening of the feature film, DAM-999, with immediate effect.


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