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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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TELO undecided on joining the Government

The Tamil Eelam Liberation Organization (TELO) held their Presidium, Central Committee and General Council meetings yesterday at their Party branch headquarters located at 56 Customs Road, Trincomalee and out of the 49 members 32 of them attended the meeting.

President, PM skip global Buddhist meet after China protest against Dalai Lama

With China upping the ante over the Dalai Lama issue, President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh skipped the four-day Global Buddhist Conference that began in New delhi on Sunday with the chanting of prayers to mark the 2,600th year of Buddha's enlightenment.

Addressing gender inequality is an absolute must to stem HIV

Two films, "Diamonds" and "In Women's Hands" were screened by CNS in Lucknow on Saturday, 26th November, 2011, in the lead up to World AIDS Day, 1st December 2011, and to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, which is an international event seeking gender equality in society, and lasts through November 25 (International Day against Violence against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day) every year, to emphasize that gender-based violence is not merely a women’s issue but it is a fundamental issue of violation of human dignity and human rights.

Govt nod for FDI in retail to paralyse Parliament

After the washout of the Winter Session's first week over issues such as price rise and black money, opposition is gearing up to corner government in Parliament on its decision to allow FDI in retail.

Exports to EU countries grow by 25.5% in first nine months of 2011

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, “ latest statistics from the Central Bank of Sri Lanka reveal that Sri Lanka’s exports to the EU grew by 25.5% in the first nine months of 2011 ( 2635 Million $), compared to the corresponding period of 2010 (2100 Million $).

Protests, violence shadow over Egypt polls

Fresh clashes between security forces and Egyptian protesters demanding the military step down have broken out in front of the country's Cabinet building in Cairo, leaving one man dead, as violence threatens to overshadow next week's parliamentary elections.

The War on Terrorism or a Global Crusade against Islam

When people and nations live in darkness, they lose sense of direction. In an information age, knowledge–driven global culture of reason, ignorance is no longer a requisite to learn from the living history.

Opening Sri Lanka’s first Expressway, the “Gateway to Wonder” President Mahinda assures an Expressway from Colombo to Jaffna

President Mahinda Rajapaksa assures that an Expressway will be built from Colombo to Jaffna enable the people to travel between Colombo and Jaffna in 3 hours. He Sri Lanka would build expressways from Colombo to Katunayake, Colombo to Kanday and to other distant cities toopen a world of new opportunities for Sri Lankans in the tranquillity of peace. He said that the best solution to petty separatism and ethnic divisions is to have closer links among people through an efficient road network.