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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2760

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Anna Hazare on warpath: Will take on Govt over Lokpal in polls

On the eve of day-long fast to protest against the Parliamentary Standing Committee report on Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare on Saturday said the Government has "cheated" the entire country and that he will carry on his campaign till next Lok Sabha elections to create awareness against UPA.

NCPA raid on charity: Why the furor?

The National Child Protection Authority’s raid on Prem Nivasa, the Catholic-run Charity at Rawathawatte, Moratuwa has apparently disturbed a hornets’ nest. Is this the only organization in Sri Lanka that law-enforcement agencies have raided following complaints?

2G charges: Sibal comes to Chidambaram defence

Coming out in strong defence of Home Minister P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal on Saturday attacked the BJP-led NDA of attempting to "foist" culpability on him in the 2G scam saying it was a desperate attempt to make Parliamentary democracy dysfunctional.

The Untrustworthy Government and the Unreliable Opposition

It was an explosive revelation by any yardstick. The former Questioned Documents Examiner of the Elections Department had determined that the 62 ballot papers found abandoned near the Ratnapura technical college (and marked for common oppositional candidate Sarath Fonseka) were authentic and not photocopies. In most countries the revelation would have caused a furore.

Eurozone and the eastern block

Twenty six out of twenty seven EU member states have backed a tax and budget pact to tackle eurozone debt crisis. 'The odd man out' is the United Kingdom-neither here no there!

9/11 and LLRC Reports: Rambukwella’s ignorance bane for Rajapaksa regime

Summoning whatever little he knows in the area of public diplomacy and public affairs and endeavoring to counter international and domestic political opposition charges about the delay in making the LLRC report public, Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s public affairs spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella displayed his utter ignorance of the stark differences between the US 9/11 report and Sri Lanka’s LLRC report.

Playing Field for Sub-atomic Particles in South Asia: Sri Lankan Physicist Proposes Ideal Venue

The experiments that led to the recent headlines about the speed of light being ‘broken’, have stirred up the enthusiasm in the field of particle physics, both among the researchers and mere novices alike. The excitement among the observers, who chose to be open-minded about the whole project, has been elevated to a new level, as the ambitious move put Albert Einstein, one of the greatest theoretical physicists of all time, at the centre of attention as never before.

Post-war Jaffna rising amidst reassuring consumerism

My recent visit to Jaffna was after three and half decades. What I saw was positively reassuring. The battlefront dynamics had receded irrefutably. From the air, it seemed a blanket of lush green had swept over the signature fertile red soil of Jaffna. Yes, Jaffna is rising. Her toiling farmers and fisherfolk seemed hoping to share the peace dividend.

India undertakes the rehabilitation of Atchchuvely Industrial Zone with a grant assistance of SLR 192 million

As a part of its development partnership with Sri Lanka and in response to requirements projected by the Government of Sri Lanka, the Government of India is undertaking a project to rehabilitate the Atchchuvely Industrial Zone (AIZ) in Jaffna district.