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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 83

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Ethiopian Court Convicts Two Swedish Journalists

An A Ethiopian court in Addis Ababa on Wednesday, found Swedish journalists Johan Persson and Martin Schibbyeguilty of supporting terrorism, a charge for which the prosecution has requested a 13-year jail sentence.

Why this Kolaveri Di?

Why this Kolaveri Di (Why this lethal rage, girl?), is the latest YouTube sensation that has been ransacking the internet since its official release on 16th November.

Heavy rains affect many areas in Sri Lanka’s North and North Centreal provinces

Sri Lanka is once again threatened with damages due to heavy rain being received in many areas, especially in the North and North Central areas of the country.

High Court upholds jail for ex-telecom minister Sukhram

In a setback to former Telecom Minister Sukhram, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday upheld his conviction and three year jail term in the 1996 telecom scam.

Burma: Shan State Army sticks to Historic Pang-long Agreement

Burma’s political deadlock between the ethnic rebels and the successive governments has been still continues. Burma’s military leaders, who have been holding governmental power thus far, strongly defy the decentralization of authoritative power. Although the contents of the cease-fire agreements seem to grant some degree of self-rule, it appears to be very difficult to arrive at a blueprint for self-determination that would make happy most ethnic rebel groups.

US urges ‘path of peace’

If the king of cannibals in the jungle, the lion, were to advise its fellow cannibals to refrain from eating meat, what will be the reaction of the other animals? The reaction for the US call to North Korea for peace will be identical from the world community.

High Commissioner Dr. Chris Nonis presents the LLRC Report to British Parliamentarians

High Commissioner Dr. Chris Nonis briefed British Parliamentarians from the House of Commons and the House of Lords, academics and Think Tanks, at an interactive dialogue on the LLRC Report held last afternoon in Portcullis House in the British Parliament.

Delhi’s Nehru Place notorious for fake I-T software

An official US report has identified Nehru Place in New Delhi among the top 30 notorious IT markets of the world, dealing in goods and services infringing intellectual property rights (IPR).

Opposition Leader Ranil reveals of his death threat from media institution: 11 UNPers remanded for attacking the party hadquarters

Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader and the leader of the United National Party Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he has a death threat from the owner of a private media institution in the country.

Without CBI under ambit, Lokpal powerless, says Anna Hazare

Attacking the government for keeping CBI out of Lokpal, Anna Hazare on Wednesday accused it of "cheating" the people by bringing a weak Bill to "save" corrupt politicians.

Dam row: Jayalalaithaa protests to PM over expert panel

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa took strong exception to the setting up of an expert panel by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to prepare a contingency response plan for the Mullaperiyar dam and downstream areas when the matter was pending in the Supreme Court.

Sri Lanka’s Media Minister blames the Tamil National Alliance for being rigid and ignoring people’s aspirations

The government gives priority to people’s needs and despite the political authority of the Colombo Municipal Council is in the hands of the opposition, the government will continue with the Colombo City Development plans.