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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2647

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President Mahmoud Abbas appreciates Sri Lanka’s continued support to the Palestinian Cause

Namal Rajapaksa, M.P. visited Palestine from 18-21 February 2012 as the Special Envoy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa accompanied by Deputy Minister of Technology and Research, Faizer Mustafa, Rohana Pushpa Kumara M.P and K. Amunugama Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs.

US asked to end drone attacks which kill unarmed civilians: accountability and transparency urged

The US government should transfer Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) command of aerial drone strikes to the armed forces and clarify its legal rationale for targeted killings, Human Rights Watch said says in a letter to President Barack Obama.

Court slams police over Baba Ramdev crackdown

Coming down heavily on the Delhi government and Delhi police, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered prosecution of police personnel involved in the mid-night crackdown on the yoga guru Ramdev and his supporters in June last year saying it was a strike at the foundation of democracy.

Govt goof-up over gay sex argument angers apex court

In a goof-up, government on Thursday tied itself in knots in the Supreme Court by first disapproving decriminalisation of gay sex terming it as "highly immoral" and later taking a different line, drawing sharp criticism from the bench.

Tsunami Warning Tower to be built in Mandaitheevu

Disaster and Relief Centre is considering building a Tsunami Alert Tower in Mandaitheevu, one of the islands situated in Jaffna.

The Impact of Law on Effective HIV Responses In India

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Law (SAARCLAW), UNAIDS Technical Support Facility for South Asia (TSF-SA) and Maitri, together hosted a one day meeting on Thursday, 16 February 2012 in New Delhi, to discuss strategies for overcoming legal barriers to HIV prevention and treatment efforts.

Swamy moves Supreme Court against Chidambaram

Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Thursday moved the Supreme Court challenging the trial court order which had held that Home Minister P Chidmbaram did not indulge in any criminal conspiracy in the 2G case and refused to make him an accused in it.

Population Census in Sri Lanka from Feb.27 to March 21. People are requested to provide with accurate information

In Sri Lanka, from February 27th to March 21st the population survey is scheduled to be held and the people are requested to cooperate with the Department of Census and statistics.

“Runaway bride” at last caught at seventh attempt

Rajasthan’s Dholpur police have busted a gang of conmen allegedly involved in defrauding families on the pretext of marrying their sons. The accused included a 29-year-old 'runaway bride' who married six men and ran away each time along with the cash and jewellery given by her in-laws post marriage.

Novel Approach to Reconciliation: Promoting Dialogue on Historical Perspectives

The Pathfinder Foundation has embarked upon yet another pioneering effort to facilitate reconciliation among major ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, through commissioning research on and sharing historical memories. After the initial stakeholder consultation held in July 11’ four broad areas were identified for detailed research and analysis:

Prof.Kanbawza Win’s Speech at the 64th Chin National Day in Vancouver

64th Anniversary of the Chin National Day was successfully convened in Vancouver on 20th Feb with a minute silence who have made a supreme sacrifice for Chinland.

"Chasers they are!" :Sri Lanka’s victory puts them on top

Sri Lanka won the 9th match of the Commonwealth Bank series at Hobart against Australia by 3 wickets scoring 283/7. Australia won the toss and elected to bat, and scored 280/6.