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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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Note on legal and procedural implications : US Draft Resolution: Promoting Reconciliation and Accountability in Sri Lanka

A note, concerning the legal and procedural implications of the U.S resolution, relating not just to Sri Lanka, but all sovereign States, prepared by Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam, which was provided to régional Groups of the Council.

UNHRC Resolution: India succumbs to a domestic alley cat fight. Is it time for a counter resolution?

The Congress led emerging regional power India has shown that it has no teeth and has succumbed to domestic politics in Tamil Nadu. The AIDMK government in Tamil Nadu led by the tempestuous Ms Jayaram Jayalalitha, and the grand old man of Tamil Nadu politics, not so grand now, Mr Karunanidhi, have exerted enough pressure on Mr Manmohan Singh, the hapless Prime Minister of India for him to abandon its friend, Sri Lanka, and bow to Tamil Nadu pressure.

Trinamool Congress stays away from both Houses of Parliament

The government on Tuesday heaved a sigh of relief as amendments moved by opposition to the President’s Address on National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) were defeated in the Rajya Sabha, where the UPA is in minority, with the help of SP and BSP while ally Trinamool Congress absented.

Bangladesh is through to a historic final of Asia Cup

Bangladesh won by 5 wickets against Sri Lanka in the sixth game of the Asia Cup at Dhaka. Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field. Nazmul Hossain replaced Shafiul Islam for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka had made couple of changes to their side as well, Chamara Kapugedera replaced Dinesh Chandimal and Sachithra Senanayake played instead of Seekkuge Prasanna.

BJP leader Arun Jaitley has assets worth Rs 158 crore

BJP leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has disclosed movable and immovable properties worth Rs 158 crore.

U.S. Embassy Partners with Local Businesses on Biz+ Program

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the development arm of the U.S. Embassy, awarded the first grant under its Biz+ program on Friday. This $275,000 grant will help Jeyantha’s Katcovalam Ice Factory expand its ice production from six to 26 tons per day, meeting growing demand from fishermen and traders who transport fresh fish to Colombo and elsewhere.

SC rejects Govt review petition in Vodafone case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed Government’s plea seeking review of its verdict which held that Income Tax Department does not have jurisdiction to levy Rs. 11,000 crore as tax on the overseas deal between Vodafone International Holdings and Hutchison Group.

4th Session of the Bangladesh- Sri Lanka Joint Commission On Trade and Economic Cooperation

The Forth Session of the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation was held in Dhaka from 07 to 08March 2012.

Ambassador Rajakaruna assumes duties as the Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka for Southern India

Ambassador Mr. Rajakaruna assumed duties as the Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka for Southern India on 09th March 2012. He succeds Ambassador V. Krishnamoorthy.

India remains adamant to vote against Sri Lanka despite a last minute appeal by Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh assured that India is inclined to vote in favor of a Resolution.