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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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2012 Vesak commemoration by the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi


The 2556th Veask Day was commemorated by the High Commission of Sri Lanka in New Delhi on the 5th and 6th May 2012.

KPMG Offers Professional Training to PMU Team


Group of PMU students visited KPMG; one of the top four global accounting firms recently. “PMU’s College of Business and Career Services Section of Student Affairs Division moderated the study tour with the dual objectives—to expose the finance and accounting students to corporate world for practical career specific learning and to showcase their capabilities to such firms that look for candidates with strong professional knowledge and leadership skills.”

Free to Exploit Burma

It seems that the pressure within the country had built up to such a degree that the Junta was forced to look for a way to open up, if they were to survive, while at the same time, the regional and international environments have changed and most of the neighbouring countries are concentrating more on accelerating their economic growth and building the region as a community.

Ambassador Kunanayakam unanimously re-elected as Chairperson/Rapporteur of UN HRC Working Group on the Right to Development


Only one week after her return from the 13th Session of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII) in Doha, where she was elected by acclamation as an Asian Vice-Chair of the Conference and member of the Bureau, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam, was unanimously re-elected, also by acclamation, and in the presence of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, for a second term as Chairperson/Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Council Working Group on the Right to Development.

No immunity to Italian marines, Govt tells court

The Centre told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the Italian mariners, who shot dead two fishermen off Kerala coast on February 15 this year, do not enjoy any sovereign immunity and are liable for criminal prosecution.

Lives of Palestinian detainees on hunger strike in danger

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed extreme concern about the deteriorating health condition of six Palestinian detainees who have been on hunger strike for between 47 and 71 days.

Congress tells BJP to dump Narendra Modi

With his role in post-Godhara riots again coming into question, Congress on Tuesday asked BJP to dump the Guajrat Chief Minister like Lord Rama had sent Sita out of his home to clear the doubts of the people.

Civilian death by drone attacks is high: but US sidesteps the issue arguing legality

John Brennan, assistant to the US president for homeland security and counterterrorism, speaking on April 30 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. acknowledging for the first time the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAE or Drones) declared that "Strikes against individuals are subject to high levels of scrutiny and ordered when there is a high degree of confidence that civilians will not be injured or killed, "except in the rarest of circumstances."


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