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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2837

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Clinton-Peiris Talks: Accountability, human rights, media freedom, transparency reign brief dialogue

Commending Sri Lanka for presenting a comprehensive action plan to implement the recommendations based on the LLRC findings, U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton in her 35-minute talks with Sri Lanka external affairs minister Prof. G.L. Peiris reiterated the necessity of an accountability process of alleged war crimes during the final stages of the battle to defeat separatist Tamil Tigers.

Hot favorite Joshua eliminated - Jessica Vs. Phillip final next week!

Right throughout this season Joshua has received the highest number of standing ovations from the judges as well as the audience and was regarded as the best ever contestant in the 12 year history of American Idol but shockingly he was eliminated after polling less viewer votes than Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips, on Thursday. As expected there was a whopping 90 million votes.

Molestation case: Australian IPL player faints in court, gets bail

IPL player Luke Pomersbach, arrested for allegedly molesting a US national and severely beating up her fiance, was on Friday granted interim bail till Saturday. Pomersbach reportedly collapsed in the court and was taken out of the court immediately.

“Frontier Nagaland State” demand genuine”: Longlen Ex-candidate

Senior ruling NPF functionary from Longlen has described the demand of the ENPO for a separate “Frontier Nagaland State” as “genuine.” “It is a movement supported by the masses,” said Er TL Semdok, Vice President, NPF. “The only thing is the political will is lacking,” he told here on Friday.

Govt talks of austere steps to tackle Budget deficit

Government may slash spending on foreign travel by ministers and officials and on meetings in five-star hotels as part of austerity measures to cut down on budget deficit in view of the tight economic situation.

Burma: Reports Of Gang Rape In Church Near Kachin – China Border

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has received reports of the gang rape and prolonged torture of a woman in a church near the Kachin-China border in early May.

Report on Rights of Transgender people and HIV vulnerability

A study titled Lost in Transition: Transgender People, Rights and HIV Vulnerability in the Asia-Pacific Region was released in Bangkok to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

U.S. Embassy Partners to Organize Agricultural Biotechnology Workshop

U.S. Embassy Colombo is partnering with GENETECH Sri Lanka, the University of Colombo, Michigan State University, and the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka to organize an Agricultural Biotechnology Workshop May 21-25 in Colombo.

Armed Forces Not Involved In the Administration Of The North & East - President Rajapaksa

Armed Forces do not participate in the administration of the North and East. These regions are administered by the public service and the police. Despite this there are many who shout that the security forces camps in these areas should be removed, pointed out Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa.