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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2644

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UNP refuses to participate in the Parliamentary Select Committee: Are they supporting a separate State in the North and East?

The UNP has announced that they will not nominate a representative to the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) until the government enters into an understanding with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) about the direction of the PSC.

Chidambaram rejects demand for resignation

Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday ruled out his resignation in the wake of Madras High Court decision in the election petition against him saying the verdict was not a setback for him but for his rival.

Burma: People impatiently ask for ending war in Kachin State

Burma’s 65-year-old Historic Panglong Agreement has been ignored up till now by successive Burmese regimes. The agreement has been overlooked by generals when they took charge of the country.

Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore participates in the International Cultural Event

The Sri Lankan High Commission in Singapore participated in the International Cultural event on Saturday, 26 May 2012 at the TiongBahru Park, Singapore.

I am a Muslim, but my nationality is Sri Lankan

I am a Muslim, yes, but my nationality is Sri Lankan, which makes me a part of this country as much as any Sri Lankan who is a Buddhist, Hindu, or Christian.

DMK leaders hold talks in Delhi on Prez poll

Amid consultations on deciding the UPA candidate for Presidential election, DMK leaders TR Baalu and MK Stalin on Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.

Tobacco - a threat to human health

Tobacco, the age old slow poison, takes a human life every eight seconds, which means approximately 6 million deaths annually. It is consumed in many forms, all of which are equally harmful. It could be smoked as cigarettes and cigars, or used in smokeless forms such as chewing tobacco or inhaling tobacco such as hookah/sheesha.

Swanky toilets beckon Ministers, but told to “stand in Q”

High-profile toilets built by the Planning Commission at a whooping cost of Rs 35 lakh has caught the fancy of ministers who appeared keen to use it.

Sri Lankan in WAGGGS Delegation to Rio+20

Priyanthi Rajapaksa from the Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association, has been selected by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) as a member of its delegation to the Earth Summit 2012 (Rio+20).

Sri Lankan Minister Reginald Coorey forced to leave, as Eelam supporters staged violent protest against his visit

Sri Lankan Minister Reginald Cooray was today forced to cancel his participation in a function in Coimbatore and leave the city based on police advice shortly before Tamil Eelam supporters staged a protest against his visit.

Depopulation by Food while making Profit

Two goals have been set into motion. A group of people feel the only way to bring back balance to the world is if there were fewer people. Thus, they envisage the need to depopulate the world and conclude that the best way to do that is by poisoning the food we eat while they make profits through the methods being introduced. Is the world’s population really increasing at the rate that is being given to us?

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa met Pope Benedict XVI

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife Shiranthi met Most Rev. Pope Benedict 16th at the Vatican today June 8, 2012.