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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2730

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Security Forces personnel in Jaffna are reduced well below 50 percent

Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Sri Lanka Army spokesman said that the presence of the Security Forces in the Jaffna peninsula has been reduced well below 50 percent.

ICC sentenced Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo to 14 years imprisonment

The International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced Congolese militia commander Thomas Lubanga Dyilo to fourteen years for conscripting and enlisting child soldiers. Lubanga became the ICC's first prisoner in March 2006, when he was transferred from the custody of the Congolese authorities to The Hague.

India buys Mahatma Gandhi’s prized archives for $1.28 m at Sotheby’s

Mahatma Gandhi’s prized documents and photographs, including those on his controversial relationship with architect Hermann Kallenbach, were saved from going under the hammer as India bought the treasure trove for a whopping $1.28 million.

Navy intercepts two Multi-day Trawlers in Eastern Seas with 82 persons bound to Australia

Sri Lanka Navy yesterday in the early hours intercepted near 35 nautical miles south-east of Trincomalee two multi-day trawlers with 82 persons headed for Australia.

EC rejects Sangma plea against Pranab Mukherjee

Citing Constitutional and legal provisions, the Election Commission on Tuesday rejected the petition of opposition-backed Presidential nominee P A Sangma camp against UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee's nomination saying the same is not maintainable before it.

Pro Food Pro Pack 2012: India Pavilion adjudged the Best pavilion in the International Category

The ‘Pro Food Pro Pack 2012’ held from 6-8 July 2012 at BMICH Colombo yet again provided an excellent platform to around 45 participating Indian companies to showcase their wide range of agro and food products to the Sri Lankan public and business community.

War in Kachin State: A political quagmire of Burma?

As a result of civil war that has taken place for more than six decades has left Burma, one of the most impoverished countries in the world. Burma gained its independence from British colonial rulers in 1948. Unfortunately, the country lost its freedom in 1962 since the military led by the late dictator Gen. Ne Win seized power and smashed all democracy institutions in Burma.

10 Tamil Nadu poachers deported

The ten Indian fishermen from Rameswaran who were released on 9th Monday by the Talaimannar Magistrate were yesterday deported back to Rameswaram by the Sri Lankan Navy on the orders of the Sri Lankan Government.

Eradicate TB Through Public Awareness Campaigns: Educate The Public

As I speak to the emaciated bone forms, the golden rays of sunlight streaking across the well ventilated and very clean TB wards of the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) surprise me pleasantly and lift my sagging spirits.

Can buy ice cream for Rs 20, but not fuel, Chidambaram asks middle class

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram who is tipped to be the next Finance Minister, sees nothing wrong in rising prices of fuel or other commodities and wonders why the urban middle class is worked up on the issue of inflation.