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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2704

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Bob Diamond of Barclays: lightning rod for British Banking Crisis?

Bob Diamond, the ex-CEO who resigned from Barclays Bank, the world’s fourth largest bank, three weeks ago, is facing British MPs again – perhaps, on Monday - for further questioning about who knew what in the Libor scandal that is swamping the entire banking sector.

Upcountry Tamil Parties have become a model to all the Tamil Parties in the Country

Mano Ganeshan - Leader of the Democratc People’s Front said, "I am proud and satisfied with our achievement. Our stance is that we remain opposition to the Government. I am a principled person, but I respect Mr. Arumugan Thomdaman for his participation with the government. That is his policy. But by keeping our policies and separately we have come to an understanding to file a common list nomination in the Subragamuwa provincial council elections.

Suresh Kalmadi fumes at attempts to scuttle his bid to attend London Olympics

Faced with mounting pressure to drop his Olympic trip to London, a defiant Suresh Kalmadi on Saturday hit back at Sports Minister Ajay Maken, accusing the Sports Minister of carrying out a vilification campaign against him and called for his resignation.

There is a chance to elect a minimum of three Tamil members to Subragamuwa Provincial Council – Radhakrishnan M.P.

Upcountry People’s Front, Ceylon Workers Congress and Peoples Democratic Front - the three upcountry Tamil political parties have come to an understanding to contest as a common front in the Subragamuwa Provincial Council election, said V.S. Rathakrishnan MP and the leader of the Upcountry People’s Front.

Hamid Ansari is UPA choice for Vice-President

Incumbent Hamid Ansari is the UPA’s candidate for the Vice President’s post and is all set to get a second consecutive term.

The Intolerant Brothers

The Rajapaksa government is going hell for leather not against child rapists or murderers.
The Rajapaksa government is going hell for leather against journalists.

Lalin’s Column: Justice Finally

The conviction this week of Jude Jayamaha, of the murder of Yvonne Jonson at the Royal Park Condominium Rajagiriya in 2005 by the Court of Appeal restores at least partially the credibility of the collapsing judicial process in SL. Public opinion was near exhausted, flagging and sagging with hair line tolerance of law and order.

Analysis of Sri Lanka –Pakistan Test Series 2012-

Sri Lanka won their first Test-match series in nine attempts since August 2009 .The victory is important as this is the first after the retirement of Muralitahran –champion bowler in Sri Lanka.

Letter from America: Rohingya Refugees

June 30 came and went. It was the dateline set by the Thein Sein government of Myanmar for an inquiry report on current violence in the Arakan state, triggered by the lynching of ten tablighi Muslims (visiting from Rangoon) on June 3. That violence soon turned into a well-orchestrated pogrom against the Rohingya Muslims of Arakan (the Rakhine state) in Myanmar (Burma).