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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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Lanka frees arrested Indian fishermen


Twentythree Tamil Nadu fishermen, arrested by Sri Lankan Navy on July 22 when they were fishing near Katchatheevu in the Palk Straits, have been released, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said on Friday.

Partners In Crime: MDR TB and HIV

India is a very high burden TB country, accounting for 21% of the global incidence. It is estimated that TB kills 300,000 Indians annually: one death every 2 minutes. The situation is no better when it comes to multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB).

Shooting order from Mannar Magistrate Anthony Pillai Judeson

While what happened in Mannar is under 'judicial' review what is stated here is not correct. Under SL law (Criminal Procedure/Penal Code as handed down by the Brits to keep the natives of SL under control) it is actually a magistrate who can order the police to open fire.It is up to the police to do so if required.Obviously and for good reason the Police did not do so.

Congress leader N.D Tiwari is biological father of youth, DNA test confirms

Veteran Congress leader N.D. Tiwari is the biological father of a Delhi-based youth Rohit Shekhar, the Delhi High Court on Friday said while declaring the result of his DNA test.

Immense economic potential exists between Pakistan and Sri Lanka: Pakistan PM

The High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Jayalath Weerakkody called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at PM’s House and thanked the government of Pakistan for its support on a resolution on Human Rights in UN.

Lanka – Japan Relationship


Admiral[Rtd.] Wasantha Karannagoda Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan, met with Prof. Hideichi Okada, Vice Minister for International Affairs of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry [METI] of Japan had discussion regarding the possibilities of having trade arrangements and agreements in order to bolster the bilateral trade and investment between Japan and Sri Lanka.

Thailand-Burma economic relation strengthens ever more

President of Burma or Myanmar, Mr. Thein Sein met Thai Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra at Thai Koo Fah of State Guesthouse in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday (23 July), The New Light of Myanmar reported in its issue on Thursday.

Marans to face CBI chargesheet over kickbacks in Aircel deal

Shares of Sun TV Network and Spicejet have plunged by up to 11 per cent on the bourses on reports that CBI is poised to file a charge-sheet against the Maran brothers over allegations of kickbacks in the controversial Aircel-Maxis deal.

LTTE Diaspora dramatics will soon become a nuisance to Western nations

There’s always a tolerable level to anything and sooner than later the LTTE diaspora are going to find out that they may need to do far more than take to the streets in processions against Sri Lanka, bribe the local MPs while carrying out nefarious acts like credit card scams, gang wars, human smuggling, narcotics, terror financing etc. Should we even flag these crimes to any of these Western governments?

Anti-HIV rectal microbicide research moves ahead

It is indeed promising to note the momentum rectal microbicides research and development has attained, more so when there is a global call to end AIDS at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012).

Another 51 Sri Lankan arrested while trying to leave for Australia


Another 51 Sri Lankan persons arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy, while half of them in the boat and balance about to board the vessel that was ready to leave out of the country in the sea off Negombo early hours of 28 Jul 12.


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