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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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President inaugurates 'Deyata Sevana' third phase

President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched the third phase of the 'Deyata Sevana' national tree planting programme to plant 1.1 million trees yesterday (Nov.15) at the auspicious time of 9.39 a.m. near Diyawanna Oya in Battaramulla.

“I feel partly a citizen of India,” says Suu Suu Kyi

"I feel myself partly a citizen of India -- a citizen of love and honour." This is how Nobel Peace Laureate and Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Suu Kyi described her "friendship" with India and its people.

Obama's visit to South East Asia: Cambodia human rights surfaces - US inroads to Burma

In his first overseas trip since winning re-election, President Barack Obama is scheduled to leave Washington on Saturday, November 18, for Southeast Asia. The trip will include the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to Burma and Cambodia.

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray condition still critical as Mumbai stays tense

Anxious politicians and celebrities flocked to the residence of the critically ill Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Thursday as entire Mumbai stood tense with many markets closed.

Lalin’s Coloumn:Prison service for Prison staff - Riot or No

The Prison’s Commissioner Kodipilly incorrectly given a military rank in a Sunday paper, is reeling from a unprecedented and atrocious management blunder that led to the riot and subsequent carnage that occurred last week end (10/11 Nov 12) at Welikada Prison. Twenty seven (27) mainly prisoners were amongst the dead. Over 40 were injured.

Violence in west Myanmar between Buddhist s and Muslims, "Huge International Tragedy" - Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday described violence in west Myanmar between Buddhist s and Muslims as a "huge international tragedy" and said illegal migration from Bangladesh had to be stopped.

Ministerial Delegation to Promote Sri Lankan Spices in Brazil

Minister of Minor Export Crop Promotion, Reginald Cooray, and three delegates visited Brazil during the period from 21-26 October 2012 on a trade promotion mission for Sri Lankan spices.

Pakistan Provides Clean Drinking Water to Resettled Communities in Mullaitivu

The Government of Pakistan through High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka has funded the construction of 2 clean drinking water projects for the resettled vulnerable communities in Mullaitivu district in the Northern part of Sri Lanka. These projects were implemented in the Neerayipitty East and Kumarapuram villages in the Martaimpattu DS division after under taking vulnerability assessment for the provision of drinking water.

The raison d'être of Obama Going to Burma

President Obama visiting Burma may seems to be too early in lending legitimacy to the quasi military government of Burma whose hands are still soak with blood but it is understandable that strategic raison d'être overtakes the human rights concern vis a vis China.

Civil Society Call For Urgency In TB Control

Some 100 TB activists marched through the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on the afternoon of 14th November 2012, landing at the opening ceremony of the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health, just as delegates from over 120 countries were taking their seats in the Plenary Hall.

Deepavali Celebrations – Army Surprised Kilinochchi public

Public in Kilinochchi district , part of Poonaryns and Mullative had been respected and well recognized by the Kilinochchi Commander and the Army by inviting them to lunch and appreciating them giving gifts today. This function had been conducted in Kilinochchi with the participation of nearly 600 individuals from all segments of the society came from all corners of Kilinochci district, part of Poonaryn and Mullativu.

AIUC demand clarification from Anng San Su Kyi on Burmese violence against Muslims

All India Ulema Council demands clarification from Anng San Su Kyi on the issue of state sponsored violence in Burma against Burmese Muslims.

President Mahinda congratulates Xi Jinping

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has congratulated Xi Jinping, the newly elected General Secretary of the Communist Party of China.