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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 84

Monthly archive

Sri Lanka Army enlisted one hundred and nine Tamil female soldiers

Sri Lanka Army ceremonially enlisted one hundred and nine Tamil females from Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu districts, into the 6 Women's Corps, with the participation of their family members.

Letter from America: An Open Letter to President Obama

Dear Mr. President - I am somewhat puzzled by your decision to visit Myanmar, which has the worst records of human rights in our planet. As an overture to your trip, your administration has recently lifted import restrictions on Myanmar, broadly authorizing Myanmar-origin goods to enter the United States for the first time in almost a decade. So, you can understand why like so many other concerned human rights activists, I am at a loss to understand your rationale for the trip.

Saudi King’s Surgery A Success

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia underwent a successful back surgery yesterday at King Abdul Aziz Medical City here to tighten a loose ligament.

Manmohan Singh going to Phnom Penh for ASEAN meet

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will travel to Cambodia tomorrow to attend the ASEAN and East Asia Summits on the sidelines of which he is expected to meet the leaders of some other countries, including China.

Recession Busters: Exponential growth of online trade

Europe may be in recession for the foreseeable future with mildly- zigzagging growth charts; the online retailers, however, are defying the gloom and are certainly in metaphorical bloom. Both Amazon and EBay, the two US-based companies in particular, are doing very well in Britain, even if they have come under attack from the MPs for paying disproportionately small amount tax in the UK, despite the exponential increase in sales.

President, PM among many who condole Thackeray death

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh condoled the death of Bal Thackeray on Saturday.

The Triumphant March of Impunity: From the ‘Humanitarian Operation’ to the ‘Just Impeachment’

There is an unbroken thread linking the Rajapaksas’ ‘humanitarian operation’ with the Rajapaksas’ impeachment assault, the asphyxiation of the 17th Amendment with the planned throttling of the 13th Amendment, the advent of the 18th Amendment with the impending arrival of the 19th Amendment.

Election Commission orders probe into Swamy charge against Rahul Gandhi

The Election Commission has asked the returning officer of Amethi Lok Sabha constituency to probe allegations by Janata party leader Subramanian Swamy that Congress MP Rahul Gandhi gave "wrong information" regarding his assets while filing nomination papers in the 2009 polls.

It doesn't work if your life partner is a doctor!

Once at a party, in Riyadh, a very close engineer friend of mine, who is married to a doctor told those present that the English proverb ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ does not work with everybody and in his case even if he were to take two apples a day he cannot keep this doctor away – pointing at his wife, who is a doctor.

Liquor baron Ponty Chadha and brother shoot each other dead

In a sensational incident right out of a crime serial, liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother, Hardeep, died of bullet injuries on Saturday after they allegedly fired at each other during a meeting which was held at their farmhouse in Mehrauli in south Delhi, to sort their ongoing property dispute.

No longer business as usual for tuberculosis response

As the curtain draws upon the 43rd Union World Conference On Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur, all those involved in health care in some way or the other - TB affected communities, governments, donors, researchers, healthcare professionals, broader civil society, among others - need to deliberate upon this dictum.

Festival of Lights (Deepavali) celebrated in Warsaw

For the second consecutive year, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Poland celebrated the Festival of Lights ‘Deepavali’ on Monday 12th November along with many members from the Tamil community living in Poland as well as from other communities.

Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray passes away

Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, , who has been critically ill for the last few days, died on Saturday at 3:30pm, his doctor announced in Mumbai.

Holly Mass held in Bethlehem to bless President Mahinda Rajapaksa

A Holy Mass was held at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem on 17th evening to bless Sri Lanka and President on his 67th birthday. The Holy Mass was organized by the by Friends of Sri Lanka in Bethlehem in association with the Representative Office of Sri Lanka in Palestine.