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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

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North is North and South is South but the Twain Can Meet: Another Commendable Initiative by Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Students’ Courage

Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim students from the North, East and North Central provinces recently visited Colombo and participated in a series of programmes aimed at productivity building and attitudinal change organized by the Office of the Director, Social Development Affairs to the President under its flagship programme Nena Guna Weduma: Sisu Diriya (Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Students’ Courage).

11 accused convicted in Guwahati molestation case

Eleven accused in the sensational GS Road molestation case in Guwahati on July 9 this year, including prime accused Amarjyoti Kalita, were convicted on Friday while four others acquitted.

Burma persuades Wa Army to accept its controversial constitution

Aung Min (Union Minister at President Office and Vice-Chairmen of Union-level Peace Making Committee) and Thein Zaw (Chairman, Lower House National Races Affairs and Internal Peace-making Committee) together with Union Ministers Lt-Gen Thein Htay, Khin Maung Soe and Ohn Myint, Shan State Chief Minister Sao Aung Myat, Maung Maung Swe (MP), Commanders Brig-Gen Aung Soe, Maj-Gen Than Tun Oo and officials paid a visit to Pang-hsang by army helicopter on 4 December.

Protests in Karnataka over Cauvery waters release to Tamil Nadu

There were protests in Karnataka on Friday following the release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu late Thursday. A crucial meeting was on in New Delhi to decide the quantum of water needed by the two states for the remaining part of this month.

Diplomatic Corps hosts Farewell Reception for the outgoing Pakistani Envoy

The Colombo based Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka hosted a farewell reception in the honour of the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Sri Lanka Seema Illahi Baloch on Thursday, December 6th, 2012.

India to Maldives: GMR row should not damage bilateral ties

Amid a diplomatic row over cancellation of the GMR contract, India on Friday asked Maldives to control any quarters which may be trying to harm bilateral relations saying the issue should not put a "question mark" on the ties between the two sides.

Corruption is more dangerous than nuclear!

I write this letter to congratulate countries that have done very well in the latest World’s Corruption Perception rankings.

“I am not Abu Jundal,” claims accused in Mumbai terror attack

The investigation into the 26/11 terrorist attack on Mumbai is likely to face a major roadblock, after the alleged handler of the attacks, Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal on Friday told the Sessions Court in Mumbai that he was not Abu Jundal and his confessional statement was taken forcibly.

Myth of Gujarat’s Economic Performance under Modi

A lot has been bloated about Gujarat’s outstanding economic performance during Narendra Modi’s Chief Minister-ship. Many educated people believe in it too. By looking at the growth of the Net Domestic Product in the past five years, I show that this is a myth rather than reality. Several other states like Bihar, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra have performed better than Gujarat.

CSW Urges UK Minister To Prioritize Human Rights During Trade Mission To Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) urged the British Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire MP, to highlight the continuing grave human rights abuses in Burma, including violations of freedom of religion or belief, as he leads a trade delegation to the country next week.

Pakistan sponsored school in Vavuniya

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Seema Ilahi Baloch, along with Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapksa and Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Badiuddin laid the foundation stone of the Al-Aksha Maha Vidyalam in Salam Baikulam Vavuniya.

Sustainable peace in Sri Lanka impedes extreme ideologies to cause schisms

"Peace is not an incentive for a segment of the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora which had supported or sympathized with the LTTE and continues to support the demand for the establishment of a separate state, Tamil Eelam.