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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1163

News Analysis

Landmark civil nuclear deal between Canada and India

Canada signed a landmark civil nuclear deal with India with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assuring that imported uranium and atomic technology will not be used for "any unintended purpose."

Standing firm against NGOs...

If one swallow does not a summer make, arguably one NGO does not constitute the international community. Not by a long, long shot. Not even a few of these noise makers.

Karunanidhi expresses his concern about the suffering of Sri Lankan Tamils: The curtain drawn down on the World Classical Tamil Conference

Winding up the five-day World Classical Tamil Conference , Chief Minister and Dravidian patriarch Mr Karunanidhi said it was a matter of concern that Tamils in Lanka were put to untold sufferings and could not return to their places of living.

G8 Muskoka Summit; Rich country donors still well off-track on their aid commitments

Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada, the host of the 36th G8 summit, made the following remarks on the closing of the Summit:

Russia questions the legitimacy of the UN Panel on Sri Lanka appointed by the Secretary General

As we understand, the mission of the UN Panel on Sri Lanka is to advice the UN Secretary General whether or not there is a prima facie case that war crimes were committed by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces and the LTTE during the last stages of the recent war in Sri Lanka.

U.S. Un-manned drone attacks killing civilians are extra-judicial killings –UN report

“Targeted killings pose a rapidly growing challenge to the international rule of law. They are increasingly used in circumstances which violate the relevant rules of international law. The international community needs to be more forceful in demanding accountability,” said Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions.

The Way We Are

A Lankan expatriate worker dies or is killed everyday. - The crucial contribution made by expatriate workers, especially in West Asia, to the Lankan economy is well documented. In a sense these men and women, many of whom engage in backbreaking labour, keep not just their families but also our economy afloat. Yet around 40 of them die each month, nearly half of them in questionable circumstances. And almost 60% of these victims are women.

Sri Lanka's delayed enforcement Commissions coming in August, highly active Elections Commission reconstituted

Sri Lanka has decided to resurrect two defunct law enforcement commissions come August. They will arrive after the new constitutional amendments are effected in July, a national newspaper in Colombo reported today.

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