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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2621


The Scariest Predators in the Corporate Jungle

By Thalif Deen - Inter Press Service

The world's oil, gas and mining industries account for nearly two-thirds of all violations of human rights, environmental laws and international labor standards, according to a soon-to-be-released United Nations study. The food and beverages industry is a distant second, followed by apparel, footwear, and the information and communications technology sector.

News analysis: Who is behind the escalation of violence in the north and east?

The rise in violence, particularly killings in Jaffna, after the first round of talks in Geneva, is a disturbing trend that is yet to be investigated by the Police, judicial inquiries and the Sri Lankan Monitoring Mission. "We can't say who's clearly responsible for the killings, as there are still many questions on who may have been behind it," said Helen Olafsdottir, spokeswoman for the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission to the New York Times. (May 16, 2006).

LTTE deserves the label of terrorists and ban by EU - Donald Camp, US official in Sri Lanka

In two separate interviews held by two TV stations - government and private - Donald Camp, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, reaffirmed US support to "the democratic government of Sri Lanka" and confirmed that America is pushing hard to get EU ban the LTTE.

Truce monitors discuss safety amid Tiger threats on lives.

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Colombo, 17 May, ( Scandinavian truce monitors from the North East converged at the Head Quarters in Colombo to discuss their safety amid threats by the Tiger guerrillas against continuing with sea monitoring activities.The sea Tigers last week carried out an abortive attack on Sri Lankan Navy passenger ferry with a truce monitor aboard.

Bangladesh Cabinet approves anti Chemical Weapons Bill

The Bangladesh cabinet approved in principle the Chemical Weapons (Prohibition) Bill proposing enactment of a new law on the prohibition of development, production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons and on their destruction, although Bangladesh does not produce, possess or use any such weapon.

Tigers attack army Forwards Defence Lines in Nagar Kovil

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Tiger guerrillas attacked Sri Lankan Army Forward defence line in Nagar Kovil, Jaffna peninsula on Tuesday and were driven back by security forces retaliation, military officials in the filed said."The LTTE attacked our bunkers with RPGs (Rocket Propel grenades), Tombo guns and mortars," a military official told the "Asian Tribune."

Pak troops kill eight rebels as militants shot dead two cops in Waziristan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani security forces have killed eight miscreants in a clash at Razmak-Miranshah road in tribal region of North Waziristan neighbouring Afghanistan. According to officials, miscreants ambushed a convoy of security forces on Tuesday, triggering a shootout at Miranshah –Razmak road that left eight miscreants and one security official dead.

UNICEF underlines, "Escalating violence threatens the safety of Sri Lanka’s Children"

The uncertain plight of the children living in the troubled spots in Sri Lanka has attracted the concern of the UNICEF which revealed ‘Sri Lankan children are paying a high price for the escalating tension in the island.’Geneva based UNICEF in a statement highlighted the plight of the Sri Lankan children in areas most affected by recent clashes are paying a high price for the escalating tension in the island. It revealed that thousands of children are still displaced from their homes following the recent violence in Trincomalee District in which six children were killed and others injured or severely traumatized.

Outboard engine service centre opened in south Sri Lanka

An outboard engine service and repair facility centre was formally inaugurated in Dodanduwa, Galle District recently. The newly inaugurated centre is expected cater about 350 boats with three to four fishermen working on each boat (approximately 1,200 families) in an area where access to appropriate servicing facility is extremely limited.

Vavuniya Local Govt Polls Postponed.

By Our Colombo Correspondent

Local government polls to elect members to the Vavuniya Urban Council and Vavuniya South (Sinhala) Pradeshiya Sabha scheduled to be held on May 20 are postponed till September 30, this year, the Elections Commissioner’s office announced on Tuesday.

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