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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2424

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Meher Baba Speaks – 12 : 9/11 was part of ‘unfolding’ global plan for spiritual awakening, says Indian Professor

The terrorist attacks on New York’s iconic twin towers of World Trade Centre in September 2001 were part of unfolding Avataric Divine Plan for global awakening and resurrection’, says a leading Indian academic.

Will Obama’s “New Way Forward” lead to success?

On 1st December 2009, US president Barak Obama announced much awaited new policy for Afghanistan and Pakistan “The New Way Forward” at Eisenhower Hall Theatre United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.

No effort should be spared for the children affected by conflict

“Now that the dust is settling in post conflict Sri Lanka, we have to seize all opportunities to help children affected by the conflict to move forward, heal their trauma and resume their precious childhood. Everyone has a role to play,” stated General (ret) Patrick Cammaert at a press conference concluding a five-day visit to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankans countered demonstration organized by JVP, UNP and the LTTE In front of Sri Lankan Embassy in Italy

The JVP has requested permission from the Police to demonstrate opposite the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Italy demanding President Mahinda Rajapaksa to hold free and fair election and ensure media freedom. As the news spread, the Sri Lankan community in Rome assembled in large numbers in the Embassy premises on Thursday to counter the JVP demonstration.

Huckhim on Lt Gen Sarath Fonseka – A swan song before the NCP Elections 2008

Mr. Huckhim did his favorite kangaroo act for the nth time. He then warned that the government would be taught a ‘lesson’ in the NCP PC elections. Surely it was not on how to speak English like ‘Sakvithi sir’ although Huckhim seems not to understand the meaning of ‘lesson’.

Moragoda proposes ecclesiastical court

Milinda Moragoda, Minister of Justice and Leader of the Sri Lanka National Congress is to propose to the government to set up an Ecclesiastical Court to settle disputes and to redress the grievances among the members of the Buddhist Clergy.

Telangana fall-out: Congress in Catch 22, New SRC may offer a way out

With pro and anti sections for creation of more new states rearing their head in several states in the wake of KCR’s satyagrahi saga on Telangana, the Centre may find it expedient to remit the issue to a new state reorganisation commission and thus allow tempers to cool.

India Welcomes Government Progress on IDPs

India welcomed the initial steps taken by Sri Lanka to relax movement and travel restrictions on IDPs, and expressed the hope that the IDPs would resume their livelihood and return to a life of normalcy.

UPFA affiliated Jathika Hela Urumaya warns of a conspiracy to destabilize the country

A conspiracy to destabilize the country with the backing of certain international forces during the presidential election campaign and an effort of making the country isolated from the international community are taking place, Environment and Natural Resources Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka reveals.

Inculcating good governance in private and public sector directorate

Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) has been the focal point on Board Room governance and the forum catering to the needs of private and public sector directors in Sri Lanka.

Robert Blake Discusses Post – Conflict Development Opportunities with Sri Lankan Business Leaders

The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and the US Embassy in Sri Lanka co-hosted a roundtable discussion on reconstruction and rehabilitation in the North and East and new development opportunities which are available in the post-conflict era.

Parliament Collapsing

The recent ‘collapse’ of question hour in the Lok Sabha was a grim reminder of how our honourable law makers are converting their ‘august’ forum into an irrelevant and irreverent talking and shouting shop. The description will probably grate them, sensitive as they are to any assault by an ‘outsider’ on the ‘dignity’ of Parliament.

Twists, half truths and deliberate omissions

General Sarath Fonseka’s first media conference and subsequent press interviews received the publicity he deserves and through them the readers and viewers could get a fair idea about his broad policies and objectives.