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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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Oil Exploration in Sri Lanka to Commence in late 2010 - Minister Fowzie

Petroleum and Petroleum Resources Development Minister A.H.M. Fowzie says everything is ready to drill for offshore oil and gas reserves in the Mannar Basin in the late 2010 or early 2011 reaping immense benefits for the country.

Letter from America: Obama’s Nobel Speech

This year when the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to confer its much cherished Peace Prize on President Barack Husain Obama, many people were caught by surprise, including the president himself.

A Very Catholic Crisis: Perverts-in-Cloak, walking the Tight Rope of Enforced Clerical Celibacy

In the ideal world, it is normally a devout Catholic who kneels down before a priest while owning up to his or her misdemeanours in seeking the illusive spiritual commodity, forgiveness. This week, however, it was the Head of the mighty Catholic Church, the Pope Benedict XVI, who was compelled to make a part of the famously pious gesture, purely for being the Head of an institute that has been plagued with decades of child abuse on satanic scale in the Republic of Ireland, a heartland of Catholics.

Army officer detained over war-time disappearance case

A Nepal Army (NA) officer has been detained on Saturday over his alleged involvement in the torture and subsequent murder of a teenage girl five years ago during the height of Maoist insurgency.

Global jobs crisis and beyond

International Labour Organization (ILO), Colombo in a dispatch quoting ILO Bangkok News indicated that ILO International Institute for Labour Studies Office is to launch a new study, entitled World of Work Report 2009 – The Global Jobs Crisis and beyond.

Infantry’s key role in counter-insurgency

Dr. Sinha Raja Tammita-Delgoda, Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (UK and Sri Lanka) in a recent presentation titled the “Tamil Tigers: A Last Phase in the Infantry War” delivered to the Department of War Studies, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst stressed the continuing importance and relevance of infantry in successfully combating LTTE-type secessionist wars.

Secret love should become sacred

Adultery has been, is and will continue to be a part of human existence, the same as marriage is a part of human existence. Adultery produces intense emotions and creates conflict among the people involved, and between sexual desire and a sense of loyalty. Adultery has faced extensive challenges due to opposition from society, the state, religions and politics.

20 Andhra Ministers to resign

The political crisis in Andhra Pradesh, triggered by the Centre's unilateral announcement last Wednesday that a separate Telangana would be carved of the present State deepened on Saturday with all the 20 Ministers hailing from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema region deciding to resign from the Congress Government in the State in protest.

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.

Spurious Claims and Real Agendas

That the Rajapakse administration is concerned about its continuity is clear to the naked eye and the naked ear, in the visages and words of its key stakeholders. The election, which, with Ranil Wickremesinghe, would have been a one horse race, has become transformed into a close run battle with the entry of Sarath Fonseka.

Search And Rescue Of Sri Lanka Multi-Day Fishing Vessel “Wind Marine 8”

The concerned authorities of the Government of Sri Lanka, including the Ministry of Fisheries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Sri Lanka Navy acting on the instructions of the Ministry of Defence, have been following closely the developments regarding the Sri Lanka multi-day fishing vessel, “Wind Marine 8”.

Sri Lanka endorses BIMSTEC Convention on Combating Terrorism, Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking

The 12th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting, for which Myanmar takes chairmanship, took place at Lake View Hall of Shwenandaw Hotel here this morning.

Chidambaram’s Quest for Kashmir peace

That China has been assigned a ‘monitoring role’ in South Asia by U S President Barack Obama is impertinent. Such abstraction has raised eyebrows in India at a time when ice has started breaking in Kashmir, and behind-the-scene dialogue—or calls it back channel diplomacy—to resolve the ticklish Kashmir issue, has entered a ‘decisive’ phase.

Andhra Pradesh may see a spell of P’rule to quell unrest

Will Andhra Pradesh head for PresidentAndhra Pradesh appears heading for a spell of central rule with the three regions of the state in a state of turmoil and ministers and ministers on a resignation spree even as the chief minister Konijeti Rosiah is blaming the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram for the sudden downslide in his own fortunes.