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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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Turmoil in Kashmir as CBI clears police of rape and murder

The Kashmir valley is in ferment over a report by the Central Bureau of Investigation that two women, whose bodies were found in a shallow stream in Shopian town near Srinagar, died of drowning and were not raped by security forces personnel as alleged by the people.

China pledges 20.8 million Yuan-worth military aid to Nepal

China has agreed to provide military aid worth 20.8 million Yuan (approximately Rs 220 million) to Nepal for the supply of "non-lethal" military hardware including logistics to Nepal Army (NA).

Sri Lanka: Presidential Election Nominations Today

All arrangements have been made for the receipt of nominations today (December 17) at the Elections Secretariat, Rajagiriya in Colombo, the Elections Secretariat announced.

US Government strengthens multi-ethnic communities in Ampara District

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided training to Sinhalese, Muslim and Tamil residents in Ampara District so they can collaborate on projects that will benefit multi-ethnic communities.

Ranil urges voting rights to Tamils in the camps, elsewhere

Sri Lanka’s main Opposition party leader Ranil Wickramasinghe on Wednesday said at Chennai airport, the Election Commission in the island nation has been urged to give voting rights to Tamils in the forthcoming polls to be held there in January next year.

Govt, Maoists and UN sign Action Plan for discharge of disqualified Maoist combatants

Kathmandu, 17 December, ( The Government of Nepal, UCPN (Maoist), and the United Nations on Wednesday signed an Action Plan for the discharge of Maoist army personnel disqualified in the United Nations-led verification process in 2007.

Tuna fish exports to be branded

Asian Tribune In keeping with President Mahinda Rajapakse's vision for tapping the country's rich natural resources to benefit the country, Ceylon Fishery Harbours Coirporation (CFHC), is taking a bold step to brand the tuna that is exported from Sri Lanka in large quantities. By stepping forward to brand tuna fished from the country's waters .

First Trade Delegation from Palestine

A Palestinian trade delegation of 6 persons will be in Sri Lanka from 6th to 13th to explore the possibilities of purchasing items from Sri Lanka; this is the first time that a Palestinian trade delegation is visiting Sri Lanka.

Two UNP Stalwarts Pledge their Support to Mahinda Rajapaksa

Two United National Party parliamentarians Johnstan Fernando & Indika Bandaranayake have pledge their support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the forthcoming presidential election, which is due on January 26.

Sri Lanka opens second Consulate office in China

The Government of Sri Lanka opened its second Consulate office in China, in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, on 15th December 2009. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hussein Bhaila and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to China Karunathilleka Amunugma represented Sri Lanka at the opening ceremony while the Sichuan province was represented by Executive Vice Governor Wei Hong.

Was Duvaraka tortured and killed?

Was Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam V Prabhakaran's daughter Duvaraka tortured and killed in the final stages of the war in Sri Lanka?

While unemployment in the country, Chinese and Indian labor occupies

Premalal Fernando, Managing Partner, Hansteel Fabrico won the Platinum Award while Jude Fernando, Proprietor, Bopitiya Auto Enterprises clinched the Gold Award at the Industrial Excellence Awards Celebrations 2009 and 46th Anniversary celebrations of the Sri Lanka Chamber of Small Industry(SLCSI) held at the Waters Edge Hotel, Battaramulla.

A Total of 22 candidates, including President Rajapaksha and Fonseka handed over nominations

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and General Sarath Fonseka handed over their nominations . UPFA General Secretary Susil Premjayantha and a large number of ministers were present at the Secretariat.