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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2620

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US declared to support resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council in March

Speaking at a press conference held in Colombo, Maria Otero, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights confirmed that the United States will support a resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council in March that provides an opportunity for the government of Sri Lanka to describe what it intends to do to implement the LLRC’s recommendations and advance reconciliation as well as address accountability, human rights, and democracy concerns.

New British Student Visa changes to curb abuses

British Government has announced of changes in the student visa issues in the future to tackle abuse in the issue of visas in the future. According to the news release changes to student visas will come into force from April 2012.

Stagnating game of Sri Lankan Cricket

Politics and sports goes hand –in-hand especially in Sri Lanka, which is very clearly evident when you walk down the path of Sri Lankan cricket history. As many would know Sri Lankan Cricket did not gain the International Cricket Status overnight; it was visionaries like late Gamini Dissanayake who single handedly laid down the foundation for Sri Lankan Cricket by vigorously campaigning to achieve Test Status in Cricket at Lord’s in 1982.

‘SAFTA creates a better framework for intra-regional trade’- Minister Rishad

The growing fears of economic meltdown could result in further protectionist policies across the globe and could affect free trade. And Sri Lanka will be happy to play its role in promoting the interests of the SAARC region. “After nearly three decades of terrorism, the Sri Lankan economy has now reached a new era where we have to have a fresh look at our potential” announced Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka.

Maldives new regime praises India’s response to events

The new government in Maldives has commended India for the way it dealt with the political upheaval in the country, saying New Delhi was not fooled by Mohamed Nasheed's claims of a coup and was correct in its reaction.

Deutsche Post AG apologized for producing personalized stamps without deeper knowledge about LTTE connection

Following reports, which appeared in LTTE-affiliated websites and media regarding the issuing of personalised stamps in Germany depicting symbols of the LTTE, a terrorist organisation, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Germany registered Sri Lanka’s vehement protest and deep concern on the issue to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Pakistan Supreme Court indicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani

The Pakistani Supreme Court on Monday indicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for contempt after his refusal to revive old corruption cases against the country's president.

Indians have $500 billion illegal funds stashed in foreign banks

Indians are the largest depositors in banks abroad with an estimated 500 billion US dollars (nearly Rs 24.5 lakh crore) of illegal money stashed by them in tax havens, the CBI Director said on Monday.

National Law School at the cost of Rs 100 Crore: Jayalalithaa laid the foundation Stone

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa laid the foundation stone for National Law School at Sri Rangam on Monday.

Rendering of old Hindi Film songs: An enthralling show by Old Hindi Film & Song Lovers’ Society of Sri Lanka

Cultural relations between India and Sri Lanka have traditionally been close and friendly, transcending recorded history, reflecting shared cultural and civilization heritage and further reinforced by the continuing cultural exchanges.

EC upset: Law Minister Khurshid talks to PM

Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday spoke to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against the backdrop of Election Commission's complaint against him to President Pratibha Patil in which the panel accused him of "improper and unlawful" defiance of its orders.

What a match!

What matters most in a limited over match is the exciting finish and that is what we saw in the ODI played in the triangular service, in Australia between the winner of the Cricket World Cup, India and the runner up, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday.