Daya Gamage - US National Correspondent Asian Tribune
The American Embassy in Colombo in a clarification to a statement made earlier by Sri Lanka's external affairs ministry secretary Amunugama reiterated the long-standing policy toward Sri Lanka which includes human rights issues.
Burma’s State-run radio and television declared an emergency announcement signed by President Thein Sein in response to clashes that caused several quarters of Arakanese (Rakhine) Buddhist inhabitants set on fire and left seven dead in unrest on Friday and Saturday.
Applications are invited by the High Commission of India, Colombo for the 21st edition of the 'Know India Programme' (KIP) to be held from 29 August – 18 September 2012 with Tamil Nadu / Uttarakhand as the Partner State.
Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) Chief V.R.S. Natarajan was on Monday suspended by the Defence Ministry in connection with the Tatra case on a CBI recommendation after former Army Chief Gen. V.K. Singh levelled allegations that he was offered Rs. 14 crore bribe to clear a deal for 600 trucks.
Hosni Mubarak the former Egyptian president is close to death. The actual condition of Mubarak, who was removed from power following a public uprising in February 2011, is unknown, given the tight blanket of security around him.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to suspend for now the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s verdict quashing 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities within 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Castes (OBC).