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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1224

Backstreet Boys in Malaysia soon!

Backstreet Boys are an American vocal group formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group members are A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrel. Their hit numbers include ‘I want it that way’, ‘Everybody’, ‘As long as you love me’, ‘I’ll never break your heart’ and ‘Shape of my heart’.

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President to Appoint Special Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation

The Cabinet yesterday (Feb. 05) approved the setting up of a Special Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation as per a cabinet paper presented by President Maithripala Sirisena, Cabinet Spokesman and Health and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne said.

 President to Appoint Special Presidential Task Force on Reconciliation
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President Srisena invited Chinese government, as well as private companies to increase investment in Sri Lanka

While expressing hope that China would assist Sri Lanka in its development endeavors in the future too, President Maithripala Sirisena invited Chinese government as well as private companies to increase investment in Sri Lanka when the Chinese President’s Special Envoy and Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Liu Jianchao called on the President yesterday morning at his official residence in Colombo.

Special Representative of the Chinese President, Assistant Foreign Minister of China, Calls on the President (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
President Srisena invited Chinese government, as well as private companies to increase investment in Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka’s footwear & leather exports double within a year

Sri Lanka’s footwear and leather exports have doubled within a short period of one year and posted the highest revenues so far in recent times-and the sector lauds praise on the Industry and Commerce Minister for the provision of first modern tannery complex for them, as reported on 06 February.

Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO-EDB-at left) and Champika Premadasa (Deputy Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka-second from left) join Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka-at right) to inaugurate EDB’s Seventh Edition of Footwear and Leather Fair at BMICH on 06 February.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka-centre) and Champika Premadasa (Deputy Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka-second from right) inspect an item on display at the Seventh Edition of Footwear and Leather Fair by EDB at BMICH on 06 February
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka-at right) visits a stall of a Lankan footwear exporter exporting to Europe at the Seventh Edition of Footwear and Leather Fair by EDB at BMICH on 06 February.
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Al- Qaida to be banned in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Government yesterday presented the regulation under the United Nations Act, to locally ratify the ban on Al- Qaida or Taliban as a global terrorist outfit.

Al- Qaida operatives
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Diplomatic Reception: 67th Independence Day of Sri Lanka

The Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in New York hosted a well-attended reception for the diplomatic community and senior UN staff at its chancery premises on 4th February to celebrate Sri Lanka’s 67th commemoration of Independence.

Ambassador of U.S.A. , Samantha Powers
Ambassador of the United Kingdom
Ambassador of Turkey
Ambassador of Malaysia
Ambassador of the Observer State of Palestine
300 + Crowd
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TR Zeliang won “Confidence Motion” with 59 legislators favoring his Motion

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has won the “Confidence Motion” moved by him today on the Floor of Nagaland Legislative Assembly. 59 legislators in the House of 60 voted in favor of DAN Government headed by TR Zeliang and with this development the month-long political impasse that started early last month came to an end.

TR Zeliang won “Confidence Motion” with 59 legislators favoring his Motion
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South Asian Peace linked with Kashmir

Since 1948, the inhabitants of scenic piece of land “Kashmir” are locking toward international human rights organizations and member states of United Nation (UN) to intervene and help them in living with peace and free of fear in their motherland as mentioned in UN Resolutions 48-49 and Simla Agreement 1972.

 South Asian Peace linked with Kashmir
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Tissa Attanayake allowed participating in Parliament sittings

Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage today directed prison authorities to make arrangements for former minister Tissa Attanayake to participate in parliamentary sessions.

Tissa Attanayake
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US Expressed Willingness To Work With Sri Lanka

The United States looks forward to partnering with the Sri Lankan people to address the challenges and help Sri Lanka realize its true potential said U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Biswal.

Nisha Biswa
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Don’t run away from your responsibility!

Bush, Blair and their allies invaded Iraq because of "weapons of mass destruction" which were never found.

Don’t run away from your responsibility!
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