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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2557

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A family business that survived political tsunamis

By Janaka Perera – Reporting from Colombo

Prof. Bernard Dissanayake, specialist lecturer Management and Training has made a critical examination of Sri Lanka’s privatization policies contrasting them with the successful transfer of a foreign-owned tea plantation to a family of local entrepreneurs who made it a successful business enterprise in less than a decade. This, Prof. Dissanayake believes, should serve as a lesson to all politicians who tend to sacrifice the country’s long-term interests to meet narrow political goals.

Thailand withdraws tsunami warning and the earthquake no threat to Sri Lanka.

Thailand has already withdrawn the 'Tsunami Warning' and in Sri Lanka it was reported that there was no cause for concern.

Reflections on Black July 1983 and the aftermath

Shyamalee Murugesu - from Colombo

The history of Sri Lanka is scarred by many wars and ethnic violence. The first ever riots broke out in the year 1915 For prohibiting to play music near a mosque .The first race riots directed towards the Tamil community broke out in 1958 aftermath of making the ‘Sinhala only’ alone as the official language, followed by another major ethnic conflict in 1977 after the 8th.Parliamentary general elections on 21 July 1977, and the last ever recorded was the most brutal violence that broke out in the year 1983 on the 23rd of July which was a misadventure triggered off by the killing of 13 Sri Lanka Army soldiers by the Tamil rebel outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

LTTE’s annual cricket festival banned in London

The British Police is getting tough with international terrorist organisations functioning in London and in other cities in UK. As part of this latest anti-terrorism drive, the Metropolitan Police for the Greater London Area have banned the Cricket Festival organised to be held on 31st July by the British Tamil Association, which is widely believed to be the UK arm of the Sri Lankan terrorist organisation, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.

Suspected luggage seized from PM plane

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

A plane, which was preparing to take back Premier Shaukat Aziz from Afghanistan was evacuated after recovery of suspected luggage from the plane.

Sri Lankan President will visit China next month

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Sri Lankan President
Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is scheduled to
arrive for a one week state visit to China as guest of
Chinese President Hu Jintao,on August 28.

Suicide bombers venerated in Australia.

While the world all over condemn the scourge of suicide bombing and bombers, in Australia permission was granted in a state school building to commemorate Black Tigers Day venerating suicide bombers.

‘CBK’ – Biography of Sri Lanka’s President to be launched on 29 July.

The biography of Sri Lanka’s President ‘CBK,’ written and published to commemorate her 60th birthday, is rescheduled for launching on 29th July at Visumpaya, located at Union Place, which is the official residence of Anura Bandaranaike, MP - Minister of Industry, Tourism & Investment Promotion, who is also the brother of the President.

Huge earthquake hits Nicobar: Tsunami warning issued in South Thailand.

A huge underwater earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7 in the Richter scale reported in the Nicobar Island chain, on Sunday at 9:12 Geological Survey.

Pakistan donates US $100,000 to promote awareness on Himalayan issues

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan has upped its financial contribution to the cause of sustainable development of the Greater Himalayan mountainous region, an announcement said here.

Pakistan announces $100m in aid for Afghanistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistan Sunday announced US$ 100 million aid for the war-ravaged country of Afghanistan. The announcement was made by Prime Minister Shuakat Aziz after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karazi in Kabul.