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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

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Tsunami handloom weaving mill exports fabric to Italy.

By Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The tsunami - Some say it was dangerous, but some say it was a
blessing in disguise and an opportunity to improve their livelihood.
It is seven months since the Tsunami, and life in general goes on.
Rehabilitation Programme is very slow and there is a lot of agitation
especially among people who live in tents.

Government says Kilinochchi named as PTOMS hq to reaffirm sovereignty and territorial integrity

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

The government contended that Tamil rebel held Kilinochchi was selected as headquarters for tsunami joint mechanism to reaffirm the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Sri Lanka, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Secretary M.S. Jayasinghe stated this in his statement of objections filed in the Supreme Court.

Sri Lanka Printers in world-class quality

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) once in every two years holds a Print Competition, an exhibition of the collection of printed matter by its members which are placed for the competition and an Awards Night. On 29th July at 9.30 in the morning The Print Products Exhibition was inaugurated at the main entrance of the BMICH and the exhibition continued the following day.

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation appeals for the safety of U Kyaw Min and his family

Arakan Rohingya National Organisation has appealed to the international community to take urgent and proper action for the immediate release of U Kyaw Min with his family members, Burmese democracy icon Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all other political prisoners.

Smirnoff Vodka invests in Lanka

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lanka, a country ranks among the top ten hard liquor consumers, will soon have Vodka to its local product range. Smirnoff, one of the world’s leading spirit brands commissioned a brewing and bottling plant in Sri Lanka.

After Ceasefire, Northern province has grown twice as fast as the Western province – Jayantha Dhanapala

Rejecting the claim that the North and the East have not reaped the benefits of the peace dividend, Jayantha Dhanapala, Head of the Peace Secretariat, told the business community that research into the post-Ceasefire situation “has shown that, in fact, it has triggered economic growth in the North and the East.”

Tamil proficiency must for State sector in Sri Lanka

By Sugeeswara Senadhira, Bureau Chief, Asian Tribune, Colombo

Sri Lanka will draft a new legislation shortly to make Tamil language proficiency compulsory for all future recruits to the State sector. Announcing this, Constitutional Affairs Minister D.E.W. Gunasekera said lack of Sinhala and Tamil knowledge is a major hurdle for proper discharge of duties for the public service personnel.