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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Qatar Airways place orders for aircraft for US $ 15.2 bn.

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

Qatar Airways the fastest growing airlines in the world now operates 14
scheduled flights a week between Doha, capital of the State of Qatar and the Sri Lankan capital Colombo offering morning and evening departures from both cities.

Pak gives women better deal than India

From Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – for Asian Tribune

Pakistan does better than India with 21.3per cent women parliamentarians as India ranked 134th among 183 countries with just 8.3per cent women members in the Lok Sabha.

Application of modern advanced technology is the key to development - Prof Tissa Vitharana

By Q Perera - Our Business Correspondent

To develop the country, it is inevitable that the society and the economy has to be changed into the modern technological order, said Prof Tissa Vitharana, Minister of Science and Technology speaking at the 2nd Convocation Ceremony of the British College of Applied Studies (BCAS) held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall.

Foreign Secretary level talks in Islamabad on Thursday

From Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai - to Asian Tribune

Foreign Secretary level talks between Pakistan and India will be held here today to review the progress of the composite dialogue process.

China to reduce trade deficit with Sri Lanka

By Mendaka Abeysekera - Reporting from Beijing

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao announced that Chinese will take clear cut
actions to reduce trade deficit with Sri Lanka in

Thai foreign minister to meet Myanmar’s top military ruler Senior General Than Shwe today

Thailand Foreign Minister Kantathi Suphamongkhon is visiting today to Yangon, and expected to meet Burma’s Military Leader Senior General Than Shwe this morning during his official visit, while denying the rumor last week that the Burmese leader had been ousted in an internal coup.

Railway Strike 2 days old: "End the strike and talk," Minister -"Talk while the strike is on" Secretary

Minister of Railway, Felix Perera has decided not to have any talks while the Railway engine drivers are on strike as the strike entered yesterday the second day.