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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2961

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GJRTI plans to train rural youth in Gemmology

By Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The Gem and Jewellery Research and Training Institute [GJRTI] plans to provide self employment and jobs for rural jobless youth under the concept introduce by the President of Sri Lanka.

NLD adopted resolution for the formation of a people’s parliament to proclaim a legitimate SPDC in Myanmar.

The National League for Democracy issued a special statement calling for the formation of a People's Parliament to proclaim the State Peace and Development Council as a legitimate ruling council.

Bangladesh achieves 5.5 % GDP

By Raymond R Kharmujai – Asian Tribune

Bangladesh has moved steadily towards self-sufficient in the food sector and its Industry has broken new ground despite it still rank the third largest of the world’s poor country on the globe.

Germany donates a research vessel to Sri Lanka

By Sunil C. Perera - Reporting from Colombo

The government of German Federal Republic donates a research vessel worth Rs. 250 billion to Sri Lanka to conduct oceanic graphic researches in the Indian ocean.

Quake victims leave camps for native towns

With the onset of summer and beginning of the reconstruction process in the quake hit areas, the internally displaced persons (IDPs) and earthquake affected families are gradually returning to their places of origin.

Leave Jaffna, war is imminent – Jaffna District Civil Societies Union

Raising alarms of an imminent war the Jaffna District Civil Societies Union (JDCSU), one of the many proxy organizations of the LTTE, has issued a warning to the people of Jaffna to leave the peninsula immediately and settle down in Vanni for their safety and security.

Nepali King succumbs to mass pressure: US welcomes restoration of democracy

By Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent for Asian Tribune

The United States welcomed the April 21 announcement by Nepal's King Gyanendra that he would allow the country’s political parties to form a government, and US State Department called on the parties to respond quickly by choosing a prime minister and a cabinet.

Al-Qaida leader killed in Pakistan

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

Pakistani security forces have killed an Arab terrorist in an exchange of fire in the Bajaur Agency bordering Afghanistan.

Democracy leaders reject Nepal King's attempt to save monarchy

By D. Michael Van De Vee in Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal's besieged God-King Gyanendra went on nation-wide television and radio Friday in a desperate attempt to save the Monarchy.