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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2679

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New American Ambassador

A commentary by L. Jayasooriya

Sri Lanka understands with relief that the term of the American Ambassador Robert O Blake has ended and that he has been promoted most probably on the recommendation of Hillary Clinton who is exactly on the same wave length as him. We only regret that he has not been put in charge of Russia, China, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the various states in that area to put them all in order as required by America. Why was he denied this chance? Now we have a new ambassador by the name of Ms. Patricia Butenis about whom we have been told at length in a comprehensive article titled "Caution Sri Lanka: New US Ambassador Patricia Butenis - a meddler in internal affairs", published in the reputed "Asian Tribune" website on 2009-05-30 by Daya Gamage.

Sri Lanka: Plans to light up the entire northern province

Hilary Rajakarunanayake, Editor – Sri Lanka, Asian Tribune

The Sri Lanka Government is planning to expedite providing electricity to all areas in the northern region of the country. W. D. J. Seneviratne, Minister of Power and Energy said on Sunday, that they are planning to provide electricity to the entire North under the "Uthuru Wasanthaya" (Spring in the North) program, which was implemented by the government to develop the region. The Ceylon Electricity Board needs 50 megawatts to provide electricity to the entire north.

Fishing restrictions relaxed in Sri Lanka

Hilary Rajakarunanayake, Editor – Sri Lanka, Asian Tribune

Fishermen from the North West and South of Sri Lanka are overjoyed today because after nearly 20 years, fishermen are now allowed to engage in fishing in the seas off Mannar and Pesalai. Ministry of Fisheries said that now that the war with the LTTE is over, the fishermen from the west could engage in fishing using 28 ft to 30 ft boats.