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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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Epic Lanka the Best Achiever 2009 at SL-Malaysia Business Awards

Quintus Perera - The highlight at the 5th Annual Business Awards of Sri Lanka – Malaysia Business Council was the two special awards presented to Epic Lanka (Pvt) Ltd for the Outstanding Achiever 2009 and to Nemlanka Jewellers for The Sri Lanka – Malaysia Entrepreneur 2009.

Bring the Tamils to the mainstream

J. Yogaraj - If the Government of Sri Lanka has the vision and wisdom to bring the Tamils into the mainstream and make them believe that they are a part of the Sri Lankan society by developing the northern and eastern regions of the country, it will confirm that the mono ethnic concept created by Prabhakaran a myth, says Professor Rohan Gunaratne head of International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research in Singapore , who has earned a worldwide reputation as one of the few authorities on terrorism and counter-terrorism.

Sri Lankan youth become filmmakers at US Embassy Film Festival Camp

The ten-day Children’s Film Camp organized by the U.S. Embassy and the Galle Film Festival draws to a successful close this weekend with a screening at the Punchi theatre in Borella of the eight short films made by the participants. There will also be a public screening of their films at the Galle Film Festival this October. The films will also be posted on the U.S. Embassy’s website and its Facebook page (US Embassy Colombo).

Barack Obama extends Ramadan greetings to Muslims

Washington, 22 August, ( US President Barack Obama greets Muslims across globe on the month of Ramadan.

Pakistan can’t dictate terms

Allabaksh - All indications from Islamabad suggest that it wants to dictate the terms for resumption of talks with India with a view to pressing for an early ‘resolution’ of the Kashmir ‘dispute.’ This may well be the result of a blank cheque that Islamabad has received from the Obama administration, promising huge flow of both cash and sophisticated arms into the land of the pure, no matter what.

Pakistan starts manufacturing drones

Pakistan has started manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drone, in collaboration with Selex Galileo of Italy, which claims to lead the unmanned aerial systems market.

WB provides US $ 109.2 million assistance for energy, agriculture

Kosh R. Koirala - The World Bank (WB) has pledged assistance of US$ 109.2 million to Nepal for financing its development priorities in the energy and agriculture sectors.

ISRO, NASA search for ice on moon

S Murari - The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and NASA performed a unique joint experiment in the early hours of Friday that could yield additional information on the possible existence of ice in a permanently shadowed crater near the North pole of the moon.

Ramazan Season Begins, the Colombo Grand Mosque announces

Anjana Jayashan - The Grand Mosque in Colombo announced that the Islamic month of Ramazan 1430 began from last evening (August 21) evening.

21 August Grenade Attack, Mourned in Bangladesh

M.A Qader - The country has mourned marking the fifth anniversary of a gruesome grenade attack on an Awami League rally on 21 August in 2004, which is widely believed to have been an assassination attempt on Awami League president and incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who was opposition chief during 2004.

Sri Lanka Army Plans to Train Foreign Military

Anjana Jayashan - Sri Lanka Army plans to start training foreign Army soldiers with the implementation of necessary infrastructure facilities, says Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Army Commander Jagath Jayasuriya .

Sri Lankan Government to purchase farmers’ harvest

Anjana Jayashan - Sri Lankan government allocates a sum of Rs. Two billion through the Treasury, to purchase the harvested paddy in the Yala season directly from the paddy farmers.

Jaya regime colour TV scam case: Madras HC acquits all

Gopal Ethiraj - The trial-court acquittal of former Chief Minister Ms J Jayalalithaa, her close aide Sasikkala and her nephew Baskiran in the Colour TV scam case was upheld and an appeal petition filed by the State Government against the acquittal was dismissed by the Madras High Court today.

Rudrakumaran’s role to promote LTTE contravenes US ‘Material Support’ laws

Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune US Bureau Investigative Analysis

Washington, D.C. 22 August ( The New York immigration lawyer Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, a Sri Lanka born, United States citizen, for more than a decade has been propagating the agenda of Sri Lanka’s Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE or Tamil Tigers) a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the U.S. under several federal laws ratified by the Congress.

Chennai turns 370 today

Gopal Ethiraj - It was on this day (22nd August) in 1639, that British East India Company Administrator Francis Day bought a small strip of land on the Coromandel Coast from the Vijayanagara King, Peda Venkata Raya.