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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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The Tamil Leader Amirthalingham to be remembered

London, 24 August, ( The Tamil veteran leader, late Appapillai Amirthalingham is to be remembered in London, on his 82nd birthday. Late Amirthalingham who first contested unsuccessfully as an Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi(Federal Party) candidate at Vaddukoddai in 1952, and he continued to lead the Sri Lankan Tamils since his untimely demise in 1989. He was the General Secretary of the Tamil United Liberation Front and was the Leader opposition from 1977 to 1983 in the Sri Lanka parliament.

Oppositions in Sri Lanka Invited to Join the Development Process

Colombo, 24 August, ( Sri Lanka’s Minister invites the main opposition; United National Party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and Tamil National Alliance to join with the Freedom Alliance government led development process of the country. Agricultural Development and Agrarian Services Development Minister Maithreepala Sirisena speaking at a function held in Kundasale to welcome Foreign Employment Promotion Minister and Defence Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella as the new SLFP chief organizer in Kundasale, invited other parties to take part in the development process of the country.

Sri Lanka hosts SAARC Business Conclave in November

Colombo, 24 August, ( SAARC Ex-Co meeting was held in Sri Lanka at the Colombo Hilton Hotel to discuss SAARC Business conclave schedule to take place in November 2009. More than 300 business leaders from the SAARC countries are expected to attend this important business summit. This Conference is an opportunity for Sri Lanka to showcase Sri Lanka to the rest of the region.

The Collapsing Colonies Of Bees- Economics And The Buddhist Doctorine Of Ahimsa

It was Einstein who stated if the Honey Bee disappeared from the surface of the earth then man would have four years of life left. “ No More Bees, No more Pollination, No more Plants, No more Animals, No More Man”. There fore the fall of the Bee population in America, Latin America and Europe should concern every Human being. It is said that one third of the food eaten in America is depended on the pollination by bees worth Billions of Dollars.

Sri Lanka : Government Prioritizes the Post War Development Process - NP Governor

Colombo, 24 August, ( "Measures have been taken to uplift the healthcare facilities of the people in the Jaffna district in line with the development of other infrastructure facilities, as the government prioritizes the post war development process," Northern Province Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri says.

Nepal PM back home after five-day India visit, visit 'highly successful'

Kathmandu, 24 August, ( Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal returned home on Saturday after a five-day official visit to India. The prime minister dubbed the visit as ‘highly successful’ as this helped to further strengthen the bilateral relations between Nepal and India.

WHO caution on Swine Flu

New Delhi, 24 August,( The World Health Organization has cautioned against a second wave of the swine flu pandemic as the heavily populated northern hemisphere edges towards the cooler season when flu thrives.

Stocks stabilize as earnings season draws to an end

According to Acuity – HNB Stockbrokers Research the market closed flat on Monday. However the indices reordered encouraging gains on Tuesday while remaining largely stable during the rest of the week, as the 2Q earnings season neared its conclusion. Retail investor interest on selected mid cap stocks coupled with interest on selected blue-chip stocks such as JKH and Commercial Bank were the key drivers of market activity this week.

Nepal - SC directs Jha to take fresh oath within seven days

Kathmandu, 24 August, ( Nepal’s Supreme Court on Sunday directed Vice President Paramananda Jha to either take fresh oath in Nepali language within seven days or be relieved from the post of vice presidency. The verdict of apex court comes in the wake of Jha declining to take fresh oath in Nepali language after it recently nullified the oath of office and secrecy he took in Hindi language on June 23, 2008. Hindi is not an official language in Nepal yet.