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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2398

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The Enemy within – Internal Threats to Financial Institutions

The Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka Udayasri Kariyawasam has been invited to deliver a key note address at the 27th International Symposium on Economic Crime which is to be held from August 30 to September 06.

'Afghan war not worth fighting'

President Obama has pledged to deploy an additional 17,000 American troops to Afghanistan by year's end. Some 68,000 U.S. troops will be on the ground in Afghanistan by year's end, battling a growing Taliban insurgency.

Bangladesh: Around 250,000 buildings in three major cities vulnerable to tremor

Around 250,000 buildings in the three major Bangladesh cities—Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet—are extremely vulnerable to earthquakes, a survey reveals recently.

'Sunlight' unfettered for 125 years

People called “Give me a Sunlight” since early days when they purchased soap though the company which Sunlight was manufactured was not known earlier, but it has been ‘the name’ for soap in Sri Lanka.

Romesh Jayasinghe Appointed Sri Lanka’s New Foreign Secretary

Romesh Jayasinghe, a senior Foreign Service officer who is currently the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in New Delhi has been appointed by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new Secretary to the Foreign Affairs Ministry with effect from October 01, 2009.

Sri Lanka: Northern Province to have an Assistant Auditor General’s Office

Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Governor’s Secretariat announces that the province is now receiving its due freedom with all infrastructure facilities which necessary for the development of the province.

“We Hate America” – Pakistani journalist tells US State Department public diplomacy chief

Pakistani journalist Ansar Abbasi harshly criticized US Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale during an interview for the current state of American foreign policy, reports the New York Times. After McHale gave a diplomatic presentation on building bridges between America and the Muslim world, Abbasi thanked her politely for meeting with him before telling her that he hates all Americans.

P M Amza, the New Deputy High Commissioner in London – a Pair of Seasoned Diplomatic Hands at a Critical Juncture

London, 29 August, (Asiantribune.com): I met Ambassador Mr P.M. Amza, the newly appointed Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, last week on behalf of the Asian Tribune for a very candid conversation at the High Commission premises in Hyde Park Gardens, at the heart of the city of London. Mr Amza ushered me into his simple, but elegant office and made me feel at ease with his down-to-earth nature and of course, the radiant charm.

India and Sri-Lanka - How one perceives the other

The article by P. C. Vindo Kumar in the Tehelka has prompted me to write my comments on what he says. The sum total of what he says amounts to Sri Lanka being an ungrateful neighbour for all the help India has given us and is now entertaining, doing business and providing facilities to her enemies China and Pakistan.

Balkanizing, India, Chinese Way

A Chinese “strategist” has recently posted a game plan on a website to break India into “20-30 pieces” of ethnic concentrations. And so what’s new? The Chinese have been trying to destabilize India almost from the moment of its emergence as a free nation from British colonial bondage by providing guerrilla warfare training, arms and sanctuaries to the Nagas.

Festival of Films

Festival of Films

The Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Smt. Ambika Soni lighting the lamp to inaugurate a festival of films ‘The Journey Within’, in New Delhi on August 29, 2009

Pakistan President in London

Pakistan President in London

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown receiving Pakistan President Asif Ali Zadari upon his arrival at 10 Downing Street in London on August 28, 2009.

Assefa Bhutto too accompanied her father.

Pakistan President in London

Pakistan President in London

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zadari and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown exchange views during one to one meeting at 10 Downing Street, London on August 28, 2009.

Commissioning SLNS 'Sayurala'

Commissioning SLNS 'Sayurala'

Sri Lanka Navy's SLNS 'Sayurala', an Off Shore Patrol Vessel acquired in August 2008 was commissioned at the Sri Lanka Navy Dockyard, Trincomalee today (28th August 2009).

Commissioning SLNS 'Sayurala'

Commissioning SLNS 'Sayurala'

Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Public Security, Law & Order Mr.Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is the chief guest at the commissioning ceremony is being received at the Sri Lanka Navy Dockyard, Trincomalee today (28th August 2009

Commissioning SLNS 'Sayurala'

Commissioning SLNS 'Sayurala'

The Chief Guest, Secretary of Defence Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa handed over the Commissioning Warrant to the Commanding Officer of the Vessel Captain SA Weerasinghe. The Commissioning Warrant was read by the Commanding Officer followed by the ceremonial breaking of the Commissioning Pennant.

India: Sports awards giving ceremony

India: Sports awards giving ceremony

Indian President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil presenting the Arjuna Award-2009 to Shri Gautam Gambhir for Cricket, in a glittering ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on August 29, 2009.

Dedicating to the Nation

Dedicating to the Nation

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh dedicating the Mangala Oil Field to the Nation, at Barmer, in Rajasthan on August 29, 2009.


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