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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 105

Monthly archive

Over 2000 Acres of Abandoned Paddy Lands to be Brought under Cultivation in the North

As the Ruling Freedom Alliance Government is very keen on the speedy rehabilitation of the villages which were destroyed by the LTTE’s terrorism, over 2160 acres in the 35 resettlement villages in Vavuniya will be brought under cultivation shortly, Northern Province Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri says.

Sea of Humanity turns to bid adieu to YSR

UK Support to Rehabilitate & Reintegrate the Ex-combatants of Sri Lanka

An agreement for approximately Rs.17 million of UK's support towards the Rehabilitation and Reintegration of Ex-combatants was signed between the British High Commissioner Dr. Peter Hayes and the Head of International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mohammed Abdiker in the presence of the Justice Minister, Milinda Moragoda yesterday (September 04, 2009)

Hela Rangana 2009 – Sri Lanka Talent Show in Washington, D.C.

Educate Lanka Foundation an independent non-profit organization established in April 2006 by a group of Sri Lankan expatriates in the Greater Washington area to assist financially underserved students in Sri Lanka to continue their Education is holding a fundraiser Saturday, September 5 in Washington, D.C.

Northern Resettlement Program without Disturbing the Ramazan Religious Activities

Four hundred Muslim families will be shortly resettled in the Muslim village of the Salampaikulam in Pampaimadu, Vavuniya, Sri Lanka’s Northern Province Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri said during a visit to meet the displaced persons in Salampaikualam village.

Sri Lanka Purchases New Mines Clearing Machines

Sri Lanka Government accelerates the demining process of the Northern Province making plans to purchase new machines for the purpose.

College of Surgeons plans to help local surgeons

President of the Royal college of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the UK, John D Orr has agreed to provide more training slots in the UK for local trainee surgeons. This was a result of the discussions held between the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka and Orr at the recent Annual Sessions of the college of surgeons. Dr Narendra Pinto the President of the College of Surgeons who also received Chairmanship of the SAARC Surgical Care Society this year, says that this project will improve surgical care to the population at large.

Court sets aside Modi ban on Jaswant’s Jinnah book

In a major setback to the BJP and Chief Minister Narendra Modi personally, the Gujarat High Court Friday set aside the Modi government’s ban on Jaswant Singh's book on Pakistan founder, Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

Pak govt approves development projects worth Rs259b

The Pakistani government took up 20 development projects worth Rs259.4 billion with a foreign exchange component of Rs149 billion.

No sooner demining completed, Sri Lankan IDPs to be resettled

Sri Lanka assured that the internally displaced persons will be resettled as soon as the demining process is completed and infrastructure and basic services restored. Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights Mahinda Samarasinghe met with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday 3 September at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on the sidelines of the World Climate Conference.

Jinnah not secular for Sheikh Abdullah

The ghost of Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, has overtaken BJP, ever since L K Advani raised the controversy over Qaid-e-Azam, who is held responsible for dividing the subcontinent. Jinnah’s apparition has of late plundered the BJP of inner party discipline that it was boasting of. Cracks are visible. The main opposition party is in a state of delirium, to the delight of the Congress.

Dr. Swamy appeals SC to scrap Sethusamudram project

Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking that Setusamudram Shipping Channel Project (SSCP) be declared invalid.