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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Sri Lanka’s BOI to Manufacture Fibreglass Products Using Composite Materials

The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI) granted investment approval to Edgeng (Private) Limited for a project to manufacture fiberglass products using composite materials to be exported to the US market.

Rahul not to disturb Cong-DMK tie up, tells cadres to work hard to win hurdle race

Rahul Gandhi, the crown prince of the Congress, is not for disturbing the tie–up with the DMK in Tamilnadu. Not in the short to medium term. This is his message to the Congress cadres and Youth Congress brigade in the state.

Nepal-India reach new air deal of 30,000 seats a week

Nepal and India have agreed to allow each others’ air carriers to carry up to 30 thousand passengers on trans-border flights per week. This is five times more than the existing numbers.

“Ease of Doing Business” gets tougher in Maldives for 2010, according to World Bank

* Maldives High Commissioner to Sri Lanka reason out the dip; Says things bound to get better

Sridevi and Kamal Hasan in finance settlement tangle

Two Tamil stars were in legal tangle today, connected with finance. The Madras High Court has ordered film actress Sridevi to deposit three crore rupees before today for release of her film; and film star Kamal Hasan was served a legal notice for repayment of Rs. 10.9 cr. he took as advance.

Suppressing Media: Sri Lanka Government has no intention - Media Minister

Sri Lankan government has no any intention of suppressing the media or media institutes, says Sri Lanka’s Mass Media and Information Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.

Pakistan approves new education policy with allocation of 7pc of GDP

Pakistan federal cabinet approved national education policy which suggests raising the annual budgetary allocations for the sector to seven per cent of the GDP and increasing literacy to 85 per cent by 2015.

20 die, 15 other feared dead in passenger bus accident

At least twenty passengers including the driver so far are confirmed killed and 15 others are feared dead after a passenger bus headed capital city Kathmandu veered off the Araniko Highway and plunged into the swelling Sunkoshi River 30 meters below the road Thursday morning.

Sri Lanka to Introduce Seat Reservation via Mobile Phones

Sri Lanka’s Transport Ministry is to introduce a system of reserving railway seats via mobile phones in recent future and Cabinet approval has been received for the proposal put forwarded by the Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma.

Duplicitous Canadians

I have refrained from writing much about Sri Lanka since the end of the war on terrorism – although there have been a number of topics on which I could have commented. I am convinced that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has things pretty much under control, and that he is moving the country and its diverse populations forward toward the unity and harmony he has promised.

Infiltration Belies Islamabad Claims

Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor’s comment on infiltration from across the border is more than a statement of plain facts. It gives a lie to Pakistan’s claims that it is interested in resolving issues with India peacefully and through dialogue.

Copenhagen Climate Summit: A Cold Maldives President

Combating climate change is the top most global challenge - more than so-called fictitious terrorism which has been unleashed by the big powers to advance their global interests, including energy, land-sea routes and arms trade. But the big world has not taken the issue as seriously as it demands. The IST/GST (International or Global state terrorism) has caused non-state terrorism and the perpetrators are controlled by the GSTs themselves.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa met Colombo Tamil Business Community on the 10th September evening at Temple Trees.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa met Colombo Tamil Business Community on the 10th September evening at Temple Trees.

Secretary to President Mr. Lalith Weerathunga was also present. (Pix By : Chandana Perera)

Former LTTE Members Granted Bail by Sri Lanka’s Courts

Former LTTE members; Daya Master and George Master who were surrendered to the Sri Lankan forces with the LTTE’s downfall, were released on bail of Rs. 2.5 million each by the Colombo Magistrate. But, they are prevented from leaving the country.