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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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Thenkachi Ko Swaminathan dead

Mr Thenkachi Ko Swaminathan, who became a household name to listeners of All India Radio, Chennai, through his morning show "Indru Oru thagaval"( A piece of information today), died after a brief illness on Wednesday. He was 67 and is survived by his wife Mahalakshmi and a daughter.

Sri Lanka in a fresh bid to secure GSP+ tax concessions

• High level meeting in New York slated for September 23 with EC Commissioner for External Affairs

Christians clash with police in Pakistan

Islamabad, 17 September, (Asiantribune.com): The members of Pakistani Christians community clashed with police on Wednesday at the funeral of a Christian man, of whom the police said, hanged himself in jail while being held on accusations committing blasphemy.

Sri Lanka Spent over US$ 150 million on Infrastructure Facilities for IDPs

Sri Lanka has restored normalcy in all parts of the country and is looking forward with renewed hope and optimism for a brighter future for all its citizens, said by Attorney-General of Sri Lanka Mohan Peiris addressing yesterday at the 12th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

U.N. Seeks Political Boost for Climate Change Summit

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, one of the strongest proponents of next week's summit on climate change, is confident that world leaders will provide a high political profile for an impending environmental crisis threatening to cause devastation worldwide in the next few decades.

Sri Lanka: Northern Province Receives a Stadium at Chavakachcheri

After Northern Province was cleared from the LTTE clutches, the youths of the province no more see the guns and bullets but the balls and bats, said Northern Province Governor Major General (retired) G A. Chandrasiri while ceremonially opening the Chavakachcheri Urban Council Stadium in Chavakachcheri located Jaffna.

Rohitha Bogollagama urges Honorary Consuls to play a proactive role in promoting Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama, yesterday called on the Honorary Consuls in Sri Lanka to serve as “conduits” and “channels” in addressing issues concerning Sri Lanka with the countries of their representation, during an interaction with 31 Honorary Consuls at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Colombo .

IMF Impressed with Sri Lanka’s Economic Achievements – Deputy Finance Minister Dr.Amunugama

Sri Lanka is expected to receive the second loan installment from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) before the end of this month, Sri Lanka’s Deputy Finance Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama revealed to the media yesterday (September 16) in Colombo.

The Drug Trade & Funding Terrorism

It is estimated that US$4 billion is funneled into worldwide terrorist networks each year. Who pays for training camps, recruitment, conventional and unconventional weapons, travel, safe houses, international propaganda and all that is needed to carry out international terrorism activity?

Constitutional expert Aryal passes away

Constitutional expert and Chairman of the Interim Constitution Drafting Committee Laxman Aryal, 72, died on Wednesday morning.

Human Rabies Control – A Challenge to Public Health in Sri Lanka

A study done on effectiveness of rabies control strategies on reducing incidence of human rabies deaths in Sri Lanka by Dr. Vindya Kumarapeli of the Ministry of Health reveals that the rate of mass dog vaccination had increased from 3.2% to 49.3% during the period 1975 – 2007. However this coverage varies among districts.

New U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka

Patricia Butenis presented her credentials as Ambassador to Sri Lanka today to, President Mahinda Rajapaksa.


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