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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2791

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Commonwealth Parliamentary Association: Sri Lanka unanimously elected to hold next Asian Region Chairmanship

Sri Lanka has been unanimously elected for the Chairmanship of the Asian region at the 55th Annual General Conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association which held from 28th September to 06th October in the City of Arusha in Tanzania.

No dinosaur eggs, says Indian geologist

The Geological Survey of India has said that what was found at a site in a village in Tamil Nadu by a team of university researchers recently are not dinosaur eggs, but sedimentary concretions, a local newspaper has reported.

Minister Faiszer Musthapha invites Kuwaitis to explore Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Tourism Promotions Minister Faiszer Musthapha, who is currently visiting Kuwait, appeals to Kuwaitis to visit Sri Lanka and enjoy its beauty and hospitality.

Sri Lanka; Welfare Centers to Receive Drainage System before Rains

Sri Lankan government plans to build a proper drainage system in Manik Farm, Vavuniya where welfare centers Zone 1, 3 and 4 are situated.

Public Support for Afghan Mission Slips among Americans – PEW Research Center Reveals

American public support for keeping U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan has declined since June and Americans express decidedly mixed views about whether the United States is making progress in reducing civilian casualties, defeating the Taliban militarily and establishing democracy in Afghanistan.

New Five Non-Permanent Members Of Security Council Chosen

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Gabon, Lebanon and Nigeria will serve two-year terms on the Security Council starting next January after they won elections to the 15-member body.

Sri Lanka’s BOI Ranks as the Best in South Asia

The World Bank’s Investment Climate Advisory Service ranks the Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka, as the best in South Asia for investor promotion and facilitation, BOI Chairman Dhammika Perera told the media yesterday at the Government Information Department.

UNESCO honors five exceptional women scientists

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and cosmetics giant L’Oréal today announced the names of five exceptional women scientists, selected by a panel headed by a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, who will receive major awards.

Asian Countries urged to identify Asian-ness

In his inaugural address Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister stressed on the need for the Asian countries to focus to achieve a greater degree of inclusivity, cohesiveness, affinity and identity of Asian-ness.

Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Medals

Canadian Prime Minister Harper and other Government officials displayed the medals of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games at a simple ceremony.

World Hand Washing Day

Unilever Sri Lanka’s largest health brand, Lifebuoy held an educational programme for primary students at Dharmapala Primary School at Ehaliyagoda on 15th October with the support of the Health Education Bureau and the Ministry of Education to create awareness among the children on the importance of hand washing to prevent transmission of diseases.

Swine flu cases detected among masses in Nepal

The pandemic H1N1 Influenza--otherwise known as swine flu--has now appeared among the masses in Nepal, according to officials at Health Ministry.

Sri Lanka: Cabinet Approval Sought for the Vote on Account

The proposed Vote on Account has been approved by the Sri Lanka’s Cabinet, Mass Media and Information Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa revealed yesterday, at the weekly press briefing which was held at the Government Information Department to reveal the Cabinet decisions.

America Is Now the Most Admired Country Globally

Brand America is now ranked #1 by global citizens, according to the GfK Roper Public Affairs & Media, a division of GfK Custom Research North America.

Negotiate With Naxals: They Are Humans

Naxalism and Maoism will crumble down, provided the ‘miserable’ are not considered remorseless. Provided they are not branded as ‘bandits’ and ‘cold-blooded murderers’. If the Maoists are treated as ‘rodents’, they will behave like snakes. They are far away from the ‘cattle class’ category and have remained alienated in their neglected regions.

EU’s final investigation report due on Monday, Says Savage

The much awaited final report by the European Commission will be handed over to Sri Lanka on Monday, citing if the country would be in for the GSP plus trade concession, EU Ambassador here told Asian Tribune.