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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2765

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Modern Day Bhasmasura On Death Dance In Pakistan

Looking at the developments in Pakistan, particularly the attack on the army’s general headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi, one is reminded of the story of Bhasmasura one comes across in the Hindu mythology.

Prof Root on Sri Lanka’s emerging economy

Prof Hilton Root, a Policy Specialist in International Political Economy and Development is billed to speak on the topic - “Sri Lanka as an emerging economy: lessons from East Asia” at a seminar organized by The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce is organizing to be held on 15 October.

Sycophants vs General Fonseka

The reported friction between Sri Lanka’s Chief of Defence Staff General Sarath Fonseka and Rajapaksa regime is undoubtedly an unwelcome turn of events – except perhaps to political opportunists including LTTE sympathisers.

ICAF’s international film festival in December; first time competition for Tamil films

The seventh edition of the International Film Festival, organized by the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation, is scheduled to be held in the city in December this year.

Sri Lankan in Kuwait celebrates Deepavali

In recognition of the beliefs and aspirations of Hindu devotees, the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Kuwait on 17th October organized a “Deepavali Festival” at the Embassy premises with the participation of the Embassy staff, their family members, well-wishers and over 50 inmates of the Embassy Suraksha Nivahana belonging to all faiths.

Work on global climate change crucial

To coincide the meeting in Bangkok on Climate Change, Sachiko Yamamoto, Regional Director, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific indicated that progress towards a global climate deal is crucial for its development and its stability and indicated that Asia and the Pacific are very much exposed to the impact of climate change.

Sunday Celebrity: New Madras varsity V-C Dr. Thiruvasagam beams with innovative ideas

Dr. G Thiruvasagam. The 42nd Vice-Chancellor of the 152-year-old University of Madras. He assumed charge as new V-C on October 13. Like his name, he is a person holistic in his approach to reforms in education, and innovation, the university should reap the benefit of his service during his tenure.

Northern Spring Implements 359 projects – Central Bank Introduces a Loan Scheme too

The Sri Lankan Government plans to invest Rs.1500 million for Local Government Administration in Jaffna under the Northern Spring (Uthurau Vasanthaya) development project, said Northern Province Governor Major General G.A.Chandrasiri.