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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2730

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US welcome acceleration of the resettlement of IDPs

The United States welcomes the Government of Sri Lanka’s acceleration of the voluntary return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their villages.

Collective Bargaining and Freedom of Association

The importance of collective bargaining in the labour market is increasingly important these days. We have done studies in other countries where there is proper collective bargaining happening with less disputes in the labour market generally. So it is really a win-win for both the employer as well as for workers, generally, said Tine Staermose, the Director ILO Office in Sri Lanka to Asian Tribune

Sri Lanka: State Banks Reduced Loan Interest Rates with Immediate Effect

Loan interest rates of state banks was reduced with immediate effect under the directives of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rates have been reduced to a minimum of eight percent and a maximum of 12 percent with effect from today.

Lankan scholar caught in Tamil meet politics

Renowned Sri Lankan Tamil scholar Karthikesu Sivathambi finds himself caught in the politics over the World Classical Tamil conference being held in Coimbatore in June 2010.

Nepal-India sign a new trade treaty

Nepal and India have signed bilateral trade treaty- 2009 and agreement of cooperation to control unauthorized trade.

Sri Lanka To Hold Both Presidential And General Election On The Same Day

The ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is examining the possibility to conduct the presidential and general elections on the same day, Mass Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena revealed at a press briefing in Colombo yesterday .

Malagasy turtles seized

Forty-six rare Malagasy turtles were seized on Tuesday, following a request to Thailand by the Japanese government to follow up and arrest a gang of endangered animal smugglers under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES-listed species).

Three Lankan nationals detained at Chennai airport

Three Sri Lankan nationals, who were about to board a flight to Colombo on Tuesday, were detained at the Anna International Airport here, when it was found that they had illegally entered the country sometime back.

Negotiating for Decent Work in the Age of Globalization in South Asia and China

National labor markets face common challenges created by globalization dynamics.

Sri Lankan Business Delegation off to Jeddah

Recently a twenty eight member Sri Lankan business delegation headed by the Sri Lankan Export Development Board embarked on a 3 day visit to Jeddah, organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Jeddah.

Sri Lanka will end Analog TV and Radio transmissions, plans to go Digital

Sri Lanka will end analog radio and television broadcasting system but plans to introduce digital radio and television transmission system to provide a better reception for the local listeners and Television viewers.

Deutsche Post DHL relaunches internet site

Deutsche Post DHL has relaunched its new and attractive website at with a fresh, modern design, improved site navigation and a range of new functions.

Do Or Die ‘War’ For Pakistan

Pakistan is being driven to desperation. Taliban, ‘made in Islamabad’, are bleeding Pakistan profusely. The uncontrollable jihadi movement, meant to be India-specific, has recoiled on the perpetrators themselves. Insurgency is at its peak. There is hardly any sign of abatement.

Barbarism of discrimination’: Collector leads temple entry for Dalits at Vedaranyam

The Dalits of Chettipulam at last entered on Tuesday the Ekambareshwarar Temple near Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district that was barred for them from the inception. The Collector and District Revenue Officer (DRO), amid considerable police security, ushered them in for offering prayers.