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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2642

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Foreign Minister Assures the Completion of IDP resettlement by January 2010

Sri Lankan Government is smoothly and progressively engaged in the resettlement program of the Internally Displaced Person (IDPs)and the development process of the war torn Northern and Eastern provinces, Foreign Affairs Minister Rohitha Bogollagama said today (November 05) while briefing the diplomatic corps in Colombo.

UNP Parliamentarian Choksy welcomes Vote of Account presented by UPFA Government

The opposition UNP Parliamentarian and President's Counsel K.N.Choksy making a statement on the Vote of Account, described the UPFA government's move to present it as being fair and democratic, thus leaving the opportunity open for the next parliament elected after a general election to present a fresh budget to formulate its' own financial program of revenue making.

The Importance of Technology for Development: A Political Economy Perspective

Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education (SLIATE) held its 6th Diploma Awarding Ceremony on the 4th of November at the BMICH and the following is the Convocation Address by Professor Laksiri Fernando as the Guest of Honour in the Morning Session.

Nepal-India security talks to begin on Friday

Patient dies as PM’s security stops him, Singh says sorry, directs security to be sensitive

Proving beyond doubt that he is not a run of the mill VVIP, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed profound sense of sadness at the death of a kidney patient at a premier health institute in Chandigarh because of security restrictions to mark his visit to the place on Tuesday.

Ambassador Kohona calls for “sufficient incentives" to preserve Sri Lanka’s rain forests

Sri Lanka should be given sufficient incentives to preserve its tropical rainforests for the benefit of all humanity, Ambassador Palitha Kohona told the world body.

Sri Lanka: NP Governor Stresses Need for Developing the War-Torn Areas

The Northern Province Governor Major General (retired) G.A. Chandrasiri says that the Government has spent a lot of money for the development process of the northern province and the recipients of those benefits have a responsibility to join in the development process.

Madras HC directs registry to notify former MP’s death

Madras High Court on Wednesday, directed its Registry to notify the death of former Madurai MP Mohan in the gazette, who had filed an election petition challenging the election of Union Fertilizers Minister M K Alagiri. Mohan passed away on October 30.

General Sarath Fonseka’s departure from US officially confirmed

The Chief of Defence Staff General Sarath Fonseka left the United States on Wednesday to return to Colombo confirms a statement released by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Karunanidhi reiterates plea for resident status for Lankan refugees

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday reiterated his party’s demand for according permanent resident status to Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in the State.

Swedish Minister for Trade Ewa Björling to visit India on 5-7 November

Minister for Trade Ewa Björling will visit New Delhi, India, on 5-7 November in connection with the EU-India Summit.

Sri Lanka: Vote on Account Passed in Parliament with 47 Majority Votes

The Vote on Account, presented by Sri Lanka's United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government for the first quarter of the year 2010 was passed in the Parliament today with a majority 47 votes. The Government’s proposal received 125 votes and 78 voted against when voting took place after a three-day debate.