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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2614

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Sri Lanka:- IDPs Resettlement Continues Smoothly- Minister Anura Yapa

The resettlement process in both the North and East provinces continue smoothly and by today (November 12) 159, 913 persons from 98559 families have been resettled, Mass Media and Information Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said at the weekly cabinet briefing held at Government Information Department this morning.

Pope Benedict Appeals for Sri Lankan Displaced

Pope Benedict made an appeal on Wednesday for the many thousands of people who are still displaced six months after the end of the conflict in Sri Lanka between government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels who were fighting for a separate homeland.

Minister's slap triggers civil servants' protests in Nepal

Government employees across the country on Wednesday staged demonstration after a junior minister in the cabinet physically assaulted a senior government official on Tuesday.

Social Networking - the irresistible urge for 'getting connected' and revolving trends

Social Networking, the modern term collectively coined by IT enthusiasts and sociologists, is a serious subject nowadays.

Cambodia rejected extradition request

Cambodia rejected a formal request Wednesday by the Thai government for the extradition of visiting former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who faces a two-year prison term in T

UN declares Mandela International Day

The United Nations has declared 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.

Thailand ups diabetes prevention and education on World Diabetes Day 2009

In Thailand, more than 3 million people are living with diabetes. There is an urgent need to scale up the diabetes prevention and education, says Wittaya Kaewparadai, Minister of Public Health, Thailand.

Minister Moragoda to relocate the Bambalapitiya Children’s Court and existing rehabilitation centre in Ambepussa

Minister of Justice and Law Reform Milinda Moragoda has expressed his firm commitment towards instituting measures to relocate the Bambalapitiya Children’s Court to the building in Battaramulla and the Training School for Youthful Offenders (currently situated in Pallansena) to the existing rehabilitation centre in Ambepussa, within 45 days.

Sri Lanka Gems Captivated the Chinese Consumer Market

Eighteen (18) Gem and Jewellery companies from Sri Lanka participated in the Beijing Jewellry Fair, a biggest presence ever, showcasing an eye-catching array of gems and jewellery from the land dubbed as Rathnadeepa in a fittingly appealing 'Sri Lanka Pavilion'.

Sarath Fonseka tenders his resignation

General Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lanka’s Chief of Defence Staff has tendered his resignation this morning.