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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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Tamil Internet conference will be part of Tamil conference

The CODISSIA (Coimbatore District Small Industries Association) Trade Fair Complex will be the venue of the World Classical Tamil Conference to be held in Coimbatore, in June next. It is the biggest trade fair complex in the country next only to New Delhi’s Pragti Maidan.

Stir over Karunanidhi parents’ statues unveiling

Former Union Minister E.V.K.S. Elangovan has urged the State government to name the Radhapuram bus stand of Tirunelveli district, after former Chief Minister K. Kamaraj.

World Diabetes Day: Healthy living prevents diabetes and obesity

Today is World Diabetes Day – a day to reflect upon why India has become the diabetic capital of the world with 50.8 million (7.1%) of its people suffering from diabetes. It is high time we prepared to combat this menace and curb its spread. As the new President of IDF has rightly remarked that either we turn off the diabetes tap or else spend our lives mopping the floor.

Sarath Fonseka Episode: Dots are found, now to connect them

Sri Lanka’s just resigned Chief of Defense Staff General Sarath Fonseka is at the top of assistant secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau of the U.S. State Department Robert Blake’s agenda; his moves in Sri Lanka’s politics to Mr. Blake is not ‘breaking news’ to him, and the moves Blake’s office expects to take in the event of Fonseka returns to the U.S. soil as a ‘Resident Alien’ on a permanent basis if he fails to get the opportunity to serve the nation and the people is to re-focus on alleged human rights violations and war atrocities of the Rajapaksa government in general and defense secretary in particular.

Myanmar Leader Senior General Than Shwe in Sri Lanka

“The entire world is appreciating the President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s successful campaign against the brutal LTTE terrorism and the work towards the development of livelihoods of the people of Sri Lanka”, said Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe at the official meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, held on Thursday at President’s House, Kandy.

Sri Lanka’s latest conflict: A clash of the Titans, or is it?

General Sarath Fonseka has finally set in motion his ambition to contest the Presidency of the Republic of Sri Lanka. His announcement will most likely come after the 1st of December when he formally retires from service and hands over his uniform. Things to come were evident when he was seen in national attire when he visited the Kelaniya Rajamahaviharaya.

Sri Lanka: Jaffna – Kandy Road opened for General Public

Northern Province Governor (retired) Major General G.A.Chandrasiri revealed that Kandy – Jaffna A-9 road was opened for public yesterday (November 13) under the instructions of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

India and Sri Lanka to collaborate to create environment for productive employment

The right time for us to learn from a globally recognized labour institute has come, especially an institute in the region. Most of the labour issues between Sri Lanka and India have similarities.

Hindus criticize World Hunger Summit for ignoring religious leaders except Pope

Hindus have strongly criticized non-inclusion of world religious leaders, except Pope, in much-publicized and prestigious “World Summit on Food Security” of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations at Rome from November 16-18.

Sri Lanka Freedom Party convention Tomorrow in Colombo

The 19th Convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will be held tomorrow (November 15) at the Khettarama Stadium, Colombo with the participation of over 100,000 party members, supporters and a foreign delegation representing 39 countries, Information and Media Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa said.