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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2611

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Letter from America: Goodbye 2009 and Welcome 2010

What a year was 2009! It was a remarkable year that many people will always remember for either good or bad. It was the year when Barack H. Obama, the son of an African father and a white American mother, was sworn in to the highest office in the USA – the most powerful nation on earth.

India implements ‘visa on arrival’ to boost tourism

To attract more tourists, the Union government on Friday has decided to implement a Visa on Arrival scheme for the citizens of five countries— Japan, Singapore, Finland, New Zealand and Luxembourg. The facility is launched on an experimental basis for a year.

Distortion coupled with Duplicity: Sampanthan prelude to an arbitrary announcement

The Senior Presidential Advisor Basil Rajapaksa told the Asian Tribune that all issues raised by the TNA parliamentary group leader R. Sampanthan at the recent meeting held with the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his team were acceded by the President.

Sunday Celebrity: Guru Kaaraikudi Mani elevated Mridangam to a different league

It’s the Sri Lankan Tamils spread all over the world are the great patrons of the Music, especially the percussion instrument, Mridangam.

Reviving an Old Maritime Practice – Somali Pirates

According to history, Vikings were the masters of the game, if not the pioneers. They did not only loot the properties in the high seas or on shores off vessels, but also extended the ruthless skills far beyond the then vaguely-defined boundaries of sea piracy by invading the countries of western Europe and then settling down en masse - to pursue farming and deal with anything that got in the way to achieving it.

Sri Lanka to Go for a Massive Condominium Project

Sri Lanka is to launch a massive 600,000 unit housing project this year fulfilling the housing need of the low income households, Presidential Secretariat announced.

Nitin Gadkari Begins Batting With Hands Tied.. .. .. ..

He may have had little or no role in the succession of adversities suffered by his party within days of his taking over as president of the Bharatiya Janata Party from Rajnath Singh, but right now it does not look that Nitin Gadkari will prove to be the man of the hour for the Hindutva torchbearer.

Sri Lanka: Stocks close out solid in 2009

Acuity Stockbrokers (Pvt) Ltd in their weekly market review indicated that the indices edged higher for the fifth straight week with the broader All Share Price Index(ASPI) hitting fresh closing highs in the history of the Colombo bourse on Wednesday, to close at 3385.6 points. However, volume levels remained light during the holiday thinned three day week, as the week was headed for New Year holidays.

State secrets and national interest

The Central Intelligence Agency of US has killed many foreign leaders and KGB, MOSSAD, BOSS, RAW and various intelligence services have interfered in internal affairs of many a country. However there is an unwritten law that the actions taken in the national interest should not be questioned by opposition political parties because the nation is the top priority.