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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2558

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Govt. postpones V-day parade due to bad weather

The Sri Lankan government has announced an indefinite postponement of the Victory Day celebrations, which was scheduled to be held on Thursday (May 20), due to torrential rain and bad weather conditions that have caused flash floods in and around Colombo city.

President Nasheed in Malaysia to address key forums on Islam, climate change

President Mohamed Nasheed will leave for Malaysia today afternoon to address the World Islamic Economic Forum including a special session on climate change.

New industrial policy unveiled with ‘No Work, No Pay’ provision

The government has introduced a new Industrial Policy 2010 with a provision of ‘No Work, No Pay’. The policy endorsed by cabinet also promises easy exit to the investors and tariff protection to local industries with high value addition.

Sri Lankan troops uncovering LTTE weapons even after a year

One year since the Sri Lankan military defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) that had been terrorizing the country for nearly three decades, government troops are yet uncovering large quantities of arms and ammunition from the island’s north and east which were once part of the LTTE arsenal.

India seeks reforms of financial institutions

India on Monday sought comprehensive reform of international financial institutions to enable enhanced capital flows and infrastructure investment in the developing markets.

Nuclear-capable Agni-II successfully test-fired

Agni-II, the intermediate range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, was on Monday successfully test-fired by the Army as part of user trial from the Wheelers Island off Orissa coast in India.

Afghan plane crashes with 44, six among them foreigners

An Afghan passenger plane carrying 44 people, including six foreigners, crashed on Monday in a mountainous northern region where poor weather was hampering efforts to locate it, officials said. The plane crashed about 100 kilometres from Kabul.

Palestinian Tour Agents To Boost Tourism In Sri Lanka

The visit of ten leading Palestinian tour agents to Sri Lanka on 3rd June will help to boost the flow of tourists to Sri Lanka as these agents will be able to market Sri Lanka with a firsthand knowledge of the tourist attractions says Dr. T. Jayasinghe, Diplomatic Representative for Sri Lanka in Palestine.

AIADMK Executive meeting on May 27 to workout strategy

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa called for her party executive committee meeting to discuss strategy adopt in the forthcoming Rajya Sabha election.

Gold coin for salary transfer customers

Mashreq Qatar has launched a new salary transfer scheme where all customers who transfer their salary to the bank will receive a 22k gold coin.

Maoists strike again in Dantewada: 40 killed

Maoists on Monday blew up a bus killing at least 40 persons, including several Special Police Officers (SPOs), in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, in the second brazen attack in little over a month.

Jayalalithaa worships in famous temple Kalahasthee in Andhra

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa on Monday offered worship at the famous temple of Lord Siva-Srikalahastheeswara Swamy, Kalahastee near Tirupathi.

Maldives: In Brief: Dunya tells Nasheed: DRP will welcome details of government’s draft bill on Domestic Violence

With the Opposition DRP scheduled to submit the Bill on Domestic Violence next month, its Women’s Wing President told President Nasheed that the party would “welcome” the details of a similar bill that the government has drafted.

Four killed, 10000 displaced, parliament stopped, and flights delayed in Sri Lanka as “Ward’ leaves for Tamil Nadu

At least four people were killed and more than 10000 displaced as Sri Lanka’s torrential rains returned causing flood havoc for the second day. The torrential floods are caused by the tropical storm ‘Ward’ which began crossing Sri Lanka last Monday.