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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2705

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Sri Lanka slashes vehicle import duty, removes 15% import surcharges and duties on gadget imports

Sri Lanka has slashed vehicle import levies by 50 percent. It also has removed the 15% import surcharge levied on all imports, according to reports.

India, UN Security Council condemn Israeli attack on Gaza aid flotilla

The Israeli attack on a flotilla of ships carrying relief materials for Gaza on Monday has been deplored among others by the UN Security Council members and India.

Sri Lanka shows signs of credit rebound, ADB pumping a bigger loan for N&E, but overall inflation climbing

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank data shows early signs of credit rebound. ADB wants to increase loans to the country by $ 100 million. The consumer prices for May have dropped to 5.3% from April’s 5.8%. But the annual average inflation rate continues to climb.

Tamil Buddhist’ is fore-runner of ‘Sinhala Buddhist’: The former should lead — Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne

There is a great interest now being shown to Tamil-learning in Sri Lanka as never before. Besides, there being a Tamil-speaking President (Mahinda Rajapaksha), the chief of Mahabodhi Society there has also started encouraging Tamil-teaching to young Buddhist monks, who used to learn Pali and Sanskrit before.

India urged to ensure safety of Nepali-speaking populace in Meghalaya

Nepal Government has urged the India to take urgent measures for the safety and security of the Nepali community in the bordering areas of the Indian states of Assam and Meghalaya.

Thirty days given for Dhanuna to surrender

The Colombo Fort Magistrate has given a thirty day deadline for retied Geneal Sarath Fonseka's son-in-law, Danuna Tilakaratne who has been absconding arrest for several months to surrender to authorities.

India: Cabinet panel to review anti-Naxalite strategy

The Cabinet Committee on Security is likely to review the strategy dealing with Naxals. "I am told the meeting of CCS is scheduled shortly," Home Minister P Chidambaram told reporters in New delhi on Monday when asked whether the government was planning to revisit the ongoing anti-Naxalite operational strategy.

Sri Lankan Monks In Bethlehem And Rmallah

A delegation of three Buddhist monks led by Ven. Prof. Nabirittankadawewa Gnanarathana Thero, Head of the Dept. of Buddhist Studies at University of Kelaniya visited Bethlehem and Ramallah in Palestine as guests of Dr. T. Jayasinghe, Diplomatic Representative for Sri Lanka in Palestine.

It is India that must be grateful to Sri Lanka

It was the nationalist thrust with a clear message that Sri Lanka wanted thirty years of terror to end that galvanized and provided courage to the Government of Sri Lanka to firmly commit itself towards the military defeat of the LTTE.

Special ‘Dharma Deshanawa’ by Ven. Olande Ananda thero in Paris

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Paris was the location for more commemoration ceremonies held in the French capital to mark the Birth, Enlightenment and Passing Away of Lord Buddha.

Film Censorship is important to check controversies - Shyam Benegal

"The Film Censorship cannot make everybody happy, but it is important in a way, to check the controversies arising with some movies which otherwise released may lead to communal tension in the society", Super film director and Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee Shyam Benegal said.

Rising crime in Makkah to be curbed

With a burgeoning community of foreigners who are residing in Makkah illegally, the holy city has in recent times seen a rise in crime with police stretched to their limits, Al-Watan newspaper reported.

Malayalam Super Star Mohan Lal named as a Brand Ambassador of Handloom Textiles in Kerala

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has been made the goodwill ambassador of handloom textiles in Kerala.

Mission accomplished in China: President Patil

Indian President Pratibha Patil said on Monday that she had accomplished her goal of enhancing "trust, friendship and understanding" between the two countries.

Sweden Underlines Supports for Tehran Declaration

Tehran, 01 June, ( A senior Swedish foreign ministry official stressed Stockholm's strong support for the Tehran Declaration signed by Iran, Turkey and Brazil on the swap of nuclear fuel for the Tehran research reactor.