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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2347

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Colonial British promotion paved the way for ‘Ceylon’ Tea to become world’s best known

Kunio Takahashi, Japanese Ambassador in Sri Lanka, said that the promotional competition held in Japan has enhanced the favour of Ceylon Tea to the forefront of the global tea industry and in this age of globalization this type of competitions would enable continuous development to bring in high quality tea.

Kijuro Yahagi’s acclaimed Hidden Japan opens in Colombo

The renowned Japanese black & white photographer Kijuro Yahagi’s acclaimed exhibit Hidden Japan opened in Colombo, recently.

US envoy to India upbeat on Strategic Dialogue

India’s External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are co-chairing the first Cabinet-level Indo-US Strategic Dialogue, in Washington which according to top US officials, would set the pace for the long-term strategic relationship between the two countries.

Minister of External Affairs briefs ASEAN heads representing Sri Lanka

Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris who led the Sri Lanka delegation to the 9th IISS Asia Security Summit: The Shangri-La Dialogue, which is held in Singapore on Thursday met with the Heads of the Sri Lankan missions who are representing the ASEAN capitols.

That Concerted Campaign To Denigrate Sri Lanka

It is just over one year since Sri Lanka militarily defeated the separatist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) which for 30 years or more pursued the goal of an independent Tamil state.

Random thoughts on domestic infirmity

It is exactly two years and three months that the current PPP led regime took over the reigns of power amidst high hopes of change.

Lanka ruling party pushes back Second 'Senate' Chamber by one year

Sri Lanka ruling party's political leadership has decided to postpone the second Senate Chamber proposal by one year.

US Senator cancels trip to Myanmar

US Senator Jim Webb has cancelled a trip to Myanmar on Thursday after reports alleging the military government is working with North Korea to develop a nuclear programme.

“I will push for primaries if the leader does not lead the party”- DRP Deputy Leader

Main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) Deputy Leader Umar Naseer vowed to push for primaries to elect a presidential candidate, if Leader Thasmeen Ali does not properly “lead” the party until 2012.

President Zuma seeks stronger trade ties with India

South African President Jacob Zuma called on Thursday for stronger ties with fast-growing India as he visited Mumbai on his first state visit to Asia.

Home Minister P Chidambaram in Tirupathi: Worships Lord Venkateswara

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala-Tirupathi near from Chennai early this(Thursday) morning.

India: Lt General forced to quit over sexual misconduct

In a major embarrassment for the Army, a Lieutenant General has been forced to resign following allegations of sexual misconduct against him by the wife of an officer during a visit abroad last month.

Student of accountancy elaborates the importance of becoming an accountant

Everybody needs to manage their finances and thus accountancy is important for everybody, was the advice given by P M Katipearachchi a student from Mahinda Vidyalaya, Galle who topped the All Island Commerce Stream at the GCE Advanced Level – a Top Ten Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka Scholarship winner at the Scholarship awards ceremony held in Colombo last week.

Jaya TV's "Jackpot" Game Show:Actress Nathiya replaces Khushboo

Jaya TV, the popular Tamil satellite Television, which dumped actress Khushboo as the anchor for its popular Sunday game show ‘Jackpot’ for joining the ruling DMK, today announced actor Nadiya Moidu as the new anchor for the show.

Kuwait urges ICC to stop Israeli crimes

Kuwaiti Justice Undersecretary Dr. Mohammad Al-Ansari on called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to prioritize Israel's war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Palestinian people.

Korean Peninsula tensions top agenda at Singapore security meet

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are expected to dominate an Asia-Pacific security forum in Singapore from June 4 to 6 to be addressed by South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, according to media reports.

TN CM Karunanidhi Turns 87: Jubilant celebrations in the State


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and the Dravidian Patriarch Muthuvelar Karunanidhi has turned 87 on Thursday received greetings from various sections of society, including Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Congress President Ms Sonia Gandhi and others. Dr Singh, Sonia and Super Star Rajnikanth greeted Karunanidhi over the phone.

Janashakthi support at Anuradhapura and Mihintale during Vesak

Janashakthi Insurance PLC recently installed brand new street name boards and directional boards for car parks and the many places of worship in Anuradhapura in a bit to help the pilgrims and foreign visitors during Vesak.


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