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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2525

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Pope’s Visit to Britain: a public apology for clerical child abuse

Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain, the first of its kind in almost three decades, appears to be progressing smoothly despite the catalogue of controversies that overshadowed the excitement on the eve of the event. The Pontiff finally made a public apology at Westminster Cathedral for the victims of child abuse at the hand of some Catholic priests, as the Vatican may have realized that was the only way forward in the current impasse.

Buddhists to petition President: ‘Enact Animal Welfare Bill’

At a meeting held at Dharma Vijaya Foundation, Colombo on Friday September 17, Buddhist societies and animal welfare decided to petition President Mahinda Rajapaksa urging him to enact the Animal Welfare Bill prepared by the Law Commission of Sri Lanka without delay. DVF President Olcott Gunasekera presided.

Lanka gets new Maldivian High Commissioner

Senior diplomat Hussain Shihab will assume duties as the new Maldivian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, next month.

Youth for Peace and Development

The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Colombo indicated that the UN family in Sri Lanka observed the International Day of Peace commonly known as “Peace Day”.

From the 18th to the 19th

The predictable guilty verdict against Gen. Sarath Fonseka by the second military tribunal and the overtly partisan manner in which the tribunal conducted itself indicate that the regime is no longer interested even in maintaining appearances.

Delmage supports ‘Safe Bottle Lamp’ project

Delmege a leading Corporate supports the Safe Bottle Lamp project of Dr Wijeya Godakumbura, which addresses a burning problem in Sir Lanka, specially in rural areas where there is no electricity.

India hands over $20 m flood relief to UN for Pakistan

India has handed over a cheque of $20 million to UN chief Ban Ki-moon as its contribution for flood relief in Pakistan, saying it remained committed to assisting its neighbour in time of crisis.

General Elections in Sweden - 19th September 2010 – An Analysis

Today, 7 million Swedes are being called to renew all of their MPs: both national (members of the Riksdag, the only Chamber of Parliament) and local (town councils and county councils).

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE among most generous donors around the globe – WB

Arab donors, predominately the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been among the most generous in the world, with official development assistance (ODA) averaging 1.5 percent of their combined gross national income during the period of 1973 to 2008, the World Bank said in a report.

Colombo bourse mirrors economic outlook

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their market review indicated that the market continued its upward trend during the week with both indices gaining over 5%. All Share Price Index (ASPI) closed at 6457.28 points gaining 320.3 points or 5.3% from the previous week while the Melanka Price Index (MPI) recorded gain of 337.72 points to close at 6757.50.

Letter from America: Tea Party– Ominous Signs for America?

Many states across America are having primary elections these days to allow the registered members to choose their party candidates for the coming mid-term election in November.