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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2992

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Piramal Glass wins Gold at CNCI Achiever Awards

Piramal Glass Ceylon wins a Gold award at the 18th National Chamber of Exporters Awards for the Extra Large category in the Industry sector at the awards ceremony held at Hilton Hotel.

Probe into CWG financial bungling resumes

Though CWG organizing committee chief Suresh Kalmadi might be patting himself on tye back over praises showered by top officials over the excellent holding of the Games, his troubles over alleged financial bungling are far from over.

ASEAN Chief’s Burma Perspective seems to be a Daydream

The secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has called on Burma's government to ensure the coming elections help lead to national reconciliation. Surin Pitsuwan hopes Burma's conflicts with the international community over its human rights record may also be resolved after the vote, according to VOA’s Ron Corben from Bangkok.

Australia in a denying mode over vandalism in CWG village

After vehemently denying their involvement, Australia has finally expressed "regret" for the alleged involvement of its athletes in damaging property at the Commonwealth Games Village and agreed to pay for it, the CWG Organising Committee said on Friday.

Miracle baby claim denied

A senior health official has denied that hospital staff sent a newborn baby to the morgue while it was still alive.

Sri Lanka supports Commonwealth initiatives at UNESCO

Sri Lanka, being a key player in Commonwealth, supported the efforts underway at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris to commemorate the grouping.

Airports’ lookout for sacked IPL boss Lalit Modi

Airports and other entry points across the country have been alerted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to detain sacked IPL chairman Lalit Modi, under probe for alleged violation of foreign exchange regulations in connection with the T20 cricket tournament.

Ferry Service from Colombo and Tuticorin and Talaimannar and Rameswaram soon

Arrangements are being made to start ferry services between Colombo and Tuticorin and Talaimannar and Rameswaram.

Mawala Lake is the miracle of Dickwella - Minister Dullas Allahaperuma

All these years Mavala Canal has flowed into the sea insignificantly, but thanks to our engineers, she has changed her course and now she empties herself to the field enriching them.

The opposition leader cannot mislead the Colombo shanty dwellers- Minister for Disaster Management

The Sri Lanka Government will never dislocate the low income families in the city, assured Minister A.H.M.Fowzie.

Sri Lanka losing US apparel market, country should accept its own multiculture to grow -Martin Trust

A top international apparel industry investor Mr Martin Trust (Brandot Corp) has warned that Sri Lanka is losing its US apparel market to competition from China and Bangladesh.

Swedish Government undertakes targeted measures for Africa

The new Swedish Government led by John Fredrik Reinfeldt has decided increase its contribution to Africa. Accordingly the Swedish Government on Thursday has approved a new regional strategy for Africa encompassing a total of SEK 3.5 billion for 2010-2015. At the same time, Sweden has decided to increase its replenishment of the African Development Fund to over SEK 2 billion for 2011-2013.

United States Government blocks flow of independent funds to WikiLeaks

The United States Government’s arm has gone across the sea to Britain to get them to effectively block the independent funds flow to the whitleblowing group WikiLeaks. The group says that it has become a victim of financial warfare by the US government.