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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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Sri Lanka's nurses oppose new Nursing Constitution

Despite the nurses’ token strike launched on Monday (October 25) against the implementation of a new Nursing Constitution, the Ministry of Health is firm in its decision.

India will not force n-deal on Japan, says Manmohan Singh

As Japan is reluctant over the negotiations on the civil nuclear deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said he would not "force" it on Tokyo as he recognises its sensitivity on the subject.

Most glamorous Realty TV Talent Show with armed services personnel

With the participation of the three Armed Services personnel – Sri Lanka Army, Sri Lanka Air Force and Sri Lanka Navy, in Dialog Telekom, the Ministry of Defense is organizing one of the most glamorous Realty TV Talent Shows that will be regularly telecast by the Sri Lanka Rupavahini.

Karnataka: Income Tax raids on people close to Reddy brothers

Following charges of horse-trading of MLAs in which crores of money are being spent to rope in legislators, Income Tax (IT) officials on Monday searched about 60 places in Karnataka belonging to people close to the Reddy brothers, rich iron ore miners and Bharatiya Janarta Party Ministers in the state.

Sinhalese families as well have the right to return to their original homes in Jaffna- Jathika hela Urumaya

Sri Lanka is now enjoying peace and harmony following the elimination of terrorism. The people in the country are now free of bomb threats. There are no sounds of gun fire. People in every part of the island are living free. Even the Sinhalese people who left Jaffna amidst the LTTE atrocities in the past are now returning to their original abodes at present.

“Please Give Us To Eat:" Deaf and Blind Children

The Deaf and Blind Schools at Ratmalana, educate, provide accommodation and food and look after 375 children and for one reason or another they cannot see or hear. The schools provide all these services free of charge and their biggest cost is providing meals.

Travel agents worry over GST; Urges its postponement

International tours operators have expressed concerns over the Tourism Goods and Services Tax (GST) coming into effect next January in the Maldives, urging the new tax be postponed by at least one year.

Minister Devananda Visit to Horana Industrial Estate

Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development was on an inspection tour of the Horana Industrial Estate coming under the Industrial Development Board.

Decent work to bridge the poverty gap

A message on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty issued by Juan Somavia, Director General International Labor Organization (ILO) transmitted by the ILO Colombo Office indicated that they stand in solidarity with millions of women and men and their families caught in the grip of poverty, wishing and striving to rise above it.

Sri Lanka President appeals for clemency for Rizana Nafeek from Saudi King

Sri Lanka Embassy in Riyadh is making arrangements to deliver the letter of clemency by Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa , addressed to the King of Saudi Arabia regarding the death sentence recently imposed by the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia on Rizana Nafeek, the Sri Lankan housemaid.