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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

Monthly archive

Sri Lanka sets up AC to act on Reconciliation Commission findings

Colombo, 28 October, ( Sri Lanka’s Cabinet has approved a proposal to set up an Advisory Committee on the current Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).

The AC is tasked with looking into the implementation of the interim report of LLRC.

JICA Supports Awareness-Creation Workshop on Business Opportunities in the Eastern Province

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), together with Sri Lanka’s National Planning Department and the Eastern Provincial Council is getting ready to conduct a workshop on 29 October 2010 in Batticaloa for civil contractors registered with the Eastern Provincial Council. The objective of the workshop is to promote participation of local enterprises in local development.

Manmohan Singh, Malaysian PM sign many pacts

Seeking to give new impetus to the bilateral relations, India and Malaysia on Wednesday formally announced firming up of Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) to boost trade and decided on a range of other engagements in various sectors, including defence.

Sri Lanka to utilize her emigrants in the nation’s development strategy, says Ambassador Palitha Kohona at UN session

An estimated 1.8 million Sri Lankans currently reside and work abroad. This is equal to 25% of the country’s total employable population and approximately 8% of the entire population. These migrant workers, whether they are highly skilled professionals or semi-skilled workers, make a significant contribution both to their country of birth Sri Lanka as well as to the host countries,” noted Sri Lanka’s UN ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona contributing to the Second Committee of the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly which discussed Globalization and Interdependence: International Migration and Development.

Southeast Asian NGOs give the ASEAN Human Rights Body a failing mark

Members of the Solidarity for Asian Peoples’ Advocacies (SAPA) Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights, a network of human rights organizations and advocates in Southeast Asia, said the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on the Human Rights (AICHR) was in danger of being dismissed as just a ‘window dressing for ASEAN’s Commitment to Human Rights’ and gave the one-year old human rights body a failing mark.

Thailand: Red Shirt demand for probe into “military action”

Thailand's "Red Shirt" anti-government movement has urged the International Criminal Court to investigate possible crimes against humanity by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva's government.

India takes crucial step on CSC in Vienna

In a significant step which will enable it to engage in international nuclear commerce, India on Wednesday signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC), which sets parameters on a nuclear operator's financial liability, at the IAEA in Vienna.

Completion of the Iranamadu Reservoir Project in the North will bring an end to water shortage - Minister Devananda

With the view to solve the water shortage problem it has been proposed to implement Iranamadu Reservoir Project at a cost of Rs. 220 billion, and with the completion of this project in a period of 3 years.

Land for Krishna temple in Moscow

Russian authorities have allocated land for the construction of a Krisna temple in the northern suburb of Moscow amid strong demands for it by the Hindu community for many years.

Barack Hussein Obama has missed the bus

On taking over the reins of power in January 2009 as 44th President of USA, Barack Hussein Obama’s foremost priority should have been to clear the bloody mess created by his predecessor George W. Bush.

Sri Lanka's ADT assists in resettlement of IDPs in Vanni

Sri Lanka's Alliance Development Trust (ADT) assisting in the resettlement and development of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), has so far benefitted nearly 16,670 persons in the districts of Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Jaffna, Killinochchi and Vavuniya.

Israel rejoices!

It is reported that the voice of joy, the voice of rejoicing is heard in Israel: ‘The Americans and British have also committed war crimes, not only us’.