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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2396

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Govt won’t file case against Arundhati, Geelani

The government on Thursday decided not to file any case against hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and activist Arundhati Roy for purportedly giving "hate speeches" at a seminar held in New Delhi last week.

Peace makers in Asia to meet in Vietnam

Key actors of peace processes in Asia will gather in Vietnam early November to discuss challenges to peacemaking and the role of diaspora, in which Sri Lanka too will take part.

Sri Lanka’s NDB Investment Bank structures the largest securitization deal for People’s Leasing

Sri Lanka’s premier investment bank- NDB Investment Bank Limited (NDBIB), successfully raised Rs. 1.4 billion through the issuance of a Hire Purchase and Lease Receivables Securitization- the largest securitization structuring arrangement in the industry to date in Sri Lanka, for People’s Leasing Company Limited (PLC).

Manmohan Singh lauds role of diaspora in Malaysia

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday applauded the Indian diaspora in Malaysia for its contribution to the economic, political and cultural fabric of this country while preserving their Indian roots and culture.

Two more industrial villages opened up at Hambantota under 1000 industrial villages scheme

Douglas Devananda, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development declared open recently two more “Industrial Village” Centres in Hambantota district, under President Mahinda Rajapakse’s “Rekiya Bihidora” Programme where 1000 Industrial Villages for promotion of Traditional and Small Industries are to be set up Island-wide.

Sri Lanka has huge potential for ‘Ceylon Tea’ in Europe- Belgium's Lankan embassy

Sri Lankan embassy in Brussels says that it has embarked on an aggressive promotion campaign to promote Ceylon Tea, as it has a huge untapped potential for Ceylon Tea in Europe.

Any J&K solution “must be acceptable to all”

Any solution to the Kashmir issue must be acceptable to all regions and all sections of people of Jammu and Kashmir, Dileep Padgaonkar, who heads the Centre-appointed panel of interlocutors, said on Thursday after its maiden visit to the State.

Civil Society groups: ASEAN backslides in its commitment to be more people-oriented

Fair trade advocates, indigenous groups and human rights activists yesterday lamented the apparent shrinking space for participation of civil society groups within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Up to 1-in-5 tuberculosis (TB) deaths attributed to tobacco use: 2010 is Year of the Lungs

With the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health hardly two weeks ahead of us, the issues which emerged at the 39th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France, where CNS was present, are worth re-visiting. With 50% of all deaths from lung disease linked to tobacco use, control of the tobacco related substances was high on the agenda of the 39th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France (2007). This year 2010, is also declared as Year of the Lung.

Burma’s announcement on the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, “a craven manipulation”

United States has expressed grave doubts over the statement of Burmese Foreign Minister that Democracy Leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi could be released only after the elections.


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