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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2901

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Thousand families displaced as the Kankesanthurai electorate itself comes under the HSZ

More than one thousand families from Kankesanthurai electorate have been internally displaced and they have appealed to the Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa to resettle them in their original habitats. Also, scores of schools, temples and industrial facilities too have been rendered inaccessible due to the KKS-HSZ.

S’Pore NGO wants caning and death penalty abolished, new rights for migrant workers

Think Centre, a Human Rights NGO now active in Singapore, has called for abolition of caning and death penalty. It also wants the City State to ratify international Human Rights conventions and migrant workers to be entitled to workplace rights and other fundamental rights ‘without discrimination.’

Berlin 2010: TB, HIV and Lung Health: From research and innovation to solutions

The 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health will be held on 11-15 November 2010 in Berlin, Germany, and is expected to be attended by 2500 delegates from over 100 countries. The theme of this year's conference is "Tuberculosis (TB), HIV and lung health: from research and innovation to solutions."

Sonia says Congress won’t allow abuse of religion

The Congress on Tuesday decided to push under the carpet raging controversies over the Mumbai housing project scam and the recent Delhi and directed all its firepower against RSS accusing it of being involved in terror acts and the BJP on the Babri Masjid demolition issue.

Sri Lanka Design Festival- good opportunity to promote Sri Lankan apparels- Export Development Board

Sri Lanka Design Festival - 2010 (SLDF), provided a good opportunity to promote both Sri Lankan apparels and creative crafts sectors on one platform, says Sri Lanka’s export promotion agency- Export Development Board (EDB).

Maldives Airports Company hand over bus service to MTCC

The Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTTC) has taken over the bus service linking the country’s international airport island Hulhule’ to the reclaimed Hulhumale’ island.

Sri Lanka’s Hydro Power Free Lanka promises best possible allocation for small investors

Sri Lanka’s capital markets saw Hydro Power Free Lanka Ltd (HPFL) Initial Public Offering being oversubscribed by 57 times.

Why Rahul silent on scams, asks BJP

The BJP on Tuesday asked Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to speak on scams in 2G Spectrum allocation, Commonwealth Games and the Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai instead of only targeting the NDA government in Bihar for alleged corruption.

The Finance 70 years on poised for growth

The Finance Company (TFC), Sri Lanka’s oldest finance company with a history of over 70 years, is back on it’s feet, having regained public confidence by increasing it’s new deposit intake to Rs. 530 million, an increase of 16.5 percent over it’s first quarter, while loan disbursements totaled to Rs. 1,314 million, an increase of 42 percent over the previous quarter.

Sri Lanka’s Piramal Glass Ceylon sees stellar growth

Sri Lanka’s Piramal Glass Ceylon Plc (PGC), - leading manufacturer for both domestic and export markets, saw its balance sheet turnaround to report a Rs. 210.2 Mn profit against a loss of Rs 118 mn recorded last year.

The Canada -Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship Group was reconstituted

The Canada-Sri Lanka Parliamentary Friendship Group was recently reconstituted with 19 members in the Canadian Parliament, following its Annual General Meeting held at the end of September 2010.

Sri Lanka Government is planning to keep the Colombo City Clean and Attractive

President Mahinda Rajapaksha has declared an era of development at present. One of the main features of development drive is rapid development in the tourism sector. Under this sector the government has focused attention to modernize the Colombo city which has been neglected for decades.

Delmege Annual Sales Awards

Delmege Group which withstood the torrents of the 2009/2010 global financial crisis with minimal impact, the Group’s overall FMCG businesses grew by 64% in comparison to 2008/2009 with the addition of Milgro brand milk powder.

Canadian Immigration Minister Kenney pleased with marriage scheme arrest

Jason Kenney, the Canadian Minister of Citizenship & Immigration is pleased with recent investigation and arrest by authorities on marriage of convenience scheme.