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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2705

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Jaffna civilians shocked as systematic post war Sinhalese settlements start, a top chauvinistic Minister behind the move-JDDWS

Jaffna District Development Welfare Society has raised alarms over a move by some top government ministers to organize state sponsored colonization of Sinhala families in the heart of the Jaffna city.

Sri Lanka's High Court warns Sunday Leader Editor Frederica Jansz

Sri Lanka's High Court on Tuesday (November 02) warned Sunday Leader Editor Frederica Jansz that she was not entitled to write newspaper articles on the “White Flag” case of which she was cited as a witness and ordered her to refrain from criticizing witnesses, during the controversial ‘white flag’.

No Obama assurance on UNSC seat backing for India

Ahead of his visit, President Barack Obama on Wednesday described India as a "cornerstone" of US engagement in Asia, but held out no assurances on key issues --support for India's permanent membership of the UN Security Council and ending curbs on export of dual-use technology.

Sri Lanka’s association with climate change issues noted by ambassador Palitha Kohona at the U.N.

“Sri Lankan rainforests are home to nearly all of the country’s endemic plants and about 75% of the endemic animals. The rich array of fauna and flora places Sri Lanka among the world’s top 18 biodiversity hotspots.

Addressing poverty in TB control: The Thailand experience

At the tuberculosis (TB) and poverty sub-working group meeting which was held recently in India (29-30 October 2010), the experience of Thailand in responding to TB particularly among those who were poor (or uninsured) was in the spotlight.

Sri Lanka's Anglican Church welcomes Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

Sri Lanka's Anglican Church has welcomed the wording in the Warrant issued by the President to the Commission that the end of the war presented an opportune moment for a ‘multi-ethnic polity to undertake a journey of common goals in a spirit of co-operation, partnership and friendship.’

Bangkok Airways adds more flights to Maldives

The Bangkok Airways has added the third new weekly flight to the Maldives in a bid to encourage more Thai visitors into the Indian-ocean archipelago.

LG bill is death trap to smaller parties as both SLFP and UNP are acting like LTTE - Mano Ganesan

The cutoff point is more dangerous. Cutoff point makes it compulsory for the minor parties to come into the alliances with major parties pointed out Mano Ganesan.

Ananda College: 124 years (not out) memorable service to the nation

Ananda College will be celebrating her 124th birthday on November. All Anandians always will be getting blessing from Mother Ananda .First she taught us how to respect others, then the way you have to love and protect your motherland which always helps us to shape our life. In our days we got Muslims as well as Tamil friends in our class.

“If PM can be over 70, why bar sports body chiefs?”

If the country can have a Prime Minister above 70, then what is wrong in having National Sports Federation chiefs of similar age, asked Archery Association of India President V.K. Malhotra, reacting sharply to the Delhi High Court's decision which limits NSF heads' tenure.

Barack Obama’s sojourn to India

During the period of Cold War, except for few hiccups, Pak-US relations by and large remained cordial. Eisenhower era in particular is remembered with fondness in Pakistan. Visits of Presidents/PMs of Pakistan to Washington and that of US Presidents to Islamabad were always big events. Situation took a downturn after the end of Cold War when USA emerged as the sole super power.

Sri Lanka’s Export Development Board to revive local crafts industry

Sri Lanka’s export promotion agency- Export Development Board (EDB), will hold a Crafts Exhibition parallel to Sri Lanka Design Festival - 2010 (SLDF), in a bid to rejuvenate the ailing crafts industry.

The 2010 Human Development Report shows improvement in Sri Lanka’s human development record

The 20th anniversary issue of the Human Development Report titled “The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development— “will be launched globally on the 4th of November – today, by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, who helped devise the Human Development Index (HDI) for the first Human Development Report in 1990, together with the late economist Mahbub ul Haq, the series founder.

Ajmal is the only Indian competitor in global perfume market: Chhagan Bhujbal

Ajmal Perfumes, claims to be the leader in Indian perfumery and a household name in the Middle East, recently has set one more milestone in innovative products promotion.

Shell to be renamed as ‘Litro’ in Sri lanka

The long awaited buy back deal of Shell Gas Lanka Limited was concluded by Sri Lankan Government for US $ 63 million on Wednesday. Consequently, the global energy giant, Royal Dutch Shell PLC will exit from the company and Shell will be renamed as ‘Litro’ in the country.