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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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Philippines migrant domestic workers in Sri Lanka

After many years of rural and some middle class Sri Lankans seeking better income in Gulf and Middle East region as domestic workers; Sri Lanka has now become an ideal work place for Philippines migrant domestic workers.

Parliament’s refusal to endorse cabinet ministers does not amount to impeachment – President’s Office

Following the landmark Supreme Court ruling on Parliamentary endorsement of cabinet ministers, the President’s office said refusing endorsement does not result in dismissing a minister.

Sri Lanka President cancels UK visit due to busy schedule despite Indian reports about an arrest under UK law for war crimes

The Ministry of External Affairs has said that Sri Lankan President has cancelled his visit to UK due to busy schedule In the face of international media reports and some Indian media quoting that the Sri Lankan President had cancelled his scheduled visit to United Kingdom due to fears that he will be arrested for war crimes.

Hillary Clinton greets millions of Indian Families celeberating Diwali - Festival of Lights

Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State, on behalf of the people of the United States, sent her the Diwali day greetings and best wishes to millions of Indian families who celebrated Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights.

Obama lands in the waiting arms of seductive India

Barack Obama traveling in a helicopter Marine One has finally landed at Mumbai where he will spend two busy days and then proceed to Delhi for a full-day stay. Around 80 rooms have been booked in Taj Hotel and Hyatt. Extraordinary security arrangements have been taken inside and outside India.

Domestic helps excluded from Bill to check sexual harassment

Domestic helps -- among the sections most vulnerable to sexual harassment have been surprisingly excluded by the government from the purview of the Bill that the Union Cabinet has cleared for protection of women against sexual harassment at workplace.

Sri Lankan government will release TN fishermen by November 8

The Sri Lankan Government has decided to release 11 incarcerated Indian fishermen on November 8.

UN Condemns Burma’s Human Rights Record Ahead Of Sham Elections

A draft United Nations General Assembly resolution condemning Burma’s human rights record was made public on Thursday, just three days before Burma’s sham elections take place.

Equities end on high note in Mumbai on Diwali

Equities ended Mahurat trading, first day of trade of Samvat 2067 (first day of Hindu calendar), on Friday on a higher note as investors sentiment turned bullish on expectations of continued inflows following the US Federal Reserve's decision to pump $600 billion into the economy.

Hameedia Bespoke tailoring via website

Menswear specialist Hameedia today reached another milestone in Sri Lanka’s clothing industry by introducing bespoke tailoring solutions via the worldwide web and the website –www.envoybespoke.co.uk – was launched by Dr Peter Hayes, British Higher Commissioner in Sri Lanka.

Poverty increases vulnerability to tuberculosis (TB)

"So little attention has been given to the tuberculosis (TB) pandemic because it's a disease of the poor" had said Dr Nils Billo, Executive Director of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) at the 38th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Cape Town, South Africa in 2007.

In Tamil Nadu: Deepavali celebrated with traditional manner

Deepavali, the festival of lights, was celebrated across Tamil Nadu on Friday with traditional gaiety and fervor.

Investors bullish on IPOs

According to the market review by Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd bourse commenced the week with increases in both All Share Price Index (ASPI) and Milanka Price Index (MPI).

The universities will be made conducive places for students- Dr. Sunil Jayantha Navarathna


The crisis in the universities is one of the controversial issues in the island these days.


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