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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2958

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The government is committed to enhance the living standard of people by modernizing towns -Defense Secretary

World Town Planning Day was held at the BMICH recently under the patronage of defense secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksha. Expressing views at the event Mr.Rajapaksha said one of the main aspirations of the president is to make Sri Lanka the wonder of Asia.

US Dual-Track Approach: step in the wrong direction

Somalia in particular and Horn of Africa in general are at such a volatile stage that any misstep—domestic or foreign—could only further exacerbate that perilous condition. One such potential misstep gathering cloud is the recently proposed US foreign policy toward Somalia known as the Dual-Track approach.

Join the West in fight against al-Qaeda, Obama appeals to Muslim world

Declaring that "Indonesia is part of me," US President Barack Obama issued a strikingly personal appeal to the Muslim world to join the West in an unrelenting battle to defeat al-Qaeda and violent extremism.

Peace Held Hostage to Rotating US, Israeli Elections

The statement by former U.S. President George W. Bush in his 497 – page memoir of “Decision Points” that a secret peace deal was worked out between the then-prime minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert, and Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, which “we devised a process to turn .. into a public agreement” had not Olmert been ousted by a scandal to be replaced in the following elections by Binyamin Netanyahu, who reneged on his predecessor’s commitments, is a piece of history which highlights the fact that peace making in the Arab – Israeli conflict and the peace process have been hostages to the rotating U.S. and Israeli elections since the Madrid peace conference of 1991.

Sri Lanka to be positioned as a Casino haven

Paving the way for expected tourism boom in the country Sri Lanka on Wednesday reviewed and released a law for Casinos making its heart of the capital Colombo, a haven for Casino industrialists and casino enthusiast tourists.

Sri Lanka – Kuwait Relations To Be Strengthened In Trade, Tourism And Employment

Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, had a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 9th Asia Co-operation Dialogue in Tehran, with Dr. Mohammad Sabah Alsalem Alsabah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kuwait.

Manmohan Singh in Seoul for G20 meet

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Seoul on Wednesday for the G-20 summit cautioning against protectionism while declaring it was in India's interest to have an "open, stable and rule-based" international economic environment including in trade and investment flows.

Sri Lanka’s First Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship appointed

Sri Lanka’s First Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship- Prof. A. K. W. Jayawardane was recently appointed by University of Moratuwa together with country’s premier development bank- NDB Bank.

Sri Lanka stock market further declines at the verge of a new gaming law announcement

The Asia’s best performing stock market further declined on Wednesday the November 10th All Share Price Index (ASPI) closed at 6,535.09 which came down by 57.29 points recording a 0.87% decline of all stocks whilst the Milanka Price Index (MPI) fell by 77.63 points closing at 7,092.24 a 1.08% fall from previous day’s performance.

Sri Lanka to promote its ‘Wild Pride’ for 750,000 tourists on 2011

After ending 30 years war, Sri Lanka Tourism targeting to be the ‘Miracle of Asia’ has announced a new campaign focusing on eight key products, with the country’s wildlife to be heavily promoted for the first time. Sri Lanka unveiled promoting ‘Visit Sri Lanka Year 2011’ in line with this eight different product themes and a new product logo for Sri Lanka tourism was launched at World Travel Market (WTM) in London started on Tuesday.

Lanka, Iranian Ministers On The Roadmap For Extended Economic Co-operation

Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs and Dr. Mehdi Ghazanfari, Minister of Commerce of Iran, had detailed consultations in Tehran regarding the significantly expanded economic co-operation between the two countries.

Forum Asia denounces Vietnamese approval of Burma polls

Forum Asia on Wednesday denounced Vietnam’s approval of Burma polls. Vietnam is a member of ASEAN.

CAG report on 2G Spectrum submitted; Minister Raja under pressure to quit

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Wednesday said his office has submitted to the government the report on the 2G spectrum allotment.

Intimidation and Arrests in Ethnic Areas during Burma’s Elections

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has received reports of harassment, intimidation, violence and arrests in several of Burma’s ethnic states, during and immediately following the sham elections three days ago.