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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2834

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G20 meet: Leaders refuse to endorse US push on China’s currency

Leaders of 20 major economies who met in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday refused to endorse a US push to get China to let its currency rise, keeping alive a dispute that has raised the specter of a global trade war.

WFB confab in Colombo (Nov. 14-17)

The 25th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) and Commemoration of its 60th Anniversary will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from November 14th to 17th. Six hundred Guests from 40 countries are expected to attend these two events.

Burma’s Suu Kyi to be released today, Junta dominated ‘low turnout polls’ heavily rigged

Speculation is rife in Burma that Aung San Suu Kyi- will be released today as her current detention period itself is ending today.

Australia backs India entry into Security Council

Australia, a long-time supporter of India's bid for permanent seat on the expanded UN Security Council, on Friday welcomed US President Barack Obama's backing for New Delhi, saying it was "delighted" at the development.

Sri Lanka receives $ 39.8 million WFP assistance

The Executive Board of World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday the November 11th approved the protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) for Sri Lanka totaling a US $ 39,755,501 aid with the objective of reducing hunger, support early recovery and rebuild livelihoods among internally displaced persons (IDPs) and recent-returnee households.

Maldives ready to unveil carbon audit

Having undertaken the planet’s most ambitious programme to go carbon neutral by 2020, the Maldives will announce a detailed carbon audit later this month, in a bid to achieve its goal.

Sri Lanka Central Bank Governor discuss Infrastructure Finance at World Bank FT Summit

Sri Lanka Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal and World Bank President Robert Zoellick recently discussed Infrastructure Finance at World Bank FT Summit held in Singapore on 10th November 2010.

Govt, DMK brazen out CAG report on Raja role in Spectrum scandal

The Manmohan Singh-led UPA government and the DMK in Tamil Nadu seemed set to allow continuation of Telecom Minister A. Raja in his post despite strong opposition pressure to sack him over the 2G Spectrum scandal.

Sri Lanka rejects visa for Al Jazeera

Sri Lanka government had denied issuing visas to three member news crew of Al-Jazeera television on Friday.

Colombo Stock Market ends with a thin gain

The Colombo stock market on Friday the November 12th ended on modestly positive note although the turnover remained relatively downcast. The All Share Price Index (ASPI) and Milanka Price Index (MPI) were down by 0.88% and 0.58% for the week.

Bank fraud to the tune of 13 crores: DMK woman MP files fake sureties for anticipatory bail

The ruling DMK MP Vasanthy Stanley was accused by a complainant that she filed fake suriety to obtain anticipatory bail in Rs 13 crores bank fraud case.

Lalin’s Column: Obrigado (Thank you) Portugal –

When Ceylonese Sandhurst Officer Cadets marched down Lisbon’s Avenue Liberade with a drawn sword and fixed bayonets - Dec 1960

Delmage Delship appoint recruiting agent for Oman Beach Games 2010

Delship Services, a subsidiary of Delmage Group has been appointed by Tawoos Renaissance, commercial conglomerate in Oman, as the official agent for the Muscat Beach Games 2010.

Renuka after tax profit Rs 387 million and turnover Rs 1.1 billion

Renuka Holdings PLC has recorded an impressive turnover and profit after taxation for the six months ended 30 September 2010 as per the interim financial statement released and it indicated that the Company’s profit after tax grew to Rs. 387.1 Mn. compared to Rs. 113.3 Mn. in the corresponding period of last year.

The Union's approach to child pneumonia cuts deaths by more than half

Every 20 seconds pneumonia causes a preventable tragedy somewhere in the world. That's how often a child under five dies of a disease that is preventable, treatable and curable with existing vaccines and antibiotics. World Pneumonia Day, to be held this year on Friday, 12 November, was established in 2009 by the Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia to increase awareness and gain commitment to ending this waste of young lives.