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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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Mismanagement of global economy, the cause for it to remain within the influence of small number of countries - Dr. Kohona

If in case the global economy has been successfully managed over the years, world economy would not have remained within the influence of a small number of countries.

Maldives quietly hosts another round of Taliban peace talks

The Maldives has hosted the round three of Taliban peace talks on November 9.

Vatican embroiled in a new dispute with China

The supreme head of world's Roman Catholic Church- Pope Benedict XVI, has convened a meeting of the Sacred College of Cardinals at the Vatican to discuss religious freedom, wide-spread priestly sex scandals and a new dispute with China over an unsanctioned ordination that threatens the already-strained Vatican - Beijing relations.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will change the history of our world, Sri Lankan people opine

“He was the first leader in the 21st century to defeat terrorism and we were the front runners of it. I am happy to serve in the world’s best army,” says a camouflaged Sri Lankan Army soldier standing near Hilton Colombo checking daily in and out human traffic that enters the twin towers of Colombo.

Sri Lanka’s Most Rev Dr Malcolm Ranjith to be elevated to Cardinalate today

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Archbishop of Colombo- Most Rev Dr Malcolm Ranjith will be elevated to the position of Cardinal by His Holiness Pope Benedict the XVI at the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Basilica today (November 20).

Iran envoy summoned over Ayatollah remarks on Kashmir

Upset over persistently critical statements by Iran on Jammu and Kashmir, India on Friday summoned its acting Ambassador, telling him that such remarks impinged on the country’s territorial integrity.

Sri Lanka’s Board of Investment proposed to be revamped by 2011 Budget

Under the Monday’s Budget-2011 proposals presented by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Government of Sri Lanka proposes to scrap concessions under Board of Investment (BoI) of Sri Lanka Act given other than for strategic investments valued over Rs. 500 million (US $ 5mn).

Spectrum row in Parliament: Congress leadership to discuss strategy

Top leaders of the Congress, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, are expected to devise strategy on Sunday on how to break the logjam in Parliament over the Opposition demand for a JPC probe into the 2G spectrum controversy.

Freedom without responsibility demeans and curtails freedom, and breeds irresponsible citizens

As much as freedom without responsibility demeans and curtails freedom, and breeds irresponsible citizens, responsibility without freedom can have equally detrimental consequences.

Sri Lanka: Pro-Eelam group calls on India to send "Peace Making Force" to Sri Lanka

Former Indian-backed Tamil separatist militant group- Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front (ENDLF) based in Bamgalore, has called for the intervention of Indian Peace ‘Making’ Forces in Sri Lanka.

British envoy's wife begins “Dandi march”

It was early morning and a fog hung over the Sabarmati Ashram, Gujarat, at dawn when Jill Beckingham and her husband Peter, who is British Deputy High Commissioner, were accorded warm welcome with garlands of hand spun cotton hanks to mark the launching of the famous Gandhi’s Dandi March.

Number of school days reduced

Increased numbers of national holidays and special ceremonies have reduced the school days, according to the Sri Lanka Teachers' Association (Lanka Guru Sangamaya).

Diabetes And TB: Do Not Neglect One At Cost Of Other

The discussions at the recently concluded 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health, in Berlin, brought forth several connections between diabetes and tuberculosis, clearly showing a link between non communicable and communicable diseases.

House session prorogued after Maoist assault, new budget through ordinance

The government has prorogued the House session effective from Friday mid-night after the main opposition UCPN (Maoist) obstructed to bring a new budget in the House. The government is set to bring the budget for the fiscal year 2010/11 through ordinance Saturday afternoon.