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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2398

Monthly archive

First ever Budget Appropriation Bill due in Parliament today

Maldives Parliament that wrapped up last session in deadlock over the endorsement of cabinet ministers will meet today for its final sittings of the year to debate the 2011 Budget Appropriation Bill, for the first time ever.

Govt says it is ready to debate Spectrum affair

Accusing the opposition of adopting 'undemocratic' methods by stalling proceedings in Parliament, the UPA government said on Sunday it has nothing to "suppress" in second generation mobile spectrum allocation and that it was prepared for a debate on the issue.

Indefatigable Lalith Weeratunga reappointed Secretary to President

The indefatigable Lalith Weeratunga has been re-appointed as the Secretary to President with effective from November 19, on the day the President Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in for his second term. Along with him also Gamini S Senarath has also been re-appointed as the Chief of Staff of the President effective from Nov 19.

Dalai Lama talks of early retirement

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said he was contemplating retirement within months and a final decision on it will be taken after consultations with the political leadership and Parliament-in-exile.

A Burmese Perspective: Different Thinking and Philosophy

Following the euphoria of Daw, Aung San Suu Kyi’s release, she make it vividly clear that she wanted to listen to the people first before embarking on new activities and wanted to form a strong “people's network,” the basic philosophy of democracy, which are all categorically opposite to the Junta’s theory that “the people should listen to the Tatmadaw as it is their father and mother”.

India, China not rivals, but can rise together: Nirupama Rao

China and India should regard each other's rise as an opportunity and not a challenge and their relationship will be the most important in the 21st century, Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao has said.

Red Cross to close operations in Mannar, Vavuniya, and Jaffna

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has decided to close the office in Mannar, Vavuniya, and Jaffna districts before the end of this year. According to ICRC spokeswomen Sarasi Wijeratne this decision has been taken based on a directive given by the Government of Sri Lanka.

Gotabaya Rajapaksa reappointed Secretary to the Ministry of Defence


Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been reappointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence. President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over the appointment letter to Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Parliament Premises this afternoon, 22nd November.


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