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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2963

Monthly archive

Sri Lanka launches a ‘A Step by step guide to Doing Business’

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank recently launched booklet titled “A Step by step guide to Doing Business in Sri Lanka” targeting the global investment community to country.

Sri Lanka’s alleged arms purchases from North Korea irk United

World’s largest arms supplier and dealer- the United States of America (USA) is apparently threatened by more and more nations ignoring it and purchasing from suppliers of Asia, which holds the future of world’s economy.

India: Govt sets up panel to probe Spectrum allocation since 2001

Latching on to the latest Supreme Court observations, the government on Thursday appointed a one-man committee of retired Supreme Court justice Shivaraj V Patil to probe the alleged irregularities in the allocation of second-generation mobile telephony spectrum since 2001, a period involving the NDA regime.

Sri Lanka: Establishment of Non-Government Universities

Colombo, 10 December, ( Minister S.B. Dissanayake addressing the committee stage of Ministry of Higher Education invited all political parties to support the government efforts to improve the national university system by establishing non-government universities in a meaningful way.

Sri Lanka Stock Indices sluggish amidst foreign activity

Colombo Stock Indices were mostly stagnant on Thursday the December 9, while activity remained relatively low as expected in December. However, foreign activity prevailed as foreign selling was witnessed in JKH, SAMP and TKYO-(X) while DIAL attracted foreign buyers.

China calls upon nations to boycott Nobel for dissident

The Chinese government on Thursday reiterated its call for countries to boycott Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, though refrained from saying whether India’s expected attendance would have any impact on bilateral relations.

Relaxing fertilizer import has not been favorable - Agriculture Minister

Relaxing import restrictions of fertilizer has so far only met with unfavorable response, revealed Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena when responding to a question raised by Ravi Karunanayake (MP – UNP).

Sri Lanka’s main opposition UNP fails to conduct promised protests three months after 18th Amendment

Although party hierarchy of Sri Lanka’s one time largest single party and country’s current main opposition- the United National Party (UNP) vowed to conduct island-wide protests engaging in civil disobedience on the three months anniversary of passing the controversial Eighteenth Amendment which fell yesterday (December 8) so far not nothing near a protest has been observed anywhere in the country.

Sri Lanka’s Sinhala to be introduced to India

The moves will be taken to introduce Sri Lanka’s native language Sinhala among several Indian universities according to an official from Sree Narayana Guru Society of Sri Lanka.

Where there are no drugs: TB-HIV dilemma for migrants

In late October 2010, a large group of people living in and around Mae Sot, Tak province were closing in on a terrible 'milestone' of sorts: all of them – over 60 migrant children, women and men – were living with HIV and taking antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, which they needed to stay alive. Some were also co-infected with tuberculosis (TB), the most frequent opportunistic infection (OI) experienced by people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV).

Pat-down search of Indian envoy to US criticized

Terming as “unacceptable” the pat-down search of Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Meera Shankar at an airport in the country, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday said the matter will be taken up with the American government.

Demonstration at Chinese Embassy to Mark International Human Rights Day

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) will join Burmese and North Korean exiled communities on 10 December in a protest outside the Chinese Embassy in London to mark International Human Rights Day.

Sri Lanka: Honorary Counselors to entice investments

Ministry of External Affairs will summon all Honorary Counsellors to Sri Lanka during the first quarter in 2011 to discuss the image building and woo investments.