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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Languages create union instead of division

His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith called upon the present day generation of Youth, please help create a new culture of communion in this country among the people specially among our own people by learning both Sinhalese and Tamil languages to value each other’s language and culture.

The Onset of New Ice Age

We are freezing in London and so are the rest of inhabitants all over the British Isles. The first wave of heavy snowfall hit London around midday on Friday, when the hourly weather forecast had indicated just a cloudy afternoon. So, it was a bolt from the blue, for most of the beleaguered residents.

Sri Lanka: New electricity tariffs to affect Hotels, Ceramics, manufacturing industries and household income

Despite a booming time in economy and one of the luxurious industries such as tourism, a number Sri Lanka’s top industries including the cushioning sector of tourism such as hotels and ceramics had expressed their gloomy concerns of the new electricity tariff s that are yet to come for implementation on early 2011.

Sri Lanka: Ban Ki Moon praises the flexibility of President Mahinda Rajapaska

United Nations’ Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, has praised President Mahinda Rajapaska for his flexibility shown in resolving the issue of the visit of United Nation Expert Panel on Sri Lanka.

Rahul remarks set off political row

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged that inputs provided by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi that "radicalised Hindu groups" could pose a bigger threat than outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba were responsible for the "pro-Pakistan policies" of the US.

Sri Lanka rights probe urged by US lawmakers

In the latest bid by the West to interfere with Sri Lankan affairs, dozens of United States lawmakers urged a global probe into alleged rights violations by Sri Lanka in the last stages of its civil war, saying Colombo's own efforts do not ensure accountability.

Nasheed supports Cancun outcome; Urges legally binding deal

Strongly backing the recently concluded Cancun Agreements, Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed says he hoped it would “form the basis of a new legally-binding treaty to tackle climate change,” in a letter sent to Mexican President Felipe Calderón.

UK court rejects Govt bid to limit immigrants’ entry

New Delhi is happy that UK’s High Court has nullified the government's decision to introduce a cap on number of skilled workers from India and other non-EU countries, saying the limit imposed without a parliamentary scrutiny is 'unlawful.'

A stagnant week in Colombo Bourse

Sri Lanka Stock Indices ended the week with ASPI and MPI declining 1.18% and 0.89% respectively. Low volume and turnover levels were witnessed throughout the week ended on Friday December 17.

A danger ahead

Various statements issued by foreign diplomats in Colombo concerning the affairs of the host country, including what is revealed by the most recent Wikileaks secret US Embassy cables, are typical examples of permitting foreign diplomats, especially from USA and Europe, appointed to Sri Lanka to involve in Sri Lanka’s internal matters.

Sri Lankan govt. says no decision on dropping of Tamil version of national anthem

Sri Lankan government has denied reports that so far no decision has been taken over the dropping of the singing of national anthem in Tamil at official functions.
A minister told the Asian Tribune that no firm decision was taken up and said that the contentious issue was ‘postponed’.

Public Finance Act a “weapon” killing my policies: President Nasheed

Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed called the ratified amendment to the Public Finance Act “a weapon” that killed the government’s social benefits to the people.