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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2730

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UN Climate Change Convention: Sri Lanka’s Palitha Kohona frustrated Of the outcome in Cancun

Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nation Dr. Palitha Kohona who just attended the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Cancun, Mexico expressed disappointment of the outcome of deliberations at the venue. He says it ended with ‘some’ hope but ‘much’ frustration and ‘considerable’ visible disappointment.

Sri Lanka recent flooding causes Rs. 30 billion loss

The most devastating floods that had battered the Eastern coast of Sri Lanka and wreaked havoc in most parts of the island had cost the emerging economy a staggering Rs. 30bn or US $ 27mn.

Whither Sri Lanka’s Wonder Of Asia Ambition?

There are no arguments among Sri Lankan expatriates or Sri Lankans, who are living in the country that the defeat of Prabhakaran and his terrorist war strategy in the country under the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapakse has economically boosted the opportunity to achieve economic independence.

Right-wing extremist group plotted Ajmer blast, confesses religious leader

The 2007 Ajmer Sharif blast was carried out to deter Hindus from going to the famous shrine and the act was carried out by a group of extremists whose members belonged to both majority and minority communities, Swami Aseemanand, an accused in the case has reportedly said in his confessional statement.

Sri Lanka: CA extends Status Quo preventing arrest of MD of Oak-Ray Wood Carving on the impugned its development within Sigiriya

The Court of Appeal yesterday (10) extended existing state of affairs till February 9 preventing the imminent arrest of the Managing Director of the Oak-Ray Wood Carving in respect of its impugned development situated within 400 yards from the Sigiriya Rock.

Unrecognized Dangers Of Formaldehyde

The Cancer Prevention Coalition is drawing public attention to a two page article in the New York Times, "When Wrinkle-Free Clothing Also Means Formaldehyde Fumes," published on December 10, 2010, which stated that "formaldehyde is commonly found in a broad range of consumer products."

Unfavorable weather to continue in Sri Lanka

From yesterday onwards, due to the influence of the atmospheric disturbances, the showery weather with strong winds at times will continue over most parts of the country during the next 36 hours, according to Department of Meteorology.

Sudan: Secession is imminent for want of a Rajapaksa

The people of Sudan are sad today. The South of Sudan is in the process of receding and a referendum is being held now, asking the people of the South as to whether they want to establish a separate State. It is only the people in South Sudan that are voting!

Bus strike called off in Sri Lanka

Lanka Private Bus Owners Association yesterday cancelled the 24 hour bus strike, which was to kick-off from midnight on 10th January 2011.

Cooperate to conduct the house smoothly: TN assembly speaker Avudaiappan appeals to the opposition

Speaker R. Avudaiappan said on Monday, as far as he knew the Opposition parties had not boycotted the Governor's address.

Sri Lanka donates a consignment black Tea to the victims of flash floods in Queensland

Sri Lanka Government donated a consignment of black Tea, as relief assistance for the victims of the recent flash floods in the State of Queensland, which has caused immense damage to over 200,000 people in the State of Queensland.

Over 200,000 acres of paddy land destroyed by floods in Sri Lanka

Heavy rains, landslides, and strong gusty winds continue to devastate several districts in Sri Lanka, with looming danger of an outbreak of water-born epidemics. The floods have inundated 200,000 acres of paddy lands in the 5 major paddy cultivation districts and it is estimated that rice harvest in the next season may go down by over 360,000 tons which could precipitate a food shortages in the country in the coming months.