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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2791

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Govt decides to confer Gautam Buddhha Int' Peace Award to two Japanese Mayors

Nepal government has decided to confer the first Gautam Buddha International Peace Award jointly to the Mayors of Japanese cities of Hiroshima, Dr Tadatoshi Akiba and Nagasaki, Tomihisa Taue for their contribution to spread the message of non-violence.

Do cheer girls really help cause of cricket, BCCI asked

It was an imported naughty concept to cheer the players—skimpily dressed girls jumping around every time a boundary is hit by a batsman or in soccer matches, when a goal is scored, to excite the wild fans. But is it really needed in a generally conservative India?

Sri Lanka's UNP to face LG elections under Ranil Wickremesinghe's leadership

In a strange twist of turns, Sri Lanka's onetime largest single political party- the United National Party (UNP) which said that it would have a new leader before the local authorities’’ poll, has now decided to face polls under incumbent Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Teach a fitting lesson to opportunistic DMK-CONG alliance: Jayalalithaa urges

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Ms J Jayalalithaa has called upon the people of the state to teach a fitting lesson to the opportunistic alliance of ruling DMK and Congress.

Iran invites foreign experts to visit n-facilities

Iran's state TV says the country welcomes foreign experts to accompany the international envoys invited to visit its nuclear facilities.

Sri Lanka: New Transport Ministry Secretary, Dhammika Perera’s Vallibel One to launch Rs.4 billion with IPO

In the light of Sri Lanka’s Private Bus Owners leaded Gemunu Wijeratne calling off the massive bus strike, amidst Business Magnate Dhammika Perera’s latest appointment as Secretary to the Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Transport; Dhammika Perera owned Vallibel group has recently decide to raise Rs.4 billion in an Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Vallibel One Limited according to a latest stock market research report.

Sri Lanka: Some improvement in the waether pattern expected

Department of Meteorology expects the prevailing adverse weather condition to improve by tomorrow (14th January) afternoon. However, showers will occur at few places in Eastern, North Central, and Uva provinces and in the Hambantota district during the next 36 hours.

Fine Food Australia 2011: Processed Food Industry and Trade fair participation

With the view to promote Sri Lankan processed food and beverage industry, the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, (SLEDB) has decided to participate in the05 to 08 September, 2011 in Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, Victoria, and Australia.

SAARC summit venue under construction

The Addu Convention Centre, where the next SAARC summit will be held is now under construction in the Maldives.

Sri Lanka to spend over Rs.80 million for flood affected

District Secretariats of regions in Northern, Eastern, North Central and Central Provinces, which were affected by heavy rain and flood, were released with Rs. 80 million through Treasury yesterday.

Retailers take profits at Colombo Bourse

Retail selling pressure spurred the momentum with the Laugfs Gas (LGL) rally at Colombo Stock Exchange on Thursday the 13 January 2011, whilst profit taking was witnessed across the board with banking and Investment Trust sectors helped All Share Price Index (ASPI) gain slightly after the early drop. Volatility is to be expected with the high participation of retail investors according to brokers.

Burma’s first parliamentary assembly and the question of self-determination

Burma’s new legislative body is to convene for the first time on January 31, nearly two months after the military-ruled nation held a widely denounced election, the military junta’s media announced on last Monday. The new parliament, it is expected, will honor the final steps of its so-called seven-step roadmap to democracy.

UN supports flood affected people

The United Nations Country Team is supporting the Government of Sri Lanka help over one million people affected by the severe floods caused by torrential rains lashing the country in the last few weeks.

India must resist European pressure to trade away health

India should resist pressure from the European Union to accept, as part of a free trade agreement, harmful provisions that will have a major negative impact on access to affordable medicines, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

Colombo experienced the Coldest Weather for decades

Sri Lanka experienced the coldest climate for several decades yesterday. The temperature in Colombo dropped to 18.8 degrees centigrade which was the lowest in 61 years. The previous coldest weather had been experienced on 4th January, 1950 amounting to 15.2 centigrades.