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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2784

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Riding cycles, bullock carts, BJP protests petrol price hike

Riding cycles, cycle rickshaws and even bullock carts, a large number of Bharatiya Janata Party workers held a demonstration on Parliament Street on Tuesday to protest against the rise in the prices of all essential commodities and the recent hike in petrol prices.

Sri Lanka: Local and International Governing Bodies “Linking-up” to combat Illegal Wildlife Trade

The Sri Lanka Wildlife Enforcement Network, the local alliance of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) together with international governing bodies recently announced the launch of the National Consultation Workshop 2011 themed “Linking up with South Asia.”

Indian foreign Secretary in Kathmandu on a three-day ‘good-will’ visit

Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao arrived in Kathmandu on a three-day good will visit to the northern neighbor, Tuesday.

CWG scam: Parliament panel grills Urban ministry officials, civic agencies

After CVC and CBI, the conduct of the 2010 Commonwealth Games is now under the scrutiny of a Parliamentary committee which grilled top officials of the Urban Development Ministry and civic agencies, seeking details about various construction projects.

Maldives Geneva mission to be relocated

The Maldives diplomatic mission in Geneva will be moved to the newly opened Commonwealth Small State Office.

Sri Lanka: Dissident TNA Parliamentarian Piyasena challenges his expulsion

The Special application filed by dissident Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Perumpulli Hewage Piyasena challenging his expulsion was yesterday (18) re-fixed by the Supreme Court to be taken up on January 24 and 25 for special hearing.

Sri Lanka targets to double Ornamental Fish Exports

Sri Lanka’s Fisheries Ministry has made arrangements to double the income from the export of ornamental fish within the next three years. Presently the income earned per year from the export of ornamental fish amounts to Rs. 920 Million.

Crisis in Lanka power monopoly worsens as Directors turn to the AG

The crisis situation between the Board of Directors (BoD) and the powerful trade unions within the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Sri Lanka’s state run electricity monopoly, is reportedly worsening.

Rome website - a strategic reach out to the public

In a bid to reach-out strategically with the Italian and Sri Lankan public in Italy, Sri Lanka’s Embassy in Rome launched the official website of the Embassy in Rome on last Thursday.

Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris receives donation of

The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Colombo Yang Xiuping handed over a cash donation to the Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris as relief assistance to the victims of the recent floods in Sri Lanka, at the Ministry of External Affairs, today. Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa was present at the donation ceremony.

LTTE trying to re-establish in Canada – Ottawa Citizen

Security intelligence authorities are warning that exiled LTTE leaders are re-establishing their violent separatist movement in Canada.

Chinese President in Washington as two nations’ agenda broaden

Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in the United States Tuesday, 18 January to open talks between the two nations in issues that have deep seated disagreements.