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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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Sri Lanka launches a programme to minimize dependency on Wheat Flour

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka, in association with several key stakeholders and two State Banks has launched a loan scheme to facilitate entrepreneurs to establish rice flour factories with latest state of the art milling technology. The loan scheme named as “ Viskam Loan Scheme” (the Competence Loan Scheme) has been established to promote rice based industries in the country with a view to utilize excess rice to produce value added agro based products such as confectionary and bakery items including bread.

BIMSTEC Secretariat to be set up in B'desh; Sri Lanka to get its first General Secy

Member countries of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multisectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) have agreed to set up its secretariat in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.

Three bills returned to Parliament

President Mohamed Nasheed has returned the Privileges Bill, National Language (Priority) Bill and the Thalassaemia Bill to Parliament for reconsideration.

America’s desire to play a great game in Afghanistan

War on terror has entered tenth year but the US is still clueless when and how it will terminate the war. One of the reasons for its lack of progress is that in its given set of priorities, Afghanistan was accorded lower priority since it was considered an almost accomplished affair.

No early disclosure of Indian names in Swiss bank accounts

India may have to wait till at least next year for information from Switzerland on possible black money trail to Swiss banks, as a treaty for the same might come into force only by the end of 2011.

Sri Lanka: The Finance PLC to sell two of its properties

Sri Lanka’s oldest financial power house, Ceylinco owned The Finance Company (TFC) PLC which had been in the forefront of creating confidence in country’s finance industry continuously for four generations has recently call for sealed offers to sell two of its properties, which are the benchmarks of the company.

I am always with you and I have never run away from my people - Minister Douglas


Minister Douglas Devananda appealed to the Tamil People to Face the Future with Confidence. He said I am always with you and I have never run away from my people.

Flag-hoisting in Srinagar: BJP slams PM for “surrender to separatists”

Attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for opposing its proposed flag hoisting at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, the BJP on Sunday accused the Centre and the state government of "surrendering" to separatists who have declared that they will not let the tricolour be unfurled.

Sri Lankan context has changed admits World Tamil Movement (WTM)

In the wake of a ruling by a Canadian Federal Court ordering the forfeiture of property belonging to Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) front organization- World Tamil Movement (WTM), pro-Tiger groups in Canada and elsewhere are beginning to accept the ground reality prevailing in Sri Lanka, where Tamils want reconciliation and development rather than secession and civil strife.

Sri Lanka: Environmental Resources to announce platinum subsidiary sale-Analyst

The all time popular stock since 2009 among Sri Lanka’s listed companies - Environmental Resources Investment PLC or much popular GREG had recently sold its major stake in a platinum company through its offshore investment company, Environmental Resources Ltd. in British Virgin Islands, according a top stock market analyst in the country.

Sanath Jayasuriya strongly refutes malicious reports against him.

Sri Lanka’s star batsman Sanath Jayasuriya strongly and remorsefully reject malicious reports against him and claims that these are sadistic attempts by his political opponents to mutilate his political career.


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