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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2832

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To Continue the welfare measures, support DMK government: Karunanidhi tells people

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK president M Karunanidhi has called upon the people to support his government to continue the welfare measures implemented by his government for the past five years.

Sri Lanka approves 23 Industrial Projects for the Hambantota Port Industrial Zone

The Sri Lankan Government has approved 23 project proposals for setting up industries in the Hambantota district.

250 workers repatriated amid violence in Libya

Some 250 stranded Nepali workers in Libya have arrived Kathmandu following efforts made by the government to evacuate them from the strife-torn Libya.

Percentage of women in the armed forces will be increased: Defence Minister A K Antony

The Union Defence Minister A K Antony has said the percentage of women in the armed forces will be increased in phases.

Sri Lanka’s US $ 500mn Trincomalee Coal Power Plant deal to be sealed soon

Sri Lanka’s much-delayed Trincomalee Coal Power Plant and Sri Lanka-India undersea power link deals are to be sealed in the very near future with several hurdles over the agreements being cleared.

Palestinian Girls To Play Football In Sri Lanka

Palestine Sri Lanka relations will take a great leap when for the first time a sports team visits Sri Lanka in March.

Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed calls on Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed called on Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (February 26, 2011) at Temple Trees, in a brief visit to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Small Hydro power projects to add 350 MW by 2020

The most successfully run renewable energy generated power source in country, Small Hydro power projects as a whole is targeting to increase its contribution to national grid by next decade while achieving 6.8% of Sri Lanka’s electricity requirement.

Probe ordered into deaths of women post-delivery

An inquiry was finally ordered on Sunday into the death of 13 women post-delivery in a span of 11 days after they were allegedly administered contaminated intravenous fluids at two government hospitals in Rajasthan.

Weekly Spotlight:Tit-for-tat politics

The on-again-off-again rift between Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed and his Vice President Dr. Mohamed Waheed has now triggered a swap in key government positions.

India joins nations at UN Council to slap sanctions against Libya

ndia and 14 other members of the powerful UN Security Council have unanimously slapped "biting sanctions" on the Gaddafi regime in the form of an arms embargo, asset freezes and travel ban and also ordered an international war crimes probe into the bloodshed in Libya.

International Exhibitions for Textile and Garment sector in Sri Lanka

CEMS-Global USA a Multinational Exhibition Organizer, who launched its operations in Sri Lanka last year as ‘CMS-Lanka’ is present once again with three comprehensive international Exhibitions focused to the entire textile and garment sector of Sri Lanka which would be held from 3rd to 5th March at Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre, Colombo.

TN-Elections 2011: DMK will continue in power for another five years- Karunanidhi hopes

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK leader M Karunanidhi has said that his government will return to power in the forth coming assembly elections and he will continue as chief minister for another five years.

Tourism is more of glamour and hype than an industry

Dr Nalaka Godahewa, Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority speaking during the signing of an MOU between Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) and the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AmCham) on training youth on tourism, said that he did not consider tourism so much as an industry, nevertheless, it is extremely important to a country like Sri Lanka due to few reasons. He said that tourism is more of glamour and hype than an industry.

Tamil Nadu stands high in poll irregularities: Ex. CEC Gopalaswami says

Former Chief Election Commissioner of India(CECI) N Gopalaswami has said, Tamil Nadu state ranks high in poll irregularities owing to use of money power.

Sri Lanka’s participation in the New York Times Travel Show yield valuable results

Sri Lanka’s participation at the "The New York Times Travel Show" held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Centre in New York City from February 25-27, yielded valuable results. Sri Lanka Tourism and SriLankan Airlines took part at this premier travel event.