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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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ICC world cup: Statistics and commentators

Sri Lanka has beaten England in a fine style by 10 wickets and almost 10 overs to spare. But once England scored 229 runs the TV commentators were in the view that “England put a good score to fight with Sri Lanka”.

Bomb explosion inside passenger bus leaves six injured

Reminding everyone of similar incidents during decade-long Maoist armed insurgency that came to an end in 2006, an unidentified group on Saturday afternoon detonated a bomb inside a passenger bus at Paparawa area of Nepalgunj in mid-western part of the country.

Letter from America: the dying days of a modern-day dinosaur

It takes long time for a carcass of an elephant to decay compared to small animals like a rat. The signs are all too visible these days that the United States of America is dying or decaying. It is not as strong economically as it used to be some two decades ago.

Highway of Hope and Resilience – Ultimate Monument to Japanese Work Ethics

We know very well that there are plenty of places on this planet, where even a pothole on a highway could not be repaired in six days, let alone a major crack, even if the countries in question have not been subjected to a segment of Nature’s wrath.

Sri Lanka: Former owners write off debt from dud company Infrastructure Developers

Infrastructure Developers (IDL) PLC in a filling to Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) recently said that Asia 2000 Investments Inc. and East West Enterprises Ltd. had decided to write off the outstanding liabilities due from Infrastructure Developers PLC amounting to Rs.24.825 million and Rs.11.1 million respectively.

Towards Developmental Despotism

The Rajapaksas have solved the dilemma that was the Colombo Municipal Council in characteristic fashion. They will not abolish the CMC, nor even suspend it. They will merely render it impotent and irrelevant.

World Cup: Sri Lanka crushes England to enter semi-finals

Sri Lanka booked a World Cup semifinal clash with New Zealand by inflicting a crushing ten-wicket defeat over England in their quarterfinal match in Colombo.

Activist Agnivesh attacked by SPOs in Naxal area

A large mob of Special Police Officers (SPOs) of the Chhattisgarh police and members of the Salwa Judum attacked social activist Swami Agnivesh as he attempted to deliver relief to a village allegedly torched by security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Saturday.

‘Sri Lanka’s 10,000 NDT diploma-holders to play a key role in post conflict rebuilding’ - Minister Bathiudeen


At least three of the current Sri Lankan Cabinet Ministers have passed out from the National Diploma in Technology (NDT) institute at Moratuwa. And the NDT diploma-holders will be playing a key role in rebuilding the country in the aftermath of the conflict, says Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce.

Ambassador-designate Admiral Karannagoda assumes duties in Tokyo

Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to Japan assumed duties in Tokyo on Friday, 25th March 2011, paying special emphasis on the strong bilateral relations between Japan and Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: World Bank to help knowledge resources

Sri Lanka's continued progress towards upper middle income status is critically dependent on a productive and highly skilled labor force says visiting World Bank's managing director Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin.

Non-Communicable Diseases Outsmart Infectious Diseases

Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) - cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes - are no longer diseases of the wealthy. They are responsible for 8 million deaths in the world’s poorest billion, largely composed of children and young adults.

Nepal Army Chief off to US

A day after the visiting Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Chief General Chen Bingde wrapped up his three-day visit to Nepal, Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) of Nepal General Chhatra Man Singh Gurung left for United States for a two-week visit on Saturday.


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