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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Australia Supports Mine Clearance in Sri Lanka

Australia released an additional Rs. 480 million (A$4.25 million) for demining in Sri Lanka. This additional funding will enable local and international demining agencies to continue accelerated mine surveys, clearance and mine risk education in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. It will also support mine action coordination activities led by the Sri Lanka National Mine Action Centre.

Hollywood Actress Moore talks to PM on combating women trafficking

Hollywood Actress Demi Moore has held discussions with Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal on ways to combat women trafficking.

Sri Lanka is to establish National Organic Control Authority

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal made by the Minister of Industry and Commerce Mr. Rishard Bathiudeen for the establishment of a National Organic Control Authority to facilitate the Export of Organic Products.

Indian govt donates over four dozens vehicles

Indian government on Thursday donated over three dozen vehicles earlier being used by United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) to the government of Nepal.

Maldives to send peacekeepers to UN

The Maldives is planning to send peacekeepers to UN operations in a bid to gain experience, National Security Advisor Ameen Faisal said in New York.

Spectrum probe: PAC asks top bureaucrats in PMO, CBI chief to depose

The Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee headed by BJP leader M.M. Joshi seems to be in a desperate hurry to upstage the Joint Parliamentary Committee which was formed under vigorous opposition pressure.

Stabilization time at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock Indices gained marginally amidst low turnover levels on Thursday the 7 April 2011.

Sri Lanka- Two committees to oversee nuclear plant project

Sri Lanka has appointed two committees to oversee the feasibility study on the Countries nuclear plant project that is to be constructed in Sri Lanka, Soon.

Sri Lankan Central Bank should increase bank interest rates-HSBC

Sri Lanka’s strong economic growth momentum could continue despite rising global oil prices if the Central Bank is proactive and increase interest rates in a bid to contain raising domestic inflation, Global banking giant HSBC said.

India, Pakistan Commerce Secretaries to hold talks

In a bid to give a new push to the India-Pakistan trade ties and enhance economic engagement between the two nations, Commerce Secretaries of both the countries will meet in Islamabad on April 27 and 28.

Sri Lankan cricket in turmoil due to politics - Mangala

Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian, Mangala Samaraweera has claimed that the game of cricket in Sri Lanka was in crisis due to extreme politicization.

India, Japan talks focus on balancing China

India and Japan on Thursday started an economic-strategic dialogue, an exercise that promises to have important strategic ramifications regarding balancing China.

Sri Lanka: President appoints new secretary to Ministry of Postal Services

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed Presidential Adviser on Sports and the Chairman of National Olympic Committee, Hemasiri Fernando as the new secretary to Ministry of Postal Services.

Emerging global mandate to save 36 million lives from Non-Communicable Diseases

According to 'The Lancet', non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mainly heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancers, and chronic respiratory disease, are responsible for two out of every three deaths worldwide and the toll is rising.

Sri Lanka's biggest state bank to promote stock trading business among rural masses

It is reported that only few people in the Sri Lankan community are actively involved in the stock market business especially in the Western Province and few other metropolitans outside the Western Province and it is due to lack of awareness and minimum access for rural people to enter into this type of alternative investment avenues.

Royal wedding cake has Gujarati icing

There will be a Gujarati connection to the Royal wedding cake. It has emerged that Prince William and Kate Middleton have chosen a cake company run by a Gujarati in Leicestershire. Baker Fiona Cairns, who is married to Kishore Patel, will make the wedding cake.

CSW Urges EU To Support Inquiry Into Crimes Against Humanity In Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is urging the European Union to support calls for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma, ahead of a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers on 12 April.