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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Minister Peiris highlights post-conflict progress made in a short span of time


Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L.Peris pointed out that Sri Lanka has made swift and significant post-conflict progress, and that the country is experiencing unprecedented economic resurgence and stability.

Positive end to the week before Sinhala Tamil New Year at Colombo Bourse

Ahead of the longest annual holiday season in Sri Lanka, with the Sinhala Tamil New Year falling on coming week, Colombo indices surged with investor participation witnessed in selected small and mid cap stocks on Friday the 8 April 2011.

Fighting corruption: Manmohan Singh steps in to resolve deadlock over Hazare demands

Even as social activist Anna Hazare’s fast against corruption entered the fifth day on Friday, there were hectic activities in New Delhi with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stepping in to end the stalemate on Lok Pal Bill.

Sri Lanka: Post Master General made ineffective

Sri Lanka’s Postal Services Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando will be temporarily overseeing the functions of the Post Master General, the Minister Jeevan Kumaratunga told reporters.

Secret Swiss accounts: India will get info from January 2011

India can get information on secret bank accounts from Swiss authorities for cases dating from January 2011, once the revised taxation treaty between the two countries is ratified by the Switzerland Parliament.

Sri Lanka sets new and ambitious 20 Billion exports Target for 2020


Let us make Sri Lanka’s export Industry a 20 billion dollars export business, by 2020. Let us now build on positive vibes from Cricket shows that is surrounding Brand Sri Lanka with its smiling and united people. Along without high quality product range we as a nation can be the ‘Wonder of Asia’ ” said Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce on April 08.

Sri Lanka committed for green jobs-ILO

Sri Lankan government was committed to promote the green jobs initiative and to create more gender sensitive green jobs opportunities in the country, Sri Lanka’s Labour Secretary Upali Wijayaweera said.

Punters get busy as IPL begins: Rs 12,000 crore at stake

After the World Cup, the punters are back in action - thanks to the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Sri Lankan Cricket In A Mess: Kumar & Mahela Should Stay On And March Forward

It was totally unexpected that Kumar Sangakkara would resign from the Captaincy. He was a great fighter for the Sri Lankan team, after taking over from another great contributor Mahela Jayawardene.

India has nuclear energy talks with Japan

India on Friday discussed with Japan, reeling under its worst nuclear crisis in the past six decades, “various aspects” related to atomic energy.

Tilekarathne Dishan to lead Sri Lanka Cricket?

Sri Lanka cricket selectors will appoint, Veteran opener and the highest run-scorer of the recently concluded Cricket World Cup Tournament, 34 year old Tilekarathne Dishan as a new captain to the team shortly, Sri Lanka Cricket Sources said.

Vibrant people's campaign against corruption

Anna Hazare's sitting on indefinite fast in Delhi has galvanized the middle class of this country, which is most vocal against corruption but also the one responsible for most corruption in this country. Corruption is a very contentious issue.

US Human Rights Reports: US Leads by Example – What it expects of other nations

“Societies flourish when they address human rights problems instead of suppressing them. Freedoms from fear makes economies grow as citizens invest, innovate, and participate. Where human rights matter, children grow up with the precious belief that they matter, too; that they should be able to live in dignity and shape their own destinies. People everywhere deserve no less. And we hope that this report will give comfort to the activists, will shine a spotlight on the abuses, and convince those in government that there are other and better ways” reiterated U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton releasing the Human Rights Practices report for the year 2010 covering 190 countries on Friday, April 08 in Washington.


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