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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

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3 Weeks Training Programme for University new entrants successfully inaugurated by President Mahinda

President Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurated the Leadership and Positive Attitude Development Training for the University new entrants at Temple Trees this morning.

Sri Lanka is a country unique with 8 Categories of Tourism

The tourism industry has shown a fast recovery from the slump in 2009 registering a growth of 6% in 2010. The top ten markets have accounted for 73% of arrivals in which India and UK have become the fastest growing markets.

Sri Lanka has the fullest capability to resolve her own issues – China’s Foreign Minister


External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris was received on Tuesday by Mr. Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China, at the Foreign Ministry in Beijing.

Sri Lanka is to hold a 3 day Seminar under the theme ‘Defeating terrorism - the Sri Lankan experience’

Sri Lanka is to hold a 3 day international seminar to apprise the international community about the role of the Sri Lankan Security forces in the humanitarian operation carried out in April/May 2009 to rescue nearly 300,000 innocent Tamil population who were being held as a human shield by the Tiger Terrorists.

14th TN Assembly begins: Newly elected members sworn-in


The newly-elected members of the fourteenth assembly took the oath on Monday on the first session of the Tamil Nadu Assembly, at Fort St. George, after the Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK swept to power in the recently held elections for the Tamil Nadu State Assembly.

Emotional Karunanidhi--Kanimozhi meeting in Delhi jail

An emotional M Karunanidhi met his daughter and DMK MP Kanimozhi, arrested in connection with the second generation mobile telephony spectrum allocation case, at the Tihar jail in Delhi and spent nearly an hour with her on Monday.

Minister killed in the accident: Jayalalithaa pays homage to Mariam Pitchai- Orders CBCID probe into the mysterious accident


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has paid homage by placing a wreath on the body of her ministerial colleague N Mariam Pitchai, who was killed in a road accident on Monday morning and ordered a CB-CID probe into the mishap.

Terror attack at Karachi: India expresses sadness

India on Monday expressed sadness over the loss of lives in the terror attack in Karachi and issued an alert to all the states in its aftermath to step up vigil.
Home minister P Chidambaram said the attack on Pakistan Navy's air base has once again highlighted the fact that India lives in a troubled neighbourhood.

League of Buddhist Nations - An idea whose time has come

Today, Buddhism has a greater appeal in the West due to an increasing number of people in these countries showing a preference for a philosophy and ethical system that places a high emphasis on peace, non – violence and compassion towards all sentient beings. This is the way forward in the dissemination and practice of Buddhism throughout the world.

Terror accused arrest: New Delhi in touch with France

India on Monday said it was in close touch with French authorities over the arrest of terror accused Mohammad Niaz Abdul Rashid, who hails from Tamil Nadu and allegedly associated with SIMI, but insisted that no Indian national had been hired by him.

From Breakdowns To Breakthroughs

It was indeed an empowering experience for all of us women, and the few men, present at the Valedictory Session of the Leadership for Results (L4R) programme, where 17 undaunted, women living with HIV were lauded for their grit and determination on completion of this L4R training programme.

Commonwealth weightlifting silver medalist Chinthana Vidanage, second sportsman accused of taking a banned substance

Sri Lankan boxer Manju Wanniarachchi who was guilty of taking performance enhancing drugs at the 2010 Commonwealth Games has yesterday announced his retirement from the sport.

LTTE leaders in the Netherlands played a key role in funding war in Sri Lanka - Dutch judiciary

LTTE leaders in the Netherlands played a key role in funding war in Sri Lanka - Dutch judiciary.

Dilshan off to a fine start!

The newly appointed Sri Lankan skipper Dilshan Tilekeratne has so far lived upto the expectations of the selectors in winning both warm up matches against Middlesex at Uxbridge and England Lions at Derby. His skills of captaincy were robust, demanding, challenging and confusing to the opponents.

Only a skilled youth force could face new challenges – Minister Basil Rajapaksa

The country needs a skilled force to face the new world. Sri Lanka’s Minister of Economic Development Mr. Basil Rajapaksa said that the country needs a disciplined and skilled force to face the future challenges of the new world. The Minister made these comments yesterday while participating at a function held in Attanagalle.

Bohra Community to support economic growth

To mark the 100th birthday of Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin Saheb (TUS), Spiritual Leader of the World Bohra Community, a three day Trade and Commerce exhibition was held at the Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre (SLECC) and it was declared open by Chamal Rajapaksa, Speaker of Parliament. It was organized by Anjuman E Saifi (Sri Lanka) Trust.

Gulf Air Launches Unique Aviation Workshop for Journalists

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has launched a unique specialist aviation workshop for journalists.


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