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

Monthly archive

Sri Lankan Airlines starts daily flights to Hill Capital Kandy

With a steep growth in tourist arrivals in the country and most of the tourist preferring quick travel to interior parts of the country, the national SriLankan Airlines has begun daily flights to Kandy in the central hills, using float planes to cut a three-hour road journey to 30 minutes for 4,900 rupees one-way and 9,800 rupees return.

Molding Sri Lanka’s graduates into Leaders & Suggestion for National Service

As customary there is much hue & cry over the grand initiative to provide a phased out 3-week leadership training for 22,000 undergraduates with food, lodging (separate for males & females) and attire that will include 171 periods of learning.

Sri Lanka Signs Stand-by Arrangement With UN ForPeacekeeping Operations


Sri Lanka became the 63rd country to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on stand-by arrangements for United Nations peacekeeping operations.

National survival: Invoking the warrior spirit

This month has been a very significant for Sri Lanka in the past four decades. May 21 is National Heroes Day. May 22 Republic Day and May 18 is the Day that the LTTE terrorists were finally crushed after nearly three decades. The event will be celebrated on May 27 on a grand scale.

Our rulers refuse to come out of the US magic spell

I have been writing columns in local and foreign newspapers and websites since 2004. I got spurred into writings after getting perturbed over sudden turn in Pakistan’s geopolitical environments in the aftermath of 9/11 which many in Pakistan viewed as blessings in disguise for Pakistan since Pakistan’s debts had been rescheduled, investments were pouring in, overall economy had begun to come out of the woods and Pakistan came out of isolation.

Laugfs Holdings to diversify in to Education Sector

Laugfs Holdings in a media release stated that Laugfs is entering in to the Education Sector and is having discussions with a number of foreign universities.

115 Media Personnel gets Government Scholarships in Sri Lanka

115 Media personnel were awarded scholarships to enhance their professional performances, A function in this regard was held on Thursday at the Ministry of Mass Media and Information under the chairmanship of the Deputy Minister of Economic Development Mr. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene.

McCreery wins teenage duel

You close your eyes, you will never imagine that you are listening to a 17 year old; such was the voice of the talented country singer Scotty McCreery. He mesmerized the audience with his unbelievable voice and singing style.

Bilateral Air Services signed between India and Sri Lanka

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Bilateral Air Services between the Governments of Sri Lanka and India was signed in New Delhi. Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam and Shri Naseem Zaidi, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation of India signed yesterday the MOU on behalf of respective Governments.

World Bank funds Rs. 16,650 Million Metro Colombo Urban Development Project of Sri Lanka

The Cabinet of Ministers of Sri Lanka met under the chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa approved yesterday the Metro Colombo Urban Development Project at a cost of Rs. 16,650 Million, which will be funded by the World Bank. The proposal was submitted by the President.

Story Of Three Positive Doughty Women: Down But Not Out

Their grit and determination affirms our faith in the power of womanhood. Fighting against all odds, they have risen like the Phoenix, and continue to rise high, taking others along with them, transforming lives.

Sri Lanka: Omanthai railway station opened today after 21 years

Sri Lanka today extended the operations of the Yal Devi train up to the war torn Omanthai railway station after 21 years, said Sri Lanka Railway Department.


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