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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2404

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U.S. urges Bhutan to take tangible steps to address Bhutanese refugee problems

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration Kelly Clements has urged Bhutan to take tangible immediate steps to resolve the protracted problem of Bhutanese refugees.

Power shortage worsening: Release 1,000 MW from central pool-Jayalalithaa urges PM


Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has urged the prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh to allot 1,00o MW power from the central pool to meet power crisis in the state.

Sri Lanka commits itself to preserve marine resources while celebrating the World Ocean Day

Tomorrow is the World Ocean Day which is a global celebration of ocean conservation, and the products the ocean provides, such as seafood, as well as marine life itself for aquariums, pets, and also a time to appreciate its own intrinsic value. The ocean also provides sea-lanes for International trade.

FCCISL & Industry Ministry unveil first ever full SME Industry package in on-going PPP initiative


The Ministry of Industry and Commerce, has extended its fullest collaboration to the Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) and Sri Lanka’s academia jointly announcing on Thursday June 02 the first ever ‘full package of services’ for country’s Small and Medium Industries (SMEs).

Chinese Telecom Co. bags i-Sri Lanka Project

China's largest telecommunications manufacturer and wireless solutions provider, Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Limited has secured the contract for Sri Lanka’s 3 billion-rupee i-Sri Lanka project aimed at enhancing the fiber optic network in the island.

World Bank appreciated the Sri Lanka’s post war economic growth path –Report

Sri Lanka's post-war economic recovery is greatly appreciated by the World Bank in its Global Economic Prospects report (June 2011), which is released today and said that the India and Sri Lanka will lead the South Asian growth path—reaching 7.9 percent in 2013.

Washington-based National Press Club urges swift probe of Pakistani journalist’s murder

The National Press Club here in Washington on Monday, June 6 hosted representatives of Pakistani news organizations in the United States to mourn the death – or the brutal killing – of Pakistani investigative journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, the Islamabad Bureau Chief for Online Asia Times.

Switch Asia to Green Sri Lankan Hotels

Today things are changing as not only national and international conservation and environment protection agencies demand environmental standards to be followed by the industry, business and services but also the consumers of products and services, are also demand adherence of best practices of protecting environment and conserving water and energy, specially the European customers and such adherence is called for in travel and tourism industry.

History Repeats: Congress and Indian Government in serious crisis

The Indian National Congress (I) and the central Government are now in the deep pit of a very serious crisis.

Was forced to sell stake in Aircel by Maran, former chief tells CBI

Former Union Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran seems to be getting deeper into trouble over the pressure tactics employed on Aircel.

Interest in penny stocks at Colombo

Colombo Stock Indices continued with the negative momentum to close in red. Turnover was lifted by the Power & Energy sector by Panasian Power PLC (PAP).

Sri Lanka’s miracle Doctor Eliyantha White is accused of practicing spiritual healing

Dr. R. Eliyantha Lindsay White, an ayurvedic doctor and a personal physician of President Mahinda Rajapakse, is reported to be a controversial healer dabbling with spirits.

17 newly appointed Heads of Missions are due to take overseas assignments shortly

President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently appointed several Heads of Missions who are due to take up their overseas assignments shortly.

Sri Lanka: Cinnamon Grand Hotel capitalizes from booming interest of country’s investment potential

Given the increasing interest in Sri Lanka's investment potential, the Sri Lanka’s premier five star Colombo City hotel Cinnamon Grand had hosted a number of high profile investor delegations including those from the Royal Bank of Canada and Thani Group Dubai, IIFL India and Credit Suisse Hong Kong to date.

Pope Benedict XVI Accorded Private Audience To Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister


Pope Benedict XVI accorded a private audience to Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera during his official visit to Rome on 18th May, 2011.

Fitch Upgrades Sri Lanka Insurance to 'AA (lka)'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Sri Lanka Insurance Corp Ltd's (SLIC) National Long-Term rating and National Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating to 'AA (lka)' from 'AA-(lka)'. The Outlooks are Stable.

India clears $4.1 billion aircraft deal with US

Marking the biggest defence deal between India and US, the government on Monday gave a green signal to procurement of 10 C-17 heavy-lift military aircraft at a cost of $4.1 billion, weeks after America lost out in the bid for 126 fighter deal.

Czechoslovakia is to assist in Energy development

Czechoslovakia is to provide a Euro 30 Million loan for the development of the north eastern transmission network. This pledge has been given the Czechoslovakian Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister during the discussions held at the Ministry of Power and Energy with the Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka.


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