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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2739

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Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers approve Housing, Water Supply, Road Construction, Infrastructure development and Health projects

The Government has launched a development programme through the Urban Development Authority to provide housing facilities to the Underserved Settlements in and around Colombo.

Sri Lanka implements several hundred projects for the benefit of people in the war shattered Northern Province

Colombo, 23 June, ( The government is implementing 273 community development projects in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province to bring Northern development in line with the development of other areas.

Daughter Kanimozhi jailed inhumanly: Karunanidhi says

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader M Karunanidhi has said that his daughter Kanimozhi MP is jailed inhumanly in the 2G Spectrum Scam.

WB approves $99 million assistance for cross border electricity transmission project

The World Bank (WB) has approved assistance of $99 million for Nepal-India cross border electricity transmission and trade project that will help the country mitigate power crisis. The assistance comprises of $84 million in loans and remaining in grant.

New Secretariat complex construction Scam: Justice Thangaraj Commission appointed to probe

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) in the state has appointed retired Madras High Court Judge, Justice S Thangaraj to probe into the alleged scam involved in the construction of new Secretariat Complex by the previous DMK government.

UK Sunday Times criticises Channel 4 for its shoddy journalism

AA Gill’s article in the UK Sunday Times has roundly crticised the Channel4 presentation stating Jon Snow’s commentary was intemperate and partisan, and it was all held together by assumptions.

All-party meeting on Lokpal Bill on July 3

An all-party meeting to discuss the government and civil society drafts on the proposed Lokpal Bill will be held on July 3.

The booming tourist industry makes a major impact on Sri Lankan economy

Sri Lanka's booming tourist industry is having a major impact in changing the nature of the economy in the post conflict development process.

On 27th: Sri Lanka Private Bus Owners to call an island wide strike

Sri Lanka’s Private Bus Owners Association said they would call an island wide strike to fulfill their fare hike demands.

Moral policing in Kochi: Woman I-T executive beaten up

A 31-year-old woman working at the IT park in Kochi was attacked by 'moral police' when she was travelling with her male friend to the office at 10 pm. The woman has been hospitalised.

Sri Lanka is to formulate a National Policy on Sports

Minister of Sports Mr. Mahindananda Aluthgamage has said that Sri Lanka’s National Sports Policy will provide solutions and strategies to all problems related to sports, and it would to turn sports into one of the country’s main income generating sector.

Rahul is Italian, can’t become PM: Swamy

One can trust Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy to come up with sensational statements that will hit media headlines. He has questioned whether Rahul Gandhi can aspire to be PM as he had an Italian passport.

New Chinese envoy promises bigger economic assistance

The newly-appointed Chinese ambassador to Nepal Yang Houlan has assured that he will push for more economic cooperation for the development of Nepal during his stay in Kathmandu.

Environment Minister emphasizes that there is no Media restriction in Sri Lanka

Minister of Environment Mr. Anurapa Priyadarshana Yapa said that the Bill presented to Parliament by the Deputy Leader of the United National Party Mr. Karu Jayasuriya was done contrary to the discussions held at the Party Leaders meeting.