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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2729

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Optimism marks India, Pakistan Foreign Secretaries talks

Voicing “a great sense of confidence, optimism and determination,” India and Pakistan on Thursday opened their two-day Foreign Secretary-level talks in Islamabad and discussed the issue of peace and security, including confidence-building measures on Kashmir.

Winehouse lives up to her name!

Amy Winehouse winner of 5 Grammys ‘Back to Back,’ which sold more than 10 million copies worldwide is living up to her namesake by becoming a slave to alcohol.

Colombo Stock Indices turn further red

A lackluster market saw Colombo Stock Indices dip further on Thursday the 23 June 2011, amidst both margin calls and panic selling. The lack of buying interest suggests that most investors may have adopted a wait and see policy, expecting a further decline as the monthend approaches.

Sri Lanka: Fonseka’s Writ appl. against verdict of 2nd CM to be taken on June 28

The Writ application filed by the former Army Commander challenging the verdict to the 2nd Court Martial that imposed him a sentence of 30 months of rigorous imprisonment was yesterday (22) fixed to be resumed for hearing on June 28 by the Court of Appeal.

The Boom And Bust Of China's Rise

In 1994, Management guru Peter Drucker told Japanese retail tycoon Isao Nakauchi that even though Chinese market is very attractive, it still has more system risks than others and China will eventually face very serious inflation. And “the bubble is both much bigger and more extended than the bubble that burst in Japan a few years ago.”

Sri Lanka’s ICT workforce doubled within last 4 years- National ICT survey

During the past four years the country’s Information technology workforce grew by 100 percent, said Reshan Dewapura, Chief Executive officer of ICT Agency of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: Writ appl. against resignation of Heads of Dept. of Peradeniya University withdrawn

The Writ application against the purported resignation of virtual Heads of Department of Peradeniya University was yesterday (22) withdrawn by the petitioner of the purported undergraduate student.

Ready to face bullets, says Anna Hazare

Civil society activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said he was not afraid of death and dared the government to fire bullets in the event of his going on fast to press for a strong Lokpal Bill.

Sri Lanka’s private bus fares increased

Sri Lanka’s Private Transport Minister C.B Rathnayake yesterday granted approval for increased the private bus fares by 7.6% and the minimum fare 6 rupees to 7 rupees.

Farewell call on the Deputy Minister of External Affairs by Ambassador of Myanmar

Ambassador of the Union of Myanmar to Sri Lanka U Ohn Thwin made a farewell call on the Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera at the ministry.

A novel step to stimulate a new export culture …..Expo Bazaar 2011

Expo Bazaar 2011, a novel intervention in recognizing the efforts of the exporter community in developing the economy of the country which was held from 8th to 10th April, at the Green Path, Colombo was concluded successfully.

Freed Indian sailors from Suez arrive in Delhi

After 10 months in the captivity of Somali pirates, six Indian sailors of M V Suez vessel touched down on home soil on Friday to an emotional welcome from family members.