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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2956

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Wheat flour based food are reported to be spreading malnutrition and anemia in Sri Lanka

A study conducted by the Medical Research Institutde of the Ministry of Health has found that malnutrition and anemia are spreading fast in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka’s New IGP N.K. Illangakoon sworn in

Sri Lanka’s Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police N.K. Illangakoon was sworn in as the 33rd Inspector General of Police at a ceremony held at the Police Headquarters today morning.

Saudi Arabia donates a consignment of Dates to Sri Lankan Muslims

Saudi Arabia has donated 150 metric tons of dates to Sri Lanka for distribution at mosques during the forthcoming holy month of Ramadan.

News Analysis: Numbers game in Parliament

It was only in May that the Maldives ruling party saw its number of parliamentarians going up to 34—giving the party a major boost.

Sun Picture chief executive Hansraj Saxena arrested by police: One crore cheating charges registered

On a one crore cheating complaint filed by film distributor from Salem, the city police has arrested Sun Pictures chief executive Hansraj Saxena.

All-party meet: Manmohan Singh says Lokpal can’t work outside Statute

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had convened the meeting of all political parties in the backdrop of differences between the representatives of government and civil society in the drafting committee on certain provisions of the bill. In the run up to the meeting, Anna Hazare and his team of activists met with leaders of several parties to explain his position on the Bill.

Sri Lanka: Central Industries in search of an industrial land near Colombo

Central Industries PLC (CIND) has recently said that the company is looking for 1 to 2 acres of buildable land near Colombo.

Use of Sulphur Dioxide in processing of Cinnamon – EU Accepts

The European Union (EU) has allowed Sri Lanka’s request for the use of Sulphur Dioxide in the processing of Cinnamon. Sulphur dioxide (SO2) has been used for 2 purposes, viz for its biocidal activity and for bleaching.

Thai PM Abhisit concedes defeat in polls

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has conceded his party lost national elections to the opposition led by the sister of ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra, reports from Bangkok said.

“Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields” , the documentary to be screened in Four Corners on ABC 1

Earlier LTTE in their long drawn armed movement was well known for filming their battles with the Sri Lankan government forces. They were their filming their activities as in the past, to utilize these films for their propaganda purposes. They have published them in their TV / Radio channel called Tamil Eelam National TV, Tamil TV Network and Voice of Tigers (VOT) and screened especially at their combat training camps as a tool to inspire their cadres, pointed out Mahinda Attanayake (President SPUR NZ)

Maid who framed ex-IMF chief found to be a hooker

The Guinean maid, who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault, was also working as a prostitute, a media report has claimed, which would come as a big relief to Kahn.

Even though My head is Bloody Yet I am Unbowed

These words were taken from a poem by our beloved Bogyoke Aung San, father of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, during his university days when Burma was struggling against the British imperialism.

Lakhs gather to watch Puri Rath Yatra

Lakhs of devotees and tourists turned out to witness the grand spectacle of the famous Rath Yatra of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra in the coastal town of Puri on Sunday.

Drawdown of American troops has finally arrived

Proxy war fought by Pakistan at the behest of USA in 1980s in return for $3.5 billion assistance proved too costly for Pakistan. It had to live with menaces of Kalashnikovs, sectarianism, extremism and now terrorism. Drug culture came for the first time.