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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 government provided Rs. 4.6 Billion loan facilities for raising standard of people’s life in the Northern Province

Since the end of the humanitarian operation against the LTTE terrorists in May 2009, the Central Bank sponsored credit programmes have disbursed Rs.4.6 billion to the conflict-affected people and businesses in the Northern Province to uplift standard of people's life standard and promote income generating activities in the region.

Sri Lanka local Government propaganda activities will end from mid-night today

Sri Lanka’s local Government propaganda will come to an end from mid-night today said the Election Department.

Sri Lanka pushes ISO 14001 to local industries with free consultancy offer

Going green is the future for our industries. If we see that the overall preparation of internationally compliant exports as a process, then the ISO 140001 certification becomes a vital driver in the back-office operations of this process, says Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce.

Govt re-measure the height of Mount Everest to end confusion

Amid differing claims on actual height of the Mount Everest, Nepalese government is all set to send its own survey team to measure the height of the height of the world’s tallest peak by next spring. The measurement is expected to be completed within next two-year time.

Phone Hacking Scandal: Rupert Murdoch attacked in Parliamentary Select Committee

The parliamentary hearing into the phone hacking scandal involving the News of the World, suddenly became theatrical, when 80-year-old media tycoon came under attack – and by a man who was young enough to be his grandson.

Sri Lankan Government’s Economic Policies have won the Confidence of the World"

Commenting on the recent decision by two major international rating agencies to upgrade the Sri Lanka's sovereign ratings, Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa said that Sri Lanka has won the confidence of the world on its economic development policies and macroeconomic strategies.

Negative sentiment continues at Colombo

Colombo Stock Indices continued to drop amidst lackluster retail investor participation. Price depreciation of big-cap counters such as John Keells Holdings (JKH), Carsons Cumberbatch (CARS) and Bukit Darah (BUKI) weighed on indices. However, institutional or high net-worth investor participation was witnessed to a certain extent.

2G Spectrum: Arguments on framing of charges to begin

A Delhi court on Tuesday decided to commence from Thursday arguments on framing of charges in the high-profile 2G case in which former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and several corporate honchos have been charge-sheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Land grabbing charges: 18 persons including DMK men arrested - City Police Commissioner says

The Chennai City Police Commissioner J K Tripathy has said that the special police cell nabbed 18 person including DMK persons on the charges of land grabbing, within a span of two weeks.

Sri Lanka to commemorate NAM’s 50th Anniversary

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs and the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) is to co-host to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) and it will be held in Colombo on 21st July, 2011 under the theme “NAM - Half a Century of Achievement : Our Common Vision for the Future”.

Juveniles are involved in chain snatching crimes: 12 persons arrested by police

It was shocking news to the public that juveniles are involved in the chain snatching crime in the city and suburban areas.

USAID wraps up Transition Initiative program launched to support peace process

The U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday announced the completion of its Nepal Transition Initiative (NTI) program that was designed to provide innovative support for Nepal’s peace process and assist the country in its post-conflict transition.

Berlin Vihara - Beacon for the spread of Dhamma in Europe

Asoka Weeraratna, a former leading importer of Swiss watches to Sri Lanka was on his business visits to West Germany in the early 1950s when his attention was drawn to a growing hunger taking place in that war-weary country. People in West Germany, recovering from the devastations of World War II, were looking towards the East for a moral and spiritual philosophy focused on peace and non-violence.

UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator visits Sri Lanka’s north

The newly-appointed head of the United Nations in Sri Lanka, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Subinay Nandy, made his first visit to the north of the country. He arrived Vavuniya yesterday on a two-day mission.

Thai Election Commission's Endorsement Clears Way for Thailand’s First Female PM

Thai Election Commission’s endorsement of Pheu Thai party’s No 1 candidate Yingluck Shinawatra is now officially qualified to be Thailand's first female PM candidate.