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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2785

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New Study Will Make People Think Twice About How They Discard Food Waste

A new study about the impact of various food waste disposal systems has shown that putting it into a garbage disposer results in lower global warming potential than putting it in the trash and sending it to a landfill. That’s a key finding of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) commissioned by InSinkErator, a division of Emerson, and the world’s leading manufacturer of food waste disposers.

Sri Lanka President paid his last respects to late Deshamanya H.K. Dharmadasa

The funeral of Sri Lanka’s well known business tycoon H.K. Dharmadasa, founder of the Nawaloka Group, took place at the General Cemetery Colombo today evening.

The End of Riots in England: Looters are in hiding

With the exposure of photos by both national and local newspapers and police web sites, the teenage looters who ran amok in London, Birmingham and Manchester are finally making a futile attempt to hide themselves from the police, knowing very well that the long arm of the law is flexing its muscles.

U.S. unmanned drone attacks in Pak-Afghan region cause civilian casualties

Despite credible investigative reports confirm that the American CIA unmanned drone attacks in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region have taken a high civilian toll the authorities in the Obama administration claim zero civilian casualties and no collateral damages.

King Abdullah to lay foundation stone of Holy Haram expansion project

King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, will within the next few days lay the foundation stone of the King Abdullah expansion project in the Holy Haram in Makkah and will inaugurate a number of development projects in the Two Holy Mosques and holy sites, Al-Riyadh Arabic daily reported Thursday.

Hazare fast over Lokpal “unjustified”, says Chidambaram

The Centre on Friday said that Anna Hazare’s plan to go on fast from August 16 on Lokpal issue is “unjustified” at this stage, when it is moving forward on the passage of the Bill.

Sri Lanka Ashok Pathirage led Softlogic buys Asian Alliance Insurance PLC

Sri Lanka's Ashok Pathirage led Platinum Conglomerate; Softlogic group on 12 August brought a 73.53% stake of Asian Alliance Insurance PLC (AAIC) that is owned by Malaysian based investor led Asia Capital and Fast Gain International.

Sri Lanka launches a survey to count its wild elephants

Sri Lanka’s first National Elephant Survey commenced today with thousands of workers, soldiers and volunteers fanned out across Sri Lanka despite a boycott by some wildlife groups.

Mamata Banerjee offers fresh package to Maoists

A day after the fierce gun battle at Lakhanpur jungle in Jungle Mahal between Maoists and joint forces, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appealed to them to give up violence and offered a fresh package.

Foreign Investment has a very Important Role in Development of a Nation: The Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The apex chamber would continue to support all efforts to enhance foreign as well as domestic investment in the country, said Hameed Akhtar Chadda, Chairman FPCCI Capital Office while talking to Chairman Board of Investment Saleem H. Mandviwala.

Memorial Service for the late Lankan envoy to India, Romesh Jayasinghe

The High Commission for Sri Lanka to India has announced the passing away of former High Commissioner Romesh Jayasinghe. Jayasinghe passed away in Colombo on 8th August 2011, following a brief illness.

Presentation of credentials of Ms. Tamara Kunanayakam

Ms. Tamara Kunanayakam presented her credentials to Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Geneva on the 9th of August 2011, accrediting her as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland.

China agrees to finance 2nd stage Hambantota Harbour Project and extension of Southern Railway Line to Hambantota

President Mahinda Rajapaksa met the Chinese Prime Minister Mr. Wen Jia Bao at his official residence in the Chinese capital Beijing on Thursday and enlightened him about the progress of huge development projects being carried out in Sri Lanka with Chinese assistance.

Justice is being delivered finally

In a thriving democratic set up like the one that India has, access to justice for all would seem like a cake walk. More so with the Indian Constitution ensuring that there are enough legal safeguards within the system, well established edifices of justice and a very proactive judiciary.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa attended the historical Kandy Esala Pageant

The final Randoli Perahera (procession) of the Kandy historical Easla Pageant was held tonight (13th). President Mahinda Rajapaksa who returned to Sri Lanka after successful conclusion of this 4 day official visit to China proceeded to Kandy and attended the perahera.