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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Sri Lanka’s new Hambantota Port attracts several vehicle assembly plants

Two leading Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) manufactures are planning to establish assembling plants in Hambantota. The two companies from Korea and Europe have sought the Board of Investments approval to acquire lands near the Ruhunu Magampura Port for this project.

Suu Kyi’s first political trip out of Yangon


Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Sunday day made her first political trip outside the repressive nation's main city Yangon, since her release from seven years of house arrest, a crucial journey that will test the limits of her freedom, agency reports said.

ILO helps setting up rice mill in Vavuniya


The International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society (MPCS) of Vavuniya North have joined to re-tool a major rice milling operation damaged during the years of Sri Lanka’s civil conflict.

Nasheed to publicise economic programme tomorrow

Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed will publicise the entire economic programme tomorrow midst concerns raised over the economic reform Bills submitted to Parliament.

Sri Lanka to announce countries elephant population within two-weeks

Sri Lanka’s Wildlife sanctuaries which were closed for four days to conduct elelphant census will be reopen from tomorrow said Wild Life Department.

Desperate Congress throws mud at activist Anna hazare

Realising that it had underestimated the growing clout of Gandhian Anna Hazare, who is fighting for strong laws against corruption at every level in India, the Congress is resorting to “dirty tricks” to mar the image of the social activist.

Coconut thefts irk the growers

At the 17th AGM of the Coconut Growers Association of Sri Lanka held at the BMICH Anton Fernando President, CGASL thanked the government for providing coconut fertilizer at subsidized rates.

Veteran Bollywood star Shammi Kapoor dead

Romantic Hindi film hero of the sixties Shammi Kapoor who was hailed as 'Elvis Presley of India' and whose famous yell 'Yahoo' signified the arrival of a rebel star against the reigning trio of his time Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar, passed away in Mumbai on Sunday due to chronic renal failure.

U.S. Unholy Alliance Meddling in Pakistan

In the first week of August 2011, US Ambassador Cameron Munter while talking to media stated that they have an eye on Pakistan particularly Balochistan since the province is strategically very important to U.S. He also said that they will help Balochistan in energy and water projects.

Pakistani community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 65th Independence Day of Pakistan

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Seema Ilahi Baloch yesterday said that the future is promising for the Pakistani & Sri Lankan two nations.

Dangers of driving while fatigued

We frequently read fatality related to motor car accidents due to drivers falling asleep while driving. Some of my very close friends were involved in a nasty accident, returning from a minor pilgrimage from Makkah to Riyadh, because the driver fell asleep while driving. There were three fatalities.

65th Independence Day of India celebrated by the High Commission of India


The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 65th Independence Day of India on Monday, at India House in Colombo.


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