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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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Delegation from Gazprom meets Sri Lanka Minister of External Affairs Prof. Peiris

Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs met with an 8-member delegation led by the Managing Director of Gazprom International Mr. Gulev Veleriy at the Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo. Associated with the meeting was the Ambassador for the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka, Vladimir P. Mikhaylov.

Obama’s former national intelligence chief criticizes drone attacks in AF-PAK region

The former director of national intelligence of the Obama administration Admiral Dennis C. Blair in his contribution to August 15 The New York Times OP-ED column blasting the administration’s unmanned drone attacks in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region says “the Obama administration contends that using drones to kill 10 or 20 more Qaeda leaders would eliminate the organization. This is wishful thinking”.

New legislation for Sri Lanka’s religious properties

Maha Nayaka Thero of the Sri Lanka’s Asgiri Chapter Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha thero yesterday handed over The Draft Legislation with regard to Vihara Dewalagam for the benefit of the Sambuddha Sasana to the President at the President’s house in Kandy.

Anti-graft fight should not erode Parliament authority: President Patil

President Pratibha Patil has unequivocally endorsed the need to root out corruption but underlined that this would have to be done without eroding institutional credibility and authority and by working together with the executive and Parliament.

Sri Lanka’s NSB profits up 40 percent

Sri Lanka's state-owned National Savings Bank’s (NSB) profit for the first half of 2011 was up by 40 percent, the bank said releasing its interim financial report.

Indian Maruti tops the Sri Lankan car market

Sri Lankan market for brand new automobiles is dominated by India's Maruti. Maruti/Suzuki sold 1,373 cars in July 2011. According to data released by the Motor Vehicle Registration Department of Sri Lanka, on an average Maruti/Suzuki sold more than 1,100 units each month.

National Capital tense on eve of Hazare-cops showdown

Delhi is spending a night of suspense over the fallout of the direct confrontation between the Team Anna seeking a stronger Lokpal Bill and the police bid to stall the hunger strike proposed by Gandhian Anna Hazare on the issue by denying a venue on Tuesday.

Gen Kayani being instigated to takeover

Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani is under criticism for not taking action against the most corrupt and inefficient political government bent upon destroying the country. His critics have gone to the extent of saying that lollypop of 3-year extension has silenced him.

Sri Lanka: Citrus Leisure PLC launched water Sport Company

Sri Lanka’s Citrus Leisure PLC has established a new firm called Citrus Aqua to provide professional water based recreational activities for tourists.

Into That Heaven Of Freedom From Corruption, Let My Country Awake

Over the past decades successive Union governments of various political hues have not even gotten to the stage of tabling a Lokpal Bill, and combined with a rash of monumental scams in the past couple of years, it has pushed the corruption issue on to the front page.

Symposium on Decorative Art of Sri Lanka

The 2011 Symposium on Decorative Arts of Sri Lanka, themed “The Interconnected World of Eurasia” is to be held on the 24, 25 and 26 August 2011 in Colombo.

Sri Lanka’s United National party reformists to sabotage tomorrow’s working committee meeting

Sri Lanka’s Main opposition United National party’s rebel group led by the parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa is to boycott tomorrow’s crucial party working committee meeting says the parliamentarian Rosy Sennanayake.