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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2832

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Sri Lankan Fishermen rescued in Myanmar

Today around 11.30 AM six Sri Lankan fisherman were rescued near the sea of the Rakkhine state near Ngapali beach by the Mynamr Navy.

Ramadan Prayers in Palestine to bless Sri Lanka and President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Islamic Da’awa Community members and other Muslims at Beitour in the vicinity of Ramallah prayed for peace, prosperity in Sri Lanka and wellbeing and good health of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and peoples of Sri Lanka.

Several Foreign Universities to establish their Campuses in Sri Lanka

Dr. Sunil Jayantha Navaratne, Secretary to the Ministry of Higher Education said that Sri Lanka will get about ten Foreign Universities under the initiative being taken by the Ministry to expand tertiary education.

Maldives government expenses to be revealed weekly

Ensuring transparency, President Mohamed Nasheed announced plans to reveal all government expenses on a weekly basis from next month.

ICG report - A rebuttle

Intentionally or not, the ICG report on Sri Lanka is a complete callous attempt to “finding solutions” for a country which was recently ravaged by conflict. What is my reasoning behind this assertion? The report fails to acknowledge that Sri Lanka is a country in a fragile state as it continues to recover from the wounds of violence and hatred inflicted on its people for the last 27 years.

What is Terrorism? Are those who fund and support terrorism equally guilty as those who perpetrate it? – Part 1

One could say that terrorism is like a mutating virus, showing itself in numerous forms and demonstrating resistance to attempts made to eradicate it, just like a virus. The international community has to make a stand whether terrorism is a crime or a holy duty, and whether it is a justified reaction to oppression or whether it is an inexcusable abomination.

Holy Haram's northern court yard to be completed by 2012

The massive expansion of the Grand Mosque’s northern courtyards will be completed by the middle of next year, Abbas Qattan, Assistant Deputy Mayor for Construction and Projects and Chairman of the Committee for the Development of the Northern Courtyards (CDNC), said here Monday.

Sri Lanka's NDB Group records Rs 1 bn Profit in 1H

Sri Lanka's leading financial services conglomerate- NDB Group’s Profit Attributable to shareholders for the six months ended 30 June 2011 recorded a significant growth of 37% over the corresponding period last year to reach the Rs 1 bn landmark for the period, propelled by NDB Bank’s strong core banking profits and improved performance of the group companies.

Sri Lanka enters into a US$500 million BOT agreement with China Merchants Holdings

Sri Lanka entered into a BOT agreement with China Merchants Holdings (International) Co., Ltd, a listed flagship company of China Merchants Group on 12th August 2011.

Sri Lanka: New General Manager for Bank of Ceylon

A veteran Sri Lankan Banker Ms. W.A.Nalani assumed duties officially at the bank's head office, yesterday as the new General Manager of Sri Lanka’s 72 year old, largest state - own Commercial bank, Bank of Ceylon.

Russian Business Giant “GazProm” is to open its Office in Sri Lanka next month

A high Level Delegation led by Director General the Russian Oil and Natural Gas Giant “GazProm” Mr Gulev Valeriy held discussions with the Minister of Economic Development Mr. Basil Rajapaksa yesterday to discuss on investment opportunities especially in the Olil Exploration in the Mannar and Cauvery Basin and the Natural Gass Market in Sri Lanka.