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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

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Governor Alavi Moulana’s Message on the significance of the Day of Badr

In a press release, Mr. Alavi Moulana, Governor of Sri Lanka’s highly populated Western Province signifies the importance of the 17th day of Ramadan. The release states: The 17th day of Ramadan signifies an importance watershed in the annals of Islam and its existence.

Factual context of Humanitarian Operation undertaken by Sri Lankan armed forces to rescue 300,000 civilians from LTTE Terrorists

Thisara Samarasinghe, Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner for Australia addressed a gathering of Federal Parliamentarians, Australian Government officials and Australian Print and Electronic Media at an event co-organized by the High Commission and the Australia- Sri Lanka Parliamentary Group.

Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka’s East Coast is to host a major International Surfing Event

Surfers from 19 countries ranging from Argentina to New Zealand are to participate in a combined men and women's' professional surfing event in Sri Lanka's Arugam Bay sponsored by national carrier SriLankan Airlines. This event will strengthen the Sri Lanka’s image as a sporting destination.

Sri Lanka: New trade complex for street traders.

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, formally opened new trade complex, built in Bodhi Raja Road, Pettah in Colombo to accommodate street traders.

Sri Lanka: “Our struggle is for party victory”- Sajith Premadasa

Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party reformist parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa said on Wednesday that whatever the dispute within the party, all those in the party are working to secure the victory of the party in the upcoming third round of local government elections.

Chidambaram politely and firmly rejects Anna’s Lokpal Bill

Insisting that there was no wrongdoing in the arrest of Anna Hazare, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said the government would deal with him "administratively and politically" but made it clear that his Jan Lokpal Bill was not acceptable.

Sri Lanka – Pakistan FTA review talks begin in Colombo


Talks between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on aspects of the bilateral FTA have begun in Colombo on the morning of August 17. The Secretarial Level Meeting scheduled to be concluded on August 18 review several bilateral trade aspects and also focus on the possibility of mutual tariff concession entitlements on selected items.

Agreement for supply and installation of Signaling & Telecommunication system for Northern railway network


An agreement for supply and installation of Signalling & Telecommunication system for railway network in Northern Province of Sri Lanka was signed on Wednesday between Mr. B.A.P. Ariyarathna, General Manager, Sri Lanka Railways and Mr. Mohan Tiwari, Managing Director, IRCON (a Government of India Undertaking) in the presence of Kumara Welgama, Minister of Transport, Mr. Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner and Mr. Dhammika Perera, Secretary, Ministry of Transport.

BJP tears into PM’s defence

The opposition BJP on Wednesday tore into Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement over Anna Hazare's arrest saying UPA government's restrictions on public protests were unheard of even during the British period and demanded "bold decisions" to tackle corruption.

Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader accuses that a Private TV Channel is attempting to buy out his Party

Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe has accused the Maharaja Organisation of Sri Lanka and its Television Channel for creating divisions in the United National Party with the aim of buying out the Party.

Sri Lanka: Further liberalizes the foreign exchange regulations

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka today further liberalizes the foreign exchange regulations to facilitating the foreign exchange transactions of the growing economy of Sri Lanka.

Enhanced ties between Sri Lanka and Myanmar


Myanmar’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs U Maung Myint, on a bilateral visit to Sri Lanka, called on Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera at the Ministry of External Affairs on 15th of August.

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers approved broad framework for the 2012 budget and several other development projects

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers who met yesterday under the chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday, have taken several decision for the management of the economy, to further improve infrastructure activities, establish new projects and enhance the facilities for the people.


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