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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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Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary says baseless allegations against Sri Lanka leveled to bring a Government Change

Defence Secretary Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said that certain western countries and pro-LTTE foreign media institutions are continuously making baseless allegations against Sri Lanka with a a hidden agenda.

U.S.-Pakistan relations ‘complicated’ say Clinton and Panetta: Not on the same page

“What makes this – U.S.-Pakistan relationship - complicated is that Pakistan has relationships with the Haqqanis, and the Haqqani tribes are going across the border and attacking our forces in Afghanistan, and it’s pretty clear that there’s a relationship there.

Deal with cops : Anna Hazare will fast at Ramlila Grounds


Gandhian Anna Hazare and his team who have been allowed by the police to hold their hunger-strike from Ramlila Grounds for a minimum of 15 days for a stronger Lokpal to fight corruption, will go ahead with their protest from Friday.

Sri Lanka’s Elections Secretariat begins to aaccept nominations for upcoming third round of local government elections

Sri Lanka’s Elections Secretariat yesterday begins to accept nominations for the upcoming third round of local government elections.

Opposition hits out at charge of “foreign hand”

Stunned by the country-wide public support for Anna Hazare, the Congress came out with a familiar pet theory of “foreign hand” in the whole affair.

Sri Lanka records strong $ 5106 Mn exports in first half of 2011, mulls ways to sustain growth


The first half of 2011 has registered 40.9% exports growth compared to 2010. Export sector has shown positive signs of regaining its growth momentum achieved in the past. But we should be vigilant about uncertainties in the global financial market, especially in the developed markets.

Despite the end of the war, the need for humanitarian work in Sri Lanka still remains- John Rankin

Supporting humanitarian work in Sri Lanka is important to the United Kingdom, says British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, John Rankin.

Rajya Sabha, in a first, impeaches Calcutta HC judge Soumitra Sen

Justice Soumitra Sen of the Calcutta High Court could be the first judge in the country to be removed, with the Rajya Sabha Thursday overwhelmingly approving impeachment motion against him.

Jaffna Students Tour of New Delhi

A 10-member group of school boys of St. Patrick’s College, Jaffna, visited India, sponsored by the Student Exchange Programme of the India-Sri Lanka Foundation. The team was accompanied by Rev. Fr. M. Jero Selvanayagam, Rector of the school and Mr. Berty Bannister, a teacher.

Rahul terms firing on farmers wrong in Congress-ruled State

Congress General secretary Rahul Gandhi on Thursday termed as "wrong" the police firing on agitating farmers in Mawal in Pune district as he visited the families of those killed in the incident and joined a prayer meeting.

Russia is to deliver 14 Mi-171 Helicopters to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has bought 14 Russian military Mi-171 helicopters of different modifications under a Russian credit deal. This has been announced by the General Director of Russia’s state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport Mr. Anatoly Isykin.

A special treat for Western music lovers

A special treat for the Western music lovers await at the Siri Fort Auditorium on Monday the 22nd August when the renowned Sri Lankan duo from USA, Rohan de Silva (pianist) and Tharanga Goonetilleke (soprano) perform for the Delhiites. It has been organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations in collaboration with the Sri Lankan High Commission in India.

Pakistan – Sri Lanka FTA review concluded in Colombo


The secretarial level meeting and talks between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on the bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in Colombo were concluded on August 18. The two sides reviewed several bilateral trade aspects and focused on the possibility of mutual tariff concession entitlements on selected items.


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