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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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Won’t leave fast venue till our Lokpal Bill is passed: Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare has given indications that his protest fast at Ramlila Maidan which he began on Friday, could get prolonged as he declared he will not quit the venue till the Jan Lokpal Bill is brought.

What is Terrorism? Should the Universality Principle be applied to punish those who fund and support terrorism?

It has been observed in recent years that far reaching measures have been taken by countries to tackle terrorism. However, the transnational nature of terrorist organisations has made it difficult, if not impossible, for any one nation to tackle this problem by itself. Events in several countries, including Sri Lanka, have shown the enormity of the task.

“Paschimbanga’ new name for West Bengal

A consensus to rename West Bengal as Paschimbanga was on Friday reached at an all-party meeting in Kolkata to change the nomenclature of the state.

Sri Lanka’s economy on the right path -Central Bank

Sri Lanka’s Monetary Board, on Thursday (18th), decided to maintain the policy interest rates of the Central Bank at their current levels. Accordingly, the Bank’s Repurchase rate remains at 7.00 per cent while the Reverse Repurchase rate remains at 8.50 per cent.

A Sri Lankan born entrepreneur gets honored as “International Businessman of the Year” in Dallas, Texas

A Sri Lankan born a young entrepreneur Mr. Susantha Shan Sisilchandra, has received the 'International Businessman of The Year Award' from the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce in Dallas, Texas. Mayor of Dallas, Mr. Mike Rawlings, has presented the award to Mr. Susantha at a ceremony held at the Western Galleria Hotel in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Sri Lanka consumer prices up due to protectionism and rising import costs

Sri Lanka today increased the domestic gas prices and the Import tax on big onions, Potatoes and Garlic.

Sri Lanka grants a U.S.$ 10 Million Credit Facility to Maldives

Sri Lanka has granted a US$ 10 million credit facility to the Republic of Maldives. The Credit Facility will be administered through the Bank of Ceylon. An agreement between the Government of Maldives and the Bank of Ceylon was signed in Colombo yesterday in the presence of the President of the Maldives Mohammed Nasheed.

The Union Perspective: Blue Print for Standing Together

Burma has been a pariah nation since 1988, shun by the civilized international community. The Burmese army is reviled domestically and around the world. This is galling to the men in uniforms and naturally these Generals want to sit smart in the community of the civilized nations, in spite of their gross human rights violations.

Maldives: UNDP to fund US$ 3.3 million to help tourism sector deal with climate issues

Giving a major boost to the Maldives’ aim of going carbon neutral by 2020, the UNDP will fund US$3.3 million to help the tourism sector adapt to climate change.