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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2398

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Colombo High Court sentenced to hang Former OIC Angulana Police and three other officers

Sri Lanka’s Colombo High Court today sentenced former Officer in Charge of the Angulana Police and three other officers who were alleged to be involved two years ago in the killing of two youths in Angulana Police Station.

Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response – Sphere Handbook 2011 Edition Launched

Sri Lanka’s Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa, participated as chief guest at Launching ceremony of Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response – Sphere Handbook 2011 Edition on 24th August 2011 at Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies organized by Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies (GTA) Limited.

No consensus at all-party meet; Frail Hazare says he won’t give up


The all-party meeting to resolve the Lokpal Bill issue ended on Wednesday evening without a consensus being reached.

Sri Lanka’s Body Line top on National Green Awards


Sri Lanka’s National Green Awards ceremony organized by the Central Environmental Authority to encourage the Environment Friendly Industries and Services was held on Tuesday (23) at Sirimavo Bandaranayake Memorial Conference Hall under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa'.

The Export Development Board ties up with Rainbow Pages to launch the e-Directory & Web Directory of Exporters

The Export Development Board (EDB) is a prestigious government institution that does yeoman service to promote Sri Lankan exports overseas. Until recently, the Exporters Directory was only available in traditional book / CD format.

Cash-for-vote scam: Amar Singh among 7 to be chargesheeted

Delhi Police is set to charge sheet seven persons, including MPs Amar Singh and Ashok Argal, for their alleged involvement in the cash-for-vote scam, three years after the incident took place.

AIPMC Message of Condolences for Jack Layton

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) has expressed its grief over the recent passing away of Jack Layton.

President Nasheed says sorry to Thinadhoo islanders


Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed apologised to the victims of Thinadhoo island formerly known as ‘Havaru Thinadhoo’ who were expelled by the then government violently.

Spectrum scam: After Kanimozhi, now Raja wants to summon PM, Chidambaram

Jailed former telecom minister A. Raja on Wednesday told a Delhi court that he would get Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, then finance minister P. Chidambaram and present telecom minister Kapil Sibal summoned as witnesses to prove government did not incur any loss in the 2G allocation.

Call to Action: Cast your votes to welcome Palestine as Member State No. 194

“We count on your principled help to welcome Palestine as 194th UN member state this coming September. Vote yes to a Palestinian state. Vote yes to peace.”

Paper, essential oils, push $5.1 B export growth in first half of 2011

Paper and essential oils are leading scorers of the record export earnings of the first half of 2011. Within paper products, exports of special printed material have shown a huge leap of 310%. Paper products are followed by coconut kernel, rubber and cinnamon in enhancing the $ 5.1 billion export revenue of first half of 2011, says the Export Development Board (EDB).

Sri Lanka Cabinet Ministers approve several Economic Development and Social Service projects

The Cabinet of Ministers of Sri Lanka who met under the chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has approved a proposal made by Mr. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development to establish a new department called Department of Divi Neguma Combined Rural Development.


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