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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Sri Lanka May Need Its Own Business Excellence

The objective of a business excellence framework (BEF) in any country is not only to reward the leading ‘business’ organizations for their best practices annually through suitable Awards, but also to promote quality performances, best practices and social accountability throughout the country and in the economy. ‘Business’ here does not mean only the private sector, but it encompasses to mean all sectors including the public sector in particular.

“Sri Lanka-eighth Most Generous Country on Earth” and Human Right Violation

Sri Lanka is the eighth most-generous country on earth according to the ranking from Gallup’s World Giving Index.

India, Bangladesh sign three agreements


India and Bangladesh on Tuesday signed three agreements after over nearly two hours of bilateral talks in Dhaka. Both sides inked a protocol on a land boundary agreement.

Arab world in commotion

Dawn of 2011 saw the Arab world getting engulfed in waves of protest marches. The first wave of uprising triggered in Tunisia as a consequent to self immolation of Muhammad Bouazizi on 17 December 2010.

Kelaniya University Medical Faculty 20 years in existence


The Medical Faculty of the Kelaniya University is now 20 years old and its 20th anniversary was held in style with a grand five day medical exhibition held at its medical faculty in Ragama.

WikiLeaks founder hits back at UP Chief Minister Mayawati

Hitting back at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati who wants him to be put in a "mental asylum", WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday said she needs to take up her case with the US if she has a problem with the contents of American diplomatic cables that painted her as an "egomaniac."

UK and Sri Lanka jointly work to protect the red slender loris

Dr. Craig Turner, EDGE Conservation Biologist from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Sri Lankan zoologist, Saman Gamage, called on the British High Commissioner, John Rankin, recently to brief him about the work being done to protect the red slender loris.

UK and Sri Lanka jointly work to protect the red slender loris

Dr. Craig Turner, EDGE Conservation Biologist from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and Sri Lankan zoologist, Saman Gamage, called on the British High Commissioner, John Rankin, recently to brief him about the work being done to protect the red slender loris.

Bamboo industry gets UNIDO backing to develop plantation in 10, 000 hectare by 2018


Sri Lanka’s fledgling bamboo industry is boosted by a wave of support from UNIDO. “Sri Lanka has now begun to realize the value of promoting Bamboo as an industry thanks to the efforts of UNIDO. With its initial support funds of US $ 20 million, we are aiming at developing a bamboo supply chain and product industry in the country,” announced Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry & Commerce.

Cash-for-vote scam: High profile Amar Singh sent to Tihar jail

High-profile politician Amar Singh was on Tuesday arrested and lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail in a sensational twist in the cash-for-vote scam that rocked Parliament three years ago when he made a dramatic appearance in a local court shortly after claiming to be ill.


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