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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Sri Lanka steps in to tap from Int’l rubber surge

Sri Lanka is moving to reap dividends from the uptrend in the international rubber market. The country is also attempting to promote value added rubber exports and to reduce rubber imports to the country.

Optimism in AIDS vaccine research

While the world knows several ways of preventing transmission of HIV, a safe and effective vaccine is still lacking on the list. For years researchers around the world have been working on the development of such a vaccine in a challenging, step by step process. But they have reason for optimism.

2G Spectrum role: PM, Congress back Chidambaram while BJP seeks his ouster

The Government and Congress on Thursday rallied behind Home Minister P. Chidambaram asserting his integrity is not in doubt even as the opposition demanded his resignation over his stand in the controversial 2G spectrum allocation.

Jayalalithaa demands Chidambaram should go

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, who has been a Chidambaram-baiter questioning even his election to the Lok Sabah, joined the opposition chorus for the Home Minister’s resignation on Thursday.

Sri Lanka: Two delegations of French and British entrepreneurs exploring investment opportunities

High level business delegations from France and the United Kingdom are in Sri Lasnka led by the French Ambassador and the British High Commissioner in Sri Lanka with a view to promoting investments from France and the United Kingdom.

Legendary cricketer Pataudi dead

Former Indian cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi passed away in a Delhi hospital on Thursday evening. He was 70.

‘SLINEX-2011’ - a joint exercise between the Indian Navy and Sri Lanka Navy

A 05-day Joint Indo-Sri Lanka Naval Exercise, “SLINEX 2011”, commenced on 19th September in the seas off Trincomalee.

Motion to suspend Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth defeated in the Australian Senate

The Australian Government and the Opposition voted together today to defeat a motion moved in the Senate by Australian Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon (Senator for New South Wales) to suspend Sri Lanka from the Commonwealth.

Big B hurt while shooting, but Tweets he is fine

Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan was injured while shooting on the sets of Ram Gopal Varma's “Department “ on Wednesday evening. No sooner than Bachchan Senior tweet about the accident, his fans flooded him with messages wishing him speedy recovery.

Greens party of Australia stands against reconciliation in Sri Lanka

The Greens party of Australia has divided the Australians of Sri Lankan origin and exacerbated the schism between them, when many others, including the two main stream political parties, the governing Labor party and the Opposition Liberal/National coalition has been supporting reconciliation efforts amongst Australian Sri Lankans, and within Sri Lanka itself.