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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2346

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Sri Lanka has drawn up plans to make Fishing Industry the major contributor for the country’s GDP

The whole world has focused their attention in the contemporary world to make the oceans their economic resources. If we too focus much attention on the extensive sea around our country, we could make the main economic resource for the development of our country.

Sri Lanka High Commission, UK screens the documentary: “Lies Agreed Upon” at the British Parliament


The Sri Lanka High Commission in London organised the screening of Sri Lanka’s documentary titled “Lies Agreed Upon”, which directly challenges the assertions contained in the Channel 4 video, at the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, at the British Parliament on 12th October, 2011.

A question for those world leaders seeking the suspension of Sri Lanka’s membership of CHOGM. Where did all the bodies go?

In Sri Lanka, many young men and women defending the country from forcible division died in the hands of young men and women trying to force that division. There was collateral damage during these battles. That cannot be denied. Hundreds of thousands innocent civilians lost their lives during nearly 30 years of terrorism and the armed conflict.

First group of ferry transported Sri Lankan refugees arrived in Colombo, from Tamil Nadu

Minister of Economic Development of Sri Lanka, Mr. Basil Rajapaksa welcomed the first group of Sri Lankan refugees returned to Sri Lanka by ferry from India at Colombo port yesterday. 37 Sri Lankan refugees arrived in this group.

Sri Lanka unleashes Pure Ceylon Cinnamon brand to international markets


Sri Lanka has officially unveiled the “Pure Ceylon Cinnamon” brand to the world. Pure Ceylon Cinnamon is Sri Lanka’s second national brand, the first being ‘Pure Ceylon Tea’.

Ambassador Aryasinha says “human rights groups in indecent hurry to vilify Sri Lanka ahead of the release of the LLRC report”

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha has said the timing of the screening of the film ‘Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields’ at the European Parliament today ( 12 October 2011) was particularly sinister, coming on the eve of the presentation of the LLRC Report due next month.

Lawyer, activist Prashant Bhushan attacked by youths in court chamber

Lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan was on Wednesday roughed and beaten up by three youths suspected to belong to a right-wing group, in his Supreme Court chamber for his advocacy of plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir.

UNESCO Director General welcomes significant progress made in Sri Lanka


Director General of UNESCO, Madam Irina Bokova welcomed the rapid and constructive progress made by Sri Lanka in the field of education and economic development.

Defying China stance, India and Vietnam sign oil exploration pact


Unfazed by Chinese objections, India and Vietnam on Wednesday inked an agreement to promote oil exploration in South China Sea along with a slew of pacts, including an extradition treaty, to deepen trade, security and strategic ties between the two countries.

Migrants with unpaid NHS charges to be refused entry to the UK

International visitors to the United Kingdom who fail to pay bills of £1,000 or more for NHS medical treatment will be refused entry to, or permission to stay in the UK until this debt is paid off, Immigration Minister Damian Green announced earlier this week.

Students of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka and Sabaragamuwa University to participate in BLISSPOINT 2011 in India

Six members - each from the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka and the Sabaragamuwa University will be travelling to India today (Wednesday) to participate in BLISSPOINT 2011, from 13-16 October, 2011. This is an annual Economics students’ summit that is organized by the Economics Association of Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University.

Four satellites put in orbit successfully


India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C18) demonstrated its reliability once again when it put successfully four satellites in orbit on Wednesday.

PM, Pandey sincere to solve Naga issue: Dr Shurhozelie

Nagaland Urban Development Minister Dr Shurhozelie said he sincerely believed that the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was “sincere” to solve the longstanding Naga political problem.

Myanmar President Ordered the Release of 6359 Prisoners

Myanmar President Thein Sein yesterday ordered the release of 6359 prisoners held in the countries notorious prisons. This was announced by President Office order No49/2011 of Wednesday.

President of Vietnam to undertake a State Visit to Sri Lanka from 13th to 15th October

The President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam Truong Tan Sang is scheduled to undertake a State Visit to Sri Lanka from 13th to 15th October on an invitation extended by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Cabinet approves to start work on the 2nd stage of the Hambantota Port Project

On a proposal made by the President in his capacity as the Minister of Ports and Highways, Cabinet of Ministers who met under the chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (12.10.2011) has approved to appoint a Committee of Officials to identify the occupants who are entitled for compensation in respect of the lands which are to be acquired for the second phase of the Hambantota Port Development Project.


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