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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2900

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President Mahinda has emphasized that the government is committed to eliminate the Underworld

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has emphasized that he has the responsibility of safeguarding not only the Ministers and Parliamentarians, but he has the responsibility of safeguarding each and every citizen of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka mulls reaching out to far-east through Vietnam, invites Vietnam to Expo 2012

Vietnamese businesses can use Indo Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement and the Pakistan Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement as a base to penetrate these two promising markets from Sri Lanka. On its part, Sri Lanka can use Viet Nam as a springboard to reach far eastern markets. I also invite Vietnam delegations to Sri Lanka Expo 2012, says Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka.

“We don’t attack Indian Fishermen - Sri Lankan Navy

We don’t attack Indian Fishermen. These are all cooked up stories. We use to chase them, when they cross into our waters - Sri Lanka Navy denied the ‘silly charges’ leveled by the Tamil Nadu fishermen.

TN local body elections: AIADMK and DMK lock horns

In a major trial of strength at the grassroot level since the April assembly polls, ruling AIADMK and main rival DMK, will seek people's mandate to rule civic bodies in the first phase of the local body elections on Monday.

When the Going gets Tough the Tough gets Going

Ceylinco Insurance, Sri Lanka’s pioneering insurance industry giant, recently launched a book that traces its unique journey of growth. Authored by J godwin Perera, current chairman of the Company, the book titled “When the Going gets Tough gets Going” covers the 72 year history of the Company.

CM, Ministers visit Yeddyurappa in hospital

Former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who was sent to judicial custody on Saturday, has been shifted to a hospital from jail in the early hours of Sunday after he complained of chest pain.

A Peace Pagoda from Sri Lanka unveiled in Palestine

A Peace Pagoda (Stupa) sculptured by late Mr. Wimal Premachandra of Nendimala Dehiwala and shipped to Palestine was unveiled at the Garden of Nations in Ramallah by Mayor of Ramallah Ms. Janet Michel, Dr. T. Jayasinghe diplomatic Representative for Sri Lanka in Palestine and Deputy Governor of Ramallah and Al-Bireh Mr. Hamdan Bargouthi, to commemorate the 2600th Sambuddhatava anniversary and also to bring peace to Palestine.

Asia Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2012 in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is now well poised for rapid economic growth with many positive factors coming together. Recognizing the need to position Sri Lanka internationally in the area of trade facilitation, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce with the endorsement of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Sri Lanka Customs expressed their interest to co-host the Asia Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) 2012 in Sri Lanka.

Law for welfare of transgender under way

The National Legal Services Authority is working out a special law for adoption on the lines of Special Marriages Act to safeguard the interests and welfare of transgenders, Supreme Court judge, Justice Altamas Kabir said on Sunday.

CCC, SLSBC sponsored trade and investment mission to Singapore a success

A delegation from the Sri Lanka- Singapore Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (SLSBC) successfully concluded a business mission to Singapore recently.

Anna Hazar-backed candidate wins in Congress-ruled Haryana by-election

The Hisar Lok Sabha by-election in Haryana was touted as the first trial of strength between the Anna Hazare team and the Congress. The result was a shock for the Congress which ended up third in the triangular contest.