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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

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Sri Lanka backs Palestine bid for UNESCO membership

In keeping with its longstanding advocacy, Sri Lanka reaffirmed its support for Palestinian nationhood at the 36th session of the General Conference of UNESCO at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Court to decide on Kanimozhi bail on Thursday

A Delhi court is likely to decide on Thursday on the bail pleas of DMK MP Kanimozhi and seven other accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case. Special CBI Judge O.P. Saini had on September 24 reserved the order on the bail pleas of Kanimozhi, Swan Telecom promoter Shahid Usman Balwa, former Telecom Minister A.

Holy Mass to bless Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse on his 66th birthday

A holy mass has been organized at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem to bless Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapakse on his 66th birthday.

Professor Tissa Vitarana participates in UNESCO Leader’s Forum in Paris

During the Leaders’ Forum of the 36 th session of the UNESCO General Conference held on 26 th October this year, Prof. Tissa Vitarana, Senior Minister for Scientific Affairs, made a statement based on the theme of the discussion “How does UNESCO contribute to building a culture of peace and to sustainable development”.

Palestinians Reach Out for Peace…Israel Responds with Collective Punishment!

On 31 October 2011, Palestine became a member state of an organization dedicated to “Building Peace in the Minds of Men and Women.”

Manmohan Singh hopes G20 will put global economy back on track

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday expected the Summit of the world’s 20 leading economies (G20) to signal a “strong and coordinated approach” to put the global economy back on track, while addressing medium term structural issues. Dr. Singh also underscored the need for swiftly taking the difficult decisions to address the economic challenges in Europe and elsewhere against the backdrop of the sovereign debt crisis in Euro zone.

Sri Lanka’s Jan-Aug exports hit $6.9 Bn, Industries & agro drive earnings

Sri Lanka’s export earnings from January to August 2011 climbed to US $ 6.9 Bn (US $ 6966 Mn) resulting in 28.6% increase in comparison to the corresponding period in 2010, according to the Exports Development Board under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.