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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

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Sri Lanka declares year 2012 as the Year for a Trilingual Sri Lanka

The Government has decided to declare year 2012 as the Year for a Trilingual Sri Lanka, because the Government has observed that one of the far-seeing initiatives that needs to be taken to prevent the resurgence of terrorism which ravaged the country for over three decades is to encourage the people of Sri Lanka to communicate effectively in all three languages.

Sri Lanka’s Southern Coast hit by a severe Storm

Sri Lanka’s Southern Coast is hit by a severe storm since 9.00 a.m. today. In the Matara district many trees, light posts and name boards have been uprooted. Roofs of many schools have been damaged by the storm. It has also damaged many buildings and roads are impassable.

First High Powered UAE-SL Biz Forum successfully concludes in Colombo

The first ever high powered UAE-SL Business Forum was successfully concluded on 24 November at Hilton Colombo. With 192 business participants, 48 of whom were from the UAE and the rest from Sri Lanka, the event also led to more than 30 successful business to business mini-networking and introduction sessions between UAE and Sri Lankan business delegates continuing long after the Forum itself concluded.

Indian Minister Sharad Pawar slapped by youth in public

In a shocking incident, Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar was on Thursday slapped by a youth at a public function in New Delhi claiming he was angry with corruption and price rise.

Sri Lankan Minister recalls the past Parliamentary high-handedness of the UNP

Minister Maithreepala Sirisena, who is also the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party deplored the opposition United National Party for creating a mayhem situation in the Parliament when the President was presenting the budget proposals with the sole objective for consumption to the foreign diplomats who were in the gallery as invitees.

JICA continues support to enhance safe operation of Southern Expressway

“JICA will continue to support the Sri Lankan authorities to enhance the safe and effective operation of the Southern Expressway, now that the construction activities are completed”, says Mr. Akira Shimura, Chief Representative of the JICA Sri Lanka office.

A Peace Pagoda unveiled in the Garden of Nations by Mayor of Ramallah

A Peace Pagoda (Stupa) sculptured by late Mr. Wimal Premachandra of Nendimala Dehiwala was unveiled at the Garden of Nations in Ramallah by Mayor of Ramallah Ms. Janet Michel.

Wanted Maoist leader Kishenji killed in encounter

Elusive Maoist top gun Kishenji was on Thursday killed in an encounter with the joint forces at Burisole forest in West Midnapore district, a day after he narrowly escaped from there.

70 children rescued from “Child Stall”

The Child Protection Authority has rescued 70 children who were kept hidden in a Children’s Home in Rawatawatte, Moratuwa for the purpose of selling, especially to foreign buyers.

Court to take up bail plea of Kanimozhi

The bail plea of DMK MP Kanimozhi and five others accused of being involved in the 2G scam will be heard by the Delhi High Court on Friday, instead of on December 1.

Sri Lankan Crafts at the “Magic Of Gifted Hands,” Theme Pavilion in New Delhi


High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam joined Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, Secretary of Textiles Smt. Rita Menon and the Development Commissioner of Handcrafts of India in inaugurating the Theme Pavilion of Indian Handicrafts “Magic Of Gifted Hands,” & the India-Sri Lanka Crafts Exchange Programme at the India International Trade Fair in New Delhi on 14 November 2011.

Sri Lanka to probe alleged excesses by Security Forces in the humanitarian operation


Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa assured the international community that those individual acts of excesses, if any, on the part of the Sri Lankan military, during the final phase of the humanitarian operation to rescue Tamil civilian launched by the Sri Lankan security forces would be dealt with in keeping with the domestic law, and the government wouldn’t hesitate to punish those guilty of battle-field excesses though there was no truth in the exaggerated figures of civilians killed, quoted by various parties, ranging from 10,000 to 40,000.


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