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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2833

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Gratuitous attack by NATO will prove costly for USA

The total strength of ISAF in Afghanistan exceeds that of any foreign military force ever before stationed in that country. It has completed ten years and nearly two months, which is the longest in Asian nation’s history. It is also the longest armed conflict in Afghanistan and the US history.

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers approves a Sheraton Hotel in Colombo

Sheraton Hotel Chain of the United States through its Indian subsidiary M/s ITC limited of India, is to invest in a luxury hotel and mixed development project in Sri Lanka’s capital city Colombo.

West Bengal Governor defies Chinese protest, attends Dalai Lama lecture

In a rebuff to China, West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan attended a lecture on Mother Teresa by the Dalai Lama ignoring an advice from the Chinese consulate in Kolkata.

World AIDS Day: Want to get to zero? Deal with TB!

A giant condom will be 'wrapped' around the Dutch Mont Tower in Amsterdam this week. It’s probably one of the more striking activities that will mark World AIDS Day. Meetings, film-viewings, theatre plays, articles, brochures and many other happenings will call upon people to join the fight against AIDS. To effectively fight AIDS though, we need to also fight tuberculosis. 'Getting to zero' is this year’s theme for World AIDS Day.

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Italy Asitha Perera presents Credentials to President Giorgio Napolitano

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Italy Asitha Perera presented credentials to the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale (Presidential Palace) in Rome on 28 November 2011.

Straight from the horse’s mouth!

‘I always knew I was going to be rich: I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute’ said Warren Buffett in an interview with CNBC, recently. The world’s second richest man who has donated $ 31 billion to charity and was generous even with his sincere advice to the listeners.

Sri Lanka Makes Donation To Flood Ravaged Thailand

The Sri Lanka Government gifted relief assistance to the Kingdom of Thailand which has experienced an unprecedented flood that has stretched over two months and devastated several provinces in the Kingdom causing loss of life and property.

Sri Lanka Representation at “Asian Tourism Fair 2011”

The Parjatan Bichitra and Bangladesh Tourism Board (BTB), Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism jointly organized “Asian Tourism Fair” 2011which is one of the popular tourism fairs of the region held at Bangabadhu International Conference Centre from September 29th to October 01st 2011 with the view of focusing on the attractive tourist destinations in Asia.

Protest at FDI in retail: No PM assurance after meeting DMK, Trinamool leaders

With DMK and Trinamool Congress opposing FDI in retail, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday reached out to the two UPA partners but gave no assurance of a rollback of the controversial decision that has led to logjam in Parliament.

Celebrating life in a positive way

As we once again commemorated World AIDS Day on 1st December 2011, it is time to share the joys and sorrows of people living with HIV (PLHIV) with a positive attitude. It is also high time that instead of targeting the affected population, we sensitize the so called unaffected populations (those who are not living with the disease and do not belong to high risk groups), so that they become more aware of this once dreaded disease and stop treating those living with it as untouchables.

Mullaperiyar dam row: PM asks Jayalalithaa to avoid “alarm”

Seeking to calm passions over Mullaperiyar Dam issue, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday wrote to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa saying nothing should be said or done to create "undue alarm" and hoped the issue would be sorted out amicably through dialogue.

Sri Lanka has achieved unprecedented developments in Port and Road Development Sectors under President Mahinda Rajapaksa

During the terrorist period there was a great collapse in the port sector and many international shipping companies maintained relations with Sri Lanka on a very low level, as no country wants to risk their ships in a country in a war.