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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2835

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Sri Lanka plans to earn One Billion U.S. Dollars from tourism this year

The Acting Minister of Sri Lanka’s Economic Development Mr. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene said that almost all nations that had travel restrictions on Sri Lanka during the time of the war have relaxed all such restrictions now and the New York Times, the National Geographic Magazine, the Conde Nast Traveler’ and many other travel magazines have named as one of the most suitable and tourist destinations in the world.

Hottest New Destination For 2012 - Conde Nast Traveller Magazine

Following on the heels of the New York Times, National Geographic Traveller Magazine and Travel & Leisure Magazine all of which named Sri Lanka as one of the world's top destinations for 2012, the award-winning magazine Conde Nast Traveller has now featured Sri Lanka in its December 2011 edition, as one of the hottest new holiday destinations for 2012.

President Obama Signs US Indefinite Detention Bill into Law

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law on Saturday, December 31. The statute contains a sweeping worldwide indefinite detention provision. While President Obama issued a signing statement saying he had “serious reservations” about the provisions, the statement only applies to how his administration would use the authorities granted by the NDAA, and would not affect how the law is interpreted by subsequent administrations.

ISI success against CIA Secret War

Role of intelligentsia has never been negated in any type of war. During World Wars (WW) I & II, the allies remained successful in number of operations because of timely receipts of information and clandestine operations. However, after WW-II U.S launched agency CIA against KGB.During Cold War period both the agencies remained dagger drawn against each other. Anyhow, Pakistan felt a threat on it western frontiers once in 1979, Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan.

Raja, Kalmadi welcome 2012 in style in Tihar jail

Disgraced politicians A Raja and Suresh Kalmadi welcomed 2012 in Delhi’s Tihar Jail with a special lunch: Paneer, kheer, halwa and more!

The emerging geo-political situation in Af-Pak region

Ever since the troop drawdown plan announced by Obama in December 2010 staring July 2011 and completing in December 2014, I have been mentioning that the senior military leadership of USA and other power centres with vested interests may not stick to the timetable and may extend the stay.

Men’s rights group protests at “derogatory ad”

Claiming that no objections are raised when men are shown in ‘derogatory’ manner in advertisements even as hue and cry is made if it happens with women, a men’s rights NGO has complained to the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) objecting to ads of a popular food guide Zomato demanding its immediate withdrawal.

What’s Cooking In The Kitchen: Peace or Conflict?

I recently read about an innovative takeout restaurant in Pittsburgh, called Conflict Kitchen, which only serves cuisine from countries that the United States of America is in conflict with.

Pakistan: Political Hub of the Few Dead People

When an aggressor foresees the defeat coming, it resorts to massive killing and destruction of the habitats and tries to undo the “fear of unknown.” The recent killing of 24 Pakistani sleeping military men is the outcome of this American strategy working across Pakistan and Afghanistan. Late historian Professor Howard Zinn used to argue that “history is a weapon” that can not be ignored.

Sri Lanka’s new industry registrations rose more than 4%, by the close of 2011 – Minister Rishad Bathiudeen

As Sri Lanka reported strong third quarter GDP growth numbers pushed by the industrial sector, country’s new industry registrations too have jumped. “Sri Lanka’s new industry registrations rose by more than 4% at 2011’s close. The experimental Single Window System project launched by the Industry and Commerce Ministry too is successful” revealed Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka.