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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

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Gomi leaves, Fernando takes over Sri Lanka’s Int’l trade

“The Department of Commerce (DoC) of Sri Lanka is the guardian of our international trade and it implements our international trade strategies. Gomi Sendhira, its outgoing Director General has served us well and I have no doubts that the new Director General will continue on the same tradition” says Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce.

U.S Aid- Suspension of Supply to NATO Troops

Finally, President Barack Obama has signed a $662 billion national defence authorisation bill which freezes $700 million in aid to Pakistan until Islamabad gives assurances of helping it fight against the spread of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

New Year rally adds Rs 1.5 lakh crore to investor wealth

The New Year celebrations came a bit late on Mumbai’s Dalal Street, as a strong rally in the stock market on Tuesday added more than Rs 1.5 lakh crore to investor wealth.

USAID Support Generates Jobs and Investments

Support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project Connecting Regional Economies (CORE) has increased incomes for over 14,000 households in the Eastern Province, Anuradhapura District and Moneragala District through business training and the introduction of new farm technologies and crops.

Bajaj unveils Nano's rival RE60, promises 35 km per litre: Tata’s low-budget car Nano has got a rival now

Bajaj Auto on Tuesday unveiled country's latest ultra-low-cost car, a 200cc four-seater that looks set to compete with the Tata Nano for the title of the world's cheapest auto.

“Personalised” Tiger Stamps are neither a part of the official philatelic program of France nor on sale in the French Post Office - French Ambassador

Minister of External Affairs, Professor G.L. Peiris called in the Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka Christine Robichon, on Tuesday 3rd January 2012, to register Sri Lanka’s acute concern on the issue of four stamps by “La Poste” of France depicting images related to the LTTE including its insignia, while being a proscribed group in France.

“Personalised” Tiger Stamps, Not In Any Way Official; La Poste Apologises For Mistake

The Embassy of Sri Lanka has been in communication with La Poste which is the issuing authority for official stamps, with regard to the matter of stamps bearing the symbols of an organization which was responsible for many atrocities that are well known by the world community.

Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna to meet Israel, Palestine leaders

New Delhi is beginning its foreign policy initiatives in the New Year on a west Asia note. External affairs minister SM Krishna is set to meet top leaders of both Israel and Palestine.

SMH found guilty of misleading story planted by Tamil Tigers

The Australian Press Council has upheld a complaint against the Sydney Morning Herald over its reporting of the final stages of the civil war between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers.

Revisiting ‘Elephant Pass’ for Ethnic Reconciliation in Sri Lanka

‘Elephant Pass’ here is an ellipsis for the novel‘The Road from Elephant Pass’ written by late Nihal de Silva and published by Vijitha Yapa, Colombo, first in September 2003. It is a novel with a mission. Its reading and rereading can bring immense light to some of the ethnic issues underlying the conflict and misunderstandings in Sri Lanka, and could help bring reconciliation in the present context, more than ever.