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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2396

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Body Of Khuram Shaikh Repatriated To UK

The body of Mr Khuram Shaikh, a British National who was murdered in a brutal attack on 25 December, has been returned to the United Kingdom in preparation for a family funeral.

Japanese Volunteers Support Village Level Producers

On completion of their two year assignments, three JICA volunteers who worked in support of village level producers made presentations on their activities at the Samurdhi Authority of Sri Lanka (SASL) Head Office in Colombo yesterday (2012/01/03). The meeting which was attended by both SASL and JICA officials was chaired by Mr Sena Medawalagamage, Director Human Resources of the SASL.

Hold Your Breath, Nothing In "Star Wars" Surpasses Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka boasts more names than there are grains of rice in a paddy – Ceylon (British colonial name, dropped in 1972), Serendip (from the Persian fairytale “The Three Princes of Serendib,” employed by Horace Walpole to coin the word “serendipity” in 1754), Taprobanê, Pa-Outchow (“isle of gems” in Chinese), and many, many more.

Undermining a Popular Regime Considered Inconvenient

Some regimes are popular, and remain so. Some quickly outlive their appeal. An unpopular regime could stay in power by deploying brute force with the approval of its friends. Bahrain is an illustration of this phenomenon. Of course, for reasons described below, countries like Bahrain do not come under sustained criticism from the defenders and ever present gurus of human rights.

Memo Case Exposes Real Faces

Whether, Hussani Haqqani and its nominated law counsel wins or not but “memo case” has uncovered the real faces of many anchors, journalists and politicians.

China looking at Indian traders’ issue seriously

In the wake of ill-treatment of two Indian businessmen near Shanghai, China has initiated criminal proceedings against five locals suspected for the act as it promised to address the issue and give due attention to the safety of Indian nationals on its soil.

Saudi ARAMCO Endowment Chair of Technology and Information Management Established in Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University


Saudi ARAMCO Endowment Chair of Technology and Information Management has established in Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU). The Main objective of the Endowment is to establish a Center of Excellence in Technology and Information Management to benefit PMU Academic Programs and provide a platform for services to the surrounding business community.

Beware of “missed” international calls, Vodafone warns users

There are no limits to fraudsters cheating on internet or through fake mobile calls offering bumper “lottery prizes in Euros or Dollars,” asking you to deposit a particular amount of cash in an account for “legal work.” The call number disappears once the money had been deposited.

Under -Graduate Scholarships & Post- Graduate Scholarships For Studying In India

The High Commission of India Colombo has come forward to offer Forty (40) scholarships for Sri Lankan Nationals under the “Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme” for undergraduate courses.

Tihar jail to install body scanner for first time

Tihar Prisons in Delhi will become the first jail in the country to install a full body scanner on its premises to check smuggling of prohibited items like narcotics, mobiles and weapons by inmates.

Sri Lanka opted to be choked, definitely!

We are not sure whether the decision to bowl first received total support from all team members or captain Dilshan's alone. It is a stupid decision no matter who was behind it. Sri Lanka do not have a formidable bowling side. However, they bowled well as a unit in Durban and kept up the pressure.

UK keen on Sri Lanka’s booming tourism sector, Rishad invites Britain to Expo 2012


British investors are keen on investing in Sri Lanka’s new phase. They are specifically eyeing Sri Lanka’s tourism sector. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka invites strong business and industry delegations from UK to Sri Lanka Expo 2012 show.


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