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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2786

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Economic Development and Creative leadership

I am delighted to address the Business Leaders, Management Professional, Academicians and other guests present here in this event being hosted by Post Graduate Institute of Management of the University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Colombo in association with the Chartered Institute of Management. My greetings to all of you.

Outrage at Salman Rushdie video address cancellation under pressure

Controversial author Salman Rushdie’s planned video address to the literature festival in Jaipur was cancelled at the last minute on Tuesday over fears of violence following protests by Muslim groups, a decision that triggered an outrage in the literary community.

Day of infamy – January 25, 1998

Fourteen years ago on January 25, 1998 the LTTE clearly demonstrated to the world its determination to make a mockery of any peace process in Sri Lanka. It was the year after the start of ‘peace efforts’ (1997-2009) which had the full backing of the so-called international community.

Foreign Minister Krishna moves court against illegal mining probe

External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking quashing of private complaint and probe by Lok Ayukta police against him over alleged illegal mining during his tenure as Karnataka Chief Minister from 1999 to 2004.

Sri Lanka to establish a new Consulate General in Guangzhou, China

The Government of the People’s Republic of China has given concurrence to Sri Lanka to set up a new Consulate General in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province of Southern China.

Not easy to normalize ties with Pakistan: Nirupama Rao

India has made "sincere efforts" to reduce trust deficit with Pakistan with which it has a history of complicated relationship, Indian ambassador to the US, Nirupama Rao has said, as she expressed concern over "difficult terrain" ahead.

Critical appraisal of ignoble NATO attack on Salala posts

It will be recalled that in order to multiply pressure on Pakistan, western border was deliberately heated up by strategic partners sitting in Kabul. Between May and September 2011, tens of deadly raids had been conducted by Waliur Rehman and Maulvi Faqir led militants based in safe haven of Kunar and Fazlullah led militants based in Nuristan duly backed by Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS), RAAM, Afghan regime and NATO.