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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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Sri Lanka’s much awaited Int’l exports show: ‘Rising export income will solve critical BoP issue’ says Minister Basil


Increasing Sri Lanka’s export volumes further will help solve the crucial Balance of Payment issue. “Sri Lanka is now faced with the Balance of Payments issue which has become a crucial, if not the most pressing economic issue at this moment. This is due to the growing domestic demand as a result of our new economic growth. I believe that expansion of exports and resulting revenue can be a promising way out from this situation” said Basil Rajapaksa,Minister of Economic Development of Sri Lanka.

Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage meeting German Federal Chancellor Merkel at the reception


Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage extended New Year wishes to Dr. Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany at the New Year Reception.

Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha Counters Channel 4 Film

In a statement Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha, Presidential Adviser on Reconciliation, responded to claims in the latest Channel 4 film on Sri Lanka. Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha is currently Chair of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats and was re-elected leader of the Liberal Party of Sri Lanka.

High Commissioner Wagiswara addressed Canadian Parliamentarians


The High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in Canada Mrs. Chitranganee Wagiswara addressed a gathering of the Members of the House of Commons at a breakfast meeting convened by Joe Daniel, M.P, for Don Valley East constituency, held in the Canadian Parliament on March 13, 2012. The meeting was chaired by Brad Butt, M.P, for Mississauga-Streetville constituency.

No toilets for 53 per cent population of world’s third biggest economy

In India, virtually every second person is defecating in the open, every third person is drinking unsafe water and at least 1,000 children are dying every day due to a preventable disease like diarrhoea.

Swamy charges Team Anna behaving like Naxalites

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Thursday alleged that Team Anna was behaving like "Naxalites" as they were "not keen on solutions" and instead bent on dragging the issue of corruption.

Pakistan seal their spot in Asia Cup final after a lapse of 12 years.

Pakistan yesterday won by 6 wickets against Sri Lanka in the third match of the Asian Cup at Dhaka. Having won the toss, Mahela Jayawardene chose to bat.

Akhilesh Yadav takes charge as Uttar Pradesh CM

Akhilesh Yadav, whose campaign helped steered the Samajwadi Party gain an absolute majority in the assembly elections, was on Thursday sworn in as the youngest Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh but a surprise inclusion in his Cabinet was the controversial MLA Raja Bhaiya.

Enforcement Directorate summons Maran brothers

The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons against former Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran and Sun TV MD Kalanithi Maran in connection with its probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Channel 4 Video came into severe criticism

In a statement the High Commission of Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom has expressed regrets that once again, Channel 4 chose not to share the video footage or any of the other material upon which it purports to have relied, prior to broadcast.


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