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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2833

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With the new exchange rate Burma need the World Bank

After the second military coup in 1962 (first was a caretaker government in 1959) the Burmese Military Junta under Ne Win used to boast about their finances as how much exchange they have saying that the exchange rate of Kyat 6.4 to one US dollar would never depreciate. Since then it has become an unwritten law as the country economy has gone down slowly due to the dunderhead of the Generals as one Junta after another have little or no idea of what is wrong with the economy, little realising that they themselves are the wrong persons to be in power.

Young maid torture: Doctor couple arrested

A doctor and his wife who flew to Thailand for a vacation last month after locking up a 13-year-old maid in their house with very little food were arrested on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

We envision a $ 50Bn Int’l Port City in SL’–Song Jianhua, Chairwoman, SSLRI

As Sri Lanka-China trade topped $ 2.2Bn in 2011, an international port city in Hambanthota region to compete with Singapore, is proposed by a Beijing based private investment group with no less than $50 Bn as envisaged project value. “We are looking at a 10 year timeline for the $ 50 Bn Hambanthota Trade City Project on the Public Private Partnership model.

Indian authorities’ clearance needed for UAE jobs

Indians seeking to migrate to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for employment can now expect an assured salary package and better work environment with both countries on Wednesday introducing a system under which work contracts of prospective employees will have to be endorsed by Indian authorities.

Is India A Friend Or A Foe Of Sinhale (Sri Lanka)

When Emperor Dharmasoka was reigning in India around 250 BC, India was indeed the greatest friend of Sinhale. However that is past history. Analyzing the actions of India in recent times according to the quotation of Winston Churchill given above one has to conclude that India is indeed no longer a friend but an enemy of Sri Lanka.

2G scam: Apex court begins hearing plea against Home Minister Chidambaram

The Supreme Court on Wednesday began hearing the plea for investigating the alleged role of Home Minister P Chidambaram in the 2G spectrum scam with an NGO claiming that he was in the know of all developments relating to fixation of price for allocation of radio waves.

England’s opening pair keeps Sri Lanka at bay

Day 2 of the second Test at Colombo between England and Sri Lanka turned out to be a game that was overshadowed by English bowlers and batsmen. Sri Lanka was 238/6 at stumps with Angelo Mathews (41) and Suraj Randiv (5) still at the crease at the end of Day 1.

JVP and lessons probably never learnt

April 5 marks the anniversaries of two politically decisive and traumatic events in Sri Lanka's post-independence era.