Skip to Content

Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2783

Monthly archive

Japanese Foreign Minister Arriving Kathmandu

Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba is arriving Kathmandu Saturday for a one-day visit to the Himalayan nation. Minister Gemba is the first Japanese foreign minister to visit Nepal in 35 years.

The Road Less Traveled

The celebrated storyteller Mark Twain (1835-1910) wrote, "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover."

Made in Pakistan - Single Country Exhibition 2012 Inaugurated in Colombo

The Made in Pakistan - Single country exhibition was declared open on Thursday by the Sri Lankan Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksha in Colombo. After inauguration, the Chief Guest Minister Basil Rajapaksha visited stalls displaying Pakistani products and appreciated the wide variety and the quality of Pakistani products.

Bofors scandal: Congress, Opposition clash over fresh revelations

Armed with fresh details in the 25-year-old Bofors scandal, an aggressive Opposition on Thursday disrupted Parliament, alleging "cover up" and demanding a new probe by a judicial commission.

Lalin's Coloumn: Remembrance not Victory

A War Heroes week is held annually in May. This in Colombo includes a Victory Parade on Galle Face grounds in the morning and a Remembrance ceremony on the Parliamentary grounds in the evening. The latter are held nationwide too.

SachinTendulkar, actress Rekha nominated for Rajya Sabha

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and actress of yesteryear Rekha are among four eminent persons who have been recommended for nomination as members of Rajya Sabha. Tendulkar, 39, who has brought many a laurel to the country through his innings in the game , and Rekha, known for her brilliant and emotional portrayals in Hindi cinema in the 80s, will become members of Parliament under a provision of the constitution that allows the President to nominate 12 members to the Upper House.

Sri Lanka, University Lecturers and Brain Drain-High time to solve the problem/s

On 26th of April , The Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) protested in Colombo over government's failure to fulfil the previous promises made to the university teachers and more importantly in order to convince the importance of education for the de-velopment of the country.

Spectrum charges: Kanimozhi submits documents to ED

DMK MP Kanimozhi on Thursday submitted a set of financial documents to the Enforcement Directorate in connection with its probe into her role in the alleged financial irregularities in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Ambassador Aryasinha contrasts pessimistic projections on Sri Lanka three years ago, with the facts on the ground

Brussels, 27 April, ( Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha participating in a discussion on Sri Lanka held by the South Asia Delegation of the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday (24 April 2012), has contrasted the pessimistic projections on Sri Lanka three years ago by some, including sections of the European Parliament, with what has been currently achieved on the ground in Sri Lanka.

Total Reform Is Needed to Make AICHR Independent, Effective and Relevant to the ASEAN Peoples

The performance of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) has been disappointing and wanting, epitomized by the lack of transparency, failure to consult with civil society organizations and no demonstrable progress in protecting and promoting human rights, according to a civil society assessment report on the performance of the AICHR for the period of October 2010 to December 2011.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the Island today

President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to the Island today 27th, after a Successful official visit to South Korea.