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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2345

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Sri Lanka’s National Vesak Week commences today

Sri Lanka’s National Vesak Week commences today (02nd May) and it will be celebrated until the 8th of this month.

Is US in a perpetual state of war?

The question as to why US seemed enmeshed in a perpetual state of war has caused a scorching debate in the US. The charge is that a feckless US Congress under presidential pressure had abrogate edits constitutional right to declare war. How could the legislature be so oblivious to the cruelties of the war? Rhodes Scholar and popular TV news show host Rachel Maddow’s book –“Drift-Unmooring of American Military Power” just climbed to No. one spot in the NY Times Best sellers’ list.

Sri Lanka commissions ‘Risk Assessment’ of most frequented tourist sites

The Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) yesterday announced the successful completion of a ‘Safety Assessment’ of the most frequented tourist sites in Sri Lanka.

Fitch Assigns Bank of Ceylon's USD Senior Notes Final 'BB-' Rating

Fitch Ratings has assigned Sri Lanka-based Bank of Ceylon's (BOC) USD500m senior unsecured notes due 2017 a final rating of 'BB-'. This follows the completion of the notes issue and the receipt of documents conforming to information previously received.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka signs Memorandum of Understanding for promotion of bilateral trade

Pakistan’s Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) recently signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Stock Market: Crossings boost turnover

Sri Lanka’s Stock Market continued its slow run despite the crossings in John Keells Holdings, Infrastructure Developers, Central Finance and Asia Asset Finance, brokers said.

Nuwara Eliya’s ‘April Blooms 2012’ dazzles with Lassana Flora patronage

“April Blooms 2012”, the annual summer flower show organized by the Nuwara-Eliya Municipal Council this year enjoyed the patronage of Sri Lanka’s leading florists Lassana Flora.

Dr Swamy allowed to defend Hindu lobby-supported law against conversion in Himachal

Janata Party president Dr Subramanian Swamy, whose legal interventions in the 2G scam forced the government on back foot, is now going to defend a Hindu lobby-supported law passed by the then Congress government in Himachal in 2006. Dr Swamy on Monday sought to implead in the case against objections to the state's Freedom of Religion Act on behalf of Jagadguru Shankaracharya's Mahamandleshar's Pethadipathis.

‘Burmese Lessons’ for Sri Lanka

I am here not talking about Karen Connelly’s popular love story by the name of ‘Burmese Lessons,’ but rather Aung San Suu Kyi’s entry into Parliament yesterday as the leader of the opposition in Myanmar (or Burma) with 42 other members who were elec


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