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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Deputy PrimeMinister of Japan,Katsuya Okada Visit Upper Kotmale Hydro Power Project

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Deputy PrimeMinister of Japan, Katsuya Okada made an inspection tour at Upper Kotmale Hydro PowerProject funded by Japanese Government(05).

Economics of a Familial State

These are hard times, globally, and Sri Lanka is not immune to the general contagion. The country is struggling with a weak rupee, a falling rate of savings, a huge debt burden, high levels of youth unemployment and bulbous inequality. None of these are signs of a healthy economy or indications of popular wellbeing.

Re-election: Obama poised for the offence

President Obama’s re-election campaign began in earnest in Ohio spewing out the slogan “Osama is dead and General Motors is alive”— a direct retort to Mitt Romney who had downplayed both events. The key planks of the Obama platform keeping his chances perky were women voters, the Hispanics, the youth and invigorated labor—four voting blocks leaning towards Obama according to most polls.

Maulana Ajmal Announces A Relief Package Of Rs 2 Crore To Dhubri Families

Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, state president of the Jamiat Ulama-e Hind, Lok Sabha MP from Dhubri, and president of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), rushed from Mumbai on hearing of the tragedy of the ferry mishap at Dubri in Assam on April 30.

Sri Lanka celebrating Vesak and again ranked as number eight in World Giving Index in 2011

Sri Lankans are celebrating Vesak on fifth and sixth of May 2012. Vesak is a supreme religious and cultural festival in Sri Lanka. Buddhists commemorate the important events that took place in the life of Lord Buddha on Vesak Full Moon Poya Day.

London Mayoral Election: Boris is back

He is ,unmistakably, the most-recognizable face in London: a portly frame with characteristically-unkempt blond thatch; the cyclist who promotes the virtues of the age-old mode of transport by example, not just by preaching – by cycling to work every day by ditching both chauffer and limousine; the man adored by the Londoners for who he is, not for what he represents; the man who speaks his mind regardless of inevitable consequences even if they have the potential to be instantly interpreted as gaffes ; the fighter who never shies away, if a critic confronts him in the street - or on his way to work on the bike - for what he believes in.

Letter from America – Pre-emptive Strikes – the Kabilite Syndrome - 1

The U.S. missile defense plans in Europe have been one of the thorniest topics in U.S.-Russian relations for years. Last week, Russia's top military officer threatened to carry out a pre-emptive strike on U.S.-led NATO missile defense facilities in Eastern Europe if the USA goes ahead with her controversial plan to build a missile shield.

Good News For Migrant Workers – Qatar to Drop Sponsorship and adopt recruitment on Contract system

Doha, 06 May, (Asiantribune.com):As It is expected that the number of workers recruited to Qatar for infrastructure projects might go up to 1mn, but in phases and it is learnt that Qatar is contemplating to Drop Sponsorship and adopt recruitment on Contract system, according to Senior Official of the Ministry of Labor in Qatar.


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