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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2964

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Libya didn't 'implode' as US expected, it 'exploded': Anti-American protests spread

Protests against American-backed despots took root in many Libya, Egypt and several other Middle East nations, the US-led NATO extended its hand with the aim of 'imploding' the regimes; what's going on in the past several days with the brutal assassination of the US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens on Tuesday night sparking waves of anti-American protests spreading across the Middle East clearly manifest that it 'exploded' on the face of America.

Lanka starts first ever direct consultations with export titans -in earnest

Despite a reversal in the rate of exports decline and evidence of some improvement, Sri Lanka is actively moving to help its exporters to face the global downturn –with a challenging new $ 12 Bn export goal set for 2102.

Sri Lanka has developed its home-grown transitional justice process - Senior Advisor to the Cabinet Mr. Mohan Peiris

Sri Lanka Participates in HRC Interactive Dialogues on 'Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-recurrence' and 'Children and Armed Conflict.'

Prof. Pieris with Assistant Secretary of State of Robert O. Blake

Mr. Robert O. Blake, Assistant Secretary of State of the United States, met with Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, at the Ministry for a discussion of developments since their last meeting in Washington, D.C. in March this year.

Kudankulam stir: SC refuses to stay loading of fuel for plant

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay loading of fuel for nuclear power plant at Kudankulam but agreed to examine the risk associated to the project, saying safety of people living in its vicinity is of prime concern.

Saving Sri Lankan Lives Through Open Data

In the last 34 years natural disasters have killed more than 37,000 Sri Lankans. As recently as November 2010, heavy monsoon rains triggered devastating floods in parts of the country, affecting close to 1.2 million people (319,451 families).

Widespread anti-US protests: India likely to ban Prophet film on internet

India is likely to ban on Internet a controversial film deemed offensive to Islam that has sparked anti-US protests.

Bilateral meetings of the Speaker of Lok Sabha in Colombo

Mrs. Meira Kumar, the Speaker of Lok Sabha, the Lower House of the Parliament of India, called on Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this morning at Temple Trees.

Arrest of militant linked to Kandahar IA plane hijack claimed

In a major breakthrough, Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested a top militant who is suspected to have provided logistical support to hijackers of IC-814 in 1999 to Kandhar and was operating for the last 25 years in the state.

Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage Chief Guest at the Cricket Tournament of the Veterans Cricket Club in Bonn

The Veterans Cricket Club in Bonn, Germany, which is one of the oldest Sports Clubs among the Sri Lankan community in Germany, organized a Soft Ball and Hard Ball Cricket Tournament between several Sri Lankan Clubs and community groups across the landscape of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Pakistan greatly value its relations with Sri Lanka: Dr Nafisa Shsh

The Pakistani Parliamentary delegation which is currently visiting Sri Lanka to participate in the 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference in Colombo paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of the Sri Lankan Parliament Chamal Rajapaksa today at the BMICH Colombo.

Anti-Kudankulam activists take to sea

In a novel form of protest, activists stepped up their demonstration against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, on Thursday and stood in sea waters forming a human chain off nearby Indinthakarai coast.

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan hosts Sri Lanka Festival in Tokyo

The Opening Ceremony of the 9th Sri Lanka Festival in Tokyo was attended by a Senior Cabinet Minister, Senior Vice Minister and Ambassador Yasushi Akashi of the Government of Japan, Former Chief of the Navy, former Ambassadors who have served in Sri Lanka, Senior technocrats and bureaucrats of the Government of Japan, Corporate & Industry Leaders, Heads of Media Organizations in Japan, and distinguished invitees on the 8th of September 2012.

Govt under fire from allies, opposition over steep diesel price hike

The opposition parties as well as its allies have slammed the Congress-led UPA government’s decision to hike diesel prices on Thursday.