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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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India denies Missiles are not targeting Sri Lanka’s strategic installations

In a press release Indian High Commission in Colombo has denied that 'Indian missiles were targeted at Sri Lanka's strategic installations'.

Coalgate: CBI accuses Ministry of collusion with fraud firms

The CBI has alleged that some companies which were allotted coal blocks between 2006 and 2009 had "misrepresented" facts and made "fraudulent" claims to "embellish" their applications to get the allotments.

Sri Lanka Cricket highlights in the European Parliament

The International Cricket Council (ICC)-Europe together with Syed Kamall, Member of the European Parliament representing UK, Chair of European Parliamentary cricket inter group and the International Cricket Council, hosted a two day event from 25-26 September 2012, at the European Parliament promoting the game of cricket within the European Parliament and in Europe.

Sri Lanka remains steadfast in its support to the Palestinian people at the 21st Session of the HRC

The Sri Lanka delegation to the 21st Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva is continuing to engage with the relevant Interactive Dialogues with Special Procedures Mandate Holders and Working Groups.

Sri Lankan Youth Celebrate International Day of Peace through Song, Dance and Sport


U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison joined over seven hundred school children and local communities in Nedunkerny, Vavuniya last week to celebrate International Day of Peace. Youth across Sri Lanka from all different ethnic backgrounds spent months preparing for this day by participating in awareness workshops, camps, cultural programs and sports competitions that explored and discussed issues related to peace.

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant: Indian High Commission in a bid to allay fears

Indian High Commission in Colombo has assured that Government of India has assigned utmost attention to nuclear and radiation safety, including the safety of operating personnel, public as well as the environment.

Sharad Pawar says NCP support for Maharashtra Govt , Centre to stay

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday reaffirmed his party's support to Congress at the Centre and at Maharashtra, where a crisis has erupted in the wake of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's resignation.

Sri Lanka In Pictures: A Captivating Photographic Display


A two-day photographic exhibition capturing in graphic detail Sri Lanka before and after the 30-year conflict attracted a wide cross-section of foreign and local dignitaries.

BJP asks cadre to be ready for snap polls

With Trinamool Congress walking out of the ruling UPA and NCP flexing muscles in Maharashtra, BJP’s top brass on Wednesday asked party leaders to stand united and remain battle-ready as the prospects of early polls loom large in the current political scenario.

Is Patriotism, Politics or Nationalism poisoning the world?

Let us put things in perspective. A Government cannot solve our problems, it cannot set our goals and it cannot define our vision. Similarly, a Government cannot eliminate poverty, increase economy, reduce inflation, cure illiteracy, provide resources or even save the world.

ICPS Roll out in Uttar Pradesh Possible within the next three months?

The Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) is a much awaited initiative in Uttar Pradesh. And rightly so with hopes of both, the government agencies as well as the private NGOs and activists pinned on the scheme for a better, safer and a more organized system of ushering in a protective environment for children in the state. Once implemented the ICPS is being touted as the ultimate accountability apparatus for care and protection as well as an effective juvenile justice system in the state.

Ex-President Pratibha Patil told to return gifts

In a further embarrassment for the former President , Pratibha Patil is embroiled in a fresh controversy after a Right to Information (RTI) inquiry revealed that the former President had taken several "gifts" given to her when she was President to her hometown Amravati in Maharashtra where they were on display at the museum of the Vidya Bharati Shaikshanik Mandal.

Student Exchange Programme between Sri Lanka and AG Gymnasium Isernhagen, Germany


Under the student exchange programme between Sri Lankan schools and Gymnasium Isernhagen in Hanover, Germany, which started in 2007, five students from Colombo Ladies College visited Isernhagen Gymnasium in Germany. The association SLAGI organized the exchange programme.

No getting to zero new HIV infections in ASEAN without women

Young women, female sex workers, transgender women, women who use drugs and women living with HIV have called on ASEAN to support women and girls living with and affected by HIV.

Sri Lanka wakes up to massive APTA, China sunrise

As Sri Lanka’s exports under APTA grew more than three-fold by 2011’s end, the country is suddenly realizing the importance of the promising sunrise FMCG segment in the 2.5 Bn strong APTA markets led by APTA’s market giant, China.


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