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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Sri Lanka ranked Best Value Destination for Long Haul Holidaymakers by UK’s Post Office Long Haul Report for the third time

This year too for the third consecutive time post war booming Sri Lanka had been ranked as the best destination for Long Haul Holidaymakers who are heading East to pay the least for their holidays during this Autumn and Winter, United Kingdom’s latest Post Office Long Haul Report outlines.

Downplaying Sri Lanka's post-conflict achievements, a disrespect to those who have overcome 30 years of suffering

Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha said, "those who downplay the significance of Sri Lanka's post-conflict achievements and constantly keep shifting goal posts, show disrespect not only to Sri Lanka and its international partners whose steadfast commitment to this task has made these achievements possible, but also to those who have at last emerged from the suffering caused by 30 years of terrorist conflict".

Sri Lanka: President appoints 1200 Mathematics, Science and English Teachers to uplift the education sector

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on 2nd October presented teaching appointments to nearly 1,200 Mathematics, Science and English graduates and further appointments to administrators and principals at a function in the Temple Trees with a view of uplifting the education sector in the country.

Second phase of Indian Housing Project gets underway

The second phase of the Indian Housing Project for construction and repair of 43,000 Housing Units in Northern and Eastern Provinces was launched on the ground on Tuesday, jointly by Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development and Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India in the presence of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen through events organised at Periyamadhu, Mallavi and Eluthumadduval in Mannar, Mullaithivu and Jaffna districts respectively.

Resettlement of Lankan Tamils of top priority: Manmohan Singh

India attaches “highest and most important priority” to the resettlement and rehabilitation of Tamil community in Sri Lanka and remains engaged with Colombo for achieving a “future” for them, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said.

Integrating Gender Support in Development Programming: Assistance from the Norwegian Embassy to the United Nations

The Norwegian Embassy signed an agreement with the UN to more effectively incorporate gender issues into the UN’s development initiatives. This expression of support by the two entities highlights the importance of considering gender as an integral aspect of sustainable development.

U.S. Green Card Lottery Open for Applications - 50,000 from around the world will win Green Cards

The U.S. Embassy in Colombo is pleased to announce that the 2014 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Program, popularly known as the Green Card Lottery, will be accepting on-line applications starting on October 2, 2012.

Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi remembered on birth anniversary

Mahatma Gandhi was on Tuesday fondly remembered with President Pranab Mukherjee leading the nation in paying glowing tributes to the Father of the Nation on the occasion of his 143rd birth anniversary.

Indian Merchants’ Chamber celebrated the World Tourism Day in Mumbai

Sri Lanka Consulate General in partnership with Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC), the premier chamber of trade, commerce and industry in India jointly celebrated the World Tourism Day at the auditorium of the Chamber in Mumbai on 27th September 2012. The Consul General of Sri Lanka, Ms. Upekka Samaratunga was the Chief Guest of the event.

Sri Lankan cultural extravaganza in Kuwait

A three day colorful cultural presentation focusing Sri Lanka “Sri Lanka Cultural Days” kicked off on Saturday 29th of September, at the Kuwait National Museum as part of an on-going cultural extravaganza.

The mixed-signals in Indo-Lanka politics and policies

The habit of giving mixed-signals in politics and policies is nothing new and politicians have used the art to perfection in drawing sentiments of the masses to gain their empathy while following a totally different version to what they give the people – playing to the gallery is what the meaning denotes.

UN Secretary General Ban welcomed the positive developments taken place in Sri Lanka

Appreciating the willingness on the part of the Government of Sri Lanka, to engage with the UN system as demonstrated by the invitation to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the recent visit of the technical team from her office, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at a meeting in New York on Tuesday with External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris, stated that it would be a positive step for such engagement to continue at a senior working level in order to be updated on developments in Sri Lanka.