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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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Senior Official Meeting of the First Asian Corporation Dialogue Summit to commence tomorrow

Additional Secretary to the Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs Mr. I. Ansar will be leading a team of officials to participate on behalf of Sri Lanka, in the Senior Official Level Meeting that will commence on 13 October as the first item in the Asian Corporation Dialogue Summit.

Tamil Nadu Fishermen with another horror tales of harassment and attack by the Sri Lankan Navy

There is no end to the anti-Sri Lankan Navy campaign by the Tamil Nadu fishermen and this time they have alleged that they have been pelted with stones, their fishing nets snapped when they were fishing near Katchatheevu by the Sri Lankan Navy on the night of 10 October and this canard has been strongly denied by the Navy spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya.

Sri Lanka President meets Rehabilitated former L.T.T.E. Girl Cadets in commemoration of International Day of Girl Child


In commemoration of International Day of Girl Child a group of rehabilitated former L.T.T.E. Cadets (girls) who were on a trip to Colombo came to visit Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at his official residence at Temple Trees.

Arrests in Delhi foil terrorist attack in Bodhgaya

Delhi Police on Thursday claimed to have thwarted a major terrorist attack here during the upcoming festive season with the arrest of three suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives. A huge cache of explosives has also been recovered.

Sri Lanka University Teachers call off the strike - to return to work from today

Sri Lanka’s Federation of University Teachers Association (FUTA) has decided to suspend its trade union action and report to work from Friday.

Fear of protests at Nitish Kumar rally leads to women’s black 'dupattas' being taken off

This can only happen in India where police blindly follow orders from above. Ever since protestors at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ongoing Adhikar Yatra showed him black flags, district authorities in the state have been scrupulously keeping all things black out of his public meetings. But no one expected 'dupattas' -- pieces of seamless cloth that go with women's salwar-kurta dress -- to be snatched.

Health Programmes must collaboratively address TB–Diabetes

With growing strong evidence on the dangerous communion between tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes in India, government health programmes must no longer delay implementing TB-diabetes collaborative activities.

Sri Lanka Navy had intercepted 112 Australia bound persons

Sri Lanka Navy had arrested 112 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler on 11th October 2012. The trawler named “Shantha Anthoni-1” with 91 Tamils, 14 Sinhalese and 07 Muslims on board had been intercepted by a Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Western Naval Command off Chilaw seas.

Big B’s 70th birthday bash in great style


From Bollywood and South celebrities to politicians and bureaucrats, everyone was in full attendance at a bash to ring in megastar Amitabh Bachchan's 70thbirthday.

Award of Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship

At a ceremony organized at the Ministry of Education yesterday (Oct 10, 2012), 150 meritorious students were awarded the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship with Bandula Gunawardena, Minister of Education, as the Chief Guest in the presence of Mr. Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka.

U.S. Embassy Celebrates Day of the Girl Child


The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2011 to establish October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. To commemorate this in 2012, United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives Michele J. Sison paid a special visit with Emerge Lanka to the Salvation Army Haven and Sunshine Home, where she met with girls attending a workshop empowering them to be gender-violence awareness coaches.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 - Mo Yan

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2012 was awarded to Mo Yan has become the first Chinese citizen ever to win the Nobel prize in literature, praised by the Swedish Academy for merging "folk tales, history and the contemporary" with "hallucinatory realism".

Evils of 13th Amendment

We have to be thankful to the Supreme Court for their determination on the proposed “Divineguma Bill”. It exposed further inherent dangers of the 13th Amendment other than police and land powers. If only the Supreme Court had in 1987 taken such a stand when this draconian Amendment forced on us by India quite unasked by the Sinhalese, Tamils or Muslims, that it required the approval of the whole country through a Referendum, we may not have been in this pass today.

Sri Lanka extends retirement age of public servants to 60 years

Sri Lanka had extended the maximum age for the government servants for retirement to 60 years from the current age limit of 57 years in response to many requests made to the government by the public servants, the Government Information Department said.


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