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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2784

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Top-five critical global priority actions on AIDS in 2013

A new report argues that despite considerable advances in the fight against AIDS, the world is already falling behind pace in the effort to begin ending AIDS. But it doesn't have to be that way - according to the assessment in this report, the top-five critical actions over the coming year could have a tremendous impact.

Sri Lanka starts first market oriented support for $9.5M wood sector

As demand for wood and furniture grows in Sri Lanka with tourism growth and the country is faced with an increasing shortage of skilled woodcrafters, Sri Lanka is moving to upgrade its $ 9.5 Mn wood and furniture industry with latest technology and machinery training.

The Sri Lankan Mission Hosts Japanese Tea Ceremony

“A simple cup of tea not only is delicious but is food to one’s soul. The 400 year age old Tea Ceremony is not only tradition to the Japanese but an art form, a meditation, and most importantly a symbol of peace and good will”.

Zee News refutes extortion charge of Naveen Jindal

Zee News on Wednesday vehemently denied all allegations of extortion levelled against its two executives and said police were being forced to act on the matter under pressure from Congress MP Naveen Jindal and his associates.

Sri Lankans in Singapore celebrate Deepavali

Celebrating Deepavali, the festival of lights, at the Ceylon Sports Club in Singapore on Sunday, 18th November 2012, Sri Lanka High Commissioner for Singapore Ferial Ashraff stated that "as human beings, the true conflict between good and evil lies within us and that is where we should light the brightest of lamps so that they may shine forever and never go out" .

Rs 17 lakh for a KG seat in Chennai!

Education has become flourishing business for many elite schools in India. Astronomical sums are being charged for Nursery and KG seats. And surprisingly, rich parents do not mind as it has become a status symbol in Indian metros.

Is There Hope For MDR-TB Patients?

Every morning Aran’s (name changed) father drives him from his home, to the government TB hospital in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, (which takes one hour to reach) for his multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) oral medication.

Tamil Nadu NGOs top list of foreign funds beneficiaries

After asserting that anti-Kudankulam nuclear protests were being fuelled by the 'foreign hand' and putting several NGOs under scanner, the government released data in Parliament that shows Tamil Nadu NGOs have received the maximum number of foreign contributions in the past three years.


Sri Lanka’s newest promising investment opportunities have been revealed. And as Lanka-Japan bilateral trade crossed the huge $ 1.2 Bn mark in 2011, the country is inviting top league Japanese private investments for ‘strong win-win partnerships’.

FB posts row: Shiv Sena bandh in Palghar

A bandh was on Wednesday observed in Palghar town in adjoining Thane district following a call by Shiv Sena against suspension of two senior police officers in connection with the arrest of two girls over a Facebook post, criticizing shutdown during Bal Thackeray’s funeral.

Chaos in Egypt again!

Buoyed by international praise for the effort he made to mediate a Gaza ceasefire, where out of 104 civilians killed and 970 wounded, 34 and 274 respectively were children, president Mursi of Egypt tried to consolidate his power by a decree giving him sweeping new powers.

SOE Losses: Negative Consequences for People, Employees & the Political Leadership

Recent media headlines have featured large losses incurred by state-owned enterprises (SOEs). CPC, CEB, SLTB and Sri Lankan Airlines/Mihin Air have all recorded unsustainable losses. A very large share of these losses, particularly those of the CPC, CEB and SLTB, can be attributed to pricing policies that do not reflect costs.

Thai PM, 3 ministers survive censure

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted in support of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and three other ministers who were targeted during the censure debate.