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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2860

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India gifts 175 boats and fishing equipment worth LKR 71 million to IDPs at Mannar

High Commissioner of India Mr. Ashok K. Kantha visited Mannar District in the Northern Province on 2 December 2012 and handed over 175 boats with one outboard motor each and twelve fishing nets to 350 beneficiaries.

Cash transfer scheme sparks Congress-BJP row

The Congress and the BJP on Monday traded barbs over the government's direct cash transfer scheme after the Election Commission sought a reply from the Centre on the timing of the announcement.

U.S. Government Supports Disabled Sri Lankans

U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison handed over wheelchairs to children at the prosthetic and orthotic center of the National Children's Hospital in Colombo, marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3.

Modi manifesto : Priority for housing, water, irrigation

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released BJP’s manifesto for the State Assembly elections, saying that it is a blueprint for development of all sections of the society. The party’s manifesto promises to address the problems of urban and rural housing, water, irrigation apart from resolving farmers’ issues.

Sri Lankans who continue to arrive on foreign soil illegally are economic migrants and not refugees

Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha addressing the 101st Council Session of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, observed that emphasis by the international community that Sri Lanka is now free from the dangers that constrained it during the time of the conflict, has been an important factor for those who left the country as refugees during the time of the conflict to return, with the joint assistance of the host countries, and organizations such as the IOM.

Caste Politics in TN:Take Action against the leaders-Karunanidhi urges Jaya Government

Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the patriarch of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) M Karunanidhi has urged Tamil Nadu Government to take action against the persons who are pursuing caste politics.

Ashok Kantha on the importance of innovation in bridging vast gap between developing and developed countries

Indian High Commissioner Ashok K. Kantha, who was invited as a key note speaker on the occasion of prestigious “Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Directors (CVCD) Excellence Award -2012,” stressed on the importance of innovation which could help in bridging the vast gap between developing and developed countries.

Foundation Stone of the Pakistan Sponsored school laid in Vavuniya

The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Seema Ilahi Baloch, along with Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapksa and Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Badiuddin laid the foundation stone of the Al-Aksha Maha Vidyalam in Salam Baikulam Vavuniya.

Global network to target asthma

A world without asthma is the ultimate vision of the Global Asthma Network (GAN), launched last week at the University of Auckland. The network aims to improve care for people with asthma around the world. Its work will range from research into the causes of asthma to improving access to essential medicines.

Hornbill World War 2 Peace Rally became main attraction, Manipur team won Gold Trophy

Once again the World War 2 Peace Rally became the main attraction among the on-going Hornbill Festival events here at Kisama.

Sri Lanka Pavilion at Guangzhou Tea Expo 2012

Seven world renowned Sri Lankan tea brands were represented at the Sri Lanka Pavilion at the Guangzhou Tea Expo 2012 in China from 22 – 26 November.

A Book of Condolence on the demise of former Prime Minister of India Mr. Inder Kumar Gujral

Indian High Commission in Colombo is keeping open from 1030-1300 hrs and 1500-1700 hrs today 4 December, and Wednesday, 5 December, for visitors at the High Commission a Condolence Book in connection with the demise of Mr. Inder Kumar Gujral, former Prime Minister of India.

37 Indian fishermen arrested in the Eastern Sri Lankan waters with their 5 trawlers

The Navy has arrested at least 37 Indian fishermen from Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu, with five trawlers off Pulmodai, Trincomalee in the early hours of yesterday while they were fishing in Sri Lankan waters, Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said.