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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2739

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The 'so called saviors' of human rights!

It has been revealed that ‘The Sun’ publication made illegal payment to US serviceman to obtain Saddam’s picture while in US captivity.

“Trees Of The World 2012,” at the Singapore Botanic Gardens

The High commission of Sri Lanka for Singapore participated in “The Trees of the World 2012’’ organized by the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Unity in Diversity – Former Sri Lankan President’s psychological formula for living in harmony

Mrs Chandrika Bandaranayak Kumaranatunga, the former president of Sri Lanka, made a passionate appeal to all the Nigerians, fiercely polarized into two distinct religious domains, to celebrate the diversity while delivering the thirteenth Anyiam-Osigwe Lecture in Lagos, Nigeria on 29 November. She highlighted the steps that she took while dealing with 30-year-old ethnic conflict in her own backyard when she was the president of the island nation.

Ruling UPA wins FDI vote in Lok Sabha after SP, BSP walkout

The opposition motion against FDI in multi-brand retail was defeated in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday after the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party MPs walked out before the voting, bailing out the Manmohan Singh government.

Role of Private Sector in TPOs

Today Private Sector has emerged the engine of growth as introduced by some quarters of the Sri Lankan society. This recognition substantiates the beneficial importance of the huge contribution made by the private sector towards economic development of the nation.

McDonald’s denies charge of using imported potatoes for fries

The Indian arm of US fast food giant McDonald's Wednesday rejected the notion that the potatoes for its popular French fries were being imported from abroad, saying it has stood by its commitment to source all ingredients locally.

Carl Bildt to Beijing

Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt will be in Beijing from today till 8 December. During his visit, Mr Bildt will hold political talks and meet representatives of the Swedish business community.

Apex Court orders Karnataka to release Cauvery waters to Tamil Nadu

In an interim relief to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed Karnataka to release 10,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to its neighbouring state and asked the Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) to hold a meeting to decide the amount of water required by each state.

The Golden Jubilee Celebrations Of The First Battalion The Gemunu Watch

The 50th anniversary of the First Battalion the Gemunu Watch will be commemorated on 7th December 2012 at Diyatalawa. This article is published in order that a record of the history of the battalion is preserved for posterity, mainly for those who served are presently serving and for those who are to serve.

Sri Lanka at the MAHA International Agricultural Fair 2012

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of External Affairs and Export Development Board participated at the MAHA International 2012, a nine day biennial agricultural exhibition held from 24th November to 2nd December 2012 in Serdang, Malaysia.

Obama and the Triumph of Democracy

The re-election of Barrack Obama as the president of the US can be described as a triumph of democracy. The recent election was said to be a neck to neck fight and that it would be difficult for Obama to get re-elected.

Singapore: Punitive action against bus drivers on strike condemned

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly condemned the detention and prosecution by the Singapore authorities against the bus drivers who went on strike over a wage dispute on 26 and 27 November 2012.

Exports: New unit CCMD secures first high level triumph enlisting global retailer TESCO

Several Sri Lankan export sectors have suddenly received an unexpected Xmas gift from London. TESCO, world’s third largest retailer and UK’s biggest supermarket chain, is preparing to significantly expand its product sourcing from Sri Lanka, buoyed by the well-focused facilitation of the recently established Consultative Committee on Market Diversification (CCMD).