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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

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World’s 16th largest growth economy to boost trade with Sri Lanka

As Sri Lanka-Turkey bilateral trade volume crossed $ 200 Mn levels for the first time, the 16th largest economy in the world and the fastest growing country in Europe too wants to expand its bilateral trade with Sri Lanka. “We want to expand our trade cooperation with Sri Lanka.

Govt set to win FDI vote in Rajya Sabha after BSP support

The UPA government after getting majority vote over FDI entry in the Lok Sabha, seemed set to win in Rajya Sabha too evening with the BSP deciding to vote for FDI and Samajawadi Party deciding to abstain as it did in Lok Sabha.

Meeting the targets: Are we doing better in HIV than in TB?

Well, perhaps yes. While talking to Citizen News Service - CNS at the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur Mark Harrington, Executive Director of Treatment Action Group (TAG), wondered why we are doing better in responding to HIV, which was discovered only in 1981 and for which there was no effective treatment until 1996, while we are losing the battle against TB which was discovered in 1882 and the first drugs for it came in 1948.

Babri Masjid demolition anniversary peaceful

The 20th anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition passed off peacefully on a sombre note in the twin towns of Ayodhya and Faizabad and the surrounding areas amidst tight security arrangements on Thursday.

Sri Lanka promoted as a tourist destination in the top “outbound tourists” cities of China

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing together with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and Sri Lankan Airlines organised a series of events to promote Sri Lanka as a tourist destination in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Chengdu in China, with a view to attracting Chinese tourists to Sri Lanka including those who will be travelling overseas during the Chinese “Spring Festival” holiday in February 2013.

Sushma Swaraj fit to become PM, Congress leader Digviajaya Singh says

BJP leader Sushma Swaraj was on Thursday compared to former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee by Congress leader Digvijay Singh, who said the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha was fit to become PM, a praise that left her unimpressed.

Operational strategy to stop TB despite tight purse strings

As the rich countries are still recovering from the economic depression, health financing is surely one of the casualties. Everyone rightly wants most value for every penny spent and tuberculosis care and control is one of the smart investments countries can make when purse strings tighten.

Global Community Day 2012

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Singapore participated at the ‘’Global Community day’’an annual event organised by Temasek Polytechnic of Singapore on the 23rd of November 2012.

Barak and Hussein are waiting for Obama!

Under the above caption I came across a very interesting open letter addressed to the US president, in one of the leading Israeli dailies, ‘Haaretz’, in its latest issue.

Muslim NGOs welcome Government Move to Build Ambedkar Memorial: Demand To Handover Ismail Yusuf College To Muslims

A group of Muslim NGOs have welcomed the government move to allot the twelve and a half hectares of Indu Mills land in Dadar for a memorial to Dalit leader Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Sri Lankan executed in Abu Dhabi by Firing Squad

A 36-year-old Alex Rohana, a Sri Lankan, was executed in the presence of a judge, general public prosecutor, Imam, doctor and police officials.