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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2835

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Work starts on Sri Lanka Rubber Masterplan

Work on the much awaited Sri Lanka Rubber Industry Masterplan has commenced in earnest with Industry and Commerce Ministry implementing a major portion of projects outlined in it. Meanwhile, an upbeat India says that an Indian team will be in town as early as next week to discuss none other than the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) mooted between the two South Asian neighbors, as announced on 05 July in Colombo.

Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (third from right) launches the third edition of Lanka Plast & Rubexpo exhibition joined by Deputy High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Arindam Bagchi (far right), B Swaminathan (second from right), President of Plastics and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka M.T. Pringiers (far left), and Director of India’s National Small Industries Corporation P Udayakumar (second from left) at BMICH Colombo on 05 August.
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Democracy Misunderstood and Abused

In vain do we boast that knowledge and intelligence in the 21st century had broken down all the strongholds of prejudice, ignorance, and superstition; and yet, at this very time, you can see that partisanship, injustice, total lack of elegance, covetousness, envious eagerness and extreme greed for material wealth and power skyrocketing among the politicians?

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Turning India Into Venice

The Twitter crowd lost no time in mocking the quick transformation of ‘Gurugram’—Gurgaon for most people--after a sharp shower into Venice (or Florence), an Italian city of flowing canals where boats are the only mode of inter-city transport. But in comparing their city with a renowned tourist destination the denizens of Gurgaon were being generous with the authorities and the state of Haryana where Gurgaon is what Mumbai is to India: the highest revenue earning city.

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