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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1265


SLID/SIM Power Breakfast forum

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Michael Morrison, a visionary expert with experience in the discipline of sensorial marketing and experiential retailing, presently attached to the Department of Marketing, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University is scheduled to address the meeting - “Power Breakfast” organized jointly by Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Sri Lanka Region. The lecture would on 7th May at Taj Samudra Hotel and he would be speaking on "The Power of Emotional Branding; in driving consistent, competitive and profitable market growth". The forum is meant for company Directors, CEOs and strategic level managers.

USAID Tops $1.39 Billion in Emergency Food Aid Provided in FY 2008

Daya Gamage – US National Correspondent Asian Tribune

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing assistance in response to the increase in food prices worldwide. USAID will provide an additional $240 million in food aid to meet emergency needs around the world, bringing the total emergency food aid provided by USAID, on behalf of the American people, to $1.39 billion since October 2007.

Disinformation campaign against Sri Lanka financed by Norwegian, Switzerland and German Governments

By Sumane Liyanaarachchi Sydney

Is book presentation on International Dimensions of the Conflict in Sri Lanka in New South Wales Parliament another attempt to mislead Australians by Norwegian, Swiss and German NGO supporters It has been scheduled to hold a book presentation on International Dimensions of the Conflict in Sri Lanka at the New South Wales Parliament on Tuesday 6th May 2008 by the Australian branch of the Centre for Just Peace and Democracy. According to John Gormley, Convener, the Centre for Just Peace and Democracy is financially supported by Norwegian, German and Swiss Governments. This publication by CJPD comprises papers presented at a seminar held in Luzern Switzerland on 17th June 2007, to explore the international dimensions of Sri Lanka’s five decades old conflict.

Renovation of the Sapugaskanda Refinery commences

Sunil C. Perera and Chithralal Jayasinhe in Colombo

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Renovation of the Sapugaskanda Refinery commences. The government of Iran will provide financial aid for this renovation. President Mahinda Rajapakse and Iranian President Mahamoud Ahamedinejad attended a ceremony at the Sapugaskanda refinery premises yesterday morning. The Iranian President planted a sapling symbolizing the commencement of renovation. Speaking on the occasion, President Rajapakse said the Iranian President’s visit has further strengthened the bilateral relations of the two countries.

Sri Lanka’s security situation a barrier for bilateral trade

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

A high level seminar covering “Business Opportunities in the Emerging Economies n the EU” was held for the first time by the Sri Lanka – Poland Business Council, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in order to create greater awareness of the growing potential, existing for developing trade and investment between Sri Lanka and the emerging economies in the EU. The Seminar was held at Trans Asia Hotel.

Three Tamil Tiger kingpins arrested in London and Wales in a dawn raid

By Walter Jayawardhana

The Police in London and Wales have arrested three kingpins who have been engaged in Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) activities banned under the Terrorism Act. Out of the arrested three, two of them are brothers and were arrested as a result of “their fund raising and procurement of acts of terrorism,” the police said. According to the police sources the three arrested, Jegatheeswaran Muralieetharan (46) , of new Town in Wales, Vithy Tharan (39) of Powys, Wales, and Murugesu Jegatheeswaran (33) of Mitcham , Surrey, of South West London, have been under subject of police investigations for a long time.

Dr. Mervyn injured in accident

Sunil C. Perera and Chithralal Jayasingha

Minister Mervyn Silva suffered injuries following an accident in Aralaganwila, Dehiattakandiya, a short while ago and is being airlifted to Colombo for treatment. Kelaniya Pradeesheeya Sabha Chairman Seevali Kelanitissa has died on the spot.

Red Carpet Welcome for Iranian President in Sri Lanka

Sunil C. Perera and Chithralal Jayasinghe in Colombo

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrived at the Bandaranaike International Air Port around 7.30 pm local time on a two-day state visit. He was welcomed at the International Airport by Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Navy accorded a Guard of honor by offering 21 gun salutes to the visiting President. Iranian President headed a high ranking delegation which included Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, Commerce Minister Mir Kazemi, Deputy Petroleum Minister Ali Kordan, Deputy Power Minister Dr. Rasool Zagar, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Asia and Pacific Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseni and General Abdol Ali Najafi, Chief of Security.

Dr. Sarath Amunugama Foresees a Healthy Intellectual and Physical Developmental Future for Sri Lanka

The Rajapaksa Government has placed the highest emphasis on investment covering not only the physical infrastructure development which is going on at an unparalleled level in this country, in all parts of the country, but also the need to upgrade the intellectual infrastructure and social infrastructure. The President has called this a very vital life skill, stated Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Enterprise development at a seminar at Galadari Hotel organized by the Boil and Presidential Secretariat recently. He added like what late Shri Jawaharlal Nehru envisioned a great future for India based on an open cultural mind, influenced from the brilliant thoughts of men like Rabindranath Tagore, President Rajapaksa has launched a modernizing project. That is a link to globally achieving a highest level of growth and also set itself the highest possible standards for the country's growth.

Australian Commando killed by Afgan terrorists

By Sumane Liyanaarachchi in Sydney

An Australian army commndo was killed and four others were wounded in a gun battle with Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan 27 April. Lance –Cpl Jason Marks,27, a farther of two children and member of the 4RAR Commando Battalion, died during an attack about 25km southeast of the Australian base at Tarin Kowt. He is the fifth Australian soldier to die in Afghanistan since 2002. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the security situation in Afghanistan is "grim" and Australians need to prepare themselves for more casualties in a "difficult, dangerous and bloody" year ahead.

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