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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1166


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Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 22:33
Just as Sri Lanka vies for China’s booming export market, the country also yearns for imports from China-and Sri Lanka is an ‘important location’ in China’s strategic Silk Road Economic Belt project and China’s new “World Bank”, as revealed on 02 July.” Sri Lanka is an important link in China’s $40 Bn Silk Road Economic Belt, which is a mutually beneficial project for both Sri Lanka and China.....Read More...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 16:09
The Washington based international financial monitoring institution Bloomberg News has acknowledged Pakistan's expanding economy. In a report, it said that cheapest borrowing costs have made the country as a lucrative destination for investment. It said in Pakistan's commercial hub of Karachi, at least half a dozen commercial projects are springing up and major companies are investing in.....Read More...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 10:07
“Mahinda same old stuff...old tape...nothing new for the people...people will put you in dustbin of history...sad to see you fall step by step like this...,” Posted Tourism and Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake and said people would reject Mr. Rajapaksa and consign him into the dustbin of history. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday in his speech from Medamulana said “I would.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 22:23
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today described cyber-related risks as a global threat of “bloodless war,” and called upon the nation’s IT community to serve the entire world by building credible cyber-security systems. He was speaking at the launch of the Digital India week in New Delhi today. The Prime Minister also exhorted the captains of India’s IT industry to boost production of.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 09:06
Sri Lankan biz, facilitated by EDB strongly raged at the recent Kunming international fair in China notching initial an income surpassing $2 Mn-and some eager Lankan firms are still continuing in the mainland having been asked by keen Chinese firms to stay back and conclude initial agreements for future biz, as revealed on 30 June. “Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen and I led.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 08:57
The Multi-religious Forum in Imbulpe, in collaboration with the South Asia Policy & Research Institute (SAPRI) organized multi religious programmes in the Ratnapura district, on June 18th, with the participation of children of all four religions, to invoke blessings on former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga on the occasion of her 70th Birthday. The events on June 28th were.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 08:39
By Oken Jeet Sandham
India is, undoubtedly, the largest democratic nation in the world. It has multi-party system in its democracy. There are many countries in the world where such multi-party systems have been successful in their respective democracies. Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, South Africa.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 08:24
By Raj Gonsalkorale
While Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Medvedev exchanged the seats of power by mutual agreement, and some goodwill, it is unlikely that there is any goodwill between the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa even if the latter is given nomination by the SLFP to be their Prime Ministerial candidate at the next general election.....Read More...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 08:21
The 2-day Asia Pacific Yachting Conference, which coincided with the Singapore Yacht Show, was attended by a delegation from the Sri Lanka Government. A prominent speaker at the conference, and at the Asia Boating Forum that followed, was Simon Arrol, Managing Director of Marina Lanka (Pvt) Limited. The theme of the conference was how to develop yachting and nautical tourism across the region......Read More...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 08:18
The 2-day Asia Pacific Yachting Conference, which coincided with the Singapore Yacht Show, was attended by a delegation from the Sri Lanka Government. A prominent speaker at the conference, and at the Asia Boating Forum that followed, was Simon Arrol, Managing Director of Marina Lanka (Pvt) Limited. The theme of the conference was how to develop yachting and nautical tourism across the region......Read More...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 08:04
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
One of Mick Jagger’s hit number ‘Too many cooks spoil the soup’ came to my mind when I started to read more frequently about Rauf Hakeem’s kitchen cabinet and in fact of our ever enlarging cabinet. Be assured with the increasing number of new parties in the fray, in August, we are bound to get an even bigger cabinet which will top the century mark, which unfortunately our steady opener, Kaushal.....Read More...
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 07:56
The Bodu Bala Sena , on Monday (29) announced that it will contest at the forthcoming general election under the Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP) ticket with the symbol of cobra. BBS Chief Executive Officer Dilantha Vithanage told that the BBS has also requested the BJP to change its existing symbol from pen to cobra. The organization had planned the launch of the party for a few weeks. The party will.....Read More...
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 18:04
Despite economies such as Sri Lanka taking the knowledge economy path to drive growth, heavy industries are still important, as revealed on 27 June-and the manufacturing sub sector is the biggest contributor to Lankan industrial value addition. “Since knowledge economy is seen as “mostly digital” some people think that heavy industries are “not relevant” to the knowledge economy. In fact I.....Read More...
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 17:54
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
As we predicted in Asian Tribune of 27 June; ‘Anyhow Sri Lankan team is placed in a formidable position bar the weather’ and it happened true to our words, under Angelo Mathews wise captaincy the Lankans beat Pakistan and the weather at Colombo P. Sara Oval. They avenged the defeat to the visitors in the first Test by seven wickets. Opener Dimuth Karunaratne’s excellent fifty and his 72 run.....Read More...
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