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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2309

Price of a rice food packet and a cup of tea reduced in line with reduction in gas prices

The All Island Canteen Owners Association says the price of a packet of rice and a cup of tea will be reduced in line with the reduction in gas prices.

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Ultimate Goal of Bringing Iran to Its Knees: United States to Tighten the Screws on Iranian Oil Exports

The steady spread of tentacles of a potentially disastrous, global trade war has not deterred the United States from pursuing yet another risky move – tightening the screws on Iranian oil exports.

Ultimate Goal of Bringing Iran to Its Knees: United States to Tighten the Screws on Iranian Oil Exports
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Tobacco Plain Packaging - Australia wins landmark trade case

The World Trade Organization (WTO) yesterday issued a long-awaited ruling that Australia’s pioneering law requiring plain packaging for tobacco products does not violate international trade and intellectual property agreements.

Tobacco Plain Packaging  - Australia wins landmark  trade case
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Gas Cylinder Price Reduced

The price of a 12.5kg domestic Litro Gas cylinder was reduced by Rs. 138/= with effect from today early morning, the Consumer Affairs Authority said.

Gas Cylinder Price Reduced
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Canada call on Sri Lanka to fully implement Human Rights Council resolution 30/1

In a message, David McKinnon, the High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka states that Canda is encouraged by the initial steps taken to operationalize the Office of Missing Persons, and Canada continues to call on Sri Lanka to fully implement the commitments made to its own people, including through Human Rights Council resolution 30/1, to ensure a peaceful, reconciled, inclusive and prosperous Sri Lanka.

 Canada call on Sri Lanka to fully implement Human Rights Council resolution 30/1
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Kejriwal’s Raj Nivas Dharna A Farce .

Arvind Kejriwal may be wrong in imagining that his dharna with three other ministerial colleagues in the office of the Lieutenant Governor wins him sympathy and support from the people of Delhi. In a Tweet he has told the people of Delhi that he is taking the step to serve them!

Arvind Kejriwal  dharna with three other ministerial colleagues in the office of the Lieutenant Governor
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New appointments to Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s staff’s at the Media Ministry

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera has appointed the following personnel to the Minister’s staff at the Media Ministry.

New appointments to Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s staff’s  at the Media Ministry
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When Will Curtains Come Down On VIP Culture

The Supreme Court order asking former chief ministers in UP to vacate the official bungalows allotted to them for life has been widely hailed. But rejoice only if you know nothing about the guiles and cunnings of our VIPs. In fact, the crafty politicians who may be expected to suffer on account of the May 7 court order had already anticipated the judicial eviction order.

Six former Uttar Pradesh CMs, Mulayam Singh, Mayawati, Rajnath Singh and Kalyan Singh, Akhilesh Yadav and ND Tiwari are set to lose their swanky bungalows. (File photo | PTI)
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Postal strike comes to a grinding halt after 16 days

The postal strike which commenced on June 10 with the support of 24 other postal trade unions and went on for 16 days, had been called off at midnight yesterday, Joint Postal Trade Union Collective announced.

Postal strike comes to a grinding halt after 16 days
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Kanni Wignaraja visits Citra - Sri Lanka’s first Social Innovation Lab

Recently, Ms. Kanni Wignaraja, the Director of the United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office (UNDOCO) in New York visited Citra, Sri Lanka’s first Social Innovation Lab.

Kanni Wignaraja visits  Citra - Sri Lanka’s first Social Innovation Lab
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The tobacco industry cigarettes continue to account for two-thirds of the illicit cigarette market

Growing and diverse sources of evidence indicate that the tobacco industry remains involved in tobacco smuggling and that tobacco industry cigarettes account for around two-thirds of the illicit cigarette market.

The tobacco industry cigarettes continue to account for two-thirds of the illicit cigarette market
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