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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2096

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Government takes up project to clean up Cooum in a decade

In another 10 years the highly polluted Cooum river in the city would be restored, besides focusing on its beautification, Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin said on Tuesday, adding Tamil Nadu government would accord top priority to the project.

Vocational Training Ministry Assists In Rehabilitating Former LTTE Combatants

Vocational Training & Technical Training Ministry actively participates in the government’s efforts of rehabilitating the former LTTE combatants, who are now in the welfare centres and detention centres, Vocational Training & Technical Training Minister Piyasena Gamage said.

Sri Lanka has registered a healthy economic growth

Sri Lanka has become a middle income country with a per-capita GDP of over US $ 2000 recording a healthy economic growth of more than 5 percent in recent years, a report on Labour and Social Trends in Sri Lanka 2009, jointly developed by the Ministry of Labour Relations and Manpower, Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the Department of Census and Statistics released yesterday in Colombo reveals.

Zambia opens an Honorary Consulate in Colombo

Dr. Devapriya Nugawela, the Chairman and the CEO of the Link Natural Products Private Ltd., Sri Lanka’s leading Herbal Healthcare and Personal care Manufacturers has been appointed as the First Honorary Consul of the Republic of Zambia in Sri Lanka by the Government of the Republic of Zambia.

Kumaratunga in Yemen, to promote 'gender equality'

Chandrika Kumaratunga is now leading a high profile Club de Madrid Mission to Yemen to promote ‘Leadership for Strengthening Women’s Political Participation through Dialogue’. Club de Madrid is the world’s largest forum of former Democratic Presidents and Prime Ministers.

Sri Lanka: Cases of detainees held in custody to be reviewed expeditiously

Over the last two months the Attorney General has discharged 59 detainees who were held in custody under the PTA and the Emergency Regulations after due consideration of their cases.

KCR health deteriorates; no solution yet to his Telangana demand

As his fast-unto-death enters 10th day, TRS president K Chandrashekhar Rao is reported to be in critical condition in hospital. His doctors say it's imperative that KCR break his hunger fast.

US Asistant Secretary Robert Blake in Colombo: Expressed satisfaction about the resettlement program

Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia and Central Asia and former US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Robert Blake expressed satisfaction with the government’s resettlement programme now underway and the new freedom of movement allowed and said that he was pleased with the mine risk education being given to students.

New militant group emerging in Lanka, says London Times

A Marxist group of Tamil militants with connections to the Palestinian Liberation Organization and Cuba is preparing to mount a new insurgency in Sri Lanka six months after the liquidation of the Tamil Tigers by the Government, the London Times has reported.

Sri Lanka: To save Democracy, vote to a person of your choice

It is good to support Dr.Wickramabuhu for the simple reason that he represents the "non-capitalists" and the "oppressed" who are the actual 'Majority' in this country.

Tension in Telangana as Rao's condition worsens

As Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao's condition deteriorated on the 11th day of his fast-unto-death on Wednesday to press his demand for a separate State to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh, tension increased in the region around capital Hyderabad with students threatening a march on the State Assembly on Thursday and the police reacting by banning processions and marches in 10 districts and taking control of universities after authorities asked them to close colleges till Dec 18.


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