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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2424

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Sri Lanka starts $ 2 Mn drive to expand booming footwear and leather sector, thanks India for on-going support


Sri Lanka is injecting US $ 2 Mn to upgrade its booming footwear and leather sector. It has started work on an exclusive industrial zone designated for leather and footwear production and is also launching special human resource training initiatives while enlisting a national university to upgrade the Leather and Footwear sector which netted US $ 36 Mn in export revenues in 2011.

Canada calls upon Members of the Sri Lankan Tamil Community to develop creative ideas about how to contribute constructively


The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Ottawa celebrated the 64th Anniversary of Independence on 4th February at the High Commissioner’s Residence with the participation of the High Commission Staff and their families and the main Office Bearers of the Sri Lanka Canada Association of Ottawa.

Army chief loses legal battle over age dispute

Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Friday lost his legal battle on the age row in the Supreme Court which said the government decision on his date of birth will apply for his service matters, forcing him to withdraw his petition.

Sri Lanka’s Independent Day Celebrated in London

High Commissioner for Sri Lanka to the UK, Dr Chris Nonis called on Britain to replenish the tremendous reservoir of goodwill it has with Sri Lanka, stemming from the antecedent history between the two countries.

Zardari, Mahinda Meet: Agree to Fortify Pakistan, Sri Lanka Ties in Vital Fields


Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Sunday agreed on expanding their relationship from beyond political and defence paradigm to an 'overall comprehensive engagement’ including trade, joint investments and cooperation in new areas.

2003 Mumbai blasts: Death sentence for 3 Lashkar terrorists upheld

The Bombay High Court on Friday upheld the death sentence of three LeT members, including a couple, in the 2003 twin Mumbai blasts that claimed 52 lives.

Organised crime group facilitating illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka into the EU uncovered

An active organised crime group that was facilitating illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka into the EU has been uncovered, following more than a year of joint international efforts at police and judicial level supported by Eurojust and Europol.

Discussion on the Report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission

The Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations in New York organized an informal lunch time discussion on February 08, 2012, on the Report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) for interested States and organizations.

Burmese Diplomacy between China and US


Once a drunken American met a Burmese on a road and asked “Hey! What Ese are you?” The man was bewildered and so the American says “I mean to say are you a Chinese, Japanese, Taiwanese or Vietnamese since you must end in one of the Ese?” The man replied that he is a Burmese because the Junta who change the name from Burma to Myanmar has forbid anyone using the name of Myanmarnese.

Sri Lanka Embassy in South Korea celebrates Sri Lanka’s 64th years of independence



On the 5th of February 2012, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in South Korea organized its first ever large-scale Independence Day Celebration since its establishment in 1987.

U.S. terror drones target rescuers and funerals in Pakistan killing civilians, investigative report reveals

The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, an investigation by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism has revealed.


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