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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 948

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‘Tariffs removals alone not sufficient to increase intra-SAARC trade: Pakistani investors invited to Sri Lanka’ - Minister Rishad


Reducing or elimination of tariffs alone is not sufficient to increase intra – SAARC trade. There are several other measures we have to take if we are to improve the situation. And Sri Lanka is keen to promoting the interests of our region through the full potential of the SAFTA and SATIS.

Govt challenges SC order exempting Vodafone from $2 b tax demand

The Union Government filed a request on Friday for a review of a Supreme Court ruling dismissing a $2.2-billion tax bill imposed on British phone giant Vodafone.

Mahela is home and dry as an opener

One needn’t be a rocket scientist to find out at what position Mahela Jayawardena should bat. His batting average as an ODI opener stands at a magnificent 61 while in any other position below half that figure.

Indian Education Fair 2012


The “Indian Education Fair” was inaugurated yesterday by chief guest (Prof.) Tissa Vitarana, Senior Minister of Scientific Affairs in the presence of Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India. The 3-day Fair is being held at Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre at BMICH in Colombo from February 17-19, 2012.

Anti-terror hub meets opposition from seven Chief Ministers

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) faced a fresh crisis on Friday after seven chief ministers came out against a proposed powerful counter-terror intelligence hub, saying it infringed on the rights of states.

US Congress Interfering in Pak Balochistan

On February 17, 2012, US House of Representatives has tabled a bill which called upon Pakistan to recognize the right of self-determination for Balochistan. The bill was introduces by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) who indirectly tried to make an effort of materializing earlier set CIA agenda of “Greater Balochistan” which is comprising of territory of Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan. She alleged Pakistani security forces for violence and extrajudicial killing.

Shiv Sena-BJP alliance triumphs in Mumbai, Thane civic polls

The Shiv Sena-BJP-RPI alliance emerged triumphant in Mumbai and Thane municipal corporation elections, results of which were announced in Mumbai on Friday.

Is Your Money Really Belongs To You

The theme of the World Consumer Day (15.03.2012) this year is very opportune, interesting and timely. It is our money, our rights-campaigning for real choice in financial services. There is a doubt whether your money is really yours because it is managed by others. Your money is managed by Central Bank, Banks and other Financial Institutions at their wish and will.


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