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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 863

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Don’t abandon Ram Sethu project, DMK tells Central Government

The DMK in Tamil Nadu on Thursday petitioned Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and AICC President Sonia Gandhi not to abandon the Sethusamudram Ship Canal Project and urged the Centre to take all steps to complete it.

Sri Lanka Parliamentary delegation visits Romania

A five member delegation of the Sri Lanka – Romania Parliamentary Friendship Association of the Sri Lanka Parliament headed by Neomal Perera, Deputy Minister of External Affairs who is also the President of the Association visited Romania from 25 - 27 March 2012 at the invitation of Mr. Attila Korodi, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Romanian Parliament, Chamber of Deputies.

China lauds Delhi efforts to quell Tibetan protests

Amid continuing protest by Tibetans against the Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit, China on Thursday appreciated effective and concrete measures taken by India in quelling the demonstrations and ensuring safe and smooth holding of the BRICS summit.

Largest Japanese Development Assistance Package in History Committed for the Development of Sri Lanka

The 42nd Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan package from Japan to Sri Lanka was committed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on 28th of March 2012. The total package amounting to Japanese Yen 42,477 million (approx. Rs. 65 billion) is the largest in the history of bilateral cooperation between Japan and Sri Lanka.

Herath secures Sri Lanka’s victory

Sri Lanka won the first Test match of the two match series against England at Galle by 75 runs. Thursday’s victory was Sri Lanka’s second win in the 18 matches they have played since the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan in July 2010 and marked the fourth consecutive loss for England.

Any defense deal found fishy will be cancelled: Minister A.K. Antony

With the issue of corruption in defence deals resurfacing after the Army Chief's allegations, Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday said the Government would cancel any deal if any malpractice is found in it.

Sri Lanka’s first food certification firm: ‘We are thankful for Norway’s support’ says Minister Rishad


Sri Lanka’s first ever food certification firm took off on 28 March with the signing of MoU between Ind-Expo Certification Ltd and Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA). The $ 1.33Mn initiative was inaugurated by Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce at Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo on the eve of 28 March.


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