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CIMA global Business Challenge 2009 National Finals

Quintus Perera - The CIMA Global Business Challenge is an international Competition designed to bring out the best in potential business leaders among young undergraduates The competition consists of analyzing, reporting and presenting on a CIMA case study.

Trail blazer in Lanka’s corporate world

By Janaka Perera

When Europeans and non-Buddhists monopolized top positions in Sri Lanka’s private sector in the British colonial era and the immediate post-independence years, one of the first Sinhala Buddhists to rise to senior executive level in the country’s corporate world - D.S. Bandarage - passed away recently.

Israel – the Apartheid State

Habib Siddiqui - Is Israel an apartheid state? Comparisons between apartheid South Africa and Israel have often been made, but not always clearly explained. Before we delve into the subject, let us try to understand what the term apartheid really means. The word originated in South Africa and is derived from Afrikaans meaning, literally, apartness or separateness. The term originated as a political slogan coined by Dr Daniel F. Malan, leader of the South African National Party, in 1944. The policy of apartheid was included in the party platform during the successful election campaign in 1948, forging a coalition of disunited Afrikaner (White) groups and classes, and would serve as the basis for the regime’s racial program until it was repealed in 1991-92.

Water theft by India pose an existential threat to Pakistan

Asif Haroon Raja - Kashmir is the unfinished agenda of partition of India in 1947. India not only treacherously occupied two-third of Kashmir by force but also failed to implement the 1948 UNSC Resolution of holding a plebiscite to determine the wishes of the people of Kashmir whether they wanted to be part of Pakistan or India.

India’s Marxists stand by controversial Kerala chief, remove Chief Minister from politburo

By India Editor, Asian Tribune

New Delhi, 13 July (Asiantribune.com): Communist Party of India (Marxist) has finally come to grips with the raging faction feud among the Kerala satrap. It decided to stand up state party Chief Pinarayi Vijayan and removed his betenoire chief minister Achuthanandan from the politburo.

CCC to promote sustainable consumption and production with EC funds

Quintus Perera - The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), under the SWITCH - Asia Programme funded by the European Commission, is promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production of the Food & Beverage Industry among Small & Medium Enterprises. The areas covered will be dairy, fruits, bakery and spices.

IMF agrees to Pakistani decision on power subsidy for six month

Farzana Shah - The delegation of Finance Ministry of Pakistan has convinced the International Monetary Fund (IMF) team to extend electricity subsidy up to December 2009.

Postmortem of ICRC, INGO and NGO Operations

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera - This week the government had ordered the ICRC, INGO's and NGO's to scale down their operations because now that the war had ended the government writ ran all over Sri Lanka. The government had reassessed their operations following cessation of hostilities.

"It was the Tigers who killed my husband," – Mangayarkarasi Amirthalingham

K.T.Rajasingham - “It was the Tigers who killed my husband” - said the widowed Mnagayarkarasi - wife of the slain leader Appapillai Amirthalingham - ‘Greatest Tamil leader’ ever lived in Sri Lanka.

IMF agrees to Pakistani decision on power subsidy for six month

Farzana Shah - The delegation of Finance Ministry of Pakistan has convinced the International Monetary Fund (IMF) team to extend electricity subsidy up to December 2009.

Postmortem of ICRC, INGO and NGO Operations

Dr.P.A.Samaraweera - This week the government had ordered the ICRC, INGO's and NGO's to scale down their operations because now that the war had ended the government writ ran all over Sri Lanka. The government had reassessed their operations following cessation of hostilities.

"It was the Tigers who killed my husband," – Mangayarkarasi Amirthalingham

K.T.Rajasingham - “It was the Tigers who killed my husband” - said the widowed Mnagayarkarasi - wife of the slain leader Appapillai Amirthalingham - ‘Greatest Tamil leader’ ever lived in Sri Lanka.

Journalism student dies after fall from terrace

Gopal Ethiraj - A 21-year-old student from Rajasthan, who came with big dream of becoming a journalist, died here on Saturday after she accidentally fell off from the terrace of her hostel building in Taramani. Little did she knew her dream would be short-lived.

US lawmakers decry secret 'Bush-Cheney' program

Wajid Al Syed Reporting from Washington

Washington, 14 July, (Asiantribune.com): Senate Democrats are denouncing the former Bush administration's handling of a secret US counter-terrorism program and its failure to inform Congress about the project for nearly eight years, allegedly on orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Trail blazer in Lanka’s corporate world

By Janaka Perera

When Europeans and non-Buddhists monopolized top positions in Sri Lanka’s private sector in the British colonial era and the immediate post-independence years, one of the first Sinhala Buddhists to rise to senior executive level in the country’s corporate world - D.S. Bandarage - passed away recently.

CCC to promote sustainable consumption and production with EC funds

Quintus Perera - The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), under the SWITCH - Asia Programme funded by the European Commission, is promoting Sustainable Consumption and Production of the Food & Beverage Industry among Small & Medium Enterprises. The areas covered will be dairy, fruits, bakery and spices.

Senior DMK Minister loses key portfolio

S Murari - In a sudden move that has shocked the ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has taken awayfrom his senior colleague Durai Murugan the key portfolio of Public Works, leaving him with only the Law Department.

US lawmakers decry secret 'Bush-Cheney' program

Wajid Al Syed Reporting from Washington

Washington, 14 July, (Asiantribune.com): Senate Democrats are denouncing the former Bush administration's handling of a secret US counter-terrorism program and its failure to inform Congress about the project for nearly eight years, allegedly on orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney.


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