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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Sri Lanka President in Libya

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for Libya today (31) for a two day official visit to attend the 40th anniversary of Libyan revolution which will be held on 1st September 2009.

A tri-lingual documentary on Sri Aurobindo

Noted documentary film-maker Gunavathy Maindan’s next documentary venture “Sri Aurobindo” was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Culture V.Narayanaswamy in Puducherry on Sunday.

Sri Lanka to Test its Tsunami Warning Towers

Sri Lanka is ready to test newly set up pre-tsunami danger warning towers in 10 districts starting from today (September 01). The warning tower built in the Kalutara district will be tested today around 10.00am to 1.00pm.

India: Congress to face its first popularity test on Oct 13

It is time for elections again in India; this time for three state assemblies, presently dominated by the Congress. The poll body Monday set Oct 13 as the date for the battle of ballot in Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh.

PIL challenging MLAs pay hike dismissed

A petition challenging the order of the government to hike salary and decision to allot land for constructing house for MLAs, has been dismissed on Monday by the Madras High Court.

Domestic Gas Prices Go Up in Sri Lanka

The price of a domestic cylinder of gas was revised with effect from midnight yesterday (August 31). Accordingly, the price of a 12.5 kg of Shell gas will now be Rs. 1550 and Laugfs gas Rs. 1476, Sri Lanka’s Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Bandula Gunewardene said.

Drastic change of United States policy toward Burma imminent

United States is set to announce its new policy on Burma, as the Obama administration is on the verge of completing its review, visiting Congress staff members on Friday, August 28 told leaders of Burma’s opposition party – the National League for Democracy, according to MIZZIMA news portal which specializes in Burma related news and multimedia.

A PIL against obscenity, violence telecast in TV channels

A Public Interest Litigation Petition (PIL) seeking direction to the Central government to regulate and prohibit the transmission or retransmission of obscenity, violent, vulgar telecasts and exhibition of indecent dramas, serials, dances and advertisements by private channels, was filed in the Madras High Court today.

Northern Province Receives Several Irrigation Development Projects

Several irrigation development projects have been activated in the northern province under the Northern Spring 180 day program. These projects have been undertaken on the guidance and as supervision by the President’s Senior Advisor and Northern Spring Special Task Force Chairman MP Basil Rajapaksa, says Northern Province Governor Major General G.A. Chandrasiri.

In search of souls: the Catholic missionaries in 16th and 17th century Sri Lanka

Gaston Perera has had a long march towards historiography. A graduate in Western Classics, he had served in the Inland Revenue department during his entire career in the Public Service, and on retirement had taken to writing. He had started his literary career writing historical novels, and then graduated into historiography when he first dealt with the wars between the Portuguese and the Sinhalese, and now looks at the missionary activities of the Portuguese.

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Libya

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Libya

Mahinda Rajapaksa was received on arrival at Matiga Airport in Tripoli by the Libyan Planning Minister Abdul Hafeed Al-Zlatny and Ambassador for Sri Lanka in Egypt Mr I. Anzar.

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Libya

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Libya

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in  Libya

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for Libya on August 31, for a two day official visit to attend the 40th anniversary of Libyan revolution which will be held on 1st September 2009.

Paliyagoda Fish Market

Paliyagoda Fish Market

President Mahinda Rajapaksa inspects the construction of Paliyagoda Fish Market on 30 August. Minister Felix Perera, Minister Mervin Silva and Secretary to the Fisheries Ministry Mr. G Piyasena and the Project Manger Krishantha Kumara were also present. (Pix by:Nalin Hewapathirana)

Paliyagoda Fish Market

Paliyagoda Fish Market

Sri Lanka President on an e inspection tour at the site of the Paliyagoda Fish Market

Paliyagoda Fish Market

 Paliyagoda Fish Market

Sri Lanka President on a surprise inspection at the site of the Paliyagoda Fish Market

Coimbatore Anna varsity VC suspended on corruption charges

The Vice-Chancellor of the Coimbatore Anna University R. Radhakrishnan has been suspended following a raid by the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) at his house and office.


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