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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2765

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DMK’s Raja in a fresh Telecom controversy

The Indian Government’s go ahead to Norway’s giant Telenor to acquire majority stake in a local telecom firm with operations in Tamil Nadu has come under a cloud, it appears.

Raj Rajaratnam not cleared of involvement with Tamil Tigers says Sri Lanka Central Bank Governor

Contrary to a statement made earlier by the chief of Sri Lanka’s Central Bank investigative unit that US Hedge Fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam who faces criminal charges for insider trading in the U.S. has been cleared of his connections with the Tamil Tigers the Bank’s governor Ajith Nivad Cabral told Reuters that the investigations are continuing.

Sri Lanka as Potential Commercial Hub for AT&T

Emerging markets such as Sri Lanka has pressed ahead with extensive plans and tax holidays to attract foreign investors Dr. Palitha Kohona , Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations said at a meeting with the Vice President of the AT & T Eric H. Loeb. AT & T is a global leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions.

Exploring spiritual tourism with the Ramayana Trail

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) has been able to bring down over 3000 devotees last to visit the Ramayana sites in Sri Lanka; our target for next year is 5000 devotees, said S. Kalaiselvam Director General of the SLTDA at a press conference held yesterday in Colombo, on exploring spiritual tourism with the Ramayana trail.

The detained marines-carrying US military plane allowed to fly

The US chartered plane carrying American marines among 205 passengers to Bangkok, which was ordered by authorities to land at Mumbai airport for flying over Indian airspace without getting mandatory military clearance, took off on Monday after being grounded for over 33 hours.

Minister Milinda Moragoda assured to develop Prison and Court complex in Jaffna

Minister of Justice and Law Reforms, Milinda Moragoda accompanied by Secretary Suhada Gamlath and Commissioner General of Prisons Major General V.R. Silva joined the inspection tour of Jaffna Prison recently.

President Appoints a Ministerial Committee to Supervise the IDP Resettlement

A Ministerial Committee was appointed by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to monitor the development and IDPs resettlement activities in the Jaffna peninsula.

Scribes’ wives, six reporters too file case against actors

In a case filed by Chennai Union of Journalists (CUJ) seeking action by the city police commissioner on its complaint against several actors for making derogatory remarks against them and their family members, the Madras High Court on Monday has asked the Chennai police to file it report by October 23.

Terror Affected Village in Ampara Receives a Milk Chilling Centre

The European Union (EU) provides a milk chilling centre for the dairy farmers of Madawalalanda village in Ampara, on the eastern shore of Sri Lanka.

Maldives: Conclusive report into child concubines soon- Police

Two months long police investigations into alleged incidents of under-age concubines where children have been kept as sex slaves by religious extremists will conclude soon.

Selection Blues In Cricket!

The selection of a team ahead of an important home series is always awaited with some sort of reservation. Given the twists and turns and the usual pressures, which make for the Indian cricket scenario, one can always expect the unexpected or inexplicable. That is what has happened in the just announced fifteen for the first two matches against the visiting Australian team.

Sri Lanka to Complete IDP Resettlement before December 2009

Sri Lanka’s military sources say that the resettlement of IDPs in the East and Northern Provinces will be completed by the end of December, as the government has decided to accelerate the process.

President visits Koneswaran Kovil on 20th in Trincomalee

President visits Koneswaran Kovil on 20th in Trincomalee

President visits Koneswaran Kovil on 20th at Trincomalee. (Pix By : Sudath Silva)

Tirumavalavan does a volte-face

Barely a week after shaking hands with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse, Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi( Dalit Panthers Party) leader and member of Parliament Thol Tirumavalavan has shown a clenched fist by calling Mahinda a war criminal.