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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

Monthly archive

Sri Lanka: Market regains

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their market review indicated that the market momentum picked up through the week’s trading with the All Share Price Index (ASPI) making a sharp gain of 114.5 points at Tuesday’s close and continued its steady upward movement.

Julian Assange’s Presence in Sweden: Wikileaks Founder under the Northern(spot)Lights

Julian Assange, the 39-year-old Australian founder of Wikileaks, is definitely on a trajectory to the stardom in the world of whistle-blowers; moreover, if he manages to overcome ever-growing friction against what he is good at, he can even reach the enlightment in the sphere of absolute truth.

Govt. mulls rubber and coconut cultivation in North

Ministry of Plantation Industries will robustly promote the planting of rubber and coconut in the Northern Province.

The bleeding vale of Kashmir

The cauldron of Kashmir continues to simmer and smolder in view of India’s scorched earth policy. Appalling human rights abuses and atrocities have been committed against civilian population.

Dalai Lama honoured guest, says India

While stating that the Dalai Lama is an "honoured guest", India has also underlined that it does not "encourage"” the Tibetan leader to engage in political activities.

The Fonseka Verdict: Curiouser and Curiouser

A group of Buddhist monks (reportedly numbering 1,500) from the Gampaha district had a meeting in Colombo. No, their purpose was not to protest against the indecently unjust sentence imposed on Gen. Sarath Fonseka, but to demand the reinstatement of Mervyn Silva. That single story is a symbol of the times that are and presage the times to come.

Japan rider to civil n-pact with India

Japan has appreciated India's track record on non-proliferation front, and expressed keenness to conclude the civil nuclear agreement with it at the earliest but made it clear that such a cooperation would be suspended if New Delhi were to conduct an atomic test.

Parties at odd on extending UNMIN’s term

With just less than a month left to expire the term of United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), political parties are found at serious odd whether to extend the term of the UN’s political mission yet again.

The Women’s League of Burma Applauds the Call from the USA to End Impunity in Burma

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) welcomes the decisive decision from the Obama Administration on August 18, calling for a Commission of Inquiry on Burma.

Sacrifices to Cricket India (CI) by SLC

SL Cricket (SLC) called by the Sports Minister the 3rd most corrupt body in SL, has taken to religion. When Randiv bowled that ‘no ball’ at Dambulla to Sehewag last week he was offered as a sacrifice to CI, together with Dilshan. Sanga was lined up to be next on the chopping block. SLC couldn’t help itself tripping over repeatedly in its anxiety to please the Indians.

CIMA second office in Pakistan

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)Sri Lanka Chapter indicated that CIMA has announced the opening of its second office in Pakistan, in response to the increasing demand for international finance professionals throughout the region.

New labor minister to learn by listening

Newly appointed Labor Minister Adel Fakieh, who stepped down this past week from his position as Jeddah mayor, told Arab News on Friday he would spend some time learning and meeting with experts to help him achieve the goals of his ministry.

Free Motor Pump-set Scheme of Karunanidhi will not benefit the farmers: Jayalalithaa slams the government

Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and the supremo of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK), Ms Jayalalitha has said, the State Government's decision to replace all the old motors of agriculture pump-sets at free of cost, would not benefit the farmers in the absence of efforts to overcome the power crisis and to secure Cauvery Water. "It is an empty announcement and cheating the people in the eve of elections", she said.

Maldives ship seized in Madras

The Madras High Court has ordered the arrest a Maldives registered ship lying at the anchorage of Kannur port in Kerala.

CM assures safety to Sikhs in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah assured a delegation of Sikhs, who met him over the threats to community members in the Valley, that the government will take all steps necessary to protect their lives and properties.

Lankem launches ‘Hydroshield’ partnering with Italian experts

Lankem Ceylon PLC in collaboration with Becker Acroma Italia launched a new range of waterborne exterior wood coatings under the brand name ‘HYDROSHIELD’, at a ceremony organized by the Company’s paints marketing and distribution arm - Lankem Paints Ltd.

India’s top tennis players withdraw threat to boycott CWG

India's top tennis players, who had threatened to boycott the Commonwealth Games because of non-payment of dues, on Saturday pledged to represent the country in the mega event after being given a categorical assurance that the vexed issues would be resolved soon.

Tuberculosis And Poverty: Partners By Default

There is a direct link between TB and poverty. It is indeed a vicious cycle, as one begets the other. The stark reality is that tuberculosis saps the economy of the community, which in turn increases the likelihood of contracting TB.

Letter from America: Islamophobia is on the rise

There is no doubt that Islamophobia is on the rise. It is no longer an isolated issue that is thriving in some bigotry-ridden corner in Europe. Thanks to its evil promoters, the beast has become a global phenomenon today.