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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

Monthly archive

Junta-backed party claims "victory" in Myanmar polls

The Myanmar military's political proxy claimed an overwhelming victory on Tuesday in an election condemned as a sham by the West, as fresh fighting erupted between rebels and government forces, reports from Yangon said.

Exclusive: Sri Lankan 83 porn stars now public despite local newspaper editors’ refusal

Despite leading newspaper’s refusing to publish the porn star photographs, Sri Lankan Police has issued 83 porn star images yesterday to all media organizations in the country with a view of seeking help from public to take them into custody.

BJP demands probe into CWG, 2G Spectrum and Adarsh scam

The main opposition party, the BJP on Tuesday demanded a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into corruption allegations in the Commonwealth Games, 2G spectrum allocation and the Adarsh Housing Society and said it will corner the government on these issues in Parliament from tomorrow.

Sri Lanka Parliament extends Emergency

Sri Lanka’s Parliament on Tuesday (November 09) extended Emergency Regulations for another period of one month by a majority of 114 votes.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to present 2011 Budget

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa will deliver 2011 Budget speech in his capacity as the Minister of Finance on November 22.

Lesson to Opposition: Negative Vs Positive Strategies

Sri Lanka is now witnessing the development in terms of economic as well as in social welfare. This can discuss in many perspectives. In tourist sector it can be seen the progress in recent years. Sri Lanka has been ranked as the number one tourist destination by the New York Times in its list of "31 Places to Go in 2010".

Sri Lankan mobile subscriber to have a maximum of 25 SIMS-TRC Chief

Despite media reports that said Sri Lanka’s Defense Ministry had limited use of Mobile SIMS to 5 per person an official from country’s telecom regulator said that the rule has only restricted a person to have 5 SIMS per mobile operator in the country.

Iran pledges new support for post-war Sri Lanka, ACD brings Iran–Sri Lanka closer

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad assured Lankan Minister G.L Peiris of the bond between the two countries and reiterated Iran’s continuing support for Sri Lanka. President Ahmedinejad also assured assistance in the ‘challenging tasks connected with rapid economic and infrastructure development in the new phase’ in Sri Lanka’s history.

A conspiracy of silence - rejoinder to Asif Ezdi

Hardly had Operation Rah-e-Rast in Malakand Division and Swat been over in July 2009 and the horizon was still echoing with thunderous chants of applause from all and sundry including traditional critics, eulogizing the seemingly impossible feat accomplished in less than two months that few odd voices were heard in August-September about extra judicial killings in Swat which disturbed the symphony.

Swarovski Gems brings pure brilliance cut for Zirconia

Swarovski introduces to Sri Lanka, the latest innovation, in the science of precision cutting and excellence in the form of the Pure Brilliance Cut for Zirconia.

ILO urges G20 to intensify focus on jobs

The International Labour Organization (ILO) Colombo office indicated that in the face of a fragile labour market marked by persistent high unemployment only “slack” jobs growth and declining wages, ILO urged the Group of 20 (G20) to intensify its focus on “productive employment and job-intensive growth policies” at its upcoming summit in Seoul. ILO Director-General Juan Somavia is expected to attend the meeting.

Lanka & Mexico emphasized the importance of mutually strengthening diplomatic and trade relations

Gitanjana Gunawardena, Deputy Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka held a bilateral meeting with Lourdes Aranda, Vice Minister of External Affairs of Mexico on 8th November 2010.

Sri Lanka army is to enlighten the world on the marvels of the humanitarian operation

The Sri Lanka Army has managed to defeat the most brutal terrorist outfit in the world -The LTTE - and to eliminate terrorism from the island.

India to promote the Uva region in the social, cultural and educational institutions at a local cost of SLR 92.5 million

India has come up to assist Tamils of the Indian origin resident in the Uva Province to promote social, cultural and educational institutions at a local cost of SLR 92.5 million. With this in view the High Commissioner of India, Ashok K. Kantha, visited Central and Uva Provinces on 7-8 November 2010.

Sri Lanka: JICA-Supported Eastern Infrastructure Projects to provide business for local contractors

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) financed 315km of rural roads and water supply facility projects in the Eastern province has welcome the Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province contractors to participate and be partners of the Eastern province development drive.

Sri Lankan version of Rs. 11bn Eiffel tower mooted

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa mooted setting up country’s tallest multipurpose tower at a cost of nearly Rs. 11bn (US $ 100) which will be funded by China.

Sri Lanka's nurses to conduct island-wide strike today

Sri Lankan nurses suspected to be led by trade unions attached to the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will conduct an island-wide strike today (November 10) despite Health Minister appealing nurses not to engage in trade union action.