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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 76

Monthly archive

Caretaker govt gears up preparations for new budget amid impending economic crisis

Despite threats from the main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) that it would obstruct the budget, caretaker government led by Madhav Kumar Nepal has geared up preparations to bring new budget for the fiscal year 2010/11.

Delmage Delship appoint recruiting agent for Oman Beach Games 2010

Delship Services, a subsidiary of Delmage Group has been appointed by Tawoos Renaissance, commercial conglomerate in Oman, as the official agent for the Muscat Beach Games 2010.

Lalin’s Column: Obrigado (Thank you) Portugal –

When Ceylonese Sandhurst Officer Cadets marched down Lisbon’s Avenue Liberade with a drawn sword and fixed bayonets - Dec 1960

G20 meet: Leaders refuse to endorse US push on China’s currency

Leaders of 20 major economies who met in Seoul, South Korea, on Friday refused to endorse a US push to get China to let its currency rise, keeping alive a dispute that has raised the specter of a global trade war.

WFB confab in Colombo (Nov. 14-17)

The 25th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) and Commemoration of its 60th Anniversary will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from November 14th to 17th. Six hundred Guests from 40 countries are expected to attend these two events.

Burma’s Suu Kyi to be released today, Junta dominated ‘low turnout polls’ heavily rigged

Speculation is rife in Burma that Aung San Suu Kyi- will be released today as her current detention period itself is ending today.

Australia backs India entry into Security Council

Australia, a long-time supporter of India's bid for permanent seat on the expanded UN Security Council, on Friday welcomed US President Barack Obama's backing for New Delhi, saying it was "delighted" at the development.

Sri Lanka receives $ 39.8 million WFP assistance

The Executive Board of World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday the November 11th approved the protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) for Sri Lanka totaling a US $ 39,755,501 aid with the objective of reducing hunger, support early recovery and rebuild livelihoods among internally displaced persons (IDPs) and recent-returnee households.

Maldives ready to unveil carbon audit

Having undertaken the planet’s most ambitious programme to go carbon neutral by 2020, the Maldives will announce a detailed carbon audit later this month, in a bid to achieve its goal.

Stop The Child From Turning Blue: Fight Pneumonia

The second World Pneumonia Day is being held on November 12, 2010. World Pneumonia Day was launched in 2009 by a broad coalition of public and non profit organizations, the Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia, to mobilize efforts to fight a neglected disease. This day seeks to bring focus on pneumonia as a public health issue and to prevent the millions of avoidable deaths that occur each year.

Diploma program Buddhist and Pali studies launched in the University of Vienna

The Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka recently launched a diploma programme in Buddhist and Pali studies in Vienna in cooperation with the Department of the Study of Religions of the University of Vienna.

Deepavali Celebrations at the High Commission in London

For the second successive year, the Sri Lankan High Commission in London successfully held the annual Deepavali celebrations at its premises yesterday. There was a significant number of Tamils who took part in the event – much higher than the crowd attended last year, for obvious reasons; the show managed to create something closer to the authentic atmosphere under which it takes place, back home in Sri Lanka.

Renuka after tax profit Rs 387 million and turnover Rs 1.1 billion

Renuka Holdings PLC has recorded an impressive turnover and profit after taxation for the six months ended 30 September 2010 as per the interim financial statement released and it indicated that the Company’s profit after tax grew to Rs. 387.1 Mn. compared to Rs. 113.3 Mn. in the corresponding period of last year.

The Union's approach to child pneumonia cuts deaths by more than half

Every 20 seconds pneumonia causes a preventable tragedy somewhere in the world. That's how often a child under five dies of a disease that is preventable, treatable and curable with existing vaccines and antibiotics. World Pneumonia Day, to be held this year on Friday, 12 November, was established in 2009 by the Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia to increase awareness and gain commitment to ending this waste of young lives.

Channel 4 leads, Al Jazeera follows

Al Jazeera has gone on to televise some of disturbing photographs to show bodies with twisted limbs piled on the back of the trailer, others show almost naked corpses, blind folded and with hands bound behind their backs, lying in shallow graves.

Forum Asia protests South Korean entry denial for well known human rights defenders

Seven Filipino human rights defenders and other South Asians who came to South Korea (SK) to attend the Seoul G20 International People’s Conference have been denied entry by the SK government, according to FORUM-ASIA. “Though all of them were granted South Korean visas prior to travel, they were prohibited from being admitted to the country since their names were on a blacklist” FORUM-ASIA said.