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

Monthly archive

Raja affair: Congress says DMK ally for present, but not sure of future

Echoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement, the Congress on Saturday said the DMK is its partner as of now, but significantly added it was difficult to say what would happen in future.

Sri Lanka President directs to grant visa for Al Jazeera

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajpaksa had directed the Immigration and Emigration Department to grant visas to the Al Jazeera crew who earlier banned from entering Sri Lanka.

Financial institutions should help integrate disadvantaged youth

The Future First programme, initiated through The HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) Global Education Trust has made a significant impact in the lives of marginalized and impoverished members of the society in many countries where they operate, said Nick Nicolaou, CEO, HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives while speaking as Chief Guest at the Talents and Achievers Awards 2010 under HSBC “Future First 2010” for school children held in Colombo.

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi release hailed by World Leaders

Global leaders voiced their praises as soon Pro-democracy Star Aung San Suu Kyi who walked free on Saturday after 08 years of house arrest, welcomed by thousands of echoing supporters outside the crumbling lakefront villa that has been her prison for years.

Island nations seek climate relief fund

Small island developing states have called for urgent funding to help combat sea level changes that are already damaging many coastal communities.

The Ripple Effect of the Principle of Universal Jurisdiction

The concept of Universal Jurisdiction, which came into being in the aftermath of the Second World War, has been grabbing headlines in recent months on regular basis, both about its power and the potential for abuse, especially on foreign soil – with no geographical connection to where the alleged atrocities are said to have been committed in.

Kidnapping of students continues in Tamil Nadu: Parents fears to send children to Schools

Parents in Tamil Nadu have expressed fears in sending their children to schools, as kidnapping incidents continues unabated in the state.

Saudi Prince Talal arrives in Kathmandu for three-day visit

Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal arrived in Kathmandu on a three-day visit to Nepal, Saturday evening.

Employment recovering unevenly across sectors

As indicated by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Sri Lanka Office, the ILO’s Sectoral Activities Department has released new data showing that employment is recovering unevenly across sectors in the first half of 2010 and will continue to do so over the remainder of the year.

Sri Lanka needs to revise reptile export rules: European Reptile breeder

In the midst of growing concern on animal rights and endangered animal adopting demand in European Union, Jurgen Ullmann of Regiuswelt in Germany said that Sri Lankan government needs to look at new ways of increasing exports in new sectors such as exporting reptiles.

NLD: On the Release of Democracy Icon by Aung San Suu Kyi

National League For Democracy, the political outfit led by Aung San Suu Kyi has urged the Myanmar’s military regime to guarantee her safety and grant her full freedom of movement, expression, association and Assembly.

Liquidity crunch slows activity levels

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their market review indicated that investor sentiments were sluggish for the week with All Share Price Index (ASPI) closing at 6600.06 down by 58.39 points over preceding week.

More than half adult urban Indians have obesity

Almost 65% of adult urban Indians are-either overweight or obese or have abdominal obesity.

Hajj the fifth pillar of Islam

Millions of pilgrims from the world over are presently assembled in Makkah to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage as commanded by Almighty Allah in the Holy Quran. The Hajj rituals start from Sunday when the pilgrims start moving to the tent city Meena. The complete ritual will last 5 days.

Hillary Clinton says Pak has used terror outfits as hedge

Pakistan has in the past used terror outfits as a hedge to prevent India and an 'unfriendly' Afghan regime in the neighbourbood from undermining its interests, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has said, cautioning that things might not have completely changed.

CSW Welcomes Release Of Aung San Suu Kyi & Calls For Dialogue In Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomes Aung San Suu Kyi’s release from house arrest. It is not yet clear if any conditions are attached to her release. CSW continues to call for the unconditional release of the estimated 2,100 other political prisoners currently in jail.

Hollywood bombshell Pamela Anderson to enter Bigg Boss show

The Bigg Boss reality show currently being aired on TV is set to sizzle with the entry of Hollywood bombshell Pamela Anderson entering the house next week.

Awaiting a Coronation

Mahinda Rajapaksa will end his first presidential term and begin his second on the 19th of November. Had it not been for the 18th Amendment, Mr. Rajapaksa’s second presidential term would have also been his last; he would have had to retire, as his predecessors did, at the end of his second term.