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

Monthly archive

Sri Lankan Cabinet reshuffle takes place on Monday?

Sri Lanka's newly-appointed Cabinet of Ministers is speculated to be sworn-in on Monday (November 22), which is slated be a highly auspicious day, just one day before the Budget is presented to Parliament.

Sri Lanka: Hambanthota ready to recive its first vessel on November 19

Sri Lanka will unfold a new chapter in world history when the first vessel will arrive at the newly-built Hambanthota International Port on November 18 (Friday).

Crackdown on TV vulgarity: Bigg Boss and Rakhi shows pushed to 11 p.m slot

Cracking down on vulgarity on prime-time television, the Union government on Wednesday, directed TV channels airing the shows Bigg Boss and Rakhi Ka Insaaf to shift their telecast to the time slot between 11pm and 5am, citing abusive" language, "objectionable" content, and divulging of "intimate" details on the shows.

Sri Lanka President receives Grand Medal of Honor by WFB

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa received the Grand Medal of Honor from the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) on Tuesday November 16. The medal was presented in recognition of the President's contribution to peace and the efforts at propagating Buddhist unity.

Spectrum scam: Court’s query on PM’s “inaction” gives ammunition to opposition

Buoyed by the Supreme Court's observation on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's 'silence' on the 2G spectrum scam, opposition appears set to intensify its campaign in Parliament on Thursday for setting up a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC).

Countering Terrorism

The scourge of terrorism poses a suffocating threat to our common values of decency and humanity and to our democratic way of life. The United Nations and, in particular, this Council should act with common purpose to assist with and respect the right of every sovereign State to free its territory from the abomination of terrorism, and to protect its people's right to life, peace, security and democracy.

Sri Lanka lights its first coal in Norochcholai power plant

Sri Lanka's first coal power plant in Norochcholai fired its first coal on early morning on November 17.

India Readying As Pilot Project To initially Construct 1000 Houses For Northern Sri Lankan IDPs

Indian Government has taken necessary measures to initially construct 1000 houses on a pilot project basis for the internally displaced persons in Northern Sri Lanka.

As treaty meetings open, Big Tobacco’s bullying looms

A weeklong treaty meetings commenced on 15 November 2010 as an industry prohibited from participating attempts to influence its outcomes from the outside looking in. Philip Morris International (PMI) is launching a legal attack against Uruguay for implementing the global tobacco treaty (formally known as the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control) by requiring graphic warning labels on its cigarettes.

Maldives is Lanka’s soft underbelly, says US foreign policy expert

Calling the Maldives Sri Lanka’s “soft underbelly” a foreign policy expert from the US reasoned out why all other countries are eager to see a Maldives that did not “fall into the hands of anybody else.”

Load shedding hours increased amid receding water level in rivers

Much to the woes to general public, Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) enforced 29-hour of weekly power cuts across the country effective from Wednesday.

Iraqi president will not sign the death penalty

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani says he won't sign off on a death penalty sentence against Tarik Aziz, seen by many as the international face of Saddam Hussein's government.

Sri Lankan Human Smuggling Worries Canada and Thailand

Almost 30 of the 50-odd Sri Lankan Tamils arrested by Thai police in Songkhla, the port town in the Gulf of Thailand, have been brought to Bangkok and are in the Immigration Detention Centre, awaiting deportation.