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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2396

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The de facto Coronation of a Ruler-King

It was Bollywood’s sort of inauguration, a garish spectacle which caught the eye even as it horrified the mind. Expensive bad taste combined with technical competence made Sri Lanka’s ‘Coronation drama’ a truly memorable occasion.

Ananda College - A leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka

Ananda College is one of the leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka. The school always excels in both academic activities as well as in extra curricular activities like sports, arts as well as for many other disciplines. What ever country expects Anandians are always like to deliver it for the nation. Currently she has over 6000 students as well as more than 250 dedicated staff to inspire the nation.

Regulation for the Rights of Lawyers to represent their clients at Police Stations is on anvil in Sri Lanka

Formulation of Regulation for the rights of Attorneys-at-Law to represent their clients at every police station when necessary is on progress.

BJP seeks PM answers on Spectrum “loot”

Stepping up its attack, opposition BJP on Saturday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of being involved in a "conspiracy of silence" over alleged corruption in the second-generation mobile telephony spectrum allocation and demanded answers from him on how he permitted the "loot" to take place "right under his nose".

President Nasheed cuts short Lankan visit

Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed returned to Male' cutting short his official visit to Sri Lanka, after First Lady’s father passed away.

Sri Lanka: Higher Education sector to net in nearly Rs. 100bn by 2020

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Higher Education anticipates that with the admission of foreign students into Sri Lankan universities, education sector will be among the top five foreign exchange earners by 2020.

PM breaks silence: Guilty in Spectrum case will be punished

Refraining from any direct personal remarks on the 2G spectrum scam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said no one found guilty of wrong-doing will be spared, and urged all political parties to let parliament function and carry forward the due process.

Bihar Polls: Nitish Kumar-BJP alliance will sweep: Post Poll study predicted

According to the Press Trust of India(PTI) news agency reports, In Bihar Janatha Dal-United(JDU) lead by chief minister Nitish Kumar and BJP combine will sweep the polls with huge majority.

Letter from America: Bush’s Book

Like most retired U.S. presidents of our time, George W. Bush has now come out with a presidential memoir. It has been named “Decision Points.” The 9/11 tragedy happened during his presidency, and it was a seminal moment in American history. One can thus understand his gut feeling for choosing such a title for his book.

Royal Wedding in Britain: Catherine - Our New Queen in the Making

The announcement of the engagement of Prince William, the second-in-line to the British Throne, to her long-time girlfriend Katie Middleton, took everyone by surprise on Tuesday.

Cargills, CB and BOC to boost Palmyra products from Jaffna

Cargills (Ceylon) PLC, Central of Bank of Sri Lanka together with Bank of Ceylon (BOC)have launched a joint programme to create markets for farmers from Jaffna who specialize in Palmyrah based products under Central Bank’s Poverty Alleviation Microfinance Project ‘Probodini’ funded by the Bank of Ceylon.

Justice delayed

Recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Justice revealed that an estimated 800,000 cases are pending in all levels of courts in Sri Lanka. These pending court cases have caused inconvenience for all parties involved.

Bihar assembly polls over: Results on Nov 24

Assembly elections in Bihar ended on a violent note when two policemen were killed while defusing a bomb during the sixth and final phase on Saturday in the first casualties in the polls in which the overall voter turnout was around 52 per cent.

Market awaits direction

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their review indicated that the market gained 92.58 points at the closing of the three days week.

Global community unites against tobacco industry interference

As the host country for this week's tobacco control treaty meetings braces for a legal challenge from Philip Morris International (PMI) to its graphic cigarette warning labels, 172 Parties are uniting behind Uruguay in a declaration adopted at this meet. The declaration reaffirms the right of Parties to the treaty, "to give priority to their right to public health” over trade, given the “devastating worldwide health, social, economic, and environmental consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke."

Three persons arrested by police for sending threat letters to Jayalalithaa

The Tamil Nadu Police has nabbed three persons in connection with sending life threat letters to former chief minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa.

Sri Lanka state to acquire land near Parliament for water retention

Sri Lanka government has decided to acquire 70 acres of marshy land around the Parliament at a total cost of Rs.112 million to use as water retention area. The announcement had been made on the cabinet decisions taken on the November 17. Government Cabinet had granted approval to acquire this land and to allocate funds from the Land Ministry vote in 2011.


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