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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Sri Lanka: SC stayed further proceedings of Magistrate’s Court against Railway General Manager for bribery

The Supreme Court yesterday (23) stayed any further proceedings in the in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court against Railway General Manager P.P.Wijesekera (55) on the alleged bribery charges until further notice.

Court views Kasab shooting near CST in Mumbai

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday viewed the CCTV footage of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab and his slain accomplice in terror acts near CST, with a judge observing that their faces were clearly visible.

Sri Lanka relaxes foreign exchange regulations

Following the budget proposals announced by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) relaxed foreign exchange regulations in several areas used in investment by Sri Lankans abroad, foreign borrowings by resident companies and investments by non-residents in the domestic market.

Indian President opens Islamic centre in Abu Dhabi

President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday opened the Indian Islamic Centre in Abu Dhabi, 28 years after its foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Sri Lanka: CA Writ application of Ex-Army Commander Sarath Fonseka fixed for argument on January 26

The Writ application of ex-army commander Sarath Fonseka challening the 1st Court Martial against its proceedings and his continuous military custody was yesterday (23) fixed for argument on January 26 next year.

Heavy downpour in TN:All Roads to Kodaikanal were blocked-Hill station cut off from plains

Due to heavy rain lashing south of Tamil Nadu, all roads leads to beautiful hill resort Kodaikanal were completely blocked. Landslides at 13 places on the Kodaikanal-Batlagundu ghat road and Kodaikanal-Thandigudi-Batalagundu hil road.

Sri Lanka - the “beach-head” for A Tamil Homeland - Ven. Walpola Piyananda, Chief Sangha Nayake of America

There are over 100 million ethnic Tamils scattered throughout the world without a “motherland” they can call their own. This has instilled in the Tamil consciousness an unfounded sense of low self-esteem. Tamil academics decided the way to remedy this situation was to establish a “beach-head” for a national ethnic identity; their own country.

Sri Lankan Tamil woman raped by Tamil Nadu police, commits suicide: Mother moves HC for CBI probe

A 26 years of Sri Lankan woman refugee committed suicide after she was raped and assaulted by some police personnel in Karur district. The deceased woman’s mother has filed a petition in the Madras High Court, seeking a Central bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe. The mother has also sought interim compensation of Indian Rs.5 lakh.

Sri Lanka: Secretaries to Ministries appointed

President Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed a total of 53 Secretaries. Majority of them were reappointed. Earlier President reappointed Lalith Weeratunga, the premier secretary, as Secretary to the President. After appointing the new Ministry Secretaries President stressed, “their services are vital to achieve the development goals.”

Sri Lanka: French national arrested for Hashish possession

A French lady of 30 yrs has been arrested by the Police in Sri Lanka for alleged possession of Hashish, a cannabis preparation.

ED notice to Telecom firms over Spectrum probe

The Enforcement Directorate has issued summons to certain telecom firms in connection with its probe into the alleged 2G spectrum scam.

Indices continue to decline despite a positive budget

Colombo stocks closed down 0.95% on Tuesday November 23, though there was Governments positive development oriented budget proposals , the investor sentiment remained cautious and the indices continued to decline in most listed companies.

Sri Lanka: Insurance regulator calls for an administrator to Ceylinco Takaful

Insurance Board of Sri Lanka (IBSL) has called for quotations from persons with financial or legal background with insurance experience to be appointed as an administrator to Ceylinco Takaful Ltd; a Islamic insurance arm owned by former Ceylinco Group.

Saudi Arabian King Arrives in US for Medical Treatment

Saudi Arabian King Abdullah is in United States undergoing medical treatment after a blood clot complicated slipped spinal disc. The agency's report did not specify which hospital he has been admitted.

Govt warns of action to those recruiting foreigners without work permits

Amidst increasing tendency of recruiting foreigners in various organizations, the government has warned of action against all organizations involved in hiring foreign nationals without work permits for job.

US government donates equipment to Sri Lanka Army

United States embassy in Colombo today donated trucks and equipment worth US$500,000 to Sri Lanka Army. The Army Commander Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya accepted four trucks and some equipment from Charge’ d’Affaires Valerie C. Fowler at the US embassy premises yesterday.

Man lost 5 daughters in gambling bet in Pakistan

Once again women fall victim to male chauvinism in Pakistan when a man sold his innocent small daughters as an item for gambling in Sindh Province of Pakistan.

Punjab youths stranded in Libya

A non-government organisation (NGO) Lok Bhalai Party (LBP) Tuesday urged the government to rescue over 53 youths from Punjab stranded in Libya.

A glimmer of hope for Obama

Many political analysts have already passed judgment on Obama as ‘one term president.’ More than his foreign policy, the reason shown for this is the current economic turmoil in the country.