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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2831

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Grand welcome for Dr. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

Catholic Church and the community along with the government of Sri Lanka have organized some island wide celebrations and religious ceremonies to receive Dr. Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, who is returning from Vatican.

Karnataka CM survives, BJP relents

Beleaguered Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa, facing allegations of corruption and nepotism, yet again staved off a mounting challenge to his leadership as the BJP on Wednesday announced that he will continue in office.

Sri Lanka: TRCSL to curb unauthorized telco apparatus businesses

Sri Lanka’s telco watch dog Telecommunications and Regulatory Commission (TRCSL) has recently carried out notices warning that no individual is allowed to carry out businesses related to telecommunication apparatus without a vendor license issued by the authority.

Spectrum probe: Enforcement Directorate questions corporate lobbyist

Public relations firm owner and corporate lobbyist Nira Radia was on Wednesday questioned by the Enforcement Directorate for her firm’s alleged role in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Sri Lanka: Lankem Ceylon to acquire Nation Lanka Finance

Post war bullish rising conglomerate Lankem Ceylon PLC has recently shown its interest to buy Nation Lanka Finance (NLF) PLC for Rs.550 million, Asian Tribune Learns.

900 religious places declared highly sensitive in Northwest Pakistan during Muharram

Keeping in view the security situation during Muharram about 12 districts of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa declared as most sensitive will be controlled by armed forces.

Maldives releases audit of carbon emissions

The Maldives took a major step towards carbon neutrality yesterday, with the publication of an audit of the country’s carbon emissions.

A marginal recovery in Colombo Stock Exchange

Sri Lanka stock Indices gained during early trading on Wednesday November 24, and closed on a marginally positive note. Two transactions between foreign investors boosted the turnover of the Colombo Bourse. Selling pressure seems to be coming down encouraging some investors to invest aggressively according to brokers.

Foxes as ‘advisers’ to government

We live in strange times. There is absolutely no question in the drive to eliminate crime and terrorism governments need to try their utmost to eliminate the causes. We know the complex issues chiefly Indian manipulations that gave rise to Prabhakaran and his political mafia But does it in anyway mean this unrepentant criminal (now dead) and his admirers deserve the same consideration given to an ordinary law-abiding citizen?

“Adhering to the principles of Int’l humanitarian law may prove to be a double edged sword”-Kohona

“Adhering to the principles of Int’l humanitarian law may prove to be a double edged sword. It could also confer unintended legitimacy to the violent perpetrators of terrorism and to terrorist groups.

Sri Lankan Tamils issue: Urge Lankan government to expedite relief work in war affected area-Karunanidhi tels Krishna

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has urged the union External Affairs Minister S M Krishnana to pressure the Sri Lankan government to expedite relief work in the war affected area and rehabilitate the displaced Tamils.

In a major policy shift, EU steps up measures on human smuggling

The European Union has stepped up measures to prevent trafficking. In a major policy shift, EU has decided to enact EU wide minimum rules on human trafficking.

Search of Raja – the elephant is on

The search for ‘Udawalawe Raja’ the iconic male elephant with long tusks, who frequents the Uda Wakawe National Park (UWNP) is now underway. A team led by Srilal Miththapala and his son Dimitri is in search of this missing mammoth mammal and to locate it. Mr Miththapala has been awildlife lover and an elephant enthusiast. According to Mr Miththapala the animal is missing for the last one year.

Andhra CM quits on health grounds

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah on Wednesday announced his decision to step down from his post citing citing health reasons.

Budget Summary 2011 by ASRL

Impose a CESS on all exports in raw and semi processed form to encourage value added exports from Sri Lanka. Exports of finished goods will be free from CESS. Duties and taxes on machinery, equipment and raw material reduced.

Disproportionate assets Case: Karnataka HC dismissed Jayalalithaa's petition

The Karnataka High Court has dismissed a petition by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa challenging a trial court order, which rejected her plea for fresh translation of documents in the wealth case against her.