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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 102

Monthly archive

Madras High Court ordered notice on a petition challenging ban on LTTE: Directed the state and Central to file reply

The Madras High Court (HC) has ordered notice to the state and central government on a petition challenging the ban imposed on Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

Sri Lanka Navy ‘Jetliner‘to host UN World Tourism Organization meeting

Sri Lanka Tourism have planned the Welcome dinner of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Meeting on Navy’s ‘Jetliner’s on March 2011 said Vipula Wanigasekera, General Manager of Sri Lanka Convention Bureau to 'Asian Tribune'.

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.

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.

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.

Indian Minister of External Affairs to visit Sri Lanka

Minister of External Affairs of India, S. M. Krishna, will commence a three day visit in Sri Lanka tomorrow.

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.

Bihar results: Nitish happy development agenda worked

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, basking in the glory of the massive mandate secured by the Janata Dal(United)-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance, thanked the people of the state on Wednesday for giving him another chance to serve them.

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.

Simple, safe and effective medication is a right of all TB patients

A new report, presented at the 41st Union World Conference on Lung Health held recently in Berlin, Germany, by a consortium of international TB organizations (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the Global Drug Facility (GDF), Treatment Action Group, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union), the Global Alliance for Drug Development (TB Alliance), and Management Sciences for Health) has highlighted that many TB patients, especially in the developing countries, are still not getting simple, quality assured first line medicines which are available in the global market.

New Zealand mine tragedy

The miners in New Zealand were not so lucky as those in Chile, as all 29 Pike River miners perished in the second blast. We salute the brave men who risk their lives to the benefit of others.

Nuclear factor kept Pakistan’s adversaries restrained

After 9/11 terror attacks on twin towers, when the US leadership decided to avenge the attacks by invading Afghanistan and also planned to rope in Pakistan, it rejected India’s offer of providing air bases and full military support. It also ignored India’s advice to tackle Afghanistan and Pakistan in a single swoop.