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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2834

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Sri Lanka: Porn Star victim affirms her innocence due to stolen pictures that were leaked out

In the limelight of Sri Lankan police requesting to help media bodies to publish 83 identified porn stars with a view of taking them to custody earlier in November 2010, one such lady has written to Asian Tribune expressing her dilemma denying that her exposure as a Sri Lankan Porn Star and referring to her photographs which were published aiding the legal movement of the Sri Lankan police.

India is the greatest enemy of Sri Lanka: S.L. Gunasekara

Former parliamentarian and Senior Counsel S.L. Gunasekara identified India as the biggest enemy of Sri Lanka, which created and nurtured the Tamil terrorism and still continues to dive the land though a political settlement. He stated this delivering a speech at the launch of “Sri Lanka – the war fuelled by peace,” a book written by Palitha Senanayake held at the auditorium of the Colombo Public Library.

Sri Lanka to double bilateral trade with Pakistan by 2015- Minister Rishad Bathiudeen

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry and Commerce, Rishad Bathiudeen, addressing the Pakistan-Sri Lanka Business Forum today (29.11.2010) said that Sri Lanka and Pakistan anticipated to double trade between the two countries from Rs. 28bn to Rs. 55.5bn by 2015.

Sri Lanka: CA allowed to go ahead for hearing Writ Petition filed by former Army Commander Fonseka challenging the order of the 1st Court Martial

The Court of Appeal yesterday (29) permitted to go ahead with the Writ Petition of the former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka challenging the impugned order of the 1st Court Martial which sentenced him for cashiering.

Private sector initiative establish HIV/AIDS workplace policy

John Keells Group (JKG) pioneered adaptation of an HIV/AIDS policy across its 80 companies to mark the world aids day 2010. This is the first time a private sector company in Sri Lanka tolled-out a CSR initiative, which serves as a president that creates an environment for people living with HIV and AIDS to work in and contribute to the development of the respective business establishments.

Andhra Pradesh: Rebel Jagan Reddy quits Congress

Rebel Congress MP from Kadapa, Jaganmohan Reddy, on Monday resigned from the party after the Congress expressed anger over the episode telecast on Sakshi TV channel targeting the party leadership.

Sri Lankan stocks collected by foreigners amidst tumbling indices

Opportunistic bears continued to dominate the Colombo Stock market as indices dropped to the lowest since mid-September on November 29 Monday. Foreign holding of the counters HNB, JKH, CARG, RAL and TKYO-(X) increased while declining prices seem to have started to attract long term investors.

Rape Case against Swamy Nithyananda:Karnataka police files Charge Sheet

Special CID police of the Karnataka Government has filed charge sheet against self styled god-man Nithyananda and his four associates for rape and unnatural sex.

President Nasheed among top “100 global thinkers”

Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed is listed as the 39th top thinker in the world in Foreign Policy magazine, for his high profile role in combating climate change.

Sri Lanka: Expatriate Sri Lankans complains to SC of alleged occupation of their premises by police officers

Two expatriate Sri Lankans has filed fundamental rights violation petition in the Supreme Court against the officers of the Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) complaining that the officers of the TID is in unlawful occupation of their premises situated at Wellawatta.

Sri Lanka President arrived in London

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has arrived in London yesterday late in the evening.

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case: Cong. leader pleads the HC to dismiss Nalini's Premature release petition

Former Congress party MP Era Anbarasu has pleaded with the madras high court to dismissed the petition filed by Nalini Murugan, who is a life convict in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Nepal Maoists say India not their 'principal enemy'

Despite public outcry against India for 'unnecessarily meddling into internal affairs of the country', Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has said that the party does not hold any kind of anti-Indian sentiment.

Inter-Agency Committee to facilitate implementation of the Interim Communication of the LLRC holds its initial session

The Inter-Agency Committee to facilitate the implementation of the Interim Communication of the Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation Commission (LLRC), had its initial session under the Chairmanship of Attorney-General Mohan Pieris on 24th November.

“A Great Ceylonese of all Times” – Hon.Sir.Ponnambalam Ramanathan

“A Great Ceylonese of all Times” this is the unique decorum of Honorable Sir. P. Ramanathan maintained all the time, appropriately observed by the father of the nation Right Honorable Don Stephen Senanayake.

Sri Lankan clothing industry should follow Bangladesh

At a time when the Global competitiveness is getting fiercer and fiercer it is important for us to get the basics right, said Prof. Lakdas Fernando, Chairman, Sri Lanka Apparel Institute which is the Chief Organizer of the Sri Lanka Fashion Forum.

Indian High Commission awards Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships to 100 Lankan students

High Commission of India, Colombo is to award Mahatma Gandhi Scholarships to 100 Sri Lankan students, selected from all the 25 districts, on 3rd December, 2010.