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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Sri Lanka: Cardinal Ranjith condemns moves to bring down country’s image

Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith recently condemned the efforts taken by certain Sri Lankan expatriates to tarnish island nation’s image among foreign states. His Eminence Cardinal Ranjith said that the attempts aimed at bringing down the country’s image at international level are condemned by the Catholics in the country regardless of persons involved in such activities.

Prince Charles talks climate change, domestic politics with Maldivian President

Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed met Prince Charles at Clarence House yesterday to discuss climate change where the latter applauded the former over his leadership on going green.

Sri Lanka: Constitutional interpretation whether the ‘any court’ include Court Martial? SC re-fixes hearing for December 9

Whether the words ‘any court’ referred to in the Constitution of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka include a Court Martial?

Consolidation time reaching at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock Indices started the week on December 6th Monday with a dive, as the activity remained relatively low from last week. Stocks ended down 0.63% with the All Share Price Index (ASPI) closed at 6,506.30 points, down 41.38 points while the Milanka Price Index (MPI) dropped 1.12% by 79.21 points to close at 6,976.24 points.

DRP Deputy Leader dismissed

The Maldives’ main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) dismissed its Deputy Leader, Umar Naseer following a disciplinary committee voting.

Fingers point at Karu Jayasuria for treason

The opposition United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuria (MP) has been on a receiving end, as the ruling United National Freedom Alliance has noticed that, they will soon file a no confidence motion against him based on a story, which was published recently in a local Sunday newspaper.

Chinese Culture Minister arrives in Kathmandu

Chinese Minister for Culture Cai Wu arrived in Kathmandu on a three-day visit to Nepal, Sunday.

10th Anniversary Exhibition of Profoods/Propack 2011

The Food Processing, Packaging and Agribusiness fraternities will once again combine on the 26th, 27th and 28th of August 2011 to showcase Sri Lanka’s complete food supply chain in this much awaited 10th Anniversary show.

Congress Minister talks of “azadi for Kashmir”

A Jammu and Kashmir minister belonging to Congress has stoked a controversy by suggesting that Kashmir be granted "Azadi", remarks that embarassed his party which termed them as his personal view.

2G Spectrum Scam: How can a man swindle Rs 1.76 crores-Karunanidhi questions


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President M Karunanidhi has wondered whether an individual could appropriate such a huge amount of Rs one lakh and seventy-six thousand crores.

GNOA reports to ILO about the government violating their right to stop work

Saman Ratnapriya, PresidentThe Government Nursing Officers Association (GNOA) of Sri Lanka in a letter addressed to Juan Somavia, Director General, ILO indicated that their union is a registered trade union under the laws of Sri Lanka and has behind it an influential section of government nursing officers as dues paying members.

Sri Lanka: Saudi King suspends Rizana Nafeek’s death sentence

Colombo, 07 December, (Asiantribune.com): Saudi Arabia’s head of state- King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has suspended the death sentence given to Sri Lankan housemaid Rizana Nafeek.


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