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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

Monthly archive

Mega programs for fisheries sector development in Sri Lanka

Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dr. Rajitha Senaratne addressing the Parliament yesterday stated that the Government has taken all measures to develop the fisheries resources, upgrade fisheries facilities, making available marketing facilities and enhancing knowledge of thriftiness of fisher folk in order to give a better social standing.

India to participate in Nobel award for Chinese dissident

India will be participating at the presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobao on Friday in Oslo, Norway, according to the Nobel Prize Committee.

Government expresses position on the alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka

Disclosing the government’s standard on the alleged war crimes, Minister of Irrigation and Water Management and Leader of the House of Parliament; Nimal Siripala de Silva yesterday stated that none of the military or police personnel as well as their commanding officers committed war crimes when they fought for the country.

“We are proud to have a President, such brave leader” – Prof. G.L. Peris

‘I have not committed any crime and I cannot be taken into custody’, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said. Bravely he took the decision to go to London said Minister G.L.Peris speaking on the Committee Stage of the Budget for 2011.

Students take to the streets to protest fuel price hike

Students took to the street on Tuesday to protest the hike in the prices of petroleum products.

Country-wide alert after blast on the banks of Ganga at Varanasi

A country-wide security alert was sounded on Tuesday evening after one child was killed and over 20 people, including four foreigners, were injured in a blast at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi during the Ganga arati around 6.30pm on Tuesday.

A high turnover day despite bearish sentiment in Colombo Bourse

Sri Lanka Stock Indices continued with the downward streak on Tuesday the December 7, although they marked a slight gain during early trading. However turnover was boosted by a transaction involving The Lanka Hospitals.

Sri Lanka: Torrential Rains to continue affecting over 100,000

The torrential rains which had been continuing since the mid November in Sri Lanka had almost affected 138,038 in the country, and nearly 8000 had been displaced recording 3 deaths said an official from Emergency Operation Centre of the Disaster Management Centre.

A gesture of solidarity with people of Palestine

An Asia to Gaza caravan is being planned from New Delhi to Gaza during the month of December, 2010, as part of the international effort to break the three year old blockade of Gaza by Israeli forces.

Sri Lanka: US cable reveals foreign terror group in Lanka- Wikileaks

Pakistan-based terror outfit, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which is blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, is known to have established a ‘support centre’ in Sri Lanka and was exploring chances of setting up operation bases in Kerala and Tamil Nadu in Southern India, WikiLeaks reveals.

Karu Jayasuriya denies of any reference of war crimes

United National Party Deputy Leader and Member of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya yesterday denied mentioning the words “war crimes” and “Diasporas” in the article published by Sunday Island on 5th of December 2010.

Need to fight terror globally: Sarkozy

Seeking greater global cooperation to fight terror, France's President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday asked Pakistan to be resolute in combating the menace.

Madras High Court suspends Bar Council Chairman: Who influenced a Judge on behalf of former Union minister A Raja

The Madras High Court on Tuesday suspended R.K. Chandramohan as the chairman of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Bar Council for trying to influence Justice R. Raghupathy through a union minister last year to get bail for his clients.

Bill to check sexual harassment of women at workplace

The government on Tuesday introduced in the Lok Sabha a bill aimed at preventing sexual harassment of women at workplace in various forms, including implied or overt promise of preferential treatment or threat or interference in her work through intimidation.

Breaking silos: Tuberculosis (TB) and poverty

Tuberculosis (TB) continues to affect society's most vulnerable - those who live in abject poverty, are marginalized or economically and socially isolated. The poor and vulnerable people are much more likely to suffer from TB due to socioeconomic factors.

Save gas, how to get the attention of authorities

My main aim is to show the general public how to save money spent on gas. Every single month the price of gas goes up and up and the suppliers give plenty of excuses for the price increase and even the governments cannot do anything about the hike of prices. Even in UK the gas prices are going up since recently.

America considers Pakistan as a nightmare

Till Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May 1998, Pakistan was the sworn enemy of India. After the tests, USA and Israel ganged up with India and became the avowed enemies of Pakistan. Nuclear weapons with a Muslim state having missile power, conventional military strength and reasonable technological and industrial base and above all strong Islamic streaks and Jihadi fervor was unacceptable to the trio.