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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2768

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Empty chair at Nobel award ceremony for Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

China could face economic and social crises if it fails to embrace full civil rights, with consequences for the whole world, the Nobel Committee said in prepared remarks for a ceremony awarding the Peace Prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

Sri Lanka: Move to obtain court injunction against UNP Convention dismissed

Sri Lanka District Court yesterday (December 10) dismissed an application to suspend the holding of the Convention of United National Party (UNP) next Sunday (December 12).

Sluggish trend continues in Colombo Stock Exchange

The stagnant Colombo Stock market continued to edge down indices even on Friday the December 10, while activity remained relatively low throughout the week. DIAL continued to attract foreign investors. Indices ended the week on a negative note with All Share Price Index (ASPI) and Milanka Price Index (MPI) declining 1.04% and 1.30% respectively during the week.

US regret insult to Indian envoy at airport

Expressing regret over the Indian Ambassador to Washington being pulled out of an airport security line and patted down, the US on Friday promised to ensure that such incidents do not recur.

Late Lakhshman Jayakody - An Appreciation

On August 30th I received the shocking news of the passing away of that great saintly man that I loved very much. Hundred days passed but his memory lingers on.

Sri Lanka: Farmers to get more befits from a new pension scheme

Government is considering the possibilities to establish a new Farmers’ Pension Scheme, which will enhance their benefits, revealed Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Gitanjana Gunawardena.

Sri Lanka’s outstation schools compete shoulder to shoulder with Colombo schools in 2010 A/L results

According to the recently-released 2010 GCE Advanced Level Examination results two students from outstations schools namely- Dasun Upamal Kalugala of Pinnawala Central College and Aloka Wanamalee Anthony of Kuliyapitiya Central College obtained the best results in Bio Scince and Commerce streams respectively while two Colombo school pupils- Shalomi Danielle of Ladies’ College and Viduranga Bandara Wijekoon of Royal College topped in the Arts and Maths (Physical Science) streams, respectively.

Kashmir lecturer arrested for questions on unrest in exam paper

A lecturer of a government college was on Friday arrested for allegedly setting a paper filled with questions related to the recent unrest in Valley.

Indian Navy ships’ participation in Sri Lanka Navy’s Diamond Jubilee celebration exhibits their closeness

Two Indian Naval Ships and India’s Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Nirmal Verma participated in the Sri Lanka Navy’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Two South Koreans held over their alleged role in ‘disappearing' a North Korean

Authorities in Nepal have arrested two South Koreans for their alleged involvement in disappearance of a North Korean national from Kathmandu recently.