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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 108

Monthly archive

Sri Lanka's UNP appoints interim committee

Sri Lanka's main opposition- United National Party (UNP) will appoint an working committee with effect from January 1, 2011, on an interim basis, until office bearers are appointed under the newly-adopted constitution.

Sri Lanka Stock Market continues to recover

The positive momentum in Colombo Stock Exchange continued on December 23, to see the indices close on a positive note yet again. However, foreign selling was witnessed in counters including JKH and COMB.

DMK will take up the cause of Dalit Christains in Parliament: Karunanidhi assures

After a few hours on Thursday, the former Chief Minister Ms J Jayalalithaa assured the Christian Community that she will take necessary measures to redress their grevences once she come to power with the blessings of Jesus at Arumanai in Nagarcoil, her arch rival and Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr M Karunanidhi has said in Chennai that the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) will take up the cause of Dalit Christians in Parliament to grant them constitutional reservation.

Sri Lanka: United States praises SL govt. resettlement efforts

In a strange twist of turns, United States Government today (December 24, 2010) praised its Sir Lankan counterpart and security forces for its efforts in resettling the majority of displaced Tamils of the North.

Sri Lanka’s Trade Deficit Doubles compared to a year earlier

Despite a new Forex policy relaxation after Budget 2011 proposals, Sri Lanka’s trade deficit has broadened to US $ 4.357 billion on October 2010 rising almost by a US $ 2 billion compared to last year which was at US $ 2.431 billion.

Apologize for destroying Parliament, Pranab tells BJP

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday demanded an apology from the Opposition, accusing them of "destroying" Parliament after they rejected his offer of a special session to discuss the JPC issue on 2G scam.

More efforts undertaken to concentrate more on image building exercise and protecting the migrant workers

During 2011, Ministry of External Affairs will strengthen the foreign missions aboard to look after the needs of the migrant workers and to secure their rights in addition to image building exercise, which will be adopted to woo investments.

Tourist arrivals increases, Belgium relaxes travel advisory on Sri Lanka

Belgian tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka have increased by 108.2 % in the first 11 months of 2010 over that of the previous year, compared to a Western European average of 50.5% and an overall increase of 45.7% in the corresponding period.

Election Fever in TN: Jayalalithaa assures Christian Community to redress grievances

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Ms J Jayalalithaa has assured the Christian Community that she will redress their grievances if she comes to power with the blessings of Jesus Christ in the general election to be held in May 2011.

Sri Lanka: First shipment of poultry products to reach shores

The first few batches of the chicken and egg imports are to reach Port of Colombo within the next 24 hours, according to Minister of Co-operatives and Internal Trade, Johnston Fernando.

Mumbai terror: Pak rules out ISI chief appearing in any US court

The chief of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency will not appear in any US court in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Gilani declared Thursday in Islamabad.

FIA President Jean Todt and Michelle Yeoh visit Sri Lanka

Celebrating 75th anniversary of Motor Sports, the Ceylon Motor Sports Club (CMSC) and the Automobile Association of Ceylon (AAC) invited the President of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), Jean Todt and his fiancée, actress Michelle Yeoh, famous for her acting role in the movie “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” which has won over 40 awards including the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (Taiwan) and three other Academy Awards, and was nominated for six other Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Sri Lanka: Education Ministry to liberalize University entry criteria

Colombo, 24 December, ( Ministry of Education is considering allowing student to sit for General Certificate of Examination – Advanced Level, although a student has failed in Mathematics in the Ordinary Level examination.

Poll fever in TN: Regarding alliance with DMK , Sonia will decide - Rahul Gandhi

All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Rahul Gandhi MP has said the party's alliance for the forthcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu will be decided by AICC president Sonia Gandhi and he would convey the feelings of the youth wing to her.

U.S. Ambulances to Aid Sri Lankan Army’s Demining Efforts

U.S. Ambassador Butenis presented five ambulances today to Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Chief of Staff Major General Daya Ratnayake to assist the SLA’s humanitarian demining efforts in the North. The vehicles will ensure that demining teams have emergency medical care and transportation at all times.

Sri Lanka Stock Indices stay Green

In a clear contrast to a relatively dull market over the past few days, Sri Lanka stock indices were continually on the rise on Wednesday, December 22, despite low volumes. Bairaha Farms (BFL) continued to rally on while foreign buying was witnessed in JKH.

State Minister for Islamic Affairs resigns

Minister of State for Islamic Affairs Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed resigned from his post yesterday.