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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Fertilizer subsidies to encourage coconut plantation and paddy cultivation

Based on a request made by President and Finance Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa the Cabinet has approved a fertilizer subsidy, which will offer 50kg bag of urea and potash for Rs.1,000/- for all coconut growers in the island. Cabinet has also approved a proposal by Minister of Agrarian

Islamic group SIMI linked with Lashkar terror outfit

The National Investigation Agency on Thursday linked the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) to the Pakistan-based Islamic terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Government express standpoint on UN team’s visit to Sri Lanka

Government confirmed today that it will allow the three member team, which was appointed by the United Nation Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in June to enter Sri Lanka and give evidence at the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission.

Lok Sabha Speaker holds talks on ending logjam over JPC on Spectrum scam

Stepping up efforts to break the logjam in Parliament over Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the second generation mobile telephony spectrum scam, Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar on Thursday met leaders of the government and the opposition and later voiced optimism over smooth running of the Budget session.

Sri Lankan state bodies to be renamed replacing Ceylon with Sri Lanka

Government has decided to change the names of all public enterprises that include the word “Ceylon” by replacing it with “Sri Lanka.”

People fed-up with DMK Rule: AIADMK will return to Power-Jayalalithaa predicts

The All Indian Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) Supremo and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has said that the people of the state fed-up with the minority DMK rule and decided to elect AIADMK in the forthcoming assembly election to be held in 2011.

Panel report on Telangana to be made public on January 6

The Srikrishna Committee which held wide-ranging consultations over the past 11 months on the demand for a state of Telangana as well as rallies for maintaining the present status of a united Andhra Pradesh, submitted its report to Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in New Delhi on Thursday.

New Directive trigger at the verge of a New Year dawn at Colombo Bourse

Colombo, 31 December, ( Colombo Stock Market on Thursday, December 30, slightly recovered after the initial panic selling triggered by the new SEC directive on force selling at T+5 of securities of buyers who are in default of settlement by T+3. Indices gained around 70 points after falling over 100 points in the morning.

Malaysia and Nepal to sign MoU to address labor issues

Kosh R. Koiral - Reporting From Nepal

Kathmandu, 31 December, ( Nepal and Malaysia have agreed to ink a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on various issues including streamlining the recruitment of Nepali workers in Malaysia within next year.

Saudi investor leaves with an optimistic note

Saudi investor Saad Al Shamrani, who was on a week- long visit to the island to identify the ideal field for investment left the island yesterday with a heavy- heart.

India’s military leaders are far detached from reality

The Brahman Hindu of today wishes to re-establish the ancient grandeur of the old order in the light of which he basks for he is a child of that culture. The Hindus contemptuously dismiss historic factuality and instead cling to self created myths and legends. The nostalgia for a mythical past acts as a distorting mirror.

Maldives’ budget passed

The Maldives’ Parliament passed the 2011 state budget yesterday including the allocation for the preparatory work of the upcoming SAARC summit.