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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2731

Monthly archive

Suresh Kalmadi again grilled over CWG bungling

Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi was on Wednesday questioned for over eight hours by CBI officials in New Delhi in connection with alleged financial irregularities in the conduct of the sports event.

Sri Lankan Refugees are returning back

Many Sri Lankan refugees are gradually returning back to Sri Lanka on their own. Furthermore, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) too is stepping up efforts to help an increasing number of Sri Lankan refugees who want to return home.

Sri Lanka: Government confident tackling Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic

Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena addressing the Parliament today assured the nation that Government is convinced and capable in effectively controlling the spread of Influenza A (H1N1) virus in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka's UNP ex-MPs request Ranil Wickremesinghe to step down

Several former Members of Parliament representing Sri Lanka's main opposition- United National Party (UNP) are to request incumbent Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to step down, from his post.

Umar removed from DRP membership: EC

Former Deputy Leader of the main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), Umar Naseer has been removed from the party membership list, the Elections Commission has said.

Sri Lanka Government to further regulate insurance industry

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa presided, when the Sri Lanka Parliament met at 1pm yesterday. Starting the day’s program, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Vanni District member Muthali Bawa Farooq was sworn in as a Member of Parliament to fill in the vacant seat created by the death of former MP Noordeen Mashoor.

Retailers continue to dominate at Colombo Bourse

Colombo’s Mid cap counters continued to gain backed by retail investors on Wednesday the January 5, whilst sustainability of the bull run over the next few weeks would depend on the involvement of the foreign and institutional investors according to brokers.

Sri Lanka: Cabinet approval granted to develop milk industry

Following the budget proposals 2011, government has decided to introduce a mechanism to purchase milk from the dairy farmer setting a benchmark price of Rs.50/- per liter.

Sri Lanka is world’s fastest rising market 2010 – Guardian of United Kingdom

Sri Lanka had the world's fastest rising market as its post-war economy boomed, United Kingdom’s leading newspaper- The Guardian said in a recent report titled ‘the best and worst investments of 2010’.

Boosting The Colombo Stock Exchange

Colombo Stock Exchange of Sri Lanka has a considerable history as it was originated by the influence of London Stock Exchange, which listed major plantation companies in Ceylon. Colombo Stock Exchange has been limited to service for several selected companies in the country and several decades ago it was also shown as a play ground of some business giants in the country and there were several cases in relation to outside equity interest or minority shareholders.

Terror charge: Swamy demands scrutiny of Digvijay- Karkare phone records

Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday demanded a scrutiny of the phone records produced by Congress leader Digvijay Singh to prove that he spoke to slain police official Hemant Karkare, hours before his death.

Heat wave in Andhra Congress Politics: Jagan launches own outfit-To promote legacy of YSR

To promote the legacy of the late chief minister of Andhara Pradesh YSR Rajasekara Reddy, his son and dissident leader of the Congress Jagan Mohan Reddy has approached the Election Commission with an application for registration of his own political party.

2010 was year of the lung: Lung health needs attention

The year 2010 was declared as year of the lung recognizing that hundreds of millions of people around the world suffer each year from treatable and preventable chronic respiratory diseases.

Sri Lanka President unveils 2011 National Economic Programme

Sri Lanka President unveiling the National Economic Programme for the year said that during 2011, country’s economy would realize people’s expectations of development launched during the humanitarian operations.

Jawaher Abu Rahmah

An investigation carried out by an independent group has revealed that Jawaher Abu Rahmah, who was killed by Israeli tear gas wasn’t even protesting.

Political prisoners expected to be freed before parliament

Latest reports revealed that the ruling military junta of Burma is expected to grant amnesty to all political prisoners before the first session of the new parliament, according to sources from Naypyitaw.

Government seek cooperation to evict overstaying Sri Lankans in other countries

Early this week Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris met senior foreign diplomats in Sri Lanka seeking co-operation to expel Sri Lankans those who are staying illegally in foreign countries.