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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2791

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Sri Lanka President visits flood victims with relief goods

President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Polonnaruwa this morning (12th January 2011) to personally supervise the distribution of relief goods, which included dry rations, drinking water, medicines, and clothes to the flood victims in the district.

Sri Lanka Rangiri Garments declared open in Hambanthota by MP Namal Rajapaksa

Rangiri Garment factory providing employment for nearly hundred villagers was declared opened by Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa yesterday (January 11, 2011) in Hambanthota.

Maldivian parliamentarians to earn salaries on par with Sweden

The recently passed Privileges Bill in the Maldives, if ratified, will see its parliamentarians earning thousands more than their counterparts in countries like France, Italy, India and only US$ 215 less than those in Sweden.

Industrial Icon -Simpson Sivasailam passes away: He was in Manipl at his last breath

Industrial icon of the Tamil Nadu Mr A Sivasailam, Chairman and Managing Director Simpson Group of companies, passed away on Wednesday. He was away from Chennai and was in Manipal at his last breath in Manipal. He was 76.

Burmese Perspective: China, International Scene and the 2nd Panglong Conference

Ancient Chinese History says that in the year 492 BC, Goujain, the king of Yue in modern Zhejiang district, in a war was taken prisoner by king Fuchai, his northern neighbour. Goujain was put to work in the royal stables where he bore his captivity with such dignity and loyalty that he gradually won Fuchai;s respect, so much so that after few years time Fuchai let him return home as his vassal.

Sky hitting price rise:Karunanidhi to hold high level committee meeting to control it

To reduce the sky hitting price rise in the state, chief minister M Karunanidhi has decided to hold high level committee meeting on January 14.

Fresh PM election process begins as lone PM candidate in the race withdraws candidacy

Nearly sixth-month long deadlock surrounding prime ministerial election ended on Wednesday after the lone prime ministerial candidate of Nepali Congress (NC) Ram Chandra Paudel withdrew his candidacy in the parliament.

Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers of Sri Lanka.

Cabinet Ministers of Sri Lanka who met yesterday (12.01.2011) under the chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa have taken the following decisions

Spectrum loss: PAC hits out at Sibal’s “improper” remarks against CAG

Hitting out at Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal, Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday said his “improper” remarks against the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the 2G spectrum issue had hurt the dignity of the government auditor.

Christian Arabs’ Plight: Foreign ‘Protection’ Counterproductive

Suddenly, the U. S. - European alliance is acting to protect the “existence” of the Christian Arab minority against the Muslim Arab majority whose very existence is besieged and threatened by this same alliance, drawing on a wide spread Islamophobia while at the same time exacerbating Islamophobia among western audiences whom the international financial crisis is now crushing to the extent that it does not spare them time or resources to question the real political motives of their governments, which have been preoccupied for decades now with restructuring the Arab world geographically, demographically, politically and culturally against the will of its peoples with a pronounced aim of creating a “new Middle East.”

Sri Lanka establishes a Special Bank Account for funding Relief Assistance

President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka has directed the Essential Services Commission to immediately provide all necessary services for the nearly one million flood-affected people in the country.

Swiss Police raids Tiger Terrorist hideouts in Switzerland

The Police in Switzerland yesterday carried out a nationally coordinated operation directed at Tamil individuals and members of the Tiger Terrorists accusing them of involvement in a criminal group as well as money laundering.

Kennedy blames Palin

Patrick Kennedy, son of late Edward Kennedy, who lost two uncles to assassin’s bullets, has said that there is an obvious connection between the violent rhetoric of today’s politics and the massacre in Tuscan.

All Share Price Index hits 7,000 again

Since a slight fall in mid October 2010 after Colombo’s All Share Price Index (ASPI) reaching 7,000 points, Sri Lanka’s best performing stock market again passed the 7,000 points on Wednesday the 12, January 2011, while privately owned Gas Company Laugfs Gas (LGL) continued to rally with renewed interest in few other Power & Energy related stocks. Foreign investors continued to be net sellers.