Skip to Content

Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2343

Monthly archive

Colombo Stock market leads among capital markets in the world

In the wake of the post 3 decade civil war, Colombo Stock Exchange has performed faster and more extensively during the last 18 months than any other period in Sri Lanka’s history, according to Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka, Indrani Sugathadasa.

Colombo Stock market leads among capital markets in the world

In the wake of the post 3 decade civil war, Colombo Stock Exchange has performed faster and more extensively during the last 18 months than any other period in Sri Lanka’s history, according to Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka, Indrani Sugathadasa.

Women Of The World Unite!!

The United Nations General Assembly has created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, in July 2010 -- a new agency solely focused on women's rights with a view to invest in women's equality.

After onion, consumers cry for tomatoes

As consumers wait for prices of onion to cool from Rs50-60 a kg in retail, another important vegetable, tomato, continues to rule high at Rs 60 a kg in the national capital due to supply crunch as well as export of the commodity to Pakistan.

Singer Finance sings alone at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock Indices glided slightly on Monday the 17 January 2011, as investors focused on the IPO gains of Singer Finance PLC (SFIN) which rocketed the trading floor ahead of other listed stocks.

Obama’s most powerful speech

All those who had the opportunity to watch US president Obama’s speech on television will agree that it was good night for the president but it was a better night, by far, for America. It wasn’t textbook political rhetoric, but Obama’s memorial address, in Arizona, for the victims of gunman Jared Lee Loughner, was the most powerful speech of his presidency.

Petrol price hike: Even Congress does not like it

With the ruling UPA ally Trinamool Congress reacting strongly to the Sunday’s petrol price hike, the Congress too was on the backfoot on Monday over the issue. It asked oil companies to clarify the rationale behind the increase in public as it had angered the people.

Second consignment of relief assistance arrives from India

An Indian aircraft arrived in Colombo yesterday with about 30 tonnes of relief assistance for people, who have been displaced or affected due to the recent flooding in Sri Lanka.

Japan Races to Assist Flood Victims in Sri Lanka

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) handed over emergency relief supplies such as tents and sleeping mats, worth some 26 million Sri Lankan Rupees (20 million Japanese Yen), to the Minister of Disaster Management, Mahinda Amaraweera, yesterday. The emergency relief supplies will meet urgent humanitarian needs of displaced communities in districts worst affected by recent floods.

Investigations uncover the truth of alleged Mannar Abductions in Sri Lanka

Extensive investigations carried out on the malicious and fallacious reports being carried out by a pro-LTTE news website and other discarded political elements to discredit the government through doctored reports about abductions and disappearances in the North have found that five of these persons reported to have been abducted have in fact were persons linked to drug cartels and were operating in the Mannar District in the distribution of narcotics.

Good relationship between the political leaders in TN in the past: Karunanidhi recalls the history


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and Dravidian patriarch M Karunanidhi has recalled his olden and golden political memories and said before 70's there was a good relation ship between opponent party leaders in the state despite the different of opinions but now entire things changed.

Sri Lanka Minister Rishard Badiuddin positive over stronger trade ties with UAE

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Trade and Commerce Rishard Badiuddin said that the emerging Indian Ocean economy anticipated increasing country’s trade and economic ties with Middle Eastern economic powerhouse- United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Alleged Shootout by Lankan Navy on TN fishermen: Coast Guard begins comprehensive enquiry

The India Coast Guard has begun a comprehensive enquiry into the killing of a Tamil Nadu fisherman, allegedly by Sri Lankan Navy on the mid-sea.

IIFA doesn't need me, says Big B

IIFA's face and brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan had hinted at his fallout with the Academy recently. Bachchan has revealed, "Not coming to Toronto IIFA. IIFA says my services are not required."


.