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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2793

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Letter from America: Hu’s Visit

China's human rights record is bad with abuses ranging from censorship to illegal detention of dissidents to executions without due process. Its treatment of ethnic minorities, especially the Uyghur Muslims, is simply horrendous and has no parallel inside China.

iPod, iPhone, iPad and Steve-the-iCon: the Enviable Legacy of a Visionary

When Apple announced that Steve Jobs, its CEO, would go on medical leave, perhaps for an indefinite period, technological enthusiast in general and Apple fans in particular got a shock which was hard to absorb.

Karnataka: Violence after BJP protest over sanction to prosecute CM

Buses were burnt, stones were pelted and shops were attacked across Karnataka to enforce a shutdown called by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Saturday to protest Governor H.R. Bhardwaj's sanction for chief minister B S Yeddyurappa's prosecution on corruption charges.

No more bubbles; Colombo Bourse will hit 9,500 in mid 2011-Analyst

Despite bubble theories by many economic experts at the last quarter of 2010, all time high performing Sri Lanka’s Stock exchange is yet to mark the crossing, chyhhh of 9,500 points during the middle of 2011 according to a top analyst, Director research Capital trust Securities, Sarath Rajapakse.

Felony Rules

One million people, including 400,000 children, are facing a food crisis in Sri Lanka, in the aftermath of the recent floods, according to media reports. The absolute majority of these potential victims would be from the Eastern and Central provinces. For many of the victims from the Eastern province, who weathered the Tsunami and survived the war, this will be the third devastation in just five years.

Land scam: Guilty Lt Gen loses seniority, pension benefits

Lieutenant General PK Rath, the senior-most serving officer to be convicted for corruption, was on Saturday given a sentence of severe reprimand and two-year loss of seniority by an army court martial before which he broke down while the verdict was being pronounced.

Sri Lanka: Consumer price list

A weekly comparison of the average whole sale and retail prices of some of the essential food items are given below. The comparisons are made on the prices reported on 20th January 2011, with the previous week, a month before, and in January 2010 monitored at Pettah market.

Sri Lanka Rubber prices hits all time high

Sri Lanka’s rubber prices had recorded an all time high for the last 130 years, at Rs.654 per kilogram according to Damitha Perera, Director Forbes & Walker Commodity Brokers (Pvt) Ltd on the last auctions on Friday the January 21. “Prices are always breaking records each week.

Sri Lanka enforce strict rules for vegetable and fruit transportation

Following a directive issued from Ministry of Co-operatives and Internal Trade, vegetables and fruits transported within island are to be packed in plastic or thick wrapping papers or use wooden containers from 1st of February 2011.

Sri Lanka Literary Festival boycot denied by Nobel Laureate

Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk had informed the organizers of the Galle Literary Festival (GLF) in early January 2011 that he will be unable to participate in the Festival, due to what he considered to be Indian visa restrictions.

Iran rejects bilateral talks with US on N-programme

Iran has rejected a request to hold a bilateral meeting with the United States during ongoing talks in Istanbul with six world powers over its nuclear programme, an Iranian official said on Saturday.

Indian High Commissioner Declared opened The 2nd Jaffna International Trade Fair

High Commissioner of India, Mr. Ashok K. Kantha, inaugurated the 2nd Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF) on 21 January, 2011. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Major General G.A Chandrasiri, Governor of Northern Province, Mr. Tissa Jayaweera, President, Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) and officials from Northern Province.

Sri Lankan fishing vessel and 5 member crew safely traced in Indonesia

Sri Lankan fishing vessel Sankara 2 and its 5 crew members are safe in Indonesia. The vessel led by Coxwain Pradeep Amila Sandaruwan and the crew of 4 members were traced by the friendly Indonesian fishermen on 22nd January 2011.