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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2770

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Sri Lanka’s collapsed Golden Key strikes historic repayment deal

Many criticize continuing Ceylinco companies under the management of money embezzlers like Lalith Kothalawela, Kavan Perera, despite Central Bank’s Good Governance directives.

Kashmir on the boil as BJP goes ahead with flag march

Police columns with armoured vehicles were on Monday moving around and all incoming buses being checked at Lakhanpur, the gateway to the state, which resembles a battle zone ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party's planned 'Ekta Yatra' to Srinagar's Lal Chowk on January 26 that the State government has vowed to prevent.

CM’s impugned verdict to cashier Fonseka from SL Army: CA to hear his Writ consecutively on March 28 and 29

The Writ application of ex-Army Commander Sarath Fonseka – who is the leader of the Democratic National Alliance – challenging the impugned verdict of 1st Court Martial that sentenced him to be cashiered from the Army would be taken up before the Court of Appeal consecutive dates on March 28 and 29.

Slight gains amidst mixed sentiments at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock Indices gained slightly on Monday the 24 January, 2011 while investors showed mixed sentiments on different counters. Buying pressure was witnessed in finance and manufacturing sectors. However, profit taking in small and mid cap counters subdued last week’s momentum according to brokers.

Indonesian President coming for R-Day celebration

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will pay a three-day state visit to India from January 24 to 26 which is expected to take the new strategic relationship between the two countries to a higher plane.

Sri Lankan housemaids rescued from modern-day slavery in Saudi Arabia

Sri Lankan Embassy in Saudi Arabia has rescued two migrant workers who had been forced to perform domestic chores for 17 and ten years as ‘domestic slaves’.

Spectrum scam: Supreme Court seeks all tapes of corporate lobbyist Nira Radia

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Central government on a PIL disclosure of contents of all tapes of corporate lobbyist Niira Radia which were tapped by government agencies, except pure private conversations.

Sri Lanka Hemas opens first model pre-school in Jaffna

Sri Lanka's Hemas Holdings PLC recently brought color and life to the little children of the war-ravaged North with the formal opening of the new Hemas Piyawara model Pre-School in Jaffna.

Two veterans – A National Hero and a senior career diplomat appointed Sri Lanka’s ambassadors to Japan and South Korea

One of the most decorated National Heroes - Admiral Wasantha Karnagoda and a veteran career diplomat - Ambassador W.W.T. Wijeratne are appointed as Sri Lanka’s new Ambassadors to Japan and South Korea, respectively.

Sri Lanka Investment Trust Company gets 41 million Canadian Dollars after platinum sale

Sri Lanka’s trailblazer Investment Trust company Environmental Resources Investment PLC (ERI) in a Colombo Stock Exchange filling said that it had received a sum of 41.36 million Canadian Dollars (approximately Rs. 4.61 billion) through a sale of 24, 048,760 shares of Toronto listed Eastern Platinum Ltd (ELR) via its British Virgin Islands based subsidiary Environmental Resources Limited (ERL).

Sri Lanka is to establish local Fish Canning Industries

Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said that the country's fisheries sector is experiencing the dividends of peace, and consumers will soon be able to get fish at cheaper prices.

Is there a connection in the opening of the Indian consulate & violence in Jaffna

In May 2009, Sri Lanka did what the world said it was impossible to do. For the first time in modern military history, a terrorist movement was militarily defeated simultaneously with a humanitarian rescue operation that rescued nearly 300,000 Tamil civilians. We all know of the pressures that prevailed demanding Sri Lanka end its military onslaught.

Sri Lanka to issue new National Identity Cards

Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had stated that government has plans to issue a new digitalized National Identity Cards with a view of curbing criminal activities in the country.

U.S. Embassy supports the Galle Literary Festival

The U.S. Embassy in Colombo has given a grant of $5,000 to bring 30 students and teachers from all over Sri Lanka to the Galle Literary Festival to be held at the end of this week.