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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2736

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Sri Lanka’s ICASL launches Cambridge Financial English qualification

Sri Lanka’s national accountancy body- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) launched the Cambridge International Certificate in Financial English (ICFE) for the first time in Sri Lanka, amidst a large gathering of members at the Institute’s Auditorium recently.

Five day rally ends at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock market witnessed short term profit taking weighed on indices during early trading on Tuesday the 25 January, 2011. However, renewed interest in poultry sector and plantations stocks fuelled by positive interim results created a bullish sentiment towards the end of the trading day.

Sri Lanka inflation to reach 7% amidst tax cut on Imported Milk

Lanka had cut imported tax on Milk Powder from Rs.50 per kilogram to Rs.28 per kilogram in the wake of global commodities booming ahead, since after massive flood hits the country that destroyed crops and the livelihoods, Sri Lanka’s Department of Census and Statistics had said that island nation’s inflation may climb up to 7% in January 2011.

Sri Lanka extends tenure of un-dissolved local authorities

Sri Lankan government extended the tenure of 23 local authorities by three months until June 30, 2011.

I-T raids on actresses Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif

Income tax officials conducted raids at residences of top Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Katrina Kaif on Tuesday for suspected tax evasion.

Ambassador Amunugama - the new Secretary to Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in - China Karunatilaka Amunugama will be the next Secretary to Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Ministry, highly informed sources in the Presidential Secretariat confirmed this to Asian Tribune.

In Maharashtra - Additional Collector burnt alive by a Mafia Gang

It is a sorrow state of affair in Maharashtra, where an Additional Collector of Nashik District Mr Yashwant Sonawane was burnt to death by Kerosene Mafia in Manmad, Nashik on Tuesday. The incident sent shock waves across Maharashtra.

Italy to dispatch flood relief to Sri Lanka tomorrow

A plane load of materials that includes inflatable boats, water purification machines, and generators will leave Rome tomorrow headed to Sri Lanka.
The plane load is dispatched due to an appeal by Ambassador Hemantha Warnakualsuriya in Rome.

BJP’s Tricolour march to Srinagar stopped

Amid high drama, BJP’s national flag yatra was stopped at the Lakhanpur border of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday with its three senior leaders being arrested even as they lashed out at the state government and the Centre for committing a "historic mistake".

2010 records Maldives’ highest tourist arrivals

The Maldives saw the highest number of tourist arrivals ever into the country in 2010, when the number rose by a whopping 20.7 percent compared to 2009.

TN Election 2011: CPI(M) leader meets Jayalalithaa-Decides to tie up with AIADMK

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) formally decided to forge an alliance with the AIADMK to fight the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, saying the need of the hour was to bring all secular and Left democratic forces under one umbrella to defeat the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam-Congress combine.

Picketing Lankan Deputy High Commission Office in Chennai: Police rounded up 200 VCK activities

More than 200 activists of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) were arrested on Tuesday in Chennai, when they tried to picket the office of the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission.

Sri Lanka reduce duty on Petrol amidst Lanka Indian Oil faces revenue crisis

The government of Sri Lanka recently announced that it has reduced the custom duty on Petrol from Rs.15 per litre to Rs.5 per litre with a view of controlling local Petrol prices in the wake rising oil prices in the global markets.

When the going gets tough: Resistance to ART

The antiretroviral therapy (ART) has undisputed benefits for people living with HIV. When people living with HIV (PLHIV) become resistant to drugs used in ART, treatment options that they can fall back upon to stay alive and healthy, reduce. This was a major point of academic discussion at the recently concluded Chennai ART Symposium (CART 2011).

Sri Lanka: Development not possible without business fraternity says Daya Gamage

A country needs to go hand in hand with the business fraternity in the path to development, said Daya Gamage, Chairman of Daya Group of Companies and the Opposition Leader in the Eastern Provincial Council, to the gathering of university students.