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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

Monthly archive

CEAT which records top profits goes for a new Logo

Sri Lanka’s top selling tyre brand CEAT unveiled a vibrant and colourful new visual depictin in what the company calls an ‘evolutionary rebranding’ that reflects the rapid growth it has achieved in Sri Lanka over the past 24 months, and the brand’s new livery on the international stage. CEAT Sri Lanka which increased its profits after tax by more than five times for 2010 over the sales of the previous year of Rs 5.4.

Sri Lanka fifth Galle Literary Festival kicked off in grand style

Sri Lanka fifth Galle Literary Festival (GLF) kicked off in grand style today (January 26, 2011) in the southern port city of Galle.

Colombo Stocks All Share Price Index passes Milanka Price Index

Continued retail dominance eventually led Colombo’s All Share Price Index (ASPI) to pass Milanka Price Index (MPI) on Wednesday. Aggressive buying pressure across the plantation sector, retail driven poultry stocks and institutional investors’ interest in SAMP helped gain ASPI. Mixed sentiments on blue chips seem to keep the MPI stagnant.

BJP’s Tricolour yatra to Srinagar foiled; Leaders flay Omar Govt

Senior BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Anant Kumar were on Wednesday released from custody by the Jammu and Kashmir authorities after which they launched an attack on the state government for stopping their yatra to unfurl the National flag in Srinagar.

India donates 20 ambulances, four buses to hospitals and charitable organizations

Indian government on Wednesday donated 20 ambulances and four buses to various hospitals, non-profit charitable organizations and educational institutions from twenty one districts in Nepal.

Sri Lanka visit by Ban Ki-moon’ Expert Panel ‘not essential’ -UN

The much debated (or much awaited?) visit to Sri Lanka by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's Panel of Experts (on Sri Lanka), although ‘useful would not be essential’, is what the world organization now seems to say.

Sri Lanka’s Al-Qasimi City's final phase inaugurated

The second and the final phase of Sri Lanka’s ‘The Al Qasimi City’ in Puttlam which is a grant by The ruler of Sharjah of United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, was inaugurated on Wednesday the 26 January 2011.

Fishermen allegedly attacked by SL Navy: Teach a lesson to inefficient governments- Jayalalithaa urges the people


All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo Ms Jayalalithaa urged the people to teach a lesson to the chief minister Karunanidhi and to the central government for their failure to save the Tamil Nadu fisherman's life while venturing in to sea. She also condemned the Sri Lankan Navy for the unkindness acts, against the innocent fishermen.

Rubber Cultivation in Sri Lanka is to be expanded to the Northern Province

Minister of Plantation Industries Mr. Mahinda Samarasinghe said that rubber cultivation which was confined to the Southern Districts will be introduced to the Northern Province as well if the land is found to be suitable.

Election should be held fair and free - Minister Douglas


People are being resettled stage by stage under the resettlement process which is the prime requirements of the people who were displaced due to the war which prevailed for the last 30 years.

Jetwing Sea – re-branded shows Negombo’s awakening to tourism revival

Western seaboard of Negombo came alive when the re-opening of Jetwing Sea – formerly known as Jetwing Seashells took place. The Chief Guest was Basil Rajapakse, Minister of Economic Development and the Guest of Honour was Prof G L Peiris, Minister of External Affairs.

‘American Corner will connect Jaffna with the rest the world’-US Ambassador

“An American Corner is much more than a small library where people can read books, magazines, or current newspapers. The American Corner is a place that will connect Jaffna with the rest of Sri Lanka, and with the world” said Ambassador Patricia Butenis on Monday.

Remove Malpractices in the electoral Process:TN Governor Banrnala tells the people


The Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala calls upon the people to remove Malpractices, Impediments, and Lacunae in the electoral process.

Sri Lanka’s first Coal Power Plant will be declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on February 10th.

Construction work on Phase one of the Norochcholai Coal Power Plant is almost completed and it will be declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on February 10th. Under Phase One, the project will generate 300 MW, which will amount to 17% of the national power requirement and it will be connected to the Main Grid at Veyangoda.

Sri Lanka Hambantota to unveil 2018 Commonwealth Games Logo

Sri Lanka will unveil the official logo with a new announcement of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Commonwealth Games 2018, that is to be held in Southern Commercial capital Hambantota for the first time in the country.

The US desire to make India a bulwark against China

The US dream of converting India into an effective bulwark against China had been perceived sometime in the late 1990s when India had got itself fully aligned with USA after the demise of its earlier patron USSR. No other country in Asia was prepared to undertake this role since none have the military capability to do so.

Thailand donates US $ 100,000 to Sri Lanka’s floods relief

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand Kasit Piromya handed over a cheque of US $ 100,000 to the Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Neomal Perera on 19th January 2011 on behalf of the Royal Thai Government as an initial contribution for the rehabilitation of areas devastated during the recent floods.

Linking –up to combat illegal wildlife trade

Sri Lanka Wildlife Enforcement Network the local coalition of the South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) together with international governing bodies taking a much needed stance announced the launch of the National Consultation Workshop 2011 themed “Linking up with South Asia”.


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