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

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Attack on churches in Karnataka: Court give clean chit to BJP Govt

The Justice Somasekhara commission of inquiry into a series of attacks on churches in parts of Karnataka in 2008 has given a 'clean chit' to the ruling BJP and Sangh Parivar outfits.

The Finance received a fresh capital infusion of Rs.1.6 billion for repositioning

Enhancing its repositioning capacity, Sri Lanka’s oldest finance company, The Finance Co. PLC (TFC) which is stronger than some of the bigger banks in the island had received fresh capital infusion amounting to Rs.1.6 billion followed by its latest secondary public offering of 40 million from ordinary voting shares at Rs.40 per share, which was announced that it was oversubscribed recently.

Sri Lanka ruling party considers resubmission of nomination lists for local government elections

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) could resubmit the rejected nomination lists for the forthcoming Local Government elections after coming to an agreement with the two main opposition political parties; United National Party (UNP) and Marxist political party Janatha Vimukthi Peremuna (JVP) according to Department of Elections.

President Nasheed and Security Advisor to discuss expat issue

The Maldives’ National Security Advisor is hoping to brief President Mohamed Nasheed soon on various aspects of the Immigration controller’s letter, raising concerns over the rising number of expatriates in the country.

Killing of TN fishermen: Nirupama Rao going to Colombo

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao will travel to Colombo today to discuss with the Sri Lankan government the killing of Indian fishermen in the past one month allegedly by its navy.

Correction continues at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock indices dipped with comparatively thin volumes on Friday the 28 January, 2011. Some retail investors, who were late to join the short rally, seem to hold the stocks until a direction is created according to brokers. All Share Price Index (ASPI) and Milanka Price Index (MPI) declined by 0.85% and 1.75% respectively for the week.

Thailand’s Buddhist artifacts for Lanka’s Int’l Museum coming in February


Eleven Buddha statues donated by Thailand to Sri Lanka's proposed International Buddhist Museum (IBM) will arrive in Colombo in February.

Kashmir has become a dangerous nuclear flashpoint

Sixty three years have lapsed but Kashmir dispute remains unresolved. During this period, besides several military standoffs, two full fledged Indo-Pak wars and two localised conflicts in April 1965 and in summer of 1999 took place on account of Kashmir issue. India has been defying UN Resolutions on Kashmir and playing monkey tricks all these years to avoid resolving the dispute.

Lalin’s Column: Hawkers of their souls

Many recent books, documents and statements have exposed people in very high places who have sold their souls during the 25 years of conflict in Sri Lanka. The incredulous thing is that nothing further has been done by the state to deal with the perpetrators, some of whom hold public office, strut around the country, get on public stages and even write books on the conflict to cover up their perfidy.

India seeks report on students affected by illegal university

India has sought a report from its missions in the US into the reports of several Indian students being affected after a California-based university was shut down by authorities on charges of illegal immigration.

Govt mulling to waive visa fee to Chinese tourists: Tourism Minister

Government is mulling to waive visa fee to the Chinese tourists in order to make Visit Nepal Year 2011 a grand success, said a senior minister in the Cabinet.


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