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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2832

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Colombo Bourse ends with active rally in mid cap and small stocks

Colomb Bourse closed the trading on Tuesday 1st February, 2011, with active retail trading in the small and mid-cap stocks, whilst the All Share Price Index (ASPI) closed at 7,190.77, shot up 0.22% by 15.90 points and the Milanka Price Inde

Centre to pressure Lanka to abide the 2008 accord: Karunanidhi urges

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has urged the Centre to press Sri Lankan government to abide the Indo-Sri Lankan accord of 2008 and desist from attacking Indian fishermen who stray into their waters.

India remains vulnerable to terrorism: Chidambaram

Underlining that India remains "vulnerable" to terrorism, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said new groups are suspected to be behind some terror attacks that took place in recent years.

Sri Lankan fishermen killed by Somali pirates

Sri Lanka Fisheries Ministry announced that Somali pirates have shot dead two Sri Lankan fishermen and seized their fishing vessel- ‘Darshana 6’ with three more crew members.

Spectrum scam: CBI grills brother of tainted Raja

The CBI on Tuesday grilled the brother of former telecom minister A Raja in connection with the second-generation mobile telephony spectrum scam.

Maldivian President Calls on Mubarak to Step Down

Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has called on Egypt’s longstanding ruler, Hosni Mubarak, to step down and “heed the will of the Egyptian people.”

Sri Lanka: Ceylon Tobacco contribute Rs.55.4 billion as taxes in 2010

Sri Lanka’s premier tobacco company, Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) PLC had contributed a total sum of Rs.55.4 billion in 2010, as taxes and levies according to the company’s financial performance report of 2010.

Sri Lanka suspends Sri Lankan leaving for employment to Egypt

The Foreign Employment Bureau of Sri Lanka suspended from yesterday (1st February) Sri Lankan nationals leave for employment Egypt. The Bureau informed that this decision was taken on an instruction made by the Minister of Foreign Employment Mr. Dilan Perera due to critical political situation prevailing in Egypt.

The unrest challenges constitutional legitimacy – Hosni Mubarak: The U.S. stands for Egyptian people’s democratic rights – Obama

As the people’s uprising in Egypt is gathering momentum shaking the foundation of Hosni Mubarak’s 29-year autocratic rule, and its closest Middle East ally the United States walking on a very tight rope selecting careful words, phrases and thoughts because it is not so clear where the popular uprising will lead and who will emerge as the final benefactor, the two globally televised statements of the two presidents do not seem to have matched well in addressing the crisis.

Cadet training a must for every student – Minister Dullas Alahapperuma

Every student in the island should undergo cadet training, Minister of Skills Development and Youth Affairs, Dullas Alahapperuma said.

Sri Lanka amalgamates a loss making state enterprise with State Engineering Corporation

National Equipment & Machinery Organization, which was an independent state enterprise, was recently amalgamated with State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka to minimize the losses since 2000 and utilize its services in a meaningful way to support the government’s development initiative.

American Embassy express concern over attack on the Lanka-E-News office

The American Embassy in Colombo has expressed concern over the attack on the office of the Lanka-E-News in Colombo.

Sri Lanka’s first-ever tele-conference Media Workshop

Yesterday, Sri Lanka conducted the first ever tele-conference workshop on information technology for regional media personnel . The workshop was conducted from the Long Distance National Education centre in Narahenpita, Colombo.

Sri Lanka unveils joint plan of assistance to speedup Northern recovery

In a bid to expedite the people in the former war-torn North to recover and rebuild their lives the Government of Sri Lanka, jointly with the United Nations and the broad humanitarian community including NGOs, launched a plan of assistance today (February 1, 2011).

Sri Lanka shifts 63rd Independence Day from capitol to a rural town

The 63rd Independence Day of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka will take place on 4th February 2011 in Kataragama, which is a rural town in the Uva Province of the island.

Election fever in TN:DMK-PMK relationship strains-Dr Ramadoss accepts

The Pattali Makkal Katchi(PMK) founder Dr S Ramadoss has said that his party was yet to take any decision on joining the DMK led front and was considering other options.