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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

Monthly archive

Burma: A Presidential Election or A Theatrical Show?

Prearranged by the Burma or Myanmar’s military junta, the first regular session of the Peoples Parliament (Pyithu Hluttaw) was convened at the Pyithu Hluttaw Building on Naypyitaw Monday.

Sri Lanka’s TNA to contest for rejected local authorities under TULF banner

Sri Lanka’s largest Tamil political party- Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that saw its nomination lists for Pooneryn and Poonakari Pradeshya Sabhas (Local Councils) being rejected, is to contest under the ticket of Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF).

Demands heard, now go back, military tells Cairo protesters

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Even as there were signs that Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak was digging his heels in and was not ready to give up power, the armed forces on Wednesday told protesters demanding an end to Mubarak's 30-year-rule that their demands had been heard and it was time for them to help Egypt return to normal life.


Rise And Fall Of Tainted Minister A. Rajah – A Profile

In the Indian Political History never seen a low profile person rose like anything within a span of few years and fallen down from a steep uphill...That is Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and his daughter M K Kanizhimozhi's close confident A Raja.

Sri Lanka ‘ejewels’ launches ‘Paparé Range’ ahead of Big Match season

Public Relations personality Tharindra de Silva diversifies her range of creativity with a foray into jewellery designing as ‘ejewels’ launches the Tari Collection’s “Paparé Range” ahead of the forthcoming cricket and rugby seasons.

2G Spectrum Scam:Arrest Karunanidhi's Wife and Daughter-Jayalalithaa urges

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) Supremo and former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Ms J Jayalalithaa has urged the CBI to arrest chief minister M Karunanidhi's second wife Rajathi and daughter M K Kanimozhi MP in connection with 2G Spectrum Scam.

Nepal: Govt recalls envoy to Saudi Arabia

The government has decided to recall Nepali ambassador to Saudi Arabia Hamid Ansari, who allegedly embezzled insurance claim of more than three Nepali nationals who died there.

The Appointment of Ven. Dr. Dodangoda Rewatha as Chief Sangha Nayake of India

The Kotte Chapter of Sri Kalyana Samaggri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha has appointed Ven. Dodangoda Rewatha as the Chief Sangha Nayake of India. He will be headquartered in Buddha Gaya.

Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing aims at greater heights

The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), the country’s national apex marketing body enters 2011 with greater zeal and determination to further contribute to national growth and progress through its various projects and initiatives throughout the year.

Sri Lanka’s Main Opposition in a bid to climb the tree to retrieve kite went astray

The main opposition United National Party, that claims itself as one of the two principal political parties in the forefront of political life and governance in Sri Lanka since its independence, is now in a topsy-turvy bid to climb the tree to retrieve its kite.

Floods and Landslides play havoc once again in Sri Lanka

Just after several hundred thousand people of Sri Lanka returned to their homes after being severely affected and spent their days in temporary camps from the devastating floods during December/January period, they are once again confronted by heavy rains and another wave of floods.

Sri Lanka inflation decreased to 6.8% in January 2011-Central Bank

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank said that country’s inflation had decreased to 6.8% in January 2011 compared to a month earlier which was at 6.9% on December 2010.
“The annual average inflation increased to 6.0% in January from 5.9% in the previous month, as a result of the price increases in the preceding twelve month period,” Central Bank recently said in a statement outlining the country’s inflationary tendencies.

Government promotes private sector job opportunities in Sri Lanka

Department of Manpower and Employment will hold interviews providing a platform for the residents in Monaragala district to obtain employment in private sector. This recruitment program will be conducted at the forthcoming “Deyata Kirula” educational exhibition to be held in Buttala for 10 days organized to coincide with the Independent day celebrations.

All Share Price Index records all time high again in Colombo Bourse

Sri Lanka stock indices gained amidst aggressive retail buying on Wednesday the 2 February, 2011. Stocks which created short term rallies in Poultry and Manufacturing sectors recently, witnessed further interest. Large cap counters continued to underperform small and mid caps which is a cause for concern according to brokers.