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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 724

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Thousands gather in Cairo to demand Mubarak ouster


Egyptian protesters massed Friday for sweeping " Departure Day “ demonstrations to force President Hosni Mubarak to quit after he said he would like to step down but fears chaos would result.

Sri Lanka's Private Sector reaffirmed with IFC support


World Bank’s private sector development arm-IFC, expressing confidence in Sri Lanka’s sustained growth, reaffirmed IFC’s commitment to encouraging public and private sector development in the country.

Thimphu talks: India-Pakistan Foreign Secretaries to meet

India will look to go the extra mile to resume the Indo-Pak dialogue when the foreign secretaries meet in Thimphu on Sunday. A clutch of secretary-level dialogues, including a dialogue on terror-related issues between the home secretaries, is likely to be agreed upon at the talks, sources indicated.

Sri Lanka needs US $ 3 to 4 billion in hotel investments to boost tourism-report

The booming tourism sector after a ending a 3 decade war in Sri Lanka requires nearly US $ 3 to 4 billion over next 5 years to meet its target of 2.5 million tourists, according to a Sri Lanka’s hotel sector research report.

Telecom panel drags in NDA in report, says all decisions since 2003 wrong

All decisions on spectrum allocation since 2003 by successive governments, including the UPA, were procedurally wrong, concluded the one-man committee, which probed into the procedural lapses following the second generation mobile spectrum allocation scam.

Sri Lanka Global Compact Ceylon Network launches forum on ‘Driving Economic Growth Sustainably’

The Global Compact Ceylon Network, the Sri Lankan arm of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) will be conducting an exclusive forum focusing on Social and Environmental Sustainability for the corporate sector.

Celebrations in New Delhi to Mark Sri Lankan National Day

The 63rd Anniversary of Independence was celebrated in the Indian capital with a solemn flag-hoisting ceremony in the morning and a reception in the evening with the participation of the leading Indian representatives of all the important spheres, foreign diplomats and the Sri Lankan community in New Delhi at the premises of the Sri Lanka High Commission.

2G-Spectrum Scam:Rs 214 Crore lends to "Kalaignar TV-CBI inquiry reveals

The Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) unveiled during its grilling with former tainted IT minister A Raja and his associates in multi crore spectrum scam that Rs 214 crore was lends to "Kalaignar TV" owned by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and his family.

Nasheed urges peaceful vote

Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed called for a peaceful vote as the country goes to local polls today.

Israel aids flood victims in Eastern Sri Lanka

In coordination with the Sri Lankan Government, the State of Israel has decided to send emergency aid to alleviate the hardship of the many thousands of Sri Lankans who were left without shelter following the devastating floods that recently hit the eastern part of the country.

Colombo bourse gains 10.7% YTD

Acuity Stockbrokers Research in their market review indicated that activity at the Colombo bourse remained at healthy levels this week as All Share Price Index (ASPI) soared upwards to close at 7346.81, an increase of 2.15% or 154.32 points from last week. While Milanka Price Index ( MPI) began the week slipping down but the third day of trading saw an increase in the index which closed at 7180.49, a marginal increase of 0.21% or 15.17 points increase from last week.

Thimphu talks: India-Pakistan Foreign Secretaries to meet

India will look to go the extra mile to resume the Indo-Pak dialogue when the foreign secretaries meet in Thimphu on Sunday. A clutch of secretary-level dialogues, including a dialogue on terror-related issues between the home secretaries, is likely to be agreed upon at the talks, sources indicated.

Gaza feeds hungry Egyptian troops

Underground tunnels generally used to smuggle goods into Gaza are moving traffic in the opposite direction in the wake of the popular uprising in Egypt.

2G Spectrum Scam: Karunanidhi should not undermine the arrest of tainted minister A Raja- Vaiko Cautioned

When commenting regarding the latest political torpedo, the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazham(MDMK) General Secretary Vaiko has cautioned the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi not to undermine the arrest of former union IT Minister A Raja in the one lakh and seventy eighy thounsand crores 2G Spectrum Scam.

Sri Lankan Embassy in Kathmandu celebrates 63rd National Day

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Kathmandu celebrated Sri Lanka’s 63rd National Day amidst various functions on Friday.

Sri Lanka to celebrate independence – go to the roots and emulates heroes

Sri Lanka once more celebrates Independence Day, this time its 63rd Independence, with no signs of remembering root or the heroes of freedom fighters.

Maldives polls largely peaceful

Voting in local elections are continuing peacefully with no incidents of violence so far except minor complaints over assisted voting for voters who are blind and the elderly, police said.


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