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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 830

Monthly archive

Sri Lanka: Interdiction order on SP Jayawardena to be lifted, pursuant to contempt litigation

The Attorney General today (11) gave an undertaking to remove the interdiction order on the Superintendent of Police J.R.Jayawardena and to conclude the purported disciplinary inquiry against him or on or before May 31.

Himachal Govt gives clean chit to Karmapa Lama

The Himachal Pradesh government on Friday gave a clean chit to Karmapa Ugyen Trinely Dorje in a foreign currency haul case, saying he has no links with the money seized from his transit home near Dharamsala.

Sri Lanka: Maintainability of Fonseka’s Writ application seeking to sit and vote in Parliament to be decided on Feb. 25 by CA

The Court of Appeal yesterday reserved its order for February 25 on the maintainability of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka’s Writ application seeking to sit and vote in Parliament and to exercise his powers, privileges and immunities as a Member of Parliament.

Sri Lanka Cabinet gives green light to delayed universities reforms bill

Sri Lanka Cabinet of Ministers gave green light to the much-delayed university reforms bill this week that will pave way for private universities, to set up in the island.

Weekly Spotlight

Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s will-he-won’t-he approach to the 2013 presidential candidacy will come to focus soon now that the local polls are over.

Pak Foreign Minister Qureshi dropped in PM’s Cabinet reshuffle

Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who was considered less than friendly towards India has been dropped as the Foreign Minister of Pakistan by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who reconstituted his cabinet on Friday.

Sri Lanka releases Italian relief assistance to flood-affected

Sri Lankan airport and customs authorities released the consignment of relief items worth which had been at Bandaranaike International Airport premises since January 28.

Egyptian revolt shows power of human dignity cannot be denied – Obama


The United States president Barack Obama addressing the nation from White House Friday noon giving his administration’s reaction to the events in Egypt following the resignation of Hosni Mubarak from the presidency stated that the Egyptian revolution very clearly showed the power of human dignity that can never be denied.

TN Elections 2011: Actor Vijayakanth all sets to meet Jayalalithaa to forge an alliance with AIADMK

The actor turned politician and Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam(DMDK) president Vijayakanth has all sets to forged a alliance with All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) to oust the present DMK government from Power in the forth coming Assembly elections to be held in May this year.

Week finishes in green at Colombo Bourse

Investors responded well to the positive interim results on Friday the 11 February, 2011 to lift All Share Price Index (ASPI) over 100 points during early trading. However, momentum was subdued and market became stagnant as profit taking took place on counters such as TYRE.

Qatari PM’s Special Envoy arriving Kathmandu

Special envoy of Qatari Prime Minister Dr Khalid Bin Mohammed Al Attiyah is arriving in Kathmandu on Monday.

Sri Lanka-bound Indian ferry to arrive in Colombo tomorrow

The cross-border ferry service between Sri Lanka and India is to commence from today (February 12, 2011) with a Colombo-bound Indian cargo vessel with food items to reach the flood-affected Indian Ocean Island on Sunday (February 13, 2011).

Sri Lanka Government expresses concern over substandard music players

Modern MP3 players and mobile telephones are under scrutiny of the Ministry of Technology and Research for possible damages that could incur to the human ear in a long-term use and reduce the audibility.

Bomb Blast Case:Karnataka HC dismisses Maudany's bail petition

The Karnataka High Court has rejected the bail petition filed by Kerala's Peoples Democratic Party leader Abdul Nasser Maudany who was a main accused in a 2008 Bangalore bomb blast case.

Sri Lanka Attends the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Committee on Fisheries

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is a Rome based agency which leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy.

Huge gold Deposit:Tirupathi Lord Venkatewara temple deposits 1,175 KG in SBI


The Tirumala-Tirupathi Devasthanam(TTD) has deposited One Thousand One Hundred and Seventy Five KG gold with the State Bank of India(SBI) to convert the 'dead assets' into income earning sources.

After 64th Anniversary of Pang-Long Treaty, Ethnic Rights still ignored

Burma’s Historic Panglong Agreement has been ignored by the Burmese military regime so far. The said agreement has been disregarded by the generals as they rule the country highhandedly. The Panglong Agreement was signed on Feb. 12, 1947, between General Aung San and leaders of the Chin, Kachin and Shan ethnic groups.

Sri Lanka-bound vessel rescued from Somali pirates by South Korean Navy

South Korean Navy has been successful of salvaging cargo vessel -Samho Jewelry seized by Somali pirates on its way to Sri Lankan capital Colombo, on January 15, 2011.

Jaffna and Kilinochchi Water Supply and Sanitation project gets underway

Under the Northern Re-awakening (Uthuru Wasanthaya. Vadakkin Vasantham ) programme launched by the Sri Lankan government to restore social and economical life of the people in the Northern Province, after liberating the masses from terrorism, the government has launched a programme to provide safe drinking water for all citizens in the Northern Province. Jaffna and Kilinochchi Water Supply and Sanitation project is one of the project implemented in this regard.

Sri Lanka: Consumer price list

A weekly comparison of the average whole sale and retail prices of some of the essential food items are given below.


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