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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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Military rule in Egypt (July 1952-February 2011)

In Egypt, Till very recent President Hosni Mubarak was flying high and leading an exhilarating life with no worries. Having ruled with full authority for 30 years and having amassed a fortune of over $40 billion and owning posh mansions in several western countries and counting himself among the richest men of the world, he was now looking forward to the coming elections in September 2011 in which he was all set to get his son Gamal elected and succeed him so that he could lead a quiet and comfortable retired life.

Eyes on young generation, Shiv Sena plays down anti-Valentines day rhetoric

With Aditya Thackeray, grandson of Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray taking over the Yuva Sena reins, the party, which once vociferously opposed Valentines' Day celebrations, has chosen to lie low on the issue, in a bid to woo young voters and avoid any controversy ahead of BMC polls.

US Under Secy Otero calls on Prime Minister Khanal

Visiting US Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero on Monday called on Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal at Prime Minister’s Office, Singh Durbar.

We will push for DRP primaries or field our own candidate: Umar

The main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party’s anti-Thasmeen faction will either press for party primaries to elect a new candidate or will put forward its own candidate for the 2013 presidential election, former Deputy Leader Umar Naseer said.

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress says it is strongly committed to working with the Government

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress is strongly committed to working with the Government for the greater prosperity of the nation as a whole while also safeguarding the interests of the Muslim community.

Is it time that fair minded Sri Lankan Tamils worked towards a vision of one country for all people?

The immediate reaction from many Tamils would be, “well we tried and the Sinhala political leaders were the ones who prevented this from happening”. While there is some truth in that response, it is also true that whatever anyone tried was during a different era, when issues were different, Sri Lanka was different and the world was different.

De Zoysa’s Carsons’ Oil palm boom at Colombo Bourse

Business Magnate Tilak De Zoysa led Carsons (CARS) and Carsons owned Bukit Darah (BUKIT), Ceylon Investment (CINV) coupled with some oil palm sector stocks boosted the All Share Price Index (ASPI) by over 200 points on Monday the 14 February 2011. However Milanka Price Index (MPI) remained stagnant amidst bearish sentiment upon most other counters.

63rd Birth anniversary of Jayalalithaa: AIADMK conducts marriage for Sixty Three Pairs-Calls for unseat Karunanidhi

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa has called upon her party cadres “to create a new history” by ensuring the defeat of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in his own constituency in the Assembly election to be held in May this year.

Lanka – Italy friendship to be enhanced further - Ambassador Warnakulasuriya

Ambassador designate of Italy to Sri Lanka Fabrizio Arpea paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Italy Hemantha Warnakulasuriya at his residence in Rome.

Karnataka: Relief for CM in disqualification case

There was major relief for Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa as the Karnataka High Court on Monday upheld the disqualification of the five Independent MLAs who had challenged assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah's order disqualifying them under the anti-defection law.

Kerala Bavan in Chennai:CM Achuthanandan inaugurates-Thanks to his counterpart for extending co-operation

Kerala Bavan, for the use of visiting state officials and keralities to chennai was constructed by the state at the cost of Rs 23 crore. Mr Achuthanandan thanked the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi for extending co-operation to construct the building.

MONLAR and APC in solidarity to support the struggle against Panama land grab

During the 3rd General Assembly of the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) held in Sri Lanka participating about 190 farmer from the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka approved a resolution opposing the 'Land Grabbing' for the ‘Arugam Bay special tourism promotion zone’ and endorsed the struggles of the Panama peasantry to protect their lives, livelihoods and resources. Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR), Sri Lanka also attended the Assembly.

Industrial development in TN: Cabinet approves Six Major projects involves Rs 8,996 crore

The Tamil Nadu state Cabinet has approved six major industrial projects involving total investment of Eight Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety Six Crore rupees.

Scouts Bicycle tour from the Northern tip to the Southern tip of Sri Lanka

A bicycle tour of the Scouts with the participation of 100 cyclists belonging to all nationalities in Sri Lanka commenced this morning (14 February) from Point Pedro, the Northernmost tip of Sri Lanka and it will reach in the South Coast Point of Dondra, the Southernmost tip of Sri Lanka on the 22nd of this month.

Rice Cookies made out of rice and coconut in the market

Rice Cookies made out of rice and coconut would soon be in the market. Little Lion Associates (Pvt) Ltd In a major breakthrough would soon be marketing cookies (biscuits) purely manufactured with red rice and coconut and initially they would be using 100 metric tons of rice and around 5 metric tons of coconut.

Eight Heads of Missions in Colombo presented Letters of Accreditation to Sri Lanka President

Two High Commissioners and six ambassadors accredited to Sri Lanka presented their credentials yesterday to Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s Office in Colombo.

History of the Chetties nin Sri Lanka, given free of charge to schools and public libraries

A consignment of the book " Chetties Of Sri Lanka” was handed over to Mr A S Hewege, Director General of The National Library Services and Documentation Board for distribution free of charge to selected schools and Public Libraries Island-wide.

Sri Lanka is to build a new Modern City adjacent to Colombo Harbour

Sri Lanka Ports Authority is to reclaim and sell to private investors 340 acres of land off the capital Colombo adjacent to the new Colombo South Port. Cost of reclaiming the sea off Colombo's Galle Face Green promenade, which will come under SLPA jurisdiction, has been estimated at around 350 million US dollars.

Social mobility/economic progress key to ensure security of a nation: Sri Lanka UN envoy Dr. Kohona

Sri Lanka’s ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona highlighted at UN general assembly on February 11 most international diplomats, think tanks, arm chair critics and some others who shape and develop policies in foreign ministries of some Western nations have easily forgotten amidst the ‘massive noise’ of human rights and crimes against humanity: how successive Sri Lankan administrations never ceased the flow of funds and assistance to maintain the education, health and other basic needs to the separatist Tamil Tiger-held territories in the north and east while the war was fought; the rapid development taking place in those majority Tamil districts since the end of the war in May 2009.