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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 725

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Presidential Task Force assists flood victims in Sri Lanka

The Presidential Task Force established to address the problems of the flood affected people and make arrangements to provide relief assistance would give priority to strengthen the economy and to restore the living conditions of people affected by the floods.

Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith takes possession of the Titular Church


At midday on Sunday 13 February, Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige, the Archbishop of Colombo took possession of the title of St.Lawrence in Lucina, Piazza di San Lorenzo in Lucina, 16/A Rome.

Probing repercussions of a dark era

Three centuries after Portuguese colonialism in Sri Lanka ended, they lost Goa – Portugal’s last stronghold in South Asia. That was in December 1961 when their garrisons surrendered to Indian Forces after less than two days of fighting which ended 450 years of alien rule. Goa was an important centre in attempts by Portuguese to destabilise Sri Lanka when they ruled the island’s Maritime Provinces.

Sri Lanka People’s Merchant Finance to reposition soon with economy improving

With the expected growth of potential in the Sri Lankan economy, People’s Merchant Finance Company Ltd., will be reposition to serve the unbanked segments other than the North and East of the country.

Sri Lanka upgraded southern railway to opens today

Sri Lanka upgraded and modernized Galle - Matara stretch of the coastal railway line and is to be declared open today (February 16, 2011) with the first train resuming voyage on the newly-laid line at 11 AM.

Immediate Correction at Colombo Bourse

Indices dipped sharply during early trading on Tuesday the February 15th with corrections made on counters of Carsons owned subsidiaries which experienced a sudden appreciation on earlier day. However, buying pressure was witnessed in counters such as LCEY, HVA and some Motor sector stocks.

Smugglers switching to human cargo after loss of LTTE arms business- Canadian Minister

The smuggling syndicates lost the lucrative business of arms when the war ended in Sri Lanka so they switched to human cargo, using the expertise and government contacts they had developed, stated Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

Sri Lanka Army renders yeoman service by restoring 329 flood-ravaged tanks

Sri Lanka Army troopers under the auspices of the Security Forces Headquarters, Wanni, (SFHQ-W) completed repairing and restoring 329 tanks in the Anuradhapura district which was devastated by recent floods.

Fishing War escalates in Sri Lanka’s Northern Waters

Fishermen in Jaffna angered by continuing poaching by the Tamil Nadu fishermen in the Sri Lankan waters and in areas which were their traditional fishing grounds have captured about 100 Tamil Nadu fishermen together with their trawlers in the Sri Lankan waters.

Sri Lankan Expatriates and the boost to Tourism

The virtual end of civil war and commotion has enabled a large number of Sri Lankans to visit their home country, some of them going there after more than a lapse of twenty long years.

Today: Sri Lanka holds Meelad-un-Nabi Celebrations

The National Meelad-un-Nabi Celebration in commemoration of Prophet Mohammed’s birthday will be celebrated all over Sri Lanka today 16th February, which is a Public, Bank and Mercantile Holiday.

Sri Lanka hosts the Third Meeting of UNESCO Forum of Ministers on Social Protection Policies in South Asia

On the occasion of the World Day of Social Justice, celebrated on 20th February since 2009, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Ministry of Social Services of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka are jointly organizing the Third Meeting of the UNESCO Forum of Ministers in charge of Social Development from South Asia on Social Protection Policies in South Asia (20-22 February 2011), in Colombo (Sri Lanka), at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel.

AIADMK-DMDK alliance will spoil the prospects of DMK front:Congress feels

Majority of the Congress leaders and carders feels that an alliance between the All India Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) would seriously jeopardize the chances of the DMK-Congress combine in the coming Assembly elections.

Press Clubs in Nagaland defend report; back NEPS editor - Oken Jeet Sandham

Responding to the reaction of the four MLAs of Mon district who had termed its stand against summons issued to the editor NEPS as "dictatorship of the press", the Kohima press club (KPC) Monday affirmed that it would stand by its earlier resolution that NEPS editor -Oken Jeet Sandham, would not meet the MLAs over NEPS news report on possible bifurcation of Mon district into two published in local dailies February 6 last.

Breaking the silence against rising violent attacks on women

It was the voice of women in Uttar Pradesh that found an expression at a silent march organised by women's organisations working for women rights in Lucknow on 12 February 2011.

Sri Lanka: Nation Lanka Finance to offer best opportunity for the existing shareholders via rights issue

According to sources from Colombo Stock Exchange, The Extra Ordinary General meeting of Nation Lanka Finance PLC to be held on 9th March 2011 presents a ‘Golden Opportunity’ to the existing shareholders of the company to enhance the value of their shareholdings.


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