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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2835

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Sri Lanka's ICASL & ACCA enlighten CEOs on access to finance for SME’s

Sri Lanka's national accounting body- Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) in collaboration with ACCA Sri Lanka in an attempt to enlighten the business leaders on contemporary themes, organized a CEOs’ Breakfast Forum on “Access to Finance for SME’s” held on Friday (February 25, 2011) at Cinnamon Grand Colombo.

LTTE moves to regroup: West on the alert

Last month (January), Canada seized all properties and bank assets of World Tamil Movement worth millions of dollars raised through illegal means including extortions, debit/credit card scams and human, narcotics and arms trafficking. Canada’s World Tamil Movement was registered as a non-profit organization claiming to be engaged in Humanitarian work, but they funded and provided weapons to the LTTE.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa calls for a new Financial Order capable of facing financial crises.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurating the 46th South East Asian Central Bank (SEACEN) Board of Governors Meeting in Colombo sponsored by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka said that the Asian Economies have come out of the global financial crisis better than their Western counterparts. The 17 member nation Conference will be held for 2 days on the 25th and 26th .

President Dr Yadav accorded grand welcome in Kuwait

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav reached Kuwait Friday at the invitation of his Kuwaiti counterpart Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

46th SEACEN Board of Governors Meeting opened in Colombo.

The 46th SEACEN Board of Governors Meeting sponsored by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka was inaugurated this morning by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The two day Conference is attended by Heads of East Asian Central Banks would discuss challenges facing monetary authorities in emerging markets after the global financial crisis.

Air India finalises evacuation plans from Libya

National carrier Air India will operate two flights to the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday to evacuate Indian nationals stranded in the strife-torn African nation.

TN electioons 2011: Actor Vijayakanth's DMDK holds talks with AIADMK

Representative of the Actor turned politician Vijayakanth lead by former Tamil Nadu minister Panruti S Ramachandran (who was served with late chief minister MGR and present AIADMK Supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa) has met the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) leaders in Chennai last night and discussed about the seat sharing between the parties in the forth coming assembly elections to be held in May.

Yoga Guru Ramdev in row over alleged assets

Popular Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, who enjoys media publicity, commenting on every subject from politics, sports and culture, for once overstepped his terrain and attacked the government for not trying seriously to bring back millions of illegal funds stashed in foreign banks.

Hambantota will become the Sports City of Sri Lanka

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, with whose initiative the Hambantota District got Sri Lanka’s largest international Cricket Stadium, the Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, has now turned his attention to establish a new golf course in the city of Hambanthota. Work on the establishment of this golf course is to be completed by next year.

Lathi-charge on BJP workers angers MPs

The lathicharge on BJP workers during a protest march against corruption in Delhi was on Friday strongly protested in both Houses of Parliament, with the Rajya Sabha adjourning till noon shortly after meeting for the day.

Election fever in TN: Free mobile phones for Farmers-Agriculture University proposes

The election clouds surrounding the state of Tamil Nadu, the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University(TNAU) has sent a recommendation to the state government for giving free mobile sets to all the 81 lakh farm families in the state so that the entire farming community will be benefited from the mobile-based agro advisory services.

Spectrum case: Ex-Telecom Minister Arun Shourie appears before CBI

Former telecom minister Arun Shourie on Friday appeared before the CBI in connection with the second-generation (2G) mobile telephony spectrum case and said the real issue involved kickbacks and not the policy pursued for spectrum allocation.

Ensure inclusion of SC converted Christians in the list of SC: Karunanidhi urges PM

The Tamil Nadu Chief-minister M Karunanidhi has urged the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to ensure inclusion of Scheduled Castes (SC) converted Christians in the list of SC's through an Act of Parliament, meeting the requirements of Article 341(2) of the Constitution.

TN elections 2011: Cong-DMK talks inconclusive-second round talks fails to reach an agreement

The talks between ruling DMK and Congress to share seats in the upcoming assembly election in Tamil Nadu faced a stalemate on Friday.