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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2528

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No one by any means could stop Sri Lanka’s development march - President Mahinda Rajapaksa

The government launched its campaign for the Local Government Elections to be held on 17th March, from the historical city of Anuradhapura under the chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Don't cowed down by Congress pressure tactics: DK Veeramani advices Karunanidhi

Dravidar Kazhagam(DK) president K Veeramani has advised the state Chief Minister and Dravidian patriarch M Karunanidhi to not to be cowed down by pressure tactics of allies(Congress) and to take its own firm independent decisions.

Stripe-less Lion Flag to be hoisted on March 2

The Swarna Hansa Foundation will mark the Wariyapola Sumangala Day in Kandy on March 2. On that day 196 years ago, Senkadagala (Kandy) - the last bastion of the Sinhala People - fell to the British to whom the kingdom was officially handed over.

Raising compensation: Court issues notice to Union Carbide

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Union Carbide Corporation, Dow Chemicals and others on a Centre's plea seeking enhancement of compensation to the victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy from Rs750 crore to Rs7,700 crore.

Colombo Bourse Milanka Price Index continues to dip

Colombo All Share Price Index (ASPI) continued to gain with the price appreciations seen on illiquid counters in Investment and Motor sectors along with Carsons (CARS) and Bukit Darah (BUKI) Laugfs (LGL), Lanka Walltile (LWL) and Dialog (DIAL) attracted investors on Monday the 28 February 2011 although profit taking was witnessed in most counters.

EU to implement UN sanctions of freezing Libyan leader's foreign assets and ban on the import and export of weapons

The Swedish Government and the Council of the European Union decided on Monday, to introduce sanctions against the Libyan regime. The move follows a decision on sanctions by the United Nations Security Council this weekend.

Parvathi Pillai death Row: Vaiko-Nedumaran arrested by police for picketing SL Deputy High Commission

The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(MDMK) General Secretary and LTTE supporter Vaiko and Tamil Nationalist Movement(TNM) organiser P Nedumaran and 200 people arrested by Chennai City Police on Monday, when they attempted to take out a march to picket the office of Sri Lankan Deputy Commission here.

Socio-Economic Budget: TN CM Karunanidhi hails Union Government for its efforts

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has said the union budget 2011-2012 was aimed at encouraging overall socio-economic development.

Union Budget 2011-2012: Benefits very small segment - Jayalalithaa describes

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa has said that the Union Budget for 2011-2012, only benefiting a very small segment, at the cost of the vast majority of the people.

Opposition forces closing in on Tripoli

Opposition forces on Monday stormed close to the Libyan capital Tripoli for a final showdown with militia still loyal to beleaguered strong-man Muammar Gaddafi, as US and its European allies readied plans for a possible imposition of a 'no-fly zone' over the embattled country.

South Asian Regional Conference on Responding to the Learning and Developmental Needs of Out of School Adolescents

The Minister of Human Resource Development, Kapil Sibal is to address the Inaugural Session of the South Asian Regional Conference on Responding to the Learning and Development Needs of Out of School Adolescents, jointly hosted by UNESCO New Delhi and Plan India, from today to 4 March 2011, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

China pledges over NRs 7.54 billion grant and loan assistance to Nepal

China has pledged loan and grant assistance worth over NRs 7.54 billion to Nepal for execution of different infrastructure projects.