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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2648

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Selling momentum continues at Colombo Course

Colombo stock indices increased due to the rise in prices of a selected group of illiquid stocks on Wednesday the 9 March 2011. However, a correction was expected due to the rapid increase in indices over the last few weeks according to brokers.

Somali pirates free Indians after getting ransom

Even as Parliament was in turmoil on Wednesday over the fate of Indians held hostage by Somali pirates, government received reports that a ship with 11 Indians and 12 others has been freed by Somali pirates, eleven months after being seized.

How damaging is to lie

Some publications in our country do not realize how self damaging is to lie. When it is proved or found out what was published a mere fabrication, it not only draws the wrath of the reading public but the publication itself loses its credibility and loses its readership too.

“Thasmeen likely to form his own party”: Umar

Formation of a new party led by former President Gayoom is “just rumours at the moment” ex Deputy Leader of the main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party Umar Naseer said adding DRP Leader Thasmeen Ali is likely form his own party instead.

Senior Police Officer bemoans, for being charge-sheeted on complaint of an alleged wife-beater

A senior police officer in a fundamental rights petition complained to the Supreme Court that he has been charge-sheeted on the persistent complaints by a holiday resort operator against whom he took action for wife-beating.

UK govt announces 331 million pound development aid in next four years

Visiting UK Minister of State for International Development Alan Duncan has announced that UK will almost double its development aid to Nepal within next four years.

Rump LTTE has established 3 Training Camps in India

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka D.M.Jayaratne has disclosed that LTTE terrorists were being trained at three different secret locations in Tamil Nadu under the supervision of a person called Pugalendran Master, a close associate of LTTE Intelligence Chief Pottu Amman. Pottu Amman was murdered by the Sri Lankan security services during the last few days of the War.

U.S. envoy launches English Access Microscholarship Program

US Ambassador to Nepal Scott H. DeLisi on Wednesday launched the U.S. Government-funded English Access Micro-scholarship Program in Kathmandu. The program gives participants the English language skills and broader world outlook that usually lead to better jobs and educational prospects.

Governor Cabraal calls for OECD to reflect Sri Lanka’s improved conditions in country ratings

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal has called on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to reflect Sri Lanka’s improved conditions in their country ratings.

Foreign Universities to enter Sri Lanka’s Academic Field

The Minister of Higher Education of Sri Lanka informs that Sri Lanka would soon be opening of faculties by a large number of prestigious foreign Universities.

Most of those killed in drone attacks were terrorists: military

In a rather rare move, the Pakistan military for the first time gave the official version of US drone attacks in the tribal region and said that most of those killed were hardcore Al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists and a fairly large number of them were of foreign origin.

Check how genuine foreign universities are, Krishna cautions students

The government on Wednesday said that the US authorities have initiated the process of transfer of students affected by the Tri-Valley University fraud to other US varsities.

U.S. Government Gives $4 Million More in Emergency Food Aid

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) , the development agency of the U.S. Government, has announced that a new donation of $4,200,000 (approximately 462 million Sri Lanka Rupees) of food aid to support the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Northern Sri Lanka.

Callous Capital: Police release sketch of suspected killer of college girl

Delhi Police on Wednesday released the sketch of a suspect in the murder of a young girl outside her college but expressed dismay that no one who was present at the scene has come forward as witness to the incident.

India to construct Hospital in Dickoya at INR 47.27 crores

An Agreement was signed yesterday in the Ministry of External Affairs, South Block, New Delhi for awarding the work related to construction of 150 bed hospital at Dickoya near Hatton, in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.

Better awareness and treatment compliance needed in Thai diabetes control

Diabetes control in Thailand is improving, but better awareness and patients’ treatment compliance is needed to fully tackle the health issues. So says Professor Wannee Nitiyanant, vice president of the Diabetes Association of Thailand under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sinrindhorn in reaction to a recently published international study.

US envoy Roemer joins Women’s Day celebrations

In honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer participated in a community domestic violence awareness event near Sunder Nagar Nursery in New Delhi.