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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2524

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Renovation of damaged tanks and roads of Kilinochch and Mulaitivu commenced today

In line with the programme of renovating 2000 tanks damaged and destroyed by the recent floods, the renovating tanks in the Kilinochchi District will be launched this morning at 10.00 a.m. under the chairmanship of Minister of Economic Development Mr. Basil Rajapaksa, under the joint invitation of the Minister of Irrigation Services and Wild Life Mr. S.M.Chandrasena and the Governor of the Northern Province Mr. G.A.Chandrasena.

Sri Lanka state run Electricity Board in profits, mulls power purchase from municipal waste burning plant

The state run power house Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) of Sri Lanka had reported profits after years of losses while CEB is in in talks with a private developer to buy power from a 30 MW municipal waste burning plant, Power minister Patali Ranawaka had recently said.

Controversial media owner shot at inside central jail

A controversial media owner, who has been serving jail term for the past 14 months on charge of smuggling contraband Indian currency and brown sugar, was shot at and left seriously injured inside the country’s central jail in Sundhara, Kathmandu, on Thursday.

Bears get lifeblood with slight gains at Colombo Bourse

Indices gained slightly on Thursday the 10 march 2011, after Colombo All Share Price Index (ASPI) shed 321 points and Milanka Price Index lost 182 points over the last 3 days. While undervalued stocks do exist, the rise of certain illiquid stocks seems to have overheated the overall market according to brokers.

Oshadhi Alahapperuma, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador-Designate to Sweden

Oshadhi Alahapperuma has been appointed as Ambassador-Designate to the Kingdom of Sweden. While being resident in Stockholm, he will be also accredited to six other countries, namely - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Contestant slams UNP hierarchy over Western PC slots given to those obtained less preferential votes than him

Businessman Abeygooneratne Lakshman who claims that he has been actively involved in politics from the main Opposition United National Party (UNP) and slams at his party hierarchy for having given slots in the Western Provincial Council to those obtained less preferential votes than him.

The UNP Government even imported the ‘bundle of Green Leaf’ – President Mahinda Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapakse has said that the present government of Sri Lanka neither hesitated nor delayed the decisions that were required to be taken for the welfare of the people and the betterment of the country. He has pointed out that the previous governments placing priority on obtaining votes delayed and abandoned many important decisions.

College girl murder: Call for closure in Delhi varsity in protest

The daylight murder of a college girl in South Campus area of Dhaula Kuan has assumed political overtones with the BJP sensing an opportunity to run down the Congress Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit and the police.

Handing over of the new Diesel Multiple Units for Sri Lanka’s Southern Railway Line

The High Commissioner of India, Ashok K. Kantha, participated in the handing over ceremony of new Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) organized by Sri Lanka Railways in Matara on 10 March, as guest of honor. Kumar Welgama, Minister of Transport was the Chief Guest.

Dalai Lama wants to quit active politics, China unimpressed

As the Dalai Lama announced his intention to retire from active politics, the Tibetan government-in-exile on Thursday said the spiritual leader's decision could undermine its legitimacy and indicated that the transition process cannot take place immediately.

Storm in a tea cup

Sri Lankan Muslims are peace loving people and they are not in conflict with any community. Their love for their motherland is second to none and their patriotism is unquestionable.

Sri Lanka depositors of collapsed Ceylinco F&G asked to return reimbursed properties

Trustees of two subsidiaries of the collapsed Ceylinco Finance and Guarantee, popularly known as Ceylinco F&G have requested depositors who were reimbursed with properties in lieu of their deposits, to transfer all such properties back to the trusts.

Thasmeen will not for form a new Party: DRP

Main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party Leader Thasmeen Ali will neither form a new party nor will he step down from the leadership, the party said on Wednesday.

Earth Quake in Japan: Sri Lanka President condoled the destruction caused to lives and property

Upon hearing of the earth quake that struck the northern and eastern parts of Japan this afternoon Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa spoke to Japanese Ambassador Kunio Takahashi and condoled with him on the destruction caused to lives and property.