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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2646

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Women, girls account for 1/2 of population; Bear 2/3 of problems

Half of the world’s population is women and girls, and they bear two thirds of the global problems, Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma said celebrating Commonwealth Day, yesterday.

CBI questions MD of Kalaignar TV

The Managing Director of Kalaignar TV Sharad Kumar was today questioned by the CBI on Monday in connection with the second generation mobile telephony spectrum allocation scam.

Sri Lanka: TNA complains Elections Commissioner decides not to hold elections for Thunukkai PS, contrary to undertaking given to Court

The Commissioner of Elections has decided not to hold elections for the Thunukkai Pradeshiya Sabha (Village Council) of Mullaitivu district in the Northern Province, contrary to the undertaking given by the Attorney General to the Court of Appeal.

Sri Lanka can win the ICC world cup: Performance of Angelo Mathews and Thisara perera is critical as all-rounders

Unlike last world cup this time cricket fans experiencing very thrilling as well as entertaining encounters with excitement. Especially if the world cup plays in subcontinent we can witness the power of cricket with enormous crowd in almost all stadiums.

India: PM orders review of atomic plants safety

With Japan facing the prospect of a nuclear catastrophe, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said an immediate technical review of India's atomic plants has been ordered to check if they can withstand the impact of large natural disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes.

Resourceful links established between Colombo and Hamburg Harbours

A German delegation headed by a Sri Lankan-born official from the port of Hamburg held talks with Sri Lanka Ports Authority on assistance and collaboration between the two harbours. The visiting team also inspected the Colombo South port under construction to the existing Colombo harbour which is meant to expand container handling capacity.

Colombo Bourse fall continues amidst Asian tsunami woes

Colombo Stock Market activity was lackluster on Monday the 14 March 2011, as institutional and high net worth investors continued to be on the sidelines. Short term profit taking has brought down indices over the last couple of weeks. A period of consolidation was due in view of the rapid gains made since December according to some brokers.

High Drama in front of Jayalalithaa's house: Seat aspirant lady tries to set ablaze herself

A high drama prevailed before former chief minister and All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam( AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa's house here on Monday, when a party ticket aspirant tried to set herself ablaze because she did not get a call for interview from her leader.

Govt decides to send a ‘symbolic’ rescue team to Japan

Expressing deep sympathy over the loss of lives and properties due to recent Tsunami triggered by an earthquake, the government has decided to send a ‘symbolic’ rescue team to Japan.

Sri Lanka’s economy to spearhead for prosperity overcoming challenges

Sri Lanka Secretary to the Ministry of Finance Dr. P.B. Jayasundara said that country’s growing economy will spearhead for prosperity not affected by any situation in the near future, amidst hype that island nation’s economy will collapsed by April this year through various economic views.

Indian student’s rape, murder in Sydney unfortunate: Krishna

Terming the murder of a 24-year-old Indian student in Sydney as "very unfortunate", India on Monday sought a report from its envoy there and said it will see to it that justice is done even as Australia ruled out that the crime was racially motivated.

Sri Lanka: Writ petitions against rejection of nomination papers for Kanthalai and Kuchchaveli PS and Eravur UC dismissed by CA

The Writ applications filed challenging rejections of nomination papers for the members to Kanthalai and Kuchchaveli Pradeshiya Sabhas (Village Councils) of Trincomalee district and Eravur Urban Council of Batticaloa district in the Eastern Province were yesterday (14) was dismissed by the Court of Appeal.

CNCI to conduct 10th Achiever Award 2011

Achiever Awards 2011 organized by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) was introduced in Colombo. This is the highest national award for industry excellence and it was introduced 10 years ago. Awards are also made to SAARC countries.

Dalai Lama wish to quit: Tibetan Parliament holds special session

A crucial session of the exiled Tibetan Parliament began at Dharamshala on Monday to discuss the Dalai Lama's formal proposal to give up his political responsibilities.

Palestine “Travel” First Issue Presented – Boosting Tourism

The Editor cum Treasurer of Palestine Society for Tourist and Travel Agents (PSTTA), Ms. Suhaila Yousif Presented a copy of the first issue of the Society’s publicity magazine to Dr. T. Jayasinghe, Representative of Sri Lanka in Palestine at the Sri Lanka Representative Office in Ramallah.

TN Elections 2011: Jayalalithaa allots 22 seats to Left Parties-Silence on LTTE support MDMK

The running up of the general elections in Tamil Nadu, the main opposition party All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo Ms J Jayalalithaa has allotted 22 seats and constituencies to left parties on their own wish.

Three new priests for Sri Lanka Salesian Don Bosco ordained by Cardinal Ranjith

Sri Lanka Salesian Don Bosco which has massive vocational training centers spread over the country needs a large number of Priests to man these organizations as well as to be involved in the child and youth formation.

Sri Lanka: SSP Kudahetti, sent on compulsory leave, re-instated

Pursuant to the direction of the Supreme Court, Senior Superintendent of Police Chandana Kudahetti, who was on compulsory leave, has been re-instated.