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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2492

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Towards a Rational System of Devolution in Sri Lanka

There are three major reasons why devolution of governance is necessary in Sri Lanka: ethnic reconciliation, economic development and democracy. Giving political space for the ‘minority’ communities may outweigh the other two reasons of development or democracy while the former is related directly to the latter. All three reasons are interlinked and interrelated.

Every Sri Lankan should have equal stake in the nation’s future – Robert Blake

Commending the post-war colossal economic development work the Sri Lanka administration has undertaken, and recognizing the importance of economic development to uplift the standard of every citizen in the country, America’s former ambassador to Sri Lanka and now head of the South and Central Asian affairs Bureau at the State Department Robert Blake highlighted that economic dividends can be meaningful when a political climate is ushered in for every Sri Lankan to feel he or she has equal stake in the country’s future and the ability to realize their potential in an open and just society.

Signature campain to lift the ban on LTTE:HC direct the police to grant permission

The Madras High Court has directed the Chennai City police to give permission to a organization to conduct signature campaign, urging the union government to lift ban imposed on Liberation Tiger of Tamil Eelam(LTTE).

Sri Lanka: Seylan Bank begins the removal of 250 employees under VRS

Seylan Bank PLC, after reporting a tremendous turnaround in its performance over the past two years, achieving 126% profitability on 2009, on March 15 announced the launch of the removal of 250 employees under the proposed Voluntary Retirement Scheme.

Spectrum scam: 31 firms under scrutiny for links to six countries

Thirty-one firms have come under the scrutiny of the Enforcement Directorate which told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that multicrore foreign transactions relating to the second generation mobile telephony spectrum scam have been traced to at least six countries.

Maldives urges UN Security Council: Support imposing no fly zone over Libya

The Maldives urged the United Nations Security Council to support imposing a no-fly zone over Libya to prevent Gaddafi using air force to attack rebels and civilians.

Panic selling crawl the boom in Colombo Bourse

The All Share Price Index (ASPI) in Colombo started heading back towards 7,000 points on Tuesday the March 15 2011, after passing the mark during early January.

Raymond Davis–US Blackmail Tactics

Double murder-convict CIA operator Raymond Davis has completed over one and half month in Lahore jail, but still the issue of his immunity is unresolved and under discussion in the local court .

Sri Lanka Buddhist Sangha condoles

The Buddhist Sangha of Sri Lanka, including the Mahanayakes of the different Chapters has sent a message of condolence to Emperor Akihito of Japan, the Japanese Government and the people in connection with the great tsunami that struck the country last Friday.

Kalmadi questioned by CBI over CWG scandal

Suspended Commonwealth Games organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi was on Tuesday questioned by the CBI for the second time in connection with alleged scams related to the conduct of the sporting extravaganza.

'Be The Change' in tuberculosis control among women

Although women get diagnosed for tuberculosis (TB) later than men, treatment outcomes among women are better than men with higher TB treatment success rate and lower default (drop-out) rate in the female patients.

Bar DGP and ADGP intelligence from election duty-AIADMK pleads EC

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) has demanded the Election Commission of India (ECI) that Director General of Police (DGP) Letika Saran and Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) (Intelligence) M.S. Jaffar Sait be barred from election-related work.

Radiation hazards create panic in quake-hit Japan

Panic swept Tokyo on Tuesday after a rise in radioactive levels around an earthquake-hit nuclear power plant north of the city, causing some to leave the capital and others to stock up on food and supplies.

Journalism scholarships to 20 young Sri Lankan men and women

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the development arm of the U.S. government, has awarded journalism scholarships to 20 young Sri Lankan men and women.

At-last Congress conquers its 63 constituencies:DMK allots five seats in Chennai

At-last the Congress party got 63 constituencies on its wish from ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) after a Marathon consultation for over one week.

Local Government Elections in Sri Lanka will be held tomorrow

Election for the 235 local government institutions in Sri Lanka will be held tomorrow. Out of the 300 odd Local Government bodies dissolved and scheduled for holding elections, nominations of major parties as well as Independent Groups were rejected and following which the parties have filed writ applications against the rejection of nominations and since the Courts have postponed elections to such LG Institutions until a Court verdict is given.