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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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UNP at the cross roads: Will it be Wickremasinghe or Premadasa?

The working committee of the party that has been labeled at the grand old party of Sri Lanka, and as the Uncle Nephew Party by some, is reportedly meeting today to decide on who is to lead the party from now on. The main contenders we are led to believe are Ranil Wickremasinghe and Sajith Premadasa.

Intelligence Partnership between Libya and the CIA on counter-terrorism

Not very long ago, in 2009, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) came to an agreement with Libyan leader Colonel Qadhafi’s intelligence apparatus to offer counter-terrorism training to Libyan security personnel.

Chinese PLA chief arriving in Kathmandu on Wednesday

A high-level Chinese military delegation led by Chief of Army Staff of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Chen Bingde is arriving in Kathmandu on Wednesday at the invitation of his Nepali counterpart General Chhatra Man Singh Gurung.

Sri Lanka’s First Coal Power Plant will be declared open tomorrow.

Sri Lanka’s first coal power plant at Norochcholai, in the Puttalam District will be declared open at 5.30 p.m. tomorrow by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Under Phase One, the project will generate 300 MW, which will amount to 17% of the national power requirement and it will be connected to the Main Grid at Veyangoda.

Sri Lanka: Medical Consultants resent the reduction of compulsory retirement age

Senior Medical Consultants resent the impugned unilateral decision of the Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital Board (SJGHB) to reduce their compulsory retirement age to 60 years from 65 years in spite of the expressed assurance given to them.

Former MBSL Chairman Janaka Ratnayake reappointed as the Chairman of City Housing and Real Estate Company PLC

Two years after the rescue of City Housing and Real Estate Company PLC (former Ceylinco Housing and Real Estate Co. PLC) since the Ceylinco crisis impacted Sri Lanka’s financial industry, Janaka Ratnayake who rescued several failed finance companies of Ceylinco umbrella under Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka management had been now reappointed to the board as the Chairman of the City Housing and Real Estate Company.

“A man of Dr Jamir’s stature, age, should remain above party politics”: Dr Shurhozelie

The upcoming by-election of the 26 Aonglenden Assembly Constituency under Mokokchung district, the traditional stronghold of the Congress, has become extremely crucial in view of the former Maharashtra Governor Dr SC Jamir’s alleged planning to enter the fray. However, the Congress has not taken any decision so far who should be its official candidate.

International Buddhist Conference was inaugurated in Kandy

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurated yesterday morning the International Buddhist Conference organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) at the Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy (SIBA).

Ceylinco Life to upgrade to 3i Infotech’s Kastle

3i Infotech, a global provider of IT solutions and one of India’s largest software product companies, announced that Ceylinco Life, Sri Lanka’s largest and most successful life insurer, has decided to upgrade to the latest version of 3i Infotech’s KastleTM Treasury solution.

TN Elections 2011: Vaiko's MDMK decides to boycott assembly elections-Deeply hurt by the treatment of Jayalalithaa

The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(MDMK) lead by staunch supporter of LTTE Vaiko has announced that his party had decided to boycott the Assembly elections to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Assemblies to be held on April 13.

US-led coalition forces attacks Libyan key installations while skepticism increases in US about the goals

US-led coalition forces within a day and half disabled Libya’s air defense system and its almost entire operation of air facilities even targeting a building in Colonel Qadhafi’s presidential compound while U.S. lawmakers had no clear understanding why the Obama administration engaged in this risky operation.