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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Dull trend continues at Colombo Bourse

After some volatility in early trading on Monday the 21 March 2011, market became stagnant to close the indices on red, reflecting the continued negative momentum. Volume levels remained low amidst dull investor sentiment. Turnover was boosted by the change of hands of a substantial stake of Central Finance (CFIN).

2G-Spectrum Scam: Dr Swamy seeks sanction to prosecute Home Minister P Chidambaram

Former Unioin minister and Janata Party president Dr Subramanian Swamy has alleged that union Home Minister P. Chidambaram is involved in the 2G spectrum allocation scam involving one lakh seventy eight thousand crore of rupees and would seek the prime minister's sanction to prosecute him.

Sri Lanka: First Guardian Equities wins International Quality Gold Award in Switzerland

Sri Lanka’s First Guardian Equities recently won the prestigious CQE Century International Quality ERA Award in the Gold Category, at a glittering ceremony in Geneva.

TN elections 2011: AIADMK and DMDK announces candidates-Jayalalithaa from Srirangam and Vijayakanth from Rishivandiam

The All India Anna Dravida Kazhagagam(AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa has decided to contest from Srirangm Constituency and her new confident actor turned politician DMDK leader Vijayakanth seeking his fortune from Rishivandiyam instead of his earlier constituency Viruthachalam.

Minister Rajitha assured better quality fish through the new Peliyagoda fish market

Sri Lanka’s Fisheries Minister Rajitha Senarathna assured better quality fish for consumers with the opening of the new fish market in Peliyagoda, which he says has some of the most advanced facilities for storage.

W. Bengal polls; Trinamool Congress and Congress saves alliance with pact on seats

Aware of the fact that the Congress did not have many options and cannot afford a showdown with the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in West Bengal Assembly elections, an agreement on sharing of seats was cleared by Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Monday.

Germany is the fastest growing inbound Tourist Market for Sri Lanka

The Deputy Minister of Economic Development Mr. Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene has told the German Media Personnel that Sri Lanka considers Germany as a key potential market for our tourism and it records highest arrivals from the European sector next to UK and India being the third largest tourist generating market to Sri Lanka.

Krishna dismisses WikiLeaks revelations

India on Monday said the leaked American diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks are set of exchanges 'culled out from the diplomatic bag' which were getting 'wide publicity' in the country.

2G-Spectrum Scam: Doctor who conducted postmortem to Sadiq Batcha resigns

The doctor who conducted postmortem on the Industrialist - a close aide of former minister A Raja who is Delhi Tihar Jail in connection with 2G Septrum Scam, has resigned from his government job.

Sri Lanka Tea Exporters' Association give three million tea bags to Japan

Sri Lanka's tea exporters have given three million tea bags (worth US$ 60,000) to President Mahinda Rajapaksa today (21) to be sent to tsunami-stricken Japan.

Power Politics in TN: Karunanidhi invites Vaiko to join in the main stream

In an apparent bid to woo MDMK leader hardcore supporter of LTTE Vaiko, who has pulled out of the AIADMK front, DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi today appealed to all ‘Dravidian’ forces to come together to help the alliance led by his party win the April 13 Assembly polls.

Minor quake rocks parts of North India

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on Monday hit Kashmir valley, prompting people to rush out of buildings fearing repeat of the 2005 tremor which devastated several border areas of the valley.

WikiLeaks disclosure on LTTE "worn out matter," – PMK Leader Dr. S. Ramadoss

WikiLeaks disclosure that India played a key role in warding off international pressure on Sri Lanka to halt military operations and hold talks with the LTTE in the dramatic final days and weeks of the war in 2009, the PMK leader termed it as a "worn out matter."

British high commission and British council announce the launch of Chevening Scholarships for 2011/2012

The British government is now calling for applications for "Chevening Scholarship-2011/12." in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

Vaiko announcess, "No going back on boycotting polls"

The Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(MDMK) general secretary and strong follower of LTTE Vaiko has said that his party’s decision to boycott the forth coming assembly election in Tamil Nadu is firm."We won't go back from our stand", Mr Vaiko told to 'Asian Tribune.'

Sri Lanka to name Local Government heads before March 24

Sri lanka’s ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance and the main opposition United National Party today said that they will complete selections of heads for the Local Government (LG) bodies they had won before March 24.