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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Sri Lanka: Police officers apologize for the arrest and detention of JVP activists

The Police Constables of Dummalasooriya Police Station in Kurunegala District yesterday (22) tendered their apology in the Supreme Court for the arrest and detention of two JVP activists, who pasted posters insinuating the finding of the Court Martial against Sarath Fonseka, the main opposition candidate of the last Presidential Election.

Parliament uproar: BJP, Congress clash over WikiLeaks, VSNL disinvestment

Parliament was thrown into turmoil on Tuesday with BJP and Congress clashing over WikiLeaks expose and alleged irregularities in VSNL disinvestment during NDA regime but in the din, the government managed to introduce the landmark GST Bill in the Lok Sabha.

Sri Lanka builds a massive Sports City to host 2018 Commonwealth Games

Colombo, 23 March, ( The Hambantota Sports Zone will accommodate the proposed Sprots City designed for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. A large-scale model of the 'Sports City' was unveiled by the Parliamentarian Mr. Namal Rajapaksa in the presence of Mike Hooper, CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation. The construction work relating to the City is to be completed in 2016.

Parliamentary majority: A whole new ballgame

Two ministerial appointees --who would otherwise have been rejected in Parliament -- scraped their way through, thanks to the country’s bickering main opposition.

PMU Rector Addresses Graduating Students

“Growth is life, looking back in anger is pessimism,” urged the Rector of Prince Mohammad bin Fahd university (PMU), Dr. Issa Al-Ansari to first batch of graduating students in an informal get together inside PMU campus.

Sri Lanka: Printer of posters against President discharged

The Printer Jayampathi Bulathsinhala, who alleged to have printed posters against the President Mahinda Rajapaksa and insinuated against the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, which gives more power to the President was discharged from the proceedings of the Gangodawila Magistrtate’s Court of Gangodawila yesterday (22).

United National Party leadership Crisis: Ranil will stay? Deputy Leader post for Sajith?

The Working Committee of Sri Lanka’s main opposition, United National Party (UNP) met yesterday (22) and decided to meet again today (23) 4.00 Pm to make a final decision on the party leadership crisis.

An artificial financial rally at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock Indices gained on Tuesday 22 March 2011 amidst exceptional gains made by a few financial and banking counters. The fundamentals of the sudden rise in those stocks cannot be explained, according to brokers.

Deadly fire leaves 6,000 refugees homeless

A deadly fire that broke out in two separate Bhutanese refugee camps in eastern part of the country on Tuesday left about 6,000 refugees homeless.

Sri Lanka’s State run Publisher ordered to pay opposition law maker Rs.500 million

Sri Lanka’s opposition law maker President Council Wijedasa Rajapakshe has won a defamation case today against the state run Silumina Sinhala Weekend paper.

CBI seeks to extradite Ex- Union Carbide chief Anderson

The CBI on Tuesday moved a Delhi court to obtain a Letter Rogatory to the US authorities for extradition of former Union Carbide Corporation chairman Warren Anderson to stand trial for his criminal culpability in the 1984 Bhopal gas leakage tragedy, which had left over 15,000 people dead and maimed several thousands.

Col Gaddafi and Mrs Butenis

Colonel Muamer Gaddafi leader of Libya and a friend of Sri Lanka for nearly 40 years is engulfed by the people’s power protests that are sweeping over Arab states with inexorable force.

Transfer of higher officials by EC: Unilateral and politically motivated - Karunanidhi Slammed

Tamil Nadu chief minister and DMK leader M Karunanidhi has accused the Election Commission (EC), functioning unilaterally by shifting higher police officials and collectors without consultation with the state government.

University of Hertfordshire to link up with a Sri Lankan University

A meeting was held recently at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, to discuss possible linkages/collaborations between the University of Hertfordshire and a Sri Lankan University at the initiation of Lord Sheikh of the British House of Lords, who recently visited Sri Lanka as a member of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Delegation.

Sri Lanka re-invited to Kunmingto the forthcoming international Trade Fair

The Ministry of Commerce of China with the Yunnan Provincial Government has invited Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry and Commerce, to take part in the exhibition from 6th to 10th June 2011 and the Business Forum is to be held from 5th to 7th June.

CIA-ISI cold war and Davis episode

ISI-CIA cooperated with each other throughout the war against Soviet forces in Afghanistan in 1980s. The latter never felt offended on being kept in the backseat concerning planning; coordination, training, equipping and launching of Mujahideen were concerned.