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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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Symantec Empowers Partners in Sri Lanka with its Enhanced Partner Program

Symantec Corporation announced the Symantec Partner Program, recently designed to help partners in Sri Lanka build competitive advantage, improve recognition, and increase profitability.

Jaffna Musical Festival Promotes Reconciliation Through Music, Arts And Drama

This weekend, hundreds of Sri Lankan and international folk artists will come together in Jaffna to celebrate their unique and diverse traditional musical heritage.

Cash-for-vote scam: PM denies bribe charges, mocks at Advani

Rejecting as "wild" the charges that bribe was paid during the 2008 Confidence Motion, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh took on the Opposition for creating an uproar over diplomatic communications, saying it was a "dangerous" thing to do.

Today World TB Day: 2011Project Axshya to reach 744 million people with TB control services

Clearly more needs to be done for effective tuberculosis (TB) control by reaching out to the unreached populations who are least likely to access existing TB care services.

Chinese PLA Chief arrives in Kathmandu

A high-level Chinese military delegation led by Chief of Army Staff of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Chen Bingde arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka Parliament Condemns Libyan attacks

Sri Lankan Parliament yesterday (23)appealed to all the people and governments in the world to cry an immediate halt to the attacks carried on by Western Alliance on Libya and also to recognize the honour, dignity, and the free will of the people of the Libyan Jamahiriya to decide their future course of action by themselves.

Colombo Stock prices gain amidst low volumes

Most Colombo listed stocks made gains on Wednesday the 24 march 2011 led by the price appreciations seen from previous day in Central Finance (CFIN) and LB Finance (LFIN). It could be the Bull Run expected up to the Financial Year end in 31 March 2011 according to brokers. Milanka Price Index (MPI) recorded a welcome gain.

Women’s access to electricity in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka promoted by ADB

Women's access to electricity in Eastern Province in Sri Lanka is to be promoted under a Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction grant of three million US dollars, administered by the Asian Development Bank. Sri Lanka is one of the three countries assisted under this programme and the other two countries being Bhutan and Nepal.

Nepal urges concerned parties to resolve Libya crisis through dialogue

Concerned over the evolving situation in Libya in the aftermath of joint air strikes launched by allied forces, Nepal government has urged concerned parties to resolve the crisis peacefully through a dialogue.

Sri lanka: DC awards Rs 500 million as damages to Wijeyadasa Rajapakse against Lake House

The Colombo Additional District Judge T.D.Gunasekera yesterday (23) awarded Rs 500 million to President’s counsel Wijeyadasa Rajapakse in a defamatory litigation against the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd., known as Lake House and the Chief Editor of “Silumina” weekly Karunadasa Suriyaarachchi.

World Cup: India’s do-or-die battle with Australia

An epic battle is on the cards between the world's top two ODI teams when India takes on three-time defending champions Australia in what promises to be a high-voltage quarterfinal of the cricket World Cup in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

Terrorism, Dawood to figure in Indo-Pak talks

Underworld don and designated global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim's name will be back on Indo-Pak bilateral discussion table when the home secretaries of two countries meet here for a two-day talks on March 28–29.

Empowering Rural Women

A Regional Women Leaders' Convention is being held on 24-25 March 2011, in Mau, UP, as part of the Empowering Rural Women (ERW) programme, which has been operating in 253 Gram Panchayats (village councils) of 10 districts of UP, since December 2007.

Sri Lanka three matches away to become ICC 2011 cricket champs

It is Quarter final, Semi final and Final remaining to become the world champions!! Up to now Sri Lanka progressed well with highest NRR(Net Run Rate) than any team in the world! Captain Kumar Sangakkara is heading among batsmen by scoring 363 runs with the average of 121.This is the best average for whole tournament by any batsmen.

UNP Leadership Crises: Ranil Unchanged; Sajith as a Deputy Leader

Sri Lanka’s Main Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinhe has unanimously secured his Party Leadership position and his rival law maker Sajith Premadasa has accepted the newly created post of Deputy Leader of the United National party.

Development of FATA to control extremism

Like all the isms (communism, socialism, extremism, terrorism), Talibanization is also a phenomenon that didn’t occur in a vacuum and without causation. Talibanization came with a big bang in Afghanistan in 1994 because of internecine war, infighting, war lordism, corruption and other social vices. It was accepted as a panacea to social vices, insecurity and lawlessness prevalent in Afghanistan.

Italian envoy summoned on turban check

India on Wednesday summoned the Italian Ambassador in New Delhi and lodged a strong protest against leading golfer Jeev Milkha Singh's coach being asked to take off his turban during security check at Milan airport.

Sri Lanka to reform laws and regulations

The Justice Ministry is in the process of formulating reform to the Civil Procedure Code and is also drafting a new Sentencing Act to combat laws delays, reduce congestion in prisons and eliminate inappropriate penalties, Parliament was told today(23).