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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2398

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U.S. to recognize Libyan rebel council- Give lethal/non-lethal weapons:Rebels still an unknown quantity – US Envoy to Libya says

About recognizing the Libyan rebel council despite they are largely unknown to the outside world including the U.S., providing lethal and non-lethal weapons to the rebels, how the United States is still unable to a

Sri Lanka’s Ultra-Modern Fish Market will be declared open today by the President

The Multi-storied Peliyagoda Ultra-Modern Fish Market complex will be declared open today at 4.00 PM by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The two-storied complex has been completed at a cost of Rs. 1,700 Million, and the Asian Dvelopment Bank has financed 50% of the cost. This modern fish market has stalls for selling fish on the wholesale basis and separate stalls for selling fishing on retail basis.

India: Chidambaram’s turn to face WikiLeaks heat in Parliament

After the Prime Minister, it was Home Minister P Chidambaram’s turn to face the heat in Parliament on Friday over WikiLeaks expose.

Sri Lanka: Seylan Bank net profit for 2010 up by 126%

Seylan Bank recorded a net profit of Rs. 1.2 Billion for 2010, which is a 126% increase compared to Rs. 543 Million for the previous financial year. Pre-tax profit, at Rs. 1.9 Billion, was up by a staggering 126% from 2009, the highest ever profit figure earned by the bank since its inception.

The Tsunami battered Japan provides Rs. 44 Billion loan to Sri Lanka

Japan has once again demonstrated that it is a true friend of Sri Lanka. Despite Japan being battered by a devastating earthquake and Tsunani, and several thousand people killed and billions worth of properties destroyed in that country, the Japanese government has extended Rs. 44 billion (33 Billion Yens) to Sri Lanka under its annual Yen Loan Package to assist the development efforts of the country.

Sri Lanka Pelwatte Sugar mandatory offer announced by Distilleries

Sri Lanka’s Distilleries Company, which acquired a big stake in Pelwatte Sugar Industries on Thursday, March 24th, has announced a mandatory offer to buy all the remaining shares held by other shareholders of the company.

CWG probe report: Opposition demands Delhi CM should quit

Opposition on Friday demanded resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and sought action against Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna stating that they have been indicted by the Shunglu Committee that went into the irregularities in the Commonwealth Games.

A week of recovery at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock Indices gained while volume levels picked up marginally on Friday the 25 March 2011, All Share Price Index (ASPI) and Milanka Price Index (MPI) ended the week gaining 0.77% and 2.19% respectively.

Minister Bathiudeen awarded SLR 496m for Sri Lanka’s top export achievers

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen awarded 76 selected top Sri Lankan export achievers Rs 496 mil., to compensate for their performance in a difficult 2008 global recession period.

World Cup: New Zealand stuns S. Africa, enters semis

New Zealand have caused a huge upset by dumping South Africa out of the World Cup in a thrilling clash in Dhaka to set up a semi-final clash with the winner of Saturday's quarter-final between Sri Lanka and England.

JICA Supported Sri Lanka Health Institutions Best Performing Health Institutions Award Ceremony Today

The Ministry of Health will announce and present awards to well performing government healthcare institutions from all over Sri Lanka today at the BMICH, Colombo.

MJA concerned over Parliament committee’s action

The Maldives Journalist Association (MJA) condemned the Parliament General Committee’s punitive action against private broadcaster DhiFM, when the all-powerful Media Council is mandated to do the job.

Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister to meet Czech President

Prof. G.L. Peiris, Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs is to meet Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic when he begins today a 4-day visit to the Czech Republic.

Open university of Sri Lanka to train 500 nurses

The open university of Sri Lanka has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Privately owned Hemas hospitals to provide 3 year training for nurses with clinical practical placements and supervision.

Chinese PLA Chief wraps up his visit

The visiting chief of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China General Chen Bingde wrapped up his three-day visit to Nepal on Friday.