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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

Monthly archive

Spectrum scam: PAC summons Rata Tata, Nira Radia

Parliament's public accounts committee (PAC) has summoned corporate lobbyist Nira Radia and Tata Group chairperson Ratan Tata on April 4 to discuss their role in the second generation mobile spectrum allocation case.

Halal – the centerpiece of Muslim lifestyle

The 2nd Halal Conference and Exhibition, Halal Expo 2011 was held at Galdari Hotel and the Chief Guest at the events was A H M Fowzie, Senior Minister for Urban Affairs. This is the only event of its kind to be held in Sri Lanka, encompassing the entire Halal industry.

Minister Rishard Bathiudeen emphasizes the importance of developing the Packaging Industry

There is no proper material available to substitute “Tetra Pack” aseptic packaging material in Sri Lanka and hence sufficient research and development facilities should be made available to overcome this problem.

Sweeping Victory for Liberals in NSW, Australia

It was rather a foregone conclusion to many observers in Australia since the beginning of the election campaign in February or even before. After 16 years of rule, the Labor was routed in the Legislative Assembly elections held on the 26th March (Saturday) in the state of New South Wales (NSW) with only 21 seats left for Labor in a 93 member assembly.

Sri Lanka: Expolanka appoints new Independent Directors after a private placement before IPO

Followed by an un-popularized private placement of its shares, a diversified export import trader of Sri Lanka, Expolanka Holdings had recently announced that it has appointed new Independent Director to board, amongst them are three prominent investors namely Dr. S. Selliah, Mr. S. Harsha Amarasekera along with Mr. Sanjay Kulatunga .

Student Unions banned in Sri Lanka’s Sabaragamuwa University

The Administrators of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka has banned six student unions of the University as these unions under the joint federation the University Student Union (SUSU) was reported to be resorting to unruly activities while encouraging undisciplined behaviour by the students.

Stock market retail run continuous

Acuity Stockbrokers Research indicated that the week saw both indices moving up marginally, with All Share Price Index ( ASPI) gaining 0.7% or 55.33 points and Milanka Price Index ( MPI) gaining 2.19%, a gain of 146.42 points. The MPI closed at 6838.02.

India-Pak clash at Mohali: Gilani accepts Manmohan invitation

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s cricket diplomacy has paid off. Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday accepted Singh's invitation to watch the World Cup semifinal between the cricket teams of the two countries at Mohali on March 30.

India’s Panikkar ‘diplomacy’ in Sri Lanka

“If Sri Lanka is to solve the ‘Tamil problem’ once and for all, it has to physically drag the island away from its present location and locate it in a place away from the ambit of India. This is because India is so intricately involved in this problem and Sri Lanka’s proximity to India has everything to do with it.”

Sri Lanka President formerly invites Kiwis PM John Key to visit Colombo to watch the World Cup semi-final

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has extended an invitation to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key to visit Colombo to watch the World Cup semi-final between the two teams.

CWG probe report: Over Rs 250 crore pocketed by contractors

The Prime Minister-appointed Shunglu committee has found that over Rs250 crore of tax payers’ money has been pocketed by various contractors executing the Commonwealth Games projects.

PA unlikely to break away from coalition

The opposition People’s Alliance (PA) is unlikely to break away from the coalition with the main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), the party said adding the matter is not slated for discussion even at today’s council meeting.

Jeans-clad Sarpanch from India impresses at UN meet

A jeans-clad smart female Sarpanch from India created quite a stir at the 11th Info-Poverty World Conference held at the United Nations.

Sri Lankan Ambassador warns Europe of the impending dangers by the remnant LTTE in the West

Despite the LTTE being militarily defeated in Sri Lanka, Europe should continue to worry about the LTTE for three important sets of reasons. Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha to Belgium warns Europe of the remnant LTTE activists in the West.

Gilani’s acceptance of invite, a great goodwill gesture: Indian HC

Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Mr. Sharat Sabharwal on Monday said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s acceptance of invitation extended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to watch the cricket World Cup semi-final match in Mohali is a great goodwill gesture.