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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

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Obama: Libyan operation is to stop mass massacre by Qaddafi, not intended for regime change

After nine days of US-led coalition forces imposed a no-fly-zone while destroying the Libyan air defense capabilities that has extremely helpful to rebel forces in the eastern Libya to move for forward and growing skepticism of the military operation against Colonel Qaddafi’s Libyan regime, President Obama close to clarify why the United States intervened in the operation and answer criticism raised by both his conservative Republican critics and his own liberal associates when he declared Monday that America had a moral imperative in preventing Qaddafi from inflicting "a massacre" on his own people.

Sri Lanka’s Economic Upliftment programme set sails in the Southern Province

Minister of Economic Development Mr. Basil Rajapakse says the Divi Neguma (the economic upliftment programme) is a project implemented with people’s participation on a massive scale. He points out the results expected from the project can be achieved if the public support is received immensely.

Sri Lanka: Fonseka’s Election Secretary allowed to be enlarged on bail by CA

Retired army officer Senaka Harippriya Arnold de Silva (46) was granted bail by the Court of Appeal yesterday (28)

Pak man serving jail term on smuggling fake Indian currency makes escape

A Pakistani national serving prison term in the country’s central jail on charge of smuggling fake Indian currency escaped police clutch while in a Hospital for treatment, Sunday night.

Sri Lanka: AG wants time for observation of the new document in Fonseka’s CA Writ

When the Writ petition of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka challenging the order of the 1st Court Martial came up yesterday (28), Deputy Solicitor General moved for time to make observation to refute new document submitted on behalf of Petitioner Fonseka.

Czech – Lanka Enters Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement

Sri Lanka and Czech Republic enters into an Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement when Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris met with the Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic, Miroslav Kalousek.

Cricket World Cup: Maldivian authorities claim ignorance

Maldives National Security Advisor said “we have no knowledge of the alleged involvement of a Maldivian in any planned attack on the ICC Cricket World Cup” following an array of media reports to this effect.

America’s enduring craze for destruction

The US past and present gives credence to the fact that there is no other country matching its destructive game play. The US used incendiary bombs against German cities in 1942 and adopted it as a strategy. Both the US and British air forces carried out massive night bombing of Dresden in 1945 resulting in 55000-250,000 casualties.

Amunugama, new Secretary to Sri Lanka's Ministry of External Affairs assumes duties

The new Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs, Mr. Karunatilaka Amunugama assumed office yesterday (28th March) at the Ministry, at a simple ceremony. He was welcomed on his arrival by senior officials of the Ministry.

New Nokia mobile phone for Tamil citizens

A new mobile phone system is introduced by Nokia with a Tamil key board facilitating the Tamil subscribers to use them in their own language including SMS facilities.

End of day recovery in Colombo Stocks

A buying momentum during the latter half of the trading session recovered indices marginally, at Colombo Bourse on Monday the 28 march, after the initial downtrend.

Sri Lanka: A Spice Authority to boost production

Minister of Small Export Crops Promotion Mr,. Reginold Cooray said the government is making arrangements to reinstate the Spice Authority, which was annulled by the UNP government.

Indo-Pak Home Secretaries’ talks "positive"

Home Secretaries of India and Pakistan held first round of talks in New Delhi on Monday on a number of bilateral issues, including progress in the probe of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

2012 Nayakakanda Church Jubilee Year

Church of St Mary – Our Lady of Purification, Nayakakanda, Wattala announced that it would celebrate its 150th Anniversary Jubilee in 2012. The announcement was made Rev Fr Mahendra Gunatilleke, Parish Priest during the church feast held recently.

Minister Devananda says Sri Lanka’s Northern Province is becoming economically vibrant

Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Mr. Douglas Devananda said that his Ministry is carrying out several programmes to make people of the North active partners in the one million domestic economic unit development programme being implemented by the government.