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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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CJ requests legal fraternity to back him to take certain media organizations into task

Chief Justice Asoka N de Silva says before his retirement he will take necessary action against certain electronic media organizations, which criticizes the judiciary.

IPO gains below expectations at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock Indices were volatile throughout the trading hours on Tuesday, the 29 March 2011 and closed in red with selling pressure creeping in. Union Bank of Colombo (UBC) which started to trade on trading floor followed by its Initial Public offering attracted investors although a lower price appreciation was witnessed than anticipated, especially considering its record breaking oversubscription.

Sri Lanka: Tamil political prisoners solicit Defence Secretary for their release or bail

Tamil political prisoners confined in prisons under the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act, in a memorandum dispatched to the Defence Secretary yesterday (29) solicited him to facilitate their release or enlargement on bail.

Don’t worry about media hype, Dhoni tells team mates

The semi-final World Cup cricket match between traditional rivals, India and Pakistan at Mohali has dominated the electronic media so much that Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had to strongly urge his teammates not to get distracted by the hype surrounding the high-voltage clash and just focus on the game.

Alternative houses constructed for owners of demolished houses in Slave Island, Colombo

Alternative houses are constructed to be given to the aggrieved residents/owners of the Mews Street Houses in Slave Island, which had been demolished by the Urban Development Authority (UDA) on the instructions of Defence Ministry.

26/11 terror attack: Pak to allow Indian probe panel

After dilly dallying for months, Pakistan has finally agreed on Tuesday agreed to allow an Indian commission to visit the country in connection with 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case probe there, setting a positive backdrop for the prime ministerial meeting in Mohali on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka achieved second best GDP growth since independence in 2010

The economic output of Sri Lanka as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the year 2010 at constant (2002) prices is estimated at 2,645.4 billion rupees as against 2,449.2 billion rupees in the previous year, registering an 8.0 percent growth rate as against 3.5 percent growth in the previous year says Department of Census & Statistics.

Outrage at denigration of Gandhi in book review

A new book on Mahatma Gandhi that apparently hints that India’s greatest leader was perhaps bisexual, has made lakhs of his fans furious.

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga in UAE

Former Sri Lanka President Chandrika Kumaratunga is in Dubai to attend 6th Education Without Boarders [EWB] Conference.

India gives $1 million aid to quake-hit Myanmar

India will provide assistance of $1 million to Myanmar for relief and rehabilitation in the areas affected by last week's earthquake.

IFC and Union Bank of Colombo Boost Trade Opportunities for Sri Lankan Businesses

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide a $5 million trade-finance facility to the Union Bank of Colombo to help boost international trade opportunities for the bank and its small-business and corporate-sector clients.

CIA Damaging Pentagon Interests in GWOT

The FBI defines international terrorism as the unlawful use of force or violence committed by a group or individual, who has some connection to a foreign power or whose activities transcend national boundaries, against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment there of in furtherance of political or social objective.

Former Shell Gas Lanka Managing Director Mahesh Ranasoma appointed to Hayleys Board

One of the top conglomerates of Sri Lanka, Hayleys PLC on Tuesday the 29 March 2011, announced that former Shell Gas Lanka Managing Director Dr. Mahesha Ranasoma has been appointed to Hayleys Board from 1 April, 2011.