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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2556

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Indian Govt to ban controversial book on Gandhi

Union law minister, M Veerappa Moily, has said the Centre would ban the book, Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi And His Struggle With India, calling its contents “baseless, sensational and heresy and denigrating a national leader”.

Sri Lankan coconut industry suffers due to the under-utilization of lands

Sri Lankan Coconut Cultivation Board (CCB) says that one of the reasons for coconut yield to come down in the country was that most coconut lands have been underutilized and the numbers of trees that required for an acre below the standard rate.

Sri Lanka extends Terms of Office of 23 Local Government Bodies

The term of office of the 23 local government bodies have been extended until December. This decision has been taken on the request of the leaders of many political parties. The term of office of these institutions were earlier extended until 30th June.

Sri Lanka slashes cinema ticket prices to attract more viewers

Sri Lankan women will have the benefit of watching evening shows of movies in the cinemas countrywide at half rates from April 25, says, Kumar Abeysinghe, Chairman of the National Film Corporation.

Maldives’ push for extended continental shelf in UN today

The Maldives will present its claim for extended continental shelf to a United Nation Committee today midst UK’s opposition to the move while a portion of the area overlaps with a claim made by Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan Airlines: Additional flights to watch India-Sri Lanka Battle

Sri Lanka's national carrier, Sri Lankan Airlines will operate an additional flight to Mumbai on Saturday, April 2 to cater to cricket fans who want to see the World Cup final In Mumbai.

Foreign Investors queue-up for investment in Sri Lanka’s Hambantota Port Industrial Zone

Mihindupura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port in Hambantota have become the latest location which has attracted local and foreign investors to establish industrial projects in Sri Lanka. The Port has already received foreign investments worth US$ 975 million for establishment of industrial projects.

Parliament obstructed over Finance Secretary’s resignation

Lawmakers belonging to the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, disrupted House on Wednesday demanding clarification from Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal over the resignation of Finance Secretary Rameshwar Prasad Khanal.

Rs. 3000 Million Neuro Trauma Centre for Sri Lanka

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will declare open this morning the Neuro-Trauma Centre at the National Hospital in Colombo. The Centre is fully equipped with modern facilities and was constructed and completed at a cost of Rs. 3,000 Million.

DRP, DQP maiden coalition rally tonight

Newly formed coalition between the opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) and Dhivehi Quamee Party (DQP) will hold the first rally tonight, midst calls by the rival Gayoom faction to boycott it.

Sri Lanka: The Lanka e-News News Editor arrested

Bennet Rupasingh, News Editor of Sri Lanka’s controversial web site Lanka e-News was arrested by the Sri Lanka Police today.

Sri Lanka’s growth rate increased by 8.6% in the 4th quarter of 2010. – The highest increase since 2002

The economic output of Sri Lanka as measured by GDP for the 4th quarter from October to December 2010 is estimated at Rs. 676.8 billion as against Rs. 623.3 billion in the 4th Qarter of 2009, registering an 8.6 percent growth rate.

Government to sell state owned entities

The government has sold People’s Merchant Finance Company Ltd., a subsidiary of People’s Merchant Bank PLC (PMB), which is a public sector company and an associate company of People’s Bank, for a sum of Rs.430 million to the private sector.

Morgan International Visits PMU

A delegation of Morgan International (Morgan Holding) visited the College of Business Administration at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU). They shared ideas with the University team to explore newer avenues for mutual benefit.

Is Burma’s new government in military’s sheepskin?

Burma’s Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) announced on Wednesday morning that former retired general and Prime Minister Thein Sein, the head of the Union Solidarity and Development Party, has been publicly sworn in as the country’s new president.