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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2345

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Pakistan to bring 500,000 Afghans into tax net

Pakistan has decided to bring 500,000 Afghan nationals into tax net; survey for the purpose will be started from today (Saturday).

Sri Lanka raises fuel prices

Sri Lanka raised fuel prices Friday due to pressures created by high cost of global oil prices says, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation.

Sri Lanka: Triad Pulls Off 3rd Time Win for “Best TV Commercial of the Year”

CIC’s ‘Biththara Wee’ advert won the TV commercial of the year accolade at the SLIM Nielson People’s Awards held last night – a commercial which was the brain child of ad agency Triad (Pvt) Ltd. This is the third year that Sri Lanka’s top creative agency and 3 consecutive times Chillies winner bagged this award- the first two years being for its iconic ‘Api Wenuwen Api’ national campaign.

Model ready to bare all if India takes Cup!


Some people can go any length for media attention. Celebrities and models are no exception. They want the cameras zooming on them and make it a point to be seen in mega events like matches.

TN Elections 2011: Assault on public servant-Police registers case against Union Minister M K Alagiri and his men

A case was registered against M. K. Alagiri, Union Fertilizer Minister and elder son of the Tamil Nadu Chief-minister M Karunnidhi, in connection with an assault on poll officials at Melur, in Madurai District.

Spectrum scam: CBI to probe death of Raja’s close aide Sadiq Batcha

The CBI is all set to take over the probe into the mysterious death of Sadiq Batcha, a close aide of former Telecom Minister A Raja, with the Centre and the agency on Friday expressing their willingness for such an investigation in the Supreme Court.

Rebellious Eastern Libya epicenter of Islamist extremism – Canadian document reveals

A Canadian intelligence report written in late 2009 called the anti-Gaddafi stronghold of eastern Libya an “epicenter of Islamist extremism” and said “extremist cells” operated in the region, now being defended by a Canadian-led NATO coalition.

Five Nepalis among those killed in Afghanistan

Five among eight UN personnel killed in the northern Afghanistan city of Mazar-e-Sharif Friday evening are learnt to be Nepalis.

Investors rally up across the board at Colombo Bourse

Retail investors showed interest at Colombo Stocks across the board with freedom with the end of credit clearance on Friday the 1 April 2011.

Sri Lanka: Upper age limit requirement to sit Law College entrance examination challenged

The new upper age limit requirement of 35 years as the requirement to sit Law College entrance examination is challenged by two aspirant applicants before the Court of Appeal.

Sri Lanka thanked Pakistan for its floods relief in Sri Lanka


The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Colombo Mrs. Seema Ilahi Baloch paid a courtesy call on the Acting Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera on 1st April 2011 at the Ministry of External Affairs.

Hemantha first Lankan envoy to be honored by Italian government

The historic relations between Sri Lanka and Italy took a great step forward on March 30, 2011, when the Italian Foreign Ministry decided to host a farewell lunch in honour of Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Rome Hemantha Warnakulasuriya.

Prolonged police custody without any lawful judicial order allegedly to extract confession - Petitioner bemoans

The Supreme Court today (1) issued notices on the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) returnable on April 27 in pursuant to a fundamental rights petition challenging the alleged prolonged detention in police custody devoid of any lawful or judicial order in a to bid purportedly to obtain a self-incriminatory confession from him.

Sri Lanka: People’s Bank recorded the highest profit in their history

Sri Lankan state-owned People’s Bank recorded the highest profits in its 49 year history in 2010. The bank recorded Rs. 8.8 billion as profits before tax depicting a growth of 44 percent from 2009. Group profits before tax for the year reached Rs 11.4 billion, which is the highest in the banking sector for the FY 2010, the bank announced.

Sri Lankan Minister Prof G L Peiris is to interact of the British lawmakers in the House of Commons


Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, is expected interact with a cross-party delegation of British Parliamentarians representing both Houses of the British Parliament. He will also meet with a group of leading British entrepreneurs.

Minister Bathiudeen to restart Exporters Forum, apparels exporters encouraged to focus on China, India


The once popular ‘Exporters’ Forum’ is to be back in due course. The forum will be conducted with the Export Development Board (EDB). The Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen also wants apparel producers to diversify the existing products and markets further.

First Ever University Lady Vice Chancellor

The 9th Vice Chancellor of the Jaffna University Professor Miss. Wasanthi Arasaratnam assumed duties today. She is the 1st ever Lady Chancellor of the University.


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