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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Spectrum scam: Ratan Tata, Nira Radia appear before PAC

Top industrialist Ratan Tata and corporate lobbyist Nira Radia were on Monday questioned by Parliament's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in connection with alleged irregularities in the 2G spectrum allocation.

Sri Lankan Airlines transforms Airport’s Serendib Lounge with latest IT sophistication

Sri Lanka’s National carrier Sri Lankan Airlines has transformed it’s plush ‘Serendib’ Business Class Lounge at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) into one of the most technologically advanced airport lounges by investing in state of the art systems in entertainment, business and information, the air line said.

Momentum passive at Colombo Bourse

The momentum witnessed towards the latter part of last week was passive at Colombo Bourse on Monday the 4 April 2011. All Share Price Index (ASPI) hardly survived in the positive region and eventually finished in red.

Where U.S. Chooses to Back ‘Armed Struggle’

Within a few days, the “Silmiya” (peaceful) popular uprising against the 42-year old rule of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya had turned into an “armed struggle” and in no time the U.S. administration was in full gear backing the Libyan armed violent revolt, which has turned into a full scale civil war, despite being the same world power who officially label the legitimate (according to the charter of the United Nations) armed defense of the Palestinian people against the 34- year old foreign military occupation of Israel as “terrorism.”

Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris outlined the recent expansion of opportunities in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris met yesterday with Lord Green, Minister of State for Trade and Investment of the UK at the Ministry of Trade and Investment in London .

“I wrote letter to TN Chief Minister Karunanidhi” – Ratan Tata Confess

Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata has admitted that he wrote a letter praising former IT minister A Raja to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and sent it to him through Corporate lobbyist Niraradia, said Public Accounts Committee Chairman Murali Manohar Joshi.

40th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s 1st armed insurrection (JVP)

Today is the 40th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s first insurrection launched by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) in 1971, which attempted to topple the United Front government of Sri Lanka headed by the former Prime Minister Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike.

Sri Lanka to have a separate air terminal for domestic airlines

Sri Lanka’s Airport and Aviation Services that operates country’s airports have decided to operate a separate terminal for domestic airlines operators at the Bandarnanaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake.

The IMF releases another Tranche of U.S.$ 218.3 million facility to Sri Lanka

The International Monetary Fund has given Sri Lanka 218.3 million dollars bringing the total disbursed so far up to 1.75 billion US dollars under a 2.6 billion US dollar program, but has called on the Central Bank to tighten liquidity management to prevent further inflation.

10 killed, 62 others injured as passenger buses collide head on

In a major road accident over the year, ten passengers were killed and 62 others were injured when two passenger buses collided head on in Sunsari district along the East-West Highway Monday afternoon.

Sri Lanka to introduce toll free bus services on Southern Expressway

The first section of the Sri Lanka’s 126 km long Southern Expressway is expected to be completed in July 2011, says a top Government official.

“Mine Ban Treaty” Sri Lanka making steady progress.

In the recent history of Sri Lanka has ended its longest war with the Liberation Tiger of Tamil Elam (LTTE), which was lasted for nearly three decade up until 2009. Ended war claimed many human lives, people got permanently and partially disabled, mentally traumatized, destroyed man made properties and to greater extent environment and animal destroyed and suffered.

65 per cent vote in first phase of assembly polls in Assam

The first phase of elections to five State assemblies in India began on Monday with Assam voters exercising their franchise.

Playing for the country: Business or a sacred affair?

We, Sri Lankans expected to repeat the performance of 1996 world cup. But anyway it has not happened .Sri Lankans did well.Now we have to target for 2015 world cup ,which will be played in Australia and New Zealand.

Sri Lanka hosts the 4th SAARC Conference on Sanitation

The 4th South Asian Conference on Santitation of SAARC countries started in Colombo yesterday. The 4-day conference which will be held up to 7th April was declared open by Sri Lanka’s Minister of Water Supply and Drainage Services Mr. Dinesh Gunawardene.

Sri Lanka: Lassana Flora, becomes South Asia’s first florist company to obtain ISO 9001:2008 certification

Lassana Flora recently obtained the prestigious ISO 9001:2008 certification, thus not only becoming Sri Lanka’s first, but also South Asia’s first florist company to be thus recognised.