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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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Sri Lanka: UNP Sajit supporters lost their powers

Several Senior office bearers of the Sri Lanka’s main Opposition United National Party has lost their positions at the yesterday’s Working Committee meeting , the party statement revealed.

Ban sought on film showing Goa as drug, sex haven

A new Hindi film that shows the tourist paradise Goa in a poor light and its people as drug addicts and women as easily available commodity, has stirred a strong protest with a call for ban on its release.

Colombo Stock Market takes a dip

Colombo Stock Indices declined amidst low turnover levels on Wednesday the 6 April 2011. With the festive season approaching activity levels are likely to be modest next week as well according to brokers. “Illiquid stocks are again affecting indices in the absence of robust investor participation” brokers further added.

Top five leaders of armed group in police net

Police have arrested top five leaders of a little-known armed outfit called Nepal Communist Party Bidrohi Maobadi along with a huge cache of arms and explosives.

Lanka e-news news editor released on personal bail

Sri Lanka’s Controversial Lanka e-news website news editor Bennet Rupasinghe has been released on a personal bail of 300,000 rupees and a cash bail of 10,000 rupees by the Kaduwela Magistrate, J. de Alwis today.

We are persuading Sri Lanka to change their constitution – Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi’s imperious statement has to be taken in context as she and other Union and State politicians are all in the midst of campaigning in the Tamil Nadu State election, and they will all flog even the dead horse that the Sri Lankan Tamil issue has become for an overwhelming number of people in Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lankan Minister refutes baseless allegations

The government has already relaxed several Emergency Regulations and certain regulations are still required to ensure peace and harmony in the country.

Sri Lanka- Rs 2100 Million to provide free school uniforms in 2012

Sri Lanka is to allocate 2100.00 million rupees for free distribution of school uniforms to school students and robe material for the student monks in Pirivenas, says Minister of Education Bandula Gunewardena.

Social activist Hazare bid to stir nation’s conscience on corruption

Social activist Anna Hazare, who entered the second day of his indefinite fast, on Wednesday slammed the Congress for "misleading" the people by dubbing his agitation as unnecessary and premature.

In The Pursuit Of Healthy Happiness

Since times immemorial, the human race has sought health, happiness and wealth —not necessarily in that order. Wars have been fought and lives have been lost due to the overwhelming desire of possessing them.

IMF happy with Sri Lanka economic performance

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the sixth review of Sri Lanka’s economic performance under the US$ 2.6 billion standby facility arrangement, enabling the immediate disbursement of about US$ 218.3 million, bringing the total disbursements under the arrangement to about US$ 1.75 billion.

British High Commissioner to promote bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and the UK

“A key part of my job is to promote bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and the UK and the deep South offers many exciting new commercial opportunities” says British High Commissioner, John Rankin said, during his three day visit to the Southern Province.

Burma needs to erase the dictatorial traditions

Burma's military regime has been publicly dissolved, according to state televisions and newspapers, after the country swore in a new president on 30 March.

Sri Lankan youths disinterest for agriculture is the big challenge for the sector- Minister of Agriculture

The Government should develop the local agriculture sector to face the future global food crisis, says the Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Sri Lanka: Launching of the 06th chapter of Mahawansa

Sri Lanka has appointed Professor Wimal G Balagalle as the Editor in Chief of the 06th chapter of Mahawansa, says Cultural Minister T.B Ekanayake.

Court against State arming people to fight Maoists

The Supreme Court on Wednesday disapproved the idea of arming local people to counter Maoists and sought an explanation from the Chhattisgarh government for creating an anti-Naxal armed group of special police officers — Koya Commandos.

Sri Lanka and Montenegro established formal diplomatic relations

Sri Lanka and Montenegro established formal diplomatic relations. Dr. Palitha T.B. Kohona, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations signed the Joint Communiqué on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka, while his counterpart, Mr. Milorad Scepanoric signed for the Montenegro side.

26/11 wounds have not healed yet, says Nirupama Rao

Though it has re-engaged with Pakistan on a wide range of issues that need to be addressed, India has said the wounds of Mumbai terror attack have not healed as yet and stressed on Islamabad taking with "utmost seriousness" its request for voice samples of the 26/11 accused.