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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2646

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Royal Ceramics Managing Director Nimal Perera buys 13% stakes in Ascot

Royal Ceramic PLC Managing Director and Sri Lankan Billionaire Dhammika Perera’s financial and portfolio adviser Nimal Perera on 8 April increased his stake in Ascot Holdings (ASCO) from 7 % to 13%.

Sri Lanka: Nestle to expand its local Production

Nestle Lanka, a unit of Swiss-based Nestle, has invested rupees 560 million in inaugurating an expansion of its Malt Beverages line at their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Kurunegala, in central Sri Lanka.

Post-war- Foreign Policy

Peace has finally returned to the country following a long standing civil war. This fact now requires that we confront a challenge that has faced us for many decades. This challenge is a suitable foreign policy requiring strategic planning and must be implemented and monitored in a careful manner. It must both safeguard national interests and protect the sovereignty of the country.

Sri Lanka: Mahesh Amalean’s ‘Amante’ Lingerie selling high in India-Ajay Amalean

Three years after its launch in 2007, Sri Lanka’s Mahesh Amalean led MAS Holdings introduced ‘Amante’ Lingerie sales are growing at 40% in India according to Ajay Amalean.

NATO’s Mission in Libya: is it heading towards bliss or abyss?

On Friday, what had been veiled for some weeks, suddenly started revealing; NATO and the Libyan rebels who fight against Colonel Gaddafi with the aid of the former, are strange bedfellows, indeed.

Activist Hazare wins battle, ends fast over corruption

Waving tricolour and singing and dancing to the tunes of drums, people on Saturday made Jantar Mantar a carnival site as Gandhian Anna Hazare broke his fast after the government gave into activists’ demands on Lokpal Bill.

High Powered 30 member delegation from Czech Republic to visit Sri Lanka

On the initiative of the Consulate for the Czech Republic in Sri Lanka and with the support of Ministry of External Affairs in Sri Lanka, a high level delegation consisting approximately of 30 members representing the Public and the Private sectors from the Czech Republic will be visiting Sri Lanka from April,16 to 18.

Emergency for the Rajapaksas

Another emergency debate brought forth another apocryphal tale, to justify the unjustifiable. During the previous Emergency debate, the Prime Minister perorated portentously about Tiger training camps in Tamil Nadu, only to retract his words ignominiously, 24 hours later, in the face of strong Indian protests and denials. His colleagues, with barely concealed sniggers, indicated that the Prime Minister’s pronouncements need not be taken all that seriously!

Sri Lanka Cricket: Duleep Mendis to lead the New Selection Committee

Former Sri Lanka Skipper Duleep Mendis has been appointed by Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage as a new Selection Committee head for the Sri Lanka Cricket, the sources said.

Pak court adjourns trial of 26/11 terror accused

An anti-terrorism court on Saturday adjourned the trial of LeT's Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks till April 16 after hearing arguments on an application filed by defence lawyers to expedite the proceedings.

Dr Shurhozelie shrugs off Dr Jamir’s self eulogy; NPF confident of winning by-election

President of the ruling major Naga People’s Front (NPF) Dr Shurhozelie hinted that upcoming by-election in the 26 Aonglenden Assembly Constituency, where former Nagaland Chief Minister and ex-Goa and Maharashtra Governor Dr SC Jamir would be fighting as Congress candidate, would be a “tough one.”

Letter from America: Private Manning’s Treatment

Working late hours on Friday, the congressional and White House negotiators finally agreed on a plan to pay for U.S. government operations through the end of September while trimming $38.5 billion in spending. Lawmakers then approved a measure to keep the government running for a few more days while the details of the new spending plan are written into legislation. Actual approval of the deal is expected in the middle of next week.