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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2397

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Nepal PM inducts 12 ministers in the cabinet

Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal on Monday evening inducted five full ministers and seven state ministers from his own party, CPN-UML, as he continues to struggle for giving full shape to his nearly two and half month old cabinet.

TN elections 2011: High Voltage Campaign Ends while Karunanidhi winds up in Tiruvarur, Jayalalithaa at Chennai

The nineteen days high voltage election campaign by the political parties running to the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu ended up on Monday evening. Polling will be held on Wednesday.

Short week starts with gains at Colombo Bourse

Continuation of momentum witnessed in the last couple of days assisted the Colombo stock indices to record marginal gains on a yet another thin- volume day on Monday the 11 April 2011.

Appeal to UNSG: Leave Sri Lanka Alone

As grateful and longstanding friends of Sri Lanka, we Palestinians express our deepest concern over the repeated attempts made by Secretary General of UN Ban – Ki – Moon in association with U.S. State Department to launch a war crime probe against Sri Lanka. We also vehemently condemn any such attempt as we are fully convinced that no such crimes were committed by the government of Sri Lanka during its war against the most ruthless terrorist organization in the world.

Libya issue to figure at five-nation summit in China, PM joining meet

The volatile situation in Libya and some other countries in that region, which has caused "uncertainty" with regard to energy supplies and prices, is expected to be discussed at a five-nation summit to be attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in China.

Sri Lanka: Despite the 27 billion rupee fine, Standard Chartered still on the stable outlook - Report

Fitch Ratings Lanka has today said that Standard Chartered Bank, Sri Lanka Branch's 'AAA(lka)' National Long-term rating will not be affected by the 27 billion rupee fine imposed by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka's one quarter of GDP goes for relief

Sri Lankan Ministry of Social Service revealed that 23 percent of economy in the country or GDP is spent to provide relief to masses which are included disabled, school children and the elderly among those who receive relief.

India to take legal action against pharmaceutical companies blacklisted by Sri Lanka

India has recently said that it will take legal action against Indian pharmaceutical companies that had been blacklisted by Sri Lanka for violating procedures and supplying sub standard drugs.

Visit www.sltime.org for Sri Lanka’s standard time


Sri Lanka has announced its standard time at midnight yesterday (11), the government, making it mandatory to display it as the official time of the country, an official said.

Kashmir shut in protest

Kashmir remained shut for the third consecutive day on Monday following a strike call given by hard line faction of Hurriyat Conference over the Jammu and Kashmir government's order to issue Dogra certificate to residents of Jammu region.

Sri Lanka: NARA to acquire a new ship from Taiwan for sea exploration

With a view of conducting sea explorations and surveys Sri Lanka National Aquatic Resources Agency (NARA) is hoping to acquire a multi-functional research vessel.

UNP National Organizer Daya Gamage?

Several UNP seniors are promoting an idea among the party’s Working Committee members that Eastern Provincial Councilor Opposition Leader Daya Gamage should be appointed national organizer of the UNP as a solution to end the battle for the position brewing between Ravi Karunanayake and Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Sirikotha sources told the Asian Tribune.

Sri Lanka: Public Enterprises Reform is essential - Central bank


Sri Lanka’s Central Bank realizing the year 2010 annual report yesterday, has stressed the importance of necessary reforms to the institutional framework of key public enterprises to operate them more efficiently and in a commercially sustainable way to reflect market conditions.


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