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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Colombo Stock Indices greet “Avurudu” at Bourse

Colombo stock indices surged with the rise in Bukit Darah (BUKI) & Carsons Cumberbatch (CARS) on Tuesday the 12 April 2011. Most of the sector indices gained ahead of the Sinhala and Hindu New Year falling on the 14th of this week.

Teaching Methods Need Reforms – CBK In Dubai

During the Education without Borders world forum in Dubai in March, the former President stressed the need to employ technology in the education systems. Ms Kumaratunga said this will raise the standards of schools in rural areas of developing countries.

Political battle:Remarks over Indian Army-Madras High Court ordered notice to DMDK leader Vijayakanth

The Madras High Court has ordered notice to Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) leader Vijayakant on a petition seeking an enquiry into his remark during a press interview at Villupuram on March 24 and to withdraw the registration of his party under the Representation of People Act.

Blood is thicker than Water

The people of Burma especially the middle age person who had gone through the Burmese Socialist days clearly understands the psyche and rationale of the Burmese Generals who construe themselves that they are the only ones, that really love the country while the rest are parasites that does not harbour a pale of patriotism in them and hence it is their bounden historical duty to take power into their own hands.

Maldives breaking peg: IMF hails while opposition cry foul

The Maldivian government’s crucial decision on breaking its peg to the dollar saw the International Monetary Fund hailing the move, calling it a “bold step” whilst the country’s embattled main opposition denounced it holding separate protest rallies last night.

Bush-Obama administrations endeavored to cement US-Libya relations: Secret US diplomatic cables reveal

Based on a highly sensitive discussion a very senior Libyan official had with American ambassador to Libya Gene A. Cretz and other senior Foreign Service Officers, a classified diplomatic cable signed by the ambassador to the State Department dated 15 January 2009, disclosed by WikiLeaks, notes that the Libyan leader Colonel Qaddafi and his two sons were supportive of strengthening ties between the two nations while another group was skeptical of American ‘moves’.

Baidya elected chief of apex business body

Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has elected business entrepreneur Suraj Baidya as its new chief.

5 days holiday for Sri Lankans for the National New Year

Sri Lankans are enjoying a long holiday period due to the National New Year. This year Sri Lankans have 5 days of holiday from today for the National New Year which is the New Year of the Sinhala and Tamil people.

Minister Bathiudeen demanded the adulteration of Lanka tea stopped


Rishad Bathiudeen, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Industry and Commerce reiterated the importance on the proposed Iraq-Sri Lanka Trading Centre in Baghdad and expressed his serious concern over the adulteration Lankan Tea exported to Iraq.

Japan raises severity of n-disaster to highest level

Japan raised the severity of its nuclear disaster to the highest level on Tuesday, putting it on a par with the world's worst disaster nuclear accident at Chernobyl after another major aftershock rattled the quake-ravaged east.

Is US sincerely concerned?

It was reported in a foreign media that US is ‘deeply concerned’ about Israel settlement expansion. The same report adds that the State Department has issued a statement calling on Israel to halt settlement building in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Creative Economy for Sri Lanka: Understanding Global opportunities

This week Central bank presented its 2010 annual report. Deviating from the tradition of the report being brought to him by the Bank authorities, instead the President himself went to the Central Bank and received the 61st annual report of the Monetary Board from the Governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal.

Sri Lanka to be cautious on Indian Nuclear accidents; plans to sign MOU with India

As an emerging fast developing country and a leading economy in South Asia after a war torn era, the Sri Lankan government has recently decided to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government of India regarding possible nuclear accidents following a caution step that would prevent the 20 million populace spread over 65,000 square kilometer island nation from a future nuclear hazard.

'The Hindu' Employees Union Election: Many incumbent office-bearers reelected


The members of the "The Hindu Employees' Union re-elected the president office bearers with a huge margin of votes.

Thailand should think wisely to repatriate Burmese refugees

Thailand plans to close all refugee camps along its western border and send more than 100,000 Burmese back home now that a constitutional government has been installed in Burma, a news report emerging from Bangkok said on Monday.

Sri Lanka Rejects UN Expert Panel Report – "Flawed" & "Biased"

Sri Lanka has rejected the UN Expert Panel’s Report into the alleged war crimes committed during the final days of the 2009 offensive by the Sri Lankan Security Forces against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as "flawed" and "biased".


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