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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Sri Lanka: Osman Kassim’s Expolanka gets nod for IPO

One of the oldest business figures in Sri Lanka, Osman Kassim led Expolanka Holdings Ltd (EXPO) has received the approval from Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) to raise Rs.2.4 billion through an Initial Public Offering (IPO).

TN Elections ends in a peaceful manner: Abnormal and historical polling of 83%

General Election for state assembly in Tamil Nadu ended in a peaceful manner on Wednesday. But people abnormally turn out to the 5000 odd polling booths in the state and created a history of 83% casted their votes.

IPL Issue: Sri Lanka Cricket to send new team to England unless players not return to country before May 05th

Sri Lanka sports authorities has decided to tour new team to England, if Eight Lankan players who are currently involved in the Indian Premier League tournament are not return to Sri Lanka for training ahead of next month's tour of England.

High Level Probe Team to investigate into attack against newly-appointed minister

Amid mounting pressure from various quarters to book the guilty involved in attacking newly appointed minister for energy Gokarna Bista with sharp weapons, police have formed a high level investigation team led by the chief of Crime Investigation Bureau (CIB) DIG Rajendra Singh Bhandari to investigate into the incident.

Supreme Court quashed the election of Congress MLA in TN: AIADMK Candidates petition allowed

Even as Congress MLA P. Veldurai is contesting from Radhapuram Assembly constituency in the Wednesday's poll, the Supreme Court has set aside his 2006 election from Cheranmahadevi constituency.

Heavy turnout in Assembly polls in TN, Puducherry, Kerala

High turnout of voters in elections in India is generally taken as an indicator of public desire for change of government. If that criteria were to be taken seriously, there will be new governments in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala.

New Year messages: Post War Great New year expectations from Sri Lanka president & Prime Minister

This New Year will help bring a renewal in spirit and new expectations to the people about future progress. President Mahinda Rajapaksa said in a New Year message.

Spectrum case: CBI opposes bail for corporate honchos

The CBI on Wednesday opposed the bail plea of five corporate honchos, who appeared as accused after being named in the chargesheet in the 2G Spectrum scam case, in a Delhi court saying that from being "suspects" they have become "accused".

'Building capacity, redressing neglect' on harm reduction

The 22nd International Harm Reduction Conference took place in Beirut Lebanon during April 3-7, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region where it faces diverse and rapidly changing patterns of drug, tobacco and alcohol use.

Sri Lanka’s Media Media Minister calls on Sri Lankans to commemorate the war heroes on the New Year day

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Mass Media and Information Mr. Keheliya Rambukwella issuing a message on the New Year has said that while enjoying the grandeurs of the New Year, all Sri Lankans should firmly resolve to assist for strengthening the development process of the Nation and should not forget to commemorate our war heroes who sacrificed their life and limbs to create the atmosphere for enjoying the New Year peacefully.

EU to Renew Economic Sanctions Against Burma & Call For An End To Impunity

European Union (EU) Foreign Ministers agreed to renew economic sanctions on Burma for another year when they met to decide the EU’s Burma policy yesterday. They also agreed new measures aimed at promoting dialogue with the regime in Burma.

Mock Drills conducted at Stella Hr. Sec. School

A mock drill to meet the eventualities in case of natural calamities like earthquakes was successfully conducted in the Stella Higher Secondary school here at Kohima yesterday by the Civil Defence and Home Guards along with District Mobile SAR Team.

The US policy of targeted killings by drones

Unmanned drones were first used by the US military in Kosovo and Bosnia Herzegovina for surveillance purpose. Currently drones are being employed against combatant civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.