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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Indian Bank to open three more branches in Sri Lanka by 2012

Apart from its two exiting bank branches in Jaffna and Colombo, Chennai based Indian Bank is hoping to open up three more branches in Sri Lanka by the end of the financial year 2012.

Bhutan agrees to resume bilateral talks to resolve refugee problem

Bhutan has agreed to resume Ministerial Joint Committee talk that has been stalled since 2003 with Nepal to resolve the protracted Bhutanese refugee problem.

Prolonged election process fix the government to standstill: Karunanidhi accuses

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has said that the state government had come to standstill due to the prolonged election process.

Sri Lanka to revolutionize the Pension Schemes to Increase Domestic Savings - Central Bank

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank says the government’s proposed private sector pension scheme is a form of social security which not only provides financial security and stability to the members of the scheme but also it will contribute to raise the level of National savings.

Actg. High Commissioner calls on Sri Lankan expatriates to help reconciliation through amity and friendship


The High Commission of Sri Lanka in London celebrated Sinhala Tamil New Year today, 15 April, at the High Commission, with a simple ceremony. The staff as well as the Sri Lankan expatriates and British nationals who had come to obtain consular services were also invited to join.

Sri Lanka: Bank of Ceylon gets Rs.19.25 billion syndicated term loan from Mid East

Mashreq, one of the United Arab Emirates’ leading financial institutions, along with partner banks including Doha Bank, Habib Bank Limited and United Bank Limited has recently facilitated a syndicated term loan for Sri Lanka's largest state bank, Bank of Ceylon (BOC) for the tune of Rs.19.25 billion or US $ 175 Million facility that has a tenor of one year.

Rights activist Binayak Sen granted bail: No sedition case

The Supreme Court on Friday granted bail to civil rights activist Binayak Sen, who has been sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of sedition and for having links with Naxalites.

Sri Lanka receives back full Member Union status from International Rugby Board

Sri Lanka’s Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) had been restored to full International Rugby Board Member (IRB) Union status recently. The move has come in to effect as Sri Lanka is yet to play in the HSBC Asian 5 Nations Top 5 in 2011.

Jagan Reddy declares Rs 365 crore assets

Former MP and president of newly-floated YSR Congress Party Y S Jaganmohan Reddy is perhaps one of the richest politicians in India, with declared assets of Rs 365 crore. In 2009, Jagan had declared assets of Rs 77 crore.

Sri Lanka president to tour Bangladesh

Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa will tour Bangladesh from (18 th ) next Monday to Friday on the invitation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, says the President Media Office.

Arab Spring

A stirring and stunning upheaval in the Arab states is taking place from the Maghreb to the Gulf. United by race, religion, geography and history they who had defeated the armies of the Roman Empire at the great battles of Yarmouk (AD 636), and then the Crusaders, set up an magnificent civilisation that conquered a quarter of Europe.

Make sure the safety of the EVM's in Counting Centres:Jayalalithaa urges EC


The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo and former chief minister Ms Jayalalithaa has urged the Election Commission to safe guard the Electronic Voting Machines at the Counting Centres for another one month. The counting will be held on May 13.

Pakistan embassy staffer shot at capital

In a fresh series of violence in the capital city, an unidentified group of armed assailants on Thursday shot at an official at Pakistan embassy in Kathmandu, leaving him critically injured.

Professor Rohan Gunaratne has questioned the UN General Secretary’s authority to appoint a committee on Sri Lanka

The head of the research division on political violence and terrorism of the Nunyan Technology University of Singapore, Professor Rohan Gunaratne has questioned on the legality of the Secretary General of the United Nation to appoint a committee to inquire in to about Sri Lanka.


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