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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Canadian Tamils for Peace and Democracy (CaTpad) opposes UN Panel Report as interfering in Srilankas internal affairs

The Canadian Tamils for Peace and Democracy opposes the intervention of UN in the internal affairs of Srilanka and rejects the UN Panel report. Rather than recommending to improve the reconciliation and rehabilitation process in Srilanka, the UN panel has strengthen the morale of Terrorist and separatist elements outside and within Srilanka discouraging the efforts taken by the Government of Srilanka for a reconciliation.

CSE Daily Stock Outlook: Hot stocks to see renewed interest

On Tuesday the 19 April 2011 Colombo’s All Share Price Index (ASPI) dipped 72.6 points to close at 7,475.2 points (-1.0%), whilst the liquid Milanka Price Index (MPI) also dipped significant 93.9 points to close at 7,038.7 points (-1.3%). The total turnover was Rs.1.39 billion versus 12-months average daily turnover of Rs.2.86 billion and the volume traded for the day was 51.22 million against the 12-months average daily volume of 93.55 million.

Indian-American’s book on cancer wins Pulitzer

Indian-American physician Siddhartha Mukherjee's acclaimed book on cancer, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, has won the prestigious 2011 Pulitzer prize in the general non-fiction category.

Sri Lank’s 2nd International Airport to become operation by end of next year

Laying of the foundation stone for the passenger terminal of Sri Lanka’s 2nd International Airport at Mattala in Hambanthota district will take place on the 25th of this month with the participation of the Hambantota district Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa.

Govt to downsize public, civil servants; Cabinet finalises incentives for voluntary leavers

The Maldives Cabinet yesterday decided to offer incentives and financial support for government and civil servants leaving their jobs voluntarily.

Sri Lankan Airlines recruit Cabin Crew from villages

SriLankan Airlines has launched a programme to recruit for rewarding careers as cabin crew. Airline officials said thousands of young women flocked to the recruitment centres in towns such as Tissamaharama and Tangalle, hoping for a chance for an international career and lifestyle that few in Sri Lanka ever have the opportunity to achieve.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba suffering from multi-organ dysfunction - Medical report reveals

Even though the lacks and lacks of devotees praying for a speedy recovery of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, his health condition became critical. According to a medical report, Baba is suffering from multi-organ dysfunction.

Sri Lanka President returns with sacred hair relic

Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse has returned to the country this Morning after concluding the successful 3 day official visit to Bangladesh.

Two sitting lawmakers arrested on charge of misusing red passports

Police have arrested two sitting lawmakers Gayatri Sah and Bishwanath Prasad Yadav on charges of misusing and tampering with their red passports.

Sri Lankan Tamils cause: Young Engineer self-immolated in Tirunelveli-Vaiko condoles

Allegedly opposing the Sri Lankan government’s brutal attack on Tamils in the island nation, a young engineer from a poor family of a sleepy hamlet in Tirunelveli district immolated himself on Monday.

Selling pressure weighs on Colombo Stock Indices

Colombo Stock Indices took a downturn amidst selling pressure creeping in on Tuesday the 19 April 2011. Profit taking was witnessed in the stocks which made gains in previous few weeks. Turnover also remained relatively low.

Floods play havoc once again in Sri Lanka

Heavy rains play havoc once again in many districts of Sri Lanka. Director General of Irrigation Department Dr.G.G.A.Godaliyadda said several tanks and reservoirs in six districts are overflowing at present due to torrential rains.

Controversial Kannada film actress Ramya joins Congress: Her nude videos and blue films in net

Kannada film heroine Ramya, who has been in the news recently for a spat with a producer, has tweeted that she had joined the Congress party.

New captain………………

The new captain has been selected by the interim selectors of the interim SLC board of control have announced. We wonder whether the captain also will be an interim captain since the word ‘interim’, we note, has become permanently associated with SLC for number of years.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa now ranked 4th in TIME 100 poll

Since Asian Tribune’s exclusive report on Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa leading among global political leaders in much popular TIME Magazine’s ‘TIME 100’ most influential people vote, now President Rajapaksa has reach the No.4 becoming the most influential leader in the 21st century.

Elections 2011: Provide Paramilitary forces during counting of votes-Jayalalithaa urges EC

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Ms J Jayalalithaa has urged the Election Commission(EC) to take sufficient safeguard measures including deploying Central Paramilitary Forces(CRPF) during counting of votes on May 13 and videograph the entire process.

To call Dalit by caste is an offence, says court

Calling a Dalit by his caste with a view to insulting him or her is an offence under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities Act), the Supreme Court has ruled, upholding the conviction of two persons in Tamil Nadu.

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh signs five Memorandum of Understandings

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh yesterday signed five memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on agriculture, education, livestock, information, and commerce cooperation.

Singapore to have fresh elections in May

Singapore’s President dissolved Parliament on Tuesday, triggering a general election in which the ruling party will seek to extend its sixth decade in power.