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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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Sri Lanka and Czech Republic to start direct flights

The Czech Republic and Sri Lanka have focused attention to start direct flights between the two countries in a recent move followed by a meeting with Czech Republic ambassador in Sri Lanka Mileslow Swazec and Sri Lankan Prime Minister D.M Jayarathna on April 19.

DMK government disturbing Law and Order in the state: Jayalalithaa accuses

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has accused that the DMK government disturbing law and order in the state and appealed to the Election Commission of India(ECI) to take all steps to protect it.

Sri Lanka's large scale hydropower project Upper Kothmale to be completed soon

The construction of Sri Lanka's last large scale hydropower project - Upper Kohmale is progressing as per the latest revelation from island nation’s Ministry of Power and Energy.

CSE daily Stock Outlook: Market to pick up by less listed and unpopular share rallies

The Colombo’s All Share Price Index (ASPI) on 20 April 2011 closed at 7,474.50 points, dropped 0.01% by 0.66 points and the Milanka Price Index (MPI) fell 0.11% by 7.63 points closing at 6,937.16 points.

TN CM Karunanidhi files two defamation cases against Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has filed two defamation cases against the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa for her statement against him.

Krishna takes up Maoist protests against Indian joint ventures

India has expressed concern over Maoist protest activities against Indian joint ventures in Nepal.

Sathya Saibaba's health is critical: Additional police force deployed in Puttaparthi

Authorities of the Andhra Pradesh state police on Wednesday sent additional police force to Puttaparthi town as the condition of spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba deteriorated.

Academics, politicians, and religious leaders condemn UNSG’s panel report on Sri Lanka

Intellectuals and religious leaders of Sri Lanka fervently emphasize on the need to take strong action at diplomatic level to respond to the baseless report of the illegal committee appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Portugal, Russia and China strongly objected for listing the UN Experts Panel Report on Sri Lanka to the Security Council

Portugal along with Russia and China had strongly objected at the Security Council meeting, when it met on the 18 of April, for mentioning about the UN Secretary General’s Experts Panel on Accountability Report on Sri Lanka.

Illiquid stocks fever continues at Colombo Bourse

Colombo stocks Indices were stagnant on Wednesday the 20 April 2011 as turnover continued to be disappointing. Selling pressure on some blue chip stocks were subdued with buyers coming in. However, illiquid stocks continued to impress investors.

Sonia Gandhi to Hazare: “I do not support smear campaign”

Congress President Sonia Gandhi in a virtual snub to overzealous party leaders who have launched a smear campaign against Anna Hazare has said she did not approve of such measures.

Bloody violence in Nigeria after reelection of Goodluck Jonathan

Police in northern Nigeria have arrested hundreds of people after deadly protests in opposition strongholds in the mostly Muslim north following President Goodluck Jonathan's election victory, media reports said.

A glaring double standard

Ban Ki Moon has proved beyond anyone’s doubt that he is nothing but a puppet on string in the hands of US and its Western allies. The UNSG is being manipulated by these masters according to their whim and fancy.

Sri Lanka named 16-man squad for the England tour

Sri Lanka’s 12th test Cricket captain T.M. Dilshan said today in Colombo that all the Sri Lankan players who are now participating in the Indian Premier League tournament will return to the country before May 5th to represent the country in upcoming English tour.

Sri Lanka’s telephone density has surpassed the population density

Communication is a field that has shown a vast development during the last six years. Telephone was a luxury in the past and there was a time that Parliamentarians used to offer a telephone line for public use in a cubicle or outside their houses and considered it as a valuable service they provide for their constituents, even though they were not footing the bill from their own pocket.

Palestinian Christians Barred From Holy Sites On Easter

While the world Catholic and Christian Orthodox leaders keep silent Christians in the Holy Land of Palestine will face yet another period of sorrow, agony and desperation when they are once again denied free access to the holy shrines in Jerusalam during this Easter as in the past years.

No decision yet on cricket diplomacy with Pakistan: Nirupama Rao

No decision has been taken on 'resumption' of cricket ties with Pakistan, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said on Wednesday in the backdrop of reports that Indian cricket team may tour that country early next year.

Sri Lanka minister says UN Expert Panel bribed by LTTE Diaspora funds: UNP ask immediate internal investigation

Sri Lanka's Minister Wimal Weerawansa said today in Colombo that according to information received by him , the LTTE supporting Tamil Diaspora had bribed the members of the UN panel using LTTE funds.