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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2552

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In His Time

As I mused over the gospel song of “In His Time, He makes all things beautiful in His time.” nostalgia caught me up at the time of the Burmese New Year, Thingyan.

Report of “Three Stooges” and the national responsibility of Sri Lankans

The incessant efforts being made by the Western countries to uphold their hegemony over the world make developing countries to suffer untold hardships. Their neo-colonialist and neo-imperialist schemes make their much pronounced democracy a hollow concept as they themselves do not care this concept when it come into conflict with their economic interests, and install rogue regimes in countries deposing democratically elected governments.

Sri Lanka: Court order to arrest Editor of Lanka e-News web site sadaruwan Senadeera

Sri Lanka’s Magistrate Court has directed the Police to arrest and produce the controversial Editor of Lanka e-News website sadaruwan Senadeera before the courts on alleged charges of publishing a false web report.

High time for Religions to come together to ‘Deliver the world from evil’

From the inception of mankind, it had increasingly been shown that they are more inclined to be evil than good as the manmade disasters and killings are growing more and more, while unheeded and relentlessly religions blare in their own way preaching how man should be good and how they should rid evil.

State Minister for Finance Dr Lama tenders resignation

The newly-appointed State Minister for Finance Dr Lharkyal Lama on Thursday tendered resignation from the post amid controversies surrounding his identity, passports and his character.

No public tolerance for corruption: Dr. Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday announced that India was soon going to ratify the United Nations Convention on Corruption. He said that there was a growing feeling in public that laws and system were not effective in dealing with corruption.

Milanka Price Index closes in green in Colombo

Colombo All Share Price Index (ASPI) continued to dip while the more sensitive Milanka Price Index (MPI) recorded gains amidst buying witnessed in some blue chip stocks.

UN Secretary General's Experts Panel Reportt: Fundamentally flawed, Don’t publish it- Prof. G.L.Peiris

Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister Professor G.L. Peiris today said that United Nations Experts Panel report is fundamentally flawed, therefore he requested the UN not to take any action to publish it.

Black money: Is there only one man, court asks Govt

"Were government agencies sleeping all these years on the issue of black money," was how the Supreme Court on Thursday said while criticising Centre's probe restricting to an individual and being evasive about the idea of an investigation by the special investigating team.

Sri Lanka Ruhunu University student death Commission report handed over to the President

The report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into matters relating to the death of Ruhunu University student Susantha Anura Bandara was handed over to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa by Justice D.J. de S. Balapatabadi at Temple Trees today (21).

VC Uva University appreciates funding young talent

The need for funds and support for new inventors who are hard at work to turn their innovations into marketable products should be recognized said Chandra Embuldeniya, Vice Chancellor, Uwa Wellassa University at the press conference organized by the British Council in partnership with Hong kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd (HSBC) to announce the “Business Plan Contest”.

Sri Lanka: Asia Securities opens its 12 Branch

Asia Securities (Pvt) Limited, the former No.1 ranked Stock Brokering Company in Sri Lanka; and the largest stock trade executing broker in the country recently opened up their 12 branch at Wennapuwa.

A peep into chequered political history of Pakistan

When Pakistan came into being in August 1947, there were good about 23% who had not voted for Pakistan. These included religious elements including Jamaat-e-Islami, National Awami Party led by Ghaffar Khan in Frontier and Khan of Kalat in Balochistan.

Islamic Finance catching up the world

Salient characteristics of Islamic finance are Establishing Shariah compliance mechanism; Issue guidelines on prudential issues & addresses the unique characteristics of Islamic financial contracts, ensuring a level playing field, indicated Ms Yvette Fernando, Director, Bank Supervision , Central Bank speaking on “Regulatory framework for Islamic Financial Institutions” at a conference on Islamic Banking and Finance held in Colombo and also the discussions were centered on how best Sri Lanka could be positioned to capture a slot in this fast growing market.

Russian Ambassador in Sri Lanka flays UNSG for appointing a panel without UN sanctions

The Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka Mr. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov said that when Sri Lanka is healing its wounds after the 3 decades of conflict, the United Nations should render its assistance and should not complicate the reconciliation process.

Hambantota Commonwealth Games village could learn from London Olympic Village

The London Olympic Village is almost complete ahead of time and the entire project was handled by a committee that do not have any power on paper, but this committee is responsible for the completion of the London Olympic Village project.