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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2429

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More Tamil recruits to the Sri Lanka police

Sri Lanka police has started fresh interviews in Vavuniya, Mannar, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts to recruit Tamil youths to the Sri Lanka police service, the Department said.

The flip side of Ban Ki-moon's Report

Whether the UN releases the full report or decides to make amendments to it, what has resulted is nothing that the UN or Western interests would have desired. Their strategies may have worked in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Egypt and now in Libya but these game plans have not worked in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka; Chilaw Finance to list its shares by way of an introduction

Followed by Sri Lanka’s financial market regulator Central Bank’s directive to list all finance companies operating in Sri Lanka on Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), Chilaw Finance Limited, has recently has obtained the approval from CSE to list its shares by way of an introduction.

Lalin’s Column: Not this time David

Kumar David (KD) in his normal jaundiced style that supports his theories on SL that he calls GOSL (as though anyone had heard of GOUSA, GOUK, GOB, GOD, GOT GOW GOZ) in order that something now in the dust bin called the LTTE could be re cycled.

Tamed Digvijay says no Congress hurdle in Hazare mission

Congress leader Digvijay Singh, in the thick of a controversy over his remarks on the Bhushans and Justice Santosh Hegde, on Friday said the Congress and the government were in no way connected with the alleged smear campaign against civil society representatives and would not hamper the work of the joint committee to draft the Lokpal Bill.

Motorola helps setting up a Library and a Computing centre for Sri Lanka’s Remote School

The library and Computing Centre funded by Motorola Solutions Foundation and built with the assistance from parents & teachers of a remote Sri Lanka rural school Bamunugama Vidyalaya in Yapahuwa electorate was recently declared opened by Cabinet Minister for Cultural & Art Affairs T .B Ekanayake and Motorola Software R&D centre Director and Sri Lanka Country Manager Anuradha Tennakoon .

Activist Binayak Sen gets South Korean human rights award

Civil Rights activist Binayak Sen, recently freed on bail by the Supreme Court in a sedition case, has been honoured with the 2011 Gwangju Prize for human rights, South Korea's most prestigious award for those working on peace, democracy and justice in Asia.

New Book: A Step by Step Guide to Doing Business in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’ Central Bank has released the revised edition of the publication titled “A Step by Step Guide to Doing Business in Sri Lanka”.

2G-Spectrum Scam: CBI all set to file charge sheet against Karunanidhi's wife and daughter

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is all set to charge sheet the wife of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and his daughter Kanimozhi in the 2G spectrum scam case on April 25.

Sri Lanka Governor meets Dr.Arvind Virmani of IMF

The Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund Dr Arvind Virmani recently paid a courtesy call on Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka on at the Governor’s Office of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

Burma needs to call off immediately Unjust Laws and Orders

An alliance of democratic political parties – Friends of Democratic Parties – pushed the new President Thein Sein’s government to start putting into practice the promises he made in his inauguration speech without delay.

SL War Crimes:Initiate trial against Mahinda Rajapaksa-Jayalalithaa urges

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa has demanded that the government take 'immediate steps' to make Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa stand trial for alleged war crimes during the conflict between the Lankan armed forces and the LTTE following a UN report.

Gujarat cop alleges Modi link in 2002 riots

The post-Godhra riots have come to haunt Narendra Modi with a senior IPS officer alleging that the Gujarat Chief Minister had allowed Hindus to "vent their anger" during the 2002 clashes.

Krishna wraps up three-day visit to Nepal

Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna on Friday wrapped up his three-day official visit to Nepal.