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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

Monthly archive

Suresh Kalmadi arrested over bungling in CWG Baton’s Relay

Suresh Kalmadi was arrested on Monday by the CBI which questioned him over alleged irregularities in the conduct of Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) held in London in 2009. He has been charged with conspiracy and cheating.

LankaeNews journalist Shantha Wijeysooria arrested

Sri Lankan police yesterday arrested the Controversial LankaeNews journalist Shantha Wijeysooria at his office premises due to 'contempt of court', incident the Kirindiwela police said.

CSE Daily Stock Outlook: Market to witness low interest in Motor Stocks

The All Share Price Index dipped 111.3 points to close at 7,345.5 points whilst the Milanka Price Index dropped 91.8 points to close at 6,855.3 points on Monday the April 25. Market initiated the week witnessing a bristly decline during the day whilst both the indices ended in the red demonstrating the negative investor sentiment.

2G-Spectrum Scam: Include Karunanidhi's entire family in the case and withdraw operational license of 'Kalaignar TV'- Jayalalithaa urges

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu Ms J Jayalalithaa has urged the CBI to include entire family of the chief minister Karunanidhi in 2G Spectrum Scam.

49th World Congress of Int’l Hotels and Restaurants to be held in Kathmandu

International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IHRA) has said necessary preparations are underway to hold its 49th world congress in Kathmandu during the first week of December.

2G-Spectrum Scam Row: DMK's High Level Committee Meeting on Wednesday

The ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's(DMK) high-level committee will meet on Wednesday to discuss the further course of action in the wake of inclusion of party MP Kanimozhi's name in the supplementary charge sheet filed by the CBI in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

Royal Wedding 2011: Countdown Started for the Big Day

After a lengthy Easter break, Britain is bracing itself for the biggest celebratory event of the century. Prince William, the second-in-line to the British Throne is going to marry his university sweetheart, Catherine Middleton – Kate – at Westminster Abbey on Friday.

The United Nations has today made public the advisory panel report on Sri Lanka

The United Nations has today made public the advisory report of the Secretary-General's Panel of Experts on accountability with respect to the final stages of the decades-long armed conflict in Sri Lanka, which was submitted to him on 12 April 2011. The decision to release the report was made as a matter of transparency and in the broader public interest.

Ban Ki Moon publishes his report on Sri Lanka and ends his hopes for a second term

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has published his advisory panel report on Sri Lanka, and along with it, ended his hopes for a second term in office. It is now inconceivable that Russia and China would support his candidature for a second term considering that he has bowed to US and Western pressure, ignoring their requests at least to await the publication of Sri Lanka’s own LLRC report prior to releasing his advisory panel report.

Week Start With Negative Trend At Colombo Bourse

Colombo all sector indices saw a downturn amidst continued lackluster investor participation on Monday the 25 April 2011. Decline in blue chip stocks reversed the positive momentum of Milanka Price Index (MPI) which was witnessed towards the end of last week. Most of the positive contributors were illiquid stocks.

Al-Qaeda warns of nuclear hellstorm if Laden held or killed

Al-Qaeda terrorists have threatened to unleash a "nuclear hellstorm" on the West if their leader and world's most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden is nabbed.

2G Spectrum scam: Kanimozhi charge sheeted, summoned

In a move that could possibly impact on Congress-DMK relations, the CBI has charge sheeted M. Karunanidhi’s daughter and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi in the 2G Spectrum scam.

Sri Lanka: Mini poll in June

Sri Lanka government sources said that the postponed elections of the 101 local government bodies are to be held in the midweek of June.

Sri Lanka acquires patent rights for 5 Nano-technology products

A Sri Lankan private-public sector partnership has been able to acquire five international patents in nanotechnology in its first year of operations in a drive to commercially exploit the technology.

Sri Lanka's IT related laws create confusion for business community

Maintaining documentation electronically via computer is not unusual in most developed countries due to its involvement of low cost, less storage space for storing and the availability of facilities to enter into contracts even without meeting or having a conversation with each other from different parts of the world.

Countering the Distorted Picture of Sri Lanka in the West

A multicultural show in Toronto for the Sinhala Tamil New Year drew a large crowd of people from all communities of Sri Lankan background.

Sri Lanka raises vehicle import taxes

Sri Lanka has imposed new excise duty for all imported hybrid vehicles and petrol vehicles, Deputy Director General of Customs Ajantha Dias told Asian Tribune.

SL Land Reclamation Commission to acquire un-utilized land to make productive

Sources in the Sri Lanka Land Reform Commission say that many lands handed over by the government to various companies especially regional plantation companies are not being utilized for agricultural purposes.