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

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Sri Lanka Bank of Ceylon subsidiary Property Developers reveal hydropower investment

Property Development PLC (PDL) an over 60% owned subsidiary of state owned Bank of Ceylon (BOC) recently revealed in its financials, that it has ventured in to hydropower through acquiring a majority stake in Koladeniya Hydropower.

Joint Lanka-Mexican business partnerships will open North American markets - Minister Bathiudeen

Joint business partnerships between Mexican and Sri Lankan companies will help accessing the difficult North American markets. Identifying Focal Points of Representation for Trade in Mexico and in Sri Lanka will be a step in this direction, says Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce.

Green Hiker Green Planet Campaign organized to highlight climate change impact on Himalayas

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have jointly organized the Green Hiker Green Planet campaign from April 18 to 21 to highlight the impact of global climate change on the Himalayas.

CWG scam: Kalmadi remanded to CBI custody for eight days

Sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi, arrested on charges of cheating, conspiracy and corruption in connection with awarding some Games contracts, was on Tuesday remanded in CBI custody for eight days by a Delhi Court for custodial interrogation.

LankaeNews Staff have begun to vacate their services

The Staff of the Sri Lanka’s controversial web site LankaeNews have begun to vacate their services due to fear of life , said its journalists.

UN system needs a major overhaul

Yasser Arafat once attended to address the General Assembly of the United Nations with an olive branch in his hand. I was puzzled as a school boy as to what an olive branch got to do with the UN. The school master showed us an emblem of the UNO and said the UN emblem shows the world being held in the olive branches of peace.

Darusman report exposes its LTTE bias and Sri Lanka’s failure to counter LTTE propaganda

The LTTE began as a Tamil liberation movement and eventually became the most disciplined and most nationalist of the Tamil militant groups, emerging as the dominant force espousing a separatist agenda in the mid-1980s. – Darusman Report commissioned by the UN Secretary General

Royal Wedding 2011: Trees Arrive at Westminster Abbey for Living Forest

With just three days to go before the big day, Kate, the Princess-to-be, was spotted driving down her village in Berkshire with her sister Pippa. Both appeared to be relaxed and comfortable with paparazzi, who have been following their every single move as if they were under a contractual obligation for the troublesome ritual.

Indian Coast guard arrested 15 SL fishermen: Illegally fishing in Indian Waters

The Coast Guard team has arrested 15 Sri Lankan fishermen found illegally fishing in Indian waters in the early hours of Monday.

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank takes steps to counter economic allegations in Darusman Report.

Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka Ajith Nivard Cabral has said that steps have been taken to enlighten the international community through the Sri Lankan Embassies overseas to counter allegations being leveled on the Sri Lankan economy in the Darusman Report which had been prepared on the instigations of the LTTE-rump and certain western countries revengeful about vanquishing the scourge of terrorism from this country.

Court relief for airline passengers: Development fee quashed

In a major relief for airline passengers, the Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed levying of Airport Development Fee (ADF) by private airport developers in Delhi and Mumbai on international and domestic passengers.

Sai Baba's funereal today: PM Manmohan singh and Sonia pays homage

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday paid homage to Satya Sai Baba at Puttaparthi on Tuesday evening.

Sri Lanka’s Mattala Airport Passenger Terminal : Foundation stone laid

The Foundation stone for the construction of main Passenger Terminal of Sri Lanka’s second International Airport at Mattala (in Hambantota District) was recently laid by Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa.

Sri Lankan Airlines to acquire 7 more aircraft this year

In President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s vision of making Sri Lanka an Aviation Hub in its march towards becoming the ‘wonder nation of Asia’, Sri Lankan Airlines is to play a major role and expand its activities by stretching its wings to many new destinations and increasing its frequencies to many current destinations. Accordingly, the Airlines are to acquire seven more aircraft this year.

India’s subversive activities in Pakistan using Afghan soil

PM Gilani accompanied by Gen Kayani visited Kabul at a time when a visible thaw has occurred in Pak-Afghan relations. Karzai has repeatedly expressed his keenness to remove misgivings and to establish friendly ties with Pakistan since dawn of 2010. He wants Pakistan to play its role in finding an amicable solution to Afghan problem.

Sikkim CJ PD Dinakaran moves SC challenging the impeachment proceedings of Parliament

The tainted Judge, Justice P D Dinakaran has filed a Special leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court seeking stay of the impeachment proceedings initiated against him for alleged misconduct and corruption.

People of North and East condemn Moon’s Panel Report on Sri Lanka

The academics and the people in the Northern and the Eastern Provinces vehemently condemn Ban Ki Moon’s advisory panel report. Sources from the North and the East state that University Academics and the Social Organisations in the two provinces have made arrangements to hold mammoth protest demonstrations in Batticaloa, Trincomalee and Vavuniya within the next few days to condemn the so-called report.

No more porn surfing in cybercafes

Teens using cubicles in cyber cafes to secretly surf porn will now be barred from doing so.