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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant will become operational with in a month:With a capacity of 1000 MW

The well expected Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant will become operation with in a month.With the capacity of 1000 MW, will be fully operational in another month or so, a senior official in the plant said.

British Referendum – Britons can learn from Sri Lanka

Around forty six million British people will go to poll on 5th of May 2011, at a referendum which is the first UK-wide referendum in more than 30 years and also the second in the British history. The purpose of the first British referendum was to end the turbulences in Harold Wilson’s Labour Government about the Britain’s membership of the European Common market. Current referendum is to seek the approval of the British people to change the “first past the post” electoral system to proportionate representative system.

‘Laden’s death a major achievement in the fight against global terrorism’

Nepal has hailed the death of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the devastating attack against twin towers in New York in 2001, as a major achievement in the fight against global terrorism.

Killing the future: Hunger deaths among children

In a small village in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh state, 88 out of 545 children were found severely malnourished, of which 32 died within a span of a week. These children succumbed to a situation due to absence of any medical intervention though the deaths were very much preventable.

Robert O' Blake is in Colombo: Planning to meet government officials

United States Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and former Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives arrived in the island last evening. He is expected to meet with government officials, civil society representatives, and political leaders during his four day stay in the country, the US embassy said.

Manmohan Singh asks Pakistan to put an end to terrorism from its soil

The killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistani soil in an US operation has confirmed the India stand that Pakistan has not been sincere in its assurances that it was working hard to end terrorism emanating from its soil.

Time to take stock of two-directional hurricane

Pak-US relations have seen many ups and downs starting early 1950s when Pakistan decided to join western pacts and became a US ally. Despite that the US embraced Pakistan on need basis only and dumped it when its regional objectives were served, Pakistan has remained attached to USA.

UNP May Day rally ends in a failure. Many other parties and TUs hold May Day rallies

Sources from Bandarawela said that about 1,500 people only attended the United National Party’s May Day rally held in Bandarawela, in contrast to the United People’s Freedom Alliance May Day rally which was attended by several hundred thousand people - a crowd never seen in Sri Lanka for any of the rallies, the UNP rally as the main opposition rally has been an utter flop.

Election Commission should act as a Neutral Body: Karunanidhi says after 19 days of polling

Nearly 19 days after n the polling in the state, chief minister M Karunanidhi has said that the Election Commission(EC) of India should act as a neutral body.

Match fixing: Hashan Tilakeratne to open his mouth today - Police to conduct an inquiry

Sri Lanka's Sports Minister, Mahindananda Aluthgamage has yesterday instructed the Inspector General of Police to conduct an inquiry into the match fixing allegations levelled by former Sri Lankan Test Cricket Captain Hashan Tilakeratne.

Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata tied up with India’s Firstsource Solutions to expand BPO business

Sri Lanka’s premier telecom service provider, Dialog Axiata has recently sold 74% share of Dialog Business Services, the recently formed BPO venture of the Dialog Axiata Group to the Firstsource Solutions - India’s largest listed pure-play BPO company and a leading global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO )services provider.