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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2737

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Colombo Bourse continues to dip

Colombo Stock Indices dipped further continuing the selling momentum. However, Royal Ceramics (RCL) and AHOT Properties (AHPL) attracted investors despite the negative sentiment. Foreigners turned out to be net buyers during the day.

Put the kettle on; Sri Lanka launches Ozone friendly Ceylon Tea

Sri Lanka Tea Board, the apex body looking after the interests of Sri Lanka’s 1.5 billion dollar tea trade, yesterday (04th) launched the new logo of Sri Lanka’s Ozone friendly Ceylon Tea together with Ceylon Tea name as well as Agro-climatic regional names/logos as certification marks under geographical indicators to protect and add value to premium Ceylon Tea on a global scale.

Make Private TB Drug Markets Responsible Partners Of The Public Sector

A study titled 'Size and Usage Patterns of Private TB Markets in the High-Burden Countries' was recently conducted by the TB Alliance and IMS Health (a healthcare market research and consulting-services firm) and published yesterday (4th May, 2011) in the journal PLoS ONE. It is the first of its kind detailed study which explores the private TB Drug Markets in 10 high TB burden countries, which carry 60% of the world's TB burden (Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, South Africa, Thailand, and Viet Nam).

Prime Minister Khanal inducts 13 ministers, five state ministers in his cabinet

Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has expanded his cabinet for the fourth time on Wednesday, inducting eight ministers and four state ministers from the UCPN (Maoist), three ministers and a state minister from the Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (MPRF) and one minister from each CPN (United) and CPN (ML-Socialist).
The prime minister administered oath of office and secrecy to the newly appointed ministers amidst a special function held in the presence of President Dr Ram Baran Yadav at presidential palace at Sheetal Niwas.

NACO meetings lack transparency and civil society participation

India's national AIDS programme lacks transparency and civil society participation, said health activists of Delhi Network of people living with HIV (DNP+). Working group meetings for planning the fourth phase of India's AIDS programme (2011-2017) are being held in New Delhi. DNP+ is calling on NACO's Director General to increase transparency around the process and strengthen participation of civil society, particularly representatives of vulnerable communities, groups working on access to treatment, community based organizations and state level people living with HIV (PLHIV) networks in the working groups.

Super Star Rajinikanth hospitalized for the second time

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was on Wednesday afternoon hospitalized for the second time within a week after he complained of breathlessness.

Sri Lanka: Fasting Tamil detainee complains of administrative and executive action violative of his fundamental rights

A Tamil detainee who is embarked on abstinence of food and water for more than ten days filed fundamental rights violation petition in the Supreme Court.

Dawood emerges World’s second most wanted man

India's most wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim, an accused in the 1993 Mumbai terror attacks, has emerged as the world's second most wanted man, next only to a Mexican drug lord, after the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Sri Lanka establishes e-Kiosk Centers to make Estate children IT proficient.

The Cabinet of Minister of Sri Lanka has approved a proposal made by the Minister of Livestock and Rural Community Development Mr. Arumugam Thondaman to establish 35 new e-Kiosk Centres this year.