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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

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PMU Proud Host of the 4th Annual KSAALT Symposium

Fast growing Saudi Arabian university, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU) will host the 4th Annual Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association of Language Teachers (KSAALT) Symposium on May 5th 2011.

SC grants leave to proceed with rights application on alleged custodial death in Embilipitiya

The Supreme Court yesterday (5) granted permission to go ahead with the fundamental rights violation petition filed on alleged custodial death of Ajith Prasana in Embilipitiya of the Southern Sri Lanka.

Ceylon Electricity Board Chief Engineer suspended

Sri Lanka’s Power and Energy authorities have suspended the Ceylon Electricity Board’s (CEB) Chief Engineer Susantha Perera for alleged misappropriation of Rs. 52 million from the Lanka Electricity Company (LECO), a CEB statement said.

Battling terror: Obama and Mahinda

US President Obama informed the world on Sunday night that US forces had killed Osama Bin Laden. Two years ago, SL forces too killed a terrorist, a ruthless murderer. With apologies to President Obama, we can recast his speech with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the speaker announcing Prabhakaran’s death.

Sri Lankan Tea distributed in evacuation centres in Miyagi Prefecture

Sri Lanka's Ambassador Admiral (Rtd.)Wasantha Karannagoda with Embassy staff and Sri Lankan community members in Japan distributed over 2 million bags of Sri Lankan tea, which is part of the consignment sent by the Government of Sri Lanka, in evacuation centres in Miyagi prefecture, located approximately 600km away from Tokyo, on Thursday, 28th April to show solidarity to the people and Government of Japan.

Sapkota’s appointment as minister draws UN fire

The United Nations Human Rights Office in Nepal has expressed serious concern over the appointment of Agni Sapkota as the new Minister of Information and Communication in the latest cabinet expansion on Wednesday.

World cup victory: TN CM Karunanidhi presents cash award of Rs 4 crore to Indian team

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi on Thursday handed over cheques for Rs. 3 crore to the members of the victorious Indian team, led by M.S. Dhoni, in the 2011 World Cup.

ESCAP commends Sri Lanka’s steep increase in the GDP to 8% in 2010

The report of the Asia & Pacific Economic and Social Survey report states that Sri Lanka has achieved a speedy economic development since 2009.

Nalin Swaris dead

Dr Nalin Swaris, an intellectual, historian and a critic of art and politics has expired while on a tour to Chaina. Earlier a Roman Catholic, first educated at St Benedict’s College, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1962 consequent to studying Philosophy and Theology at St Alphonsus College, Bangalore, India.

U.S. Government helps farmers re-establish roots in the North

Assistant Secretary Robert Blake, former U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, traveled to Kilinochchi on Tuesday to turn over water pumps to formerly displaced farmers in the North.

2G Spectrum charges: DMK chief’s daughter Kanimozhi says she will come out clean

Will the daughter of DMK chief M. Karunanidhi be sent to CBI custody on Friday when she appears before a CBI court in New Delhi facing charges in the 2G Spectrum case?

SriLankan Airlines new CEO Kapila Chandrasena-Manoj Gunawardena to get UK High Commissioner Post?

Kapila Chandrasena, current chief executive of state-run budget carrier Mihin Lanka has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer Designate of national carrier Sri Lankan Airlines with immediate effect said Sri Lankan Airlines.

India issues alert to missions in Afghanistan

India has issued a high security alert for its missions and other interests in Afghanistan in the wake of the killing of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

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).

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.

Institutional investors boost market in Colombo

Colombo Stock Prices rebounded with almost all sector indices recording gains. A recovery was expected after the negative momentum witnessed during last few days according to brokers.

2G-Spectrum Scam:Being a lady, Kanimozhi has to be granted bail-Senior lawyer Jethmalani argues

The veteran lawyer and Barathiya Janata Party MP (BJP) Ram Jethmalani, who appeared for Tamilnadu chief minister M Karunanidhi's daughter and one of the accused in the One lakh seventy eight thousand crore rupees 2G-Spectrum Scam, pleaded the CBI special court to grant her bail as she is a lady.