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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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The long awaited Ferry Service between Tutricorin and Colombo to commence tomorrow.

The long awaited Ferry Service between Tutricorin harbor of India and Colombo Port is to commence tomorrow. The Ministry of Ports and Aviation said that the service was delayed due to technical difficulties and later postponed after India sent one of its ferry service vessels to bring back Indians and Sri Lankans stranded in Libya last month.

The most wanted and hunted man hits the bucket

On the night of 02 May 2011, two US Black Hawk stealth helicopters carrying two dozen soldiers from US elite Navy SEALs took off from Jalalabad or Baghram Airbase and headed for Abbotabad to get Osama bin Laden. Two helicopters remained at a distance in back up support role.

PM asks development partners to increase support measures to LDCs

Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has asked development partners to increase support measures to address multiple vulnerabilities and structural constraints that Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are facing.

British Referendum - Final results shattered Nick Ckegg’s dreams for AV

Britons who went to polls across the UK at the British referendum on May 5th clearly opposed replacing the current “First Past the Post” method with an Alternative Voting system.

Apex court hearing on Ayodhya temple issue keenly watched

The Supreme Court will hear on Monday arguments in the Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit in which a bunch of petitions have been filed by various Muslim and Hindu groups challenging the Allahabad high court verdict.

Sri Lankan Boxer Manju Wanniarachchi lose Gold Medal

Sri Lanka’s boxing super star Manju Wanniarachchi has lost his Gold Medal he won at last year’s Commonwealth Games, when The Commonwealth Games Federation`s (CGF) Court on Sunday the May 8 found boxer Manju Wanniarachchi is guilty of using an illegal stimuli.

Farmers’ unrest turns violent near Delhi

Farmers' unrest over land acquisition on Sunday spread to Agra, where protesters clashed with police and torched vehicles, even as the toll in Greater NOIDA violence climbed to four while UP Police announced a reward for arrest of a farmer leader for allegedly inciting the agitators.

“Going Green’ is the future, enhanced Ceylon Tea will help realize US $20 B overall export target”–Minister Bathiudeen

The achievement of Sri Lanka Tea Board on the Ozone Friendly Tea status under the Montreal Protocol is highly commendable. It will help the US $ 20 billion overall export target by 2020 to become a reality.

Cambodian, Thai PMs make little headway in truce talks

The Cambodian and Thai Prime Ministers held talks - mediated by Indonesia’s president - as part of efforts to hammer out a lasting cease-fire, but neither seemed willing to give ground. Southeast Asian leaders made little headway Sunday in helping Thailand and Cambodia end a deadly border dispute that could undermine peace and stability in the region as it pushes for economic integration.

Sri Lanka: Colombo All Share Price Index to reach 12,000 by 2013-report

While for long term growth, the Colombo stock market needs to expand further, improving liquidity and introducing effective measures to curb manipulation; a recent research report on Sri Lankan equity investments by NDB Stockbrokers forecasts that the analysts expect the All Share Price Index (ASPI) to reach 12,000 levels by 2013.

Malaysian PM praises role of Sikhs

Three new Gurdwaras will come up in Malaysia on plots of land allotted by Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak who says he is "touched by the spirit of the Sikhs".

CA orders Commissioner General of Prisons to ensure the presence of Fonseka in time to court

Court of Appeal today ordered the Commissioner General of Prisons to take steps to ensure the presence of Petitioner Sarath Fonseka in time to Court.