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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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SriLankan Airlines to fly Russian capital Moscow from 15th September

SriLankan Airlines will commence a new service to Russian capital Moscow from 15th September onwards, said a statement.

Sri Lanka: George Ondaatjie’s Mercantile Investments to list at Colombo Bourse

Mercantile Investment Limited, a registered finance company (Popularly known as "MIL" ) that was incorporated in Sri Lanka on the 15th June 1964, by George Ondaatjie with a capital of just Rs.50,000, has been given regulatory approval to list on the Colombo stock exchange.

Sri Lanka university lecturers struggle 90% successful- Union

Sri Lanka’s higher Education ministry Secretary Sunil Jayantha Navarathne said that there has been no disruption to the education activities in Universities as a result of the yesterday’s University Teachers trade union action.

26/11 Mumbai terror attack: Suspected Pak Major among 4 charged by US

A suspected serving Pakistan Major, believed to be working with the ISI, is among four nationals of that country charged by the US with being alleged conspirators behind the 2008 Mumbai terror strikes.

Sri Lanka police ready to provide protection to Hashan Tillakaratne, if he reveals names of match-fixers with proof

Sri Lanka’s Sports Ministry issuing a statement on Monday said that, ”If requested the government will ensure the safety of Hashan Tillakaratne if he reveals the names of match-fixers with proof.

Apex Court suggests for a settlement for holding election of SL Cricket

The Supreme Court yesterday (9) directed the relevant parties for a settlement for the holding of the election of office-bearers to the Sri Lanka Cricket, within a time frame.

Last stages of the War, Darusman’s laxity and UNP’s hopes

The veteran Sinhala Journalist Wasantha Priya Ramanayake in his weekly article for the Sinhala daily “Lankadeepa” has come up with the last days of the humanitarian operation carried out by the Sri Lankan security forces, compassion shown by the Sri Lankan security forces to the Soosai’s family, as well as to the family of Tamilselvan, parents of Velupillai Prabhakaran, and many other LTTE leaders, several hundreds of Black Tiger suicide cadres, and the failure of Darusman panel to comment on these events and the UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe’s double standard during the war and on the Darusman report.

EC observers for every seat in Tamil Nadu, W. Bengal

As part of efforts to ensure a trouble-free counting of votes on May 13, the Election Commission has deployed an observer for each assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, where stakes are high for rival political parties.

Legal action against Kooragala squatters

National Heritage Minister Jagath Balasuriya at a meeting held at the Archaeological Department last week, directed Archaeological Commissioner–General Senarath Dissanayake to take legal action against all squatters in the Kooragala Archaeological reserve after May 10. It was revealed that some of them are still there despite being ordered to leave the place by April 30, 2011.

2G Spectrum case: CBI to end probe in 3 months

The CBI will conclude in three months its probe in the 2G spectrum allocation scam and file two more chargesheets carrying names of alleged accused firms in the case.

Former foreign minister dies in his record Everest summit bid

Former Foreign Minister Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay passed away along the slope of Mount Everest on Monday while he was making a bid to become the oldest person to scale the tallest peak in the world.