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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2705

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Sri Lankan Government sends 15-member disaster relief team to Japan

A 15-member disaster relief team deployed by the Government of Sri Lanka arrived in Japan on Thursday – 12 May, to carry out volunteer activities in the Ishinomaki area of Miyagi prefecture.

Govt registers bill for one year term extension of Constituent Assembly

The government on Thursday registered a bill in the parliament secretariat proposing to extend the term of Constituent Assembly (CA) for yet another year. The term of CA is expiring on May 28 even as political parties are yet to bring draft statute of new constitution.

People Focused Budget for Prosperity in Australia

Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer, Wayne Swan, on Tuesday the 10th May presented the Australian Commonwealth budget for 2011-1012 before Parliament promising “to get more people into work, and to train them for more rewarding jobs, so that national prosperity reaches more lives, in more corners” of what he called “our patchwork economy.”

A one-stop-shop to provide solutions to problems of Sri Lanka’s industrialists

Arrangements are being made to establish a special unit to address issues faced by Sri Lanka’s industrialists, and manufacturers focused on exports.

US has the right to hunt and kill bin Laden – Russia

Russia on Wednesday 11 May backed the United States' right to hunt down and kill Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, an AFP dispatch says.

India backs Kabul efforts for amity with Taliban

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told Afghanistan Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday that he strongly supports the country's effort to reconcile with the Taliban insurgency and said Afghanistan can depend on India's support in rebuilding its fractured society, reports from Kabul said.

Colombo Stock Market turns green

Both Colombo Stock indices continued to stay green throughout the day, while the Milanka Price Index (MPI) gained higher than the All Share Price Index (ASPI), helped by John Keells (JKH). Retail interest was witnessed with the price increase in a number of low value counters.

Water Supply & Sanitation Project for Jaffna and Kilinochchi, approvals by Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers at their weekly meeting held on Wednesday, under the Chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has given approval for a proposal made by the Minister of Water Supply and Drainage Mr. Dinesh Gunawardena, for the implementation of the Jaffna, Kilinochchi water supply and sanitation project.

IT officials grills 2G-Scam accused M K Kanimozhi and "Kalaignar TV" MD Sarathkumar

Income Tax(IT) Department officials in Chennai has grilled the daughter of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi who is accused in the One Lakh Seventy Eight Thousand core rupees 2G-Spectrum M K Kanimozhi and "Kalaignar TN" MD Sarathkumar alias Sarath Reddy.

Farmers’ agitation takes a political turn

Congress, BJP and other opposition parties were on Thursday on a warpath on land acquisition issue with Mayawati Government, which cracked down on protesters and took into custody several leaders, a day after arrest of Rahul Gandhi in Greater Noida.

Government Information Dept launches prestigious 'SL’ Magazine

‘SL’ Magazine - a quarterly magazine in English medium to enlighten the international community as well as reading public on Sri Lankan Icons was launched with the first copy of it being presented to the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka: First Capital Holdings posts healthy profits

First Capital Holdings PLC has posted a healthy profit after tax for the financial year 2010/2011 of Rs. 990,260,000 compared to Rs. 682,244,000 for the previous financial year. Profits for the quarter ended 31 March 2011 were Rs. 81,299,000 an improvement on Rs. 41,264,000 for the same period the previous year. Earnings per share were Rs. 10.03 whilst Net Assets Per Share stood at Rs. 15.04.

Burma's 100 days of parliament: More 'Nays' than 'Yeas'

Australia's Foreign Minister, MPs, senior government officials, and foreign diplomats were today warned that Burma's political, economic, and humanitarian crises persisted despite the convening of the Parliament.

There Is Nothing Honourable In Honour Killings...

They are nothing but barbaric and brutal murders by bigoted persons with feudal minds - So remarked a bench of Justices Markandey Katju and Gyan Sudha Misra of the Supreme Court of India.

US-Pakistan anti-terror cooperation: Pakistan takes a fresh look

Pakistan is taking a fresh look at its anti-terror relations with the United States as this nuclear-powered South Asian nation strongly considered the American Navy SEAL raid that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the Pakistani garrison city of Abbottabad as a blatant violation of its sovereignty.