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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2730

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All Share Price Index closes flat for the week

Colombo All Share Price Index (ASPI) gained only 0.01%, while Milanka Price Index (MPI) gained 0.48% for the week. Although there is still much speculation in the market, increased retail interest on certain fundamentally strong stocks, witnessed in the form of strong order books in such counters, indicate the possibility of a gradual market recovery.

Terrorism no solution to problems, PM tells Afghan Parliament

Denouncing terrorism and extremism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said such ideologies provide no answers to problems of the people and their flames should not be allowed to be fanned once again.

Sri Lanka: Steering Committee to facilitate the humane treatment of all animals

A Steering Committee has been set up to facilitate the humane treatment of all animals in Sri Lanka, which propagates the tenets of Buddhist philosophy for nonviolence and passion for all animals.

Congress-led UDF barely makes it to power in Kerala

Backed by a consolidation of religious minorities, Congress-led UDF in Kerala on Friday gained a narrow majority over the CPM-controlled LDF in the 140-member state Assembly.

Nationwide general strike by ethnic groups throws normal life out of gear

Normal life across the country was thrown out of gear on Friday due to the general strikes called by various ethnic groups, accusing the government of not becoming serious over their concerns.

Congress hattrick in Assam

Riding on development plank and return of peace, the Congress is all set for a spectacular third successive victory in the Assam Assembly elections, winning 76 seats of the 126 constituencies.

SriLankan Airlines will take delivery of a brand new Airbus A320 on Thursday

Sri Lanka’s National carrier SriLankan Airlines will take delivery of a brand new Airbus A320 on Thursday May 19th said Srilankan Airlines sources.

Dr Jamir suffers humiliating defeat in Aonglenden by-poll; Congress alleges DAN of misuse of State machinery

Former Nagaland Chief Minister and ex-Governor of Maharashtra Dr SC Jamir, who had contested as Congress (I) Candidate in the 26 Aonglenden Assembly by-election on May 7, has lost to his lone NPF rival candidate Toshipokba by a margin of 1320 votes.

European Parliament rejects move the establishment of an international justice mechanism in Sri Lanka

The European Parliament today defeated an attempt by the Socialist group "to seek the immediate establishment of an international justice mechanism" on Sri Lanka, during an 'urgency' debate called by the Socialist and Green parties at the Strasburg Plenary session to draw attention to the so called "UN Panel Report" on accountability issues in Sri Lanka.

Lalin’s Column: Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) -Hard Options

The statistics for RTAs have been quoted like a ‘mantra’ regularly for years by the authorities. Plans and remedies to reduce and bring the RTAs under control are often trotted out.