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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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Kingslake helps banks and telecoms become operationally responsive

Kingslake, together with Progress Software [NASDAQ : PRGS] addressing a large gathering of leading local Banks and Telecommunication Service providers, stressed the importance of being operationally responsive to capitalize on opportunities, drive efficiencies and reduce risks in this rapidly changing business environment, at a seminar held at Cinnamon Lakeside.

UPA Govt gets slammed for steep fuel price hike

The steep rise in petrol prices by Rs 5 on Saturday midnight drew sharp criticism from major opposition parties which slammed the government for putting "unprecedented burden" on the common man and demanded reversal of the de-regulation policy.

Sri Lanka’s cost of Sand increases

The price of a cube of sand in Colombo had shot up recently. Subsequently in the financial capital Colombo, the reports outline that the price of three and a half cubes of sand in island nation’s had rose by approximately Rs 3000.

India: Sonia rings up Jayalalithaa, fuels speculation

Sparking off speculation in political circles, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has called up AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa to congratulate her on her spectacular victory in the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.

Is the TNA serious about a political solution?

The TNA has reportedly held six rounds of talks with the government on various issues affecting the Tamil community in Sri Lanka, including the possible contours of a political solution. They have however reportedly rejected a government suggestion to discuss the introduction of a second chamber as part of a political solution.

Special Court releases tainted lawmakers on a bail of RS 1.5 million each

The Special Court has issued an order to release lawmakers Gayatri Sah and B.P Yadav, who are currently under custody on the charge of misusing their diplomatic passports, on bail of Rs 1.5 million each.

The Buddha – An Incomparable Teacher In Our Human History

Twenty Six Centuries ago an unprecedented and memorable epoch was dawn in the globe with the Perfect Enlightenment of Siddhartha Gotama Buddha.

Sri Lanka emphasizes the need to introduce definitions for ‘Terrorism’ and ‘Terrorists’ in the U.N.Charter

Sri Lanka’s Skills Development and Youth Affairs Minister Dullas Alahapperuma has said that in October 24, 1945 the UN was established to protect humanity from war, but after the collapse of the USSR, UN lost its main objective and undertook the task of ‘Conflict Management/Conflict Resolution’ brought into the world by certain Western and European elements to go into democratic countries and intervene in their internal affairs in the name of protecting human rights.

ISI says it has “identified sites” in India to strike if Pak is attacked

In a sign of increasing India-phobia following the US attack and killing of Osama bin Laden within its territory, the Inter-Services Intelligence's (ISI) powerful chief Lt Gen Ahmad Shuja Pasha has warned India that any Abbottabad-like attack by it would invite a befitting response from Pakistan as targets inside the country "had already been identified" and "rehearsal" carried out."

Sri Lanka: Rights group seeks guidelines in sentencing juvenile offenders by Primary Courts

The Lawyers for Human Rights and Development (LHRD) filed fundamental rights infringement petition before the Supreme Court in respect of a juvenile offender who is incarcerated in prisons having spent 24 years since his tender age of 16 years, serving a jail sentence of 142 years.

Violence on Israel border leaving 8 protesters dead

Violence erupted on Israel's borders with Syria, Lebanon and Gaza on Sunday, leaving at least eight dead and dozens wounded, as Palestinians marked what they term "the catastrophe" of Israel's founding in 1948 agency reports said.

Political era over, time to speak good of past: Dr Shurhozelie

President of the ruling major Naga People’s Front (NPF) Dr Shurhozelie reiterated that a political era was over and therefore they should start talking good of the past. The NPF chief was referring to the just concluded 26 Aonglenden by-election in Mokokchung district.

Insurance Association calls for awareness

The Insurance Association of Sri Lanka [IASL], has designated 5th May as ‘Insurance Awareness Creation Day’, with the objective of increasing the awareness on insurance and building confidence amongst all stakeholders.

Ignorance Is Not Bliss In Diabetes Treatment And Care

Today diabetes has overtaken HIV/AIDS, taking 3.2 million lives every year as compared to 3 million HIV related deaths. Together with other non-communicable diseases (NCD) it has replaced infectious diseases as the major cause of mortality in the world. India has the second highest incidence of diabetes in the world with over 47 million people in the country living with the disease, and the numbers are rising every day.

Pakistan stabbed in the back

The US media is on record having killed Osama bin Laden (OBL) so many times since 1990 onwards. His death was first announced in 1996; an abortive attempt was made on him in Khost in August 1998 using cruise missiles and it was believed that he was hit.

ICICI ties-up with Sampath to facilitate online remittance tracking

ICICI Bank Limited (“ICICI Bank”), announced the launch of Money2SriLanka (M2SL), an online remittance tracking facility in collaboration with Sampath Bank PLC. ICICI Bank has a presence in Sri Lanka through its branch office in Colombo.