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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2395

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Pressure mounts on Prime Minister Khanal to quit

Pressure is mounting from various quarters on Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal to step down from the post as the statutory deadline to promulgate a new constitution is fast approaching by the day.

Sri Lanka: BIA Cargo Centre gets new technology

SriLankan Cargo is transforming its Cargo Centre at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with state-of-the-art technology to further enhance its operational efficiency, and strengthening Colombo’s position as the air cargo hub in the region.

Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika in Kuwait

Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga is in Kuwait at the invitation of the President of the Center for Dialogue among Civilizations Sheikh Fahad Al Salem Al Ali Al Sabah.

Sri Lanka Stock Indices end higher for the week

The Colombo Stock indices ended in negative, paring gains earlier during the day, correcting the overreaction to extended deadlines on debt clearance. All Share Price Index (ASPI) and (MPI) gained 2.18% and 1.63% respectively for the week. The positive momentum may continue next week in view of the extension of debtor deadlines.

Mamata Banerjee sworn in first woman CM of West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn in as the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal heading a Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance government, marking a change of guard that saw the end of 34 years of uninterrupted rule by CPM-led Left Front.

TN CM Jayalalithaa wishes Rajinikanth for his speedy recovery

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday enquired about the health of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth from his wife Latha and said she would pray for his speedy recovery.

Private sector pension scheme: Government to consult trade unions next week

Sri Lanka’s government said that the amended draft of the private sector pension scheme bill will not be presented to parliament next week (24th) as scheduled but it will present to the trade unions next week.

Daughter Kanimozhi is in Jail: DMK's general council will decide on ties with Congress- Karunanidhi says

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) president and 2G-Spectrum Scam accused M K Kanimozhi's father M Karunanidhi has said he was in a position like that of any father whose daughter faced a similar situation for no fault of hers and said the party general council would decide on future ties with Congress.

India concern at growing defence ties between China,Pakistan

India on Friday said it views with "serious concern" the growing defence ties between China and Pakistan and that it will have to enhance its own capabilities to meet the challenge.

Sri Lanka to produce an international Film called “Sidhartha Gauthama”

Sri Lanka will produced an international Film called “Sidhartha Gauthama”. Addressing yesterday the media conference in Colombo, Veteran Indian Actress Manisha Koirala said that, she is upbeat about the opportunity received to contribute to such a film in Sri Lanka.

New Assembly building is an unfinished product:-Jayalalithaa Reasons for the shift to Fort.St.George

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has said that there was no political bias against the previous DMK government.

Sri Lanka is to spend Rs. 251 Billion for the development of the Northern Province liberated from the Tiger Terrorists

Mr. Nivard Cabraal, the Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka disclosed that the former war-torn areas Northern and Eastern provinces have shown the highest nominal growth among all regions after the end of a 30-year war and the momentum is expected to continue. The war in the north ended in May 2009, but military activities in the Eastern province ended earlier.


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