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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2958

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Sri Lanka is to celebrate War Heroes Day on a grand scale

This year’s National War Heroes Day Celebration will be held on a grand scale at the Galle Face green on May 27 with nearly 9,000 Security Forces and police personnel joining the victory parade. The main War Heroes commemoration ceremony is to be conducted near the war heroes’ monument at the Parliamentary Grounds. President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be the chief guest at both these events.

Colombo bourse on upbeat

Acuity Stockbrokers Research Ltd in their market review indicated that trading at Colombo bourse was upbeat during the shortened week with All Share Price Index (ASPI) adding 159.69 points to close at 7479.63, up by 2.18% week on week. Milanka Price Index (MPI) followed with 1.63% gain to end at 6879.99.

Devolution of Power, Indo-Sri Lanka relations and the impact of Jayalalithaa government in Tamil Nadu

Devolution of power, Sri Lanka’s bilateral relations with Sri Lanka then and at present, and the sea-saw politics of Tamil Nadu and the impact of the new Tamil Nadu Government in the current Indo-Sri Lankan relations are the topics covered in the latest article of the veteran Sinhala writer Mr. Wasantha Priya Ramanayake written to the Sinhala daily “Lankadeepa” entitled “The Devil is not that dark”.

General strike cripples normal life in capital city; Monday’s strikes called off following agreement with government

It seems season of strike is here to come. More and more ethnic groups as well as political parties are calling general strikes in various parts of the country to exert pressure on the government to meet their demands as May 28 deadline to promulgate a new constitution is fast approaching by the day.

Newly sworn AIADMK Minister Mariam Pitchai killed in a Road Accident

To put break to jubilant mood and celebrations of the All Indian Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's(AIADMK) historical victory in the elections, the newly sworn Environment Minister Mariam Pitchai was killed in a Road Accident at Samayanallur near Tiruchi this morning.

Scam-hit UPA Govt enters third year in office

Hit by many scams and unable to move ahead on economic reforms in a big way, the UPA government headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh entered the third year of its second term on Sunday.

Sri Lanka: Hayleys PLC reports strong turnover at Rs.54.4 billion

Hayleys PLC has reported a turnover of Rs 54.4 billion and profit before tax of Rs 2.1 billion for the 12 months ending 31st March 2011, a year in which strong performances in most business sectors were recorded.

Sri Lanka celebrates the life of late deminer Dominique Morin (Momo).

The late Mr. Dominique Morin (Momo), a French national (age 54) died in an accidental mine blast in 2010 May 10th in Kakayankulam after been admitted to the Vavuniya General Hospital.

Manmohan Singh leaving for Ethiopia, Tanzania

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves on Monday on a six-day visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania to inject a fresh impetus in India's strategic ties with African countries and discuss ways to effectively combat the twin threats of terrorism. and piracy.

Super Star Rajinikanth's health condition doing well:Watched Cricket in TV

Tamil film world Super Star Rajinikanth has come out of the intensive care unit and has been shifted to a private ward, the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre(SRMC) said here on Sunday night.

Sri Lanka & Luxembourg Agree on the Avoidance of Double Taxation

The Government of Sri Lanka & the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg have concluded negotiations on an Agreement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and for the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital.

Pak must give up India Obsession: Obama

Pakistan’s obsession with India that makes it look at its neighbour as an “existential threat” is a mistake and it would do well to shed this contest mentality, U.S. President Barack Obama has said.

Bilateral Trade Talks with Bhutan on Tuesday

Nepal and Bhutan are holding bilateral trade talks in Bhutanese capital city Thimpu on Tuesday in order to promote bilateral trade between the two landlocked countries in South Asia.

2600th Sambuddhathva Jayanthi Vesak Celebration at London

High Commission of Sri Lanka in London organized an alms giving and a Dansela (open house) to celebrate Vesak and the 2600th Sambuddhathva Jayanthi at the High Commission premises.

Capture and bringing bin Laden to justice was not our number one consideration, says President Obama

On eve of his overseas tour beginning Monday to Europe which includes Britain, the U.S. president Barack Obama in an exclusive interview with the BBC World Service told that capturing the al Qaeda leader and bringing him before justice was not his number one priority.