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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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Sri Lanka: Serendib Flour Mills celebrates three years of “nourishing the nation”

Serendib Flour Mills (Pvt) Ltd celebrated its third anniversary of operations in Sri Lanka on Thursday 26 May 2011, and thus, three successful years of “nourishing the nation” with an “uninterrupted supply of quality flours to Sri Lankan consumers and the industry”.

Extension of Constituent Assembly Term For More Than Six Months Not Acceptable - Apex Court

At a time when the government has already registered a bill proposing one-year extension of the term of Constituent Assembly (CA) in parliament secretariat and major political parties are intensifying negotiation to arrive at consensus on the government’s proposal, Supreme Court on Wednesday categorically said that the term of CA cannot be extended for more than six months.

Small and mid caps dominate Colombo Bourse

Colombo’s both stock indices edged slightly up towards the end of trading. The pending court case seems to have revived interest among the investors of Touchwood (TOUCH) while interest of speculative investors was seen on Colombo Land (CLND).

My daughter is in Jail- How can I meet Sonia Gandhi: Karunanidhi says

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and father of the 2G-Spectrum Scandal Accused M K Kanimozhi MP has said when his daughter is in Delhi Tihar Jail it was not proper to meet UPA chair person Sonia Gandhi.

Sri Lanka’s Laugfs Holdings to Diversify into the Education sector

Sri Lanka’s Laugfs Holdings will diversify into the education sector by setting up a new regional higher education venture with the Australia’s Canberra University, said its Senior official.

U.S. Embassy hosts workshop on Combating Counterfeit Drugs in Jaffna

The Embassy of the United States of America -- together with the American Chamber of Commerce, the National Intellectual Property Office, and the Sri Lanka Chamber of Pharmaceutical Industry (SLCPI)--hosted a workshop in Jaffna on May 22 titled “Protecting Sri Lankan Families from Counterfeit Drugs.”

Sri Lanka’s International Airport is being expanded

Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at Katunayake is being expanded with the construction of a second international terminal for both arrivals and departures to increase capacity to 13 million passengers a year from the present six million.

Netanyahu dashes all hopes for peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dashed all hopes for peace in his speeches to the Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday and to AIPAC the previous day. His firm ‘no’ for 1967 border, division of Jerusalem and return of Palestinian refugees has tightly closed the door for any chance of peace talk.

Sri Lanka’s Aborigines play cricket

Cricket was considered a several decades ago as the game of the elites and even in Sri Lanka only children of the elite class studying in the schools such as Royal College, St. Thomas, St. Peters, St. Joseph dominated the cricket.

Sri Lanka is to build 9 International Sport Complexes and 25 Stadiums

Steps have been taken to construct nine International Sport Complexes in each of the 9 provinces of Sri Lanka. In addition to the province-wise Sport Complexes 25 stadiums will also be established on a district basis, making improvements to existing sports grounds in each district or construction of new stadiums.