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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 raised 2.1 Billion U.S.Dollars to rebuild the war damaged Northern Province

As per a Finance Ministry report, Sri Lanka has raised 2.1 billion US dollars to rebuild roads, rail, power, hostpital, water supply and help resettle refugees in the war torn Jaffna region in 2010.

Sri Lanka: Deccan Aviation expands fleet with focus on safety in the skies: New GA8 Airvan gets Airworthiness Certificate from Civil Aviation Authority

The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka has issued Deccan Aviation with the Airworthiness Certificate for its newly acquired GA8 Airvan, thus approving its safety for air travel.

Anti-graft body indicts 36 senior police officials including three former police chiefs over APCs scam

In a major move against corruption, the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Tuesday filed a charge-sheet against 36 senior police officials including three former chiefs of police at Special Court.

Mid-night tragedy: Bus catches fire -23 Passengers charred to death

Twenty three persons were charred to death on Tues day mid-night, when the private bus they were travelling plunged down a bridge and caught fire near Kaveripakkam, about 40 km from Vellore , police said.

DMK can't get a chance to revive Legislative Council: Jayalalithaa hopes

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Ms J. Jayalalithaa has said that the DMK party cannot revive the Legislative Council once again.

Declare your assets, PM tells Ministers

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has asked his Ministers to declare their assets as also those of their spouses and dependents along with any business interests, as per the annual exercise.

Sri Lanka government to reform Country’s 100 year old Co-operative movement

Sri Lanka is to amend its Co-operative Societies Act to reflect the changing world trends said the Minister of Co-operatives & Internal Trade Johnston Xavier Fernando.

Sri Lanka: Ex-army commander Fonseka’s CA Writ re-fixed for argument

The Writ application of former Army Commander and the leader of the Democratic National Alliance Sarath Fonseka seeking his Parliamentary seat yesterday (7) was re-fixed for argument for three days, namely on June 29 and 30 as well as on July 4, by the panel of judges consisting Justices Ranjith Silva, A.W.A.Salaam and Upaly Abeyrathne, of the Court of Appeal.

Hazare chooses Rajghat for fast after police denial for Jantar Mantar

With Delhi police refusing permission for day-long hunger strike at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday, civil rights activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday decided to shift the venue to Rajghat to avoid a confrontation.

Foreign Direct Investments in Sri Lanka reach expected levels

Sri Lanka has received 236 million US dollars in foreign direct investments in the first quarter of 2011. This is an increase by 160 percent over the amount received in the first quarter last year. Tourism has been the main source for attracting much of these investments.

Sri Lanka received 236 million US dollars in FDI in first quarter-BOI

Sri Lanka’s board of investment has expected a billion dollar Foreign Direct Investment in 2011 said its chairman and director general, Jayampathi Bandaranayake.

Maran gets Baalu protection at CBI chief hearing in JPC

CBI chief AP Singh today faced questions from JPC members on various aspects of the probe into the 2G scam with a DMK member T.R. Baalu asking him not to name any telecom minister, apparently to pre-empt him from naming Dayanidhi Maran.

CA prevent former President of Sri Lanka’s Special Olympics from using name and logo of Special Olympics

The former President of the Special Olympics Sri Lanka was prevented by the Court of Appeal from allegedly misrepresenting to any person that he is authorized to represent Special Olympics Inc., and from utilizing the “Special Olympics” name and/or logo or its reputation to raise funds to organize athletes.

Provide a Flexible Pension Scheme Applicable for All Citizens

The retirement pension scheme introduced for workers of state owned banks, private sector workers and migrant workers was rejected by the trade unions because of the inflexibility of the scheme and the absence of the approval by the trade unions after consultations at the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC).

Time for a new era of growth with social justice

A dispatch by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Colombo Office embodied a statement on ‘Time for a new ear of growth with Social Justice from Juan Somavia, Director General, ILO indicated that discontent worldwide is reaching dangerous levels.

Sri Lanka’s top conglomerates showcased at London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) invited stakeholders of the Sri Lankan Capital Market to showcase its potential and opportunities to international Fund Managers based in London recently.