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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

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Take steps to release TN fishermen from Sri Lanka prison: Jayalalithaa writes to PM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has requested the central government to take steps to release state fishermen who are lodged in Sri Lanka prison.

Sri Lanka: Panasian Power, John Keells and Blue Diamonds rallies the market

Colombo’s All Share Price Index (ASPI) dipped 36.8 points to close at 7,257.7 points (-0.5%), whilst the Milanka Price Index (MPI) also dipped 16.2 to close at 6,779.1 points (-0.2%) on Wednesday the 8 June 2011.

Sri Lanka’s deadly pension bill clash, one man committee report out


Sri Lanka’s retied high court judge, Mahanama Thilakaratne yesterday afternoon handed over to President, Mahinda Rajapaksa the report of the one man committee appointed to inquire into the turbulent incident which took place at Katunayake Free Trade Zone on May 30th.

Sri Lanka: Commercial Bank to take Gold Loans country-wide

Sri Lanka’s premier licensed commercial bank - The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has announced plans to extend its ‘Gold Loans’ facility to its widespread branch network island-wide, to offer the masses an opportunity to use their gold to mobilize funds with one of the country’s most stable financial institutions.

2G-Spectrum Scam: Karunanidhi disowns Union Minister Dayanidhi Maran


After failing to protect his daughter Kanimozhi from the clutches of the 2G-Spectrum Mega Scam, former chief minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi has disowned his grand nephew and union Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran.

Asianomics Founder /MD Jim Walker will tour Sri Lanka

The veteran Asian economist and the Asianomics Founder /Managing Director Jim Walker will tour Sri Lanka in this month.

Sri Lanka recalled Sanath Jayasuriya to the ODI and the T 20 team for the England tour

Sri Lanka Cricket today recalled the veteran Crickter Sanath Jayasuriya to the One Day International team and the T 20 team for the England tour and also appointed batsman Thilina Kandambi as the new Vice Captain of the team.

Sri Lanka is to establish IT Centres in 25 main cities and create 100,000 IT Jobs

Cabinet Ministers of Sri Lanka who met under the Chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday have approved to appoint a seven- member Inter-Ministerial Committee to review the progress achieved in the National Information and Communication Development Plan 2011 – 2016 formulated by the Government under the policy framework of the Government – Mahinda Chinthana, “Vision for the Future”.

M.F Husain passes away in London

Renowned artist MF Husain, whose paintings made waves and also stirred controversies, passed away in Royal Brompton Hospital in London, on Thursday. He was 95.

Sri Lanka and India respects each others independence and sovereignty – Media Minister of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and India have cordial relations on the basis of respecting each other’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and issues arising between the two countries are discussed on the basis of this understanding.

Scottish Police to train community policing for members of the Sri Lanka Police

The British Scottish Police College is currently conducting a 68.3 million rupees worth of training programme on Community Policing for members of the Sri Lanka Police.

It is second freedom struggle, fasting Hazare declares from Rajghat

Civil Society activist Anna Hazare, leading a campaign against corruption and black money, undertook a day-long fast at Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s Samadhi, on Wednesday against the police crackdown on Baba Ramdev and attacked the government for its smear campaign against his team.

Stolen Lives: human trafficking from Palaung areas of Burma to China

The Palaung Women’s Organization will launch its new report "Stolen Lives: human trafficking from Palaung areas of Burma to China", at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT), Bangkok on 14th June.

Repealing the 13th amendment & listening to the Patriotic Nationalists

Patriotic nationalism is the basis on which a nation state rests. These nationalists do not betray their nation and they do not go against their own citizens. Without them a nation state cannot last long, cannot foster peace, cannot encourage national sacrifice, cannot fight external enemies and cannot save itself from collapsing.

Rs one lakh given solatium to kin of the accident victims


The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday announced Rs one lakh as the solatium to the kin of those killed in last night’s road accident at Vellore.

Sri Lanka: CA resumes hearing on June 14 on Fonseka’s Writ application against 2nd CM order

The hearing by the Court of Appeal on the Writ petition of former army commander Sarath Fonseka against the order of the 2nd Court Martial would be taken up on June 14.

DMK hopes dashed; HC refuses bail for Kanimozhi

DMK chief M. Karunanidhi’s hope that the Delhi High Court might take a lenient view on the bail application of daughter Kanimozhi was dashed on Wednesday.

Lankan Tamils issue: Vaiko welcomes Jayalalithaa's resolution

The Marumalarchi Dravida Munneetra Kazhagam(MDMK) leader and well known supporter of the LTTE Vaiko on Wednesday welcomed the Tamil Nadu Assembly’s resolution urging the Centre to impose economic sanctions against Sri Lanka.


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