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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Sri Lanka: Former Army Commander challenges his cashiering; CA to hear on June 28

The Writ petition filed by former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka against the impugned order of the 1st Court Martial which sentenced him to be cashiered from the army is to be taken up before the Court of Appeal on June 28.

Adopt Indian model - V. Anandasangaree

Adopt Indian model which has received wide acceptance, also could be considered as a satisfactory solution. A Unitary constitution will never be accepted although the Government is very firm on that stand. V. Anandasangaree who met the Indian delegation has insisted.

Investors holding on to penny stocks in Colombo

Colombo Stock Indices gradually decreased during Monday the 13 June 2011 amidst profit taking and low investor interest in blue chip stocks. Investor participation was mostly witnessed in penny stocks and Expolanka Holdings which commenced trading after the IPO.

Sri Lanka-Lanka Ferry Service relaunched


The ferry service between India and Sri Lanka resumed operations yesterday. India's Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan flagged off the service of the vessel Scotia Prince at Chidambaranar Port in Tuticorin.

Main opposition party decides to go for street protests if Maoists fail to disarm

The main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has announced to go for peaceful protests after August 31 if the UCPN (Maoist) failed to hand over its arms to the government and vacate all 28 cantonments where 19,000-plus former Maoist combatants are living since the peace process began in 2006.

Think nation first, Commonwealth Deputy SG. tells Asia

Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba told the Asian Tribune that she urges all Asian countries to “think of national interest first and foremost” -- ahead of opening a key regional workshop on “Government and the Opposition – Roles, Rights and Responsibilities” in the capital Male’ on Monday.

Sri Lanka to appoint a Parliamentary Select Committee to formulate solutions to the ethnic issue

The government has decided to entrust the Parliament to prepare a political solution for the North and East issue. Government sources inform that President Mahinda Rajapaksa will request the Speaker of Parliament this week to appoint an all party committee in this connection.

India's first international passenger ferry service reached Colombo

Resuming the India-Sri Lanka passenger ferry service the first ship MV Scotia Prince arrived at the Colombo Port early today (14 ) morning after a 14 hour journey from the Tuticorin port in Tamil Nadu. The distance between Port of Tuticorn and Colombo is 280 nautical miles.

Burma starts a new civil war with Kachin and Shan

Warfare has continued for two straight days between the Burmese Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) at Sang Gang position. The post is in N’mawk (Momauk) Township, in Manmaw (Bhamo) District of Kachin State, northern Burma, Kachin News Group [KNG] said.

India to raise with Pakistan ISI links with 26/11 attack accused

India will raise the issue of nexus between Pakistan’s ISI and the perpetrators of 26/11 attacks during the forthcoming talks between the foreign secretaries of the two countries.

Intensification of psychological war against our nuclear program

Our suspicions about ill-designs of USA and its strategic allies Israel and India concerning Pakistan’s nuclear program are now turning into reality. President Ahmadinejad’s recent statement that USA has evil designs against our nuclear program has further heightened our anxieties.

United Kingdom announces British Pounds 500,000 towards Reintegration In the North

United Kingdom has come forward to contribute British Pound 500,000 towards the reintegration of rehabilitated ex-combatants – Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in the North.

Sri Lanka: Counsel claims petitioner is no longer a student in Peradeniya Varsity

The petitioner who claims himself as undergraduate of the University of Peradeniya is no longer a student there, the Counsel who appeared for the Heads of Department of the Peradeniya University brought to the cognizance of the Court of Appeal yesterday(13).

The South Indian Tamil Films and their Impact on the Diaspora

Tamils are now living in all parts of the World and Tamil films have become one of their favorite form of entertainment if not indulgences.

Tobacco cultivation contributes to landslides

Professor Samantha Hettiarachichi of Moratuwa University, addressing a public symposium on ‘Challenges facing Disaster Management' said last week that three regional tsunami centres would become operative this year. Sri Lanka would be able to tune into all three centres in India, Indonesia and Australia.

When fearless scribes are silenced for exposing crime

A media rights group has drawn a parallel between murders of Pakistani scribe Saleem Shahzad and senior Mumbai journalist Jyotendra Dey, saying both were targeted for their zeal to expose powerful elements.

Gulf Air to take leading role in global customer relations conference

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the kingdom of Bahrain, renowned for championing the role of customer relations, will once again be taking a leading role at the next annual Worldwide Airlines Customer Relations Association (WACRA) to be held from 11 to 14 September 2011 at the capital of Iceland, Reykjavik; it was announced at the association’s regional board meeting in London last month.

Sri Lanka: Retired SC judge bemoans of environment pollution; SC to hear on August 1

Retired Supreme Court Judge and his spouse complaint to the Supreme Court of environmental pollution in their neighborhood against a factory which is allegedly manufacture Briquettes known as blocks compressed coal dust or peat used as fuel.

Poson Full Moon Poya day tomorrow: Sri Lanka to celebrate arrival of Buddhism in the country

Sri Lanka’s Poson festival Organizers are expecting around 1.5 to 3 millions pilgrims to flock to the cities such as Anuradhapura, Mihinthale and Thanthrimale during the Poson Week declared from Sunday June 12 to June 18.


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