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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 witnessed a Full moon day total lunar eclipse

Sri Lankans today -Poson Full moon day witnessed a total lunar eclipse which had the longest totality, the Moon passes deeply through Earth's umbral shadow, since July 2000.

Tamil Nadu Police Apprehends 24 Sri Lankan Tamils Tried To Slip By Ferry To Australia

According to a police report, an attempt by a group of 24 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to escape to Australia clandestinely from Cuddalore by a ferry has been foiled by the 'Q Branch' police.

Sri Lanka EPF buys Richard Pieris and DIMO from Devasurendra and Thurston Investments

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank’s Monetary Board run Employees Provident Fund (EPF) bought a large parcel of one of country’s highly valued stocks listed in Colombo Bourse. Accordingly, EPF bought 520,966 shares of Diesel and Motor Engineering Company PLC (DIMO) at a price of Rs.1,416 per share, and further 23,029 million shares of country’s household popular name Arpico owned Richard Pieris & Company PLC (RICH) in two crossings.

Channel 4 unleash hatred among different communities in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s High Commission in London has slammed the Channel 4 video and alleged it to be inciting hatred among different communities in Sri Lanka and thereby adversely affect the ongoing national reconciliation process.

Jaya’s Delhi bomb: Questions Chidambaram’s election wants him to quit

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa who is on a visit to New Delhi, on Tuesday dropped a bombshell attacking Home Minister P. Chidambaram and demanded his resignation for his "fraudulent victory" in the Lok Sabha election.

Sri Lanka: AG hotly pitches into legality of maintainability of Ex-Army Commander’s CA Writ appl. challenging 2nd CM

The Deputy Solicitor General representing the Attorney General yesterday (14) hotly pitched into the legality of maintainability of the Writ application of the former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka.

Jaya explains why she would not like to meet Sonia

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said it would not be appropriate for her to meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi because the Congress and the DMK are still allies and they continue to share power at the Centre.

Sri Lanka’s 2 Industrial Estates get project proposals worth Rs. 1 Billion

Industrial Estates in Mannar and Matugama have attracted over Rs 1 billion in investment proposals before the commencement of these estates.

Congress on Hazare: One person can’t dictate terms

Continuing its attack on Anna Hazare ahead of tomorrow's meeting of the joint committee to draft Lokpal bill, Congress on Tuesday said it was not democratic that one person tries to impose his views and only Parliament and assemblies can debate what laws should be made.

Prices tumble at Colombo bourse

Colombo Stock Indices decreased drastically amidst selling pressure witnessed across the board. A slight recovery was witnessed towards the final trading hours as investors showed interest in selected stocks. However, foreign interest was witnessed in the Diversified sector.

Krishan Balendra to lead Colombo Stock exchange

Sri Lanka today elected Krishan Balendra, as a new chairman of the country’s one and only Colombo Stock exchange (CSE).

Katchatheevu given to SL despite previous DMK government’s opposition: Karunanidhi retaliates Jayalalithaa

To refute Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's charges against Karunanidhi on Katchatheevu, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has said that despite the opposition from the ruling DMK in the state in 1974, Katchatheevu was given to Lanka.

CRIB is now 20 years old and adds new features

The Credit Information Bureau established in wake of some of the financial institutions crashing has recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary. As a result to stabilize the whole system, the Central Bank through an Act of Parliament set up the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka (CRIB) and it celebrated its 20th anniversary recently.

Poson, the hallowed day signifying introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka will be celebrated with much devotion and piety

The Buddhists in Sri Lanka have made all arrangements to celebrate the Poson Poya with devotion and piety. The roads have been decorated with lanterns and other illuminations and religious places have been illuminated with colourful lights.

CSW calls for ceasefire and international support for refugees in Burma’s Kachin civil war

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling for a ceasefire in Burma’s Kachin state and urges the international community, including the United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), to press Burma’s nearest neighbors, China and India, to protect refugees who have fled the Kachin conflict to seek refuge in the border regions.

Saudi Arabia asked to establish its embassy in Kathmandu

Minister for Labor and Transport Management Mohammad Istiyaq Rayi has asked his Saudi Arabian counterpart to help establish Saudi embassy in Kathmandu at the earliest possible date.