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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2960

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Yet another incident near Katchatheevu: Lankan Navy arrested 23 Indian fishermen

Yet another incident near Katchatheevu Island, the Sri Lankan Navy detained as many as 23 Indian fishermen ventured in to sea from Rameswaram and seized five mechanized fishing trawlers for allegedly poaching in its territorial waters, midnight night.

Sri Lanka launches a National Mosquito Control Week to curb the Dengue Epidemic

Sri Lanka has launched a National Mosquito Control Week from 20th to 26th of this month. The programme was launched yesterday by the Minister of Health Mr. Maithripala Sirisena from Nugegoda yesterday.

Karunanidhi rushes to Delhi to meet his daughter as SC dismisses her bail plea

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) leader and former chief minister of Tamil Nadu M Karunanidhi on Tuesday morning rushed to Delhi by flight to meet his pet daughter M Kanimozhi who is lodged in the Tihar Prison in a multi crore Spectrum Scam.

Sri Lanka: Livelihood Upliftment programme of Sri Lanka targets to increase food production by 25 percent

Sri Lanka’s ambitious national programme of “Dvineguma” (livelihood development) is reported to have become a major success in creating a reawakening in the people on the importance of wholeheartedly participating in the development in the country.

US Sends Assessment Team to Resume Peace Corps Volunteer Program

A high-level assessment team of Peace Corps Volunteer Program (PCVP) has arrived in Kathmandu to take stock of the latest security situation to resume its volunteer program that was suspended some seven years back in the wake of Maoist insurgency.

Thanks giving tour: Jayalalithaa promises to implement the schemes promptly

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa has promised in the Sri Rangam electorate from where she was elected to Tamil Nadu Assembly by a margin of 41,000 votes, to implement all her schemes promptly.

Sri Lanka Cricket refutes allegations of mismanagement and irregularities

Nishantha Ranatunga Secretary to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that much improvement had been made to the administration process of the SLC after they took over.

India’s Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna in Myanmar

Seeking to step up ties with Myanmar, India’s External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna arrived in Yangon on Monday for high level talks with the new civilian leadership in the fields of security cooperation and energy security.

Sri Lanka: Rights petitioner urges for Colombo Municipal Council Election

A prominent human rights activist yesterday (20) filed fundamental rights petition before the apex court of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka for an order to hold elections of members of the Colombo Municipal Council of the capital of the country.

Fresh scam rocks UPA Govt: Mukesh Ambani got “special favours”

A scam a day keeps the Manmohan Singh government busy on its toes. In a latest exposure, Mukesh Ambani and Manmohan Singh — whose government has been accused of providing “huge” and “undue benefit” to Reliance Industries Ltd. — the Comptroller and Auditor General has indicted the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry for allowing “irregularities and bending rules” to “oblige” RIL in the Krishna Godavari basin gas fields, leading to a massive and as yet “unquantifiable” loss to the national exchequer.

Slow start to the week at Colombo

Colombo All Share Price Index (ASPI) gained over 50 points during early trading, taking the momentum from last Friday. However, profit taking witnessed across the board pulled the indices down gradually.

Tap the Indian Tourism market

India with a growing middle-class constitutes a big market creates an increasing demand for travel and tourism. This provides a major source of market for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, provided that the tourism industry is set to capitalize on the opportunity that it has within close proximity by recognizing the specific features of the Indian tourists.

Crime against women peaks in UP, 5 girls raped

Uttar Pradesh, headed by a woman Chief Minister Mayawati, is seeing in recent days an alarming rise in incidents of rape, casting doubts on the efficiency of the law and order machinery.

Your Heart Is Worth Your Grain Of Salt

In India, salt (chemical name: sodium chloride, local name: or namak') is not only an important ingredient on the kitchen shelf, it is also ingrained in our cultural psyche.

European Parliament Report says “it strongly believes there is room for constructive and principled engagement between the EU and Sri Lanka”

The Report of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with South Asia following their visit to Sri Lanka from 22-26 February 2011 for the 6th EP/Sri Lanka Inter-Parliamentary Meeting was tabled in Brussels last week.

ILO Ensures laour rights of domestic workers

According to a dispatch sent by International Labour Organization (ILO) Colombo Office at the 100th Annual Conference of the ILO held in Geneva of the tripartite delegates consisting of Government, Worker and Employer has adopted a resolution embodying a set of international standards to improve the working conditions of the domestic workers spread all over the world.

ADB grants Rs.13 billion for the Development of Sustainable Power Sector in Sri Lanka

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) that works for to free Asia and Pacific region from poverty, had agreed to provide financial assistance of Rs.13 billion (US $ 120 million) for the implementation of Sustainable Power Sector Support Project in Sri Lanka.