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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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Govt to present new budget on July 14

The government has decided to present annual budget on July 14 notwithstanding the calls of opposition parties to bring new budget only after the formation of national consensus government.

Confusing war time and peace time scenarios by successive Sri Lankan governments

Confusing war time and peace time scenarios, India’s attitude on President J.R.Jayawardene and Mahinda Rajapaksa, the torching of Jaffna Library and the rigging of District Development Council election, and handling of protests by Chandrika and Mahinda Rajapaksa Presidencies are the topics covered in the veteran Sinhala writer Mr. Wasantha Priya Ramanayake’s latest “Lankadeepa” article entitled “Messing up of War Time and Peace Time”.

Drug peddling case: Interpol wanted Sri Lankan national nabbed at Chennai Airport

Interpol wanted drug peddling accuse, a Sri Lankan, who is detained at the Chennai International airport by the immigration authorities in the wee hours of Sunday.

Nano is here in Kathmandu after its first int’l launch in Colombo a month ago

Tata Motors on Sunday launched Nano, the world’s cheapest car, in Kathmandu. The launch of Nano in Kathmandu comes a month after its first international launch in Sri Lanka.

India: Shocking expose of “sex change” operation on baby girls

Baby girls are being 'converted' into boys in Indore (Madhya Pradesh) by the hundreds every year - at ages where they cannot give their consent for this life-changing operation.

Liquidity crunch is on and the market is in the red

Acuity Stockbrokers Research in their market review indicated that both indices continued on the downward trend seen for most of this month with the All Share Price Index ( ASPI) losing 157.47 points to close at 6892.56 and the Milanka Price Index ( MPI) losing 161.57 to close at 6439.30. ASPI contracted by 2.23% and the MPI by 2.45%.

Lokpal draft: Civil society to be kept off, says Kapil Sibal

After a not so pleasant experience of engaging with Anna Hazare’s team in drafting of the Lokpal Bill, the government says that there will be no such experiment in the future.

Subsidizing fertilizer will make the nation slaves to fertilizer companies

In a letter to the Editor, Ranil Senananyake pointed out that, “The current subsidy in fertilizer is essentially an aid to the fertilizer industry.”

Baba Ramdev thunders again in Delhi

Twenty days after he was bundled out of Delhi, yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday came back to the Capital to visit a woman follower who was seriously injured in the crackdown during his protest against corruption.

Fuel Price hike: UPA partner Karunanidhi lashes out at the Central Government

Former chief minister of Tamil Nadu and partner in the UPA government at centre has lashed out for increasing fuel prices especially Cooking gas and diesel.

Ranjan Mathai, Envoy to France, named next Foreign Secretary

Ending weeks of speculation, the government has decided to appoint Ranjan Mathai , India's ambassador to France, as the next foreign secretary.