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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 103

Monthly archive

Actor’s son among nearly 300 youngsters detained after rave party

The over 300 blood and urine samples collected from those present at the sensational Khalapur rave party, Navi Mumbai, have been sent to the state forensic laboratory at Kalina in Mumbai to check if the revellers were under the influence of any narcotic substances.

Sri Lanka: CA restrains picketing campaign against Seylan Bank

The Colombo District Court yesterday (29) issued an Interim Injunction preventing the scheduled picketing campaign to be held today (30) in front of the Seylan Bank or its Branches.

Colombo All Share Price Index gains while Milanka Price Index dips

Colombo All Share Price Index (ASPI) was volatile during the day while Milanka Price Index (MPI) was mostly on a downward trend. However, ASPI closed in green with the buying pressure witnessed towards the end of trading. Speculation was witnessed today as well to a certain extent.

Sri Lanka DFCC Vardhana subordinated debentures rated 'A+(lka)'

Fitch Ratings Lanka has assigned to DFCC Vardhana Bank Limited's (DVB) proposed subordinated debentures of up to 1bilion rupees a National rating of 'A+(lka)'.

New Elections Commissioner to be substituted in Fonseka’s Writ application seeking his Parliamentary seat back

The Court of Appeal yesterday (29) allowed the substitution of the present Elections Commissioner as Respondent in Writ application of former Army Commander Fonseka seeking his Parliamentary privileges back.

The surge in global demand for apparels to boost Sri Lanka’s apparel exports

The Chairman of Sri Lanka largest single apparel exporter Brandix Lanka, Mr. Ashroff Omar said that Sri Lanka is seeing a surge in demand for apparels abroad which may allow the sector to meet industry targets earlier than planned.

N.K. Ilangakoon - Sri Lanka’s New Inspector General Of Police

Sri Lanka cabinet of ministers has yesterday approved the appointment of senior Deputy Inspector General of Police N.K. Illangakoon as the new Inspector General of Police.

Japan Provided Human Resource Development Scholarships to Young Sri Lankan Public Officials

The Government of Japan has provided opportunities for young public officers with high potential to pursue a two-year Masters Degree in Japan with a view to contributing to the development efforts of Sri Lanka under its Human Resource Development Scholarship scheme.

Airtel to power the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2011

Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, recently announced the Platinum sponsorship of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2011. The Summit, which is the foremost business forum in Sri Lanka, is organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce for the 12th consecutive year.

Sri Lanka: Rights plea against disputable police assault on Free Trade Zone workers

Rights violation petitions by ten workers of the Katunayake Free Trade Zone (FTZ) were filed before the Supreme Court yesterday (29) on the impugned police assault on the purported peaceful demonstrators within the FTZ on May 30.

U.S. Exit Strategy – Intrigues against Pakistan

On June 25, 2011, during counterterrorism summit of Tehran the presidents of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan agreed to join forces in combating militancy. The participants of the summit stressed that their efforts would be aimed at eliminating extremism, militancy, terrorism, as well as rejecting foreign interference, which is in blatant opposition to the spirit of Islam, the peaceful cultural traditions of the region and its peoples’ interests,” the statement said.

Sri Lanka: Hameedia kicks off 2011 Wedding Collection with Royal theme

Sri Lanka’s leading and benchmarked menswear specialist, Hameedia, launched its 2011 Wedding Collection inspired by the recent Royal Wedding.

Demonize Sri Lanka, make a fortune

Sri Lanka has been confronting a hydra-headed monster for the past 30 years. In classical mythology this monster is a water serpent with nine heads each of which on being cut becomes two. It means any evil appears to intensify when grappled with.

Gurgaon’s high-rise growth impresses team from Kabul

Even while newspapers have exposed the pathetic infrastructure facilities in Gurgaon, neighbouring New Delhi, when many areas were submerged after the first rains ofmonsoon, the Haryana city received a study team from Kabul.

Sri Lanka: Janashakthi extends support to devotees at Anuradhapura for third consecutive year

Following the resounding success of its Vehicle Breakdown Assistance Service in Anuradhapura, Kandy, Kataragama and Madhu during the past years, Janashakthi conducted a similar service for the convenience of devotees and the general public, for the third consecutive year, at Anuradhapura and Mihintale this Poson Poya.

Sri Lanka approved international transactions to be conducted through banks in Renminbi - China's currency

Sri Lanka’s Central Bank today decided to include the Chinese Renminbi in the list of designated currencies permitted for international transactions through banks in Sri Lanka.

Handunnethi Rannulu Piyasiri – Sri Lanka’s New Ambassador to Myanmar

The Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Handunnethi Rannulu Piyasiri as the new Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Myanmar with effect from 1st July 2011.