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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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Sri Lanka completes final stage of resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons in the Jaffna

The final stage of resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons in the Jaffna Peninsula completed under the patronage of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at Kevil village in Jaffna recently.

Black money: Supreme Court appoints SIT to monitor Govt steps

The Supreme Court on Monday appointed a high-level Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by former apex court judge B P Jeevan Reddy to monitor the investigation and the steps being taken to bring back black money stashed away in foreign banks.

European Monetary Union in Crisis

"EU is the largest economy according to CIA facts book, but it has the weakest Central Bank in compared to the Federal Reserve of the U.S. or the Bank of England or Japanese central bank because European Central (ECB) set up to depend on its capital rather than the ability of creating money which other central banks can do as they are backed by a taxation authority (i.e. a proper government). Rather than Greece the issue of ECB must be the priority issue for finance ministers of the EU".

Telangana issue hots up: Congress MPs resign to put pressure on Govt

Congress MPs from Andhra Pradesh demanding a separate Telangana resigned on Monday even as the Centre said it has not taken a final decision on the “extremely sensitive and complex” issue of carving out a separate State.

SriLankan Airlines’ slash air fares by 15 – 20 percent

Sri Lanka’s National Carrier SriLankan Airlines’ has slashed its overall air fares by 15 – 20 percent said the air-line.

Sri Lanka mobilized U.S.$ 380 Million as project loans during the 1st 4 months of 2011

The revenue of the Sri Lankan government has increased by 19.8% in the first five months of 2011 with tax revenue recording an increase of 23.8% compared to the same period of 2010.

Second reshuffle of TN Cabinet within 50 days : Senthur Pandian sworn in as new miniser

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) supremo J Jayalalithaa has reshuffled her cabinet for the second time within a span of fifty days.

Shangri-La is to open its Hambantota hotel in 2013 and Colombo in 2014

Mr. Madhu Rao, Chief financial officer of Hong Kong based Shangri La group, has said that its two hotels in Sri Lanka which are now in the final design stage will cost about US$ 630 million to build. The group bought a six acre block of state land in Colombo's 'Galle Face' beach front for US$ 125 million to build a 500 room hotel, shopping and apartment complex.

Turnover lowest since Mid-March at Colombo

The week kicked off with unimpressive turnover levels at Colombo Bourse, while indices also ended in red. However, it was heartening to see rekindled interest in fundamentally strong stocks.

Lawmaker arrested on charge of misusing diplomatic passport

Police on Monday arrested a lawmaker belonging to ruling CPN-UML Naradmani Rana on charge of misusing his diplomatic passport.

Sri Lanka: The Fort of Jaffna is to be converted into a tourist attractive centre soon

Sri Lankan government intends to declare northern Fort of Jaffna as the tourist attractive location while preserving its archeological values once the restoration works are over.

Philippines presented ‘‘Noli Me Tangere’ and ‘El Filibusterismo’ to Sri Lanka

Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to Sri Lanka Bahnarim Abu Guinomla handed over two books, ‘Noli Me Tangere’ and ‘El Filibusterismo’ to the Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera, in commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of the author Dr. José P. Rizal.

DMK's election debacle happens on a own act of party-men: M K Alagiri predicts

M K Alagiri, Union Fertilizer Minister and elder son of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, has said that his party was being criticized more by our own party-men than opposition leaders or workers for family politics.

A Childhood Fraught With Dangers

"God has sent us on this earth for a picnic. Let us enjoy. Once it is over we all will have to go back." These pearls of wisdom are from 14 years old Mohd Enamul Hasan - a resident of Talchhadi village of Jessore district in Bangladesh, whose only dream is to get a passport and visit Darjeeling.

13 year old boy shot by Army Jawan:CB-CID took over the investigation

A sad incident took place in Chennai as an Army Jawan shot a 13 year old boy while he was claimbing a tree situated inside the defense enclave on Monday.

Construction of Sri Lanka’s 2nd International Airport progressing as scheduled

Construction work of the runway of the Sri Lanka’s second International Airport at Mattala in the Hambantota District has been completed. This airport is being constructed in a rural village which was earlier used only as the background for folk dramas and novels as Baddegama "the village in the wild". The new airport is being construction in a plot of land amounting to 8000 hectares.

Unmasking A False Friend of the West: Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury

Can we admit that we have been scammed?   Many of us in the Western world believed the Bangladeshi journalist and publisher, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, when he called himself a "Muslim Zionist." Choudhury presented himself as devoted to Jewish people and Western principles of democracy. He won international acclaim and generous financial support as one of the few Muslims who affirmed our values by playing on the hopes and fears of the West in the post 9/11 world.

Gay sex a disease, says Health Minister Azad

Even as major cities in India on Sunday saw gay parades, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has said men having sex with men is not only a ‘disease’ but it is also ‘unnatural’.