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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2961

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Sun TV Saxena sent to two days police custody

Hansraj Saxena, Chief Operating Officer of Sun Pictures, is brought to Saidapet Court on Tuesday.

Applicability of IHL provisions to LTTE violent acts: Why was the West silent?

In Part One, it was noted that Sri Lanka’s Tamil Tiger movement fell into the category of ‘Belligerents’ under the International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

John Keells deals heal turnover at Colombo

Colombo Stock Indices were volatile during early trading as the selling pressure prevailed. However, the negotiated deals pertaining to John Keells (JKH) between foreign parties coupled with some Banking sector counters triggered the buyers to help close the indices in green.

Bollywood, gays slam Azad for insensitive comment

Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday found himself at the centre of a storm and under attack from Bollywood stars and gay activists for calling homosexuality a “disease.”

Sri Lanka: Fonseka’s Writ challenging his cashiering re-fixed to be mentioned on August 4

The Writ application of the former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka challenging the impugned sentence of the Court Martial to cashier him was yesterday (5) re-fixed to be mentioned on August 4.

Indian wanted for rapes, murder in UK held at Delhi airport

The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Indian national, with an Interpol red corner notice for sexually assaulting four women and murdering one two years ago in Britain.

Sambuddhatva Jayanthi – apt time for new Animal Welfare Act

“Without enforcing the law to guarantee the animals’ right to life and ensuring their freedom from human cruelty and ill - treatment, putting up posters, banners and boards at public places, preaching ahimsa (non-violence) and exhorting Buddhists to observe the Sambuddhatva Jayanthi through practice is mere rhetoric that serves no practical purpose.”

Govt lifts ban on screening Delhi Belly after an agreement to remove ‘obscene’ dialogues

The government on Tuesday lifted the ban on the screening of popular Hindi movie ‘Delhi Belly,’ after the official distributor of the movie for Nepal agreed to remove some dialogues deemed obscene by Nepal Film Censor Board.

Sri Lanka: Seylan Bank hand in hand with sustainability initiatives

Seylan Bank PLC’s sustainability initiatives reached a remarkable milestone recently as the “Bank with a Heart” recently reached out to the impoverished villagers in Devamulla in Horana and conducted a Health Camp at the Devamulla Primary School.

Pakistan has “trained force of 14,000 Kashmiri militants”

Pakistan has reserved 12,000-14,000 fully-trained Kashmiri militants who would be used against India in case of a war, The New York Times has quoted a former militant commander as saying.

Sri Lanka Government indicates concern over the plight of Rizana Nafeek

Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G. L. Peiris writes to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud on Rizana Nafeek who is languishing in the death row in a Saudi prison.

State Banks provide Rs. 1,500 Million for Sri Lanka’s One Million Housing Project

6 State Banks provided Rs. 1,500 million as financial assistance for the Janasevana (people’s habitat) housing loan project. The relevant agreement was signed on Monday, in the presence of President Mahinda Rajapakse at Temple Trees.

Sri Lanka: LOLC gained over 600% profit through selling LOLC Finance stake to 156 private Investors

A joined business establishment with Japanese financial giant Orix Corporation, Sri Lanka’s Lanka Orix Leasing Company (LOLC) led by Business figures Rohini Nanayakkara and Ishara Nanayakkara duo had received over 600% capital gain through disposing its 10% stake of Lanka Orix Finance Company (LOFC) to nearly 156 private investors in April to May this year, financials of the company outline.

India Grant SLR1200 Million to Build 150 Bed Hospital at Dickoya

The foundation stone laying ceremony of the proposed 150 bed hospital at Dickoya near Hatton in the Central Province was held on 4th July 2011. Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health along with Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India laid the foundation for the construction of the Hospital at the project site.

2G-Spectrum Scam:Union minister Dayanidhi Maran accusses by CBI-Got into SC clutches

The DMK union Textiles Minister and the brother of Sun network icon Kalanidhi Maran has got into the clutches of the Supreme Court. The Central Berau Of Investigation(CBI) on Wednesday charged Maran in the 2G-Spectrum Scam.