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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2398

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Dayanidhi Maran resigns his ministerial position

Dayanidhi Maran , the DMK Member of Parliament has resigned as the Union Textiles Minister on Thursday, a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) named him as an accused in its status report on the 2G spectrum allocation scam probe submitted in the Supreme Court.

Sri Lanka’s Indigenous People to celebrate their International Day on a grand scale

Indigenous people in Sri Lanka are to celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of the World's Indigenous People on August 9th on a grand scale this year.

Tibetans refugees prevented from celebrating Dalai Lama’s birthday

Authorities in Nepal prevented Tibetan exiles living here to celebrate the 76th birthday of Dalai Lama on Wednesday

CBI report on 2G Spectrum: Dayanidhi Maran fate hangs in balance

Amid pressure from various political outfits to sack Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran, the Congress Core Group met at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official 7, Race Course Road residence on Wednesday evening to discuss the status report submitted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the 2G spectrum scam.

Lanka Orix Finance to start trading from today

Lanka Orix Finance (LOFC) will commence trading today with a reference price of Rs.5 per share via an ‘Intorduction’ at Sri Lanka’s capital market in Colombo.

Fonseka challenges the 2nd CM’s verdict imposing 30 months RI; Respondents’ submission resumes on July 12

The submission of the Respondents - the members of the Court Martial that imposed 30- months Rigorous Imprisonment on the former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka – will resume on July 12 before the Court of Appeal.

Foreign Minister S.M.Krishna arrives in Dhaka

India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna reached Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Wednesday on a three-day visit.

SC rejects UNP’s appeals against CA Judgments on Homagama, Wennappuwa and Rajanganaya Local Government Bodys’ Elections

The Supreme Court yesterday (6) rejected three appeals filed by the main opposition United National Party against the judgments of the Court of Appeal in respect of nominations for the Pradeshiya Sabhas for Homagama, Wennappuwa and Rajanganaya.

A slow recovery at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock Indices gained amidst price appreciations in selected blue chip counters. However, speculation was also witnessed to a certain extent with retail investors showing interest in counters such as Touchwood (TOUCH) and Expolanka Holdings (EXPO). A positive sentiment seems to be developing slowly.

2018 Winter Olympics Awarded to South Korea

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the International Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday.

Strong post-war growth potential opportunity for Pak investors: Lankan Minister


Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister for Industries and Commerce of Sri Lanka on Wednesday said his country aims to boost economic, trade and commercial ties with a genuine friend like Pakistan.

Massive Development of Anuradhapura District under Sri Lanka’s Annual Deyata Kirula Exhibition

An ambitious massive programme to develop the infrastructure of the 22 Divisional Secretariat Divisions of the Anuradhapura and the adjoining Welioya Divisional Secretariat Division at a cost of Rs. 3,000 Million will be launched from next Monday (11th July) in conjunction with the “Deyata Kirula” (Crowning of the Nation) Exhibition 2012 to be held in the Anuradhapura District.

Doping scandal: Sacked Ukrainian coach fears for his life

Sacked athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik on Wednesday expressed fear for his life in India and defended himself by claiming that he did not play any role in the doping scandal that resulted in six of his trainees testing positive for banned substances.

Sri Lanka: Deccan’s GA8 Airvan takes to the skies on its maiden flight

Deccan Aviation Lanka, Sri Lanka’s leading domestic airline became the first airline in the region to operate the GA series aircraft when its maiden commercial flight took to the skies outbound from the Ratmalana domestic airport to Wirawila.

Sri Lanka: SC informed steps taken for election to Sri Lanka Cricket

Attorney General yesterday (6) informed the Supreme Court yesterday (6) the Sports Minister has made a public announcement to hold the election for the appointment of officials to the Sri Lanka Cricket.

Sri Lankan Tourism, Numbers and Value

Now Sri Lanka is enjoying the dividends of peace .The growth of the tourism sector can be witnessed. This is more important for the economic growth since the country always depends on garments as well as traditional exports like tea.

Orchestrated media campaign to mortify Army and ISI

November 2000 elections in USA were gerrymandered by Zionists to get George W Bush elected. 9/11 was masterminded by Jews, Bush and Dick Cheney to achieve strategic and economic objectives by making Afghanistan and later Iraq as bases of operations.

Ministers sanction Mega Tourism Development Project and a large Irrigation Scheme

The Cabinet of Ministers of Sri Lanka who met under the chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday has approved a proposal to develop “Katana” a suburb of the capital Colombo as a large scale integrated tourism city.


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