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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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Sri Lanka’s Opposition Leader extends support to the PCS concept of finding a solution to the ethnic issue

Deviating from its earlier stance, Sri Lanka's main opposition party, the United National Party says that it would participate in the Parliamentary Select Committee by the government to find a solution to the ethnic issue. Opposition and UNP leader, Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe has said that his party is ready to participate at the PSC process.

Govt prepares to bring new budget on Thursday amid threats of opposition parties to obstruct House

The government has made necessary preparations to bring new budget for the fiscal year 2011/12 on July 14.

Treatment in Singaporte almist over:Super Star Rajnikanth lekely return on July 13

Superstar Rajnikanth is likely to return to the country on July 13, after over six weeks of treatment for kidney-related ailments in Singapore.

Sankararaman Murder Case: Court directs Kanchi Sankarachariar and 23 Accused to appear in the court on July 18

The Principal District and Sessions Judge of Pondichery, T. Ramaswamy on Monday directed all the 24 accused including Kanchi Sankarachariar Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijayendra Saraswathi in the Sankararaman murder case to be present in court on July 18 for questioning.

Sri Lanka’s trade deficit expanded to US dollars 794 million in April 2011

Sri Lanka’s April Earnings from exports grew by 37.2 per cent to US dollars 746 million, while expenditure on imports increased by 53.7 per cent to US dollars 1,540 million according to the Central bank latest statistics.

Sri Lanka: Fonseka seeks to sit and vote in Parliament; CA issues notice on present Elections Commissioner

The Court of Appeal on Monday (11) issued notice returnable for July 18 on the Elections Commissioner who is presently holding the office.

Supreme Court declines order on PIL against Minister Kapil Sibal

The Supreme Court on Monday refrained from passing any order on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal accusing him of reducing a penalty amount favoring Anil Ambani-headed Reliance Infocomm (RCOM), saying persons aggrieved can avail remedy under the law.

Sri Lanka: Fonseka appeals against CA order that dismissed his Writ against 2nd CM: SC to take up on July 18

The appeal filed by former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka, challenging the judgment of the Court of Appeal that dismissed his Writ application against the 2nd Court Martial, was on Monday (11) listed by the Supreme Court to be mentioned on July 18.

“Coercion in Aircel case’: CBI wants Delhi police probe

The CBI has sought a Delhi police probe into allegations of coercion and blackmail levelled by former Aircel chief C Sivasankaran against the then Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his associates to "force" him to sell his stake in the company to a Malayasia-based group.

Recruitment Agency Directress bemoans she was arrested for human trafficking - SC re-fixes hearing for July 18

An aggrieved Managing Directress of a foreign employment recruiting agency laments that hers is s licensed one, but she had been arrested without any cogent evidence for purported human trafficking.

Kalaignar TV money trail leads I-T officials to Kolkata firms

The money trail in the 2G telecom spectrum scam has led the Income Tax Department to 19 “non-genuine” companies in Kolkata, allegedly used by Kalaignar TV to return Rs. 230 crore, taken as “loan”, to Cineyug, after a probe was initiated into it.

Land Grab cases against DMK MEN: Democratic government or emergency rule-Karunanidhi questions

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(DMK) leader and former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has wondered the way of police action against his party men allegedly involved in the land grabbing crime.

UPFA is confident of winning majority of Institutes in the North in the forthcoming LG Elections in Sri Lanka

The United People’s Freedom Alliance is confident of winning power in most of the Local Government Elections, especially in the Jaffna and Kilinochchi districts for which elections will be held in the 23rd of this month. Elections to 65 Local Government body’s will be held on this day which includes one Municipal Council, 20 Urban Councils and 34 Pradeshiya Sabhas (Village Councils).

Pakistan is fast slipping out of hands of USA

The US having failed to achieve any of the stated political and military objectives in Afghanistan is now desperate to pullout safely but cannot do so due to number of reasons. The US trained and enlarged ANA as well as police are unable to confront Taliban threat at their own.

Media organizations could lose credibility overnight, says Sri Lanka Acting High Commissioner in UK

Britain’s phone hacking controversy shows how a media organization that may seem credible one day could lose all that credibility the next day, Sri Lanka’s Acting High Commissioner in the UK, PM Amza told the Asian Tribune adding his voice to the ongoing debate.