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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2347

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Free fall stops at Colombo Bourse

Colombo Stock Indices bounced back on Wednesday the 13 July 2011 after experiencing huge dips during the week. The recent additions to the stock market, Softlogic Holdings (SHL) along with Vallibel One (VONE) attracted the investors to help All Share Price Index (ASPI) gain and boosted the turnover.

Ellen Goldstein appointed new WB country director

The World Bank (WB) has appointed Ellen Goldstein as the new country director for Nepal. She has been serving as the WB country director for Bangladesh since November 2009.

Alleged Sex Scandal of Swamy Nithyanantha: Chennai police seeks forensic report of the video tapes from Karnataka police

The Chennai city police decided to get the forensic report obtained by the Karnataka police regarding the originality of video tapes showing in a compromising position of Swamy Nithyanantha and Tamil film actress Ranjitha.

Former AIGP Bista sent to judicial custody over Sudan APCs purchase scam

Special Court on Wednesday sent former Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Deependra Bahadur Bista to jail after he failed to deposit Rs 10 million over his involvement in multi-million Sudan mission scam.

Treatments over: Super Star Rajinikanth returns to Chennai- Fans given rousing reception


The Tamil Mega Star Rajinikanth on Wednesday night returned to Chennai from Singapore after recuperating from his ailments. He was looks brisk but was seen jetlag.

SAARC to seek legally binding emission cuts

The upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in the Maldives later this year will seek a framework for “legally binding” emission target to tackle global warming.

Children and Armed Conflict in Sri Lanka: Palitha Kohona clears misconceptions

Presenting detailed underlying realities of child soldiers and armed conflict in Sri Lanka that have been ignored by a report released by the U.S.-based Conflict Dynamics International which Sri Lanka’s envoy to the United Nations Dr. Palitha Kohona described as an endeavor “to stroke up embers of a bitter past and politicize the issue of accountability related to child recruitment”, Sri Lanka told the U.N at an open debate at the Security Council July 12 that despite the impressive progress to end the child soldier era Sri Lanka continues to remain on the “Naming and Shaming List” of the UN Secretary General’s Annexes.

UAE condemned serial bomb blasts rocked Mumbai, killing 21 people, injuring 100 others

"The UAE condemns this terrible, appalling crime and affirms its full solidarity and standing with the government of India in confronting these criminal acts," foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said in a statement.

Sri Lanka SLTB commence intercity super luxury service with Volvo buses

Sri Lanka government along with the Transport Ministry recently step in to launch a Volvo luxury bus on a one month trial basis, as part of a move to expand island nation’s Sri Lanka Transport Board’s (SLTB) intercity super luxury bus service.

World 'Chess' champion ship games will be held in Chennai nest year

The FIDE World Championship title chess match between Viswanathan Anand and challenger Boris Gelfand of Israel will, in all probability, be held in Chennai in April next year.

Sri Lanka’s Muslim and Tamil Ministers urge people of North and East to strengthen the government

It is essential that the people of the North and East strengthen the United People’s Freedom Alliance in the forthcoming elections to expedite the massive development work being carried out in these regions.

U.S Pressure Tactics - Mumbai Blasts

On July 13, (yesterday) evening three bomb blasts have been reported in the crowded Dadar, Opera House and Zaveri Bazar areas of Indian financial hub “Mumbai” In these blasts 21 killed and more than 113 individuals have been injured. Indian government put New Delhi and other states capitals on high alert.

Professor G.L. Peiris leaves tomorrow for Pakistan

Sri Lanka’s Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris leaves tomorrow (14 July) for Islamabad on a two-day official visit.

A threat to the credibility of the University of Kelaniya

Academics of the Kelaniya University Faculty of Science, have shown their strong opposition to the statement that “research results have been based on assumptions and advice received from divine godly forces.”

Communal Reservation in TN: 69% will continue without excluding Creamy layer-Jayalalalithaa announces

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has announced that her government decided not to exclude "Creamy Layer" among backward classes from the ambit of 69 per cent reservation in the State.

MOD further sans pre-travel approval to North

According to Military Liaison Office, pre-travel approval for diplomats, INGOs/NGOs has been lifted from today (12th July), facilitating North bound travel without producing MOD travel approval document.

The real axis of evil

Israel, mainly created by Zionist terrorism and ethnic cleansing which saw three-quarters of indigenous Arab inhabitants of Palestine dispossessed of their homes, lands and rights has emerged as the leading terrorist state of the world. The US has given full liberty to it to indulge in indiscriminate human rights violations against the Palestinians in Gaza and West Bank.

Sri Lanka takes steps arrest attacks by Wild Elephants

The Sri Lana government has introduced a compensation scheme to assist the people getting affected by the wild elephants.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner touches down at Delhi airport

The first ultra long-haul passenger jet with a capacity to fly about 250 passengers non-stop up to 16,000 km touched down at the IGI airport here on Wednesday.


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