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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 102

Monthly archive

Main opposition party obstructs parliament demanding PM’s resignation

Nepali Congress (NC), the main opposition party in the parliament, on Monday staged protest in the parliament demanding immediate resignation of Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal.

Sri Lanka’s First Lady calls for a broader dialogue to help children suffering from Autism

Sri Lanka’s First Lady Madam Shiranthi Rajapaksa representing Sri Lanka in a special conference being held at Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, has emphasized the need of a broader dialogue for the welfare and development of mentally handicapped children, considered suffering from Autism.

Suu Kyi has talks with Myanmar Minister

Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met with a senior Myanmar government official on Monday for the first time since her release from house arrest, and he described their talks as a “first step” toward further cooperation in the military-dominated country.

Sri Lanka: Counsel for ex-army commander again moves for time in SC to obtain instruction

When the fundamental rights petition filed on behalf of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka came up before the Supreme Court on Monday (25), the Counsel appearing for him again moved for time to obtain instruction as to whether to proceed with the said application.

Raja’s claims: BJP seeks PM, Chidambaram resignation

The main opposition party, Bharatiya Janata Party, on Monday said it was clear that the controversial 2G spectrum allocation process had the consent of both the Prime Minister and the then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and demanded their resignations.

Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Minister meets with Indonesian Foreign Minister in Bali

Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris had bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the Regional Forum in Bali, Indonesia, with Mr. Marty Natalegawa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia.

India signs civil nuclear deal with South Korea

India on Monday signed a "historic" civil nuclear cooperation agreement with South Korea, paving the way for the possibility of Seoul exporting its atomic power plants.

The Pathfinder Foundation – Columbia University: Promoting Home Grown Harmony in Diversity

Elazar Barkan Professor of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University conducted a seminar on Historical Memory as a Tool for Conflict Resolution.

Yester year Silver Jubilee film star B S Ravichandran Passes Away

Famous yester year silver jubilee hero and competed with Tamil Cine kings MGR and Sivaji and gave super hit movies like 'Kadalikka Neramillai", "Kumarippen", "NAAN", "Moondrezhuthu", "Adhekangal" and several other movies, B S Ravichandran passed away on Monday night.

First Sri Lanka National Policy on HIV and AIDS in the world of work

Sri Lanka’s first National Policy on HIV and AIDS in the world of work was launched in Colombo. The Cabinet of Ministers officially endorsed the Policy in December 2010 and called for joint implementation between Labour Ministry and the Ministry of Health.

PM kept out of Lokpal in Govt draft

The government draft on Lokpal Bill, which is expected to be considered by the Cabinet this week, does not include the Prime Minister in the purview of the ombudsman but the final call on the ticklish issue will be taken by Parliament and its Standing Committee.

“Autonomous Council proposal is to address backwardness with seriousness”: Imchen

Nagaland Home Minister Imkong L Imchen said the State Cabinet’s decision to recommend a proposal to the Government of India for granting “Autonomous Council status” to the Eastern Naga areas comprising of four districts---Mon, Tuensang, Longlen and Kiphire---was to address the “backwardness” of the region with seriousness.

In TN: Cradle baby scheme extended to five more districts - Jayalalithaa announces

The Government of Tamil Nadu has extended the cradle baby scheme to five more districts in the state.

Sri Lanka Expo 2012

Sri Lanka Export Development Board which is involved in the promotion and development of exports in realization of the accelerated development for export trade in par with other development activities has taken the measures to raise development projects. The major strategy adopted by EDB is the implementation of its strategic plan for the year 2011-2015 with a target of US $ 15 billion.

The 5th FAO Asia Pacific Region Ministerial Meeting of Aquaculture is being held in Sri Lanka

The 5th FAO Ministerial Meeting on Aquaculture for the Asia Pacific Region will be held in Sri Lanka on 28 and 29th at Hilton Hotel in Colombo. The Ministerial Meeting in which 250 representatives from 18 countries, including 14 Ministers of Fisheries will participate and the meeting will be inaugurated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the 28th morning.