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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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Sri Lanka Deputy Minister successfully negotiates the immediate release of fishing boats from Maldives

Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera during his two-day official visit to the Maldives from July 30th to August 2nd, 2011 has successfully negotiated the immediate release of the seven fishing boats which were held in custody in the Maldives, and also requested the Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Dr. Ibrahim Didi, for speedy legal procedures when dealing with future such cases.

Sri Lanka-born Sanje Sedera makes his imprint in Nevada State Democratic Party

To make a significant presence in a national political party in the United States as an immigrant is not a very easy achievement.

PM Khanal inducts 10 new ministers in his cabinet despite strong objection from his own party

Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal on Monday administered oath of office and secrecy to 10 new ministers despite strong objection not only from opposition parties but also from his own party, CPN-UML.

Sri Lanka & Iran discuss mutual cooperation, mull for early 2012 JEC meet

Iranian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Seyyed Amir Mansour Borghai (left) greets Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry & Commerce at the dinner meeting hosted by Minister Bathiudeen on July 28.

Sri Lanka’s inflation reaches high to 7.5% in July

The both - year-on-year and annual average inflation of Sri Lanka had moved upward to 7.5% and 7%, respectively, in July 2011, from 7.1% and 6.7% in June 2011.

Sri Lanka: Heads of local bodies won by the P.A at the recently Local Government Elections take oaths before the President

Heads of 45 local bodies won by the Sri Lanka’s ruling United People's Freedom Alliance at recently held Local Government Elections took oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday (01) at Temple Trees.

Sri Lanka’s Colombo stock Indices stay largely unchanged

Colombo Stock Market gathered momentum during early hours of trading on the hope of relaxed credit rules and started to ease out later during Monday the 1 August 2011. Transaction of a significant stake of Orient Garments (OGL) helped the turnover while stocks like Grain.

2G scam : BJP seeks House debate on PM, Chidambaram “involvement”

Seeking to corner the government over the second-generation (2G) mobile telephony spectrum scam, BJP on Monday moved a notice for immediate discussion in the Rajya Sabha contending that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and then Finance Minister P Chidambaram were "equal party" to the decision to allocate spectrum.

Government Minister alleges that UNHCR and NGOs discriminate Sri Lankans in the North

Ministry of Industry and Commerce Mr. Rishard Badiuddin alleges that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), certain NGOs operating in the North, Jaffna Divisional Secretary and certain government officials are discouraging Muslims of the North who were made refugees by the terrorists from returning to their original habitats.

BJP dilemma on selecting new Karnataka CM

Deadlock continued in the ruling BJP in Karnataka over finding a successor to BS Yeddyurappa, whose exit as chief minister has triggered an intense power struggle in the party.

Sri Lanka: CA Writ appeal challenges 2nd CM Order; Fonseka's Counsel replies on August 3

Counsel for the former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka's is to make his submission in order to reply to the submissions made by the Counsels for the Respondents in his Writ petition challenging the verdict of the 2nd Court Martial.

Detained Sri Lankan at Delhi airport skips, held later at Hyderabad

In a major security lapse, a Sri Lankan national, arrested by the Delhi airport police for travelling on a forged passport, managed to escape and reached Hyderabad by boarding a flight right under the police nose.

Sri Lanka: Touchwood launches ‘Sandun Arana’ at Badulla

Another step of "Sandun Arana National Programme" has been recently launched covering Badulla District under the guidance of Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and with fullest corporation of Touchwood PLC (TOUCH).

Sri Lanka request to the EU to list LTTE front organizations as terrorist entities

The Government of Sri Lanka on 28 July, updated its request to the European Union (EU) to list front organizations of the LTTE as terrorist entities, as they had done the LTTE since 2006.

Batticaloa International Trade Exhibition 2011

The revival of Sri Lanka’ economy through internal and external trade has ensured that all parts of Sri Lanka reap the benefits and after decades the East of the country will see a new chapter opened. The Batticaloa International Trade Exhibition 2011 (BITE 2011) would usher new openings to the ‘City of the Singing Fish’.

Rs 1,000 old age pension for Sri Lankan Refugees in TN: Jayalalithaa announces-5,544 beneficiaries

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has announced a monthly old-age dole of Rs. 1000 to 5,544 Lankan Tamils living in refugee camps in the state.