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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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Article 35, which provides immunity to President from any law suit, but does not apply in Fonseka’s Writ appeal - Counsel

Counsel for the former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka argued that even though the Article 35 of the present Constitution of Sri Lanka provides immunity to the President from any law suit, in the light of Section 79 of the Army Act, it shall not apply in the present case.

India, U.S., U.N. targets of biggest ever cyber attack

China’s role is being suspected by security experts in the biggest ever series of cyber attacks uncovered to date, where hackers were found to have broken into networks of the Indian government, United Nations and US defence companies.

Colombo Stock Indices close on a mixed note

Colombo Stock Indices were almost stagnant during early trading on Wednesday the 3 August 2011 and saw slight gains as the day progressed. However, amidst the negative trend witnessed during the latter half, All Share Price Index (ASPI) closed in red and Milanka Price Index (MPI) closed in green. Price appreciations of John Keells Holdings (JKH) and Dialog Axiata (DAIL) helped MPI gain.

Sri Lanka - Venue for 12th Asia-Oceania Port Forum and Air Freight, Shipping and Logistic Expo 2012

The 12th Asia-Oceania Regional Meeting and Port Forum of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) will be held in Sri Lanka in March 2012.

Sri Lanka: Agri Genesis launches ‘GrainPro Portable Granary’

Sri Lanka’s Agri Genesis Lanka Pvt Ltd recently announced the launch of the ‘GrainPro Portable Granary’, a reliable and quick-to-setup hermetic storage system which addresses the multiple issues of Sri Lanka’s agricultural storage problems and its attendant woes.

Let Us Work Together To Combat Non Communicable Diseases

The high level UN Summit on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), due to be held in September 2011 in New York, is the second such High Level Meet (HLM) on a global health issue—the first one held 10 years ago was on HIV/AIDS.

Lalin’s Column: Sanga –Brilliant strokes and some referrals

A great Sri Lankan is Kumar Sangakkara . At a time when SL was being ground into the dust in England (and not only at cricket) he mesmerised the lords and ladies of the MCC with his oratory. He received a standing ovation.

Sri Lanka launches a “Peace Collection” Project to assist 82,000 women rendered as widows by the terrorist war

The three decades of terrorist war in Sri Lanka has rendered 82,000 women as widows by the end of the war in May, 2009. The Sri Lanka Minister of Industry and Commerce plans to revive the country’s handloom textile industry in the war-torn north-east with a project modeled on the Rwandan Peace Collection where baskets woven by war-widows were sold at Macy’s department stores.

In Tamil Nadu:Jayalalithaa government's first Surplus Budget for Rs 174 Crores-Benefits worth over Rs.8,000Crores also announced

The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government lead by Ms Jayalalithaa in Tamil Nadu on Thursday presented its first budget for 2011-12 since coming to power in May, unveiling new schemes and additional benefits worth over Rs. 8,900 crore.

Indian firm to set up knowledge and medical hub in Maldives

An Indian firm will be setting up a $200 million worth knowledge and medical hub in the Maldives while bilateral ties continue “in a high trajectory.”

A National Breast Feeding Week is underway in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has declared a National Breast Feeding Week, which started last Monday and will be held until the 7th of this month.

In Kerala:Eminant Sanskrit Scholar Sankanran Namboothri passes away

Eminent Sanskrit Scholar and Bhagavatham exponent of Kerala, Malliyoor Sankaran Namboothiri died at residence Tueday Night (02 August) at his residence in Kuruppanathara in Kottayam district. He was 90.

Zionists Pessimistic Impacts on U.S. Economy

On August 2,2011, President Obama finally signed the bill of raising the government’s debt ceiling and cut trillions of dollars from its spending and time benignly avoided a first-ever government default.

Hotel rates up in Makkah

The rates of hotel rooms and residential units in the Central Area of the Grand Mosque increased by 150 percent on the first day of Ramadan due to an influx of Umrah performers and visitors.

Congress lead UPA government sole responsible for abnormal price hike in the country: Jayalalithaa slams

Slamming the Congress lead UPA government at the centre for the price rise, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said it was the Centre’s responsibility to bring down the prices.

Relief for UP Chief Minister Mayawati—Court says no tax on “Gift of love”

In a relief to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal filed by I-T department challenging a tax tribunal order exempting from tax gifts received by her during the assessment year 2003-04.

America should step back

Although Pakistan has remained tied to USA since early 1950s and never shirked from volunteering its services whenever the US asked for, but the relations between the two never matured into long lasting strategic relationship. The US befriended Pakistan only to serve its short term interest and no sooner its objectives were accomplished it was left high and dry. It always ditched Pakistan at a time when its support was needed the most.

Spectrum scam: Tata denies charge of paying Raja bribe

Tata group chairman Ratyan tata has rejected allegations of giving bribe to former telecom minister A. Raja to secure 2G spectrum allocation and said charges being made in the court proceedings were an attempt at diversion.

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa and Parliamentary Delegation calls on the President of India

The Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka Chamal Rajapaksa, visiting India with a delegation of Parliamentarians at the invitation of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar, called on the President of India, Smt. Pratibha Patil, on 2 August at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan.