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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 80

Monthly archive

CWG scam: CAG report drags in PMO in appointment of Kalmadi

Dragging the PMO in the CWG mess, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on Friday said Suresh Kalmadi had been appointed Organising Committee chief at its behest in 2004 despite "serious objections" and highlighted how wasteful expenditure worth several hundred crore rupees was caused in organising it.

Vice President of Philippine to visit Sri Lanka

Vice President of Philippines Mr.Jejomer Binay is to visit Sri Lanka for the inaugural ceremony of the 29th Asia Pacific Regional (APR)Scout Jamboree to be held in Dambulla next April. Philippines Vice President is the Chairman of Asia Pacific Region Scout Committee of the World Scout Organization and the National president of the Boy Scout of Philippine.

Stock market crash leaves investors poorer by Rs 1.3 lakh crore

Investors were left poorer by over Rs 1.33 lakh crore after Friday's stock market crash, even as the market managed to recover nearly half of the losses suffered earlier during the day.

Sri Lanka’s NDB Bank appoints new Chairman and Deputy Chairman

Sri Lanka’s leading development bank- National Development Bank PLC (NDB) recently appointed renowned businessman- H D S Amarasuriya as Chairman while Ashok Pathirage was appointed as Deputy Chairman of the Bank.

Failure to prevent illegal pesticides with Arsenic constituent; CA issues notice on Registrar of Pesticides

A report from Hospital reveals that more than 20,000 people died from kidney diseases and more than another 20,000 people are suffering from kidney disease in the North Central Province known as “Rajarata” as a result of contamination of Arsenic constituent in pesticides.

Krishna serves legal notice on news agency

In an extraordinary step, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on Friday served a legal notice on Press Trust of India (PTI) for reporting that he appeared to be absent-minded when called upon to make a statement by the Lok Sabha Speaker.

Lalin’s Column: They never came, they never saw but they are bloody marvellous liars

There is a concerted propaganda effort by the scattered and battered but still scheming remnants of the terrorist LTTE like the GTF and their British mercenaries (political and media elements)to frighten SL with Western intervention.

Large number of golf carts to shuttle pilgrims in Makkah

A program launched Wednesday uses 500 golf carts to transport visitors and Umrah pilgrims to and from the Central Area near the Grand Mosque and parking lots, Col. Mish’al Al-Maghribi, Director of Makkah Traffic Department, said.

Banned ULFA seeks changes in statute

The banned ULFA on Friday sought amendment in the Constitution for finding “meaningful” ways to protect the rights and identity of indigenous people of Assam.

Leading Malaysian financial group CIMB forms a Joint Venture in Sri Lanka

The Chief Executive of Malaysia's CIMB financial group Mr. Nazir Razak has said that after end of war, Sri Lanka has picked up its growth upsurge and opportunities come up for investments in areas including infrastructure development.

Sri Lanka: TNA calls upon government to resettle uprooted people in their original place of abode

Tamil National Alliance, which is considered as the main moderate Tamil political party in the mainstream politics called upon the Sri Lankan government to resettle the uprooted Tamil civilians in their original land.

Bank strike hits operations across India

Banking operations were disrupted across the country on Friday with the employees of public sector and some private sector banks going on a day-long strike.

No Taxation without Representation: Reduction of Tamil voice in Sri Lanka

A close ‘Sri Lanka Watcher’ and a onetime professional colleague of this writer from the U.S. State Department referring to the official declaration of Sri Lanka election commissioner about the reduction of elected representation to this South Asian nation’s parliament from the predominantly Tamil electoral district of Jaffna highlighted the slogan of the American revolution: No Taxation without Representation.