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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

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Buoyant corporate earnings is yet to boost investor sentiment

Acuity Stockbrokers Research in their Market review indicated that the week saw both indices moving up marginally with the All Share Price Index (ASP) gaining 58.08 points or 0.91% and the Milanka Price Index ( MPI ) gaining 36.96 points or 0.65% The ASPI closed at 6406.52 and the MPI closed at 5698.85.

2G-Spectrum Scam:Special Court directs CBI to furnish records regarding Union Minister P Chidambaram to Subramanian Swamy

The Special Court for CBI cases in Delhi on Tuesday directed the CBI to handover some records sought by Subramanian Swamy to include Union Minister P Chidambaram in the 2G-Spectrum Scam.

Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court okays the Expropriation Bill

The Deputy Speaker Mr. Chandima Weerakkody informed Parliament today that Supreme Court has upheld that the draft expropriation bill, the Assets Acquisition Bill is in consistent with the constitution of Sri Lanka.

Expropriation Bill to re-acquire loss making former State Enterprises to be submitted in Sri Lanka’s Parliament today

When the Sri Lanka Parliament meets at 1.00 p.m. today, the Speaker Mr. Chamal Rajapaksa is due to announce to Parliament the Supreme Court decision on the Expropriation Bill titled Revival of Under-performing Enterprises and Under-utilised Assets Act.

Eid celebrated with fervor all over India

Thousands of Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Zuha or the festival of sacrifice all over India with much fervor and celebrations and offered special prayers.

Bruce Haig does more damage to Tamils in Sri Lanka by helping the LTTE

Given that LTTE acts of terror were carried out inside the country, with the exception of the politically stupid murder of Rajiv Gandhi in India in 1991, and that the war is now over, it is probably time to drop the single-source vetting of former members and associates of the LTTE as terrorists; particularly when all members of the Tamil community in the north of Sri Lanka were associates of the LTTE in one way or another - Bruce Haig, retire Diplomat.

After rows, Anna Hazare set to recast team

With his team rocked by controversies, Anna Hazare on Monday said he plans to restructure his core committee to also give representation to religious minorities, tribals, dalits and youths to strengthen the campaign against corruption.

US Delegation led by Robert O. Blake to participate in the 17th SAARC Summit

Robert O. Blake, Jr., Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs will travel to the Republic of Maldives from November 8-13 to attend the 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit.

Now Deoband tells Muslims “Don’t celebrate birthdays”

Darul Uloom Deoband has advised Muslims against celebrating birthdays, contending in a fatwa that Islam does not permit such a practice which is a "tradition of western countries".

Srilal to Address WTM 2011 in London

Srilal Miththapala, the Project Director of SWITCH-Asia Greening Sri Lanka Hotels Project will be one of the five speakers at the seminar on “Making Destinations More Sustainable” which will be held on 8th November 2011 at the North Galley of the World Travel Market (WTM) exhibition premises.

Ranil requests support from Mano Ganesan

UNP leader Ranil Wickramasinghe has written to DPF leader Mano Ganesan requesting support for the formation of standing committees and general administration of CMC headed by UNP mayor Muzammil.

A Bright Morning Turned To A Purple Mourning

A young member of parliament for Jaffna District, and lawyer my good friend Raviraj was assassinated on the 10th Nov. 2006. With in two hours after his interview with Derana TV “Derana Aruna” between 7.30 to 8.00 am, he discussed the A9 closure and then attacks on civilians in Vaharai. A bright morning turned to a purple mourning by 9.00amof very same morning; Today is the 6th anniversary of this martyr.

Minister Devananda Instructs Police To Take appropriate Measures To Curb Crimes Sweeping Across Jaffna City

Douglas Devananda , Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development, chairing the Development Council meeting of Jaffna Divisional Secretariat Division held at the Divisional Secretariat, said that it was necessary for the Police to resort to action to curb the wave of crimes and other illegal activities fast spreading across the city of Jaffna.

Court approved the blocking of lanka

Nugegoda Magistrate court has approved the Government blocking the lanka e-news. com