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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

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Desperate plea of a patriot for a permanent solution

In an open letter to Sri Lanka President MahindaRajapaksa Secretary General of Tamil United Liberation Front V. Anandasangaree, has pointed out that I am advising you in good faith that no satisfactory permanent solution can ever be found under a unitary system of Government.

Letter from America: All those Republican Candidates

The American public likes to be entertained and this is the time of the year, thanks to the presidential hopefuls, when they get more than their share of entertainment. Just watch the Republican debates on the TV, or listen to their silly talks on the radio, or read their comments or views on a plethora of issues, you are sure to get plenty of entertainment.

President Mahinda to present tomorrow the budget for the year 2012

The 65th budget of Sri Lanka is to be presented to the Parliament at 1.30 p.m. on 21st of November by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This budget for the year 2012 is the 34th budget of Sri Lanka and the third budget of the seventh Parliament.

Former Telecom Minister Sukhram jailed for taking bribe

There is something about Telecom portfolio at the Centre that seems to be full of temptations and monetary traps. Successive Telecom ministers till the recent case of Spectrum A. Raja, have been accused of some fraud or other.

"Current global economic situation provides impetus for EU firms to increase their exposure in Sri Lanka" - Minister Bathiudeen

“Belgian companies need to invest more in Sri Lanka. The expanding growth opportunities in Sri Lanka, compared with the current global economic situation, should provide the impetus for forward looking European companies to increase their exposure to the country.

CBI raids on Airtel. Vodafone offices

The CBI today carried out searches at the Vodafone office in Mumbai and Airtel office in Gurgaon after registering a case against ex-Telecom Secretary Shymal Ghosh and the two telecom service providers for alleged irregularities in spectrum allocation during tenure of Pramod Mahajan as Telecom Minister.

Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona Addresses the China – US Town Hall Discussion

Dr. Palitha Kohona was a panelist at the annual US – China Town Hall discussion at the University of Connecticut. This discussion was electronically linked to 50 locations in the US.

Dr Chris Nonis presents his credentials to Queen Elizabeth II

Sri Lanka’s new High Commissioner to Great Britain Dr Chris Nonis recently presented his credentials to the Queen Elizabeth II.

India, Russia to galvanize bilateral trade

India and Russia will strive to “galvanise” bilateral trade after it missed the $10 billion target set for last year.

Einstein Outclassed? – despite hype, cautious optimism at CERN!

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, famously known by the acronym CERN, has been a fascinating place for decades for both physicists and folks who have an interest in the field of nuclear science alike: it has the most elaborate labs in the world; the projects carried out by it are well funded by the organizations with deep pockets; it can boast about employing the best nuclear scientists in the world; above all, it can keep those of us who love physics in suspense for months, if not years, with the news of ‘potential breakthroughs’ that can change our perception of the universe that we live in.