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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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19 Muslim Fishermen were granted bail

The Muslim fishermen are all victims of the LTTE and they have suffered a lot and even in their rehabilitation they have suffered a lot. Instead of punishing them we must help them in their rehabilitation said Mannar Additional R.S.A. Dissanayake while granting bail to 19 fishermen in the Case No: 403/ 2012.

Sun TV wins bid to replace Deccan Chargers in IPL

Kalanithi Maran-led SUN TV, the South India-based media conglomerate, on Thursday, successfully won the bid to own and run the Hyderabad Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise team, replacing the debt-ridden Deccan Chargers which was terminated by the Indian cricket board.

I-T dept to probe source of funding of BJP chief firms

After Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Income Tax department too has launched a probe to trace the source of funding of various firms that invested in BJP president Nitin Gadkari's company Purti Power and Sugar Limited ( PPSL).

We won’t remain passive when our markets continue to become challenging’ – Rishad

Sri Lanka exports will not remain passive in the face of global downturn, vows Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce. “We are not going to remain passive at a time when our export markets around the world turn more challenging due to the decline in leading segments and the downward revision of GDP projections for India and China.

Kingfisher strike ends, 4-month salary dues for staff

The 26-day deadlock in Kingfisher Airlines was resolved on Thursday with the management agreeing to pay four months salary dues by December end to the striking employees who decided to resume work with immediate effect.

Swedish Princess Madeleine engaged

The Royal Court confirmed on Thursday that Sweden's Princess Madeleine is engaged to her long-time US banker boyfriend Chris O'Neill.

TB and Diabetes Linkage Calls for An Integrated Response

With diabetes largely associated with over-consumption of sugar by many Zimbabweans, it is hardly surprising that its link to tuberculosis (TB) is hardly a public health matter. TB kills more than 3,500 people each day worldwide, leading to approximately 1.4 million deaths every year. One-third of the world's population is currently infected with the causative agent of TB, and 8.8 million new cases of active TB are estimated to occur around the world each year.

Naveen Jindal releases tape to 'prove' blackmail by Zee News

In a new twist to its case against Zee News, Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) on Thursday showed tapes purportedly recorded in a sting operation alleging that the channel tried to blackmail the company and extort Rs. 100 crore for not airing stories against it on coal block allocation.

U.S. Ambassador Sison Visits Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation Site at Batticaloa Fort

U.S. Ambassador Michele J. Sison paid a visit on October 23, 2012, to view the historic Dutch Fort and see the completion of the $52,000 grant made under the 2011 Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The 26 year Sri Lankan conflict and effects of the 2004 tsunami had long prevented much needed conservation work to the area, but thanks to the AFCP grant, local partners have begun to rescue this national treasure, while simultaneously assisting to promote greater economic development through cultural preservation.

Popular comedian Jaspal Bhatti dies in mishap

Popular comedian and film director Jaspal Bhatti, who touched a chord with the masses with his humorous take on problems plaguing the common man, died when his car rammed into a roadside tree on Thursday night.

Winner of Export Awards since 2007: Kalhari Group Plans Reuse of Recycled Products in Sri Lanka

One of Sri Lanka’s most dynamic recycling companies is exploring avenues for using foreign expertise to reuse recycled waste materials within the country itself. Kalhari Group which has won export awards since its inception in 2007 for the export of recycled materials received a Merit Award at the recently held 20th Annual NCE Export Awards in the Agriculture Value Added – Medium Category.

Talk about Abolishing the 13th Amendment

Anyone of course has a right to advocate ‘abolishing the 13th Amendment’ or anything else for that matter. Sri Lanka should be a free country for peaceful political expression. But what is worrying is the almost ‘fanatical’ advocacy of the ‘abolition of devolution’ with the 13th Amendment by the Defense Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. What is apparent is his ‘anti-Tamil’ crusade.