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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

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Mahinda at Thulhiriya

Mahinda at Thulhiriya

Mahinda in Thulhiriya

Congress softens on nuclear deal

By Allabakash - Syndicate Features
The so-called climb down by the top leadership of the Congress on the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal has been interpreted as a ploy by the leading partner in the ruling UPA coalition to prevent a premature exit of the 29-month old government in preference to unpredictable consequences that would follow polls. The future of the nuclear deal itself may look doubtful, though optimists will disagree. No matter what the speculation over the government completing its full five-year term will still not go. Of more interest now will be the guess about the prospects of the Congress if polls do take place within the next 12 months.

All set for the FCCISL Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

The Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year Awards has been conducted for the 12th year running and is a uniquely national honour and recognizing the valuable contribution by the entrepreneurs of the country, said Nawaz Rajabdeen, President, Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) at the Press Conference following the signing of the MOU with Suntel Ltd to be the Strategic sponsor of this Awards ceremony. This is the third consecutive occasion Suntel has been the strategic sponsor for this Prestigious Awards Ceremony.

The Tiger’s Way of Taking Cover

In the aftermath of the sea clash which took place in the Pesalai seas today (18) around 4.30 a.m, naval units conducting a search operation in the area recovered a boat fitted with two Out Board Motor(OBM) engines and inside laid four (04) dead bodies. They also rescued three persons who were floating. Later the bodies as well as the injured were taken to the Mannar hospital for treatment. It is important to analyze how a group of persons got caught in the middle of this incident as those who hate to see tigers losing their hold in the Wanni would prefer to blame the Navy for killing civilians. It is indeed too early to tell whether those who caught in between the fire are tiger sympathizers or innocent civilians

Successful bond issue confirms foreign investor trust in Government’s Ten Year Vision for Development – Mahinda Rajapakse

President Mahinda Rajapakse “The validity of the trust that investors have placed in us is confirmed by the successful international bond issue for US $ 500 million that was closed yesterday,” said President Mahinda Rajapakseat the opening of the Thulhiriya Textile Export Complex today (19). President Rajapakse aid: “When for the first time our government went to the international markets and launched a Sri Lankan bond issue for US $ 500 million, it was oversubscription by over three times the issue on offer, in the face of the many obstacles, attempts at sabotage, false and harmful publicity and attempts to frighten investors, confirms the trust and confidence the international financial markets and foreign investors have in our Ten Year Vision for development,


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