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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2586

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Sri Lanka gifted central library building to Maldives

At a colorful official ceremony held in Male’, Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Rohitha Bogollagama officially handover the Central Library building, which is a gift to the Government of the Maldives by Sri Lanka. The building was handed over to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives Abdullah Shahid. The President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, at the invitation of the Minister Bogollagama, unveiled the plaque of the Library building. The Maldivian Foreign Minister while appreciating the gift of the library said that the Library is testimony of the friendship and co-operation between the two countries.The Sri Lankan Minister said that the historical relations that dates back to several millennia and the contemporary relations that have been diversified into many spheres of co-operation have received new impetus with the increased interaction and involvement between the two countries in the recent period. Mr. Bogollagama added that the gift of Library will help contribute towards realizing the vision of the President of Maldives to create a knowledge based citizenry.

Colonel Karuna arrested in London

KarunaVinayagamoorthy Muralitharan nom de guerre Colonel Karuna has been arrested this morning in London for traveling in forged passport. Home office in Britain has confirmed the arrest.