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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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“No decision to sue EU; It is just a view expressed by Prof. Peiris” – Samarasinghe

Despite Prof. Peiris’ claim on suing the EU over temporary suspension of the GSP plus to Sri Lanka, Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe today said there is no such decision adding it is “just a view expressed” by the former.

Nepal former PM proposed for Noble Peace Prize

Nepal government has officially proposed former prime minister and President of Nepali Congress as a candidate for the Noble Peace Prize next year. A meeting of the cabinet held on Thursday made a decision to this effect.

Karunanidhi goes nostalgic about Christian missionaries who enriched Tamil, greeting Christians on X’mas

Greeting the Christians in the State on Christmas eve, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi went nostalgic about those Christian Missionaries of the 17th and 18th centuries who did yeomen service to the Tamil language and contributed for its enrichment.

Opposition Candidate’s Plans are Ambiguous – Minister Ranawaka

The opposition presidential candidate retired General Sarath Fonseka has not yet revealed his plans on developing and ruling the country, if he wins the election. The two major parties which support him have different ideas and have made contradictory statements several times, Environment Minister Patalie Champika Ranawaka said yesterday at a media briefing held in Colombo.

Sri Lankan President on building new bridges of tolerance and understanding

The spirit of Christmas is one of loving and giving. It brings together families and communities to share the joy of the birth of Jesus Christ who brought with him the great teaching of love that is at the core of Christianity.

Sri Lanka: “Government Will Face Any Investigation – But The Damage Is Irreparable,” – Media Minister

The opposition’s presidential candidate General Sarath Fonseka’s controversial statement just cannot be neglected and as it had done a grave damage to the country, Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said.

While Fonseka is barking the wrong tree the Navy seize Prabhakaran's escape ship

Gen.Fonseka's (Rtd) statement levelling charges against the Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse had led to his condemnation from various quarters.

Nepal PM to make six-day official visit to China

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is leaving for China on Saturday for a six-day official visit to the northern neighbor.

Chinese funding worth US$ 410 million for projects in Sri Lanka

Three framework agreements amounting to US$ 410 million were signed between Secretary to the Treasury P.B. Jayasundera and the Vice Minister of Commerce of China Chen Jian on 23rd December 2009, under which the Chinese government will provide concessional funding for several projects in Sri Lanka, including the second international airport at Mattala.

Telangana lawmakers threaten to quit

The Government of India's decision to take a second look at the formation of a separate Telangana led to protests in the region on Thursday, with 82 of the 119 members of the Andhra Pradesh legislature from the region as well as 11 of the 12 Congress members of Parliament threatening resignation, the newly-formed all-party joint action committee calling for a shutdown and studends of the Osmania University in Hyderabad clashing with the police.

Seva Vanitha Unit donates Rs.4 Million for Seruwila Hospital

The Seva Vanitha Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently made a donation of Rs. 4 million to the Ministry of Health for the construction of a 20 bed Ward for women and children at the Seruwila Hospital in Trincomalee, making its total contribution to the Seruwila hospital to be more than Rs. 6 million.

India Will Have To Lift Its Game

Whatever is happening to Indian hockey? There was a time when gloom descended on the whole country if the team performed badly in a major international tournament. Today, there is no reaction, not even if it is mauled by Pakistan.

Palestinians appeals Sri Lanka Muslims to vote for Mahinda Rajapaksa

Palestinians in and out of Palestine have extended an appeal to Muslims of Sri Lanka to wholeheartedly support President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the forthcoming Presidential election.