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

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International community told: Help Asia’s Obama, don’t sit back and watch

Dubbing Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed as “Asia’s Obama,” its High Commissioner to the UK has urged the international community not to simply sit back and watch the country’ political deadlock.

26/11 attack: India lets investigating officers depose before Pak court

India has agreed to let officers investigating the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks depose before a Pakistani court through video conferencing.

Hambantota International Harbour - A Dream Come True

At a time when news about disasters all around take priority over development news, the appeal of that indefatigable young engineer Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrema, Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority calling the people of Sri Lanka to visit Hambantota harbor site and see the brown virgin earth getting covered with sea water brought tears to my eyes.

Govt to probe effect of chemicals injected into vegetables, fruits

There is a familiar saying –All that glitters is not gold. The same holds true for vegetables sold in Indian markets —All that looks green is not fresh. Shocking cases of vegetables being injected with highly dangerous chemicals to make them look healthy and colourful have come to light.

At last Union Minister M K Alagiri opens his mouth: Answered his first question in Parliament

After becoming as Union Fertilizer Minister in May 2009, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi's elder son M K Alagiri has opened his mouth in Indian Parliament and answered his first question. Due to lack knowledge in English and Hindi he did not speak in the Parliament for the past fifteen months.

Vidya Stokes, 83, elected to steer Indian hockey

A career politician, 83-year old Vidya Stokes has been elected Hockey India president after defeating former national captain Pargat Singh in the much-awaited polls on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia's population exceeds 27 million

Royal Kingdom of Saudia Arabia’s total population reached 27,136,977 which include 18,707,576 Saudis, according to the preliminary results of a general census.

Sri Lanka secures $500m for Colombo-Kandy expressway, 3+ hr trek down to 50 mins

Sri Lanka has secured $ 500 million from Asian Development Bank (ADB) for an expressway linking the capital and central hill city of Kandy.