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

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Marriages made in Heaven: Shashi Tharoor starts his third innings

In his matrimonial life, former Union Minister for state for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor has started his third innings while tied the auspicious "Thali" aroound long-time friend Sunanda Pushkar's neck.

Indian PM to raise visa fee hike during Obama visit

India will raise the issue of the proposed increase of visa fees with US President Barack Obama during his visit to the country in November, Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur said on Sunday.

Ex Navy Chief Wasantha Karannagoda appointed as High Commissioner for UK

Highways Ministry Secretary and former Navy Commander retired Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda has been picked to be Sri Lanka’s next High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka media reported on Sunday.

More LTTE Arms & Ammunition Found-SLA

Sri Lanka Army has found more Arms and ammunition in the Vanni area. These dangerous weapons were recovered while on a search and clearing of land mines.

Maoist-India relations plummet amid political deadlock in Nepal

The already troubled relations between Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) party and India has worsened further amid prolonged political deadlock in Nepal.

Climate change figures in Japanese Minister, Jairam Ramesh talks

Visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada met Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday and is understood to have discussed global issues such as climate change in the run-up to the UN climate meet at Cancun later this year.

Second Court Martial on Fonseka continues

The second General Court Martial against disgraced Army Chief, Sarath Fonseka, resumed sittings on Friday, (August 21) where both prosecution and defence completed leading of evidence of the fourth witness.

It is paradoxical for US to sermonize on human rights

The US has earned the dubious reputation of pursuing double standards and making unsubstantiated allegations against a country which it wants to browbeat. These unholy tactics are applicable to friends and foes alike except for Israel, India and western world.

Armed robbers get 34 years in prison and 2,700 lashes

The Court of Cassation in Riyadh announced that it endorsed a Shariah decision issued by the General Court in Riyadh for imprisonment of four people for a total of 34 years and 2,700 lashes of the whip after they were convicted assaulting expatriates and robbing them.

Junta-backed group has a definite edge in Myanmar polls

A veteran politician contesting Myanmar’s upcoming elections said Sunday the political party backed by the ruling military junta will easily win the most seats because challengers face financial and other handicaps.

A section of newly constructed National Highways sinks in Coimbatore

A newly constructed National Highways(NH) Road in Coimbatore to commemorate the World Tamil Classical Conference(WTCC) held in Coimbatore recently, sank at least half a foot following water-logging at the culvert.

Sri Lanka to receive next IMF tranche in September

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission today stated in Colombo that Sri Lanka was due to receive the next tranche of US $ 200 million (Rs. 23 billion) under the US $ 2.6 billion (Rs. 300bn) Stand-By Facility (SBF) by next month.