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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2553

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Sri Lanka's New Hajj Committee Creates History

The Hajj Committee appointed by President Mahinda Rajapakse to streamline the Hajj Pilgrimage from Sri Lanka comprising of Alavi Moulana, Faiser Mustaffa and Azath Salley, under the direction of the President has made every significant changes in the way hajj arrangements that will be undertaken this year.

Thanjai Periya Koil is masterpiece of Dravidian Architecture: Dy.CM M K Stalin describes

Tamil Nadu State Deputy Chief Minister and son of Chief Minister M Karunanidhi have said that the Thanjai Periya Koil (Thanjavur Temple) as the masterpiece of the Dravidian architecture and the work on the temple began in 1003 AD and it was completed by 1010 AD.

The SAARC region is heir to a common civilizational continuum of great antiquity - Acting Minister Gitanjana Gunawardena

The SAARC region reflects a rich and varied plurality of cultural, linguistic, philosophical and spiritual traditions and were heir to a common civilizational continuum of great antiquity, stated Acting Minister of External Affairs Gitanjana Gunawardena when he addressed a Seminar on ‘Rituals, Ethics and Societal Stability in the SAARC Region’ at the SAARC Cultural Centre (SCC) on 23rd September 2010.

Prithivi II Fails to take off during a user trial: Technical Snag found

India's indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile failed to take off during a user trial from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur off the Orissa coast on Friday apparently due to a technical problem, defence sources said.

Iran to host the Asia Cooperation Dialogue ministerial meeting in November

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly sessions, a Ministerial Meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) took place in New York.

High Values adhered by Gurudev Tagore highlighted at Horana SriPalee Past Pupils Association ceremony

Innovative thinking, freedom of expression and appreciation of environment and other cultures were the values highlighted by Gurudev Tagore emphasised Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India Sri Lanka.

Japan to release detained Chinese fishing boat captain; tension may ease

Japan decided to release on Friday the captain of a Chinese fishing boat involved in a collision with its naval boats near the disputed islands, whose detention raised tensions between the Asian neighbours.

Jayalalithaa will hold demonstration meeting against ruling DMK, Ignoring death threat

Undeterred by the two threat letters warning of bomb attacks against party supremo J Jayalalitha if she held the proposed rally here on October 18, the Opposition, AIADMK today began preliminary work for the event.

QU marketing pupil’s ‘brilliant ideas’ praised

Qatar University (QU) marketing student Aysha al-Saleh was lauded for her exemplary performance in the apprenticeship programme of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) 2010, the region’s award-winning annual summer extravaganza.

Stop Exporting Cotton to foreign countries: Karunanidhi tells Union Government

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to not allow export of cotton till domestic requirements are fully met.

Over 180 local and foreign participants showcased a complete food processing chain

Over 180 Local and International Food Processing and Packaging companies participated to showcase a complete food supply chain at the Profoods / Propack 2010 Exhibition which was jointly organized by the Sri Lanka Food Processors Association and Lanka Exhibition and Conference Services.

Sri Lanka’s Master Blaster Sanath Jayasuriya bats for CIFL

Sri Lanka’s legendary all-rounder in the history of the game of Cricket¬- Sanath Jayasuriya, popularly known as “Master Blaster”, began a brand new inning this week, batting as the Brand Ambassador for one of the leading finance companies in Sri Lanka- Central Investments & Finance Limited (CIFL).