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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2765

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Archaeological survey of Lord Budhha’s birth place begins with UN support

An international team of archaeologists has begun a three-year survey of the archaeological ruins of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini.

The Concept of Timelessness in Buddhism

Our life exists within the time frame of past, present and future. We were born years ago, live in the present and die at a future date. This is the concept we are adhered to. This concept of time is essential for the benefit of mankind and without which the orderly functioning of the society would not be sustainable.

4.59 Crore Voters in Tamil Nadu: EC all sets for conducting General Elections in May 2011

The Election commission all sets to conduct the general election in Tamil Nadu in May this year, released the full voters list on Tuesday. Round about 43 laks voter have been added to the State's electorate since the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

A request to minister Basil Rajapakse

While appreciating the energetic minister’s tireless work in promoting tourism and foreign investment into our land, I would like to point out to him the shortcoming of the non availability of any literature on Sri Lanka in Arabic.

TN Assembly revokes the suspension of the Nine AIADMK MLA's: Mercy shown by Karunanidhi

Repeated pleas to revoke the suspension of the nine AIADMK MLA's turned down by the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker, Chief Minister M Karunanidhi has showned mercy on them and the suspension was revoked by the Assembly on Tuesday.

Fight against Dalai Lama to be intense: China

A top Chinese official heading the Tibet administration has said fight against Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama is meant to be "lasting, intense and complicated" and the government faced "arduous task" of keeping secessionists away.

India has initiated measures to rehabilitate Kankesanthurai Harbor

The Government of India has initiated arrangements to rehabilitate the Kankesanthurai harbor located in the North-western tip of the Island of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: SC re-fixes hearing for June 3 on Murikandi Pillaiyar Temple litigation initiated by hereditary trustee

The Supreme Court yesterday (11) re-fixed for hearing on June 3 the fundamental rights petition seeking that the Murikandy Pillaiyar Kovil should be returned to the hereditary trustee.

Colombo Stock Indices gain amidst reduction in interest rates

Sri Lanka Stocks gained on Tuesday the January 11, as Central Bank reduced policy rates by 25 and 50 basis points respectively. This is in contrast to other emerging markets which are raising rates in view of inflation according to brokers.

Delhi’s road rage: Pilot runs over restaurant manager

The Capital’s road rage claimed one more life on Tuesday. The city is known for beatings and killings over minor incidents like overtaking, parking in another’s slot or even loud honking.

Lalin’s Column: Kandulu Jayasuriya (KJ) poisons SL

He has ignored that 300,000 Tamils used by the terrorists as human shields were liberated in that month and the country was freed from the 30 year terrorist scourge that had taken nearly 100,000 lives.

Jai Ho!: Prince Charles plans eco-friendly shanty in India

Prince Charles wants to build an eco-friendly shanty town near Kolkata or Bangalore for 15,000 poor Indians, inspired by the one he saw in Oscar-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire', a media report said.

The truth & lies of life in Post-War Jaffna

My first impressions of post-war Jaffna peninsula was certainly not how it was made out to be by both western and local media, missing too was the horrific scenarios supposed to be taking place on a regular basis.