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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Hillary Clinton: US administration’s new face on Libyan mess – Obama takes back seat- NATO Takes over

It is the president of the United States who walks through a massive Mahogany door to meet the press corps in the White House, when the administration wants to give a major statement to the nation and the world. Americans or the world viewers have never seen the U.S. president’s chief diplomat, the Secretary of State, walking elegantly and a royal manner through a massive brown Mahogany door to make a vital statement on behalf of the administration to the nation and the world.

A new Elections Commissioner for Sri Lanka

Mr. Mahinda Deshappriya has been appointed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new Elections Commissioner to replace Mr. Dayananda Dissanayake. He will assume duties with effect from today.

The Wild Elephant census in Sri Lanka

The former CEO, Serendib Leisure Management Ltd, Srilal Miththapala, a senior tourism professional and the Immediate Past President, Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka is also a great wildlife enthusiast and an elephant lover.

Sri Lanka establishes a Metropolican City Corporation to administer LG institutions in Colombo

The Cabinet of Ministers In the cabinet meeting held yesterday, the cabinet of ministers under the chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to establish an organization under the name of Colombo Metropolitan City Corporation, with a view to assist the five Local Bodies in the city region namely the Colombo Municipal Council, Dehiwela- Mt Lavinia Municipal Council, Sri-Jayawardenapu

CWG probe: Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit “unaware of indictment”

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday parried questions on reports claiming that she has been blamed for irregularities in Commonwealth Games works by a probe committee. "I have got it through media and I don't have any idea about the report," Dikshit told reporters.

Greater pressure for human rights in Iran

On Sweden's initiative, the UN Human Rights Council decided on Thursday to establish a special rapporteur for human rights in Iran. The rapporteur will gather information on the situation in Iran and help to call attention to human rights problems in the country.

Corporate lobbyist Nira Radia seeks stay on film based on her

Corporate lobbyist Nira Radia has approached the Delhi High Court which issued a notice to the producer of the film Monica-the Politics of Murder on her plea against the release of the movie on the ground that it depicts her private life in a 'scandalous' manner.

Jayalalithaa overtakes Karunanidhi: Announces several freebies including 20kg free rice to every ration card holder

In a political battle between Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi and former chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the latter overtook the former by promising plenty of freebies including 20kg free rice to every ration card holders and free lap top to the students from plus one up to College education.

Mobile Consular Service in Montreal

After a gap of nearly six years, the High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canada, on Sunday 20th March 2011, held a Mobile Consular Service in Montreal for the convenience of the expatriate Sri Lankan community living in and around Montreal.

India sends drinking water to quake-hit Japan

India has sent 10,000 litres of bottled water to Japan, reeling under the devastation caused by twin disaster, and said its search and rescue team of 45 members will leave for that country Saturday evening.

Former president Chandrika’s Security head sentenced to two years RI

Sri Lanka’s Former president Chandrika Bandaranayke’s Security head Senior Superintend of police (Rtd.) Nihal Karunaratne was today sentenced to two years rigorous imprisonment suspended for ten years by the Colombo High Court Judge Kumuduni Wickremesinghe for obstructing the duties of a police officer.