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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2730

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British Referendum- British people have spoken

Only 32% of the British people have consented to change the existing system and bring in an Alternative Vote System.

Kanimozhi lawyer passes all blame to Raja, no decision on bail

A decision in bail application of Kanimozhi, daughter of M.Karunanidhi, is likely to be taken on Saturday.

Maldives strongly oppose the United Nations expert panel’s report- Maldivian Foreign Minister

Sri Lankan war effort and the defeat of terrorism are being condemned internationally instead of being applauded the Maldivian Foreign Minister Ahmed Naseem, speaking to reporters in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

Gamlin named new Arunachal Pradesh CM

Jarbom Gamlin has been sworn in as new Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh succeeding Dorjee Khandu who was killed in a helicopter crash on April 30.

ASEAN must thoughtfully handle Burma's proposal for chair

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been considered granting military-led Myanmar (Burma) the chair of the grouping in 2014, regardless of grave concerns about human rights violations and sham democratic system.

Sri Lanka grant fertilizer subsidy for all crops with effect from 6th midnight

Sri Lankan government has decided to grant the fertilizer subsidy for all crops with effect from midnight yesterday (May 06), the government said.

Bangalore man kills Israeli girl, stuffs body in fridge

An Israeli woman who had come to India to learn yoga was murdered allegedly by her Indian lover, a yoga instructor, who kept the body hidden for 18 days in a refrigerator, Bangalore police said.

Sri Lanka Power Minister to shave his head and spend a hermit’s life

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Power and Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka plans to shave his head and spend a hermit’s life for 10 days, from May 08 with his twenty-five Jathika Hela Urumaya party supporters said Ministry statement.

Lankem Paints awards for winners of Robbialac "Ada Dinana Pata" World Cup Campaign

One of the leading painters in the country, Lankem Robbialac recently joined hands with FM Derana on a very successful "Ada Dinana Pata" campaign, a radio competition whereby Sri Lankan cricket fans took part and cheered and supported the Sri Lankan lions right throughout the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

Sri Lanka to issue 5 Rupees postal stamp for Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations

Sri Lanka will today (07 ) release, a 5 Rupees postal stamp and first day cover on Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary celebrations.

Burma: Petition Calling For UN Commission Of Inquiry Delivered To British Foreign Office

A petition with 5,323 signatures calling for a UN Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity in Burma and organized by Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) and Partners Relief and Development, was delivered to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) on Friday.

Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe appointed as the High Commissioner to Australia

Sri Lanka’s Former Navy Commander Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, has been appointed as the High Commissioner for Sri Lanka to Australia.

Sri Lanka: Janashakthi powers St. Joseph College Rugby

One of the leading insurer’s in Sri Lanka, Janashakthi Insurance (JI PLC) has signed up as the Principal Sponsor of the St. Joseph’s College (SJC) Rugby Team for 2011. Janashakthi’s Managing Director Prakash Schaffter and Chairman St Joseph’s College Sports Council & Chairman Hornets Association Lalith De Mel inked the agreement recently.

Lanka - Israel Agricultural Ministers explored new vistas of mutual cooperation

The Minister of Agriculture of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane, and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the State of Israel Orit Noked, who is currently on a bilateral visit to Sri Lanka, explored new vistas of mutual cooperation between Sri Lanka and Israel.

Nepal: New Chief Justice Regmi assumes office

The newly-appointed Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi on Friday assumed his office shortly after President Dr Ram Baran Yadav administered him oath of office and secrecy. He is succeeding outgoing Chief Justice Ram Prasad Shrestha.