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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2559

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Maldives to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Palestine at UN: FM

The Maldives pledged to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Palestine in the latter’s bid for statehood recognition from the United Nations.

Darkness behind deceptive screen of India shining

On one hand India claiming to be champions of democracy, secularism and human rights propagates that India is shining, on the other it suffers from highest rate of poverty, illiteracy, infant mortality, inequalities in society. There is unbounded poverty, mass illiteracy and entrenched social divides.

Modi ends fast, claims Gujarat is model of development

In a speech that clearly betrayed his political ambitions, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted he was the “first in six decades of independent India to deliver good governance.”

Sri Lanka re-elected unanimously Chairman of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization

Sri Lanka was re-elected unanimously as Chairman of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO) at the 51st Council Meeting held at Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

Upali Sarrath Kongahage, Sri Lanka Ambassador To Germany Presented Credentials

The newly appointed Ambassador of Sri Lanka, extraordinary & plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Germany, Upali Sarrath Kongahage, Attorney-at-Law, presented his credentials in Berlin to President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Christian Wulff.

SLT launches i-Sri Lanka in Jaffna - consistent, uninterrupted high speed internet

Sri Lanka Telecom, the nation’s number one integrated communications service provider and the leading broadband & backbone infrastructure services provider, on Monday 19 September, launched its ultra high speed Broadband Network under its nation-wide network modernisation project “i-Sri Lanka”.

Quake toll rises to 66 in Sikkim and India

At least 66 people have been killed, including 39 in Sikkim, and hundreds injured in the powerful 6.8 magnitude quake that hit the Himalayan state on Sunday evening, causing widespread damage to buildings and roads.

Reggie Ranatunga Foundation donates Ambulance to Ragama Rehabilitation Hospital

The Reggie Ranatunga Foundation donated an ambulance to the Ragama Rehabilitation Hospital fulfilling an essential need for the hospital. The ambulance that was donated is valued at Rs 7 million and the presentation was made by one of late Reggie Ranatunga’s sons, Ruwan Ranatunga, MP for Gamp;aha District to Dr Palitha Karunasena, Director, Rehabilitaion Hospital.

Cash-for-vote scam: Amar Singh’s counsel points fingers at Congress leader Ahmed Patel

Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh's counsel Ram Jethmalani on Monday made a u-turn and named before a Delhi court Congress leader Ahmed Patel as the source for the money in the 2008 cash-for-vote scam.

Big South Asian Construction Exhibitions in Colombo new year

Construction Expo 2012 is set to be held on 29th, 30th June & 01st of July 2012 at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre – one of the largest of the kind and it would showcase the most innovative technology and services around the world under a common platform. The Exhibition and Symposium is organized by the Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB).

Another group of Sri Lankans who were living in Tamil Nadu as refuges has returned

Another group of Sri Lankans who fled to South India due to the scourge of terrorist activities in Sri Lanka and were living in refugee camps in Tamil Nadu has returned to Sri Lanka. The number of such refugees returned to Sri Lanka so far exceeds 1,400. The United Nations High Commission Office for Refugees(UNHCR) assists in the programme of their return.