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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2903

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Tissa Wijeratne, the new Sri Lankan Ambassador to South Korea

Sri Lanka’s longstanding career diplomat Ambassador Tissa Wijeratne, presented his credentials to President Lee Myung-bak at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea.

Spectrum case: Kanimozhi bail plea deferred

A Delhi court on Saturday deferred the arguments on the bail applications of DMK MP Kanimozhi and Kalaignar TV MD Sharad Kumar, accused in the 2G spectrum case, on their plea that they may be heard after the judge frames charges in the case.

LTTE operative Rudrakumaran’s accountability -USSC ruling on ‘Material Support’ to terrorism – Part One

The Sri Lanka-born now New York-based U.S. naturalized citizen and immigration attorney who heads the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam whose organization has vowed to create a separate state for the Tamils in Sri Lanka Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran is again in the news; this time his name emerged in a dialogue Sri Lanka’s ambassador to the UN Dr. Palitha Kohona and his deputy Gen. Shavedra Silva had with the representatives of the Human Rights Watch in early September.

No Modi-Advani rift, says BJP

With Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s absence bringing the rift within to the surface, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday went on an overdrive to speak on the need for “unity” in the party, saying early polls cannot be ruled out on account of government being in a “suicidal mode”.

Letter from America: The 66th UN General Assembly Session

Last month the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, and the U.S. President Obama all spoke at the U.N. While for the first time in years, Abbas behaved and spoke like a leader, taking proactive measures instead of waiting for someone else to call the shots, it is hard to decide whose speech was worse: Netanyahu’s or Obama’s.

Big Boss 5: Host Salman Khan wants Shakira, Lady Gaga in show

Actor Salman Khan has expressed his desire to see Colombian singer-dancer Shakira, pop icon Lady Gaga and Bollywood filmmaker David Dhawan locked in the house for this season of the hit reality show.

Swedish King Carl Gustav confers on King Abdullah the Bronze Wolf Award

King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, held a meeting Friday at his ranch at Al-Janadriyah with Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf, the Honorary President of the International Scout Fund.

Telangana issue: Centre feels more time needed for talks

Amid pressure from various quarters for an early decision on Telangana issue, the Union government on Saturday said more consultations with various parties are needed on the contentious Statehood demand and the exercise would take “some time” to end.

Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam tells the Human Rights Council that the trend of ‘Might is Right’ needs to be discouraged at all costs

Statement Delivered by Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam, regarding the deferral of the Draft Resolution ‘Transparency in Funding and Staffing of the OHCHR’, during the final day of the 18th Session of the Human Rights Council.

Forthcoming Marriage of Top Model and Legendary Cricketer: Shane Warne Bowled a Maiden Over Again

British national newspapers reported on Saturday that Shane Warne, the legendary Australian spinner, had proposed to Liz(Elizabeth) Hurley, the Estee Lauder model, over a romantic meal at an exclusive hotel in Scotland. They have been in love for over 10 months.