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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2345

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President Mahinda to inaugurate first South Asian Beach Games Festival in Hambantota tomorrow

The first South Asian Beach Games Festival, in which 8 South Asian countries are participating, will be launched tomorrow by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the newly constructed Beach Stadium in the Hambantota beach. The games will be held until the 14th of this month.

Sri Lanka is to call for International Bids for oil exploration in Mannar

Minister Susil Premajayantha said that the government will launch a bidding round for the remaining five blocks set apart for oil exploration in the Mannar Basin. He has said that the government plans to call for a competitive bid soon to explore oil in the remaining five blocks of the Mannar Basin following the discovery of a natural gas deposit in the country's seas off the northwest coast.

Steve Jobs' made the world a simpler, better place: Indian celebrities

A visionary, leader and entrepreneur par excellence -- that's how Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, 56, who died of cancer on Wednesday, will be remembered by Indian celebrities, businessmen and politicians who feel his products made the world a simpler and better place.

Minister Devananda visits villages by bicycle to look into their grievances


Minister Devananda has started visiting the villages of the peninsula by bicycle to look into and solve the problem faced by people. Accordingly recently Minister visited Vasanthapuram and Niththiyaoli areas.

Navratra festivities end in India

Nine days of Navratra festivities in India culminated on Thursday in Dussehra, when effigies of demon king Ravana were burnt to symbolise the triumph of good over evil. It also marked the end of Durga Puja when idols of the mother goddess are immersed in rivers.

Dr. T. Jayasinghe, appointed Dean of the Diplomatic Corp in Palestine

Dr. T. Jayasinghe, Representative (Ambassador) of Sri Lanka in Palestine has been appointed the Dean of the Diplomatic Corp in Palestine with immediate effect by the Palestinian Authority.

Mother of Rajiv killer Perarivalan meets ex-Supreme Court judge Krishna Iyer

The mother of Perarivalan, one of the three convicts sentenced to death in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on Thursday met former Supreme Court judge V. R. Krishna Iyer, seeking his intervention to save his life.

Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam Elected Vice Chair of UNCTAD’S Trade and Development Board

Tamara Kunanayakam, Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, has been elected as a Vice Chair representing the Asia Group of the Trade and Development Board (TDB) of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) at its 58th Session held 12 – 28 September 2011 in Geneva.

Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai to visit Sri Lanka

Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka from 8-10 October 2011. This would be his first visit to Sri Lanka, since he took over as Foreign Secretary in August 2011.

The Joint Working Group Meeting on Fishing postponed

The Joint Working Group meeting scheduled to be held today with the Minister of Fisheries Aquatic Resources Minister Dr. Rajith Senaratne has been postponed.


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