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Ashirwadha Bodhi Pooja’ for Sri Lankan President in Sweden


The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Stockholm, under the guidance of Ambassador Oshadhi Alahapperuma, held a ceremony at the Embassy premises to celebrate the 66th Birthday of President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday.

PM, Obama talks: Discussions on nuclear liability within India law, US told


Asserting there were 'no irritants' in Indo-US ties, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday met US President Barack Obama and said India was ready to discuss within 'four corners' of the law any specific grievances of American companies over civil nuclear liability issues.

Agreement for the restoration of Pallai- Kankesanthurai Railway Line signed


An agreement for the restoration of the Pallai-Kankesanthurai Railway Line in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka was signed yesterday between Mr. B.A.P. Ariyarathna, General Manager, Sri Lanka Railways and Mr. Mohan Tiwari, Managing Director, IRCON (a Government of India Undertaking) in the presence of Kumara Welgama, Minister of Transport, Mr. Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India, Mr. Dhammika Perera, Secretary, Ministry of Transport and Mr. A.P. Mishra, Member (Engineering), Ministry of Railways, Government of India.

Suu Kyi party moots poll registration

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's long-marginalised opposition party announced on Friday that it would register for future elections, paving the way for her to run for office for the first time.

Asservatha Pooja to Bless President Mahinda at Vattapalai Kannaki Amman Temple


An Aseervatha Pooja to bless Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his 66 birthday was held at the Kannaki Amman Temple, Vattapalai located at Mullaitivu.

Indira Gandhi: Iron Lady of India

A new definition was bestowed upon the role of South Asian women in the late 1960s, by the emergence of eminent female political figures from South Asia.

Indian-origin porn star to enter reality TV show Bigg Boss

If it was Pamela Anderson who raised the mercury levels in reality show Bigg Boss, this season Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone is set to add spice to the show by making an entry on Saturday.

Suu Kyi’s party will go into legal politics for democratization in Burma

The National League for Democracy party (NLD), led by Burma’s Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has decided to re-register officially so as to take part in upcoming elections. Out of 116 central committee members of the party, 106 representatives join in Friday meeting to make a historic decision.

Testifies On East Asia at United States Congress Hearing on International Religious Freedom

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) testified yesterday at a hearing in the US Congress on international religious freedom, providing evidence of continuing violations in Burma, Indonesia, North Korea, China and Vietnam.

External Affairs Deputy Minister meets Mayor of Beitunia of the Palestine National Authority


The visiting Mayor of Beitunia of the Palestine National Authority Arafat Khalaf called on the Deputy Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera at the Ministry of External Affairs, Colombo, on 15.11.2011.

Rebel UNP group charge sheets Sri Lanka’s opposition leader Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe

The rebels of Sri Lanka’s opposition party the United National Party who are supportive of Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa have charge sheeted the Party leader Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe.

U.S. Government to hand over the renovated Karadiyanaru Hospital

Karadiyanaru Divisional Hospital which has been renovated by the US Government will be declared opened on 22 November.

Seeking Pardon to Rizana Nafeek: A Doomed Mission, Shamed the President


Right from the very beginning Asian Tribune warned that too many cooks would spoil everything and accordingly the Government delegation organized by the Ministry for Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare went to Riyadh, failed to seek any concrete commitment , instead stirred the hornets’ nest and shamed the Sri Lankan President and the Country.


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