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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 73

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High Commission Doors are Open to All Races and Religions – Dr Chris Nonis at the Deepavali Celebration, London

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London celebrated Deepavali festival on 20th November 2011 at the High Commission premises with the participation of a large number of the Sri Lankan Diaspora.

Hazare threat to hold protest at Jantar Mantar over Lokpal

Stepping up pressure on the Lokpal issue, social activist Anna Hazare has decided to hold a dharna in New Delhi on December 11 if the Parliamentary Standing Committee's proposals on the Bill were not to his satisfaction.

New Somali Government commits to ending child recruitment

In Mogadishu, Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, secured a commitment from the President and Prime Minister of Somalia to enter a process to end the recruitment and use of children by the Transitional Federal Government (TFG).

The death toll from unfavorable weather conditions increased to 24, person missing 19 & injured 41

Colombo, 29 December, ( The death toll from the unfavorable weather conditions that affected many districts in Sri Lanka has increased to 24.

Bail for Kanimozhi to set the ball rolling for Union Cabinet reshuffle

Following the grant of High Court bail to DMK chief’s daughter and Rajya Sabha MP, Kanimozhi, on Monday there is talk of another Cabinet reshuffle at the Centre.

Egyptians go to poll

Lots of Egyptians are confused because there are lots of candidates from so many parties. The election law is highly complicated, which causes difficulties especially in a country with a high illiteracy rate. The complete election process for various houses will take roughly three and a half months, with the full house of parliament convening for the first time in March.

Ex-Telecom Minister Sukh Ram gets bail

In a big relief for former Congress Telecom Minister Sukh Ram, the Delhi High Court on Monday suspended the five year sentence awarded to him in a graft case and granted him bail.

4,600 Vehicles use Sri Lanka’s first expressway, the Gateway to the Wonder Nation, within 12 hours

Within 12 hours of opening the southern expressway, termed as the gateway to the wonder nation, the Road Development Authority has earned Rs. 1 million from 6.00 p.m on Sunday 27 November, until 6.00 a.m on Monday.

Colourful march demands support for gay rights

Hundreds of people in colourful attire took to the streets in New Delhi on Sunday evening lending their support to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders (LGBT) and seeking end of discrimination against the community.

FDI in retail: Key UPA allies—DMK and Trinamool Congress--oppose move

The Manmohan Singh government seems to be cornered on the issue of FDI in retail with not just the opposition but even the allies of UPA coming out in the open against the move.