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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Sri Lanka –Down at Boland Park

It was third December 1986 (More than 25 years back).Again the date was Wednesday .. The venue was Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium . Dullep Mendis the captain of Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first against west indies led by Viv Richards. They scored 248 runs in allotted 45 overs. Richardson scored 109 runs off 120 balls. Ravi Rathnayake captured 3 wickets.

U.S. Government Officials to Visit Sri Lanka and Maldives

Over the next two weeks the U.S. Embassy to Sri Lanka and Maldives will host four U.S. government visitors who will meet with government officials, civil society representatives, business leaders and political leaders.

GL Holds Discussions With President Of Burkina Faso


Continuing his visit to several countries in West Africa as the Special Envoy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Professor G.L.Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, arrived in Burkina Faso at the conclusion of his meetings with the President and the Foreign Minister of Senegal.

PMU Faculty Attends International Conference on Smart Grid Communications


A female faculty member from the College of Computer Engineering & Sciences in the Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU), Dr. Dilek Dustegor attended IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, IEEE SmartGridComm 2011, the 2nd Annual Event held in Brussels, Belgium recently.

Government is heading for a clash with judiciary-military

President Zardari and PM Gilani assisted by hawkish leaders of PPP seem to have lost their sense of balance as a consequence to explosive NRO and memo cases pursued by the Supreme Court (SC). They are making frenzied efforts to sabotage memo enquiry and to scuttle directive of SC to write a letter to Swiss Court to reopen money laundering case pending against Zardari.

World Hindi Day celebrated in Colombo

World Hindi Day was celebrated on a grand scale on 10th January in Sri Lanka. H.E. High Commissioner of India Mr. Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India was the Chief Guest at the inauguration of a Hindi Film Festival organized by the Department of Hindi Studies, University of Kelaniya on 9th January.

Apologise for offensive show, India tells BBC

India has demanded an apology from the BBC over its presenter Jeremy Clarkson mocking Indian culture during a Christmas Special Programme while driving around the country, calling it a "breach" of agreement.

Condemnation towards the assignation of Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan

On the 11, January, once again one of the public servants within the Iranian peaceful nuclear energy technology sector was martyred in a terror attack. Late Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan was a scientist graduated in polymer technology from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. He had published several scientific articles in Persian and English in different technological scientific magazines.

Chidambaram asserts Batla House encounter genuine

Dismissing Congress leader Digvijay Singh's claim that the Batla House encounter was "fake", Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said the 2008 gun fight between security forces and terrorists in Delhi was indeed genuine and there was no scope for reopening the case.

“Smiler Stamps” featuring Prabakaran banned in UK

Attention of the Sri Lanka High Commission in London has been drawn to the recent news item published in pro-LTTE media and some sections of the Sri Lankan media that a LTTE front organization has been able to get a stamp released by Royal Mail, the postal authority in the UK, with a photograph of LTTE leader, late Velupillai Prabakaran.

India watching Pakistan developments

As Pakistan plunged into a turmoil, India on Thursday said it was keeping a close watch on the developments in that country but made it clear that no panic buttons were being pressed.

Rishad in Hyderabad, meeting India’s Anand Sharma & UAE’s Lubna tomorrow for bilateral sessions


Sri Lanka will be holding two fresh bilateral trade sessions tomorrow in Hyderabad-one with India and the other with the United Arab Emirates. The talks will be held at Andra Pradesh’ Hyderabad International Convention Centre, in Hyderabad. Minister Bathiudeen is currently in Hyderabad as a member of the Sri Lankan delegation for the “New Age Innovation Partnership” themed Partnership Summit 2012, held in Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh, India which ends on 13 January.


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