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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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Kerala Governor M O H Farook passes away in Chennai:He was 74

Vetran Congress leader and the Governor of Kerala State MOH Farook Maraikayar passed away in the hospital at Chennai on Thursday night. He was 74.

UK Visa Applicant Arrested For Deception

On 9 January, 2012, a Sri Lankan visa applicant was arrested for using deception and counterfeit documents to apply for a UK visa. The visa applicant was referred by the UK Border Agency to CID police in Colombo.

‘Shoot first, ask question later!’

When Bush (Snr,) obtained Congressional approval to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi occupation in 1991, a leading US media tried to test the general knowledge of the ordinary Americans on the street.

‘We need India’s assistance now more than ever’ - Rishad


An inclusive solution to the national question would enable all the communities to live together in peace and the one which will be ever more desirable. The visit of Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to Sri Lanka will surely strengthen the bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and India even more.

Bring Tamil detainees under rehabilitation schemes : Mano Ganesan sends appeal to President

Bring the 800 odd Tamil detainees under rehabilitation schemes. While relieving the detainees from the fear they face today, it would also be a goodwill sign to the Tamil people at this hour of national reconciliation. Democratic People’s Front leader Mano Ganesan made this appeal to President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Philosophical issues in relation to Buddhism

It is quite common in Sri Lanka that Buddhist monks and laities criticize other religions without clear knowledge or understanding of the fundamental philosophical values of such religions.

Cambridge University Don commends, Sri Lankan President's Ten Year Plan for Trilingual Sri Lanka

In a Letter to the Editor, Dr Michael Milanovic, Chief Executive, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations writes that President Mahinda Rajapaksa's Ten Year National Plan for a Trilingual Sri Lanka (Asian Tribune, 22 January) is an encouraging initiative.

In Colombo: India's 63rd Republic Day Celebrations


The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 63rd Republic Day of India on Thursday, 26 January, 2012 at India House in Colombo.

Sri Lanka, Indonesia held preliminary discussions prior to the first meeting of the Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation


External Affairs Minister, Prof. G.L Peiris held bilateral discussions with his Indonesian counterpart, Dr. Marty Natalegawa today prior to chairing the first meeting of the Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation.

India’s 63rd Republic Day: TN celebrates in colorful manner


The 63rd Republic Day in the State was on Thursday marked by the unfurling of the tricolour, ceremonial march past and cultural programmes presented by school and college students as well as by groups of folk artists.

Pakistani Fruit and vegetable Producers and Exporters in Sri Lankan to enhance bilateral trade

A Pakistani trade delegation of Fruit and vegetable producers and exporters is visiting Sri Lanka to explore the ways and means to enhance bilateral trade between Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Anna Hazare wants Gram sabhas to have more powers than Parliament

Decrying the failure of Rajya Sabha to pass the Lokpal bill, Anna Hazare on Thursday made a curious suggestion to bring a law to empower gram sabhas that will be above Parliament.

Imagine- The Burmese Regime Swindling the European Union

As a person who had worked at the European Union in Brussels, came as a shock to hear that the Foreign Affairs Council of the E U had adopted conclusions in favour of the current situation in Burma and is suspending the visa ban to prepare the ground for a further significant relaxation of sanctions when they are due for renewal in April.

Stateless family released from Immigration Detention Centre

Today , two stateless children and their family were released from the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) in Bangkok after having been detained for more than 1 year and 6 months.


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