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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2521

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Lankan fishemen rescued by Indian trawler, return home safe

Four Sri Lankan fishermen who were recently rescued by an South Indian fishing community returned safely to Sri Lanka on 09 February. “Thanks to the valuable support of Indian authorities, the fisher community in South Indian Kanyakumari area, the Sri Lankan High Commission in Chennai and our Fisheries Minister Rajitha Senaratne, they have returned safely with no incidents” announced a relieved and a happy Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka.

Criminal Court issue arrest warrant for former Maldivian President Nasheed

Political unrest continues in the Maldives following the issuing of a warrant for the arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed by the Criminal Court this morning, along with a warrant for the country's former defence minister.

Charles Dickens Bicentenary, New 'Twist' to Oliver Twist story and Trinity's Perimpanayagam

Global celebrations on Tuesday, 07 February marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, one of English literature’s most revered novelists who wrote “Bleak House” and “A Tale of Two Cities, and of course our favorite: Oliver Twist .

British Lords and MPs bid farewell to outgoing Deputy High Commissioner Amza

Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sri Lanka (APPG-SL) in the British Parliament Rt Hon the Lord Nesaby PC hosted a grand receiption to bid farewell to the outgoing Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the UK, Mr P.M.Amza on 06 February (last Monday) at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Room in Westminster Hall.

Remaining IDPs in Camps to be resettled before the end of 2012

Sri Lanka’s Minister of Resettlement has vowed to resettle before the end of the year 2012, the remaining Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who are still in the camps in Cherttikulam.

Deutsche Post AG has been advised to reject any orders forwarded by LTTE elements

Personalised LTTE stamps are ‘not a part of the official philatelist programme of Germany, nor are they on sale or display in German post offices’; Deutsche Post AG apologises for mistake.

ED files money laundering case against Maran brothers

The Enforcement Directorate has registered a money laundering case against former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi in connection with the 2G spectrum allocation case.

"Visit, make available expertise and invest in Sri Lanka" - Ambassador Aryasinha

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU Ravinatha Aryasinha has called on expatriate Sri Lankans, to visit, make available expertise and invest in Sri Lanka.

Karnataka Ministers caught watching porn in Assembly quit

Three Karnataka ministers –Lakshman Savdi, C.C. Patil and Krishna B. Palemar - have resigned following allegations of watching porn clips in the legislative assembly.

Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage presents the Letters of Credence

Sarrath Kongahage, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Swiss Confederation, presented to Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, the President of the Swiss Confederation, the Letters of Credence at the Federal Palace in Berne, Switzerland, on 10th January 2012.

Nearly 64 per cent vote in first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh

An impressive 62 to 64% turnout was registered on Wednesday in the first phase of Assembly elections in 55 seats in Uttar Pradesh where stakes are high for Mayawati's ruling BSP which is facing a tough challenge from Congress, BJP and Samajwadi Party.

How to strengthen the image of Sweden and exports - Ewa Björling launches promotion calendar for 2012

Minister for Trade Ewa Björling has initiated the 2012 promotion calendar for the creative industries. The aim is to increase the focus on five selected industries - music, food, film, fashion and literature - which are thought to have particularly great potential for increasing exports. The month focusing on music started on 01 February.

Lanka 'Pranama' Awards for two Palestinians on Independence Day

Two prominent personalities in Palestine were bestowed with ‘Lanka Pranama’ honors at the Independence Day celebration held in Ramallah, Palestine where Representative Office of Sri Lanka in Palestine marked the 64th Independence Day with a colorful reception held in Ramallah.

Do you know House maid Indika Bandira Udapitiya?

The Consular Division of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs has sought the public assistance to find out the next of kin of House maid Indika Bandira Udapitiya who committed suicide in “Malas Ladies’ Prison in Saudi Arabia.

Former Maldives President Nasheed Missing

Latest reports from Maldives reveal that the former President Mohamed Nasheed is missing and many supporters say he might be in the hands of rouge police and army men. Close aides suspected that he (Nasheed) might be in house arrest.