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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2429

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Sri Lanka Embassy showcases Sri Lankan culture at Independence Day gathering in Tokyo

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo held a reception for Japanese and diplomatic dignitaries at the Reiyukai Centre in Tokyo on Monday, 6th February following the official ceremony on 4th February hosted for the Sri Lankan community.

Nasheed is neither Assad nor Gaddafi

I am sure all the right thinking Maldivians will be feeling sorry to see their first democratically elected president, Nasheed, has resigned from his presidency. He is neither Assad of Syria nor Gaddafi of Libya to cling on to power at the cost of the lives of his own people.

Karnataka AG quits over “BJP pressure”

The BJP government in Karnataka suffered another setback on Wednesday, with Advocate-General B.V. Acharya preferring to resign from his post rather than give in to “pressure” from the State government to quit as Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) in the disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.

The world’s first Plantagon Greenhouse for Urban Agriculture breaks ground in Sweden

The first Plantagon Greenhouse breaks ground. A new type of greenhouse for vertical farming; an international Centre of Excellence for Urban Agriculture; a demo-plant for Swedish clean-tech and a climate-smart way to use excess heating and CO2 from industries.

Congress, BJP clash over Porngate

Congress on Thursday likened BJP to a "supermarket of corruption, pornography and misgovernance", a remark which drew a strong reaction from the opposition party, which suggested that those living in glass houses should not throw stones on others.

US top officials rushing to Maldives: Blake will be joined by diplomats from Colombo

Robert Blake, assistant secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, has now advanced his official visit to the South Asian region to include the politically-upheaval Maldives before descending on Sri Lanka to join Under Secretary for Democracy and Human Rights Maria Otero.