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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2786

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EU Relaxes Sanctions But Urges Myanmar to do more

The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union (EU) adopted Council conclusions today suspending economic sanctions against Myanmar with the exception of the arms embargo.

Congress spokesman Singhvi quits after alleged sex CD post on internet

With a controversial CD featuring Abhishek Manu Singhvi going viral on internet, the Congress leader, on Monday, resigned as Congress spokesperson and as chairperson of standing committee on law and justice.

JICA resumes Volunteer Dispatch Towards East after Decades

Four Japanese volunteers arrived in Sri Lanka recently, with the aim of providing their expertise to improve and add value to activities carried out by various public institutions in the country.

Norwegian court gives NRI kids’ custody to uncle

A Norwegian court on Monday handed over two NRI children to their paternal uncle, ending months of custody row that saw India stepping up diplomatic pressure on Norway to send back the kids, taken away by the Child Welfare Service last year and kept in foster care.

Carl Bildt to Thailand and Brunei

Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt will be in Bangkok on Tuesday and Wednesday, 24-25 April, for meetings with Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul, leader of the opposition Abhisit Vejjajiva and civil society representatives.

Budget session to resume with opposition targeting Govt

The opposition is expected to generate heat in the second phase of the Budget Session of Parliament beginning on Tuesday by raising various issues including the state of economic policy and growing red terror.

Sri Lankan Inventors shine in Geneva

The inventions of Dr S.J.B Lenadora and Mr Dinesh Katugampala took the forefront at the ‘Inventions Geneva’ Exhibition, winning prestigious Gold and Silver medals at the event.

Next President: Govt working for a consensus

Government on Monday said that it was working towards a consensus on the issue of nominating a candidate for the Presidential polls expected to be held in July this year.

Gurudas Kamat Assures MMERC Of All Help

Recently, there was a ray of hope for Oshiwara residents and Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre (MMERC) when Gurudas Kamat, MP, former Union Minister along with a posse of MLAs and corporators from the area visited the site last Friday, and took stock of the pathetic situation of the Markazul Ma’arif Masjid and institution.

The power behind UK Channel4 TV- Stuart Cosgrove and Shirani Sabaratnam?

The Sri Lankan newspaper, the Sunday Leader, has unearthed startling evidence showing that the LTTE-leaning Diaspora in Britain have made in-roads to the highest levels within the British Channel 4 TV network.