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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2403

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Sri Lanka and Kazakhstan to enhance bilateral relations


External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris during the bilateral discussions held on 24 May in Astana with Yerzhan Kazykhanov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, stated that his visit to that country grew out of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s vision to restructure Sri Lanka’s foreign relations, by enhancing ties with regions of the world acquiring importance to become centres of growth.

Is Burma and Asset or Liability?


Impressed by recent developments in Burma, leaders of G-8 countries paid tribute to Burma and had called for enhanced aid to the country, as according to the Camp David declaration.

Rift in BJP?: Advani, Sushma stay off party’s Mumbai rally

Despite a new found bonhomie between Narendra Modi and Nitin Gadkari, differences in BJP seem to be far from over at its national executive meeting in Mumbsi with leaders L K Advani and Sushma Swaraj set to stay away from a rally scheduled for Friday evening.

What is a mobile for without a ‘SIM’?

At a time our country is hosting the South Asian Mobile Conference 2012 in Colombo, I think it is appropriate to share this story with the readers. Sri Lanka will be the venue for the third South Asian Mobile Conference which will be held at one of the leading hotels on 30th May.

Govt defends fuel price hike, no rollback for present

In the wake of widespread opposition to the steep hike in petrol prices, the government on Friday said it will watch the situation for a few days before deciding on any rollback.

China blasts US human rights report as 'instrument for interfering in other countries'


China on Friday reacting to the United States annual worldwide Human Rights Practices reports on 196 countries advised the U.S. government to stop the "unpopular practices" of taking human rights as a political instrument for interfering in other countries' internal affairs, tarnishing the images of other nations and seeking its own strategic interests, and to cease using double standards on human rights and pursuing hegemony under the pretext of human rights.


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