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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

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Poll plea against Chidambaram: Court orders Home Minister to go on trial

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram's bid to avoid trial in a case pertaining to the validity of his election, in 2009, from Sivaganga parliamentary constituency in Tamil Nadu failed on Thursday with the Madras high Court refusing to entirely strike off an election petition filed by AIADMK's losing candidate R S Raja Kannappan.

Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, met with Mr. William Hague


Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, met with Mr. William Hague, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom.

UN Denies Journalist Accreditation to Mathew Lee of Inner City Press

It comes to the notice that Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press’s dishonorable and unethical behaviour, has lead to an investigation to expel him from the United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA).

US Defence Secy Panetta holds talks with Antony

A day after he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta met Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday in New Delhi as part of his two-day visit to India.

Visit of President Rajapaksa makes relationship between Sri Lanka and Britain warmer and warmer and closer and closer - Nirj Deva, Deputy Lord Lieutenant

President Mahinda Rajapakse was received warmly by the British establishment. He was treated as the head of a sovereign state of Sri Lanka, one of the important member state of the Commonwealth Union. Also the relationship between Sri Lanka and Britain is getting warmer and warmer and closer and closer.

China priority in India’s ties, asserts Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna

India on Wednesday told China that it sees improving bilateral ties as a priority of its foreign policy and expressed desire to expand strategic cooperation, setting aside concerns here over future direction of the relations in the backdrop of the big US push into the Asia-Pacific region.

Poson Celebration in Jordan


The Sri Lanka Embassy in Jordan celebrated the Poson on Monday 4th June 2012 at the Embassy premises with the assistance of Colombo Cargo of Jordan.

Aamir Khan refuses to apologise for alleged slur against docs in TV show

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan on Wednesday refused to apologise to the Indian Medical Association which has accused him of defaming the medical profession through his popular TV show "Satyamev Jayate" and said he is ready to face any legal action threatened by it.

Pakistani Men and Women Teams won Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Cricket Trophies


The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association, in collaboration with the Pakistan High Commission in Sri Lanka organized the 2012 Sports Gala on Saturday, 02nd of June 2012, at Cooray Park, Colombo 6.

Delhi court allows A. Raja to visit Tamil Nadu

Former Telecom Minister and key accused in the 2G scam case, A. Raja, was on Wednesday allowed by a Delhi court to visit his home State Tamil Nadu between June 8 and June 30.

First of the five ODIs will commence at Pallekele shortly

Pakistan’s month long tour in Sri Lanka commenced on 1st June where two T20 matches were played at Hambantota. The T20 miniseries was squared as Sri Lanka won the first match by 37 runs and Pakistan won the second match by 23 runs.


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