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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2702

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10 Sri Lankan Youth to go to India under Cultural Schols

10 Sri Lankan youth selected for the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) undergraduate scholarships in fine arts (Music, Dance and Painting) visited the High Commission of India today (2 July 2012) before leaving for India to join their respective Institutes.

Karnataka BJP crisis defused for present

The crisis in the BJP government in Karnataka appeared to have been defused on Monday, with nine ministers loyal to BS Yeddyurappa deciding to withdraw their resignation after the central leadership assured them that they would decide on their demand for leadership change in the next two-three days.

Japan to continue working with Sri Lanka as a partner

Japan appreciates the progress made by Sri Lanka in many sectors of national life since the end of the conflict, and stands ready to work closely with Sri Lanka in addressing the tasks that lie ahead, Mr. Koichiro Gemba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, said in Tokyo on Monday.

Indian Minister S.M. Krishna in Tajik capital

Giving a push to India's 'Connect Central Asia Policy', External Affairs Minister SM Krishna arrived on Monday in the Tajik capital Dushanbe to hold talks with the resource-rich country's top leadership on bilateral issues like trade, energy and counter-terrorism.

Special Consular Service for the Sri Lankan Refugees in Tamil Nadu

The Office of the Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai conducted a Special Consular Service for Sri Lankans living in Tamil Nadu refugee camps on Saturday the 30th June 2012 at the Chancery premises.

Alternate route for Sethu project not viable, Govt tells Supreme Court

The government on Monday told the Supreme Court that a high-level committee in its report has suggested that alternative alignment other than mythological Ram Sethu for Sethusamudram project was not economically and ecologically feasible.

Visit of Most Venerable Rev.Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thero to Japan

Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thero, Maha Nayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter in Sri Lanka and delegation visited Japan from 23rd to 30th June on the invitation of the Shinnyo-en Temple in Tachikawa, Japan for an event organised by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in collaboration with Venerable Yalagamuwe Dammissara Thero of the Hachi-oji Temple in Japan to mark the 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic ties and Buddhist religious ties between the two countries.

Jail inmates set to adapt holistic way of life

Imagine a life confined to imprisonment for years and sometimes a life time in that predicament. A person is removed from society, cut off from family and friends and turns into a lonely soul made into a convict to repent for his actions.

PM announces Rs 500 crore flood aid for Assam

Announcing a Rs 500 crore package for flood-hit Assam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said the Centre will take measures to rebuild damaged infrastructure and wipe away the misery of the people.