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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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“A Good American”

This is not about Barack Obama or Mitt Romney who fiercely compete each other these days to show the American voters who the ‘good American’ is leading to the forthcoming presidential elections in November.

Coalgate: CBI probe into allocations to cover also NDA tenure

The CBI has decided to expand its probe into Coalgate bringing under its scanner all coal block allocations made since 1993 including the six-year NDA rule after a reference in this regard was received from the CVC on Monday.

President in Kilinochchi & Mullaithievu today

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa will inaugurate K’nochchi sub station today in the morning and also declare open the Karathuraipattu Divisional office in Mullaithievu.

US Consulate in Chennai resumes visa work

After week-long closure in the backdrop of anti-US protests, the visa section of the US Consulate in Chennai resumed operations on Monday, with over 1,100 applicants thronging the consular office.

S.M. Ranjith & Maheepala Herath Takes Oath As New Chief Ministers


S.M. Ranjith and Maheepala Herath were sworn in as Chief Ministers of North-Central and Sabaragamuwa Provinces respectively before President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning on 24 September. The swearing ceremony took place at the Presidential Secretariat.

Nigeria opens Resident Diplomatic Mission in Colombo


In furtherance of bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and Nigeria, the Government of Nigeria has opened its Resident Mission in Colombo. The very first Nigerian High Commissioner resident in Colombo, Femi Akenson Rotimi presented his credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the 14th September 2012.

Woman posing as scientist at ISRO held

A woman posing as a senior scientist breached the high security Indian Space Research Organisation in Bangalore with a fake ID card but was quickly arrested, police said on Monday. Police said the 44-year-old woman has been identified as Jula N Shyam, a native of Ahmedabad. She has been sent to jail till October 6 on charges of criminal trespass and other offences.

Time for Muslim Ummah to unite; seek permanent solution to end Blasphemous acts: PM


Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said the Muslim Ummah needs to stand united and seek a permanent solution to ban hate speech that sows seeds of discord.

Resignation and Reappointment of National List MP Malini Fonseka

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) national list MP Malani Fonseka who handed over her letter of resignation to the Parliament Secretary General yesterday morning has been reappointed as a National List MP again in the evening.


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