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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2555

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UK’S Image Problem in Dealing with Terrorists

The British government has a major image problem when it comes to fighting terrorism, something Sri Lanka has been aware of for years with the existence of LTTE offices, their so-called charities and various groups linked to the LTTE who set up their base camps in the UK - even while being officially banned by the Home Office, the British interior ministry.

Navratri—Nine days of celebration dedicated to Goddess Durga

Though India boasts of many Hindu festivals throughout the year, the real joyous season begins in October with Lord Ganesh Chaturthi in October, followed by Navratri and then in November, Diwali-- the festival of lights.

Sri Lanka PRDS calls bids for 3D Visualization system analysis of Petroleum Exploration and Production data

Emerging as the latest frontier petroleum destination of the Indian ocean Sri Lanka’s Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat (PRDS) is now looking for a complete 3D Visualization system for the Interpretation, Modeling and Monitoring of Petroleum Exploration and Production data.

Suit against activist Kejriwal for “defaming” Delhi CM

Activist Arvind Kejriwal was on Monday served with a legal notice by Delhi Chief Minister's political advisor Pawan Khera for allegedly defaming Sheila Dikshit.

Police arrests Sri Lankan who stole Rs.43 million from an Italian Businessman

Sri Lanka’s Marawila Police had recently arrested a suspect alleged to have stolen nearly 250,000 Euros (Rs.43 million) from an Italian Accountant cum Businessman in the city of Brescia.

Lonely Planet Names Sri Lanka Best To Visit In 2013

World’s most renowned and largest travel guide book and digital media publisher –“The Lonely Planet” has named Sri Lanka as number one destination in the world to visit in year 2013.

Sonia Gandhi hits out at BJP during Himachal Pradesh poll campaign

Congress president Sonia Gandhi kick-started the poll campaign in Himachal Pradesh on Monday with a scathing attack on the BJP-led government and accused it of not making any efforts to take the benefits of central schemes to the poor and needy in the state.

Deputy Minister Neomal Perera meets Cabinet Director of the French Foreign Ministry

On Thursday, October 18 th , 2012, Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Neomal Perera, MP, called on Mr. Denis Pietton, Cabinet Director of the French Foreign Ministry.

Journalists report the police version of crime: Seema Azad

37-year old Seema Azad’s calm demeanour belies the trauma that she’s had to undergo. Azad, editor of ‘Dastak’ magazine and organising secretary of People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) was arrested in February 2010 in Allahabad along with her husband Vishwa Vijayon charges of sedition and UAPA.

UK ends boycott of Gujarat, but says it’s not endorsing Modi

Britain on Monday said its decision to re-engage with Gujarat should not be seen as an endorsement of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, as it ended its decade-long boycott of the state over the 2002 communal riots.

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 20 th October 2012 at the Chancery premises.

Magistarte Judeson released 8 Mannar Muslim Fishermen on Conditional bail

Mannar Magistrate Anthony Pillai Judeson yesterday granted conditional bail to 8 Muslim Fishermen held in remand custody in the B 396 /2012 case dealing with the allegation of destroying fishing wadis of the Vidathaltivu fishermen.