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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2402

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Mohan Samaranayake – New President Media Spokesman

Mohan Samaranayake has been appointed as the new Media Spokesman to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This is in addition to his post as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation.

India: Govt says it is ready to face no-confidence motion

The Manmohan Singh government on Friday asserted that it was ready to face any situation, including a no-confidence motion in the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament, beginning last week of November.

ASEAN MPs call on Obama to raise human rights concerns during Myanmar visit

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama’s plans to visit Rangoon next week but urged the President to use his visit to push for key demands and raise human rights concerns with the government there.

After Spectrum auction flop, Govt mocks at CAG estimate of loss

Though disappointed by the Spectrum auction flop show this week, the government took pleasure in debunking the CAG estimated loss of Rs 1.78 lakh crore that kept the UPA on defensive.

Students Visit Sri Lanka Consulate General in Shanghai

Fifteen students from Shanghai Girl’s High School, High School affiliated to Jiao Tong University and Shanghai Normal University visited the Consulate General in Shanghai.

Violence in Charminar area of old city of Hyderabad

Violence broke out once again near Charminar in the old city of Hyderabad on Friday over a temple row. At least seven people were injured in stone pelting by an unruly mob, and baton charge by police.

Burma: CSW Urges President Obama to Encourage Further Reform

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) urges US President Barack Obama to raise constitutional and legislative reform, religious freedom and the need to end conflicts and begin a peace process with ethnic nationalities, during his official trip to Asia on 17 November, which will include a visit to Burma.

Death of Indian woman after denial of abortion---Irish envoy summoned

Mounting public outrage over the death of an Indian woman after being refused an abortion by doctors in Ireland compelled the Foreign Office to summon the Irish envoy in New Delhi and put across the "concern and angst in Indian society about the untimely and tragic death."

Now they are talking! - Israel moves troops toward Gaza

Israeli forces killed 15 Palestinians including a child we did not hear any condemnation from the so called ‘world community’.

Sri Lanka Uganda Relations Strengthened

On the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Janet Kataaha Museveni, First Lady & Minister for Karamoja Affairs of the Republic of Uganda concluded a three day State Visit to Sri Lanka from 12th – 15th November 2012.

Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Burkina Faso

Sri Lanka and the West African State Burkina Faso has established diplomatic relations with effect from 15th November 2012.

If 13A modified, Lanka’s future in danger - Sampanthan

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Leader R. Sampanthan warned that the future of Sri Lanka would be gravely harmed and irreparable damage if there was any effort on anyone’s part to do away with the 13th Amendment or to modify it so as to make it ineffective and worthless.


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