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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 83

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Kazaks enjoyed Sri Lankan cultural program

Sri Lankan cultural show to mark the twenty years diplomatic relations with Kazakastan was well received by the indomitable President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Sri Lanka's First Honorary Consul In Durban, South Africa

The Ministry of External Affairs has appointed Mr Harish Mehta as Sri Lanka’s first Honorary Consul in Durban with responsibilities covering the provinces KwaZulu - Natal and Eastern Cape.

Inquiry into Savita's death will be fair, methodical: Ireland

Ireland on Tuesday unveiled a 7-member team that will probe the tragic death of an Indian dentist, who was refused termination of her pregnancy despite miscarrying, and promised that the official inquiry would be fair and methodical that will take into account all factors.

Visit of Business Mission from Confederation of Indian Industry

A thirteen member high-powered Business Mission from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) visited Colombo from 18-20 November, 2012. This is the fourth business delegation from CII to visit Sri Lanka in the past one year.

Two girls arrested for FB comment on Thackeray

Two girls have landed in a soup for Face Book comments on the shutdown in Mumbai on Sunday following the death of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray.

Burma: Obama helps revitalizing University of Rangoon

People of Burma have satisfied with the choice of a venue made by the U.S. President Barack Obama to deliver an important speech to their country. Mr. Obama chose the convocation hall of the University of Rangoon as his podium to make a fresh record with the country. The university he singled out has a remarkable political environment that intertwined with the country’s destiny.

Blow for BJP chief Gadkari: Now Yashwant Sinha asks him to quit

The campaign for the resignation of beleagured BJP President Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday had a new twist with senior leader Yashwant Sinha demanding that he step down immediately.

Global tobacco treaty meetings marred by industry interference Governments to industry: you’re not welcome

The global tobacco treaty negotiations concluded on 17th November 2012 after a week of Big Tobacco’s attempts to derail, distract, and intimidate 175 countries from strengthening lifesaving measures required by the public health treaty.

Vocational Training Centre at Nuwara Eliya set up with an Indian grant assistance of SLR 215 million

High Commissioner Mr. Ashok K. Kantha visited Nuwara Eliya in the Central Province from 17-18 November 2012.

D-8 summit to boost Pakistan’s image: Hina

Pakistan will improve its image at the regional and international levels when the leaders of eight developing countries gather here for D-8 summit, to be inaugurated by President Asif Ali Zardari with a major focus on enhancing economic and trade cooperation among the member states. “Leaders of eight developing countries will arrive here for the Eighth Summit of Developing Eight (D-8) on November 22 on the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari,” said Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar while addressing a press conference here on Monday.

Supreme Court quashes proceedings against Jayalalithaa

The Supreme Court quashed today a criminal proceeding against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa , initiated for filing four nomination papers in the 2001 Assembly polls, and asked the Madras High Court to re-examine its order to lodge the case against her.