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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2787

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The United States of Mexico to just ‘Mexico’, then why not Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to just ‘Sri Lanka’!

Mexican President Felipe Calderon has sent a bill to congress to change the official name of the country. The current name the United States of Mexico, was adopted in 1824 and was intended to emulate its northern neighbor. President Calderon wants to change it to just Mexico, as the country is known the world over. Calderon, who leaves office on 1 December, said Mexico no longer needed to copy any foreign power.

Consul General calls on the Governor of New South Wales

Consul General for Sri Lanka in Sydney Bandula Jayasekara,called on the Governor of New South Wales, Professor Marie R Bashir at the Government House in Sydney on Wednesday 21 November 2012.

Deepavali Celebrated in Canada

An event to celebrate the Deepavali Festival was organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa and, the Consulate General on 18th November 2012 at the Don Bosco Auditorium in Toronto.

Empowered Communities And Accountable Health Systems: Need Of The Hour

Even as we deliberate upon newer strategies for controlling communicable diseases like tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases like diabetes we tend to overlook the tremendous role of an empowered community and a working primary healthcare system in achieving our goal of a healthy society.

Farmhouse killings: Ex-Minorities panel chief arrested

Sacked Uttarakhand Minorities Commission Chairman Sukhdev Singh Namdhari was on Friday taken into custody by a Delhi police team from his residence, in connection with the killing of liquor baron Ponty Chaddha and his brother Hardeep.

Sri Lanka Call For Restraint

Sri Lanka is deeply concerned and disturbed at the recent serious escalation of violence in Gaza and deeply regrets the loss of lives and the great suffering experienced by the people of Palestine.

BJP protests naming of new CBI chief by Govt

The opposition BJP on Friday demanded annulment of the government decision to appoint Ranjit Sinha as the new CBI Director, contending that the Select Committee on Lokpal had suggested that such appointments should be done through a collegium method.

UN's Petrie Report - civilian casualties in Sri Lanka - 'Human Shield' by terrorists

Sri Lanka's Ministry of External Affairs in a repulsive statement against the just released report of Sri Lanka's 'Conduct of War' by the Internal Review Panel of the UN Secretary General has touched, among other issues, the most debated subject raised and discussed by global human rights groups, the US State Department and some member nations of the European Union: the civilian casualties during the final months - January through May 2009 - of the military confrontation between the sovereign and legitimate government of Sri Lanka and the separatist/terrorist Tamil Tigers, a non-international armed group.