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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2961

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Wealthy Belgium in town this week

As Sri Lanka-Belgium bilateral trade closes in on $ One Billion mark for the first time, Sri Lanka’s 11th largest global trade partner and also the first ranked country in Europe for logistics investments and distribution in Europe, Belgium, is readying to expand trade and investment partnership with Sri Lanka in a significant manner.

Karachi temple demolition: BJP team lodges protest with Pakistan envoy

A delegation of BJP leaders on Tuesday met the Pakistan High Commissioner to India and submitted a memorandum to register their protest against the demolition of a temple in Karachi and the plight of Hindu minorities in the neighbouring country.

Sri Lanka Bulgaria relations to focus on tourism, education & trade

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nickolay Mladenov proposed to focus on tourism, education and economic ties to further strengthen the bilateral relations between Bulgaria and Sri Lanka.

Termination of GMR contract: Maldives FM speaks to Salman Khurshid

In a bid to mollify India which is upset over termination of the USD500 million GMR project, Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdul Samad Abdullah on Tuesday spoke to his Indian counterpart Salman Khurshid and told him that a detailed communication on it will be sent to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Letpadoung Mines Crises, A Test for Democracy

Even as the International News headlines were glue to Syria and the Middle East, the Burmese quasi military government initiated by the monk killer Thein Sein steals the limelight by cracking down the peaceful monks and people demonstrating in Letpadoung Mines.

Indian couple convicted in Norway for child abuse

The Indian couple facing criminal charges of child abuse were convicted on Tuesday by a district court in Oslo with the father getting an 18-month jail term and mother being sentenced to 15 months.

MDMK dissident leader Nanjil Sampath joins AIADMK:Jayalalithaa appoints him as Deputy Propaganda Secretary

Nanjil Sampath receiving the AIADMK membership card from J Jayalalithaa Nanjil Sampath, a long time associate of Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) leader Vaiko, on Tuesday joined the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and was immediately appointed as Deputy Propaganda Secretary by party chief Ms Jayalalithaa.

Sri Lanka appoints Hony. Consul in Bulgaria

The Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Mr. Borislav Sarandev Sarandev as the Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka to look after its interests in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Arrested 37 Indian fishermen remanded till 10 December

The 37 Indian Fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal from Tamil Nadu, who were arrested on Sunday early morning, while poaching near Pulmoddai in the Eastern sea region were yesterday remanded till 10 December, by the Trincomalee Acting Magistrate.