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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2708

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Visit of Senator Bob Carr, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Australia to Sri Lanka

Senator Bob Carr, Foreign Minister of Australia will be undertaking an official visit to Sri Lanka from 14th to 17th December 2012.

Pakistan's Acting President confirms ratification of Pakistan -Srilanka Agreement for Cooperation in Media

Acting President of Pakistan Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari on Thursday confirmed ratification of Pakistan’s Agreement with Sri Lanka for cooperation in the field of media. The agreement was signed between the Governments of Pakistan and Sri Lanka on February 11, 2012 during the visit of the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksha to Pakistan. The Cabinet had approved the ratification of the Subject Protocol on June 26, 2012.

Pakistan’s Rehaman Malik in Delhi, says he has a message of peace

In Delhi for a three-day visit, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that he has brought a message of peace to India.

Delegation headed by Vice Chief of Naval Staff of India at “Galle Dialogue 2012”

A delegation from India headed by Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral RK Dhowan is participating in the International Maritime Security Conference, “Galle Dialogue 2012”, which began on 13th December, in the southern Sri Lankan Port City of Galle.

India extends $1 m to Myanmar

India on Friday extended to Myanmar a grant of $1 million for building infrastructure, including schools, in the violence-hit Rakhine State and signed two key MoUs as New Delhi pitched for deeper bilateral ties making it clear that it cannot “take a back seat”.

“Sounds & Flavours of Sri Lanka” in Vienna

“Sounds and Flavors of Sri Lanka,” an event highlighting the many facets of Sri Lanka, was held at the Embassy on 12th December 2012. Approximately 200 guests had the opportunity to experience a glimpse of what Sri Lanka, has to offer as a tourist destination.

Body of nurse duped in hoax call flown to India

The body of Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanhana, who died after being duped by a prank call to a U.K. hospital treating a pregnant Princess Kate, was on Friday flown to India, official sources said in London, amid reports that she had criticised her senior colleagues in one of the three emotional suicide notes she left behind.

‘UFO’ over Sri Lanka!

Residents in several parts of Sri Lanka are counting their stars after being dazzled by lights emanating from unidentified objects flying in the sky.

Actress Vidya Balan weds UTV chief

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan tied the knot with UTV head Siddharth Roy Kapoor on Friday in a ceremony in Mumbai which saw a mix of both Punjabi and Tamil traditions.

Business Delegation from Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Visits South Africa

The visit of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Trade & Investment delegation to South Africa was a joint initiative of the Sri Lankan High Commission in South Africa and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and involved the participation of ten Sri Lankan companies at Business Forums in Johannesburg, Pretoria and in Cape Town.

People Are Leading Longer But Sicker Lives

This is one of the main findings of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) - a collaborative project conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington to quantify the trends in the world’s health problems. The report will be formally released at the Royal Society in London on Dec. 14 and published in The Lancet, which has dedicated an entire triple issue to this massive systematic scientific study which was conducted by 486 authors from 50 countries, including 26 low- and middle-income countries.