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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 110

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Sri Lanka – Australia Bilateral Relations Scale New Heights

External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris, held bilateral talks with his Australian counterpart Senator Bob Carr, on the evening of 16th December at the Ministry of External Affairs prior to the inauguration of the first meeting of the Joint Working Group on People Smuggling and Transnational Crime on 17th December at the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.

Sri Lanka Tourism – expectations and challenges

Sri Lanka has been identified as the best place for tourists in 2013, said Dr. Suranga Silva, a senior lecturer at the Economics Department of the University of Colombo.

President Mahinda Congratulate Japan's Prime Minister elect Shinzo Abe

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa sent congratulatory message to Japan's Prime Minister elect Shinzo Abe of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan.

Sri Lanka at the 59th YWCA International Charity Bazaar

The members of the Seva Vanitha unit and the staff of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Bangkok participated at the 59th YWCA International Charity Bazaar held at the Central World Live Hall –Zen Gallery from 24-25 November 2012 .

Cautions to DMK: Government won't spare Granite Looters-Jayalalithaa Warns

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Ms Jayalalithaa has said her government was taking steps for “early conviction of culprits” in the illegal granite quarrying scam, in which Union Minister M.K. Alagiri’s son Durai Dayanidhi is an accused.

Sri Lanka Strengthens Links with Cape Town

: Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris has approved the appointment by the Sri Lankan High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa of Mr. Jonathan Jacobs as Sri Lanka’s first Honorary Consul for Cape Town with the responsibilities covering the Western Cape Province of South Africa.

Heavy voting again in final phase of Gujarat polls

An estimated 68-69 per cent of 1.98 crore electors on Monday cast their votes in the second and final phase of Gujarat polls that would decide whether Chief Minister Narendra Modi would do a hat-trick for BJP or Congress return to power in the state after a gap of 22 years.

Down With Formula Milk And Tobacco For A Healthy World!

During the last three decades, the World Health Assembly (WHA) agreed upon two interventions, which can have far reaching and lasting impacts on global health, if implemented (and not merely endorsed) in their true spirit and letter by the member states.

Quota Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the constitution amendment bill to provide reservations in promotions for the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and the Scheduled Tribes (STs). The Constitution (One Hundred Seventeenth Amendment) Bill, 2012 was passed with 206 members voting for the amendment and 10 voting against after a two-day debate.

Visit of Dr. Zalmai Rassoul, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan

At the invitation of Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka, Prof. G.L. Peiris, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Dr. Zalmai Rassoul will undertake a visit to Sri Lanka from 18th to 21st December 2012. He will be accompanied by senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan.

Pakistan Minister Malik’s India visit ends on bitter note

Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s three-day visit to India ended on Sunday on a bitter note with India refusing to issue the customary joint statement, in protest against some of Malik’s provocative remarks.

Ambassador Aryasinha presents credentials to Pope Benedict XVI

Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha, who is concurrently accredited to the Holy See, presented his credentials to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on the 13th of December 2012 at a ceremony held at the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican.