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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2792

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Dr T.M. Lotha resigns from NPF, PAC, DAN Co-Convener; joins NCP

In another major setback to the ruling NPF-led DAN Government in Nagaland, former Minister Dr. T. M. Lotha has resigned as Active and Primary Membership from the Naga People’s Front (NPF) and also as Co-Convener of the DAN Monday.

Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia Host Sri Lankan Cricket Team

Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia and Partner Mr. Tim Mathieson hosted Sri Lankan and Australian Cricket Teams with their families on the 1st January 2013 at the Kirribilli Admiralty House in Sydney at a Reception to mark the New Year Test Match.

Demand for speedy trial and higher conviction rate in sexual assault cases

While Indians are out on the streets demanding a severe law against rape after the shameful incident in Delhi, another debate has got initiated to find the root cause of this inhuman act. "A stricter law is not the solution; it is only a short term remedy.

Sri Lanka and Canada to work together against Human Smuggling

Canada’s Minister for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney called on External Affairs Minister Prof G.L. Pieris yesterday. It was noted that a ministerial level visit from Canada was taking place after three years and the two ministers welcomed the opportunity for a candid exchange of views on a range of bilateral issues.

Rizana Nafeek – Chronology of events leading to – Imminent Execution? Or Uncertain Release?

Sri Lankan teenager Rizana Nafeek arrived in Saudi Arabia to work as a house maid when she was 17 years of age. 'Our family was having hardships and so our eldest daughter volunteered to go and work abroad to send money home,’ the father Mohammed Sultan Nafeek, a wood cutter from Muthur, Trincomalee, said in an interview with 'Asian Tribune'.

Mass prayer campaign for the release of Rizana Nafeek

Alavi Moulana, Governor of the Western Province and Minister Rishad Bathiyutheen told Asian Tribune that they intend to organize a mass prayer campaign tomorrow in all mosques in Sri Lanka for the release of Rizana Nafeek, Sri Lankan Housemaid whose execution has become very imminent.

D.M. Gunasekara - New General Manager at Bank of Ceylon

Senior banker Mr.D.M. Gunasekara has been appointed as the new General Manager of Bank of Ceylon with effect from 8th January 2013.

President Mahinda postpone his 3-day visit to Jaffna

Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s three-day visit to the Jaffna district from 14th to 16th January, to participate in the national Thai Pongal Day and in other ceremonies has been postponed due to bad weather prevailing in the north, as well as in the other parts of the country.