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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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The story behind his recall: Ambassador Assitha Perera tells it all

The Ambassador to Italy Asitha Perera told Asian Tribune that he has received the letter of recall and he said that he has no regrets over his recall, but he alleged that it was a well coordinated ruse to get him out of Italy by vested interest groups – a section of the career diplomatic officials, both in Rome and Colombo and human smuggling facilitators.

The story behind his recall:  Ambassador Assitha Perera tells it all
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Italy Asitha Perera presented credentials to the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale (Presidential Palace) in Rome on 28 November 2011.
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Rishad pushes bigger trade with world’s largest Ceylon Tea user

As bilateral trade volumes crossed ten-fold growth in 2102, Iraq, biggest Pure Ceylon Tea user in the world, wants to import more products and boost trade with Sri Lanka. “We want to increase imports from Sri Lanka, especially Ceylon Tea. We need to take new initiatives to develop our bilateral trade. It is time to set up direct air-links between Baghdad and Colombo” said Kheer- allah Hassan babaker Muhammad, Iraqi Minister of Trade on 21 February.

Rishad pushes bigger trade with world’s largest Ceylon Tea user
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Outrage over rape, murder of 3 sisters in Maharashtra

In the wake of outrage over the alleged rape and murder of three minor girls in Maharashtra's Bhandara district, the Centre on Thursday sought from the state government all details of the gruesome incident.

The case has provoked fresh outrage in India which has seen a sharp increase in rape and sexual violence cases reported since the Delhi bus gang-rape case in December
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IBA's misleading comments on its failed mission to Sri Lanka exposed

In a news story in the UK Law Society Gazette, the International Bar Association tried to blame Sri Lanka for 'revoking' visas issued to an IBA delegation to visit the country to assess the rule of law and independence of the judiciary.

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Campaign against Muslims and Islam: List of recent attacks

A well-orchestrated campaign against Muslims and Islam is being continuously carried for the last few months.

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Mob attacks factories in Delhi

A flash mob attacked at least eight factories in the capital on Thursday during the second day of the two-day nation-wide strike called by major trade unions, police said.

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Indian High Commissioner to participate in the Church feast at Kachchativu

High Commissioner of India Mr. Ashok K. Kantha will be visiting the annual feast of St. Anthony’s Church at Kachchativu Island.

High Commissioner of India Mr. Ashok K. Kantha
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Lanka, Afzal Guru protests mar President’s speech

Protests over alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka and the hanging of Afzal Guru marred President Pranab Mukherjee speech in Parliament on Thursday.

President Pranab Mukherjee
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Prince Charles Announces appointment Of Dr. Chris Nonis To The Advisory Council Of British Asian Trust

Prince of Wales, President of the British Asian Trust, announced the new appointments to the British Asian Trust’s Advisory Councils, at the 5th anniversary dinner of the Trust, held at Windsor Castle on Monday 11th February.

Dr. Chris Nonis With Prince Charles
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Baseless Reporting On Kudankulam – Indian High Commission

In a press release issued by Indian High Commission has pointed out that a section of the media have reported of leaks having developed in critical equipment of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, raising completely unwarranted fears of dangers of radiation leaks.

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plan
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Smart Traveler Day

The U.S. Department of State launched the Smart Traveler Day campaign on February 20 to encourage the estimated 65 million U.S. citizens who travel abroad annually to travel smart by learning about their destinations before they travel, and by staying connected when they are abroad by enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). The Department also launched the new mobile version of STEP that allows travelers to enroll on the go from their mobile devices.

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Kiyanilie confident of hat trick this election

Nagaland Speaker Kiyanilie Peseye, who is fighting in a triangular fight on NPF ticket in the 8 Western Angami Assembly Constituency, said he was confident of retaining his seat for the third term.

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Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe Appointed to Lead Sri Lankan Delegation to UN Human Rights Council

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe has been appointed to lead Sri Lankan Delegation to the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council to be held in Geneva.

Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe Appointed to Lead Sri Lankan Delegation to  UN  Human Rights Council
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