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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 725

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Parties start debate on number of federal states, members of federal parliament

As the Himalayan nation prepares to embrace federalism, political parties busy in drafting new constitution here have stepped up debate over the number of federal states and parliamentarians in the federal legislature.

Ghost of Bofors returns to haunt Congress

The ghost of Bofors returned to haunt the Congress party on Wednesday with the BJP targeting it following fresh allegations that Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister may have soft-pedalled the probe into kickbacks in the gun deal to protect Italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi.

Dr. Chris Nonis Wins Diplomatic Award : ‘Diplomat Of The Year 2012 For Asia’


Sri Lankan High Commissioner for the United Kingdom wins the prestigious ‘Diplomat Of The Year 2012 For Asia.’ He was chosen from the 164 Embassies and Diplomatic Missions in London. This is the first time a Sri Lankan High Commissioner has won such an award in the United Kingdom.

S&P rating a timely warning: Pranab

Terming Standard and Poor’s decision to lower India’s credit rating outlook to negative as a “timely warning”, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said there is no need to panic as the government is committed to economic reforms.

Milinda Moragoda explains reasons behind resigning his Colombo Municipal Councillorship

Leader of the Opposition of the Colombo Municipal Council Milinda Moragoda in a statement he made at the Oopposition Group Meeting categorically denied that he will not be taking up any position in an important international organization. He firmly stated “My commitment remains to serve the citizens of Colombo and of our great country”.

Maoists agree to free abducted Odisha MLA

Maoists holding the ruling BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka for over a month on Wednesday decided to release the tribal leader on Thursday, a lawyer, who fights cases for the Maoists, said.

Ambassador Ratnavale sworn in as High Commissioner For Seychelles


Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to South Africa Shehan Ratnavale Sri Lankan High Commissioner visited Seychelles recently and presented his Credentials to President James Alix Michel as the new High Commissioner to the Republic of Seychelles.

Minister of Higher Education Applauds PMU Achievements


The Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Khalid Al-Anqari lauded towering achievements of Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU) since inception. He expressed such views in the Third International Exhibition for Higher Education held in Riyadh recently.

Do we have unlimited state sovereignty, and why not?

The alleged violations during the last stages of the war against terrorism, the recent UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka, as well as the continuing ‘abductions’ in the country, have given rise to debates on the issues of state sovereignty or ‘sovereignty and human rights.’


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