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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1619


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 05:11
The US has granted $ 100,000 in support of the work undertaken by the University of Sri Jayewardenapura to document historic buildings within the Galle Fort, create a strategy for long-term preservation of its architectural characteristics and to formulate a master plan to guide development within the historic area. “We recognize that we cannot ignore the natural and human changes that continue.....Read More...
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:13
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived in the country yesterday afternoon after concluding his visit to the US. President Sirisena left for the US on September 18 to attend the 71st United Nations General Assembly which was held at the UN Headquarters in New York. This was the second time that President Sirisena addressed the UN General Assembly. Vast crowds gathered at the airport to welcome.....Read More...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 22:48
Although the retail and wholesale merchants whose daily turnover exceed Rs.138, 000 will be brought under the threshold for the payment of VAT, in accordance with the proposed VAT amendment Bill, the VAT will really be charged only on the revenue accumulated on the sale of vatable goods. The Finance Ministry clarifies on amended VAT bill in the recent press release. The full text of the latest.....Read More...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 08:52
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Indian government has been, for quite some time, since the protests began in Kashmir, trying put end to the crisis and give a message to world that everything is normal in Kashmir. Having burnt its fingers India would now feel better that the JK government, now controlled jointly by BJP and PDP, has lifted the curfew in Kashmir, letting Kashmiris breathe freely. The curfew, which was imposed in.....Read More...
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 08:43
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
When Samsung had the opportunity to put on the crown of the undisputed king of the smartphone industry, it just blew it by the way it handled the exploding battery issue, when it was first reported: since Apple could not come up with a game changer while introducing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung, its arch rival, had a wonderful opportunity to offer the promising alternative at the right.....Read More...
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 11:20
By Habib Siddiqui
Too many things are going wrong inside the USA in this election year. People are harassed and discriminated based on their ethnicity, religion and color. Many minorities are losing jobs simply because of looking different. On Friday night, a Hispanic gunman killed four women and a man in a shooting at a Macy's store at Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles north of Seattle. He remains at.....Read More...
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 07:32
By Atul Cowshish & Malladi Rama Rao - Syndicate Features
India seems to be almost permanently in an election mode. Parliamentary polls dominate the media space, generally once in five years, but state assembly polls are never far from each other. The Modi government says it does not want assembly polls taking place almost every year; President Pranab Mukherjee also has echoed the same view when he spoke against frequent election but simultaneous polls.....Read More...
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:54
By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
The Aam Admi Party (AAP) has been a curious political phenomenon from the start. It captured people’s imagination on an unprecedented scale after Arvind Kejriwal (AK) announced its formation by breaking ranks with his mentor, the anti-corruption Ayatollah Anna Hazare. After a setback of transient nature, it went on to win the Delhi assembly poll with a staggering number of seats. And reached the.....Read More...
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 12:38
By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
This is the message of the World Heart Federation for this year’s World Heart Day, which is observed on September 29 every year to raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), which include heart disease and stroke. The CVDs, along with cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, form the 4 major non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and together account for 82% of the 38 million deaths caused.....Read More...
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:59
In the open Letter, third in the series written by V.Anandasangaree Secretary General -TULF Secretary General –TULF addressed to Hon.R.Sampanthan M.P & Leader of the Opposition has pointed out, “Mr.Sampanthan need I tell you that you were never a member of the Federal Party originally founded by the late Hon.S.J.V.Chelvanayagam Q.C. You were selected as President of the Federal Party.....Read More...
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 23:07
More Sri Lankan Tamil refugees, exactly 76 in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. There are two voluntary repatriation movements on Thursday September 29, consisting 41persons (18 families) scheduled to arrive through Sri Lankan Airlines (UL 132) at 10.15 a.m. from Trichy and 35 persons (13 families) scheduled to arrive through.....Read More...
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 22:52
Pakistan has been pursuing a more aggressive anti-India policy than ever before and India seems helpless. Pakistan has attacked forward military bases inside the country twice in less than a year with the help of ISI-trained terrorists. It is obvious that the unrest in Kashmir is reaching alarming proportions. Pakistan may be behind it but the government has no strategy to counter it. Like the.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 13:03
Experts from the U.S. Pacific Command provided training for disaster response counterparts from Sri Lanka and Maldives on preparation and response to potential oil spill scenario that could severely impact local environment and tourism. Both civilian and military participants shared experiences from recent oil spill response efforts, with hands-on field exercises that included a live.....Read More...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 08:37
President Maithripala Sirisena was adjudged ‘the World’s Best President’ over the weekend but here’s the thing – he is NOT and the news item is bogus! At first glance when you click on the website above you would think the article is published on the highly reputed Guardian newspaper website, but on closer inspection you will realize that the website is in fact Guard1an with a ‘1’ and not.....Read More...
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