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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1385


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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 13:26
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
For many Israelis, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 marked a grim turning point for their country. In the words of the commission set up to investigate the murder, "Israeli society [would] never be the same again. As a democracy, political assassination was not part of our culture." In the eyes of most people, the murder ended all hope for the Israeli-Palestinian peace.....Read More...
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 12:09
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Chinese New Year, classified as the Year of the Monkey, begins on Monday, February 8th this year and the Chinese community, both in China and scattered all over the world, are about to celebrate the most important event of the year with ceremonial splendor usually associated with the festival. For the next fifteen days, the families of Chinese origin get together to eat good food, drink, be.....Read More...
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 07:48
The violence perpetrated on the northeast students including girls by the locals and their landlord in nation’s capital and also the Police’s subsequent refusal to admit their FIRs against the culprits is only the repetition of the past. On many occasions, most of the crimes, which could have been averted, took place due to the inattentiveness of the Police personnel in Delhi. This year in the.....Read More...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:14
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka, on a four-day official visit. Zeid will be in the island from February 6 to 10 to see what is being done to implement the UN Human Rights Council’s October 1 resolution on Sri Lanka, according to reports. Al Hussein’s visit comes in the wake of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s.....Read More...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 07:36
Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
In an effort to achieve reconciliation with the ethnic minority community possibly in a step by step manner, the Sirisena government of Sri Lanka has lifted an unofficial ban on Tamil version of national anthem. Sri Lanka marked the country's Independence by reintroducing Tamil version of the island’s national anthem on February 04 by singing the anthem in Tamil at a ceremony. School children.....Read More...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 07:03
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake yesterday on a two-day official visit to Sri Lanka. Earlier on Friday, she was received on her arrival here by her Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera. Minister Swaraj is in Colombo to attend the Ninth Session of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission which would be.....Read More...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 06:15
By S.H.Moulana
While ISIS and Al Qaeda are terrorizing Asia and Africa, ‘Zika’ is terrorizing the South and North America and now Europe too where isolated cases have been found. It is the same mosquitoes that devastated us with dengue and chikungunya in Sri Lanka and Asia are now armed with a new weapon called. Pregnant women have been especially warned to be careful from being bitten by these mosquitoes......Read More...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 09:04
By Prakash M Swamy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has enhanced the image of India in the comity of nations resulting in larger Foreign Direct Investment and drastic improvement in credit ratings. “We have proved that this is the government that works for the welfare of nation unlike the corrupt Congress Government. Modi ji is an action king and has no other interest than developing India as world leader. We are.....Read More...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 07:49
The Footwear and Leather Fair 2016, the eighth in its successful series, opens tomorrow 05 February morning at BMICH. The Footwear and Leather fair series is a joint effort of Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade, Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the Industrial Development Board and Sri Lanka Footwear and Leather Products.....Read More...
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 07:43
By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
While the Modi government busies itself in an unseemly political war in Arunachal Pradesh because of alleged defiance of ‘beef’ ban and a reported plot by the ousted chief minister to harm the state governor and his family, it would be well advised to attend to a more urgent problem in another state functioning without a chief minister: Jammu and Kashmir. Though some problem could always be.....Read More...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:48
By Raj Gonsalkorale
Sri Lankan political scene resembles a jungle in disarray. It appears that a no holds barred battle is on for the survival of the fittest. There is President Sirisena, obviously keen on being the King of the jungle now, and beyond his self-declared one term Presidency, surrounded by some who resembles cunning Foxes waiting to see which side is winning. Then there is Prime Minister Ranil.....Read More...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:44
Hemantha Abyeywardena writes from London…
No sooner had political pundits across both sides of the divide flocked together to write down the political obituary of Donald J Trump in the aftermath of his defeat at the hands of Ted Cruz, the darling of evangelists of the American public, than the former saw an opportunity belittle the victory of the latter on the grounds of what he called electoral fraud. The allegation centred on the.....Read More...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:31
The Queen’s message was released in all three languages by the British High Commission in Colombo today. The Full Text of the Message: “It gives me great pleasure to send Your Excellency Maithripala Sirisena my congratulations on the celebration of your National Day, together with my best wishes for the good fortune and happiness of the people of Sri Lanka in the coming year.” Elizabeth R -.....Read More...
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:22
Kashmir Solidarity will be observed on 5th February throughout the world to express unity with the people of occupied Kashmir in their fight against Indian subjugation. The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka will mark Kashmir Solidarity Day by holding an International Seminar on the genesis and way forward of the Kashmir Issue in Colombo on 5thFebruary 2016. Several High profile Sri Lankan.....Read More...
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