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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 970


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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 00:17
President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing a public rally of the UPFA at Mullaitivu a short while ago said that the victory of the UPFA is a victory of the people. He recalled that the past 30 years had been a period of distress, terror and darkness for everyone, but now the war is over and the country has been liberated. He requested the people to protect the country by casting their votes for UPFA.....Read More...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 16:01
Two main public rallies of the United People's Freedom Alliance will be held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, today in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi. Altogether UPFA has organized to hold 33 public rallies island wide to consolidate the victory of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the forthcoming Presidential Election and so far five main rallies have been held in Anuradhapura,.....Read More...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 07:43
Sri Lanka has kicked off its first ever industrial chemical technical sessions on 17 December-and a top team from the Hague’s (Netherlands) OPCW- which conducted widely publicized Syrian chemical weapon inspections in October 2013–is here to upgrade Sri Lanka’s industrial chemical expertise to the next level. “Chemical safety and security measures help to prevent re-emergence of chemical weapons.....Read More...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 07:14
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
President Obama pulled off a enormous diplomatic coup on Wednesday while declaring the commitment of his administration to normalize the relations with its geographically-nearest foe, Cuba, in a seismic shift in the US policy – ending Cuba’s isolation that spanned over five decades. This is not something that Comrade Castro snr, 88, would ever have anticipated to see in his life time. The world.....Read More...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 06:48
On 16 December 2014, when whole country was celebrating the victory day of the country, indigenous houses and shops were burnt down by Bengali settlers in Bagachari area under Burighat union of Naniarchar upazila in Rangamati district. The arson attack by Bengal settlers was made allegedly in connection with land grabbing. On that day between 6:00 am-7:00 am, a mob of Bengali settlers of Islampur.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:26
Taliban attacked an Army-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday, officials and militants said, with over 100 students killed and another 200 reportedly wounded. Five or six militants wearing military uniforms entered the Army Public School, reportedly through a graveyard located behind the school, according to a source at the school. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 09:02
The Government of Sri Lanka notes with satisfaction the several media reports on a communication to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu O. Panneerselvam informing of the decision to release on 22nd December 2014, thirty (30) Sri Lankan fishermen and nineteen (19) boats currently in the State’s custody. President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his discussions in.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 07:22
While seeking to extend the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), the Indian Centre and the Tamil Nadu government told a tribunal that the banned outfit nurtures an idea of “greater Tamil Nadu, which includes the state of Tamil Nadu, part of Kerala, part of Karnataka, part of Andhra Pradesh and North-Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka”. The tribunal was also told that an offshoot of the.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 07:04
The Government of Sri Lanka vehemently condemns the siege by a gunman on Monday 15th December at a café in Sydney’s central business district where 17 people were held hostage and resulted in the death of two hostages and injured five including a policeman. The people of Sri Lanka who have suffered under the scourge of terrorism for almost three decades, share the pain and anguish of the people.....Read More...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 22:44
As the promoters of the pioneering venture declared that their effort would remain independent and apolitical, Sri Lanka’s first mass media outlet aimed at the country’s 1.9 Mn Muslim community was unveiled on 16 December in Colombo-and Muslim Media Forum, an influential Muslim community voice in Sri Lanka called the effort a ‘historic event.’ “This is indeed a historic occasion. We are totally.....Read More...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 08:42
Healthcare is a fundamental right of every citizen and more of a civil right, a human right and a constitutional right for all happening this country. “Only the way to improve the health for all is to provide adequate access not only to healthcare but also equal opportunities in education wealth housing jobs and pursuing happiness,” said Dr Ramanathan Raju, President and CEO of New York City.....Read More...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 08:33
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
I visited the USA for the first time at the age of 75, last July (2014). Greenville County, South Carolina once known as the textile capital of the world was the base. It has a population of 451,225 people and spends US $ 426m on education (SL with 21 m people spends US$ 415m). It is beautifully green with rivers, lakes and mountains too At the US Embassy when we went to get our visas, we were.....Read More...
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 07:28
Sri Lankan national wanted in India for allegedly plotting terror strikes at American and Israeli consulates in the country has been deported by Malaysia to the island nation notwithstanding India's plea for his extradition to unravel key aspects of the conspiracy. Highly-placed sources here said that 47-year-old Mohammed Hussain Mohammed Sulaiman was recently sent back to Sri Lanka by Malaysian.....Read More...
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 06:56
Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said, in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Global South must continue to reflect on 'how' development is done, not just 'what' is done. He made this observation, when in his capacity as and Chairman of the Personal Representatives of G-15[1], together with Executive Director of.....Read More...
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