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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1225


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Monday, August 31, 2015 - 09:18
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Criminal politics of Hindutva forces is slowly raising its ugly head in India, starting now with Karnataka state where the BJP party still enjoys large support base. Already “Ghar wapsi” operations, by which Muslims and Christians are converted to Hinduism in open thereby hitting hard the Indian Constitution, have created hurdles in Indian secular fibre which is now under strain. But criminal.....Read More...
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 08:30
By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
Recently a TB partners and civil society organizations (CSOs) consultation meet was held in Delhi for ‘Spearheading Civil Society Action Towards a TB Free India’, with a view to align campaign objectives and goals with partners by sharing solutions and discussing way forward on existing gaps or challenges in implementing the Call to Action (C2A) for a TB-Free India. The C2A (a component of USAID.....Read More...
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 08:21
By Lakshman Ratnapala
The 2,000 years old Dalada Perahera - marking the end of the annual Esala Perahera, paraded the streets of Kandy, Sri Lanka's last royal citadel for 10 nights, concluding with the August full moon, yesterday, Saturday, August 29th 2015. Held every year in honor of the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha, the parade features scores of gaily caparisoned elephants, hundreds of dancers, drummers,.....Read More...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 23:07
A section of the Sri Lankan Tamils living in the United Kingdom are making arrangements for a 22-day bicycle marathon from London to Geneva, to highlight current plight of the Tamil people of the island of Sri Lanka, and to seek justice and solidarity for the Eelam Tamil people. The bicycle marathon from London is scheduled to commence tomorrow at 12.30 midday, from 10 Downing Street, in.....Read More...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 08:03
The United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) said it was awaiting the Elections Commissioner’s approval to change its name back to the ‘Jathika Hela Urumaya’ (JHU). The party had also requested that diamond symbol of the UGGNF be replaced with the JHU’s Conch symbol. New Ministries In the meantime, UGGNF General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka said the JHU was changed into UGGNF.....Read More...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:52
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from Colombo…
As the leaked details of hyperactive men and women are emerging in dribs and drabs, the founder and CEO of Ashley Madison, the online dating site with a ‘difference’, has stepped down from the company, having come under pressure from the stakeholders on many fronts. Ashley Madison, with the motto, ‘Life is Short, Have an Affair’ has been a successful dating site since 2001, until its fortune hit.....Read More...
Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 07:48
The military check point located on the A-9 Road between Omanthai in Vavuniya, the last vestige of military domination over the Tamils by the Sri Lanka Government, has been closed with effect from yesterday (29), officials said. “The checkpoint is now open for free passage,” a senior government official said. The check point which was established at Omanthai along the A9 road during the war.....Read More...
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 22:44
President Maithripala Sirisena says he would enforce strict laws from January 1, 2016 to prevent use of polythene which is a major threat to the environment and the health of the people. He added he would totally ban the production of polythene from January 1, 2018. The President made these remarks at a ceremony held today (Aug. 29) at the President’s House in Kandy to present certificates to the.....Read More...
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 11:15
By Kanbawza Win
‘Alea iacta est ‘ or the die is cast meaning, the point of no return as the non-Myanmar ethnic nationalities make a solemn vow not to sign the cease-fire agreement without the inclusiveness of all. During four days of discussions in a safe place of Chiangmai, which ended on August 24, armed groups presented pushing the all-inclusive stance. The senior negotiation team for Burma’s Ethnic Armed.....Read More...
Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 09:56
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
I know that one day the whole world will come to know the truth, no doubt, until then I am along with everyone else frustrated to know who has been helping Daesh to commit all these atrocities in the Arab lands but now I am more frustrated after reading one of well-known English journalists, Robert Fisk's article on ISIS. There was a very brief period of consolation, when we heard that Turkey is.....Read More...
Friday, August 28, 2015 - 09:48
Ceylon Workers Congress and EPDP have decided to extend their support to the National Government, SLFP acting General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake said. The CWC supported the UPFA during the recent general election and contested under the UPFA ticket in the Nuwara Eliya District. Two of its members were elected to parliament. Meanwhile the party contested alone in several other districts but.....Read More...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:08
The South African Tamil Federation ( SATF) has placed on record its congratulations to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leadership, on the resounding election victory in the Eastern and Northern Provinces of Sri Lanka. The SATF in its message said that, “This victory sends a very clear message that the people in Sri Lanka want change and that change should take place immediately.” The press.....Read More...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 09:57
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
This was the first time that the SL public has heard that it was the Rajapakse ’regime’ alone that waged ‘war’ on the terrorists. Successive SL governments, starting with the UNP in 1977, had done it ‘their way’. Rajapakse Regime: This included giving JRJ’s relative and not the Commander of the Army the task of wiping out the insurgency in 1979, a dream that ended in a nightmare. It included.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 23:28
By T.K. Premadasa
It is the reality that retirement of a sportsman from professional sport becomes absolutely obligatory at the appropriate time due to various reasons. Even if there is no age limit or time limit for retirement in sports, poor performance, aging and clandestine schemes may cause to decide on retirement. What makes most significant is the expression of sentimental feelings by the public on the.....Read More...
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