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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1829


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 08:17
By V.Anandasangaree - Secretary General -TULF
The birth anniversary of Thanthai Chelva falls today, on the 26th of this month. Everyone has a duty to commemorate it. The most unfortunate thing is that, even important Tamil personalities refer to him as the founder of the Federal Party. No one disputes it. But above everything he was the founder of the Tamil United Front, which name was changed as Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF).On the.....Read More...
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 10:34
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
In a befitting reply to global anti-Islamic propaganda machine against Islamic government in Turkey that sought to defeat the Turkey referendum to make the Presidency as well as nation strong, President Erdogan has won the referendum with a massive popular mandate. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in the vote, which the opposition says looks set to grant him sweeping new powers.....Read More...
Monday, April 24, 2017 - 08:55
When travelling to foreign countries almost everyone needs a passport – unless of course you’re the Queen of England. That’s right; her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II has no need for commoner items like ‘passports’, when she travels abroad. This how the official website of the British monarchy describes: When traveling overseas, The Queen does not require a British passport. The cover of a.....Read More...
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 12:13
By Habib Siddiqui
There is no doubt that the rise of Daesh, which claims to be the new vanguard of the global jihadist movement, and the establishment of its caliphate in Syria and Iraq in the summer of 2014 represents a turning point in the evolution of global terrorism. No time in recent history before has there been an outfit that has been so successful to confuse so many in such a short time. Daesh claims to.....Read More...
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:26
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
As President Trump’s media-invented metric, 100-day-in-office, is just around the corner and his modus operandi, both at home and abroad, is under intense scrutiny as never before, the Republican administration may have felt the need of someone, who could handle the delicate job of interpreting what their boss actually means, when the latter spells the policies out – either on Twitter or in a.....Read More...
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:18
By A.R.A. Ali & R. Cassim
Reference the above article on April 18, 2017 in “Asian Tribute”, we would like to respond to this unethical writing with disgraceful words by Nelum Vitahanage. As the author of this article you were mainly concerned of the age limit of marriage. Let us refer to the historical view on the age of marriage. Marriage in small age was widely in existence as the cultural heritage of the ancient world.....Read More...
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 10:02
Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden's mentor and successor Ayman al-Zawahiri as well as the slain terrorist's eleventh son Hamza, is being protected by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) and their most likely location of hiding is in Karachi? According to a report by the New York based Newsweek, the Egyptian-born Zawahiri remains a key player in an attack threat to U.S. that.....Read More...
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 09:12
Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce highlighted prospects for increasing bilateral trade and U.S. investment in Sri Lanka at a breakfast roundtable meeting hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce. Minister Karunanayake was in Washington leading Sri Lanka delegation to the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings. Alluding to many investment opportunities in areas.....Read More...
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 09:03
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Once, rather not very long ago, a powerful party AIADMK is now split and weakened because of one-person – Sasikala, Who sought to take over both the party and government, taking full advantage of unexpected death of CM Jayalalithaa. Today, thanks to shock therapy treatment to the party and government, factional feud in AIADMK do not look like they trying to find a way out to work together to.....Read More...
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 08:51
By S.H.Moulana
I always enjoyed reading Israeli journalist and peace activist, Uri Avnery’s works. He never failed to forward his works to me very well knowing I am a great fan of his. In his recent article I received, he compares the Palestinian peace activist Marwan Barghouti, who is currently serving a prison sentence in Israeli prison, to Nelson Mandela. If Marwan is Nelson Mandela I would call Uri as.....Read More...
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 08:39
Following the landmark deal by Hilton to manage six more hotels in Sri Lanka, senior management of the Hilton met visiting Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in Washington D.C. on the sidelines of the ongoing World Bank and IMF meetings. Senior Vice President of Hilton Jonas Neihardt met with Minister Karunanayake, facilitated by Nisha Biswal, Senior Advisor of Albright Stonebridge Group, to.....Read More...
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:09
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Even as the AIADMK merger efforts are in full swing some Sasikala-Dinakaran backers oppose the merger move and as before find faults with former CM O. Panneerselvam not supporting their jailed small-amma (Chinnamma) to assume power as Tamil Nadu CM and control Jayalithaa’s assets. Dinakaran, the nephew of jailed AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, is facing a revolt by an influential section of.....Read More...
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 09:52
The UN General Assembly on 19 April 2017, confirmed the nomination Achim Steiner of Germany, as the new Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years. The General Assembly confirmed the nomination on 19 April 2017 Mr Steiner’s nomination for UNDP Administrator was forwarded by Secretary-General António Guterres to the General Assembly, which confirmed him as the Administrator of UNDP for a.....Read More...
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 09:32
V.Anandasangraee, Secretary General - TULF , has written an “open letter” dated 20th April, to Sri Lanka President Maithripala Srisena demanding “the release lands belonging to various individuals, at different places in the Districts of Jaffna, Mannar, Killinochchi, Vanni, and at various places in the Eastern Province as well. “ The full text of the letter is given below.....Read More...
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