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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1046


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Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 13:25
From Our Diplomatic Correspondent
Diplomats called for an end to the violent unrest in Bangladesh as tensions rose further on Wednesday when former opposition leader Khaleda Zia again failed to appear at a corruption trial despite facing the threat of arrest. Mission heads from nine countries, including the United States and several European countries, met Zia at her office late on Tuesday where the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (.....Read More...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 09:43
Pakistan Navy Ship Zulfiquar arrived at the port of Trincomalee on 3rd March 2015 on a four days goodwill visit. This port call is part of strong multifaceted relationship and engagement between the defense establishments of two countries. Pakistan Navy Ship Zulfiquar is the pioneer ship of the sword Class, F-22P Frigate Project. The steel cuttings of the ship was held on 10th October 2006. The.....Read More...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 09:22
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
The prime minister of Israel acting like the president of America addressed the both Houses in Washington, telling the administration what it should do and what it should not do. All these time the elected president of the United States was watching it from the White House helplessly. A country which is entirely living on US’s grants dictating terms to its benefactor was really amazing. The whole.....Read More...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 08:18
Secretary General for UN Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman says they would support a domestic inquiry if it meets the international standards. “Without question, there is still a wide trust deficit between communities in Sri Lanka, especially between the Tamil and the Sinhalese. We have thus encouraged the national leaders and political stakeholders to work on all of these issues in the spirit of.....Read More...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 07:30
: A former top LTTE Sea Tiger women’s wing leader Murugesu Bairahi has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport while she was about to leave for France. Police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said that the Terrorist Investigations Division (TD) of the police had launched investigations over reports that Murugesu Bairahi had arrived in Sri Lanka. The 41 year old former Sea Tiger was.....Read More...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 06:50
By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
Overtly, there is commonality between Joseph Stalin the Soviet iron man and a generally soft spoken M.K.Stalin of Tamil Nadu’s DMK (Dravida Munetra Kazhagam)party, a dear son of former TN chief minister and as one moves closer, a close affinity between these two personalities is discernible. Both plan their political future very carefully in order to reach the top level. But unlike Joseph Stalin.....Read More...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 06:43
US Secretary of State John Kerry who addressed high-level segment of the 28th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) yesterday said that Sri Lanka is among the significant successes of the Council and added that opportunities for real change exist in Sri Lanka. While stating that no other state has worked harder than the USA to promote human rights, he added that although the.....Read More...
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 06:32
MMBL Pathfinder wins Taiki Akimoto 5S Merit Award MMBL Pathfinder Group of companies, Sri Lanka was recently awarded the 5S Merit Award for the year 2014, at the Taiki Akimoto 5S Awards Competition for successfully implementing the internationally accepted quality standards. The Taiki Akimoto 5S Awards an annual event organized by the Japan Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA).....Read More...
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 15:50
Bangladeshis paid tribute last Sunday to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the Muslim-majority nation. Avijit Roy, a U.S. citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was killed by machete-wielding assailants on Thursday while returning from a book fair. His wife and fellow blogger, Rafida Ahmed, suffered.....Read More...
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 07:48
By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
On March 01 2015, a 'fireball' streaked across the sky over Kerala sky, triggering panic in several districts of south India. The firewall appeared on Friday night in parts of Thrissur, Ernakulam, Palakaad, Kozhikode and Malappuram districts of Kerala. An area of Karimalloor village, where the 'fireball' was suspected to have plunged, was found charred. A preliminary examination by scientists.....Read More...
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 23:58
Namibia’s outgoing President-Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the world’s most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership—and he will receive $5 million for this. The Mo Ibrahim prized was launched in 2007 by British-Sudanese mobile communications entrepreneur and philanthropist-Mo Ibrahim, who made billions from investing in Africa to encourage African leaders to leave.....Read More...
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 09:20
It is 8 am on Saturday and I am outside Carlton House, the forest-green-colored residence of Mahinda Rajapaksa, former president of Sri Lanka. It is a modest structure and on a low roof perches a medium-sized board carrying a picture of him beaming. He has been residing in his hometown Tangalle after his shocking defeat in the presidential elections nearly 50 days ago. According to news reports.....Read More...
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 08:35
By T.K.Premadasa
Exactly 200 years ago, on 2nd March 1815, entire Sri Lanka became totally a colony of another country. Sri Lanka was ruled by several kings as an independent nation for nearly 2350 years. Certain areas were under foreign power for some period but not the entire country. Since colonization, especially the hill country introduced as Kandyan Kingdom was administered independently even during the.....Read More...
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 08:27
Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs Minister John Amaratunga said a probe will be launched into the manner in which Dual Citizenships and Diplomatic Passports were granted during the previous regime. The Dual Citizenship granted fraudulently without fulfilling qualifications will be cancelled, Minister John Amaratunga. Also Minister Amaratunga told that he would obtain.....Read More...
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