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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1862


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Monday, May 29, 2017 - 09:42
Mindfulness (Sati) which the Buddha pioneered 2, 600 years ago in Bharat (India) is sweeping the western world. The mindfulness community is growing at an exponential rate and touching the lives of people of all ages in the western world. In Sri Lanka, the Mitirigala Nissarana Vanaya ( founded by Asoka Weeraratna) is the centre of mindfulness training. Thanks to Ven. Uda Eriyagama Dhammajiva.....Read More...
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 08:28
By Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
The large participation in the May 14-15 Beijing summit on One Belt One Road, OBOR, indicates the desire for good infrastructure at home and for greater access to markets abroad. A flagship project of OBOR initiative is China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that passes through the Pakistan occupied Kashmir, POK which, India says, is its integral part. China is also working to extend the.....Read More...
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 09:45
By Habib Siddiqui
President Donald Trump had an eventful week visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and some European cities including the Vatican City where he met with the Pope. He was bestowed with the highest civilian/national award in the Kingdom. There, as brilliantly noted by the veteran journalist Robert Fisk, Trump said he was not in Saudi Arabia to “lecture” – but then told the world’s Islamic preachers what to.....Read More...
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 09:34
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Having completed a very successful diplomatic endeavour in the Middle East with his reputation for being a deal maker intact, President Trump visited the Vatican, Brussels and Italy in that order to wind up his 9-day, first-ever foreign trip as the leader of the US. In Europe, however, the scenario was not that of a successful one; nor did it appear to be productive. On the contrary, it was a.....Read More...
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 09:26
Sachin Tendulkar's biopic, 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams', was declared tax free in Maharashtra. The decision to waive off entertainment tax has been taken by the state government to honor the contribution of Tendulkar in the world of sports and to ensure that the film reaches maximum number of people in theatres. The docu-drama, written and directed by British filmmaker James Erskine, released in.....Read More...
Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 09:19
On 9 May 2017, the Cabinet approved the construction of 6,000 pre-fabricated houses for war-affected communities in the North and East. It also approved the construction of 10,000 to 15,000 brick and mortar houses per year. All available information suggests that the construction of the 6,000 pre-fabricated houses will be awarded to ArcelorMittal and raises many disturbing questions: • The many.....Read More...
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 12:11
India has sent navy ships with rescue and relief material to Sri Lanka, where torrential rains and landslides have resulted in several deaths and massive devastation over the last two days. INS Kirch operating in South Bay of Bengal, has been diverted to Colombo in Sri Lanka to render immediate assistance in flood relief operations. According to reports, the ship will enter Colombo anytime soon......Read More...
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 09:23
By A Patabendige
The entertainment started when Indian PM Modi started to walk down the stairs of the plane on arrival at KIA. To greet him was PM Ranil Wickramasinghe (RW), without his hands in the pocket this time. He stood on the tarmac looking up fervently with his palms together. Was it in devotion or desperate expectation? Modi waved encouragingly. The whole visit was like this. Being Vesak, it was an.....Read More...
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 08:51
By Our Special Correspondent
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ankara, Turkey in collaboration with the Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka and Export Development Board (EDB) of Sri Lanka, organised a promotional programme on “Business and Investment Opportunities in Sri Lanka” from 15th to 18th May 2017 in Turkey. The second phase of the programme, kicked off in November, last year, the two sides agreed to set an.....Read More...
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 08:44
A national reconciliation event was held in Jaffna at Weerasingham Hall, with the participation of over 1000 religious school teachers, to introduce and institutionalize National Integration and Reconciliation concepts and principles to the Sunday school teaching. The program held on 23rd May in Jaffna, was the continuation of 2017 February program launched in Colombo, by President.....Read More...
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 22:26
President Maithripala Sirisena assured that his government is totally committed to support the campaign against human smuggling and sea piracy. He said that Sri Lanka would extend fullest cooperation to the efforts taken to enhance maritime security, the PMD reported. The President made this statement when the Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne called on him at the Shangri-La Hotel in.....Read More...
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 09:04
Sri Lanka presented its authentic culinary at the Annual Embassy Chef Challenge held on May 24th ,at the International Trade Center in the Ronald Regan Building in Washington DC. At this well attended annual event, over 30 Embassy Chefs showcased their culinary talents with food preparation skills and signature delicacies of each country. Sri Lanka was represented by the Embassy Chef Anuradha.....Read More...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:46
By *V. Anandasangaree
It is high time now for the people of Sri Lanka to challenge the authority of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), to act and speak on their behalf, on various matters be they political or otherwise. The International Community that includes the UN agencies, European Union, Commonwealth, UNHRC and such others too should come out openly to back the people’s demand, to stop the TNA from functioning.....Read More...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 10:11
An eight member student delegation along with their teachers from The City School, Lahore led by Mrs. Shazia Zahid, is visiting Sri Lanka from May 24 to 28, 2017 under a Student Exchange Programme with Harcourts International School, Sri Lanka. The students visited the High Commission of Pakistan today, for a briefing. The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed Khan.....Read More...
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