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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2373


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Monday, October 22, 2018 - 13:29
By Noel Ranjith - Gampaha
Regular readers of ‘The Island’ newspaper over the 20 year period from the 1980s will remember the almost weekly columns written by Dr. Mervyn D. De Silva, who was in those years a Deputy Director of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs, followed by being appointed as the Director of the Ministry of Plan Implementation, and later becoming a Member of Parliament through the National List.....Read More...
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 09:24
By K.T.Rajasingham
Ananthi Sasitharan, the woman Minister of the Northern Provincial Council has illegally claimed the name- Tamil Self Rule Prty, which was earlier organized by Late V.Navaratnam M.P. in 1969. In 1969, V.Navaratnam founded the Tamils Suyaadchchi Kazahagam (Tamil Self Rule Party) which campaigned for Tamil self-rule and independence for the Tamils speaking provinces of Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Since of.....Read More...
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 16:30
Sri Lanka's Ambassador and nine monks presented the Buddhist house in Frohnau with an offshoot of the historic Bodhi tree. Berlin Quickly the glass of the yellow box is cleaned again and flowers draped in it. Children swing Buddhist flags. Women in white robes wear colorful flower baskets and sing devoutly. Nine monks in traditional orange robes wait beside the SUV. Swift step comes the.....Read More...
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 14:23
By Habib Siddiqui
Who would’ve imagined that Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist who had been living in the U.S, would be killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul? But now we know better. Thanks to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince MBS, such has become a reality. According to the CNN, the Turkish officials suspected wit190hin hours of Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance that he might have.....Read More...
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 10:39
By Manjari Peiris
It is a well-known fact that taxation is one of the most effective and cost effective measures to reduce tobacco consumption, especially among the youth and the poor and raise government revenues for development programs. The Sri Lankan President together with the Ministry of Health strongly support and play a major role in adopting new policies which are aligned with the WHO Framework Convention.....Read More...
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 10:28
By *Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
Nepal and China entered into a Transit and Transportation Protocol (TTP) almost a month back but it has failed to generate much enthusiasm amongst traders, importers and exporters and the business community at large in Kathmandu. They have not intrinsically reacted to it as an alternate cost effective transit route for their third country trade, which is presently through Indian ports of Haldia (.....Read More...
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 19:56
By Patti Lynn, CNS Columnist
Although you wouldn’t know it from the rhetoric and actions of the Trump Administration, the U.S. is part of the global society. And while most of the U.S. was focused on a Supreme Court nomination that shook our democratic institutions, a watershed moment for democracy quietly took place half a world away. For those in the U.S. seeking evidence that a truer democracy can be realized, recent.....Read More...
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 09:30
By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
Has India cocked a snook at the US by clinching a crucial $5.4 billion s-400 Triumf missile defence system with Russia that can potentially place India under severe US sanctions under CAATSA? It appears so at the outset. A narrative is being circulated to demonstrate how ‘independent’ India is in doing trade with Russia despite a looming US threat of sanctions. The US sanctions will kick in only.....Read More...
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 09:19
By Patti Lynn - CNS Columnist
Although you wouldn’t know it from the rhetoric and actions of the Trump Administration, the U.S. is part of the global society. And while most of the U.S. was focused on a Supreme Court nomination that shook our democratic institutions, a watershed moment for democracy quietly took place half a world away. For those in the U.S. seeking evidence that a truer democracy can be realized, recent.....Read More...
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 15:45
High Commissioner of Pakistan, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat called on Minister for Science, Technology and Research, Dr. Sarath Amunugama at the Ministry recently. During the meeting, the matters of mutual cooperation in varying levels and bilateral relations between the two countries were discussed. The High Commissioner apprised the Minister about the forthcoming visit of Commission on Science and.....Read More...
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 07:57
By Tushar Pandit - Syndicate Features
The poll season has been well and truly announced along with the forecasts of the pollsters and pundits. ‘Trouble’ in the Opposition camp is currently a news staple while the BJP with Narendra Modi as its flag bearer is being presented as even more invincible than before. The supremos of the two key parties in UP, Akhilesh Yadav of the Samajwadi Party and Mayawati of the Bahujan Samaj Party have.....Read More...
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 09:18
The sufficient energy supply and energy security are critically important in economic growth and prosperity. The energy sector is strongly correlated with all other sectors of the economy including production, commercial and services. Therefore, energy planning has to always be made in a sustainable manner, within the framework of current and future energy demand against available energy.....Read More...
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 09:06
By S.H.Moulana
Except for non-patriotic citizens, if there were any, who else will not be alarmed at the rate the drug detection is made at the Bandaranaike International Airport. The very recent incident was related to an Indian couple carrying two kilograms of heroin valued at Rs.24.5 million. A few days ago a Pakistani national was arrested at BIA for smuggling in 2 Kgs 426 Grams of heroin valued at Rs.30.....Read More...
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 08:54
By Bobby Ramakant, - CNS (Citizen News Service)
The disease burden, death toll and economic loss caused by tobacco is mountainous enough to warrant urgent action globally. Over 7 million deaths every year and more than US$ 1.4 trillion economic cost cripples the global economy - can this be ignored? Also more evidence piles up on how tobacco threatens sustainable development. But what is preventing governments from walking the talk on tobacco.....Read More...
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