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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1620

resident calls the working people to show their commitment to Good Governance

“As we celebrate May Day this year, we are indeed fortunate in having established a democratic environment in Sri Lanka, where workers enjoy the rights of assembly and protest in an atmosphere of peace both in the work place and society”, President Maithripala Sirisena said.

resident calls the  working people to show  their commitment to Good Governance
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19th Amendment passed: Significant advancement in post war restoration and reconstruction of democratic governance

A question often asked is why a face is in the front of a head and not the back of a head. The answers seldom considered however is that it is in front so that one can see ahead, and not look back at where one had come from.

 19th Amendment passed: Significant advancement in post war restoration and reconstruction of democratic governance
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No other way out: We need to early diagnose TB and treat with drugs that work

It may sound rhetorical but some of the 'absolute must' steps for progressing towards ending tuberculosis (TB) are to early and accurately diagnose TB and treat with the standard combination of drugs that are sensitive and work for a particular patient. Although sounds simplistic yet these are 'easier said than done' steps! Agrees globally-noted expert on TB diagnosis: "Early diagnosis is a huge problem in India. Not only it is critical to diagnose TB early but also drug-resistant forms of TB, otherwise it is going to be a phenomenal problem!

Dr Madhukar Pai, Director, McGill Global Health Programs
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British High Commissioner James Dauris Visits Kandy

The newly-appointed British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, James Dauris, yesterday made his first official visit to Kandy.

British High Commissioner James Dauris Visits Kandy
British High Commissioner James Dauris Visits Kandy
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Zeliang wants NPF to understand importance of opposition-less government

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang said, “Reconciliation is the most significant indication of life’s maturity as countries across the globe often appoint ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ Commission for rebuilding rapport between communities divided by conflict.”

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang at IG Stadium
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Decided to place the country before the party and voted against the 19th Amendment - Sarath Weerasekera MP

Ampara District MP Sarath Weerasekara - a former Deputy Minister of Labour and Labour Relations under the Rajapaksa government, became the first SLFP MP to vote against the 19th Amendment as the vote was being taken in Parliament on 28th April.

Sarath Weerasekera
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India requested Sri Lankan Navy not to fire on Indian fishermen: VK Singh

“Government of India,” according to a report on DNA Analysis, “on Wednesday said it has requested Sri Lankan Navy to act with restraint and not to fire on Indian fishermen if they stray into the waters of the island nation.”

 India  requested Sri Lankan Navy not to fire on Indian fishermen: VK Singh
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"She who does not tire, tires adversity": Savitri

Savitri, a mother of 6 children—5 daughters and 1 son—became a widow 12 years after her marriage, when her husband, the eldest of three brothers, died of electrocution. Narrating her tearful story, Savitri said that fate had been unkind to her from her early childhood. Her father died when she was a child.

"She who does not tire, tires adversity": Savitri
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Sinhala & Tamil New Year celebrated in Berlin, Germany

Under the theme of peace and reconciliation the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin, Germany, celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year with the participation of more than 250 Sri Lankans and German friends at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Berlin on Saturday, 25th April 2015.

Sinhala & Tamil New Year celebrated in Berlin, Germany
Sinhala & Tamil New Year celebrated in Berlin, Germany
Sinhala & Tamil New Year celebrated in Berlin, Germany
Sinhala & Tamil New Year celebrated in Berlin, Germany
Sinhala & Tamil New Year celebrated in Berlin, Germany
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Vietnam’s victory 40 years ago

April 30th marks the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Vietnam, a country with which Sri Lanka has developed strong ties during the past five decades.

Vietnam’s victory 40 years ago
Vietnam’s victory 40 years ago
Vietnam’s victory 40 years ago
Vietnam’s victory 40 years ago
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The Doctrine of Democracy Restored in Sri Lanka

Our President, Maithripala Sirisena, is the only person in the whole wide-world, who struggled with all his might, to reduce the powers conferred on him by the Constitution of Sri Lanka, whilst remaining in power.

Democracy in the making
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Five new envoys accredited to Lanka present credentials

Four new Ambassadors and one High Commissioner presented credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today, according to press release by President’s Media.

Five new envoys  accredited to Lanka present credentials
Five new envoys  accredited to Lanka present credentials
Five new envoys  accredited to Lanka present credentials
Five new envoys  accredited to Lanka present credentials
Five new envoys  accredited to Lanka present credentials
Five new envoys  accredited to Lanka present credentials
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John Kerry To Undertake Official Visit To Sri Lanka – Foreign Ministry

On the invitation of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, Secretary of State of the United States of America John Kerry will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka from 2nd to 3rd May 2015, states a press release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mangala & Kerry when they met in Washington DC - File Photo
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Time to walk the talk for accelerating towards TB-free India

India's fight against tuberculosis (TB) has made remarkable progress despite which formidable challenges remain. With the launch of 'Call To Action For TB Free India' last week amidst strong commitment from India's Health Ministry and other partners in fight against TB, it is high time to start preparing and acting upon the promises made towards ending TB in India, and eventually, the world. "

Time to walk the talk for accelerating towards TB-free India
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