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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 830

Obama’s current stand understandable

The US president Obama’s current stand in Egypt is quite understandable.

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67th Independence Day of India Celebrations in Sri Lanka

The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 67th Independence Day of India on Thursday, 15th August 2013, at India House in Colombo.

67th Independence Day of India Celebrations in Sri Lanka
67th Independence Day of India Celebrations in Sri Lanka
67th Independence Day of India Celebrations in Sri Lanka
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Deepest convictions of Late Kadirgamar was that this problem has to be resolved within the shores of this island

Late Lakshman Kadirgamar was a Tamil, the only Tamil foreign minister this country has had, and he was convinced deeply , irrevocably, in his own mind that the Tamil culture was something worthy of esteem.

Welcome Address  by Professor G.L  Peiris
Deepest convictions of  Late Kadirgamar was that this problem has to be resolved within the shores of this island
Deepest convictions of  Late Kadirgamar was that this problem has to be resolved within the shores of this island
Deepest convictions of  Late Kadirgamar was that this problem has to be resolved within the shores of this island
Deepest convictions of  Late Kadirgamar was that this problem has to be resolved within the shores of this island
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That ‘long man’ called ‘Broad’!

Being blessed with the Eid holidays, I was excited that for once I could watch the full length of the fourth Test, played at Durham between England and the visiting team Australia.

Stuart Broad
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‘For Those Who've Come Across the Seas’: Is Australia’s Asylum U-turn sound policy or smart politics?

With an Australian federal election set for September, current Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has hedged his bets on a series of daring political initiatives in the hopes of - as the Australians would say - ‘having another go’ at office.

‘For Those Who've Come Across the Seas’: Is Australia’s Asylum U-turn sound policy or smart politics?
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Political consultations between Sri Lanka and the Republic of Korea

Recently, Secretary/External Affairs, Karunatilaka Amunugama had bilateral consultations with the 1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kyou-hyun of Korea. This meeting was initiated by the two parties as a progress review of the State visit concluded by Sri Lanka’s President in 2012.

Secretary/External Affairs, Karunatilaka Amunugama is seen  with South Korea's  1st Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kyou-hyun.
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“Strengthening the Role of Youth in the Post 2015 Development Agenda” - Dr Palitha Kohona

Sri Lanka has been successful in integrating youth into the National Policy making and implementation mechanisms, through our network of more than 10,000 village level youth led organizations and the Sri Lanka Youth Parliament.

Dr Palitha Kohona – Sri Lanka’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York
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New Heads of Mission from Africa Pledge Support for CHOGM 2013

Six new heads of mission, who recently presented credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, pledged their country’s support for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013, taking place in November.

Six Heads of Mission Present Credentials to President Rajapaksa - (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
Mr. John W. H. Kijazi          -           High Commissioner of Tanzania
Mr. Andre Sanra               -           Ambassador of Benin
Ms. Lesego Ethel Motsumi        -           High Commissioner of Botswana
Ms. Zanele Angeline Mdluli      -           High Commissioner of Swaziland
 Mr. Ernest Rwamucyo         -           High Commissioner of Rwanda
Dr. Arye Kumar Jagessur               -           High Commissioner of Mauritius
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Justice K. Sri Pavan took oaths as Acting C J.

Justice K. Sri Pavan took oaths as Acting C J before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today (13). Secretary to the President Lalith Weearatunga was also present.

Justice K. Sri Pavan took oaths as Acting C J. (Pix By : Sudath Silva)
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“Remarkable Change” in Sri Lanka, Australian Business Delegation Tells President

A high-powered Australian business delegation, led by Sri Lankan-born Australian businessman Mr. Dilip Kumar, met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday (Aug. 11) afternoon.

 “Remarkable Change” in Sri Lanka, Australian Business Delegation Tells President
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Prisoner release, a ‘cat and mouse game’!

How often we hear about Israeli government’s Palestinian prisoner release?

A Palestinian woman sits holding a picture of a relative during a gathering outside the Red Cross office in Gaza City on August 12, 2013. Israel has announced it will release 26 veteran Palestinian prisoners ahead of a resumption of peace talks on Wednesday.
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Nallur Kandaswamy Temple festival begins today

The 25-day annual festival of the Nallur Kandasamy Kovil starts with Kodietram – Flag Hoisting, on the sixth day following the New Moon in the month of Adi and continues for twenty five day.

Nallur Kandasamy Kovil
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Mr. Swamy said his decision was borne by need for unity for nation building

The last vestige of the Janata Party, formed in the aftermath of Emergency, was silently buried on Sunday with Subramanian Swamy announcing his party’s merger with the BJP.

Dr. Swamy
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