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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 911

Snowden was dead right!

Edward Snowden, a former US National Security Agency contractor explained to the world why he became a whistle blower and left his country from a job where he was drawing a salary of US $ 122,000/-, according to his employer, in the US.

Edward Snowden, a former US National Security Agency contractor
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Inviting Palestine To CHOGOM: Palestine Was Under British Rule From 1923 to 1948

It appears to be an unfortunate oversight on the part of Commonwealth Secretariat or may be the failure of the State of Palestine to apply for membership which resulted in Palestine not taking part in the forthcoming CHOGM to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka mid November 2013. Palestine that got recognition as a State only last year is in the process of applying for membership in international organisations. It is already a member of UNESCO.

Dr.T.Jayasinghe
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The case for making it to Colombo

In the first line of his first speech on Indian foreign policy in 1946, India’s soon-to-be first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, pledged to adhere to the principle of “full participation in international conferences.”

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh
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Burma:Will government end war against KIO?

The armed conflicts in Burma/Myanmar starting from the post-independence period were still unable to stop for a long time. Due to those rebellions the country has faced difficulties to promote the nation as a modern thriving one. The civil war in Myanmar has lasted for six decades and it is the oldest unending war in the world.

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Sri Lanka assumes leadership of the Colombo Process

The Chairmanship of the Colombo Process was transferred from the Government of Bangladesh to the Government of Sri Lanka during a meeting held at the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Geneva on 21 October 2013.

Sri Lanka assumes leadership of the Colombo Process
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Asthma medicines still unaffordable for many

Globally around 300 million people suffer from asthma, yet for many of them living in low- and middle-income countries access to quality-assured, affordable asthma essential medicines still remains a distant dream.

Asthma medicines still unaffordable for many
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What did he do wrong?

The banker who helped 50 million Bangladeshis out of poverty has become his country’s or his government’s No.1 enemy.

Mohamed Yunus
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US Spying Mission on European Leaders

European leaders are up in arms against the US over the claims that its National Security Agency, NSA, is spying on them on regular basis with the aid of very sophisticated electronic surveillance systems. The simmering row took a turn for the worse, when it emerged this week that the agency was eavesdropping on the mobile phone used by Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor.

US Spying Mission on European Leaders
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Letter from America: Thoughts on Bangladesh – 3

A Bengali writer once famously wrote – 'Raate mosha, deene maachi, ei niye Kolkatay aachi '(meaning: With mosquitoes at night and flies at daytimes, I reside in Kolkata). Kolkata, of course, these days in the post-partition of India period, is no longer part of Bangladesh, but is the capital city of nearby West Bengal state of India, where Bengali is the lingua franca.

Letter from America: Thoughts on Bangladesh – 3
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Pakistani Naval Ships PNS NASR and PNS Khaiber in Sri Lanka on a Goodwill visit

Pakistan Naval Ships PNS NASR and Khyber will be arriving at Colombo Port on a goodwill visit from 27th to 30th October 2013.

PNS Khyber
PNS NASR
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Sri Lanka – Malaysia Joint Commission

The Agreed Minutes of the Second Sri Lanka – Malaysia Joint Commission were signed in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday by the Heads of the two delegations, Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka, and Dato Hamzah Zainudin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia.

Sri Lanka – Malaysia Joint Commission
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Kashmir Black Day to mark Indian Occupation of J&K on October 27 : UN has failed to implement its resolutions for past 67 years

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world over will observe October 27 as “Black Day” to mark India’s forcibly occupation of Kashmir 67 years ago.

Kashmir Black Day to mark Indian Occupation of J&K on October 27  :  UN has failed to implement its resolutions for past 67 years
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