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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1949

Proposals of the Tamil United Liberation Front for a new constitution

We represent the TULF and I am its Secretary General. I have lived in this country for 82 years and I was just 13+ when the country gained its Independence in 1948.

V.Anandasangaree
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The UN Determination Relating to Julian Assange and Some Pertinent Lessons for Sri Lanka

The UN working group on arbitrary detention has determined that Mr Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Equadoran Embassy in London as a political refugee for almost four years, was being subject to arbitrary detention by the United Kingdom. The working group said, in addition, that he should be entitled to compensation for being deprived of his freedom of movement. Countries, such as the UK, which assume the elevated role of white hatted human rights enforcers, could have been expected to take this determination seriously

Julian Assange
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Bail applications filed at the Colombo High Court on behalf Navy Lt Yoshitha Rajapaksa and four others

Bail applications were filed at the Colombo High Court on behalf of five individuals including Navy Lt Yoshitha Rajapaksa, Rohan Weliwita, arrested and remanded for alleged money laundering at Carlton Sports Network (CSN), sought bail from the Colombo High Court yesterday through bail revision applications.

 Navy Lt Yoshitha Rajapaksa
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Significant evidence that the flavored tobacco products sales ban successful in New York City

A study conducted by Dr. Shannon M. Farley, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control, reveals that flavoured tobacco product sales and odds of ever using flavoured tobacco products or using any tobacco products among teens have declined significantly after ban enforcement began.

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Indian politics: after DMK-Congress pact, AIADMK-BJP might also try for alliance in Tamil Nadu!

Even before former Jammu Kashmir CM and Congress emissary for talks with DMK in Tamil Nadu, BJP has been in touch with Modi's “friends” in Tamil Nadu like Jayalalithaa and Rajinikanth in order to shore up the Hindutva chances for assembly poll tie-ups but without any success, so far. But BJP, like Congress party is not one that gives up hopes and continues to target its goal net.

Indian politics: after DMK-Congress pact, AIADMK-BJP might also try for alliance in Tamil Nadu!
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President Maithripala Sirisena left for Germany this morning

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Germany yesterday morning in a normal passenger plane. He will be away for five days and visit Austria as well.

President Maithripala Sirisena left for Germany this morning
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Reginald Cooray sworn in as the new governor of North

Former Minister Reginald Cooray was sworn in as the Governor of the Northern Province before President Maithripala Sirisena, on Sunday (14) at the President's official residence, the presidential office said.

Reginald Cooray sworn in as the new governor of North
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Balochistan Security: Top Priority of Pakistan

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on his return from KPK chaired a meeting of corps commanders at GHQ Rawalpindi on, 10th February, 2016. In this conference, the military leadership has reviewed the progress of operation Zarb-e-Azb and emphasized on the need of eliminating terrorism, requirement of giving special focus on return of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) to their homes and guarding the security of CPEC Project.

Balochistan Security: Top Priority of Pakistan
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Tamil Nadu poll 2016: Congress and DMK to revive alliance!

In IPL style of auctioning cricketers for huge sums and playing joint cricket exercises by using them to make India, albeit shamelessly, shine at least as a mere show, Tamil Nadu is getting ready to face the forthcoming state assembly poll in three months from mow. There are many chief ministerial hopefuls in Tamil Nadu as well who in fact think very little about the people as their only goal is to become the CM.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mukul Wasnik and EVKS Elangovan met DMK Chief M Karunanidhi at his residence in Chennai. (PTI photo)
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The Phenomena of Trump and Sanders: personification of voter anger and disillusionment

Both Donald J Trump and Bernie Sanders are riding on two diverging waves of popularity while tearing up the conventional book of western politics into pieces. The casualties, caught up in the trail of destruction, include the ‘establishment candidates’ of the respective parties, big-time donors, investment banks and above all the media, which was laid bare to its core to be exposed along with the questionable interest they represent.

The Phenomena of Trump and Sanders: personification of voter anger and disillusionment
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Government will not enter into any agreement, which endangers country’s economy and culture – President

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the Government will not enter into any agreement, which will endanger the local economy and the culture of the country.

Government will not enter into any agreement, which endangers country’s economy and culture – President
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Prof. Sanath Nandasiri Completes 50 Years As Distinguished Musician

Sanath Nandasiri, a professional artist who made an outstanding contribution during 1970s introducing a new era of Sri Lankan creative music, celebrates his Birthday on February 15th. This is the most appropriate occasion to ink this appreciation with great pleasure as an avid listener to his everlasting compositions not only because of his birthday but also on completion of his 50 years as a professional singer.

Prof. Sanath Nandasiri Completes 50 Years As Distinguished Musician
Sanath Nandasiri
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Maj Gen Milinda Peiris- the New Army Chief of Staff

Maj Gen Milinda Peiris- the New Army Chief of StaffMajor General Milinda Peiris has been appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army while Major General Sumedha Perera was appointed as the Deputy Chief of Staff wiith effect from 12th and February 15 respectively, the Army said.

Maj Gen Milinda Peiris
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New Political Office for MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's new political and public relations office was opened at Nelum Mawatha, Battaramulla yesterday morning.

 New Political Office for MR
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28th Death Anniversary of Vijaya Kumaratunga

In the early afternoon of the 16th of February 1988, two assassins riding a motorbike visited the house of a politician loved by many Sri Lankans and burst a round of T56 bullets to his face. This attack saw the fall one of Sri Lanka’s brilliant politicians in the most cruel manner right outside his house while his children Vimukthi, Yasodara and his beloved wife Chandrika Kumaratunga were at the house.

28th Death Anniversary of Vijaya Kumaratunga
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