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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1195

First International Day of Yoga in Sri Lanka: June 21, 2015

Special events have been planned in Sri Lanka on the occasion of the first “International Day of Yoga’’ (IDY), which is being celebrated across the world on June 21, 2015.

High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Mr. Y.K. Sinha  seen with  Ms. Sangeetha Weeraratne, Film Artiste and Mr. Muttiah Muralitharan, Cricketer.
First International Day of Yoga in Sri Lanka: June 21, 2015
First International Day of Yoga in Sri Lanka: June 21, 2015
First International Day of Yoga in Sri Lanka: June 21, 2015
First International Day of Yoga in Sri Lanka: June 21, 2015
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Defends Former First Lady: Rubbishes Allegations Against Her

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday issued a statement dismissed allegations on the Prado that was discovered recently and strongly defended the former first lady as regards allegations pertaining to Siriliya Saviya SUV and the misuse of funds.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Defends Former First Lady: Rubbishes Allegations Against Her
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Tiger Entities and Personalities Should Remain Blacklisted

Under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373, Sri Lanka listed 16 entities and 424 individuals of the LTTE overseas network that engaged in terrorist propaganda, fund raising, procurement, shipping and other support activities.

Tiger Entities and Personalities Should Remain Blacklisted
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Eureka! Perfect Recipe to invite the wrath of gods: posing naked on holy mountains

We all know how to please gods and the practices, quite understandably, depend on the regions that the former rule over us and the intensity of the enthusiasm of the faithful, who love to be at their beck and call.

Eureka! Perfect Recipe to invite the wrath of gods: posing naked on holy mountains
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The events unfold Delhi

I have never come across such massive news coverage in print and electronic media nationally and internationally of the ambuscade on the Indian Army convoy by the combined team of NSCN (K), KYKL and KCP in Manipur’s Chandel district bordering Myanmar. 18 soldiers were killed while 11 left injured in the ambush.

The events unfold Delhi
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Letter from America: Is Modi failing to deliver on his promises?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims to be a devout Hindu who likes to visit Hindu temples wherever he visits. In spite of his short visit to Bangladesh, thus, he did not miss visiting the Dhakeshwari Mandir and Ramkrishna Math in Dhaka.

Letter from America: Is Modi failing to deliver on his promises?
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Don’t let down your adopted children

A large number of Asian born expatriates working in the gulf and now domiciled in Canada and who have become Canadian citizens are really concerned about the new legislation passed by the Canadian government, recently.

The new Canadian immigration law enacted states that the new Canadian citizens have lesser rights than those born Canadians.
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Australia: claims of payment to people smugglers- Hits New Low

Australia would have stooped to a "new low" if reports that its navy paid people-smugglers bound for Australia thousands of dollars to turn back their boat are true, an Indonesian government official said on Saturday.

Australia: claims of payment to people smugglers- Hits New Low
Australia: claims of payment to people smugglers- Hits New Low
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Violence, Plunder and Deceit: Sri Lanka’s Experience With Tamils

Propensity to violence and criminal activities is not a recent development among Tamils. The history of Tamil involvement in our country is marked by excessive violence, plunder, deceit and ingratitude. This particularly characterizes the history of Tamil invasions and interactions within our country from very early times. We are well aware of the gruesome terrorist activities unleashed and promoted by Tamils in recent years. This makes one think whether violence and extreme forms of behavior are a part of Tamil culture.

Violence, Plunder and Deceit:  Sri Lanka’s Experience With Tamils
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The Gratiaen Prizes 2014

The Gratiaen Prize for the best work of creative writing in English was awarded to Vihanga Perera for his collection of poetry Love and Protest on 12 June 2015 at Park Street Mews, Colombo.

Vihanga Perera
Rails Run Parallel by Ayathurai Santhan.
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Politicians and fruits and vegetables!

Since Vasudeva used the infamous ‘P’ word in the parliament we have read a lot in the media about using un-parliamentary language in the house.

Ranil has compared Vasu to a dried pumpkin
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Turning tables: Growing support against corporate capture of climate policy-making

In the final days of the Bonn Climate Change Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Corporate Accountability International delivered a resounding call to the governments who have ratified the UNFCCC: protect the treaty and climate policy making from the undue influence of the globe’s biggest polluters. The call endorsed by over 224,000 sends a strong message to kick big polluters out of climate policy.

Turning tables: Growing support against corporate capture of climate policy-making
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