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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1129

Sri Lanka starts re-thinking 2020

Sri Lanka is re-thinking hard on the premier exports indicator that has been floating atop its macro-economic landscape for the past few years-and to meet the revised targets, the country’s apex export body is diving into no less than ISO standards for its own service delivery, as revealed on 09 April.

From Left: Dr Yousuf Maraikkar (ED-EDB) and Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO-EDB) look on as Ms. T Wijesuriya (Sri Lanka Standards Institution) makes her presentation on 09 April in Colombo.
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Chunnakam Ground Water Contaminated

Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage, Rauff Hakeem said in Parliament yesterday that a report compiled by the Ministry had revealed that... ... ground water surrounding the Chunnakam power plant was contaminated with oil and was not suitable for drinking.

Minister Rauff Hakeem
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Inauspicious Time, New Year and Sri Lanka

These days we are heading for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Sinhala and Tamil people in Sri Lanka will be celebrating the New Year as it signifies the reaping of the harvest and social customs associated with the farming community.

Inauspicious Time, New Year and Sri Lanka
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Letter from America: Playing politics with the White Cards?

In early February this year, the Myanmar parliament approved a proposal by President Thein Sein to allow people with temporary identification “white cards,” most of whom were Rohingya, to vote on a referendum on constitutional amendments to the country’s junta-backed constitution, which could come as early as May. Obviously, as most keen observers would tell you the government measure was a face-saving one under international pressure and never meant in intent and purpose.

Letter from America: Playing politics with the White Cards?
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Terrorists Slaughtering In Turbat Challenged Balochistan Security

At least 20 laborers gun downed and three others wounded in terrorist attack in Balochistan area of Turbat on night 1- and 11 April 2015. The laborers were working on an under construction bridge in Turbat area of Gagdan.

Terrorists Slaughtering In Turbat Challenged Balochistan Security
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Post-Rajapaksha Sri Lanka: President Sirisena for communal harmony, stability, development!

The arrival of President Maithripala Sirisena, who is seen committed to people’s causes as well as nation’s pride, signals the rise of a new phenomenon in Sri Lanka, governance and politics, just like what the new political phenomenon the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in Indian politics meant to India. Both have aroused the hopes of people, conscience of the nation and government commitment to the national causes.

Maithripala Srisena
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SLFP in a bid to clean up the Party from Mahinda supporters

Sri Lanka Freedom Party, in a sudden bid to clean up the party from the rebels who have openly defied the party’s instruction and identified with former President Mahinda Rajapaks, has removed several leading members who were former ministers from the Central Committee of the Party.

SLFP in a bid to clean up the Party from Mahinda supporters
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Is it Sinhala Tamil or Hindu - Buddhist New Year Mr. Kerry?

US Secretary of State John Kerry has offered his greeting for the Sri Lankans who celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

Is it Sinhala Tamil or Hindu -  Buddhist New Year Mr.  Kerry?
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Bhutan and Sri Lanka pledged to work closely

Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay paid a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.

Bhutan and Sri Lanka pledged to work closely
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Yet another unarmed black man hunted down by a white officer!

The video of an unarmed black man being shot eight times by a white police officer, in South Carolina, has gone viral through international media. How would one analyze this in this modern age?

Yet another unarmed black man hunted down by a white officer!
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UN Assistant Secretary-General Haoliang Xu calls on Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe

The UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director Mr. Haoliang Xu, Yesterday called on the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickramasinghe .

 UN Assistant Secretary-General  Haoliang Xu calls on Prime Minister  Ranil Wickramasinghe
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Sri Lanka - El Salvador relations further strengthened

Sri Lanka - El Salvador relations have been further strengthened with Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Cuba, Sarath Dissanayake presented his Letter of Credence to President of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén on 20th March 2015.

Sri Lanka - El Salvador relations further strengthened
Sri Lanka - El Salvador relations further strengthened
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Determination by the Supreme Court on the 19 A Amendments

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa announced in Parliament yesterday that the Supreme Court had determined that two clauses of the Bill titled 19th Amendment to the Constitution " which was presented on March 24, complies with the provisions of article 82 (1) of the constitution and two clauses in the amendment needed the approval of the people at a referendum and the rest thereof required a two-thirds majority for its passage.

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa on the determination by the Supreme Court regarding the Constitutional Amendment  of 19.
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Iran condemns Saudi genocides in Yemen!

Perhaps self-assuming the role of regional super power, Saudi Arabia has begun attacking rebels in neighboring Yemen, killing even civilians. . Even very presumption that Saudi Arabia is the super power of Mideast is wrong because nuclear Israel is the undisputed super power of both West Asia and or Middle East.

People walk past a car damaged by an airstrike in Sanaa April 8, 2015.
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