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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1230

The generation that is born today should be a generation without tobacco

Currently one person dies every six seconds due to tobacco, which is nearly six million people each year, the World Health Organization states.

The generation that is born today should be a generation without tobacco
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Government to pay the Golden Key depositors on 24th

As per the proposal made by the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake through his interim budget, the government is to begin the disbursement of payment to the deposit holders of the defunct Golden Key Credit Card Company Ltd (GK) from July 24th.

Government to pay the Golden Key depositors on 24th
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Safeguard Security

We remember how the government elected in 1977 under the leadership of J.R Jayewardene (J.R.J) removed the security forces from the coastal areas of the Northern and Eastern provinces in order to please the Tamil politicians, disregarding the importance of national security. J.R.J led government underestimated and turned a blind eye on the strengthening of the separatist movement until 13 soldiers were ambushed and killed by the LTTE in July 1983.

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Fast-tracked to hell!

A face-book ,message, still to be confirmed, related to the death of a so called ‘Karate Master’ from Sri Lanka, fighting for ‘IS’ has been received with disgust rather than sadness.

Fast-tracked to hell!
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The Third Hopper Betrayal: Dealing the Foreign Cards Again

The recent UPFA Anuradapura meeting did not see hundreds of CTB buses transporting supporters as were the case in the presidential election. But the crowds appeared bigger and were definitely larger than the UNP meeting in Kandy. And this was after Sirisena had back-stabbed his own party three times, in the process becoming irrelevant in the future.

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Blowing Smoke for Big Tobacco

A group of public interest and international public health organizations have released “Blowing Smoke for Big Tobacco.”

Blowing Smoke for Big Tobacco
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Indian PM Modi’s visit to Russia and Central Asia to boost India's multi-directional strategy! - A Report

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resumed his foreign tours and went to Eurasia (Russia and Central Asia) from July 6-13 that will see a packed schedule with the prime minister spending about a day in each country. He was on a 3-day visit to Russia attend the seventh meeting of BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summits and was also simultaneously on his first ever eight-day visit of Central Asian countries, making Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan after the two summits in Russia.

Indian PM Modi’s visit to Russia and Central Asia to boost India's multi-directional strategy!  - A Report
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The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka condemns IS as un-Islamic

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka today expressed its “deep dismay” at media reports of the first Sri Lankan killed in battle in Syria with IS.

First Sri Lankan killed in battle in Syria with IS -Known in the Islamic State as Abu Shuraih Sailani,  is Mohammed Niram
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‘Zaheer stop it now!’

‘Zaheer Abbas karo!’ was the unison shout from the Indian players in the field when the ‘batting machine’ starts exploding said Sunil Gavaskar, while he was commentating.

‘Zaheer stop it now!’
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No Ticket For Wijemuni – Rajiv Attacker

The Bodu Jana Permuna (BJP), the election wing of the Bodu Bala Sena has refused to give election ticket to Wijemuni Vijitha Rohana de Silva, who had hit Rajiv Gandhi with his rifle butt when the then Indian Prime Minister was reviewing a Guard of Honuor at Colombo on July 30, 1987, in the aftermath of signing the controversial India-Sri Lanka Accord.

Wijemuni Vijitha Rohana de Silva
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Can Martyrs’ aspirations revive in Burma?

Nineteenth of July has been known as Martyr's Day in Burma and citizens deeply used to commemorate their independence heroes amid political uncertainty ahead of 8 November 2015 Elections. Burma gained its Independence in January 1948. It’s not an easy task of struggling to overthrown the British Colonialism which run the country for several decades. In fact, the Independence of Burma has been blended together with lives and blood of the nation’s greatest leaders.

Can Martyrs’ aspirations revive in Burma?
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What a marvelous effort – Home Gardening

Some people, especially city dwellers, think they need a huge yard to have their own vegetable garden, but nothing could be further from the truth.

What a marvelous effort – Home Gardening
What a marvelous effort – Home Gardening
What a marvelous effort – Home Gardening
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Forum of Fisher Peoples demands compensation for 600 Indian fishermen killed by Sri Lanka Navy

The World Forum of Fisher Peoples, has urged payment of compensation for Indian fishermen who were shot at and killed by the Sri Lankan navy.

Forum of Fisher Peoples demands    compensation  for 600  Indian fishermen   killed by Sri Lanka Navy
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President Maithripala Sirisena’s Speech On Current Political Situation

The Special Statement of the President Maithripala Sirisena? on the Current Political Situation ?14-07-2015 at the President’s Office.

 President Maithripala Sirisena’s Speech On Current Political Situation
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