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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 828

Vijitha Thera’s injuries self-inflicted - Police

The cuts on the body of Watareka Vijitha Thera who claimed he was abducted and assaulted by an unidentified group were self-inflicted, the Police said.

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Member of the Mahiyangana Pradeshiya Sabha, Watareka Vijitha Thera said in an interview  that  the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) is looking for him, in order to kill him.
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Zarb-e-Azb: Though late! But still in time

Pakistani Armed Forces have launched full scale operation “Zarb-e-Azb” to eliminate terrorists and their sanctuaries from Waziristan Agency on 15 June, 2014. Till today Armed Forces have cleared over 40% area, destroyed communication centers, bases and heaps ammunition and explosives. The forces have also killed 232 insurgents which include Tajik and Uzbek. According to the credible sources many militants escaped to Afghanistan. Thousands of people have become temporarily internally displaced and government has appointed Minister for States and Frontier Region Abdul Qadir Baloch, to look after these IDPs.

Zarb-e-Azb: Though late! But still in time
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Quit Time for Raj Bhavan Occupants

After taking some widely hailed ‘bold’ and ‘innovative’ initiatives during its initial days, the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government has strayed into controversial territories that can much deplete its stock of goodwill. It took recourse to the ordinance route for appointing a bureaucrat and it refuses to remove a minister who has been accused by a woman of sexually assaulting her.

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Analysing the Science of Penalty – following the early exit of England

The unfortunate early exit of England from FIFA World Cup 2014 was truly frustrating for those of us, who had been waiting for four years to witness much better performance from the national team than what we saw in 2010.

Analysing the Science of Penalty – following the early exit of England
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Russia time tested, reliable friend, says Modi

The Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin, who is the second high-level foreign dignitary to come here after the Modi government took office last month, has conveyed President Putin’s desire to work with the new Indian leadership.

Indian Prime Minister Receiving Russian Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin
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Letter from America: Brotherhood of Mankind – Is it possible?

Nearly 1300 years ago, Hassan al-Basri (R: may Allah have mercy on him), one of the great saints, scholars and preachers of Islam, was asked: "What is Islam, and who are the Muslims?" He answered: "Islam is in the books, and Muslims are in the tomb."

Letter from America: Brotherhood of Mankind – Is it possible?
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President Mahinda To Appoint High Level Panel To Inquire Into The Recent Disturbances

Pesident Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to appoint a high-level panel to inquiry into the recent disturbances in in Aluthgama, Beruwala and various parts of the country.

President Mahinda To Appoint High Level Panel To Inquire Into The Recent Disturbances
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Sushma Swaraj to visit Dhaka next week

India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj will be visiting Dhaka next week to defreeze relations with Bangladesh, and to give a push to neighborhood policy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sushma Swaraj to visit Dhaka next week
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Lalin’s Column: Check Point Pasyala killing

A motor cyclist Subash Jayasinghe, father of one child was shot dead at a police ‘check point’ at Pasyala, Nittambuwa on 11 June 14. The agony of the distraught and devastated father, seen going down in shock on TV , then worshipping the authorities even calling them ‘gentlemen’ (hamuduruwo) and asking for his young son who had done no wrong, moved a shocked, appalled and frightened nation.

 Lalin’s Column: Check Point Pasyala killing
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India not to issue immigration clearance for Iraq

India has decided to not issue immigration clearance for travel to Iraq for the next one month in view of prevailing uncertain conditions with the jihadi militants on a rampage. Already some forty Indian workers are held hostage near Mosul and efforts to secure their release have not made much headway.

India not to issue immigration clearance for Iraq
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More Mountain Warriors

The defence ministry issued the ‘formal sanction letter’ for the raising of a Mountain Strike Corps last November to guard the Himalayas from Ladakh in the west to Arunachal Pradesh in the east.

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Muslim Owned Nolimit Store In Panadura Set On Fire

In the ongoing violence targeting Muslims, a Muslim owned fashion store in Sri Lanka's Panadura town in the outskirts of Colombo district was set ablaze in the pre-dawn hours of today.

NoLimit on Fire
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Violence against Muslims threatens secularism in Sri Lanka

Constituency politics, the bane of Sri Lanka’s democracy has prevented important issues being discussed openly as political parties have not taken the initiative to do this fearing a loss of votes from their constituencies. This inaction has left these issues to simmer beneath the surface and mutate into ugly extremist viruses that threatens the secularism of the country. Unless there is an open discussion now on issues that causes friction amongst various religious groups in the country, the nation will become sick and not a healthy country for the future generations.

Violence against Muslims threatens secularism in Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka Briefed Human Rights Council Action Taken By Government To Bring Back Normalcy To Aluthgama and Beruwala

Sri Lanka informed the Human Rights Council that prompt action had been taken by the government to bring back normalcy to Aluthgama and Beruwala, the areas affected by recent incidents of the communal violence.

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Modi defers Tokyo visit to early August

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has deferred his second foreign visit to early August.

Modi defers Tokyo visit to early August
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