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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 862

TNA Agreed To Accept Undivided Sri Lanka: Affidavit to be submitted before Supreme Court

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) agreed to submit an affidavit before the Supreme Court swearing its acceptance of an undivided Sri Lanka.

TNA Agreed To Accept Undivided Sri Lanka: Affidavit to be submitted before Supreme Court
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Bungalow Grabbing in Luyten Delhi

It is a story that hits the headlines, unfortunately, only after a new government takes over in Delhi—generally after a five-year interval. Once the matter is somehow sorted out, it is nearly forgotten, though everyone knows that it will crop up again.

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To Kill an American

You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone had published in a newspaper, an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.

To Kill an American
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Australia Exposes the International Double Standards of Human Trafficking

The position taken by the Tony Abbot Government on Sri Lanka has sparked a genuine discussion on the reality of things. Scott Morrison, Australia’s Immigration Minister called critics “Increasingly shrill”, having visited Sri Lanka and it’s formally war torn North.

Kathiravelu  Thayaparaja a nd his wife Uthayakala

10 Sri Lankan Tamils land at Dhanushkodi, arrested- pic by-L. Balachandar-courtesy: <i>The Hindu</i>  (The picture from left Uthayakala, her husband K.  Thayaparaja, their children and K. Sudhakaran )
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'Shahansha' And His 'Shah'

If the Lok Sabha polls are to be viewed with the benefit of the hindsight it might be said that it was a predictable contest in which the ‘Shahzada’ (prince) was comprehensively trounced by the ‘Shahanshah’ (the king).

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An emotional Palestinian friend

After reading my comments in my article, ‘Blair: Where are you?’ (12 July), where I expressed my candid view that Hamas should not lock horns with Israel with only some homemade harmless rockets in its arsenal, a very close Palestinian friend called me to tell me that I was wrong in that.

An emotional Palestinian friend
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Linking humanitarian, development and climate finance critical for fragile and conflict-affected States

Three sources of finance - humanitarian, development and climate finance - play a critical role in supporting recovery efforts in fragile and conflict-affected countries, says a report launched today by Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG).

Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator
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Bilateral Foreign Office Consultations with Belarus concludes successfully in Colombo

The second round of Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) between Sri Lanka and Belarus was held on the sidelines of the 1stsession of the Joint Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation on 10th July 2014, at the Ministry of External Affairs in Colombo.

Bilateral Foreign Office Consultations with Belarus concludes successfully in Colombo
Bilateral Foreign Office Consultations with Belarus concludes successfully in Colombo
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Israeli atrocities against Gazans need to be halt

In last six days, Israeli aircraft in 105 airstrikes killed more than 135Gazans including 29 children and women. Most of killed and injured person were observing the fasts of Ramadan and offering their prayers in mosques and homes when they were hit by Israeli Air Force.

Israeli atrocities against Gazans need to be halt
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Farewell Luncheon for Ambassador Sarath Kongahage hosted by the Foreign Office

The German Federal Foreign Ministry hosted a luncheon at the fashionable “Bocca di Bacco”-restaurant in the centre of Berlin to bid farewell for Ambassador Sarath Kongahage on the conclusion of his tour of duty as Sri Lankan Ambassador for Germany.

Farewell Luncheon for Ambassador Sarath Kongahage hosted by the Foreign Office
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India to Assist the Faculty of Agriculture and Engineering at Kilinochchi

India announced of a partnership with Sri Lanka to assist in the setting up of a Faculty of Agriculture and a Faculty of Engineering for the University of Jaffna at Kilinochchi.

India to Assist the Faculty of Agriculture and Engineering at Kilinochchi
India to Assist the Faculty of Agriculture and Engineering at Kilinochchi
India to Assist the Faculty of Agriculture and Engineering at Kilinochchi
India to Assist the Faculty of Agriculture and Engineering at Kilinochchi
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Lanka-B’Desh trade crosses critical $ 100M levels for the first time

s bilateral trade crossed the critical $100 Mn mark for the first time, a confident Bangladesh called on 11 July for a formal investment protection mechanism to drive trade volumes to next levels. “As a result of an investment protection agreement, fundamentals of investments would be right for B’Deshi investors looking at Sri Lanka. " class="caption" align="right" />

Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka–left) gifts a farewell souvenir to (HE) Mohammad Sufiur Rahman (outgoing High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka) on 11 July in Colombo.
Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka–right) in discussions with Mohammad Sufiur Rahman (outgoing High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Sri Lanka) on 11 July in Colombo.
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Dilip Kumar's Pakistan residence declared national heritage

Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar’s ancestral house in Peshawar has been declared a national heritage, said a report published in The Times of India (TOI).

Dilip Kumar's Pakistan residence declared national heritage
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