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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1011

Ajit Doval - National Security Adviser of India visited Sri Lanka

Mr. Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser of India visited Sri Lanka on November 30 -December 2, 2014 at the invitation of Government of Sri Lanka to participate in the annual International Maritime Conference ‘Galle Dialogue’. This was Mr. Ajit Doval’s first visit to Sri Lanka as National Security Adviser.

Ajit Doval -  National Security Adviser of India visited Sri Lanka
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President vests in the people 'Laksanda Sevana' Housing Scheme

Making a giant leap forward in the resettlement of underserved communities, the newly constructed ‘Laksanda Sewana’ Housing Scheme situated at Salamulla,Kolonnawa, was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa , day before yesterday ( December 01).

 Laksanda Sewana ” New Housing Scheme declared open by the President.  ( Pix By : Udesh Gunarathna)
President vests in the people 'Laksanda Sevana' Housing Scheme
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FIFA President Calls on President Rajapaksa

The President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Mr. Joseph S. Blatter called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday morning.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomes the President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Mr. Joseph S. Blatter at Temple Trees yesterday  morning. (Pix By : Nalin Hewapathirana)
FIFA President Calls on President Rajapaksa
FIFA President Calls on President Rajapaksa
FIFA President Calls on President Rajapaksa
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Rumors That People Like Most

DIG, State Intelligence unit, Chandra Nimal Wakishta says a situation has arisen that he cannot even go on the road because of it. The reason is a very sinister rumor that has been spread.

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India’s National Security Advisor Calls on President Rajapaksa

India’s National Security Advisor Mr. Ajit Doval paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at the President’s House in Colombo.

India’s National Security Advisor Mr. Ajit Doval paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at the President’s House in Colombo (Pix Sudath Silva)
 India’s National Security Advisor Calls on President Rajapaksa
 India’s National Security Advisor Calls on President Rajapaksa
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Church denied claims by an opposition lawmaker that the Pope Francis had cancelled his visit to Sri Lanka

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka denied claims by an opposition lawmaker that the Pope Francis had cancelled his January 13-15 visit because a presidential election was being held just days earlier.

Pope Francis
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Don’t Vote For Traitors - Sajin

Many have betrayed the country in the past. President Ranasinghe Premadasa supplied weapons to the LTTE. Opposition leader Ranil Wikremesinghe’s UNP regime too played into the hands of the LTTE terrorists, because these leaders did not show any concern for public well-being, External Affairs Ministry Monitoring MP Sajin Vas Gunawardena said.

Sajin Vas Gunawardena M.P.
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Pakistan Awards Fully Funded Scholarships to Sri Lankan Students in the field of Medicine and Dentistry

The Government of Pakistan has awarded fully funded higher education scholarships to six Sri Lankan students, five in the field of Medicine and one in Dentistry.

High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj Gen (R) Qasim Qureshi with the students.
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Ancient Irrigation Works Must Be Restored And Not Destroyed

The government has commenced a project to divert the waters of Yan Oya with Chinese aid. The proposed reservoir of this project will not only inundate a large extent of paddy lands which are presently irrigated by ancient irrigation works but will also inundate some of the ancient ruins in this area.

Ancient Irrigation Works Must Be Restored And Not Destroyed
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Will Burma’s constitutional crisis crack up its reform?

The people of Burma have been wishing for a peaceful and flourishing country since the 1948 independence achievement. But unfortunately, the nation’s independence hero General Aung San was assassinated a year ahead of independence. As a result, civil wars throughout the country occurred in the midst of the self-government offered by the British colonial rule.

Will Burma’s constitutional crisis crack up its reform?
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SASEAN Set To Enhance Cooperation Between SAARC And Asean

The inaugural of South and Southeast Asian Nations (SASEAN) Defence Chiefs' Dialogue- 2014 in November (2014) was held in Colombo. SASEAN Defence Chiefs Dialogue 2014 came to a close on 29 November 2014 at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo.

Chief of Defence of Sri Lanka -  General Jagath Jayasuriya
Prof G.L. Pieris - Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka
SASEAN Set To Enhance Cooperation Between SAARC And Asean
SASEAN Set To Enhance Cooperation Between SAARC And Asean
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An Open Letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

First of all, I am deeply indebted to you for inducting two dynamic BJP MPs from Northeastern India, Sarbananda Sonowal from Assam and Kiren Rijiju from Arunachal Pradesh, as Ministers of State, into your Council of Ministers. They have been given Ministers in-charge of Sports and Home. By inducting these two youthful and dynamic Northeastern MPs into your Council of Ministers with these important portfolios, you have shown your magnanimity and far-sighted political vision towards the region.

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Sri Lanka joins the Abu Dhabi Dialogue to protect migrant workers

A series of initiatives aimed at boosting protection and improving conditions of employment for millions of foreign workers in the Gulf have been agreed upon at the Third Ministerial Consultative Meeting of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue (ADD) comprising Asian countries sending and receiving labour, which concluded in Kuwait last week.

Sri Lanka joins  the Abu Dhabi Dialogue  to protect migrant workers
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Sri Lankan Presidential Election: creation of a benign hybrid by political cloning

The emergence of Mr Maithripala Sirisena, former health minister, as the common, opposition presidential candidate, has changed the political landscape in Sri Lanka beyond recognition, which up until two weeks ago, had been relatively static against a backdrop of a catalog of outcomes of regional elections, which, without a shadow of doubt, were foregone conclusions.

Sri Lankan Presidential Election: creation of a benign hybrid by political cloning
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