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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 827

Entry Visa to Ambassador Catherine M. Russell Ambassador was Never Denied - Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs clarified that the entry visa to visit the country was not denied to Catherine M. Russell, the United States Ambassador –at-large for Global Women’s Issues.

Catherine M. Russell, the United States Ambassador –at-large for Global Women’s Issues
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Violence Against Religious Minorities - 2013 Overview

2013 witnessed a particularly brutal wave of attacks on the houses, temples and businesses of panicked and devastated Hindu communities, on a district wide assault, ancient places of worship spanning centuries have been vandalised.

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Sri Lanka: 66th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka celebrated in Brussels

On February 4th, The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brussels marked the 66th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka at a solemn event attended by a large number of Sri Lankans- Sinhalese, Tamils, Muslims, Burgers and others representing the multiethnic and multi cultural society in Sri Lanka, along with many friends and well-wishers of Sri Lanka in Belgium.

Sri Lanka: 66th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka celebrated in Brussels
Sri Lanka: 66th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka celebrated in Brussels
Sri Lanka: 66th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka celebrated in Brussels
Sri Lanka: 66th Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka celebrated in Brussels
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Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo celebrates Independence Day

The 66th Anniversary of the Independence of Sri Lanka was held on Tuesday, 4th February 2014 at the Reiyukai Hall in Tokyo. The event which was organized by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo was held amidst a large gathering of Sri Lankan expatriates in Japan.

Sri Lanka Embassy in Tokyo celebrates Independence Day
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A total of 87 Indian Fishermen held in Sri Lanka for poaching and bottom trawling

Sri Lanka Navy continues to take firm actions against poaching by the Indian fishermen in the Sri Lankan waters.

Bottom Trawling by Indian Fishermen Who Poaches in Sri Lankan Waters Crossing International Maritime Boundary Lines
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Biswal came looking for Government’s Opponents Delivered Nothing New

A former President of U.S. declared that Assistant Secretaries were there to implement policy decisions that he makes as President with the help of others. That was an assertive President. However, former State Secretary, Henry Kissinger, was not so assertive when he conceded while addressing new recruits to the Foreign Service that they had a contribution to make in policy formulation.

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The Hindus are the sons of Bangladesh soil

But Sheikh Hasina had taken strong steps in curbing attackers and also to arrest responsible people and punish them. Side by side, she gave Khaleda Zia a call for dialogue again but the only condition is that Khaleda Zia would have to cut off relations with Jamaat-Shibir. Khaleda Zia has also set condition that she should be allowed to go out from her house, all arrested leaders (including terrorists) of her party would have to be released and police cordon from her party office will have to be removed.

The Hindus are the sons of Bangladesh soil
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Excavation works at Mannar Mass Grave Site Temporarily Suspended Due to Forthcoming 'Maha Sivarathiri'

Excavation works at the Mass Grave site at Manthai - Thirukketheeswaram, located in the Mannar distric, t has been temporarily suspended due to the forthcoming Hindu festival Maha Sivarathiri.

Excavation works at  Mannar Mass Grave Site  Temporarily  Suspended Due to  Forthcoming 'Maha Sivarathiri'
Excavation works at  Mannar Mass Grave Site  Temporarily  Suspended Due to  Forthcoming 'Maha Sivarathiri'
Excavation works at  Mannar Mass Grave Site  Temporarily  Suspended Due to  Forthcoming 'Maha Sivarathiri'
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Why should Hindus be excluded from the power game?

Minorities in Bangladesh have been facing woes of laws and its differential treatment upon them since August 1947. It is obvious that security and safety of minority communities do not depend only on the goodwill of majority community and safeguard ensured in the fine paper of the Constitution.

  Why should Hindus be excluded from the power game?
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‘Distorting history could lead to dissension’

Distorting Sri Lanka’s history could lead to dissension, warned speakers at a meeting held recently at the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress Hall, Colombo.

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Pakistan sponsors Clean Drinking Water Supply Projects in remote villages of Polonnaruwa

The government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Colombo has funded the construction of two clean drinking water supply projects for the vulnerable communities in Kodapokuna Village of Polonnaruwa District in the Northern Central Province of Sri Lanka.

Maj Gen and Mrs Qasim Qureshi with the beneficiary community
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The Hindus are the sons of Bangladesh soil

It seems be came the fate of religious minority, especially the members of Hindu community, who take birth in the soil of Bangladesh and are living here from generation to generation that Hindus fell prey to casualties. When the country faces hard time of a political crisis or a change, the the Hindu community, becomes the target of minority persecution by the So-called Islamist terrorist organizations.

  The Hindus are the sons of Bangladesh soil
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Our dear Mel Gunasekara: Jounalist par excellence and an exemplary human being - Pathfinder Foundation

The tragic death of Melicia ( Mel) Gunasekara has shocked not only her family but also her many friends and colleagues.

Our dear Mel Gunasekara: Jounalist par excellence and an exemplary human being - Pathfinder Foundation
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