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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1390

Korean Bhikkhus meet Sri Lankan President

A group of Korean Bhikkhus including the Chief Incumbent of the Yeorae Yaksasa Temple in Korea met President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (11).

Korean Bhikkhus meet Sri Lankan  President
Korean Bhikkhus meet Sri Lankan  President
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Spurt of appointments to SLFP MPs by Sri Lanka President

President Maithripala Srisena today appointed two SLFP Parliamentarians and former Prime Ministers D.M. Jayaratne and Ratnasiri Wickramanayake as his senior advisers on political affairs.

Spurt of appointments to SLFP MPs by Sri Lanka President
Spurt of appointments to SLFP MPs by Sri Lanka President
 Former Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake
 Former Prime Minister D.M.Jayaratne
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Spokesman failed to reveal Ban’s interest on the proposed 20th Amendment

Spokesman failed to reveal Ban’s interest on the proposed 20th Amendment In the ‘Readout’ revealed by Stéphane Dujarric , Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, there was no mention about Ban Ki-Moon urging Sri Lanka President to take measures regarding the proposed 20th Amendment to Sri Lanka’s Constitution.

Stéphane Dujarric - Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General
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India: Does BJP plan to impose president’s rule in Delhi state against the will of Delhiites?

The historic battle for Delhi state was won by the Aam Admi party of Arvind Kejriwal by drowning in the River Yamuna both Congress and BJP parties - the former rulers of Delhi. Obviously both BJP and Congress have reasons to feel belittled by a new political outfit.

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Four New Deputy Ministers Sworn In Today

Four Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarians were today appointed as deputy ministers by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.

President Maithripala Sirisena appointed four new Deputy Ministers
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Seven strategies employed by the tobacco industry to undermine the impact of tax increases

These strategies have been used by the tobacco industry to avoid the impact of planned tobacco tax increases on their profits and outlines what governments can do to prepare effective responses.

 Seven strategies employed by the tobacco industry to undermine the impact of tax increases
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Pakistan calls upon int’l community to take notice of Modi's statement: FO

Pakistan has called upon the international community to take notice of Indian acknowledgement of its interference in East Pakistan.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah
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Pakistan’s Incurable RAW Fear

Which country has the most powerful intelligence agency in the world? The answer from most Indians will be that it has to be the US with its CIA. Some others may talk about spy agencies of the UK, Russia or Israel. And, of course, ‘credit’ will be willingly given to the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence for its valiant but not very successful efforts to destabilize the ‘enemy’.

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Spotlight On Sri Lanka's Elephants At Smithsonian's National Zoo

The international documentary film ‘Common Ground’ focusing on Sri Lanka’s human-elephant conflict was screened at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington D.C. on June 5th, 2015. The screening was jointly organized by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and the Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington D.C.

 Spotlight On Sri Lanka's Elephants At Smithsonian's National Zoo
 Spotlight On Sri Lanka's Elephants At Smithsonian's National Zoo
 Spotlight On Sri Lanka's Elephants At Smithsonian's National Zoo
 Spotlight On Sri Lanka's Elephants At Smithsonian's National Zoo
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Islamist fundamentalism raises head in Mauritius

Mauritius is witnessing an upsurge in Islamist fundamentalist elements since the general elections held last December.

Islamist fundamentalism raises head in Mauritius
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Hard work overcomes hard luck": Leela Shikhdar

Leela Shikhdhar was born in a farmer’s family of village Gabia. She had to leave her studies midway after passing Class 8 as her mother got sick and the responsibility of managing the household chores and looking after her four siblings fell upon her. But after her marriage she managed to finish her high school. Leela was married at the age of 13 years, in a farmer’s household that owned 30 bighas of land. Her husband, the eldest of 3 male siblings, had studied till class 7 and was into farming.

Leela Shikhdhar
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Sri Lanka Strengthens engagement with UNESCO and France

During the visit of Minister Karu Jayasuriya to Paris in his capacity as Minister of Buddha Sasana, Public Administration, Local Government and Democratic Governance to attend the Vesak Symposium, he met with Madam Irina Bokova, Director-General/UNESCO for a brief courtesy call on 27th May, 2015. Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, who is also the Chairman of the Sri Lanka National Commission to UNESCO participated in this meeting.

Meeting with Director General UNESCO
Meeting with Director General UNESCO
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Justice (Mrs) Chandra Ekanayake Sworn-in as the Acting Chief Justice before the President

Supreme Court Judge Mrs. Chandra Ekanayake was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena this morning (June 8) at Presidential Secretariat.

Justice (Mrs) Chandra Ekanayake Sworn-in as the Acting Chief Justice before the President
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