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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1164

Postal Voting Applications For Presidential Election Commenced

Applications for postal votes for the upcoming Presidential Election commenced on Sunday, Elections Department sources said. Additional Elections Commissioner U. Amaradasa said applications will be accepted until December 4.

Postal Voting Applications  For Presidential Election Commenced
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Strong Case for Nautical Tourism in Sri Lanka

Marinas are the infrastructure of the yachting and boat building industry and are essential for yachts and nautical tourism in Sri Lanka. This was stated by Simon J. Arrol, Managing Director of both Arrol Ltd and Marina Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, when making a strong case for the essential infrastructure to support nautical tourism.

The Grand Harbour Marina in Malta built by Simon Arrol has facilities for berthing Superyachts.
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President Rajapaksa Visits Lumbini

Soon after arriving in Nepal, President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Lumbini – the birthplace of the Lord Buddha – one of the most sacred places for Buddhists.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa visits Lumbini – the birthplace of the Lord Buddha – one of the most sacred places for Buddhists, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The President is in Nepal to attend the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Summit (SAARC) which starts on Wednesday, Nov. 26.(Pix by : Sudath Silva)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa offers flowers at the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini, Nepal, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Named after Queen Maha Maya, Lord Buddha’s Mother, the Maya Devi Temple dates back to 623 B.C., this Temple houses the exact birthplace of Lord Buddha.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa offers flowers and prays at the Maya Devi Temple, in Lumbini, Nepal, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Situated at the foothills of the Himalayan mountain range, the Maya Devi Temple was added to the list of UNESCO Heritage Sites in 1997.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa attends the welcome ceremony organised by the Lumbini Development Trust at the Maya Devi Temple, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Officials speaking at the function said they appreciated President Rajapaksa’s “keen personal interest and contribution to the development of Lumbini.”
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Rishad's Eastern MPs cross-over, Rishad still with the government

3 Eastern Provincial Council members belonging to Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiutheen's ACMC have decided to be independent in the council from 25 November.

Minister Rishad
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President Leaves for Nepal to Attend 18th SAARC Summit

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this morning, left for Kathmandu, Nepal, to attend the 18th SAARC Summit, taking place Nov. 25-27.

 President Leaves for Nepal to Attend 18th SAARC Summit
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Yapa – the new SLFP Secretary assumes duties

Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa who has been appointed General-Secretary of the SLFP by the party’s Chairman, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, assumed duties yesterday as the new General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

Yapa – the new SLFP Secretary assumes duties
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Reaching the unreached: ENGAGE TB initiative

Despite great strides made in TB care and control over the last few years, the latest data shows that 1/3 of all TB cases are still either not detected or not reported to public health systems. These are people who either seek treatment in the private sector and are not notified to the National TB programmes (NTPs) or have not been diagnosed at all. Some of them would die and all of them would continue to spread TB to others, unless treated.

Reaching the unreached: ENGAGE TB initiative
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Et tu Sirisena? Trusted Lieutenant Maithripala Sirisena joins the political assassins

As Roman Emperor Caesar purportedly told his friend Marcus Brutus, “you too Brutus” at the moment of the Emperors assassination when Brutus stuck a knife in Caesars back, President Rajapaksa may well have repeated this to the now sacked SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena when he announced he would be the common candidate to oppose his onetime friend and associate Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Et tu Sirisena? Trusted Lieutenant Maithripala Sirisena joins the political assassins
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Indian Prime Ministers lack wisdom on Naga issue

Many have already started losing their hopes on the long drawn out Center-NSCN (IM) talks with no early solution in sight. The Center and NSCN (IM) formally declared their ceasefire on July 25, 1997 and subsequently, they held over 80 rounds of talks. Both sides could iron out many contentious areas in their “Charters of Demand.” Such progresses are, without doubt, some of the great achievements on their parts.

Indian Prime Ministers lack wisdom on Naga issue
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