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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2963

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Rejoice O’ Srilanka, for the Paradise regained on 18 May 2009.

It was on this day, May the 18th of 2009 which marked the end of Terrorism and Separatism in Srilanka. This was the historic day that brought Peace to all Srilankans and Democracy to Tamils in the North and East.

20 KG free Rice for eligible card holders from June 1: TN government announces

The new AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu has announced the implement date of free rice in ration shops. According to a state government press release, the eligible ration card holders can get their free rice from June 1.

President Dr Yadav Honors Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with Inaugural Gautam Buddha Int’l Peace Award

The government has awarded first Gautam Buddha International Peace Award jointly to the mayors of two Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for their contribution in spreading the message of peace in line with the teaching of Lord Buddha.

Complete the Assembly renovation work by May 22:Jayalalithaa orders

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has instructed the Public Works Department (PWD) officials to complete the renovation works in the old Assembly hall by coming Sunday (May, 22).

On Piracy and Pigeonholed Security

A few years back, the image of the Somali pirates—locally as well as internationally—was one painted by some with a heroic narrative; an image of underdog villagers fighting for their survival and for the protection of their internationally recognized territorial waters.

Sambuddhatva Jayanthi but what about animals

Walking in around Colombo at Vesak night the whole city night looks dazzling with multi-coloured Vesak decorations and lighting. It is indeed grand ceremony to mark the 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanthi.

Sri Lanka Softlogic Finance comes to Negombo

With a new brand of financial products in the offing, Softlogic Finance made its latest stop-over in Negombo, opening a fully-fledged branch as the company’s aggressive expansion drive moved into top gear.

Is the DMK heading for a split?

The dismal show put up by the DMK in Tamil Nadu assembly elections could possibly result in a party split, political observers feel. The drubbing at the hands of Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK, it is being speculated in New Delhi circles, could make the task of party chief Karunanidhi to keep family and flock together. The congratulatory phone call by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to the AIADMK chief is seen as a clear political message.

Buddha Jayanthi – Down the memory lane

Sri Lankan Buddhists together with other communities celebrate Vesak festival today May 17, 2011. The week begging from today is of highest significant to Buddhists across the world as it marks the 2600th anniversary of the enlightenment of Gautama the Buddha which is sambuddhathava Jayanthi.

Sri Lanka: Justice Shirani A. Bandaranayake sworn in as the first lady Chief Justice

Long a trailblazer on the hard road to gender equality, Justice Dr. Shirani A. Bandaranayake, PC., is sworn in today (18) before President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the first lady Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.