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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2400

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Letter from America: The Palestinian Question

Thomas Friedman is an op/ed columnist who regularly writes for the New York Times. Since publication of his book ‘The World is Flat’ I have developed a habit of browsing his articles in the NYT. Tom has been an unabashed supporter and promoter of the Israeli cause, and thus, his past writings had often been so biased in favor of Israel that they never helped us to go beyond the current impasse.

20 KG Free Rice Scheme in TN: Jayalalithaa will launch on June 1 in Chennai

The 20 Kg free rice distribution to ration card holders in the state, which was one of the promises by the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam(AIADMK) at the time of the elections held in last April will be take shape from June 1.

The Ugly Battle for Online Supremacy and the severe dearth of ‘Aha’ moments

When Google, the most popular search engine, announced Google Wallet – an NFC (Near Field Communications) payment system, which could potentially turn a mobile device that works on Google’s own Android operating system, into a mobile equivalent of a credit card at tills, the idea was welcome universally by both technocrats and techno-enthusiasts alike.

Sri Lanka to revise Consumer Affairs Authority Act

The Government of Sri Lanka had decided to revise the Consumer Affairs Authority act so as to include provision aimed at reducing the prices of goods which were increased without any proper authorization.

How seafood gained ground in Saudi Arabia

In early seventies, in Riyadh, one who wished to have a fish meal at home- that is the only place you can have it- had to travel to the fish market in downtown Murabba. There weren’t varieties to pick and choose. The only readily available varieties were King fish (Kanaad) Grouper (Hamour) and shrimps (Gambari).

The Victor’s History

‘History will find you wrong because I shall write that history’ – Winston Churchill is supposed to have told British Prime Minister Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin during an exchange in the House of Commons in the 1930’s.

Super Star Rajini admitted to Singapore specialty hospital

Super Star Rajinikanth on Saturday admitted in a Singapore Super Specialty Hospital, specialized in Kidney Transplantation.

Iran assured continuous support and cooperation for the stability of Sri Lanka


Mohammad Ali Fathollahi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Asia and Oceania of Iran called on Neomal Perera, Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister of External Affairs at the Ministry of External Affairs, Colombo last week, and discussed a range of issues of mutual interest.

Yaaldevi continues it journey to Omanthai of Sri Lank’s Northern Province

Train service from Colombo Fort to Omanthai has been started after 21 years. On Friday Yaal Devi Express Train started its journey on the Northern Railway Line to Omanthai.

Sri Lanka floods and landslides claimed 8 lives: 16,956 people rendered homeless

Sri Lanka government is providing instant relief for those who have been affected by floods and landslides said Minister of Disaster Management Mahinda Amaraweera.


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