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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2344

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Huffington Post - “The Tamils in Sri Lanka: From Tigers Into Lambs”: A Response

It pains me to read the article “The Tamils of Sri Lanka: From Tigers Into Lambs”, which portrays one of the deadliest terrorist group in the world, proscribed by most of the world’s democracies, to be helpless and innocent. Jack Healy, the writer of the article, portrays the Sri Lankan Government as insensitive and indifferent to the many allegations of marginalization, rape, and killings. Let us look at these allegations through a factual prism, while taking the historical backdrop in to consideration, instead of spewing emotionally charged misrepresentations.

Alfred  Thambirajah  Duraiappah
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Sri Lanka President left for Japan on an official visit

Sri Lanka President and First Lady left for Japan early morning today from the Katunayake International Airport, Colombo.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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With friends like India, who needs enemies? Sri Lanka should call India’s bluff at the UNHRC

In the world of politically correct public utterances where there is private disdain, Sri Lanka has to continue calling India our friend. No doubt with friends like that, we do not need enemies – This is a sentiment being expressed by most Sri Lankans considering India’s capitulation to its shrill and empty voices from Tamil Nadu, and possibly, their quid pro quo to the USA for their support in forging a regional alliance against expanding Chinese influence in the region.

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Recycling Entrepreneur Recognised with Asia-Pacific Award

Sri Lankan industrialist Indhra Kaushal Rajapaksa who runs a successful recycling business – Kalhari Enterprises - in Heiyantuduwa was recently awarded ‘The Most Promising Entrepreneurship Award’ by Enterprise Asia, a non-governmental organisation promoting the development of entrepreneurship across the Asia-Pacific region.

Sri Lankan industrialist Indhra Kaushal Rajapaksa  seen with ‘The Most Promising Entrepreneurship Award,’ by Enterprise Asia
Recycling Entrepreneur Recognised with Asia-Pacific Award
Recycling Entrepreneur Recognised with Asia-Pacific Award
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I too have a dream!

Dr. Martin Luther King the Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil rights leader was killed by an assassin’s single bullet which hit him on his neck while he was standing on the balcony in front of his room in a hotel in Memphis, USA.

Dr. Martin Luther King
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Home Minister appeals people to abstain from post-poll violence

When Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has been grappling with the herculean task of pacifying agitating supporters of various NPF legislators over the allocation of portfolios, the post-poll violence still continues unabated particularly in Wokha and Mokokchung districts.

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Rapidly enhancing ties between Shanghai and Sri Lanka

Sri Lankas National Day was celebrated on 4th of February in Shanghai at the premises of the Consulate General with the participation of Sri Lankan expats in Shanghai and the SriLankan Airlines staff.

Consul General Ms. Hasanthi Dissanayake, Vice Mayor Zhou Bo, Ms. Zhang Lili, Member of People’s Congress Standing Committee, Director of Foreign Affairs Committee (and also the President of Shanghai Women’s Federation),  Ms. Huang  Ming, Deputy Director of Chinese People’s Political  Consultative Committee Conference (CPPCC) Proposals Committee and Mr. Fu Jihong, Deputy Director General of Shanghai Foreign Affairs.
Rapidly enhancing ties between Shanghai and Sri Lanka
Rapidly enhancing ties between Shanghai and Sri Lanka
Rapidly enhancing ties between Shanghai and Sri Lanka
Rapidly enhancing ties between Shanghai and Sri Lanka
Rapidly enhancing ties between Shanghai and Sri Lanka
Rapidly enhancing ties between Shanghai and Sri Lanka
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Ambassador Kohona highlights premier place women enjoy in Sri Lanka

"Sri Lanka has, historically, recognized that civil and political rights are interlinked with social, cultural and economic rights. Our macro policies have ensured transformational change in the lives of its women" declared Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Palitha Kohona addressing the fifty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women 'Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls' on March 8 in New York.

Ambassador Dr. Palitha Kohona
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