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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Next Cabinet reshuffle coming in April

In less than three months from his newest Cabinet reshuffle that took place in January, Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is preparing for another round in April.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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Remembering Sri Lanka's Anura Bandaranaike

Sri Lanka's political leader Anura Priyadashna Dias Bandaranaike's fifth death anniversary falls on March 16, and Asian Tribune with utmost love and affection commemorate his untimely demise.

Anura Bandaranayake
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Haunted by Mahawamsa

In Sri Lanka the boundary line between myth and history is dangerously amorphous. And this twilight world often plays a decisive role in Lankan politics.

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Letter from America: The 10th anniversary of Iraq Invasion

During the first Gulf War I was surprised by the wild and obscene enthusiasm for the war displayed by a colleague of mine whom I considered to be one of the most liberal Americans.

Letter from America: The 10th anniversary of Iraq Invasion
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J&K high alert after fresh militant threat

Security forces across Jammu & Kashmir were on Friday put on high alert after the arrested fidayeen Abu Talha alias Zubair Ahmad, a self-styled commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba, revealed that the terror outfit had pushed in nine militants through the Uri sector of north Kashmir to carry out suicide attacks soon after the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Police and CRPF men are now conducting search operations at various places as hunt is on for the remaining six militants and the two local youths who provided logistical support.
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Sri Lanka was titled as the “Most Popular Tourist Destination”

Sri Lanka received the title of the “Most Popular Tourist Destination” at the Buyers Night and Award Ceremony held on March 07, 2013 in Guangzhou, China on the sidelines of the Guangzhou International Travel Fair 2013.

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Road Show in Guangzhou China
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Be vigilant, Italy tells nationals in India

Apprehending backlash after it refused to send back two marines, facing trial in New Delhi for killing two Indian fishermen in Kerala, Italy has advised its citizens to be "vigilant and cautious", especially in that state.

Be vigilant, Italy tells nationals in India
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Pope Francis – divine choice to keep the excesses in religious camps in check

The universal admiration of Pope Francis, the first non-European pontiff, shows no sign of dying down, as he started living up to every bit of his reputation that he had been building over the years while being the Archbishop of Buenos Aires. On the contrary, it shows an exponential upward trend, which resonates with the collective pulse of not only 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide, but also of non-Catholics, Christians, men and women of other religions and even the avowed atheists on the planet.

Pope Francis – divine choice to keep the excesses in religious camps in check
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Swiss tourist gang raped

A 39-year-old Swiss adventure tourist was gang-raped by a group of eight persons at a forest area in Datia district of Madhya Pradesh on Friday night. Around 15 suspects have been rounded up the police.

A 39-year-old Swiss adventure tourist was gang-raped
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Rio presented Vote-on-Account

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has today presented a Vote-on-Account budget for the year 2013-14 and sought the approval of the House for withdrawal of Rs 2913.43 crore from the Consolidated Fund of India for payment of expenses relating to the period from 1st April to 31st July, 2013.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio
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Shikhar Dhawan smashes record century on debut

An awe-inspiring Shikhar Dhawan made Saturday his own by bludgeoning his way to an unbeaten 168-ball 185 —— the fastest-ever Test century by a debutante, as a dominant India left Australia bruised and battered in the third match of the series at Mohali on Saturday.

An awe-inspiring Shikhar Dhawan made Saturday his own by bludgeoning his way to an unbeaten 168-ball 185
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Out of Odhisa - High Commissioner in search of historical links

High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam this week visited the State of Orissa now known as Odisha, with a view to exploring and reviving ancient links with Orissa region and Sri Lanka.

High Commissioer Prasad Kariyawasam meeting with Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik
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Rio lauded State media, urging them to play proactive role

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has showered state media personnel with heaped of praises saying that the press and media had been doing “commendable service” to the people.

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio
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Felicitation of Dr. Vajira Chitrasena by the High Commission of India

The living legend of Sri Lankan dance, legendary Kandyan danseuse and Sri Lanka’s first prima ballerina Deshabandhu Dr. Vajira Chitrasesa was felicitated by the High Commission of India.

Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India presenting a memento to Dr. Vajira Chitrasena in recognition of her outstanding and unique contribution to enriching India- Sri Lanka relations through the promotion of dance. The Memento was presented in presence of Chief Guest  Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara,  Chandrika Kumaratunga, former President and Mrs. Somalatha Subasinghe.
High Commissioner Kantha and Mrs. Sharmila Kantha with Dr. Vajira Chitrasena
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Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk under attack in Thanjavur – Tamil Nadu

A Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka - Ven. Gnanaloka Thero (46) had been with a group of 18 students comprising Indian, Myanmar and other nationals who was in Thanjavur for academic research, bore the brunt of the latest wave of anti-Lanka protests that has gripped the State lately.

The Buddhist monk Gnana Tero being confronted in Thanjavur on Saturday
 Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk under attack in Thanjavur – Tamil Nadu
 Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk under attack in Thanjavur – Tamil Nadu
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