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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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We should move forward to resolve unsettled matters, Nawaz Sharif tells Modi

Taking observers by surprise, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written a ‘Thank You’ letter to Narendra Modi for the invitation to his oath taking and for his hospitality.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Shari with  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  (File Photo)
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US court dismisses lawsuit against Sonia in 1984 riots case

A US court here has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Sikh group against Congress president Sonia Gandhi in the anti-Sikh riots case, granting her motion that there is lack of subject matter jurisdiction but did not bar the group from bringing litigation against her in future.

US court dismisses lawsuit against Sonia in 1984 riots case
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Erik Solheim, A Disgruntled Peace Maker?

Erik Solheim, the Norwegian facilitator, has stated that he would go before the War Crimes Tribunal on Sri Lanka initiated by the U.N. Human Rights Council and give testimony as to how many people were killed in Sri Lanka.

Erik Solheim, A Disgruntled Peace Maker?
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Sri Lankan President Condemns Karachi Terrorist Attack

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a message to Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif has vehemently condemned the terrorist attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi last Sunday which killed several security forces personnel and civilian employees.

 Sri Lankan President Condemns Karachi Terrorist Attack
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Pope to visit Sri Lanka 13-15 January 2015

Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka from January 13 to 15 next year, Bishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith confirmed on Monday.

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith
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Navi Pillay says scars of terrorism and conflict yet to heal in Sri Lanka – Whose scars?

Outgoing UNHRC chief Navi Pillay gives the distinct impression that terrorism and conflict in Sri Lanka affected only the Tamils of Sri Lanka. This impression arises from the fact that she has led the chorus to investigate the final war in Sri Lanka and the role played by the Sri Lankan Armed Forces during the final war and as she had no desire to investigate the atrocities committed by the LTTE, then and for 30 years prior to that.

 Navi Pillay says scars of terrorism and conflict yet to heal in Sri Lanka – Whose scars?
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Mihintala Aloka Pooja in retrospect

Lake House, the House by the Lake is the Home of the Associated News Papers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL). This unique institution is commonly known as ‘pathara maha gedara’ among the journalistic fraternity in our country.

Mihintala Aloka Pooja in retrospect
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Retired Senior Police Officers’ Association Requests Investigation of the Murder of 600 Police Officers in 1990

Representatives of the Retired Senior Police Officers’ Association had a meeting with the Chairman of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons Mr. Maxwell Paranagama last week and handed over a memorandum requesting the Commission to investigate matters regarding the murder of 600 police officers in the Eastern Province in 1990.

Retired Senior Police Officers’ Association Requests Investigation of the Murder of 600 Police Officers in 1990
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Global milk industry’s brutal methods exposed

The world celebrated Milk Day on June 1 amidst newspaper articles extolling virtues of milk consumption. Sri Lankans are being urged to consume liquid milk instead of powdered milk to which most people young and old have become addicted over the past six decades.

Global milk industry’s brutal methods exposed
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Chief of Staff of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force Calls on President Rajapaksa

Admiral Katsutosi Kawano, the chief of staff of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Anuradhapura this morning. The discussion centered mainly on enhanced cooperation between the two countries in the area of maritime security and other maritime sectors.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa welcomes the Chief of Staff of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Admiral Katsutosi Kawano at the President’s House in Anuradhapura this morning. (Pix By : Nishanka de Silva)
The discussion between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Admiral Katsutosi Kawano centered mainly on enhanced cooperation between the two countries in the area of maritime security and other maritime sectors.
During the discussion with President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Admiral Katsutosi Kawano said the Japanese Navy would like to learn from Sri Lanka’s experiences with antiterrorism operations. Sri Lanka’s Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage is also pictured here.
Japan’s Admiral Katsutosi Kawano told President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Japan’s interest in Sri Lanka’s ports. In addition to the Colombo Port, Japan would also like to explore opportunities at the Hambantota Port, especially given its 17-meter depth and its proximity to the world’s busiest east-west shipping lane. Sri Lanka’s Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage was also present at the meeting.
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