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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2342

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No H.E For Me -- President

President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday requested that the honorary title Athi Garu (His Excellency) or Uthumanan (Your Highness) which were commonly used over the past years to address Presidents, not be used with reference to him.

President Maithripala Srisena
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Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, a man for all seasons; Why is he being recalled as High Commissioner in Australia?

The new government of Sri Lanka has reportedly decided to recall and replace Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe as the High Commissioner in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, a man for all seasons; Why is he being recalled as High Commissioner in Australia?
Admiral Thisera
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67th Independence Day Celebrations To Be Devoted To Peace

Following the recommendations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) the Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to make a statement on Peace at the 67th Independence Day Celebrations to be held on 4th February, 2015.

67th Independence Day Celebrations To Be  Devoted  To Peace
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Emerging Sri Lanka: Reconciliation and inclusive governance by Sirisena

When minorities make a sizeable population in a nation, obviously, some members of those communities do come up to occupy important civilian and military positions and the government also makes full use of the elated positions of them to sort of its difference with the minorities.

Swearing of Chief Justice Kanagasabapathy Sripavan
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Better to prevent rather than treat lung cancer

Every 30 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world dies of lung cancer. According to the World Cancer Report 2014, more people die from lung cancer than from any other type of cancer. In 2012 lung cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer, with 1.8 million cases worldwide, accounting for 13% of all cancer cases. It also resulted in 1.6 million deaths (19.4% of total cancer deaths). Dr Sumitra Thongprasert, Special Content Editor of Journal of Thoracic Oncology, and member, Board of Directors, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), spoke to Citizen News Service (CNS) team in lead up to the World Cancer Day 2015.

 Dr Sumitra Thongprasert
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