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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2730

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His Phd in zoology is in vain!

Parliamentary elections due to take place on 14 February have been postponed along with the presidential election in Nigeria. Thousands of people have died under Goodluck Jonathan’s rule as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency over past six years, while more than a million people have been displaced.

Goodluck Jonathan
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Burma’s Union Day in the International Context

It is high time for the international community, especially the West led by the US and EU to know something about the Union Day of Burma. In other words, how modern Union of Burma came into being with a concordat and how this concord was destroyed, which is the basis of all the insurrections in the country.

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Noke terms as “illegal & misleading” NPF (S)’s resolutions

President of the NPF (N), Noke Wangnao, has dismissed the resolutions of NPF (S) that their 21 NPF legislators’ voting in favor of the “Confidence Motion” on February 5 in Nagaland Assembly was an acknowledgment to the leadership of NPF under the presidentship of Dr Shurhozelie.

President of the NPF (N), Noke Wangnao,
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US arms to Ukraine could prompt rapid escalation: IISS

Leaders of France and Germany joined the presidents of Russia and Ukraine in the Belarussian capital Minsk on February 11 for a peace summit as fighting flared anew in eastern Ukraine. Key US allies in Europe are much more cautious about providing arms to Ukraine.

Members of the Ukrainian armed forces ride on an armoured personnel carrier (APC) near Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine, February 10, 2015.
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Mr. Van der Kolff - the new Managing Director of Lamudi Sri Lanka

Hugh van der Kolff has been appointed the Managing Director of Lamudi Sri Lanka (, the leading online real estate platform. Hugh, who was previously the Business Development Manager for the Myanmar branch of the global real estate brand, has been appointed to head Lamudi Sri Lanka following the departure of former Managing Director, Wilhelm Hammes.

Hugh van der Kolff
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Rishad & Gamini bulldoze a Lankan supply monopoly grip overnight

In a major development in Sri Lanka’s wholesale market pricing-and thereby the critical Cost of Living-the country suddenly routed a tight grip held on the sole and apex wholesale market entity by a select group of suppliers so that budgetary relief finally reaches the consumer -and a powerful Lankan retail supplier collective of large capacity that was excluded from the supply chain promptly lauded the government for opening the supply chains far and wide at last, as revealed on 11 February in Colombo.

Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka Rishad Bathiudeen (second from left) addresses the wholesale suppliers of Sri Lanka joined by Gamini Jayawickreme Perera (Minister of Food Security-far left) at CWE Auditorium, Colombo on 11 February.
A segment of the wholesale suppliers of Sri Lanka at CWE Auditorium, Colombo on 11 February.
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Namal says Yoshitha did not flee

Namal Rajapaksa MP says that his brother Yositha Rajapaksa has not fled the country but has gone abroad after obtaining due clearance from the Defence Ministry.

With former Health Minister Tissa Attanayake  in Colombo after he was released on bail. ‪
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