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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2341

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Post-Rajapaksha Sri Lanka: President Sirisena for communal harmony, stability, development!

The arrival of President Maithripala Sirisena, who is seen committed to people’s causes as well as nation’s pride, signals the rise of a new phenomenon in Sri Lanka, governance and politics, just like what the new political phenomenon the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in Indian politics meant to India. Both have aroused the hopes of people, conscience of the nation and government commitment to the national causes.

Maithripala Srisena
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Terrorists Slaughtering In Turbat Challenged Balochistan Security

At least 20 laborers gun downed and three others wounded in terrorist attack in Balochistan area of Turbat on night 1- and 11 April 2015. The laborers were working on an under construction bridge in Turbat area of Gagdan.

Terrorists Slaughtering In Turbat Challenged Balochistan Security
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Letter from America: Playing politics with the White Cards?

In early February this year, the Myanmar parliament approved a proposal by President Thein Sein to allow people with temporary identification “white cards,” most of whom were Rohingya, to vote on a referendum on constitutional amendments to the country’s junta-backed constitution, which could come as early as May. Obviously, as most keen observers would tell you the government measure was a face-saving one under international pressure and never meant in intent and purpose.

Letter from America: Playing politics with the White Cards?
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Inauspicious Time, New Year and Sri Lanka

These days we are heading for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Sinhala and Tamil people in Sri Lanka will be celebrating the New Year as it signifies the reaping of the harvest and social customs associated with the farming community.

Inauspicious Time, New Year and Sri Lanka
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Chunnakam Ground Water Contaminated

Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage, Rauff Hakeem said in Parliament yesterday that a report compiled by the Ministry had revealed that... ... ground water surrounding the Chunnakam power plant was contaminated with oil and was not suitable for drinking.

Minister Rauff Hakeem
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Sri Lanka starts re-thinking 2020

Sri Lanka is re-thinking hard on the premier exports indicator that has been floating atop its macro-economic landscape for the past few years-and to meet the revised targets, the country’s apex export body is diving into no less than ISO standards for its own service delivery, as revealed on 09 April.

From Left: Dr Yousuf Maraikkar (ED-EDB) and Bandula Egodage (Chairman & CEO-EDB) look on as Ms. T Wijesuriya (Sri Lanka Standards Institution) makes her presentation on 09 April in Colombo.
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100th Birthday of Sunil Shantha - Radiance of a Maestro

Centennial Birthday of Sunil Shantha, the greatest singer, music composer and indisputable golden voice of Sri Lanka falls on 14th April 2015. Sunil Shantha who made an excellent contribution to introduce the identity of Sri Lankan music composed with traditional folk songs of indigenous style of music is gratefully remembered by the entire nation.

100th Birthday of Sunil Shantha -  Radiance of a Maestro
Sunil Shantha
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Periscope – revolutionary real-time mobile video app

At the moment of writing this piece, I can see a video of a house warming party in California, a steak party in a restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, a folk making a mouth-watering Greek salad at his home, somewhere in Turkey and make my own short video to show how to invert a triangle of three coins with just three moves, thanks to a single app that I downloaded on my iPhone, which keeps streaming live videos from every corner of the globe by scores of random users on Twitter.

Periscope – revolutionary real-time mobile video app
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