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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

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Basil Rajapaksa arrived in the country

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa who left for the US on 10th January, soon after the presidential elections arrived in the country yesterday aboard a Singaporean Airlines flight .

Outside International airport at Katunayake
Basil Rajapaksa arrived in the country
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The former president and the former ‘comrade governor’!

Former president took time off to meet the trade union representative and among them is seen the veteran trade union leader and former governor of Western Province, Alavi Moulana, who is fondly called by the former president ‘Andukara Sahodaraya’ meaning ‘Comrade Governor’.

The former president and the former ‘comrade governor’!
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Land Acquisition Bill takes away rights of farmers and pits them against 'Make in India'

Since the past several months we have seen the NDA government aggressively pushing through changes in land acquisition policy, first in the form of Ordinance in December 2014 and then, as it was passed as a Bill with nine changes in Lok Sabha but faced roadblock in Rajya Sabha, re-promulgating it before its expiry in April 2015. With the government calling the Bill pro-farmer and pro-development and most of opposition parties and social activists opposing it as anti-farmer, it is useful to sieve through the noise and look at the changes proposed and what existed earlier.

Land Acquisition Bill takes away rights of farmers and pits them against 'Make in India'
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