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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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Five SLFP MPs sworn in as Ministers

One Cabinet Minister, three State Ministers and one Deputy Minister, a total of five ministers parliamentarians of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today (29).

Five New Ministers Sworn in Today
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“What we do, everybody can see it“

In Asian Buddhist countries, the Vesak Festival is one of the greatest and most important events of the year. For centuries it has been celebrated following the first full moon during the month of May. This full moon symbolizes Lord Buddha’s enlightenment. The celebration is held in commemoration of the historical Buddha Siddhartha Gautama’s birth, his enlightenment, and his passing into Parinibbana. The monks at the Berlin Buddhist Vihara (Das Buddhistische Haus) follow this tradition as well.

On the left: Mr. Tissa Weeraratna, Berlin Buddhist Vihara, and on the right: Mr. Senaka Weeraratna, German Dharmaduta Society, with Walther Schmits’ collection of poems, in the middle: Peggy Moeller, facilitator/translator
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‘Overnight Vigil’ May 30 leading nowhere

From the end of April through this month the world including Sri Lanka observed anniversaries marking the end of several armed conflicts – Vietnam War (April 30), fighting in the European Theatre of World War II (May 8) and the LTTE’s separatist insurgency (May 19).

Sri Lankan activists hold candles during a vigil in Colombo on May 24, 2015
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Issues before Indian PM Modi as he visits Bangladesh on June 6-7

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Bangladesh on June 6 to a red carpet reception to be accorded for two days by the Awami League government of Sheikh Hasina who is eager to use the occasion to settle score with her political opponents led by Khaleda Zia. Reports suggest the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee who stood against Teesta Accord to meet the water requirement of her own state would a part of PM Modi entourage consisting of top business magnets, among others.

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of People's Republic of Bangladesh on the sidelines of 18th SAARC Summit at Kathmandu (File Photo)
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President castigates children live in a world of mobile phones and laptops very often neglect their parents

President Maithripala Sirisena says moral values in society are deteriorating and there are occasions where he came across elderly parents who had held very good jobs and who worked and sacrificed a lot for their children’ languishing in elders’ homes.

 President castigates  children   live in a world of mobile phones and laptops very often neglect their parents
 President castigates  children   live in a world of mobile phones and laptops very often neglect their parents
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The theme for World No Tobacco Day this year (31st May) is “Stop illicit trade of tobacco products”

The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke. Unless we act, this epidemic will kill more than 8 million people every year by 2030. More than 80 percent of these preventable deaths will be among people living in low-and middle-income countries.>

No to tobacco
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T.U.L.F. lauds the good gesture of the President

The country as a whole applauds the good gesture of the President Maithiripala Srisena for ignoring the protocol and travelling without any Minister to Jaffna to express his sympathies and that of his government’s, personally to the grieving family, that lost a very dear one Vithya, abducted gang raped and killed brutally, so stated V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front.

T.U.L.F. lauds the good gesture of the President
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