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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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Lalin’s Column : Ministerial Howlers (Blundering politicians)

There seems to be an endless gush of phony intellect being paraded by politicians as the silly season ends on 17 Aug. The idea appears to stem from the belief that they think they are semi gods and the rest are complete idiots.

Lalin’s Column : Ministerial Howlers (Blundering politicians)
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Kohima Lions Club visited different abled students at Cherry Blossoms School

Members of the Lions Club of Kohima (LCK) led by its president Lion Tali Jamir marked Indian Independence Day by visiting differently abled students of the Cherry Blossoms School, Kohima on August 15 today. The visit to the School was part of the 69th Anniversary of the Indian Independence Day Celebrations. After a short service, the Club’s Members distributed towels to each students of the School.

Lions Club Kohima visitation to differently abled students of the Cherry Blossoms School, Kohima on August 15
Kohima Lions Club visited different abled students at Cherry Blossoms School
Kohima Lions Club visited different abled students at Cherry Blossoms School
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Sri Lankan parliamentary polls: President Maithripala Sirisena faces tough challenge!

On August 17 people of Sri Lanka are going to elect a new parliament that would assist president Sirisena to fulfill his electoral pledges, including of good governance. Since the right and responsibility to elect the prime minister rests with parliament, the parliamentary poll acquires tremendous importance.

Sri Lankan parliamentary polls:  President Maithripala Sirisena faces tough challenge!
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Letter from America: Our Messy, messy world!

Religion is important to most people around the globe. As such, it has been always easy to exploit religion for ulterior motives. But probably never before in the history have we seen so much of abuse of religion or its misrepresentation of values by zealots or extremists.

Letter from America: Our Messy, messy world!
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Mr President, honour the peoples mandate- Sri Lankans for a Just Society

In an open letter to President Maithripala Sirisena, the Australian based organization Sri Lankans for a Just Society (SLJS) has appealed to the President to honour the people’s mandate that will be delivered on the 17th of August. It has also highlighted the strong possibility of post-election violence, breakdown of law and order and the intervention of Sri Lankan Armed Forces to maintain law and order which could have the potential to change the democratic governance structure in Sri Lanka.

Mr President, honour the peoples mandate- Sri Lankans for a Just Society
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Indonesian aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control

An Indonesian twin-turboprop aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said, with search efforts hampered by failing light as night falls.

 Indonesian aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control
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August 17 will decide Sri Lanka’s fate

Without question the August 17 Parliamentary Election is going to be a most crucial one for Sri Lanka. The decision the majority of the voters take on Monday is bound to have the strongest impact on the Sinhalas, more than any other community. Never before in recent years have they been so polarized. Apparently it has turned almost into a ‘life-and-death’ battle between Mahinda lovers and Mahinda haters (rather than Ranil lovers).

August 17 will decide Sri Lanka’s fate
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