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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2401

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Nationalists and Anti- Nationals – A voice to reckon from Canada

The National Peace Council claims that the singing of the national anthem in Tamil is a strong gesture of reconciliation by the government. It claims that the government had the courage and wisdom to have the national anthem sung in both Sinhala and Tamil overcoming the objections of "nationalists".

Ira de Silva
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EDB, Rishad join forces for Lanka exports’ next big hit

A top Cabinet Minister and Sri Lanka’s apex exports facilitator EDB joined forces on 05 February to create Sri Lanka exports’ next big win-and the bulk of Lankan footwear and leather exports are footwear, rather than leather.

Minister of Industry and Commerce Ridhad Bathiudeen (centre) speaks with Chairman of Fair’s Organising Committee Sithendra Senaratne (left) as Chairperson and CEO of EDB Indira Malwatte (right) looks on at the inauguration of the eighth Footwear and Leather Fair at BMICH, Colombo on 05 February.
Some members of foreign buyer delegations at the inauguration of the eighth Footwear and Leather Fair at BMICH, Colombo on 05 February.
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43 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka Tomorrow

43 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka on 9th February 2016 Under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme.

D.M.Swaminathan - Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs
V.Sivagnansothy -  Secretary, Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs
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Correcting the false narrative of the Ma Ba Tha

Wirathu and his band of criminal Buddhist monks have hijacked Buddhism and poisoned the political discourse inside Myanmar. Ma Ba Tha uses the news of the rape and murder of a Rakhine woman allegedly by Rohingya Muslims in Arakan in 2012 to paint a very damning picture of the divide between "us" and "them". And such a nasty propaganda, a false one, which I must remind our readers, has worked because people are always willing to believe the worst about one's enemies if they are programmed as such.

Correcting the false narrative of the Ma Ba Tha
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No Opposition, no sound

TR Zeliang’s historic winning of the “Vote of Confidence” of his Government has completed one year. He moved the “Confidence Motion” of his Government when 22 NPF dissident legislators led by G Kaito Aye threw an unprecedented challenge to his leadership in the NPF legislature party.

T.R. Zeliang
No Opposition, no sound
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