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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2340

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Lalin’s Column: Tumult in the Kandyan hills

Pallekelle rugby grounds, just above the Mahaveli River, looked a lovely green in its gloriously wooded setting. Tabebuia Rosea trees were in glorious bloom on the road side from Kandy .The Knuckles and surrounding hills make this ground about the prettiest of them all. Perfect weather and a firm ground meant a dry ball promising fast and furious play. The setting was perfect for the 60th annual rugby contest between Trinity and S Thomas’ for the Canon de Saram shield on 23 March 2016.

Lalin’s Column:  Tumult in the Kandyan hills
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Afghan hospital attack: U.S. absolves itself of war crimes

The United States has unilaterally cleared itself of 'War Crimes' of its aerial gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people October 3 last year saying it occurred because of human errors, process mistakes and equipment failures, and none of the aircrew or U.S. ground troops knew the target was a hospital.

Fires burn part of the hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz after it was hit by U.S. air strike
Injured doctors Without Borders staffs are seen after explosions near their hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015
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How One Makes Good Governance Concept - A Reality

Long years after independence or Sri Lanka enjoying independence for more than six decades, we, as a nation now experience, a new political culture, a unique event taking shape in the political history of the aptly called “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” and the world political history.

Ven.Yatamalagala  Sumanasara Thera
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How Odd And Uneven, Kejriwal!

The Aam Admi Party justifies its name with acts that it thinks endear it to the ‘aam admi’ (common man). That is fine but there is a slight problem. Till it conquers a new territory, the party will remain a Delhi phenomenon and it has to take into account the interests of all. Many residents of the national capital may not pass the Marxist test of defining the ‘common man’ but, nevertheless, they have to be counted as part of the majority population of the less privileged lot in an urban sprawl that does have a crowd of the rich and the privileged.

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The Colombo Magistrate bars Joint Opposition entering Shalika grounds

The Colombo Magistrate had yesterday issued an order barring the leaders and supporters of the Joint Opposition, Chairman and members of the All Ceylon Motor Workers’ Union from entering the Shalika Grounds in Narahenpita for May Day procession, Police Headquarters announced yesterday.

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WIPO commends Sri Lanka for concrete deliverables under IP Action Plan

The Director General of the Geneva based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Dr. Francis Gurry, commended Sri Lanka for its achievements and concrete deliverables under the 10 Point GoSL-WIPO Intellectual Property Action Plan, which could serve as a good model for other countries similarly placed as Sri Lanka.

WIPO commends Sri Lanka for concrete deliverables under IP Action Plan
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Sri Lankans are for Pluralism: President Chandrika Kumaratunga leads a programme for Ethnic and Religious Harmony

The South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI), created and chaired by President Chandrika Kumaratunga, successfully completed a project on capacity building for Peaceful Co-existence through Ethnic and Religious Harmony, in the districts of Kalutara, Galle, Ratnapura, Kegalle and Puttalam. It included 27 workshops; most of them full day activities, conducted within a period of three months in the five districts. The project was funded by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives.

Tree planting ceremony in Embilipitiya 27.02.2016
 Field visit to places of worship -  Akmeemana  20.02.2-16
  Bhikkus in discussion – Puttlam District 13.03.2016
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