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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2395

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Sharing the skills for building a better future

High Commission of India, Colombo organized joint celebration of Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Day (ITEC Day) and International Students’ Day on 22 March 2018 at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo.

Sharing the skills for building a better future
Sharing the skills for building a better future
Sharing the skills for building a better future
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Batticaloa Airport

Batticaloa Airport was opened in almost 60 years ago on 17th November 1958 and was administered by Department of Civil Aviation initially. Army Engineers of the Sri Lanka Army had helped to make the airport operable and it was open to all members of the public.

Batticaloa Airport
Batticaloa Airport
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PDA Government’s topmost agenda an early resolution of Naga political issue – Nagaland Governor

The new PDA Government in Nagaland said their topmost agenda was “early resolution of the Naga political issue.” Towards this, they would work with “all stakeholders for a solution that is honourable, sustainable and acceptable to the people,” said PB Acharya, Governor of Nagaland, in his “customary address” here to the 13th Nagaland Legislative Assembly on Thursday.

PDA Government’s topmost agenda an early resolution of Naga political issue – Nagaland Governor
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In defence of international values: Salisbury was a lawless attack on us all

On a quiet Sunday in one of Britain’s most beautiful cathedral cities, a father and daughter were struck down by the first offensive use of a nerve agent in Europe since the Second World War.

In defence of international values:  Salisbury was a lawless attack on us all
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Local judiciary capable of advancing justice- Sri Lanka in UNHRC

The local judiciary and law enforcement mechanisms are fully capable and committed to the processes of advancing justice to all concerned said Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana.

Local judiciary capable of advancing justice- Sri Lanka in UNHRC
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Letter From America: Trump’s Revolving Door

What a messy week that just passed by! Peter Baker’s heading in the New York Times sums up the mess: As White House’s Revolving Door Whirls, Chaos Is the Only Constant.

 Letter From America: Trump’s Revolving Door
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Decapitated Buddha statue

In a Letter to the Editor dated 16th March, Asoka Weerasinghe from Ottawa, Canada writes, The four-foot white Buddha statue sitting on a four-foot pedestal had been decapitated and the head was broken to pieces and strewn on the carpet of snow. This peaceful Buddhist community was in shock and numbed and some were in tears.

The decapitated  Lord Buddha's statute
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Office on Missing Persons (OMP) Commences Operation

As a transitional justice arrangement OMP has been established by an Act of Parliament with perpetual succession to investigate the missing persons not only in the North and East, but also in the other parts of the country.

Mr.V.Sivagnanasothy -  Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation.
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Our Biggest Global Challenge: Separation or Connectivity?

Even though it is very disturbing, I’m not really shocked or even surprised by the current Buddhist/Muslim conflicts in Sri Lanka and Myanmar; we’ve seen it all before – many times. To be fair, conflicts like these are not only in these two South Asian countries.

Our Biggest Global Challenge: Separation or Connectivity?
Our Biggest Global Challenge: Separation or Connectivity?
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Sri Lanka- Leading from the Rear

Sri Lanka became independent in 1948.Its politicians interpreted the fact that independence was achieved without shedding blood as a signal honor. It was the blood of the Indians who fought hard and long for their independence that ensured SL too benefitted. Without India, the 150 year British Empire collapsed. SL lost its relevance to the British and segued to independence, saving blood.

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