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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 76

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Ratnajeevan Hoole Sparks another controversy

Prof. Ratna Jeevan, the Member of the National Elections Commission, has sparked a fresh controversy over a statement he made to a Jaffna-based TV station.

Ratnajeevan Hoole Sparks another controversy
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Coronavirus And The ‘Cassandra Crossing’

Watching the Sri Lankan returnees from Italy two months ago, and the crude behavior of some at the BIA, reminded me of the disaster thriller movie, The Cassandra Crossing, directed by Italian film director and screenwriter George Pan Cosmatos in 1976 and released on 31 March, 1977.

Coronavirus And The ‘Cassandra Crossing’
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84000 Launches an Animation Video to Preserve Buddhist Texts

84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha, a global non-profit initiative to translate and preserve the Tibetan Buddhist Canon, is launching a video campaign to raise awareness around one of the world's largest and oldest collections of writings: With 230,000 pages locked within the fading Classical Tibetan language, the world is on the brink of losing access to a priceless archive of wisdom. This launch marks 84000's 10th anniversary.

British actress Joanna Lumley
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Sri Lankan cafe owner feeds and shelters stranded tourists

Sri Lankan cafe owner feeds and shelters stranded touristsThe tourists came to see the magical waterfalls and mountain views of the lowland jungle and rainforest. But then the pandemic hit, and they were stranded in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan cafe owner feeds and shelters stranded tourists
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Have Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Really Made It Invincible?

On the 22nd anniversary of Pakistan’s successful nuclear tests, Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif is quoted as saying: “May 28 would always be remembered as a day when Pakistan’s defence was made invincible” (“Nawaz eulogized for ‘making Pakistan nuclear power’”, (Dawn, May 29, 2020).

Have Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Really Made It Invincible?
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Where have all the ‘internationalists’ gone?

Nation. National. Nationalism. Nationalist. They are words that make certain people react the way a cobra does when encountering and leaves as the idiom goes. Of course, its certain nations, certain things national, certain nationalisms and nationalists that they can’t stand. Yes, anything that is even agues linkable to ‘Sinhala’ and/or ‘Buddhist.’ That’s another story.

Where have all the ‘internationalists’ gone?
Where have all the ‘internationalists’ gone?
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Sri Lanka's policy is timely immunization for every child - Sri Lanka President to Global Vaccine Alliance

Every child born in Sri Lanka enjoys the right to easy and equitable access to quality immunization services and the country’s immunization policy is based on the right of a child to receive timely immunization, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said.

Sri Lanka's policy is timely immunization for every child - Sri Lanka President to Global Vaccine Alliance
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The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) expands in Dubai and Africa

TiE Dubai, a chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), has launched a regional Women 2020 pitch competition as part of its participation in TiE Women, the global initiative dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs across the globe.

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I can’t breathe, Ms Teplitz

On the 25th of May, 2020, something terrible happened in Colombo. A set of police officers accosted a citizen who did not belong to the majority community. The man was suspected of giving a bad cheque. He was assaulted, handcuffed and even as he said 'mata husmaganna bae (‘I can’t breathe), one of the officers pinned him down, knee on neck. The man died.

I can’t breathe, Ms Teplitz
I can’t breathe, Ms Teplitz
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Did Sweden get it wrong?

For months, scientists, academics, politicians, commentators and our readers have been debating whether the Swedish model, the only major European country not to impose lockdown, would ultimately prove to have been the best model.

Did Sweden get it wrong?
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