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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 943


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Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 17:20
Today, when I sat down to write this, there was the live telecast of Mr. Maithripala Sirisena announcing that he is the common candidate of the opposition. During the press conference, he did not find fault with President Mahinda Rajapakse or the Government. Reason for that must be that he does not find a serious fault in the President or the Government. He mentioned that if he appoints a.....Read More...
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 06:55
Dr. Subramanian Swamy Swamy on Friday has urged Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh to issue a directive to the Tamil Nadu government to ban the move to celebrate birth anniversary of slain LTTE Terrorist Chief V Prabhakaran, the mastermind behind for killing of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. BJP Leader Dr. Subramanian Swamy when he met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has urged to.....Read More...
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 05:31
The Presidential election will be held on January 8, 2015 (Thursday), Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya made this announcement yesterday upon receiving the proclamation signed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Also he made the statement that nominations for the Presidential election will be received until December 8, 2014. - Asian Tribune -..Read More...
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 05:20
By Milinda Rathanayake
Making a giant leap forward in the resettlement of underserved communities, the newly constructed ‘Sirimuthu Uyana’ Housing Scheme situated Bandaranayake Avenue in Colombo 14,were ceremonially declared open by His Excellency the President Mahinda Rajapaksa during a grand ceremony Today Evening (21). Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the driving force behind the urban.....Read More...
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 05:09
Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) met with Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy B.M.E.D. Basnayake today to commend Sri Lanka for designating Colombo City as a participant in the Cities Clean Air Partnership (CCAP) program, a city-to-city support program that links Asian cities with California cities that have decades of experience reducing air.....Read More...
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 04:51
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
A criminal act committed by anyone especially on worshipers or in a place of worship of any faith should be condemned, whether it is by Palestinians or Jews but the news report ‘Synagogue strike: House demolition by Zionists renders attackers’ kin homeless’ and the related threat by the Israeli prime-minister’s statement: ‘I have ordered the destruction of the homes of the Palestinians who.....Read More...
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 15:34
The government totally refuted the request from the Northern Provincial Council to release 100 hardcore LTTE terrorists . When the LTTE was governing the North by 'Iron and Blood’, due to the fear, the Tamil National Alliance kept away. But once the LTTE was wiped out, the TNA acted as if they were the democrats who landed from the sky. When the LTTE terrorism was crushed, the TNA tried to.....Read More...
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 09:06
A high-level parliamentary delegation from the National Assembly of Belarus, led by the Chairman of the House of Representatives Mr. Vladimir Andreichenko, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa this evening at Temple Trees. The discussion focused considerably on trade relations, including the expansion of markets for export products from both countries. This included Sri Lanka’s fisheries sector.....Read More...
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 05:06
The celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Thailand is being launched today, (20 November 2014). The two countries established formal diplomatic relations on 20 November 1955. Sri Lanka and Thailand have a long history of close religious, cultural and trade links fostered over several centuries. Buddhism has played a pivotal and.....Read More...
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 04:59
The 65 year old Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association held its 48th AGM recently at 'Padang', Malay Club Premises. The meeting was chaired by the President Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association Ifthikhar Aziz. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka HE Maj. Gen.(R) Qasim Qureshi graced the event as the Chief Guest. The following were elected to the Executive Committee for the year.....Read More...
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 04:32
Ambassador Raja A. Edirisuriya, presented his letters of credence on the 12th of November 2014, as the non-resident Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the President of Suriname, Desire Delano Bouterse. Following the presentation of the credentials, President Bouterse met with Ambassador Edirisuriya, during which Foreign Minister Winston G. Lackin and the Ambassador of Suriname to Sri Lanka based in New.....Read More...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:21
By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US Bureau Presentation
Americans' assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined in recent times, especially since the advent of Obama's rule in 2009, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure. The research shows that citizens of countries including France, Uruguay, and Costa Rica now feel that they enjoy.....Read More...
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 10:13
A seminar on 21st Century Maritime Silk Road organized by the Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute of International Relation and Strategic Studies was held on 7th November 2014 at its Auditorium with the participation of distinguished gathering. It was a seminar of large opportunity for scholars, diplomats, economists and linguists to exchange views on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. T.K......Read More...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 18:38
By K.T.Rajasingham
Today, President Mahinda Rajapaksa completes 4years of his second term and it is widely expected that the next Presidential election is to be officially announced today midnight. Asian Tribune reliably learnt President held a special cabinet meeting today discussed about holding the Presidential polls. Accordingly, President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected issue the Proclamation tonight.....Read More...
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