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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 949


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Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 22:16
Many of the leaders President Mahinda Rajapaksa met for bilateral discussions on the sidelines of the 18th SAARC Summit offered their best wishes for his re-election bid at the forthcoming presidential election and expressed confidence on his victory. During his discussion with President Rajapaksa, President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom said, “Congratulations on calling for elections.....Read More...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 22:05
President Mahinda Rajapaksa held bilateral discussions with several leaders from SAARC countries during his stay in Kathmandu. These included Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala. The meetings took place on the sidelines of the 18th SAARC Summit, taking.....Read More...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 09:20
Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake on Wednesday (26) at the Media Centre of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, announcing the release of another stock of gold jewelleries to 1960 more identified rightful owners in the North at a ceremony on December 4, headed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake spelt out the painstaking efforts and.....Read More...
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 07:38
Sri Lanka's Ambassador-designate to Poland, D.S. de Silva presented his credentials to the President of Poland Bronis?ow Komorowski at a ceremony held at the official residence, "Belvedere" in Warsaw, on 07th November 2014. The Ambassador was invited to a private meeting with the President, where he briefed President Komorowski on the socio-economic progress that has been achieved by Sri Lanka.....Read More...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 22:25
As a result of the untiring efforts of the Government of Sri Lanka through the Embassy of Sri Lanka in the Russian Federation, the Federal Service of Veterinary Surveillance under the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation has granted approval on 12th November 2014 to import fish and fish products to the Russian Federation from Sri Lanka. Initially, 14 Sri Lankan fish exporting.....Read More...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 22:10
A Holy Mass organized by friends of Sri Lanka in Bethlehem in collaboration with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Israel and the Representative Office of Sri Lanka in the State of Palestine was held on 22nd November at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem where Jesus Christ was born to bless President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the occasion of his 69th birthday. Along with the friends of Sri Lanka in.....Read More...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 07:32
Applications for postal votes for the upcoming Presidential Election commenced on Sunday, Elections Department sources said. Additional Elections Commissioner U. Amaradasa said applications will be accepted until December 4. Applications can be faxed to the Election Secretariat at 011-2877615 or e-mailed to it@slelections.gov.lk or faxed to the respective district election office. The Elections.....Read More...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 07:25
By Ranjit J Perera
Marinas are the infrastructure of the yachting and boat building industry and are essential for yachts and nautical tourism in Sri Lanka. This was stated by Simon J. Arrol, Managing Director of both Arrol Ltd and Marina Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, when making a strong case for the essential infrastructure to support nautical tourism. “Despite tourism being a major element of the Sri Lankan economy, there.....Read More...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 22:24
Soon after arriving in Nepal, President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Lumbini – the birthplace of the Lord Buddha – one of the most sacred places for Buddhists. Though it’s not the President’s first time in Lumbini, he did participate in a number of events, with particular significance to Sri Lankan Buddhists. President Rajapaksa first visited and prayed at the Maya Devi Temple, named after Queen.....Read More...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 21:10
3 Eastern Provincial Council members belonging to Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiutheen's ACMC have decided to be independent in the council from 25 November. The ACMC Leader Minister Bathiudeen has stressed to Asiantribune that this is not a total crossover by himself or by his party to opposition. "My members in Eastern PC have forwarded some demands from the provincial council.....Read More...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 09:59
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this morning, left for Kathmandu, Nepal, to attend the 18th SAARC Summit, taking place Nov. 25-27. The 18th Summit of SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) is being held in Kathmandu for the third time. The first time it took place in Nepal was in 1987 and the second was in 2002. The President will attend the opening session of the Summit on.....Read More...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 09:02
Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa who has been appointed General-Secretary of the SLFP by the party’s Chairman, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, assumed duties yesterday as the new General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. The new appointment follows the defection of Maithripala Sirisena, who announced on Friday (21 November) that he will be contesting the forthcoming Presidential.....Read More...
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 08:47
By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
Despite great strides made in TB care and control over the last few years, the latest data shows that 1/3 of all TB cases are still either not detected or not reported to public health systems. These are people who either seek treatment in the private sector and are not notified to the National TB programmes (NTPs) or have not been diagnosed at all. Some of them would die and all of them would.....Read More...
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 14:30
By Raj Gonsalkorale
As Roman Emperor Caesar purportedly told his friend Marcus Brutus, “you too Brutus” at the moment of the Emperors assassination when Brutus stuck a knife in Caesars back, President Rajapaksa may well have repeated this to the now sacked SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena when he announced he would be the common candidate to oppose his onetime friend and associate Mahinda Rajapaksa......Read More...
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