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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1011


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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 08:07
By Clarity Sibanda, Citizen News Service – CNS
Many engage in smoking just for the fun of it and unfortunately get caught in the nicotine addiction trap such that they cannot do without a certain number of puffs per day. Smoking has had a great adverse impact on many communities and has been directly responsible for the plight of those who are slowly wasting away from the ravages of lung cancer. In 2012 (the most recent year for which data.....Read More...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 07:45
Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake returned to Supreme Court yesterday afternoon, after President Maithripala Sirisena restored her to office and requested her to resume duties as the country’s lawful Chief Justice. President Sirisena wrote to controversially-appointed Chief Justice Mohan Peiris yesterday, informing him that his appointment in 2013 was null and void because Bandaranayake’s sacking by the.....Read More...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 07:28
The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today that while there is tremendous volatility and turmoil around the world, this year presented a unique opportunity to eradicate poverty and agree on a path for sustainable development. “At UNDP, we see 2015 as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda,” said Helen Clark at the opening session of.....Read More...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 07:16
By Oken Jeet Sandham
It is very unfortunate that even after 3 weeks of political crisis that erupted from the major ruling party, Naga People’s Front (NPF), there is no let-up in the crisis. The leadership issue within the NPF has badly affected almost all the institutions in the state and the worse sufferers are the common men. Why the institutions are affected? Why the common people suffer the most? It is because.....Read More...
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 07:08
An ethnic Chin elder is due to appear in court today on trumped-up charges which Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) believes are connected with his involvement in the planting of a cross on a hill in Hakha town, Chin State, in April last year. The Chin State government has ordered the 54 foot-high cross, which it argues has been erected illegally to be removed on 30 January. The Chin Human.....Read More...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 21:21
All ranks, privileges and pension have been restored for the former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka following the full Presidential amnesty granted to him by the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lanka Army said. The Ministry of Defense has accordingly confirmed that he is entitled to his rank of Four Star General, medals, pension and other privileges which were stripped of in 2010.....Read More...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 06:17
The Court of Appeal yesterday issued notice on the Attorney General, returnable on February 5, 2015 in respect of the Writ Application filed by JVP Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath, who has requested the Court to order the IGP and the Attorney General to arrest Kumaran Pathmanathan and to charge him under the Prevention of Terrorist Act. The application was supported by Counsel Upul Kumarapperuma.....Read More...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 06:03
Six new Provincial Governors took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (27) at the Presidential Secretariat. They are: Mr.H.M.G.S.Palihakkara - Governor Northern Province Mr.Austin Fernando - Governor Eastern Province Mr.B.M.A.R.Perera - Governor North Western Province Ms.Suranganee Ellawela - Governor Central Province Mr.P.B.Dissanayake - North Central Province Mr.M.P......Read More...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:59
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
When we open everyday any newspapers or tune to the electronic media we see nothing but terrorism dominating the news. Things are becoming uglier everyday and more gruesome, rather than the so called 'Jihadism' we see the misled young thrill-seekers take to guns and bombs to feature in the news. The Ebola threat is now occupying only the last pages or just like the weather forecast on TV!.....Read More...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 07:48
The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 66th Republic Day of India on Monday, January 26, 2015 at India House in Colombo. High Commissioner Mr. Y.K. Sinha unfurled the Indian flag and inspected a Guard of Honor presented by a contingent of the Border Security Force. He read out significant excerpts from the Address to the Nation on the eve of.....Read More...
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 07:45
By Zaheerul Hassan
Professionalism, faith, discipline, courage, leadership command responsibility, loyalty, decisiveness, comradeship and working under stress and strain are some of the recognized physiognomies of the soldiers and their commanders of professional Armed forces and like other vital institutions. Of course, the manifestation of revealed characteristics transforms into achievements when soldiers.....Read More...
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 06:58
By Kanbawza Win
The grisly pictures of two Kachin girls, Tangbau Hkawn Nan Zing age 21 and Maran Lu Ra, age 20, raped and beaten to death by the Myanmar Tatmadaw soldiers of the Light Infantry Brigade on the night of Jan.19th Jan. 2015 in the Church compound, of Kwang Hka village, Nam Tao township, Muse district, in Northern Shan State, have widely been circulated in the internet all over the world. The Obama.....Read More...
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 06:39
V.Anandasangaree Secretary General-TULFIn his comment has pointed out that it is very regrettable to note that there is a deadlock in the election of the Chief Minister of the Eastern Provincial Council. He has rightly said that the delay had caused immense hardship to the people of the area and to the employees of the council and the annual budget of the council has not yet been passed. He.....Read More...
Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:02
By Philip Fernando
The decision to enact a Freedom of Information Act is a laudable and constructive step. FOIA is an invaluable asset for the media and the public as all governments by nature abhor too much probing. A good start must be made when FOIA comes into effect or else, there would be a flood of frivolous requests that may suffocate the system. FOIA would enable the full or partial disclosure of.....Read More...
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