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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 861


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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 14:25
The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has planned to undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 7th to 8th September 2014, at the invitation of President Rajapaksa. It may be recalled that President Rajapaksa paid an official visit to Japan in March 2013 to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Japan. It is 24 years since the last.....Read More...
Monday, September 1, 2014 - 08:13
By Zaheerul Hassan
Tension on international border remained high due to unprovoked Indian firing on r the civilian and deployed Pakistani troops. On 22 and 23 August 2014 two Pakistani citizens were killed and three injured when Indian troops opened fire and Artillery shelling on the villages along working boundary near Sialkot. According to the officials, Indian Border Security Force (BSF) firing was unprovoked.....Read More...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 10:45
From Malladi Rama Rao
A MoU on developing the holy city of Varanasi as a smart city marked the first day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan on Saturday. He presented to his host, Shinzo Abe, a specially-chosen book titled 'Swami Vivekananda and Japan'. Indian Ambassador Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa and Kyoto Mayor Daisaka Kadokawa signed the MoU in the presence of the two premiers at the State Guest House in.....Read More...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:14
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
By the weekend, there were two frighteningly significant developments in Europe as far as the collective security of the continent – and beyond, as well - was concerned: First, there was a thinly-veiled warning from President Putin against the West – not to mess with nuclear armed Russia; then, the assertion made by the Lithuanian president that Europe is already at war with Russia over Ukraine.....Read More...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:04
By Rabindranath Trivedi
The collective dream of liberation was for the establishment of democracy in the country, and it has to be admitted that there is not much of a difference between proper democracy and secularism. That collective dream has been shattered, to be replaced by one of personal aggrandizement. This change has been hastened by the despicably heinous act of the assassins of August 15, 1975. Today the.....Read More...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 07:54
From Malladi Rama Rao
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Islamabad had made a “spectacle” of the planned Foreign Secretary level talks by meeting with Srinagar based Hurriyat leaders, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has termed the ceasefire violations and firing across the border and LoC as provocative and serious, and said these violations are hindering bilateral ties. “These incidents are creating an.....Read More...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 07:40
It has been brought to the notice of the Attorney General Australia about the crimes committed by Australian Citizens and urged to take action according Act 13 of 1978(Foreign Incursions and Recruitment). Earlier Julie Bishop (MP) Foreign Minister on her discussions with the Sri Lankan counterpart Mr. G.L.Peris was told that the agents of the LTTE Diaspora in Australia are still interfering.....Read More...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 07:14
Jaffna High Court released on conditional bail Former Northern Provincial Council Opposition Leader Colombo, 31 August, (Asiantribune.com): on Friday. On Friday the motion seeking bail for Kandasamy Kamalendran and for Enida Rexigan came up again before the Jaffna High Court Judge Annalingham Premsankar. Earlier, Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers arrested Kandasamy.....Read More...
Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 06:39
From Malladi Rama Rao
A day after the India-Sri Lanka joint committee on fisheries related issues met here Rameswaram fishermen have decided to end their more than one month old strike, and resume fishing from Monday. The Rameswaram fishermen launched an indefinite strike on July 24 demanding an end to attacks by the Sri Lankan Navy and the release of 62 boats seized by Lanka authorities. The decision to end the.....Read More...
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 22:22
Former President Chandrikea Kumaratunga was in Myanmar [Burma] last week and met with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a globally known activist for democracy she is the leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar. The meeting held at the Chatrium Hotel in Yangon, with senior leaders of the NLD focused on electoral systems and matters related to Peace. Chandrika Kumaratunga said it.....Read More...
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 07:47
From Malladi Rama Rao
India’s premier investigation agency, CBI Friday filed a charge-sheet against the Maran brothers – Dayanidhi and Kalanidhi –in the Aircel-Maxis deal case in the court of Special Judge O P Saini here. The judge will hear the case on September 11, it was said later. The case is a fall-out of the 2G spectrum allocation scam that had rocked the Manmohan Singh government. Dayanidhi was minister for.....Read More...
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 07:33
The Northern Provincial Council Ministry of Health opened the Poonaryn Divisional Hospital on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The new hospital facility is part of a U.S. government program to support the Northern Provincial Council’s work to expand medical services in the former conflict-affected areas of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province. Michael Honigstein, U.S. Embassy Political Counselor, attended.....Read More...
Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 07:27
From Malladi Rama Rao
“AIADMK has no enemies in political field”, said Jayalalithaa in Chennai shortly after the party faithful duly elected her as their general secretary for the seventh time. This re-election, which is a mere formality, coincided with the CBI charge sheeting the Maran brothers, who are close to DMK patriarch. No surprise, therefore, she declared: In the political field there is no trace of enemies.....Read More...
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 20:48
Pakistan Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt called on Sri Lankan Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo and discussed ways to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries. During the meeting, a cordial discussion was held between Secretary Defence and Air Chief Marshal Butt on matters of bilateral cooperation and mutual interest. Mementoes were also.....Read More...
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