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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1388


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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 07:03
By Manjari Peiris
General public including civil society organizations in Bangladesh have been long requesting the health authorities to refrain from providing admission to Medical Colleges and to the Civil Service to those who are engaged in tobacco smoking. They believe that doctors should be role models to establish good health and civil servants should be responsible in enforcing various laws including.....Read More...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 06:57
Pakistan’s largest Private Sector University, Preston University has signed Memorandums of Understanding with Sri Lanka's College of Information Management & Sciences and Sri Lanka-Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association for collaboration in a variety of fields in an impressive ceremony held at the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo. The High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj.....Read More...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 09:52
By Manjari Peiris
Professor Stanton A Glantz of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, USA, conducted a study to analyze the process of implementing and enforcing smoke-free environments, tobacco advertising, tobacco taxes and health warning labels from Costa Rica's 2012 tobacco control law. The study reveals that despite overcoming decades of tobacco industry dominance to win enactment of a.....Read More...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 08:22
The United National Party’s working committee decided to nominate Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka through the nationalist to the parliament, to fill the vacated parliament seat of M.K.A.D.S Gunawardena. It was reported that Field Marshal Fonseka was among those who were proposed to fill the vacancy created by the recent demise of Minister M. K. A. D. S Gunawardene. Amidst objections by Justice.....Read More...
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 07:44
The speakers of the International seminar to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day in Sri Lanka unanimously emphasized the need for early resolution of Kashmir Issue in accordance with wishes of Kashmiri people and United Nations resolutions of 1948 and 1949, as lasting peace in the world, especially, in the South Asian region cannot be guaranteed unless Kashmir Issue is resolved. Several high profile Sri.....Read More...
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 07:34
By Oken Jeet Sandham
TR Zeliang’s historic winning of the “Vote of Confidence” of his Government has completed one year. He moved the “Confidence Motion” of his Government when 22 NPF dissident legislators led by G Kaito Aye threw an unprecedented challenge to his leadership in the NPF legislature party. The NPF had 38 legislators then and after 22 legislators challenging his leadership, he was sent into a complete.....Read More...
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 07:21
By Habib Siddiqui
Wirathu and his band of criminal Buddhist monks have hijacked Buddhism and poisoned the political discourse inside Myanmar. Ma Ba Tha uses the news of the rape and murder of a Rakhine woman allegedly by Rohingya Muslims in Arakan in 2012 to paint a very damning picture of the divide between "us" and "them". And such a nasty propaganda, a false one, which I must remind our readers, has worked.....Read More...
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 07:18
43 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka on 9th February 2016 Under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. They are scheduled to arrive through Sri Lankan Airlines (UL 132) at 10.20 a.m from Trichy and Mihin Lanka Airlines (MJ130) at 12.20 p.m. from Chennai and (MJ308) at 10.20 a.m. from Madurai. D. M. Swaminathan, Minister of Prison Reforms,.....Read More...
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 07:02
A top Cabinet Minister and Sri Lanka’s apex exports facilitator EDB joined forces on 05 February to create Sri Lanka exports’ next big win-and the bulk of Lankan footwear and leather exports are footwear, rather than leather. “It is a great pleasure to see this series of exhibitions initiated by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce in 2007, has today grown to an international level exhibition.....Read More...
Monday, February 8, 2016 - 06:48
By Ira de Silva
The National Peace Council claims that the singing of the national anthem in Tamil is a strong gesture of reconciliation by the government. It claims that the government had the courage and wisdom to have the national anthem sung in both Sinhala and Tamil overcoming the objections of "nationalists". These opinions indicate that according to the NPC, those who object to the national anthem being.....Read More...
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 13:26
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
For many Israelis, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995 marked a grim turning point for their country. In the words of the commission set up to investigate the murder, "Israeli society [would] never be the same again. As a democracy, political assassination was not part of our culture." In the eyes of most people, the murder ended all hope for the Israeli-Palestinian peace.....Read More...
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 12:09
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Chinese New Year, classified as the Year of the Monkey, begins on Monday, February 8th this year and the Chinese community, both in China and scattered all over the world, are about to celebrate the most important event of the year with ceremonial splendor usually associated with the festival. For the next fifteen days, the families of Chinese origin get together to eat good food, drink, be.....Read More...
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 07:48
The violence perpetrated on the northeast students including girls by the locals and their landlord in nation’s capital and also the Police’s subsequent refusal to admit their FIRs against the culprits is only the repetition of the past. On many occasions, most of the crimes, which could have been averted, took place due to the inattentiveness of the Police personnel in Delhi. This year in the.....Read More...
Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 11:14
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein arrived in Sri Lanka, on a four-day official visit. Zeid will be in the island from February 6 to 10 to see what is being done to implement the UN Human Rights Council’s October 1 resolution on Sri Lanka, according to reports. Al Hussein’s visit comes in the wake of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s.....Read More...
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