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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1469


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Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 09:37
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
The announcement by Apple, the world’s most valuable listed company up until recently, that its iPhone sales has declined significantly in the second quarter of this year for the first time since 2003, didn’t come as a surprise to many, who have been watching the company’s overwhelming struggle in the absence of its legendary co-founder, Steve Jobs - to come up with a game-changer in the realm of.....Read More...
Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 09:31
By Habib Siddiqui
Death is almost never welcome. And it is simply unacceptable to find out that someone had died in a hospital not because of his or her illness but because of bombing sustained by the facility. It is a major crime to attack a hospital. Unfortunately, that is what has been happening in war ravaged territories from Afghanistan to Israel. Last year, the US forces bombed a hospital in Kunduz,.....Read More...
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 22:35
The South Asia Policy and Research Institute (SAPRI), created and chaired by President Chandrika Kumaratunga, successfully completed a project on capacity building for Peaceful Co-existence through Ethnic and Religious Harmony, in the districts of Kalutara, Galle, Ratnapura, Kegalle and Puttalam. It included 27 workshops; most of them full day activities, conducted within a period of three.....Read More...
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 09:38
The Director General of the Geneva based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Dr. Francis Gurry, commended Sri Lanka for its achievements and concrete deliverables under the 10 Point GoSL-WIPO Intellectual Property Action Plan, which could serve as a good model for other countries similarly placed as Sri Lanka. Dr. Gurry made these observations when Secretary of the Ministry of.....Read More...
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 09:24
The Colombo Magistrate had yesterday issued an order barring the leaders and supporters of the Joint Opposition, Chairman and members of the All Ceylon Motor Workers’ Union from entering the Shalika Grounds in Narahenpita for May Day procession, Police Headquarters announced yesterday. Narahenpita Police told the Magistrate that holding the Joint Opposition May Day rally in an unauthorized manner.....Read More...
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 08:41
By Tukoji R.Pandit - Syndicate Features
The Aam Admi Party justifies its name with acts that it thinks endear it to the ‘aam admi’ (common man). That is fine but there is a slight problem. Till it conquers a new territory, the party will remain a Delhi phenomenon and it has to take into account the interests of all. Many residents of the national capital may not pass the Marxist test of defining the ‘common man’ but, nevertheless, they.....Read More...
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 07:56
By Ven.Yatamalagala Sumanasara Thera, - Advisor, Qingliang Vihara, Singapore and Executive Director Help International Foundation, Pattivila
Long years after independence or Sri Lanka enjoying independence for more than six decades, we, as a nation now experience, a new political culture, a unique event taking shape in the political history of the aptly called “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” and the world political history. We, as a nation, are setting precedence for others to follow and experience in their respective lands. It is the.....Read More...
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 07:36
Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Global Report
The United States has unilaterally cleared itself of 'War Crimes' of its aerial gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people October 3 last year saying it occurred because of human errors, process mistakes and equipment failures, and none of the aircrew or U.S. ground troops knew the target was a hospital. "This was an extreme situation" complicated by combat fatigue among.....Read More...
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 06:38
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
Pallekelle rugby grounds, just above the Mahaveli River, looked a lovely green in its gloriously wooded setting. Tabebuia Rosea trees were in glorious bloom on the road side from Kandy .The Knuckles and surrounding hills make this ground about the prettiest of them all. Perfect weather and a firm ground meant a dry ball promising fast and furious play. The setting was perfect for the 60th annual.....Read More...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 12:15
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has strongly objected to the arrest of Nepali journalist and civil society leader Kanak Mani Dixit on corruption charges. He has been arrested on the orders of the country’s anti-corruption body, the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), on 22 April 2016. According to the CIAA’s press release following Dixit’s arrest, he was taken into.....Read More...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 11:49
By -Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
An enviable quality of the Modi government is its capacity to do flip flops without in the least feeling embarrassed—and, of course, never even thinking of accepting that it made a mistake. It is even more enviable that saying sorry is not in its dictionary. Sometimes a U-turn can come within 24 hours. Consider how the government shifted gears in presenting its claim over Koh-i-Noor, said to be.....Read More...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:42
“The yahapalana government is now trying to find the money for their political survival through increased taxes on the very people they deceived in order to win power. This is another cynical trick on the part of a government that won power through, and is sustained by deception. This is why the people should rise up as one against the impending tax increases”, - This was the bottom-line of the.....Read More...
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 08:01
By Manjari Peiris
The outdoor campaign titled – Tears You Apart was launched in New Delhi on Tuesday by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India with technical support from global health experts Vital Strategies to raise awareness of the harms of smokeless tobacco. This outdoor campaign will show images and messages highlighting the harmful effects of smokeless tobacco on the exteriors of 14 trains that.....Read More...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 15:52
Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, Pacific (SOCPAC) Rear Admiral Colin J. Kilrain concluded his four-day visit to both the Maldives and Sri Lanka, from April 20-23. During his visit, RADM Kilrain discussed the future role both the Maldives and Sri Lankan security forces could play in humanitarian assistance, responding to natural disasters, and increased security cooperation.....Read More...
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