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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1587

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AR Rahman always an embodiment of peace, humbleness and charity", - Dr Prakash M Swamy
New York based America Tamil Sangam presented its highest honor -Tamil Ratna Award - on maestro AR Rahman at the United Nations General Assembly Hall on Monday. Rahman gave a sparkling musical performance in aid of Sankara Nethralaya to commemorate the birth centenary of Dr M S Subbulakshmi . Presen...
21.08.2016 - 04:24
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Michael R. Bloomberg - WHO’s Global Ambassador for Non-communicable Disease
The World Health Organization has appointed Michael R. Bloomberg as the WHO Global Ambassador for Non-communicable Disease (NCDs). He is the most qualified and committed person to lead the global fight against non-communicable diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease and diabete...
21.08.2016 - 04:14 By Manjari Peiris
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Family reunion is a celebrated event world over
Family reunions are very important occasions among families all over the world. When children join their parents and grandparents during their college vacations, the occasions are extravagantly celebrated in popular facilities. When the occasion is coupled with a birthday of one of the same family m...
20.08.2016 - 07:59 By SHM
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Anandasangaree pledges to expose the serious misuse of the term TNA by a Political party ignoring the others in the alliance
Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front, Mr. V. V.Anandasangaree has pledged that very soon he will come out with facts that are up to now not taken seriously, more by the Tamil community. He says, "When the truth comes to light no one can save us. The media persons should take up...
20.08.2016 - 07:48
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Frontline voices: To be a transgender living with HIV in India
Armed with a management degree in marketing, Amruta Soni is currently working in Patna as the state programme manager at National Coalition of PLHIV in India (NCPI) for the Vihaan project in Bihar. Today she confidently handles 15 partner NGOs, providing them with technical support on how to impleme...
20.08.2016 - 07:19 By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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Those Days At BangabhavanIn August 1975: Reminiscence (Part II)
The press on August 16 was totally silent about the tragic fate of President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his funeral and whereabouts. Later it was learnt that,"A major and a lieutenant with some soldiers descended on Tungipara in a helicopter on the morning of 16 August, the day after the ki...
15.08.2016 - 05:18 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Gala Musical Evening by A.R.Rahman at the United Nations General Assembly Hall
The 70th Independence Day of India will be celebrated at the United Nations General Assembly on today 15 August, 2016. The highlight of the event will be a musical evening by music maestro A.R. Rahman. A Photo Exhibition will be held to commemorate the birth centenary of India’s carnatic music lege...
15.08.2016 - 04:57
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Economic Cooperation and Resolution of Disputes key for Promising future of South Asia Region: High Commissioner Shakeel Hussain
The High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj Gen (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain said that economic cooperation coupled with peaceful resolution of disputes will pave the way for a promising future for not just the south Asian region but also for the world at large. The High...
15.08.2016 - 04:49
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Upping the ante: PM Modi takes a decisive step over Kashmir Issue
For years, if not decades, India’s response to the incidents involving Kashmir, the restive northernmost region of the country, has been fairly passive, unless they grew into full-blown military conflicts, which, fortunately, used to be short-lived. On Friday, however, Mr Narendra Modi, the Indian...
15.08.2016 - 04:27 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Those Days At BangabhavanIn August 1975: Reminiscence (Part 1)
“This, I believe, is what makes Bangabandhu the central figure of our time. In assessing the state of nation, the prospect the nation has before it; it is relevant to go a little into what may be called the driving force behind the phenomenon that is Bangabandhu. From 25th March 1971 to 10th January...
14.08.2016 - 05:35 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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UNESCO Director-General to Pay First Official Visit to Sri Lanka
From 14 (Tomorrow) to 17 August 2016, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will undertake her first official visit to Sri Lanka, where she will affirm the Organization’s support to the peace and reconciliation process and the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through a se...
13.08.2016 - 08:57
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Reject tobacco industry’s claims about tobacco taxes that increases tobacco smuggling, one of its business strategies
‘The tobacco industry is complicit in illegal trade. Smuggling is one of its business strategies.’ - WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan, once stated at the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health. The tobacco industry claims that "Higher tobacco taxes will increase smuggling. Tax increases on...
13.08.2016 - 07:52 By Manjari Peiris
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Open House by the High Commission of India in Colombo
As an endeavor, the High Commission of India in Colombo has decided to make its services transparent and more accessible to Indian nationals in Sri Lanka. As part of this effort, High Commission of India in Colombo would hold an Open House by the High Commission of India in Colombo on Thursday, Au...
13.08.2016 - 07:42
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Canada PRIMA Bake Masters: Sri Lanka’s future chefs bake-off in baking competition!
The High Commission of Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service in partnership with Prima Ceylon’s Prima Baking Training Centre is delighted to organize the second consecutive year of ‘Canada Prima Bake Masters’. The baking competition with Sri Lanka’s future chefs is aimed at introducing and generating...
13.08.2016 - 07:25
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Pillayan & three others further remanded
The former Eastern Province chief minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan further remanded yesterday till August 24 by Batticaloa Magistrate M. Ganesharaja. The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) arrested Chandrakanthan on October 11 2015, in connection with the assassination of fo...
12.08.2016 - 09:25
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Norwegian Prime Minister to be welcomed today
The Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, will have her official programme on 12 and 13 August 2016. She is already in Sri Lanka on a private visit. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, who is already in Sri Lanka on a private visit, will have an official Programme at the invitation of the Go...
12.08.2016 - 09:03
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Oral cancer attributable to betel chewing with tobacco leaves and areca nuts - Dr. Prasanna Jayasekera
In Sri Lanka of the cancers prevalent among males, a quarter is oral cancer which is attributable to betel chewing with tobacco leaves and areca nuts, says Dr. Prasanna Jayasekera, Consultant in Community Dentistry of the National Cancer Control Program. According to Dr. Jayasekera, while there are...
12.08.2016 - 08:36 By Manjari Peiris
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Korea urged to accept more Sri Lankan workers: Ex-president visits Seoul to celebrate elephant's birth
A former Sri Lankan president has called for the Korean government to issue work permits for more Sri Lankan nationals who wish to work here. "There are people who want to come here and work and are waiting for their visas. I hope they can get their visas quickly," Mahinda Rajapaksa, two-term presid...
11.08.2016 - 08:59
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Myanmar: Can the 21st Century Peace Conference pave way to total reconciliation?
Myanmar also known as Burma will inaugurate long-awaited political talks with ethnic armed groups at the end of this month, as the new civilian government's key leader Aung San Suu Kyi desires, peace as a commencement to rebuild economic life by foreign direct investment for poor nation. Since th...
11.08.2016 - 07:41 By – Zin Linn
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As no public servant appeared to sign bail bond: Daya Master remanded until today
Former LTTE spokesman Velayuthan Dayanidi alias Daya Master was produced before the Vavuniya High Court over a statement made by him was released on bail with a cash bail of Rs. 500,000 with four personal sureties each worth of Rs. 100,000. However, he was ordered to be remanded until today as no p...
11.08.2016 - 06:32
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