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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 915

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21st Century Maritime Silk Road
The two day historical visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping and the First Lady Peng Liyuan who arrived in the island on September 16th ended with a new milestone further strengthening Sri Lanka-China relationship. A number of MOUs were signed between the two nations on development of infrastruc...
16.10.2014 - 12:22 By T.K.Premadasa
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Foreigners’ Visit To North Only With Prior Approval
Defence Ministry Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya yesterday said that foreigners visiting the Northern part of the country should inform the Defence Ministry of such visits as there had been negative intervention on the part of a few foreign nationals visiting the region. Addressing the wee...
16.10.2014 - 08:21
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Minister G.L. Peiris invited to be a panelist at Bali Democracy Forum
Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs was invited to be a panelist at the recently concluded 7th Democracy Forum held in Bali, Indonesia where 52 countries participated. Prof. Peiris drew on the Sri Lankan experience in illustrating the theme for discussion by the Panel, “The dynamics of p...
16.10.2014 - 07:20
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Britain follow Sweden's example
There were hundreds of rockets fired at helpless Gazans by Israel, which took the lives of over two thousand innocent people but the two powerful rockets fired from Sweden and Britain have shaken the Zionist regime in Israel badly. I am referring to both countries’ recognition of Palestinian as...
16.10.2014 - 07:14 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sri Lanka: Consensus and not confrontation should be the basis for changes to the Executive Presidency
Since gaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1948, the introduction of the Executive Presidency was by far the most far reaching governance change introduced in Sri Lanka. This was done through the 1978 constitution which many say was authored by then Prime Minister J R Jayewardene who went...
15.10.2014 - 16:39 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Shylock’s pound of flesh!
Readers must be familiar with Shakespeare’s famous play ‘The Merchant of Venice’ in which Shylock demands a pound of flesh. The demand made by one of the nurses of a well-known private hospital in Kollupitiya – Sri Lanka, reminds me of Shylock’s cruel demand. According to credible information a 13-y...
15.10.2014 - 20:00
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Charlatanism of KNU and Tatmadaw
Contemporary scholars, politicians, statesmen and laymen will be bewildered to find the word Charlatanism between the two antagonistic groups of Burmese army known as Tatmadaw and the current KNU (Karen Nation Union). But their actions and declarations clearly indicate their similarity even though t...
15.10.2014 - 16:52 By Kanbawza Win
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A Private Plea Seeking Rs 100 Crore in Compensation From Dr. Swamy
A private complaint has been lodged against BJP leader Dr.Subramanian Swamy on charges of conspiracy and causing damage to property, holding him responsible for the damage caused to boats of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy. R C Kuppan, a fisherman and resident of Nochikuppam, filed the comp...
14.10.2014 - 22:29
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Nobel Prize: Malala Defeated Taliban Ideology
The World Youngest 17 years old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai and India’s Kailash Satyarthi have won Nobel Prize -2014 for their work promoting children’s rights of education. At this occasion while awarding the prize The Norwegian Nobel Committee stated that a peaceful global development can only com...
14.10.2014 - 08:45 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Minister Peiris calls on President–elect of Indonesia
Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, called on Mr. Joko Widodo, President-elect of Indonesia, who will be inaugurated as Indonesia’s Head of State on 20th October. Minister Peiris conveyed to President-elect Widodo, the warm felicitations and good wishes of President Mahinda Rajapaksa f...
14.10.2014 - 06:35
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Minister Peiris holds talks with South Korean counterpart
Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, held bilateral discussions with Mr. Yun Byung-se, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea on the sidelines of the Democracy Forum in Bali, Indonesia. The talks focused on trade and investment, as well as cooperation on political issues a...
13.10.2014 - 20:06
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Pakistan Housing Project for War Affected Families of Northern Province inaugurated
The ground-breaking ceremony of Pakistan housing project for the rehabilitation of war affected homeless people of the Northern Province was held in Puthukkudiyiruppu village of Mannar Town. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Qasim Qureshi, Minister for Economic Affairs Mr...
13.10.2014 - 18:05
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USAID and Northern Farms Providing Employment and Creating Markets in Vavuniya
Manpreet Anand, Deputy Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), opened a new agricultural processing factory in Marukarampalai, Vavuniya yesterday, October 11. This project was established through a public-private partnership between USAID, the deve...
12.10.2014 - 17:49
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Letter from America: Modi’s US Visit
The Indian Prime Minister was in NY last month to attend the UN General Assembly session. According to published reports he received a raucous reception from some 18,000 American- and Canadian- Indians who had gathered in Madison Square Garden, the famed New York sports arena. It is not difficult to...
12.10.2014 - 17:41 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Pakistan Cricket Board Seeks Sri Lanka’s assistance to revive international cricket
: The newly-appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaheryar Khan has sought Sri Lanka’s help to host international cricket again in the strife-torn country. “Pakistan is following a gradual and step by step approach to open up and revive international cricket in Pakistan. In this regard, P...
12.10.2014 - 07:48
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Humid houses pose health hazards
Indoor air quality concerns more than just the fumes and smoke in the house. Dampness and mold pose health risks too, especially for people living with asthma. Researchers warn that people's living habits and the new energy efficient technology used to revamp old houses might actually give indoor da...
11.10.2014 - 10:24 By Babs Verblackt - Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Pakistan and Sri Lanka Discuss Bilateral and Regional Cricketing Ties
Shaheryar Khan, who has recently taken over as Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board, visited Sri Lanka on the last leg of his tour of South Asian Cricketing nations. The purpose of the trip was to improve coordination and forge friendly ties between the Cricket Boards of the four South Asian cricketin...
11.10.2014 - 08:29
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Hindus Uprooted By Bangladesh Land Administration
One Mr.Nitai Chakraborty S/0 Ganesh Chakraborty of Kanuria Mukshudpur under Gopalganj distric filed case of release his ancestral property from VP(Kh) list under section 14 ( Kha) , but Local land officials including Tahsildar in connivance of political goons are spoiling Sheikh Hasina’s good eff...
11.10.2014 - 07:43 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Official Inauguration of “Knowing Sri Lanka” program in the state of Kerala
“Knowing Sri Lanka” program, an initiative of Honorary Consulate of Sri lanka in Kerala, targeting the student community in the state was officially unveiled in the presence of a large gathering on Wednesday, October 01, 2014 at the SMV High School in the capital city, Trivandrum. The event was grac...
11.10.2014 - 07:31
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United States Supports New Hospital for Akkarayankulam in Kilinochchi District
October 10, 2014: U.S. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Andrew C. Mann is planning to join Dr. P. Sathiyalingan, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Northern Provincial Council, for a personal tour of the Akkaryankulam Divisional Hospital today, October 11. The tour will be guided by hospital Dir...
11.10.2014 - 07:21
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