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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 946

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“Meet in Sri Lanka” – MICE Tourism Promotion in Dubai
The Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and SriLankan Airlines in coordination with the Sri Lanka Consulate General in Dubai organized a Road Show “Meet in Sri Lanka” on Tuesday, 21st October 2014 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Dubai to promote the country as a Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions...
15.11.2014 - 06:51
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Timing is Everything: A Look at the Executive Presidency
There has been a great deal of discussion in Sri Lanka recently about abolishing the Executive Presidency. When the new constitution was adopted during the presidency of J. R. Jayawardane, it created the Provincial System of governance and the position of the Executive President; both have their in...
14.11.2014 - 08:25 By Ven. Dr. Agamaha Pandita Walpola Piyananda - Chief Sangha Nayaka of America
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High Level Discussions on the Maritime Silk Road
The Pathfinder Foundation (PF), with the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), is organizing a high level Panel Discussion and Roundtable on 21st November, involving political leaders, senior officials, businessmen, academics and the media from Sri Lanka and China. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Develop...
14.11.2014 - 06:52
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Pakistan successfully test fires Shaheen-II (Hatf-VI) Missile
Shaheen-II Missile capable of carrying nuclear, conventional warheads to range of 1500 km. Pakistan today [Thursday, November 13] conducted a successful Training Launch of Intermediate Range Shaheen-II (Hatf-VI) Ballistic Missile. Shaheen-II Missile is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional wa...
14.11.2014 - 06:43
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Zeliang Government sliding back
The general publics in Nagaland had not thought that they would enjoy a better living condition and see better governance when TR Zeliang took over as new chief minister (CM) of the state from Neiphiu Rio, who became the lone Nagaland Member of Parliament, on May 24 this year. There was no jubilatio...
14.11.2014 - 06:35 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Yonkers Cardiologist Convicted of Fraud Sentenced in White Plains Federal Court to Three Years in Prison.
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Rohan Wijetilaka was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Briccetti in White Plains federal court to three years in prison for health care fraud. Wijetilake was sentence on 16th October, has pr...
13.11.2014 - 09:32
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Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya: Obama’s Duty is ASEAN’s Shame
With Barack Obama gracing the halls of Naypyidaw this week, the world has quite rightly been calling loudly for the President of the United States of America to raise concerns regarding the backslide in human rights and democracy in Myanmar, not least of which being the institutionalized persecution...
13.11.2014 - 08:16 By Charles Santiago
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First Leg of Motorcade Taking Procession of Casket of Omniscient Sacred Relics commenced
The religious motorcade taking in procession the casket of Omniscient Sacred Relics up to Sandahiru Stupa commenced its first leg in the auspicious time at the President's House, Colombo this morning. President Mahinda Rajapaksa worshiped the casket of the sacred relics at the shrine room of the Pre...
12.11.2014 - 22:17
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Northern Expressway Work to Commence this 14th
Construction work on the first phase of the proposed expressway to the North is scheduled to commence this week, the Project Minister of Highways, Ports and Shipping Nirmala Kotelawala said. Minister Kothalawala said that the first phase of construction work will commence in Galewela, Galagedara,...
12.11.2014 - 08:42
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Saudi denies it may relax ban on women drivers
Local media in Saudi Arabia have said a story published by the Associated Press news agency stating that the advisory council to Saudi Arabia's king had recommended easing a ban on women driving in the country is a "fabrication". Media quoted Mohammed Abdullah Al-Muhanna, the head of the Shura counc...
12.11.2014 - 08:23
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The Supreme Court conveyed its determination “Yes” or “No” to President contesting for a third time
The Supreme Court conveyed yesterday afternoon to Sri Lanka President its decision by a full Bench of its Judges on the referral by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on whether there was any impediment for him to contest the Presidential election for a third time. The Supreme Court Bench compr...
11.11.2014 - 20:31
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Arab and Western artists’ combination brings success
Desert Rose is a highly popular number in the West as well as in the Arab World. This is a duet by British well-known artist Sting of the former group ‘The Police’, who was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Queen and Cheb Mami of Algeria. Cheb Mami is a rai singer like Cheb Khaled...
11.11.2014 - 06:26 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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India hands over relief goods worth SLR 5 million for the landslide victims
Government of India had made a commitment to provide emergency humanitarian assistance worth SLR 5 million, following the devastating landslide that occurred on October 29, 2014 in Haldummula Division of Badulla district in Uva Province. In pursuance of this, Mr. A. Natarajan, Assistant High Commiss...
11.11.2014 - 06:17
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Latha Walpola – Nightingale of Sri Lanka Becomes Octogenerian
Latha Walpola, the greatest living legend of playback singing for Sinhala silver screen ever created golden voice celebrates her 80th Birthday on 11th November 2014. Greetings of Blessings for a healthy, long life from the fans around the world will enliven this indomitable songstress who has contri...
11.11.2014 - 05:48 By T.K.Premadasa
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High Commissioner Sarrath Kongahage presents Credentials to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa
High Commissioner Sarrath Kongahage presented his Credentials to President Jacob Zuma, as the High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka, at a ceremony held at the Sefako M. Makgatho Presidential guest house in Pretoria, on Thursday, 16th October 2014. While presenting his Cre...
11.11.2014 - 05:18
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Indian fishermen on death row: Advocates, Students, Youth, politicians rally in support.
Even as an appeal is moved in Sri Lankan Supreme Court against death sentence awarded by Colombo High Court to five fishermen from Rameswaram in an alleged drug trafficking case, advocates, student –youth groups, and politician in Tamilnadu have begun to rally in support of the ill-fated fishermen...
10.11.2014 - 20:20 From Malladi Rama Rao in New Delhi
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Historical importance of the TULF
The latest developments in Tamil Politics are causing great anxiety to the people. The TNA and more particularly the ITAK is running at a tangent without knowing where they are taking the Tamil People who are completely in the dark. They are under a spell and their magic formula is gradually losin...
10.11.2014 - 05:47 By V.Anandasangaree - Secretary General - TULF
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Burma: Killing of the press shows stalling of reform process
Freedom of the press is the basic right of citizens of all nations. The right of every citizen to read news is clearly similar to free flow of information including freedom of news production, speech and writing. Particularly in independent societies, freedom of the press means the right to circulat...
10.11.2014 - 05:25 By – Zin Linn
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Top global fishery leaders in town tomorrow for first int’l confab
As Sri Lanka’s ornamental fish (O-fish) exports surged by 41%, the country’s first ever Global O-Fish Confab will go live on 10 Monday -and a globally renowned industry leaders will lead the two day sessions in Colombo. “We extend a warm welcome to Mr Bassleer, President of Ornamental Fish Internat...
10.11.2014 - 05:19
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Unsolved Mystery behind Plummeting Oil Price
Oil prices, consistently indicated both by Brent, the global benchmark and the U.S. benchmark, have been falling for more than six successive weeks, yet no one knows what exactly is causing the mysterious phenomenon that defies the conventional wisdom. As of Friday, Brent crude was trading at $83.3...
09.11.2014 - 11:47 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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