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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 945

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Sri Lankan PM Chief Guest at Manipal varsity; worships at Tirumala
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Jayaratne, participating as Chief Guest at the 19th convocation of Manipal University in Manipal(Karnataka) on November 8, said that Sri Lanka has the longest historical and bilateral links with India. “Historically and culturally, our two nations...
09.11.2014 - 06:59 From Gopal Ethiraj in Chennai
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Sri Lanka has a unique model to fight piracy in the Indian Ocean
The Sri Lankan delegation which participated at the Counter Piracy Conference stated that Sri Lanka has a unique model placed in the form of public/private partnership model to fight piracy in the Indian Ocean. It further added that Sri Lanka will continue to play a role in anti-piracy operations u...
09.11.2014 - 06:39
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The days of 'fan clubs' and 'hit parade'!
Yes, it was the time we did not have TVs, computers or mobile phones in our country but we had a wonderful time during our youthful days. There was no YouTube to click on to check the latest releases or what is on top of the chart etc. All what we could rely on was our good old ‘Radio Ceylon’ and it...
09.11.2014 - 06:40 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Veteran actor S Ve Shekher honored
Noted Tamil film and stage actor S Ve Shekher was honored in Bay Area for his service to the film and stage by Prof. George L Hart, distinguished professor of Tamil at the University of California, Berkeley. He presented the title "Nataka Ulaga Nayagan" (King of drama) to the veteran actor. The even...
08.11.2014 - 09:22
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Vigneswaran in Chennai
The Northern Province Chief Minister C.V.Vigneswaran Arrived in Chennai yesterday. It is the first foreign visit to Vigneswaran after his appointment as the Chief Minister of the Northern Province in September 2013. Immediately on his arrival, he left the airport without making any comments and...
08.11.2014 - 06:23
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Sri Lanka pledges support for South-South Initiatives
The Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Neomal Perera, participating in expression of solidarity with the Landlocked Developing Countries in South Asia and other regions, at the 2nd UN Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDC) held in Vienna, stressed that as a country committed to the p...
08.11.2014 - 05:01
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Sri Lankan Youth Delegates attend the UN General Assembly, Meets Ban Ki Moon
Ms. Mahishaa Balraj and Mr. Senel Wanniarachchi, Sri Lanka’s Official Youth Delegates to the United Nations for the year 2014, attended the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Selected by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development of Sri Lanka Ms. Balraj and Mr. Wanniarach...
08.11.2014 - 04:48
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Missing Persons Commission Dealt With 172 Complaints At Mullaitivu Sessions
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons interviewed 172complaints during the public sittings it held in Mullaitivu district for the second time. The Commission Wednesday concluded its 4-day public sittings in the district held from Nov 2- 5 at the Maritim...
08.11.2014 - 04:32
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Sri Lanka highlighted at the 12th International Business Networking Event in Latvia
Mr. Ruwan Waidyaratne was addressing the 12th International Business Networking Event on “International Transport and Logistics and Challenging Export Markets” on 17th October 2014 in Riga, Latvia. In his presentation, Mr. Waidyaratne introduced Sri Lanka as the emerging Regional Logistics Hub in As...
07.11.2014 - 21:19
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Int’l O-Fish expert Bassleer at Monday’s first global confab
As Sri Lanka’s YoY 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 expert will lead the two day sessions in Colombo. “We extend a warm welcome to Mr Bassleer, President of Ornamental Fish International....
07.11.2014 - 17:12
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Malaysia: Halt All Sedition Cases Pending Highest Court Decision
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its member Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM), welcomed yesterday’s judgment by the High Court to refer a law professor's challenge of the constitutionality of the Sedition Act 1948 directly to the country’s highest judicial bo...
07.11.2014 - 05:05
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A Christian couple in Pakistan beaten to death over ‘blasphemy’ by angry crowd
A Christian couple in Pakistan have been beaten to death by an angry mob after being accused of desecrating a Koran, according to a police report. Their bodies were burned at the brick kiln where they worked in the town of Kot Radha Kishan in Punjab province. Police identified the victims only as S...
06.11.2014 - 07:55
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Minister Professor Pieris exposes underhand activities of TNA in manipulating evidences against the country
Professor G.L.Peiris explained the arrest of Sinnathamby Krishnarasa, a non-rehabilitated LTTE cadre who was employed by Alva Pulle Vijendrakumar alias Sun Master, a close associate of the TNA, to obtain signatures of those affected by the conflict on blank forms on the assurance that this exercise...
06.11.2014 - 07:36
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British High Commissioner Visits Nuwera Eliya
British High Commissioner John Rankin visited Nuwara Eliya on 5 November 2014 as part of his tour to the hill country. He visited MENCAFEP, a school for children with disabilities founded by Chris Stubbs MBE and his wife, Ranji. MENCAFEP provides a daycare facility and teaching to children of all ag...
06.11.2014 - 07:11
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Sri Lanka condemns suicide bomb attack in Wagah, Pakistan
The Government of Sri Lanka vehemently condemns the heinous suicide terrorist attack at Wagah, Pakistan, on 02nd November 2014 killing at least 60 people and injuring over 100 others. The people of Sri Lanka share the pain and anguish of the people of Pakistan over this wanton act of terror targetin...
06.11.2014 - 07:02
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International trade impacts tobacco control
The tobacco industry has a history of using international trade agreements to force open new markets in low and middle income countries, greatly increasing tobacco use and the consequent death/disease it causes. Tobacco companies are also challenging measures to reduce tobacco use as violations of t...
06.11.2014 - 06:53
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Indian High Commissioner visited in prisons the 5 Indians convicted for drug smuggling
The Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Y.K. Sinha, yesterday visited the five Indian convicts from Tamil Nadu who were sentenced to death by a Colombo court last week for alleged drug trafficking. India has already said that it will appeal against the death penalty handed down to the India...
05.11.2014 - 14:15
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Lahore Blast Sound disappointment of terrorists
Second of November 2014 has brought sadness for families of those patriotic innocent children; women and people who became victims of a foreign sponsored suicidal bomber. They were hit by the terrorist when they were returning from the venue after witnessing the famous Indo-Pak flag-lowering ceremon...
05.11.2014 - 09:39 By Zaheerul Hassan
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American cannot be bluffed by the Burmese Generals
The U.S. has imposed sanctions on Burmese lawmaker and businessman linked to attacks on the country’s democratic opposition. The sanctions, announced just come days before President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Burma, as part of a gathering of regional leaders. The sanctions will require U.S.-...
05.11.2014 - 08:35 By Kanbawza Win
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Pakistan Sends Relief Assistance for Sri Lankan Landslide Victims
The First Cargo flight of relief goods from Pakistan for the land slide victims of Haldummula arrived today at Katunayake airport. The relief goods containing generators, shelters, tents, medicines, etc. were handed over by the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj Gen ® Qasim Qureshi to t...
05.11.2014 - 08:03
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