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Twin blasts rock Peshawar, cop killed 17 injured
A cop has been killed and at least 17 other people injured, mostly law enforcement agencies personnel among them when twin blasts rock Peshawar's Mathra area Wednesday morning. According to the police officials the polio team administering drops to the children in the area was the target of the at...
19.05.2016 - 06:40 By Farzana Shah- Pakistan correspondent
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New twists in Bangladesh heist confirms initial suspicion
Latest forensic investigations into Bangladesh Bank (BB) heist have taken the digital trail to Pakistan and its long-time friend, North Korea, and brought into sharp focus terrorism financing angle. Pakistan’s ISI, Northeast Indian rebel, Paresh Baruah, and the Chinese are the primary suspects in th...
19.05.2016 - 06:33 By James Duglous Crickton
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U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap’s Condoles on the Recent Landslides and Flooding
U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap has extended his Condolence to the Government of Sri Lanka and the families affected by the recent landslides and flooding in various parts of the Island. Given below the full text of U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap’s Condolence message: On behalf of the men and women...
19.05.2016 - 06:24
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Buddhist Sacred Bone Relics from Pakistan to arrive in Sri Lanka on Vesak festival
In order to be part of the most important annual Vesak Buddhist Festival falling on 21st May 2016, the government of Pakistan is providing the most sacred bone relics of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka for exposition throughout Sri Lanka. The exposition is being organized on the request of the Sri Lankan...
19.05.2016 - 06:14
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Is Tamil Nadu heading for hung assembly?
One can’t pointblank say as yet that the people of Tamil Nadu have voted for a hung assembly but the post poll predictions say so, although exit polls gave contradictory views about the poll outcomes. While some exit polls projected AIADMK as the clear winner, some others have given DMK the winner t...
18.05.2016 - 14:22 By Dr. Abdu Ruff
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Pakistan Announces Prestigious Jinnah Scholarships 2016 for Sri Lankan Youth
The High Commission of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka invites applications for award of Jinnah Scholarship from deserving Sri Lankan students pursuing their studies at O’ Levels and A Levels. The Government of Pakistan is awarding Jinnah Scholarships for Sri Lanka O/A level student...
18.05.2016 - 07:47
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Sri Lanka To Chair ‘Abu Dhabi Dialogue’ Among Asian Countries Of Labour Origin And Destination
Sri Lanka has been unanimously elected to be the next Chair-in-Office of the 17 member ‘Abu Dhabi Dialogue’ (ADD) among Asian Countries of Labour Origin and Destination. Senior Officials representing member governments of the ADD at a meeting on 11- 12 May 2016 in Dubai, agreed to Sri Lanka’s pr...
18.05.2016 - 07:37
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Screening for breast and cervical cancer is a public health imperative
Breast and cervical cancers are two major cancers among women. For decades, cervical cancer was the most common cancer in women in India. But now, breast cancer has replaced cervical cancer and become the leading cancer in terms of incidence and number of cancer deaths among women in India. The mo...
18.05.2016 - 07:29 By Akanksha Sethi
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China vying total mineral entry
Boosting Sri Lankan mineral sector outlook, a global industry conglomerate from China mainland announced on May 12 that it is ready to take a lead role in Sri Lanka’s strategic minerals. “We are looking for outright purchase of any mineral sands and graphite production of Sri Lanka” said a determine...
17.05.2016 - 16:54
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Right to Information (RTI) send clear signals of Sri Lanka’s commitment to reform and good governance - Keshap
As the Government proceeds with discussion on the Right to Information, its work will send clear signals of Sri Lanka’s commitment to reform and good governance, U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap says. “You are truly fortunate to serve your citizenry at a historic and golden moment when the vast majority...
17.05.2016 - 09:10
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31 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu are arriving Sri Lanka on 19th
According to the latest arrangement, 31 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees living in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka on 19th May 2016 Under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. They are scheduled to arrive through Mihin Lanka Airlines (MJ 130) at 11.45 a.m from Chennai. Mr. D.M...
17.05.2016 - 08:26
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Indian regional polls 2016: Tamil Nadu records 70% polling, Kerala 74 %
Tamil Nadu and Kerala went to assembly poll today the same day on May 16 for electing new governments for which all necessary arrangements have been made by the election commission, including the security of the voters. Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu and Kerala went on peacefully without crimes and bo...
16.05.2016 - 22:06 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Vaddukoddai Resolution - 40 Years Ago - Never Received a Mandate for Eelam
Saturday, 14 May was the fortieth anniversary of the adoption of the Vaddukoddai Resolution at the 1976- special session of the Tamil United Liberation Front declaring the combined North and East of Sri Lanka as the Tamil Eelam, a separate and independent Nation of the Tamil People. The popular be...
16.05.2016 - 08:08 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Historical Analysis
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Tamil Nadu Goes to Polls today
Amid campaign against misuse of money,t Tamil Nadu’s 5.82 crore voters will get a chance to exercise their franchise today to elect 232 members to the assembly. The Election Commission of India has deferred the polling in two constituencies – in one Thanjavur assembly constituency and in the...
16.05.2016 - 07:14
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Tamil Nadu poll 2016: will People’s Welfare Alliance (PWA) be able win polls for Madras Fort?
Certainly, it is not easy for the new political force People’s Welfare Alliance (PWA) in Tamil Nadu to be able to win the Assembly poll, but if it does win, one can obviously expect good and honest governance in the state after several decades. The campaigning for the assembly elections in Tamil N...
15.05.2016 - 14:27 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Trump’s Triumph and Looming Global Trade Wars
With the suspension of the campaigns by the two remaining rivals, Donald J Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for the forthcoming US presidential election, has set his sight firmly on the ultimate goal – the Oval Office. If Mr Trump is the human equivalent of a hurricane, the trail of destru...
15.05.2016 - 10:50 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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The need for the formation of the Democratic Tamil National Front - Anandasangaree Clarifies
V.Anandasangaree, Secretary General-TULF has explained the need for the recent formation of a Democratic Tamil National Front. His statement was as usual was an attack on the Tamil National Alliance and of their politicking....
15.05.2016 - 08:49
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Thiyagaraja Arasanayagam is the winner of the Gratiaen Prize 2015
Thiyagaraja Arasanayagam was awarded the Gratiaen Prize 2015 for his unpublished manuscript ‘White Lanterns – Wesak 2011,’ for the best creative work in English. The annual prize recognises the best work of creative writing in English by a Sri Lankan resident and comes with Rs. 200,000 in award mon...
15.05.2016 - 08:14
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Myanmar's 'Rohingya' problem
Human rights groups say the Rohingya people are one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in the world. My own research work on endangered people has also shown that they are the most persecuted people in our time. More than a million people in Myanmar from the Muslim minority are currently stateless...
15.05.2016 - 07:56 By Habib Siddiqui
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All of Sri Lanka” sales roaring
Sri Lanka’s only national Gift & Souvenir Boutique has notched increased sales in Q1-and aims for huge Rs 01Bn turnover this year by leveraging the country’s growth in tourism. “I am pleased that Laksala has shown increasing sales growth. I believe Laksala can achieve Rs one Billion in 2016” sa...
14.05.2016 - 21:42
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