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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1013

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British High Commission and German Embassy Commemorate the Christmas Truce
2014 marks 100 years since the Christmas Truce of World War I, when roughly 100,000 British and German troops were involved in an unofficial ceasefire along the Western Front during the Christmas period. The two sides sang carols and exchanged small presents in No Man’s Land; troops from both sides...
06.12.2014 - 08:19
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All afloat at Pettah
Of the many city beautification projects in Colombo, the Floating Market along Bastian Mawatha in Pettah is a novel concept. Those familiar with the precinct that once existed there can appreciate the pleasing transformation complete with promenades, boardwalks and floating decks that complement the...
06.12.2014 - 07:49
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Sri Lanka and Bangladesh sign Agreement to import rice to Sri Lanka
The Contract to purchase 25,000 metric tonnes of coarse rice from Bangladesh on a Government to Government basis was signed by the Governments of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on 03 December 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mr.Nalin Fernando, Chairman of Lanka Sathosa Ltd, Sri Lanka and Mr. Sarwar Khan, Direct...
06.12.2014 - 07:31
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Vigilance sleuths raided minister’s residences, CM not taken into confidence
Two days after Nagaland Governor PB Acharya blasted state politicians for the rampant corruption in the state, a surprise raid was conducted in a cabinet minister’s house here this morning by state vigilance and anti-corruption sleuths. According to sources, the state vigilance sleuths swooped down...
06.12.2014 - 07:21
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Lubricant leader Chevron’s new Lankan plant goes live
Sri Lanka’s largest lubricant player, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC kicked off operations of its new state of the art blending plant at Lindel Industrial Estate, Sapugaskanda in the presence of Colleen Cervantes (President of Chevron Lubricants) on 04 December. Minister of Industry and Commerce Risha...
05.12.2014 - 14:53
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President vests in the people Ambilipitiya Public Fair & other developments.
The new public market in Embilipitiya, in the Sabaragamuwa Province, will benefit consumers, farmers and agro-based cultivation. President Mahinda Rajapaksa said after declaring open the Ambilipitiya Public Fair on the 3rd, that the new public market in Embilipitiya, in the Sabaragamuwa Province, wi...
05.12.2014 - 14:45 By Milinda Rathíyake
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DHL, UNDP Prepare Airport Staff for Disaster Relief Logistics
Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading mail and logistics services group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Ministry of Civil Aviation, kicked off a disaster preparedness initiative ‘Get Airports Ready for Disaster’ (GARD)...
05.12.2014 - 07:02
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Breaking taboos, reaping dividends
Consider these statistics: Globally, 370,000 million children are married every day. By 2020, an additional 142 million girls will be married before their 18th birthday. 6 million adolescent pregnancies occur in South Asia-- 90% of them inside marriage. Further, 34% of all unsafe abortions in the As...
04.12.2014 - 02:40
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Prime Minister Modi stuns Na-gas, others by not touching Naga issue
Never before had I come across any Indian Prime Ministers not referring to the Naga political issue whenever they paid a visit to Nagaland, because for the simple fact that the Naga political issue is as old as India’s Independence, besides the present state of Nagaland was born out of the “16-Point...
04.12.2014 - 02:28 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Sri Lanka welcomes decision of the Council of the European Union to appeal the judgment of the General Court of the European Union
Sri Lanka welcomes the decision of the Council of the European Union to appeal the judgement of the General Court of the European Union of 16 October 2014, which annulled measures taken by the Council to designate the LTTE as a terrorist organization and the freezing of LTTE funds. The action taken...
03.12.2014 - 15:35
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Ajit Doval - National Security Adviser of India visited Sri Lanka
Mr. Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser of India visited Sri Lanka on November 30 -December 2, 2014 at the invitation of Government of Sri Lanka to participate in the annual International Maritime Conference ‘Galle Dialogue’. This was Mr. Ajit Doval’s first visit to Sri Lanka as National Security...
03.12.2014 - 08:09
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President vests in the people 'Laksanda Sevana' Housing Scheme
Making a giant leap forward in the resettlement of underserved communities, the newly constructed ‘Laksanda Sewana’ Housing Scheme situated at Salamulla,Kolonnawa, was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa , day before yesterday ( December 01). During the ceremony, the President handed over t...
03.12.2014 - 07:29 By Milinda Rathnayake
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FIFA President Calls on President Rajapaksa
The President of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Mr. Joseph S. Blatter called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday morning. The President and Mr. Blatter discussed ways in which Sri Lanka can create more enthusiasm for the sport of football among you...
03.12.2014 - 07:10
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Rumors That People Like Most
DIG, State Intelligence unit, Chandra Nimal Wakishta says a situation has arisen that he cannot even go on the road because of it. The reason is a very sinister rumor that has been spread. According to the rumor, the State Intelligence unit has given an estimated percentages of each party may recei...
02.12.2014 - 15:31
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India’s National Security Advisor Calls on President Rajapaksa
India’s National Security Advisor Mr. Ajit Doval paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at the President’s House in Colombo. Mr. Doval, who is in Sri Lanka to attend the Galle Dialog 2014, congratulated Sri Lanka on hosting the conference and for the international recogniti...
02.12.2014 - 15:15
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Church denied claims by an opposition lawmaker that the Pope Francis had cancelled his visit to Sri Lanka
The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka denied claims by an opposition lawmaker that the Pope Francis had cancelled his January 13-15 visit because a presidential election was being held just days earlier. The statement issued by the church referred to a statement allegedly made by chief Opposition whi...
02.12.2014 - 07:55
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Don’t Vote For Traitors - Sajin
Many have betrayed the country in the past. President Ranasinghe Premadasa supplied weapons to the LTTE. Opposition leader Ranil Wikremesinghe’s UNP regime too played into the hands of the LTTE terrorists, because these leaders did not show any concern for public well-being, External Affairs Ministr...
02.12.2014 - 07:35
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Pakistan Awards Fully Funded Scholarships to Sri Lankan Students in the field of Medicine and Dentistry
The Government of Pakistan has awarded fully funded higher education scholarships to six Sri Lankan students, five in the field of Medicine and one in Dentistry. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj Gen ® Qasim Qureshi met the selected students at the High Commission of Pakistan and co...
02.12.2014 - 07:19
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Ancient Irrigation Works Must Be Restored And Not Destroyed
The government has commenced a project to divert the waters of Yan Oya with Chinese aid. The proposed reservoir of this project will not only inundate a large extent of paddy lands which are presently irrigated by ancient irrigation works but will also inundate some of the ancient ruins in this ar...
01.12.2014 - 04:27 By Lt Col (Rtd.) Anil Amarasekera
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Will Burma’s constitutional crisis crack up its reform?
The people of Burma have been wishing for a peaceful and flourishing country since the 1948 independence achievement. But unfortunately, the nation’s independence hero General Aung San was assassinated a year ahead of independence. As a result, civil wars throughout the country occurred in the midst...
01.12.2014 - 04:06 By - Zin Linn
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