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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 724

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Kite Festival 2014: Galle Face, on 23rd March
Flying a kite is a relaxing wonderful past time for many, especially children. Making a kite and flying a kite is not only an art but a science as well. Records indicate that the earliest Kite fliers were Chinese. Kite flying is known to bring about friendship, togetherness, develop aesthetic...
21.03.2014 - 07:49 By Shani Calyaneratne Karunaratne
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Missing Persons Commission Commences Sittings in the East
The Presidential Commission to investigate cases of persons from the Northern and Eastern Provinces who went missing during the period 1990–2009 commenced its first public sittings in the eastern part of the country in the Batticaloa District today (20 March). The public hearings will take place f...
21.03.2014 - 07:35
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BIMSTEC - Sri Lanka’s Next FTA ?
The third BIMSTEC Heads of Government Summit concluded on the 14th of March 2014 in Nay Pyi Taw , Mynamar where very significant decisions were taken in order to accelerate the economic growth and social progress in the sub-region. The theme of this third BIMSTEC Heads of Government Summit wa...
21.03.2014 - 07:52 By T.K.Premadasa
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Myanmar's political dialogue amid doubts?
Myanmar government cannot manage getting hold of its target for end of hostilities in ethnic areas. After President U Thein Sein took office, his government looks like ignoring its own promises – good governance, national reconciliation, poverty alleviation etc. – made during the presidential inaugu...
20.03.2014 - 07:45 By – Zin Linn
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Ambassador of Sri Lanka calls on Minister of Internal Affairs & Communications of Japan
Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Japan, met with Minister of Internal Affairs & Communications of Japan, Yoshitaka Shindo, last Friday, to discuss issues of mutual interest and relevance to both the countries as well as of the scheduled visit of Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella...
20.03.2014 - 07:29
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Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen Mahesan released from detention
Mr Ruki Fernando and Father Praveen Mahesan who had been taken into Police custody and were produced before the Colombo Magistrate Court yesterday (18th March) and released on bail. Both were arrested under Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) in Kilinochchi on 16th March 2014, due to their presen...
19.03.2014 - 17:32
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Sri Lanka participates at ITB 2014 in Berlin
Sri Lanka has been again represented prominently at the ITB Berlin, the world’s leading travel trade show taking place every year in the German capital. More than 174,000 visitors, among them 114,000 trade visitors, and 11,000 represented companies including tour operators, booking engines, destin...
19.03.2014 - 06:53
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“Ambassador’s Cup ”Tournament promotes Cricket in Cuba
A six a side cricket tournament for the “Ambassador’s Cup “ organized by the Sri Lankan Embassy was held recently in Havana, with the participation of 6 teams, comprising Sri Lankan and Cuban students, as well as well-wishers who played in the matches with great enthusiasm and sportsmanship. The t...
19.03.2014 - 06:42
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China to support Sri Lanka at Geneva vote
China will support Sri Lanka at the crucial vote on the resolution to be moved by the United States against Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva at the end of this month, Chinese Deputy Ambassador in Colombo Ren Faqiang said. China considers that winning peace after ending the war i...
19.03.2014 - 06:32
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Clarification on the arrest and detention of Ms. Balendran Jeyakumari
As an act of clarification on the arrest and detention of Ms. Balendran Jeyakumari , Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva circulated a statement, for the information of the Permanent Missions attached to the UN in Geneva. Sri Lanka yesterday informed the UNHRC...
19.03.2014 - 06:20
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Birth anniversary of L.H. Mettananda: The ‘fanatic’ who was a visionary
If we are to paraphrase the words of veteran journalist D.B. Dhanapala the word ‘fanatic’ is the cheap epithet which sums up the invaluable contributions of anyone who spearheads a revolution without reward, engages in battle without booty and experiences no fulfillment despite enthusiasm. March 1...
18.03.2014 - 22:29 By Janaka Perera
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America took nearly one year to free Japanese-Americans after the WW II : Irrefutable facts about Internee Camps in U.S.
The administration of any country trying to throw stones at others should look at skeletons in its own cupboards before speaking out. The United States of America, perhaps, with its three century old record, is the last country that could open its mouths about human rights or humanitarian considerat...
18.03.2014 - 15:14 By Bandu de Silva
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US Government Concerned Over Detention of Two Human Rights Activists in Lanka
Immediately after the arrest of Ruki Fernando and Fr Praveen Mahesan, prominent activists of the National Peace Council (NPC), US Government has expressed its concern over their arrests. In a statement released yesterday, it said, “The United States Government is concerned about the arrests and dete...
18.03.2014 - 07:59
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National Peace Council Tiger Links Bared
Ruki Fernando and Fr Praveen Mahesan, prominent activists of the National Peace Council (NPC), were taken into custody in Kilinochchi by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID), Military spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasekera yesterday said. “They were taken into custody for questioning under the...
18.03.2014 - 07:52
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Suspected assailants of Amalraj, the victim at the school cricket match remanded till 25th March
Mallakam Magistratre ordered all the four suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Tharshan Jeyaratnam Amalraj (23yrs) to be remanded till 25th of this month. Last Saturday, 15th March Tharshan Jeyaratnam Amalraj was murdered at Vaddukoddai while watching the 26th annual Rajan Kadi...
18.03.2014 - 07:43
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UNHRC Resolution against Sri Lanka: International community must separate the woods from the trees
A majority of Sri Lankans are against the UNHRC resolution moved by the USA for one fundamental reason. It is because they consider the resolution an attack on their political leadership and their much valued Armed forces and the Police that defeated 30 years of LTTE terrorism inflicted on all of S...
17.03.2014 - 21:28 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Air Chief Marshall Harsha Abeywickrema assumes duties as the Bank of Ceylon’s New Chairman
Air Chief Marshall Harsha Abeywickrema RWP, RSP, VSP, USP assumes duties as the BOC’s new chairman from today. The former Sri Lankan Air Force Commander, Air Chief Marshal Abeywickrema, joined the SLAF in 1980 as an Officer Cadet and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in 1982. He has earned a M...
17.03.2014 - 15:33
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Emerging Russia-China axis augurs well for many nations
A new dynamic emerged recently as Russia and China vetoed moves by the West to bring sanctions against Syria and Zimbabwe at the UN. Obviously, the interests of Russia and China have converged as never before. This augurs well for smaller nations like Sri Lanka striving to keep the wolf away f...
17.03.2014 - 07:56 By Philip Fernando
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Pi Day – 3 / 14
On Friday, enthusiasts of mathematics worldwide celebrated the most famous mathematical symbol – constant – of all time, Pi, π the Greek letter that represents a sequence of never-ending numbers, starting from 3.14159… Although, the crisis in Ukraine and the fate of MH 370, the missing aeroplane...
16.03.2014 - 14:55 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Two-day annual feast of St. Anthony's Church in Kachchativu commenced yesterday
The annual two-day Kachchativu Feast commenced yesterday - Saturday 15 March and up to yesterday night nearly 5500 pilgrims both from India and locally participated and more expected today to participate in the festival. All the necessary basic facilities to the pilgrims were provided by the...
16.03.2014 - 14:44
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