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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 732

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“Apologise, or pay me $3.8M!”
A Letter of Demand (LoD) seeking $ 3.8 Mn (Rs 500 Mn) in compensation began its journey towards Sri Lanka’s Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation on 25 March as Rishad Bathiudeen (Minister of Industry and Commerce of Sri Lanka) voiced that he has been the target defamatory statements by BBS. “In the a...
26.03.2014 - 07:03
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Ambassador Hangawatte Accredited to Spain: Enhances Trade and Commerce Between the Two Countries
Ambassador of Sri Lanka to France and Portugal and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte presented Open Papers at the Santa Cruz Palace in Madrid on Friday, 14th March 2014 as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Spain. Upon presenting...
26.03.2014 - 06:52
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On Resistance day the Tatmadaw is afraid to face the Truth
There is no such thing as Army Day in Burma until dictator Ne Win invented in 1967 and the Burmese army shamelessly followed it up to this day. It twisted the contemporary history of Burma, as if the Burmese army or rather the Myanmar Tatmadaw had first driven out the British colonial army toget...
25.03.2014 - 11:14 By Kanbawza Win
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Tuberculosis control needs a complete and patient-centric solution
Whether it is mobile phone service or vacation travel, good businesses know that success depends on providing a complete and customer-centric solution. Should patients with tuberculosis not be offered a complete solution that is patient-centred? After all, millions are affected and a large market at...
25.03.2014 - 07:56 Dr Madhukar Pai, Prashant Yadav and Ravi Anupindi, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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"Pakistani to convince UNHRC to pass a resolution to force US drone strikes adhere to international law
"Pakistani leaders hope to convince the United Nations Human Rights Council to pass a resolution that would force US drone strikes to adhere to international law – a request that inspired the US to boycott the talks altogether, according to a new report." The draft of a Pakistani resolution, first r...
25.03.2014 - 07:52
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Expatriate Sri Lankans urge UNHRC not to undermine domestic efforts of reconciliation – A Massive demo at UN, Geneva
A massive demonstration was held on Monday afternoon (24 March) at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) headquarters in Geneva, with the participation of over 5,000 expatriate Sri Lankan community in Europe. This demonstration with unprecedented high participation was organized by the...
25.03.2014 - 07:41
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Malani Fonseka Felicitated at 16th Deauville Asian Film Festival
International award winning actress and Member of Parliament, Ms. Malani Fonseka was honoured with a tribute on the opening night of the 16th Deauville Asian Film Festival for her contribution to theatre and cinema over the last fifty years. She was felicitated for her multifaceted career as an a...
25.03.2014 - 07:19
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How to Boom Real Estate Business?
Business activities irrespective of its nature do play a pivotal role in strengthening the overall economy of any country. Every, government tries to attract the investors to invest their money for earning handsome profit in some safe various business fields. However, tendency of investing reveals...
24.03.2014 - 08:07 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Missing Persons Commission Concludes Public Sittings in the East
The Presidential Commission to investigate cases of alleged disappearances of persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces during the period 1990 – 2009 concluded its first public sitting in the East yesterday (March 22) with 129 people from Chenkallady, Vakarai and Batticaloa making submissions....
24.03.2014 - 07:40
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No Tamil Female Trainees were involved in soldiers beating - Military Spokesman
In a statement, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya, Military Spokesman refutes that ‘No Tamil Female Trainees were involved in soldiers beating, as reported in a news website. Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya pointed out that “The report published by "Sri Lanka Brief" ( http://www.srilankabrief.org/2014...
24.03.2014 - 07:31
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Pakistan’s brotherly and time tested relationship with Sri Lanka is of Choice not Compulsion: Pak Envoy
The High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj Gen (R) Qasim Qureshi said that the brotherly and time tested relationship between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is one of choice, not compulsion, as it is based on trust and mutual respect, and its strength lies in multifaceted e...
24.03.2014 - 07:16
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Indian approach to limb salvage for people with diabetes
The Global Diabetic Foot Conference (DFcon 2014) concluded earlier this week in Los Angeles US. Citizen News Service (CNS) had an opportunity to interact with one of the key faculties and experts on Indian approach to saving the limb for people who are living with diabetes. Dr Ajith Kumar Varma i...
24.03.2014 - 07:09 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Letter from America: The Question of Minorities - 3
Pro-Indian agents, who never accepted the partition of India, claim that some 5.3 million Hindus had left East Pakistan between 1947 and 1971. Not only do they fail to share any credible source for such claims but they are also delinquently silent about the exodus figures of Muslims from India in th...
23.03.2014 - 20:53 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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The Arrival of Google Chromecast in the UK
Google launched its Chromecast, the small streaming device which is almost the size of a standard USB stick, in the UK on Wednesday. With a relatively cheap price tag of £45.00, the gadget has the potential to attract a significant number of users in the coming days, while eclipsing the similar prod...
23.03.2014 - 08:25 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Army Commander ordered investigation on a YouTube video depicting group female recruits harassed
Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya Military Spokesman in a press release revealed that “Upon finding a YouTube video depicting a group female recruits being harassed by some female as well as male instructors, the Commander of the Army had ordered an investigation on 4 March 2014. The press release fur...
23.03.2014 - 08:18
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Today – The Annual Feast of St. Anthony's Church in Palaitheevu
The annual feast of the St. Anthony's Church in Palaitheevu is beeing be held today. Asian Tribune Reporter P.Ramesh reports from Palaithievu that nearly 14,000 devotees are already there in the uninhabited island to participate in the St. Anthony Church annual feast. He further reports that devo...
23.03.2014 - 07:22
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Tribute to Mr. Victor Santiapillai – The First Chairman of EDB
It was deeply saddened to hear the demise of Mr. Victor Santiapillai , the first Chairman of EDB early this month. Nation has lost a great personality who rendered an outstanding performance of duty for development of our Motherland. Mr. Santiapillai was recognized by international business commun...
23.03.2014 - 06:20 By T.K.Premadasa
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UNHRC: Contours for a resolution that matters for Sri Lankans
The Sri Lankan issue that has awakened the interest of a section of the international community and the UNHRC and its Commissioner, specifically the last days of the war against the LTTE although they all slept through 30 years of worst human rights abuses and crimes against humanity committed by th...
22.03.2014 - 07:45 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Regulating sale of anti-tuberculosis drugs hailed
The government of India’s notification which came into effect on 1st March 2014 aims to arrest irrational sale and use of anti-tuberculosis drugs (and other 45 third and fourth generation antibiotics). “The Union Health Ministry has notified amendments to the Drugs and Cosmetic Act, 1940, in which...
22.03.2014 - 07:36 By Rahul Kumar Dwivedi, Citizen News Service – CNS
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Joint Feasibility Study on the Sri Lanka – China Free Trade Agreement finalized
The finalization of the Joint Feasibility Study on the Sri Lanka - China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was announced by Wang Shouwen, Assistant Minister of Commerce of China and Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Secretary Finance and Planning of Sri Lanka during their official meeting in Beijing on 11th March 2014...
22.03.2014 - 07:29
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