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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1100

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Ouster of Mahinda Rajapaksa; Has Yahapalanaya changed governance in Sri Lanka?
The common opposition to the regime of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, particularly its candidacy to oppose President Rajapaksa at the Presidential election was plotted and planned in utmost secrecy and the coup d’état was carried out with precision. The then SLFP General Secretary and the current Pres...
28.04.2015 - 16:12 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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The impossible trinity: an immutable law of economics
With the end of the 100 days, moves are currently afoot to complete the constitutional amendments and electoral reform. Elections are also on the horizon. The Pathfinder Foundation is of the view that once these important measures are completed, high priority should be attached to the imperatives fo...
28.04.2015 - 10:48
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Chandrika Condoles Over Deaths and Destruction In Nepal
Former Sri Lanka President Madam Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has conveyed her heartfelt condolences to those families of victims of the massive earthquake in Nepal last Saturday. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga in a message sent yesterday to Ram Baran Yadav, President Federal Democra...
28.04.2015 - 10:41
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Still Uncertainity Looms Over The Fate Of 19th Amendment
Uncertainty looms again over passing of the 19th Amendment, as the opposition demanded the government to implement 8 of their proposals in reciprocal to their support. As things remains, the fate of the 19th Amendment still lies in the balance, with more than 30 amendments covering eight broad ar...
28.04.2015 - 08:07
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Mr Prime Minister, your words do not match your actions
In an impromptu debate in the Lok Sabha on the tragic suicide of farmer Gajendra Singh in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed pain and said that farmers cannot be left to fend for themselves. He admitted that the problem afflicting the farmers is old, deep-rooted and wide-spread. While...
27.04.2015 - 13:20 By Dr Rahul Pandey, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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JHU to Support 19th Amendment To The Constitution - Patali Champika Ranawaka
When Parliament commence debating the 19th Amendment to the Constitution today, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) which earlier opposed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution had decided to extend full support for the 19th and 20th Amendments to the Constitution, party General Secretary Patali Champika...
27.04.2015 - 09:00
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A River for Jaffna
In the article on Eppawala phosphate deposit in your paper on Sunday 07 March 2010, the felicitation to Jayantha Dhanapala on his election as President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs for a five year term 2007 – 2012 was mentioned. At a Workshop in his honour in November 2007...
26.04.2015 - 08:43 By Thiru Arumugam Sydney, Australia
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Desecrating and Defiling the National Flag
Let us draw attention to the prognostication visualized and promulgated by the Most Venerable Chief Prelates of the Asgiriya and Malwatta Chapters – The late Most Venerable Aggamahapanditha Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Rathanapala Mahanayake Thero of the Asgiriya Chapter and The Most Venerable Tibbat...
26.04.2015 - 08:31 By Sithy A. Zulkifli
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Letter from America: Partnership with Myanmar – dream or delusion?
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon convened a meeting in the UN headquarters on Myanmar on Friday, April 24, 2015. In his speech to the participants of the Partnership Group for Peace, Development and Democracy in Myanmar, Mr. Ban warned Myanmar that stability in its most sensitive region can’t be achiev...
26.04.2015 - 07:34
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Secretary Kerry to visit Lanka on May 2
United States Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on May 2 on a two-day visit. According to unofficial sources, Kerry is due to tour several other countries in close proximity to Sri Lanka after his trip here. The top US official is expected in the country following an...
26.04.2015 - 07:30
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Kohima steadily slipping into insecurity
Yesterday, another Assam Rifles jawan was shot dead at broad daylight near Red Cross, Kohima by unidentified gunmen. The incident took place at about 1 PM when the jawans were patrolling. The jawan who was shot dead is identified as Rawat. Eyewitnesses told NEPS that three unidentified gunmen were s...
26.04.2015 - 07:19 ]By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Oh no, please don’t tickle me!
This is the response you will hear from a ticklish person once he is tickled! Ticklishness is indeed a mysterious phenomenon and not just for you. To this day no one has adequately answered the question of what causes it. Talking about ticklishness most people mean the kind that makes you laugh. We...
25.04.2015 - 09:37 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Asian and Cuban communities come together to Celebrate Earth Day in Cuba
The Earth Day jointly organized by the Asian Ladies Association in Cuba in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( MINREX ), National Institute of Hydraulic Resources ( INRIH ) and Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples ( ICAP ) was held at the Metropolitan Park in Central Havana...
25.04.2015 - 09:25
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Does law protect our girls from Eve Teasing?
Does law protect our girls from Eve Teasing? If it does, to what extent? this question is being asked by million in Bangladesh, with the recent event in TSC, University of Dhaka, Bangladeshi girl are among most doomed in the world who regularly suffer the social disease known as eve teasing . This...
25.04.2015 - 08:56 By *ATM Haidar Khan
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'Call to Action' launch catalyzes fight against TB
India has made impressive gains in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) but significant challenges still confront us in the path ahead to eliminate TB. The launch of 'Call To Action For A TB Free India' by Sri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in Delhi o...
25.04.2015 - 08:51 Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Pakistan Announces Jinnah Scholarships 2015 for Sri Lankan Youths
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 students f...
25.04.2015 - 08:07
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Consider a Bill of Rights along with amendments 19th and 20th - V. Anandasangaree - Secretary General - TULF
V. Anandasangaree - Secretary General - TULF has called for the adoption of a Bill of Rights along with 19th and 20th amendments to the constitution. He has said, that I am frankly of the opinion that neither the 19th amendment nor the 20th amendment will get passed or even reach the point...
24.04.2015 - 19:17
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Exciting news for all asthma sufferers
An outright cure for asthma could be possible in five years if researchers establish that existing drugs for people with brittle bones can be safely used to treat sufferers’ lungs.
24.04.2015 - 13:39 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Ready to Face Challenges on Behalf of 1.4 million Samudhri Benificiaries
Prison authorities yesterday transferred former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa from Welikada prison hospital to ward 43 of the National hospital. Prison officials said that the former Minister had been moved to the National hospital on the advice of doctors. Sources said that Gampaha...
24.04.2015 - 11:10
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived and left the Bribery Commission within half an hour
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who arrived at the Bribery Commission this morning and left the Commission within half an hour. He was summoned to record a statement over various allegations, including the Avant-Garde Securities and Rakna Araksha Lanka, left the Commission within half...
23.04.2015 - 13:32
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