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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 727

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Letter from America: Untangling Myth of Emperor Aurangzeb’s Reign
In a polarized world that we live in (which is, sadly, getting ever more polarized now by every minute and hour), we have often assumed that what is good for “our” people had to be bad for the “other” people. A glaring example is the personality of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, who ruled India for 50 ye...
20.04.2014 - 07:46 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Way-out of Eliminating Balochistan Militancy
Strategically vital, rich in natural resources, land of courageous and traditional inhabitants, “Balochistan” is an indispensable component of Pakistan. Baloch masses and leaders out rightly supported 1940 resolution, played pivotal and active role in creation of Pakistan. The resolution demanded th...
20.04.2014 - 07:39 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Sri Lanka participates in Malaysia International Tea & Coffee Expo 2014 (MITCE 2014)
The High Commission of Sri Lanka participated in the inaugural Malaysia International Tea & Coffee Expo 2014 (MITCE 2014) which was held in Kuala Lumpur from 27 to 31 March. The Fair was a unique tea and coffee promotional event in Malaysia, co- organised by the Tea Trade Association of Malaysia...
20.04.2014 - 07:33
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Call to stop water privatization and strengthen public water systems
On the heels of the World Bank's 2014 spring meetings, an international coalition of water rights groups from India and the United States issued a stern call for the institution to end its destructive promotion of water privatization under the guise of development. After a week of meetings, includin...
20.04.2014 - 07:29 By Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Millions of dead fish found floating and lying in Thondamanaru lagoon area
Shoal of fish, may be a couple of million – our reporter lost count of it, were seen dead floating and lying in the shores of Thondamanaru and around the Barrage area located in the Valvetiturai Kankesanthurai Road. Mysteriously all those dead fishes found in Thondamanaru Lagoon area were almost...
19.04.2014 - 09:51
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Sri Lanka Reacts to Canada’s Decision to suspend Commonwealth funds
Sri Lanka's Ministry of External Affairs said that Canada's decision to use the voluntary funds to the Commonwealth as a political tool based on dictates of electoral compulsions was regrettable. Responding to the Canada's announcement that it will suspend the $10 million annual voluntary contrib...
19.04.2014 - 07:45
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The Ministry of Defence & Urban Development Denies Displacement Muslim Families Due to Naval Deployment
The Ministry of Defence & Urban Development and the Sri Lanka Navy refute in strongest terms the allegation published in the news media that the Muslim families who have encroached the sanctuary of Willpattu National Park were the families displaced due to naval deployments in the area. Brigadi...
19.04.2014 - 07:33
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A Job Bank and personnel Search for 1300 jobs in Government Service
: A job bank and personnel search was conducted yesterday at Nelliady, Karaveddy by the Civil Defence Services and nearly 3500 applicants gathered to apply for available 1300 vacancies. Brigadier Keerthi Rajapaksa of the Jaffna Security Force presided over the personnel search event conducted at...
18.04.2014 - 10:44
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Swamy vs Vadra (husband of Priyanka)
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking a CBI investigation into the declassification of Keventer Dairy Ltd. land near Rashtrapati Bhavan for building apartments, allegedly benefiting the real estate company DLF. He has appended documents whi...
18.04.2014 - 07:34
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President offers condolences to South Korean counterpart on ferry tragedy
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of condolence to South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the passenger ferry accident that took place off the southern resort island of Jeju yesterday. In his message, President Rajapaksa, while conveying the heartfelt and profound condolences of the Go...
18.04.2014 - 07:28
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Lalin’s Column: The General Udugama I knew
Everyone in the Ceylon Army knew the tough and rugged, formidable, straight and fierce Maj Gen Richard Udugama MBE long before he became its Commander in 1964. Malcontents and shirkers feared him. He had during WW2 served with the later famous XIV British army in Burma on secondment from the Ceylon...
19.04.2014 - 07:12 By Major General (Retd) Lalin Fernando
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa addresses 'Putrajaya Forum 2014' in Malaysia
Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa attended the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference currently underway in Malaysia. The DSA is one of the top five defence shows in the world. Attending the Putrajaya Forum 2014, which is being held as a part of the DSA fro...
17.04.2014 - 19:21
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Kamalendran and other two murder suspects further remanded until 30th April
Today, Selvanayakam Lenin Kumar Kayts Magistrate further remanded until 30th April, Kandasamy Kamalendran, the former Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council. Kandasamy Kamalendran was considered as one of the three suspects in the murder of the former Delft Pradeshiya...
17.04.2014 - 19:12
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Former Maldivian President Gayoom in Sri Lanka
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom of Maldives and Mrs. Nasreena Gayoom were welcomed on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport by Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, on Wednesday, 16th April 2014. Former President Gayoom will be the Guest of Honour at the Commonwealth...
17.04.2014 - 18:46
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President & Family Members Celebrate New Year At Tangalle
Pesident Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa along with their sons MP Namal Rajapaksa, Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa and Rohitha Rajapaksa and other relatives observed Sinhala and Tamil New Year traditions at their ancestral home, Carlton House in Tangalle. All rituals such as lig...
16.04.2014 - 07:58
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Sinhala and Tamil New Year Celebrations in Tokyo
The Embassy of Sri Lanka together with the Sri Lankan Associations and Sri Lankan Community living in Japan organized the Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival on Sunday 13th April in Tokyo. A large gathering of over 5000 Sri Lankan and Japanese community members from all parts of Japan participate...
16.04.2014 - 07:25
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UN Youth Advisory Panel Launched : 15 young Sri Lankans to engage with the United Nations
The United Nations Youth Advisory Panel (UNYAP), officially launched on 7 April, is part of the wider UN-wide Action Plan on Youth to establish direct linkages between youth and the UN Country Team (UNCT). It was followed by a three-day orientation programme in Colombo. UNYAP brings together a gr...
15.04.2014 - 20:46
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Call to stop water privatization and strengthen public water systems
On the heels of the World Bank's 2014 spring meetings, an international coalition of water rights groups from India and the United States issued a stern call for the institution to end its destructive promotion of water privatization under the guise of development. After a week of meetings, includin...
15.04.2014 - 20:36 By Citizen News Service (CNS)
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New Year - ‘Jaya Varudam,’ not that conducive to Sri Lanka
Generally the political situation in the country will not be conducive. Instability and dissension might exist. ‘Thiruganita’ Panchangam when describing about the dawn of the new year – Jaya Varudam, predicts that peace would be put to test throughout this new year. In the prediction regarding the...
15.04.2014 - 14:01
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Kanthapuranam Reading and recitation at Maviddapuram Kandasamy Temple
Kanthapuranam Reading and recitation comments at Maviddapuram Kandasamy Temple on 14th April- New Year day. Maharajasri D.S.Ratnasabapathy Kurukkal, High Priest of of temple inaugurated the Reading and Recital ceremony. K.T.Rajasingham, Chief Editor of Asian Tribune and the Advisor of Maviddap...
15.04.2014 - 09:39
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