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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1227

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Universal access to services and social protection: A mantra to end TB
So said Dr Mario Raviglione, Director of the World Health Organization (WHO)'s Global Tuberculosis Programme, in an interview given to Citizen News Service (CNS) at the ongoing 5th Asia Pacific Region Conference on Lung Health of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Uni...
02.09.2015 - 08:28 By Shobha Shukla - Citizen News Service - CNS
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Pak- Lanka important partners in enhancing regional economic integration: High Commissioner Shakeel Hussain
The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (R) Syed Shakeel Hussain said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka are important partners not only in promoting bilateral trade and economic interactions but also enhancing regional economic integration through SAARC and SAFTA. High Commissioner Shak...
02.09.2015 - 08:20
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'Take my kidney!' competition!
What we normally see in normal life are disputes and competitions among brothers to inherit parental properties, but we saw in the coastal town of Dhahran, in Saudi Arabia, entirely something different, this was about a fierce competition for donating kidney to their youngest brother. Coincide...
01.09.2015 - 10:51 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Indo-Lankan joint test cricketism for promoting Indian batboys!
India and Sri Lanka have begun their third test in Sri Lanka and SL after winning the toss decided to opt for bowling. In the first half they played well bowling with proper targets but later they did the usual mischief of offering big runs to some players to help India get a “decent” score on boar...
01.09.2015 - 07:41 By Dr. Abdul Ruff (Specialist on Sport fixing)
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TULF objects to appointment of ITAK-TNA to the office of Leader of the Opposition
The Tamil United Liberation Front very strongly objected to the claim of the Ilangai Tamil Arasu Kadchi that the office of the Leader of the Opposition, should be given to the ITAK. V Anandasangaree, Secretary General – Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) pointed out that the ITAK has lost its cred...
31.08.2015 - 23:08
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U.S. Embassy Building 8 Schools in East for $3.3 Million
On Friday, August 28, the U.S. Embassy signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build 8 schools for the different communities throughout the Eastern Province, with Governor Austin Fernando and the support of the Eastern Provincial Council. These schools will be an investment of $3.3 million (nearly 4...
31.08.2015 - 22:52
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Indian Kannada writer and former VC Kalburgi shot dead at home in Karnataka!
Criminal politics of Hindutva forces is slowly raising its ugly head in India, starting now with Karnataka state where the BJP party still enjoys large support base. Already “Ghar wapsi” operations, by which Muslims and Christians are converted to Hinduism in open thereby hitting hard the Indian Co...
31.08.2015 - 09:18 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Empower community to end TB: In them lies the solution!
Recently a TB partners and civil society organizations (CSOs) consultation meet was held in Delhi for ‘Spearheading Civil Society Action Towards a TB Free India’, with a view to align campaign objectives and goals with partners by sharing solutions and discussing way forward on existing gaps or chal...
31.08.2015 - 08:30 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Festival of the August Moon - Esala Perahera
The 2,000 years old Dalada Perahera - marking the end of the annual Esala Perahera, paraded the streets of Kandy, Sri Lanka's last royal citadel for 10 nights, concluding with the August full moon, yesterday, Saturday, August 29th 2015. Held every year in honor of the sacred Tooth Relic of the B...
31.08.2015 - 08:21 By Lakshman Ratnapala
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A 22 days bicycle marathon from London to Geneva to seek justice
A section of the Sri Lankan Tamils living in the United Kingdom are making arrangements for a 22-day bicycle marathon from London to Geneva, to highlight current plight of the Tamil people of the island of Sri Lanka, and to seek justice and solidarity for the Eelam Tamil people. The bicycle mar...
30.08.2015 - 23:08
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JHU awaits Election Commissioner’s approval
The United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) said it was awaiting the Elections Commissioner’s approval to change its name back to the ‘Jathika Hela Urumaya’ (JHU). The party had also requested that diamond symbol of the UGGNF be replaced with the JHU’s Conch symbol. New Ministries In the...
30.08.2015 - 08:03
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Dangers of Playing Cupid to the Unfaithful
As the leaked details of hyperactive men and women are emerging in dribs and drabs, the founder and CEO of Ashley Madison, the online dating site with a ‘difference’, has stepped down from the company, having come under pressure from the stakeholders on many fronts. Ashley Madison, with the motto, ‘...
30.08.2015 - 07:52 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from Colombo…
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Omanthai Military Check Point Closed
The military check point located on the A-9 Road between Omanthai in Vavuniya, the last vestige of military domination over the Tamils by the Sri Lanka Government, has been closed with effect from yesterday (29), officials said. “The checkpoint is now open for free passage,” a senior government...
30.08.2015 - 07:48
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Strict laws to prevent use of Polythene and Asbestos – President
President Maithripala Sirisena says he would enforce strict laws from January 1, 2016 to prevent use of polythene which is a major threat to the environment and the health of the people. He added he would totally ban the production of polythene from January 1, 2018. The President made these remarks...
29.08.2015 - 22:44
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The Die is cast
‘Alea iacta est ‘ or the die is cast meaning, the point of no return as the non-Myanmar ethnic nationalities make a solemn vow not to sign the cease-fire agreement without the inclusiveness of all. During four days of discussions in a safe place of Chiangmai, which ended on August 24, armed groups p...
29.08.2015 - 11:15 By Kanbawza Win
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When will we know the truth?
I know that one day the whole world will come to know the truth, no doubt, until then I am along with everyone else frustrated to know who has been helping Daesh to commit all these atrocities in the Arab lands but now I am more frustrated after reading one of well-known English journalists, Robert...
29.08.2015 - 09:56 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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CWC & EPDP Volunteers To Support The National Government
Ceylon Workers Congress and EPDP have decided to extend their support to the National Government, SLFP acting General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake said. The CWC supported the UPFA during the recent general election and contested under the UPFA ticket in the Nuwara Eliya District. Two of its members...
28.08.2015 - 09:48
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The South African Tamil Federation Congratulates Tamil National Alliance
The South African Tamil Federation ( SATF) has placed on record its congratulations to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leadership, on the resounding election victory in the Eastern and Northern Provinces of Sri Lanka. The SATF in its message said that, “This victory sends a very clear message...
27.08.2015 - 10:23
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Lalin’s Column : More Ministerial Howlers and 3 wise men
This was the first time that the SL public has heard that it was the Rajapakse ’regime’ alone that waged ‘war’ on the terrorists. Successive SL governments, starting with the UNP in 1977, had done it ‘their way’. Rajapakse Regime: This included giving JRJ’s relative and not the Commander of the Arm...
27.08.2015 - 09:57 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Kumar Sangakkara - Perseverance and Personality of Modern Sri Lankan Cricket
It is the reality that retirement of a sportsman from professional sport becomes absolutely obligatory at the appropriate time due to various reasons. Even if there is no age limit or time limit for retirement in sports, poor performance, aging and clandestine schemes may cause to decide on retireme...
26.08.2015 - 23:28 By T.K. Premadasa
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