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Eli - the weasel - is dead
Eli Wiesel has died. I was never a fan of him in spite of his many successes in life, mostly selling the Holocaust industry. I found him fake and considered him a disingenuous person: a hypocrite of our time. He was in the habit of making things up, in a way that his many subsequent detractors could...
04.07.2016 - 19:21 By Habib Siddiqui
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Lesson In Obsequiousness In Interview Grab
Despite all the claims of its high TRP, there are not many who rate the nightly verbal joust on Times Now high because all you get to hear is shouting and screaming. Perhaps the only reason why the programme enjoys high viewership is that people do like to see the interviewee, if he or she is a big...
04.07.2016 - 09:21 By Atul Cowshis - Syndicate Features
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Nearly 120 killed in overnight Baghdad bombings
Nearly 120 people were killed and 200 wounded in two bombings overnight in Baghdad, most The attack on the shopping area of Karrada is the deadliest since U.S.-backed Iraqi forces last month scored a major victory when it dislodged Islamic State from their stronghold of Falluja, an hour's drive wes...
04.07.2016 - 09:16
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U.S. on Civilian Casualties: Inherent right of self-defense-national interest
"U.S. policy on civilian casualties resulting from U.S. operations involving the use of force in armed conflict or in the exercise of the Nation's inherent right of self-defense is based on our national interest, our values, and our legal obligations", declares President Obama in an Executive Order...
04.07.2016 - 08:44 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Sri Lanka’s first National Coop Policy & Coop Act in the offing
As Sri Lanka’s third economic force reported total value close to $ 3 Bn, it is set to enter the next stage of development with a variety of support measures from the government –including a National Cooperative Act, a Coop policy and the third cooperative university in South Asia set up in Sri Lank...
04.07.2016 - 08:25
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Strategizing Indo-Sri Lanka Symbiosis
"Sri Lanka needs to strategize and place on track an India Policy" is what Prof. Sudharshan Seneviratne, former Sri Lanka High Commissioner to India, onetime Director-General Central Cultural Fund and former Professor of Archaeology at Sri Lanka's premier university Peradeniya advocates . Professor...
04.07.2016 - 08:14 An Asian Tribune Presentation
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Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy - New Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan economist Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy has been named yesterday as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) by President Maithripala Sirisena. The appointment of a respected economist to the post of governor to replace Arjuna Mahendran has avoided a showdown between Presi...
03.07.2016 - 08:52
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Brexit: the harbinger of doom on other global alliances?
When I predicted the likelihood of the Brexit two weeks ago in my weekly column, I didn’t use a crystal ball to catch a glimpse of what was to come; nor did I subject my observations to a relentless political analysis in the hope of coming up with the exact outcome. It was the combination of good,...
03.07.2016 - 08:14 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Why Delhi still wants to keep Nagaland under Disturbed Area Act?
It is so embarrassing to see the declaration of the entire State of Nagaland as “Disturbed” by the Government of India with effect from June 30, 2016, invoking once again the so-called draconian Act, “Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958.” By what yardstick how the Government of India has o...
03.07.2016 - 07:57 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Islam: Ramadan fasting brings change in the mind and life of Muslims!
A month of a serious intense religious-spiritual exercise Holy Ramadan has done marvelous impact on the life of Muslims for over 1400 years, although for many Muslims the fasting from dawn to dusk maybe more a mere routine formality than a serious spiritual exercise to strengthen Islamic faith fo...
03.07.2016 - 07:00 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Kejri Referendum For Delhi
His demand for holding a referendum on statehood for the national capital looks nothing but a part of the never-ending war that the Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has launched against Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. He must be aware that there is absolutely no chance of a refer...
03.07.2016 - 06:47 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
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Another Hindu priest murdered
Bike-riding assailants hack him to death in Jhenidah; SITE Intelligence claims IS took responsibility. The rosaries of Hindu priest Shymananda Das lies amid blood stains on the spot where he was hacked to death early yesterday Azibor Rahman in Jhenidah with Shariful Islam The sixty-two year-old Sh...
03.07.2016 - 06:32
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Breixt and Sri Lanka Exports
Popular topic within the international community during the last few months was on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) campaigned as short ward BREXIT. After having long dialogue on this issue, a Referendum was held on June 23, 2016 in a bid to test the will of th...
02.07.2016 - 23:36 By T.K.Premadasa*
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Conference of the Parties (COP7) to take place in India
by Manjari Peiris India is to host the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) and the first session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP1) The formal title of the meeting is "The seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7)". It will bring together the WHO-FCTC's 180 Partie...
02.07.2016 - 08:40 By Manjari Peiris
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Too Late to Check Swamy?
The ‘maverick’ BJP member of the Rajya Sabha, Subramanian Swamy, is out on a hunting spree. He must perhaps be surprised by the ease with which he claimed the scalp of the RBI governor Raghuram Rajan. It was all over within a short time that he spent on Twitter and a letter to the prime minister. Th...
02.07.2016 - 08:10 By Tushar Charan - Syndicate Features
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Deputy Minister Thewarapperuma hospitalized after a failed attempt to commit suicide
Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma, who attempted to commit suicide at a school in Mathugama, has been hospitalised. The Deputy Minister is currently receiving treatments at the Nagoda hospital. The Deputy Minister who had been protesting opposite the Matugama Zonal Educational Office as ten...
01.07.2016 - 04:10
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ASEAN MPs call on Thai authorities to allow for free expression in advance of constitutional referendum
Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia expressed disappointment at yesterday’s ruling by the Thai Constitutional Court upholding Article 61 of the Constitutional Referendum Act. The clause outlaws the distribution of information intended to influence voters in advance of a referendum on the dra...
01.07.2016 - 03:42
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Why the emphasis on tobacco taxation?
The Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic of the World Health Organization(WHO) shows that raising taxes on tobacco products is one of the most cost-effective measures to reduce consumption of products that increase mortality , while also generating substantial domestic revenue for health and other...
01.07.2016 - 03:35 By Manjari Peiris
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Signals from NSG slugfest
Only one country, China stood at the NSG gate obstructing the entry of India into the 48-member elite nuclear trading group when they met in Seoul. The Chinese stance did not come as a surprise though its recourse to high moral ground with insistence on NPT was neither nor there more so as Beijing w...
01.07.2016 - 03:21 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Pakistan High Commission hosts Iftar Dinner
The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka hosted the grand annual Iftar reception in Colombo recently. The event was attended by the a large number of dignitaries from all segments of society, including Government Minister, parliamentarians, Chief Ministers, Diplomats, Businessmen, academician...
01.07.2016 - 03:11
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