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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1045

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Salary Increase From February - 2015
The Public Administration, Provincial Councils, Local Government and Democratic Governance Ministry said that the public sector employees will receive a monthly allowance of Rs 5000 from this month, in addition to the allowance of Rs 3,000 which they have already been granted by the previous govern...
14.02.2015 - 07:49
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China's President Xi Jinping to visit Pakistan
China's President Xi Jinping will visit Pakistan this year, China's foreign minister said in Islamabad, in what will be his first trip to the country's western neighbour since taking office in 2013. "This will be President Xi's first visit to Pakistan as head of state, and the first visit by a Chine...
14.02.2015 - 07:34 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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A packed stadium awaiting for the battle royal!
As usual an encounter between the subcontinent rivals attracts more interest than any other World Cup matches. Although the final of the Cricket World Cup is scheduled for 29th March at Melbourne, the encounter between India and Pakistan on Sunday the 15th at Adelaide has attracted more enthusiasm a...
14.02.2015 - 07:25 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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A National Policy to eradicate the drug menace
The Government is planning to establish a National Policy to create a drug-free Sri Lanka. A meeting was held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat today with regard to this policy (12). The programme will be implemented in keeping with the pledge by t...
13.02.2015 - 08:45
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Misleading news with regard to President's website and social media accounts
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday released a statement regarding the misleading news circulating on his social media sites. As of today, the President or Presidential Secretariat has not appointed any individual to operate President Maithripala Sirisena's official website (www.president.gov....
13.02.2015 - 08:33
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Can Saudi Arabia get Russia to deal with Iran or Syria?
Middle East has been embroiled in oil problem as the region with vast energy resources remains the target of world powers. Since energy resources have become vital for the globalizing world and big powers requiring more oil and gas to sustain and cater for the demands of ever growing populations g...
13.02.2015 - 08:24 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Sri Lanka Reconciliation & South Africa: Here's what Mangala needs to know
Sri Lanka's foreign minister Mangala Samaraweera, in Washington 11 February on eve of his dialogue with US secretary of state John Kerry, signaled to the American administration that the new Sirisena-Wickremasinghe regime will seriously focus to bring an accountability mechanism parallel to that of...
13.02.2015 - 08:19 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Political Note
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Namal says Yoshitha did not flee
Namal Rajapaksa MP says that his brother Yositha Rajapaksa has not fled the country but has gone abroad after obtaining due clearance from the Defence Ministry. During the media conference, journalists questioned from MP Namal Rajapaksa about Yoshitha Rajapaksa leaving the country. MP Rajapaksa sai...
12.02.2015 - 10:12
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Rishad & Gamini bulldoze a Lankan supply monopoly grip overnight
In a major development in Sri Lanka’s wholesale market pricing-and thereby the critical Cost of Living-the country suddenly routed a tight grip held on the sole and apex wholesale market entity by a select group of suppliers so that budgetary relief finally reaches the consumer -and a powerful Lanka...
12.02.2015 - 08:25
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Mr. Van der Kolff - the new Managing Director of Lamudi Sri Lanka
Hugh van der Kolff has been appointed the Managing Director of Lamudi Sri Lanka (www.lamudi.lk), the leading online real estate platform. Hugh, who was previously the Business Development Manager for the Myanmar branch of the global real estate brand, has been appointed to head Lamudi Sri Lanka foll...
12.02.2015 - 08:10
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US arms to Ukraine could prompt rapid escalation: IISS
Leaders of France and Germany joined the presidents of Russia and Ukraine in the Belarussian capital Minsk on February 11 for a peace summit as fighting flared anew in eastern Ukraine. Key US allies in Europe are much more cautious about providing arms to Ukraine. US House of Representative members...
12.02.2015 - 07:56 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Noke terms as “illegal & misleading” NPF (S)’s resolutions
President of the NPF (N), Noke Wangnao, has dismissed the resolutions of NPF (S) that their 21 NPF legislators’ voting in favor of the “Confidence Motion” on February 5 in Nagaland Assembly was an acknowledgment to the leadership of NPF under the presidentship of Dr Shurhozelie. Talking to me here...
12.02.2015 - 07:50 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Burma’s Union Day in the International Context
It is high time for the international community, especially the West led by the US and EU to know something about the Union Day of Burma. In other words, how modern Union of Burma came into being with a concordat and how this concord was destroyed, which is the basis of all the insurrections in the...
12.02.2015 - 07:38 By Kanbawza Win
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His Phd in zoology is in vain!
Parliamentary elections due to take place on 14 February have been postponed along with the presidential election in Nigeria. Thousands of people have died under Goodluck Jonathan’s rule as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency over past six years, while more than a million people have been displace...
12.02.2015 - 06:49 By S.H.Moulana - Riyad
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Tissa Attanayake and Sarana Gunawardena released on bail
Former Health Minister Tissa Attanayake was today released on bail with two sureties of Rs.1 million each. Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Ganmage fixed the next hearing for March 11. Mr. Attanayake was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) on February 2 on charges of displaying a forged do...
11.02.2015 - 15:31
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Is Indian politics changing? A few valid reasons for the AAPs miracle in Delhi!
How could AAP, a small, Delhi based new party, take on two most powerful national parties like Congress and BJP, simultaneously and win the poll in Delhi? Social activities by Arvind Kejriwal first under Anna Hazare and then sustained social work by taking up common causes on his own under anti-c...
11.02.2015 - 15:14 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Lung cancer: Difficult to diagnose, difficult to treat, easy to prevent
Just a few days before World Cancer Day this year, an acquaintance of mine succumbed to this dreaded disease within 10 months of diagnosis, and became part of the world statistics of someone dying somewhere of lung cancer every 30 seconds. Of all known cancers, lung cancer has highest annual mortali...
11.02.2015 - 15:04 By Shobha Shukla - Citizen News Service - CNS
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'Declaration of Peace' pledge an important reminder of effort to seek reconciliation
Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said the special 'Declaration of Peace' pledge made at this year’s Independence Day celebration in Sri Lanka was an important reminder of the concerted efforts being made in the country to seek reconciliation...
11.02.2015 - 14:57
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Deworm to not lose gains made on child health and nutrition
Government of India is observing National Deworming Day on 10th February to control infections in children caused by Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH) or intestinal worms, which are among the most common infections worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 241 million children bet...
10.02.2015 - 08:14 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service - CNS
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A committee appointed to commence release of lands in the North back to civilians - Ruwan Wijewardene
The State Minister for Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said in Vavuniya that a committee will be appointed on a directive of the President in order to commence the programme to release lands in the North back to civilians. Wijewardene explained that the lands in the North and East Provinces will be relea...
10.02.2015 - 07:59
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