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The fight is on the rock, but one must not forget the Earth
The government totally refuted the request from the Northern Provincial Council to release 100 hardcore LTTE terrorists . When the LTTE was governing the North by 'Iron and Blood’, due to the fear, the Tamil National Alliance kept away. But once the LTTE was wiped out, the TNA acted as if they were...
21.11.2014 - 15:35
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Sri Lanka and Belarus Explore Stronger Cooperation in Fisheries Sector
A high-level parliamentary delegation from the National Assembly of Belarus, led by the Chairman of the House of Representatives Mr. Vladimir Andreichenko, called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa this evening at Temple Trees. The discussion focused considerably on trade relations, including the expans...
21.11.2014 - 09:06
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Sri Lanka and Thailand launch diamond jubilee celebrations of diplomatic relations
The celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and Thailand is being launched today, (20 November 2014). The two countries established formal diplomatic relations on 20 November 1955. Sri Lanka and Thailand have a long history of close religiou...
21.11.2014 - 05:06
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Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association hold 48th Annual General Meeting
The 65 year old Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association held its 48th AGM recently at 'Padang', Malay Club Premises. The meeting was chaired by the President Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association Ifthikhar Aziz. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka HE Maj. Gen.(R) Qasim Qureshi grace...
21.11.2014 - 05:00
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Ambassador Raja Edirisuriya presents credentials in Suriname
Ambassador Raja A. Edirisuriya, presented his letters of credence on the 12th of November 2014, as the non-resident Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the President of Suriname, Desire Delano Bouterse. Following the presentation of the credentials, President Bouterse met with Ambassador Edirisuriya, during...
21.11.2014 - 04:32
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U.S. personal freedom ranking slips drastically
Americans' assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined in recent times, especially since the advent of Obama's rule in 2009, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure. The research sho...
20.11.2014 - 10:23 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US Bureau Presentation
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Gateways – 21st Century Maritime Silk Road
A seminar on 21st Century Maritime Silk Road organized by the Lakshman Kadiragamar Institute of International Relation and Strategic Studies was held on 7th November 2014 at its Auditorium with the participation of distinguished gathering. It was a seminar of large opportunity for scholars, dipl...
20.11.2014 - 10:13
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President to issue proclamation for election tonight
Today, President Mahinda Rajapaksa completes 4years of his second term and it is widely expected that the next Presidential election is to be officially announced today midnight. Asian Tribune reliably learnt President held a special cabinet meeting today discussed about holding the Presidential...
21.11.2014 - 10:37 By K.T.Rajasingham
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Sri Lanka's impressive socio-economic achievements placed before UN Summit
While Sri Lanka being recognized by the United Nations at its 'Development Goals' summit in Zhongzhou, China on November 15 for its “significant progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and exceeding the target of halving poverty well before 2015 and its continuing progres...
19.11.2014 - 17:59 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US Bureau Report
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Beijing to Bangkok: 20 years journey of triumphs and defeats
There are political, economic and cultural constructs that have marred the realisation of the promises made 20 years ago in Beijing around gender justice. The tall tree of injustice and oppression that shades gender justice and equality, has thick foliage and deep roots according to Kamala Chandraki...
18.11.2014 - 06:47 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Houses for 2789 families to mark President's B'day
A total of 2,789 families living in under-served settlements in Colombo will be vested with standard public housing units in flats to mark President Mahinda Rajapaksa's birthday on November 18. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is due to declare open four multi-unit high-rise residential housing complexe...
18.11.2014 - 06:37 By Milinda Rathnayake
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Minister Peiris voices concerns of GOSL over OHCHR Investigation
The Minister of External Affairs, Prof. G.L. Peiris met the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, Mr. Subinay Nandy today (17 November) and conveyed to him, the Government’s extreme discontent regarding the unprofessional manner in which the investigation on Sri Lanka is being conducted by the...
18.11.2014 - 06:28
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Ambassador Karunatilaka Amunugama meets Hon. Consuls of Sri Lanka for Germany
Ambassador Amunugama met the six Hon. Consuls of Sri Lanka for Germany at his official residence to discuss plans to be adapted for future coordination. While thanking the Hon. Consuls for their long period of service for the promotion of Sri Lanka in the different regions of Germany, the Ambassado...
18.11.2014 - 06:14
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Sri Lanka designated to chair 2015 UN meeting on the conventional weapons
Sri Lanka has been designated by acclamation to Chair the 2015. Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva, succeeds Ambassador Remigiusz A. Henczel, the P...
18.11.2014 - 06:05
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It’s a ‘face saver’ and a ‘whitewash’ too!
The final ODI between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday ended in a victory for India thus a ’whitewash’ but Angelo Mathew’s team was in no way disgraced for the gallant innings the Lankan captain played. Incidentally, his maiden century in the ODI came after approaching so close to achieving this landma...
18.11.2014 - 05:51 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Long road to justice: Human rights of female migrant workers
In her opening address at the Asia Pacific Civil Society Forum on Beijing+20, being held in Bangkok, Kate Lappin, Regional Coordinator, Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) mentioned that, "Migration into exploitative work is continually on the rise, living wages and decent work...
18.11.2014 - 05:47 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Blessing President Mahinda Rajapaksa On His Birthday- Holy Mass In Bethlehem
All arrangements have been made to hold a Holy Mass to bless H.E.President Mahinda Rajapaksa in connection with his 69th birth day falling on 18th November 2014.This year there is greater significance attached to this event in view of the impending visit of Most Rev. Pope Francis to Sri Lanka on...
18.11.2014 - 05:54 By - Dr. T. Jayasinghe, Fmr.Ambassador to Palestine
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Tale of Comet Chasing: How European scientists made space History
The scientists at the ESA – European Space Agency – made space history on Wednesday, when they at last managed to land the comet probe, Philae, on Comet 67P, an icy relic from the Big Bang, after chasing the former for almost a decade, since it left the Earth in 2004. In terms of the vast distance c...
16.11.2014 - 07:58 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Dhaka Declaration Of The Dhaka- New Delhi High Commissioners’ Summit
The diplomats from Bangladesh and India today, 15th November 2014, called the governments for deepening and widening economic engagement and intensifying security cooperation for mutual benefit of peoples of the two countries. The call was made by over a dozen of former high commissioners, who previ...
16.11.2014 - 07:20 From R N Trivedi, diplomatic correspondence in Dhaka
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East Asia Summit adopts unprecedented regional malaria goal
Leaders of the 18 East Asia Summit countries have committed to an ambitious goal of eliminating malaria from the entire Asia Pacific region in the next 15 years. The bold move shows strong leadership on health security and responds head-on to concerns about growing resistance to the drug artemisinin...
16.11.2014 - 07:10 Citizen News Service – CNS
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