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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 725

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President of Afghanistan to undertake State visit to Sri Lanka
\ The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai will be undertaking a State visit to Sri Lanka from 5th to 7th March 2014, at the invitation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. It may be noted that this visit which was scheduled to take place last month, had to be postponed due...
05.03.2014 - 08:55
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Parthenium Eradication Campaign By Sri Lanka Army in Jaffna
Sri Lanka Army launched on Tuesday, 4th March, a campaign to eradicate Parthenium - a most harmful and dangerous plant which causes dermatitis and respiratory difficulties, such as asthma to men and women and children , oral diseases and even death to animals - that is vastly spreading in all t...
04.03.2014 - 21:27 By K.T.Rajasdingham
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Ensure Terrorism Never Raise Its Ugly Head Again – President Mahinda
Though terrorism is no more in the shores of Sri Lanka it is important to ensure that it would never raise its ugly head again, declared Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He further pointed out of the necessity of eternal vigilance as it was vital particularly because terrorist organizations...
04.03.2014 - 15:10
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Excavation at Mannar Grave Site Commenced Yesterday
Excavation of skeletal remains at Manthai, Thirukethieswaram located at Mannar commenced yesterday before Ms. Ananthi Kanagaratnam, Mannar Magistrate / District Judge after a lapse of six days . Asian Tribune learnt that yesterday the Judicial Medical officers from Anuradhapura were not present...
04.03.2014 - 10:22
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Explosion Re[ported At Thirumurukandy: Five civilians injured.
Yesterday, (3 March 2014) around 4 p.m. in Thirumurukkandi (Killinochchi District) an explosion was reported at a place where scrap iron is being collected. According Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya: Five civilians (two males aged 52 & 53 and three females aged 25, 26, & 4...
04.03.2014 - 09:47
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Re-setting India - Sri Lanka Relations
The India - Sri Lanka Joint Study Group, set up under a joint initiative of the Manipal Global Education (MaGE) of India and the Pathfinder Foundation of Sri Lanka, has presented its recommendations to the Governments of India and Sri Lanka last year. The Joint Study Group was conceived as a discree...
04.03.2014 - 08:38
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President Mahinda Arrives in Myanmar
President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived yesterday at Myanmar's Nay Pyi Taw International Airport this afternoon to participate in the BIMSTEC Summit. The President was received at the airport by Myanmar's Minister of Labor, Mr. U Aye Mint, Deputy Foreign Ministers Mr. U Tin Oo Lwin and Mr. U Thant K...
04.03.2014 - 08:09
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Myanmar’s Suspension of MSF’s Work in Arakan is Criminal
Medicines Sans Frontieres (MSF), the Nobel Prize-winning charity group also known as Doctors Without Borders, have been asked by the Mynamar government to shut its operation inside Arakan. The group has been operating in Burma (Myanmar) since 1992 under an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the...
04.03.2014 - 07:41 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Navi Pillay’s report based on invalid Darusman report
United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay’s report on Sri Lanka calling for an international probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, is highly politicized and unsubstantiated, said Presidential Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake. “Her findings about the armed conflict in Sri Lanka ar...
04.03.2014 - 07:28
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UNHCR Double Standard And Palestine Factor
While the witches of UNHRC are chanting mantrams with mother Lanka tied to the stake the NGO cannibals are dancing around the fire with the terrorist diaspora vultures hovering over expecting to taste the flesh and blood of united and peaceful motherland belonging to Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims....
04.03.2014 - 07:44 By. Dr. T.Jayasinghe - Fmr Ambassador to Palestine
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President Rajapaksa conveyed condolences on the terrorist attack in Kunming
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of condolences to his Chinese counterpart President Xi Jinping on the terrorist attack against civilians in the South-western city of Kunming, last Saturday in which several people lost their lives and many more injured. The text of the condolence messa...
04.03.2014 - 00:29
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President Leaves for BIMSTEC Summit
BIMSTEC, which stands for Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi–Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, is a regional grouping of seven South and South East Asian countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. It was first established in June 1997 in Bangkok with th...
03.03.2014 - 14:57
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GL Emphasizes Asian Solidarity in Discussions With Myanmar Foreign Minster
The importance of Asian solidarity with regard to a wide range of challenges confronting the region formed the central theme of the bilateral discussions which took place on Sunday at the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw between Professor G. L. Peiris Minister of External Affairs and Mr Wu...
03.03.2014 - 13:47
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Statement on Recent Discovery of Skeletal Remains in Udayarkattu Area
The Military Spokesman yesterday said that an attempt was made by interested parties to hold the government and the Security Forces responsible for skeletal remains that have been found in the Udayarkattu area when in fact this was an area where the LTTE was known to kill civilians who defied its o...
03.03.2014 - 08:07
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Sri Lanka President Leaves For BIMSTEC Summit Today
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave for Myanmar today to attend the third BIMSTEC Summit at which leaders of seven Asian States will meet. The seven-member Grouping will hold its summit on March 4 in Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw. The seven members– India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myan...
03.03.2014 - 07:52
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US Embassy Delivers English Books to Maldivian Students
The United States Embassy, in partnership with the Maldivian Ministry of Education, delivered yesterday 983 books worth nearly $13,000 USD (201,000 Rufiyaa) to the Gnyaviyani Atoll Education Center in Fuvahmulah, Maldives. This donation was made possible with support from American non-governmenta...
03.03.2014 - 06:44
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Korea-Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Club Launched
The Korea-Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Club was launched at the Millennium Hilton Hotel in Seoul on 14th February 2014. The club was created to enhance the cultural and economic relationship between Sri Lanka and South Korea. One of its main goals is to promote tourism, a core area of growth for S...
02.03.2014 - 08:05
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Two Sides of the Ukrainian Coin: jubilation in Crimea and Anger in Kiev
When the familiar combination of sabre-rattling and rhetoric slowly dies down, not only will Russia emerge victorious from the present crisis in Ukraine, but also make its rapid ascent through the military firmament above the Black Sea is beyond any conceivable challenge and just an inevitable polit...
02.03.2014 - 07:56 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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'Sanga is Lanka and Lanka is Sanga'!
Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka’s wicket keeper–batsman completed 12,000 runs (12,422) for Sri Lanka in ODIs during his knock of 67 in the Asia Cup opener against Pakistan in Bangladesh. He is the second batsman to accomplish this feat from Sri Lanka – the first being Sanath Jayasuriya. Sri Lanka came...
02.03.2014 - 07:51 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Minorities in the Indian Sub-continent
Many Indian Hindus often present a very rosy picture about Indian democracy and secularism, while stereotyping its neighbor Bangladesh negatively. They blame Muslims for the partition of India and the communal riots that rock India almost on a regular basis. Let me make some observations here. Fo...
03.03.2014 - 06:49 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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