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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1264

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President Sirisena: A principled man or an Emperor without clothes?
Whatever one’s view is about the letter President Sirisena, as the President of the SLFP, has written to Mahinda Rajapaksa, the contents of the letter are unambiguously political, and it is bound to favour the UNP and the UNFGG combine as well as other political parties opposed to Mahinda Rajapaksa....
14.08.2015 - 10:24 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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No comment yet from Mahinda to the letter yesterday dispatched by President Maithripala Srisena
So far there were no comments forthcoming from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to the hard-hitting letter dispatched by President Maithripala Srisena yesterday afternoon, about the appointment of Prime Minister, where he has reiterated that he will not appoint Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minist...
14.08.2015 - 07:56
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Sri Lanka Goes to the Polls - A Crucial Decision by Each Voter
Sri Lanka will go to the polls on 17 August to elect a new parliament. Whichever party wins at the elections, its impact on the country's future would be unprecedented. Two major alliances are competing with each other for the privilege of running the country. The one led by Ranil Wickremasingha, Th...
13.08.2015 - 10:56 By Mathias Keitel - Tubingen, Germany
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SMS Tug Of War: Susil Kindlepitya Vs Mano Ganesan
Susil Kindelpitya, the candidate contesting in the Colombo electoral district on the “Rising Sun,” symbol of the Tamil United Liberation Front ticket, has faced the wrath of Mano Ganesan, Leader of the Democratic People’s Front, who is also a candidate contesting the Parliamentary election in th...
13.08.2015 - 10:45
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Sri Lanka: Former president Rajapaksa under shadow of a murder case!
Sri Lanka is going to parliamentary elections on August 17 in which ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who had lost presidency to Maithripala Sirisena, is trying his luck to become the next premier, obviously to challenge President Maithripala Sirisena who defeated two time president Rajapaksa in a Jan...
13.08.2015 - 10:12 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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In-depth thinking and political wisdom crucial to solving Naga problem
Almost all the people and even those who have been so closely associated with leaders of the NSCN(IM) for years in working to find solution to the decades old Naga political issue have been caught napping when the Government of India has inked the “Framework Agreement” with the NSCN (IM) on August 3...
13.08.2015 - 09:27 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Tony Blair’s Visit to Sri Lanka reduced to a single column news
The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair has arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) yesterday afternoon. His wife Cherie Booth and two of his children also arrived with him and was expected to travel around the country during their stay. Immediately after their a...
13.08.2015 - 09:22
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‘A new Coastal Unit in East respects their wishes’-Rishad
Minister of Industry and Commerce, ACMC’s leader and Vanni ACMC Group Leader Rishad Bathiudeen has moved his ACMC behind the call for a new Coastal Administrative Unit in East on 09 August. “If voters of Ampara District elect two new ACMC MPs from us and send the traditional Ampara SLMC MPs home, th...
12.08.2015 - 16:05
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Government of India awards contract to establish Centre for Skill Development for Faculty of Agriculture, Kilinochchi
As part of its development partnership with Sri Lanka in the field of higher education, the Government of India is undertaking a project to establish a Centre for Skill Development for the Faculty of Agriculture at the Kilinochchi Campus of the University of Jaffna, at a total cost of SLR 300 millio...
12.08.2015 - 16:05
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Regional Tamil dailies avoided publishing Mannar Diocese statement on Parliamentary Elections
Suddenly Tamil National Alliance has become a red herring in the midst of the Mannar-Vavuniya diocese and they have avoided mentioning the name in their much publicized latest statements issued to their devotees in all 216 catholic churches in the region. On Sunday, after the morning mass,...
12.08.2015 - 00:36 By K.T.Rajasingham
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Loss making 4 State Owned Enterprises are to receive RS.185 Billion to be Self-Financed
The government has come up with a new plan to restructure the loss making State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), to be self-financed without depending on the General treasury and it will be a reality soon said the minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake. At present Sri Lanka has around 245 public Corpora...
11.08.2015 - 22:22
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EU approves 2.4 billion Euros funding for migration crisis!
According to news report, the European Commission on 10 August approved 2.4 billion Euros ($2.6 billion) of aid over six years for countries especially Greece and Italy that have struggled to cope with a surge in numbers of immigrants. EU, already suffering due to retaliatory Russian sanctions, is a...
11.08.2015 - 17:16 By Dr. Abdul ruff
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Mainland media’s roles in Northeast important to change Center’s mindset
Killing of 21 people due to flash flood and landslides in Manipur was not Headline news in National Newspapers, but the death of 1 or 2 people in heavy downpour in India’s major cities or submerging Mumbai City by heavy downpour captured Headlines of all the National Dailies. Killing of 18 Indian so...
11.08.2015 - 10:45 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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No recognition for home talents
Pakistan is blessed with enough of talents in music or sports but sadly these talents are neither recognized nor respected by some of the countrymen. After reading the news report ‘Rahat Fateh supports Adnan Sami’s stay in India’, I thought this issue is something people from my neighboring country...
11.08.2015 - 09:56 By S.H.Moulana – Riyadh
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Meher Baba’s Avataric Period
Author, renowned educationist and former Vice-Chancellor, the writer is the coordinator, Meher Spiritual University, (MSU) headquartered at Meherabad, Ahmednagar, India. Though rare in the world of Avatar Meher Baba lovers, one does come across, at times, the interesting phenomenon of self-proclaim...
11.08.2015 - 09:47 By Prof J S Rathore
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Foreign Debt has fallen to a new record of Rs 43 billion under the new government
Sri Lanka's foreign debt under the new government has decreased while maintaining the foreign reserve at US $ 7.5 billion. Sri Lanka has borrowed only 43 billion rupees in the first half of this year as external debt. The Minister of Finance attributed this lower amount recorded to the efficient m...
10.08.2015 - 16:31
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Bishop Reverend Rayappu Joseph expected to leave for Singapore by end of this week for treatment
Bishop Reverend Rayappu Joseph – 75 years old, presently suffering from paralytic stroke is to be taken to Singapore by the end of this week for surgery and treatment. Vicar General, Rev Fr. Victor Soosai speaking to Asian Tribune said that as Singapore is celebrating its Independence Day- to...
10.08.2015 - 13:17 By K.T.Rajasingham
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Madhu Church – High Mass on 15 August
Madhu Church Festivities begin, after a ceremonial hoisting of the flag on 6th August this year and religious observances. Sermons held in both Sinhala and Tamil and the festival of the High Mass is to be held on 15th of August. It will be presided over by His Excellency Most Reverenced Archbishop P...
10.08.2015 - 11:27
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Sri Lankan General Election: Who do people want as Prime Minister, Mahinda or Ranil?
There are many more quotations on politics and politicians, and the quotations cited here may strike a chord with our politicians and their politics in general. Of course, Sri Lanka is not unique in this regard and our politicians have their fallibilities as much as others in country’s through...
10.08.2015 - 10:49 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Is It A Hobson’s Choice When Voting At The Next General Election?
The general election to be held on 17th of August will decide which political party will rule this country for the next five years. The two main contending political parties are the UPFA and the UNF. It will be one of these two major political entities either with or without forming a coalition with...
10.08.2015 - 09:02 By Lt Col (Retd.) Anil Amarasekera
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