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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1129

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Is it Sinhala Tamil or Hindu - Buddhist New Year Mr. Kerry?
US Secretary of State John Kerry has offered his greeting for the Sri Lankans who celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year. It has been wrongly stated in the press statement by the Statement as Sinhala and Tamil New year. In fact it is Buddhist Hindu new year and those follows two oldest religions on...
11.04.2015 - 09:55
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Bhutan and Sri Lanka pledged to work closely
Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay paid a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. The two leaders agreed that Sri Lanka and Bhutan have a special relationship as the two countries are bound by common spiritual link of Buddhism. Prime Minist...
11.04.2015 - 09:21
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Yet another unarmed black man hunted down by a white officer!
The video of an unarmed black man being shot eight times by a white police officer, in South Carolina, has gone viral through international media. How would one analyze this in this modern age? The father of the victim says the white policeman shot his son as if he was trying to ‘kill a deer run...
11.04.2015 - 08:58 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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UN Assistant Secretary-General Haoliang Xu calls on Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe
The UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director Mr. Haoliang Xu, Yesterday called on the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickramasinghe . At this meeting Mr. Xu thanked the Premier and the Government for the continued support to the work of the UN Country Team in Sri...
11.04.2015 - 08:47
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Sri Lanka - El Salvador relations further strengthened
Sri Lanka - El Salvador relations have been further strengthened with Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Cuba, Sarath Dissanayake presented his Letter of Credence to President of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén on 20th March 2015. Ambassador Dissanayake was among 5 Envoys Ambassadors from Austria, Finlan...
10.04.2015 - 22:54
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Determination by the Supreme Court on the 19 A Amendments
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa announced in Parliament yesterday that the Supreme Court had determined that two clauses of the Bill titled 19th Amendment to the Constitution " which was presented on March 24, complies with the provisions of article 82 (1) of the constitution and two clauses in the amendm...
10.04.2015 - 09:09
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Iran condemns Saudi genocides in Yemen!
Perhaps self-assuming the role of regional super power, Saudi Arabia has begun attacking rebels in neighboring Yemen, killing even civilians. . Even very presumption that Saudi Arabia is the super power of Mideast is wrong because nuclear Israel is the undisputed super power of both West Asia and...
10.04.2015 - 07:52 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera
UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director Mr. Haoliang Xu held discussions with the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mangala Samaraweera yesterday morning. During discussions Mr. Xu thanked the Government of Sri Lanka for their continued support to the work of th...
10.04.2015 - 07:17
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Hiding under the cloak of 'collateral' damage is unacceptable
War is ravaging Yemen and civilians, including infants, are getting killed. The situation is catastrophic. As we have seen before with the US-led invasion of Iraq, no matter how much the missile-shooter, bomb-droppers and drone-attackers would have you believe about perfection of their war machines,...
10.04.2015 - 02:57 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Errant traders beware, fine up to R100,000’-Rishad
In view of the forthcoming New Year season, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen has instructed the Consumers Affairs Authority (CAA) under him to take all relevant measures so that consumers do not feel any discomfort, as revealed on 08 April-and re-structuring efforts of Lanka Satho...
09.04.2015 - 10:54
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Bank of Ceylon General Manager suspended
Bank of Ceylon Chairman Ronald C. Perera PC, justifies reasons behind placing bank’s General Manager, Mr. D M Gunasekera on suspension (on compulsory leave) , until investigations are completed such that the conduct of investigations is independent and impartial. In a statement released to...
09.04.2015 - 09:11
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Protest against the use of the term Tamil National Alliance aka TNA
V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of the TULF has lodged a strong protest the Commissioner of Elections against the use of the term Tamil National Alliance (TNA). In a protest note sent to the Election Commissioner V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General – TULF has stated, “I wish to lodge my...
09.04.2015 - 07:36
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Leader of the Opposition - Dinesh Gunawardene?
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has apprised the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Susil Premajayantha to have discussions with the party members and decide on who should be appointed as the Opposition Leader. Speaker on Thursday (7) told the Parliament that he needs more time to co...
09.04.2015 - 07:10
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State Funeral With Full Honors to Late Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter
Sri Lanka Government has declared April 12 as a Day of Mourning for the late Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera who had passed away at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore yesterday morning while receiving treatments at the age of 85. Yesterd...
09.04.2015 - 06:50
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The Most Venerable Mahanayake Thera of Asgiriya Chapter passes away in Singapore
Most Ven. Aggamahapanditha Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Rathanapala Mahanayake Thera (Chief Prelate) of the Asgiriya Chapter, has passed away at a private hospital in Singapore. The Most Venerable Thero was admitted to the hospital after falling gravely ill recently. The Mahanayake Thera was receiv...
08.04.2015 - 09:57
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A Political Fiasco?
There is a loud cacophony, a persistent harsh outcry by some Senior Ministers of the UPFA and the debauched henchmen of their ilk, the very same people who screamed that they will institute disciplinary against all those who attended the UPFA meetings in support of Mahinda Rajapksa are clamouring no...
08.04.2015 - 07:53 By Sithy A. Zulkifli
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World Health Day: No substitute to healthy mind
We all aspire to be healthy and at times go to great lengths to ward off sickness. The fight against disease begins early on in life with responsible parents ensuring that their kids are administered all available vaccinations ((although there is a small lobby that is against this important preventi...
08.04.2015 - 07:46 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Modi-Fixation With Smart Cities
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to spend a day in Toulouse during his latest three-nation tour of the West, the talk of the town is that the BJP-led NDA government may finally opt for the French model for its Smart City project. For the uninitiated, Toulouse, about 580km from the French capita...
08.04.2015 - 07:38 By *D R Ahuja - Syndicate Features
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Politics of Correctness: The Legacy of Lee Kuan Yew
Drawing open the curtains to what is the festive month of April in many parts of Asia and the world, on 02 April, one hundred forty two students were slaughtered in Garissa University College in Kenya by al Shabab: an al Qaeda-linked Somali terrorist outfit. A statement issued by al Shabab warned K...
08.04.2015 - 07:23 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
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‘Pakistan our second largest SAARC partner’-Rishad
As a three day official tour of HE the Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena kicked off on 05 April, a member of the delegation, Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen voiced that Pakistan is the second largest trade partner of Sri Lanka after India prior to his departure on 05 April. “Aft...
07.04.2015 - 10:23
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