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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1557

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Measuring Development and the life of our friend Billy Gallon.
The United Kingdom stands at No. 16 on the Human Quality Life Index. Norway is No. 1. Sri Lanka, where I come from, ranks 73rd. Having lived in all three countries plus some others I wonder whether it is a true indicator that reasonably measure Development. Countries, Cities, Townships, villages...
01.06.2016 - 08:24 Author - Shani Calyaneratne Karunaratne
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High Impact Resettlement Projects for North and East
The Government has allocated Rs.14 billion for high impact resettlement projects in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to socially upgrade and integrate the war affected families into the mainstream of development. These projects are currently being implemented on a accelerated manner by the Ministr...
31.05.2016 - 22:48
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No End To Turmoil In Nepal
28th May is a significant day in the history of Nepal, as the country was declared a Federal Democratic Republic on this day in 2008, abolishing the 273- year- old Monarchy, and vesting all executive powers in the Prime Minister. The country’s Parliament was reinstated on May 18, 2006 after a popula...
31.05.2016 - 10:17 By RC Saldi - Syndicate Features
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Life Time Achievement Award to Swamy
Rotary International will confer its highest award of Life Time Achievement to Dr Prakash M Swamy, a senior Indian-American journalist and former United Nations Correspondent at a gala investiture to be held in Chennai on June 11. The award will be presented by Dr A Surya Prakash, Chairman of Prasar...
31.05.2016 - 07:21
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Mass massacre that could have been avoided at Mullivaikkal
18th of May will go down in the history of Sri Lanka for several generations to come, as a day of mourning and as a day to remember, the massacre of several thousands of innocent men women and children and a large number of combatants and the injured of the LTTE at Mullivaikkal. This cruel massac...
31.05.2016 - 07:16 By V.Anandasangaree - Secretary General- TULF
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The World No Tobacco Day - Get Ready for Plain Packaging
The World Health Organization states: "Plain packaging is an important demand reduction measure that reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products, restricts use of tobacco packaging as a form of tobacco advertising and promotion, limits misleading packaging and labeling, and increases the effectiv...
31.05.2016 - 06:55 by Manjari Peiris
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President Returns From Japan
President Maithripala Sirisena returned to the island today (May 29) after completing a successful four-day State visit to Japan strengthening the foreign relations and bringing many developmental benefits to the country. The President was warmly received by the Ministers and MPs at the Bandaranaik...
31.05.2016 - 06:16
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Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed condemns boycott by tri- forces
In a letter, Eastern Province Chief Minister Nazeer Ahamed has condemned the decision taken by the tri- forces to boycott events he attended. The CM went on to say the decision made by the forces was political, whose leaders appeared to have joined hands to look at the issue from the limited pe...
30.05.2016 - 06:24
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Army recovers Explosives From A Well In Kilinochchi
Ten claymore mines, 65 hand grenades, and live ammunition had been recovered from a well in Kilinochchi, the Army said yesterday. The explosives were recovered upon a tip-off received by them, Army Spokesperson Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera said. The Spokesperson added that the found explosives are...
30.05.2016 - 06:09
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Donald Trump’s Unstoppable March towards the White House
Having clinched the Republican nomination for the forthcoming presidential election in November, Donald Trump has set his sight firmly on the ultimate political trophy – the White House. With an enviable form of self-belief, Mr Trump is already acting, talking and of course, behaving like the presid...
29.05.2016 - 08:17 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Lalin’s Column: The day the Bradby tradition nearly died and two schools wept
Pallekelle on 14 May 2016 even with leaden skies and tiny rain drops falling, was lovely as ever. The main road from Kandy was lined with parked vehicles for some fair distance from the turn off to the grounds. Owner drivers who came late had no other option. ’Parking’ signs were held up at every no...
29.05.2016 - 07:56 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Ganguly’s pseudo-analysis of Bangladesh
After reading Sumit Ganguly’s article - Bangladesh’s Accommodation of Extremism Spells Danger for Region (YaleGlobal Online) - I could not believe that I was reading an analysis from someone who holds the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomingt...
29.05.2016 - 07:42 By Habib Siddiqui
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Sri Lanka receives the 3rd tranche of Relief Assistance from Pakistan
The Pakistani cargo plane brought the 3rd consignment of relief good containing medicine, raincoats, rain boots, mosquito replants, shelters and tents which were identified by the Sri Lankan authorities as immediate requirements for the flood victims. The Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sr...
28.05.2016 - 22:13
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Rishad calls Rs 100,000 cash grant for each affected family
Not entirely satisfied with the progress of flood relief efforts in the country, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen –who was once a former Minister of Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services -has proposed that each affected family to be given immediate cash assistance too-adding t...
28.05.2016 - 08:13
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India: Mamata Banerjee is CM of West Bengal for second time!
Unlike the neighboring Assam where the ruling Congress party lost to BJP party in the May assembly poll , letting the fanatic Hindutva party to come to power for the fist time in history, West Bengal has retained the government of TMC of Mamata Banerjee. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) swept...
28.05.2016 - 07:59 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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‘Sri Lanka pulse imports rising fast’-Rishad at Global Confab
As Sri Lankan’s hunger for pulses and lentils continues to grow, the country now annually imports pulses exceeding $70 Mn and even at 100Mn-and the bulk of it being the well-known staple ‘red lentils’, revealed Sri Lanka’s Industry and Commerce Minister on 20 May. “Pulses and grains were introdu...
27.05.2016 - 22:21
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Sri Lanka President Arrives in Japan
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived yesterday morning (May 26) in Nagoya in Southern Japan to participate in the G 7 Outreach Summit in Ise-Shima, an exotic island south of Nagoya. The President was received at the airport by Japanese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Governor of Aichi Pr...
27.05.2016 - 08:42
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China's Complicity in Pakistan's Islamist terrorism
Hafeez Saeed needs no introduction to Americans. His name rings bells because his jihadi outfit, Lashkar-e-Toiba, (LeT), had carried out a blitzkrieg of sort on India's happening city, Mumbai, in Nov 2008, and claimed the lives of several Americans, Brits, and Israelis amongst other nationalities. B...
27.05.2016 - 07:33 By James Duglous Crickton
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Minister Senaratne draws attention of the World Health Assembly to the recent floods in Sri Lanka
Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr Rajitha Senaratne on Tuesday (24 May 2016) drew the attention of the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting in Geneva to the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka that affected nearly half a million people and appreciated the expression...
27.05.2016 - 07:23
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Pavithra presents Yoga of dance at Princeton Univ.
Renowned Bharatanatyam dancer Pavithra Srinivasan of Chennai mesmerized the audience at the Whig Hall of Princeton University during a lecture and dance presentation on the Yoga of Dance last week. Acclaimed dancer and educator Pavithra Srinivasan explored the intersections and suggested India's ven...
26.05.2016 - 04:57
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