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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1226

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Racism: Focus on Myanmar’s Islamophobia!
Racism sponsored or promoted by a state, like terrorism of all sorts, remains an ugly embodiment of modern corrupt civilization. Today, in the post Sept-11 hoax setting, Islamophobia and media targeting of Muslims serve the racial cause for brutality in many anti-Muslim nations. All racist states...
18.07.2015 - 08:49 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr Festival tomorrow
Muslims in Sri Lanka will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr Festival tomorrow (18) as the new moon of Shawwal has been sighted, Colombo Grand Mosque announced. Eid al-Fitr bids goodbye to Ramadan -- a month of dawn-to-dusk abstinence from food, drinks and other sensual pleasures. After 30 days the end of Rama...
17.07.2015 - 23:51
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The Elections Commissioner requests to stop telecast of President’s special speech
The Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapiriya has requested both state and privately-owned electronic media to refrain from telecasting President Maithripala Sirisena’s address to the Nation on last Tuesday (July 14). The Commissioner has stated that the speech was being inimical to politica...
17.07.2015 - 15:00
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In the North UPFA Contest All Alone
The United Peoples Freedom Alliance for the first time has come forward to contest in the two Northern Province electorates all alone, without the support of Eelam Peoples Democratic Party in the Jaffna and All Ceylon Makkal Congress in the Vanni – considered all these days as their political bro...
17.07.2015 - 10:21 By K.T.Rajasingham
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In the North UPFA Contest All Alone
The United Peoples Freedom Alliance for the first time has come forward to contest in the two Northern Province electorates all alone, without the support of Eelam Peoples Democratic Party in the Jaffna and All Ceylon Makkal Congress in the Vanni – considered all these days as their political bro...
17.07.2015 - 10:20 By K.T.Rajasingham
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Tomorrow: Mahinda to responds to Maithri’s accusations
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is a Kurunegala District UPFA candidate in the Parliamentary General Election, said the reply to the speech made by President Maithripala Sirisena on 14th, would be given on July 17 in Anuradhapura. He said that he would respond at the inaugural UPFA parli...
16.07.2015 - 09:09
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Congress MLAs joined all-party Govt to have one voice for settlement of Naga issue: Tokheho Yepthomi
The Minister for PHE, Tokheho Yepthomi said the eight Congress MLAs including him in Nagaland had not received any “directive” from the AICC High Command not to join the “TR Zeliang Government” in the State. “We have come to know only from the news appeared in sections of local papers that the Party...
16.07.2015 - 08:44 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Sri Lankan General Election: Politics of Vendetta
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and the common opposition that changed the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime must be thanked for two key things. Firstly the passage of the 19th Amendment, watered down or otherwise, as it restores and strengthens vital arms of our democracy. The judiciary, the polic...
16.07.2015 - 08:37 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Landmark West-Iran nuclear deal!
World peace process could be accelerated only by concerted efforts by international community led by UN in resolving all outstanding conflictual issues as satisfactorily as possible. The USA-Iran standoff over Iran’s legitimate strive for nuclear facility at par with other powers has caused tensions...
16.07.2015 - 08:28
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Ayush Scholarship Scheme
The High Commission of India announces the offer of few scholarship slots for Sri Lankan nationals under the “Ayush Scholarship Scheme” for UG/PG/Ph.D courses under the Delhi Declaration for South East Asian(SEA) countries for the academic year 2015-16. The Government of India selects meritorious Sr...
16.07.2015 - 08:14
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Sivajilingham pits himself against Mahinda at Kurunegala
Northern Provincial Councilor and former parliament member M.K. Sivajilingam is contesting as an independent candidate in Kurunegala electoral district, against the former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Even in 2010 he contested against Mahinda Rajapaksa in the Presidential election. He o...
15.07.2015 - 12:19
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Culture of bandhs, strikes, blockades in Northeast; but sometimes they become instrument of achieving goals
About 20 bandhs and blockades are normally called by several organizations in Assam in a month. Maximum bandhs and blockades are called in Districts of Karbi Anglong, Golaghat and Jorhat bordering Nagaland. Calling bandhs and blockades have become routine affairs in Assam. They will launch agitation...
15.07.2015 - 10:33 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Thailand should free Phuketwan journalists immediately - Minority Rights Group
The Thai authorities should immediately drop all charges against two journalists on trial for reporting on the human trafficking of Burma’s Rohingya people, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) said as court proceedings began on Tuesday. The two journalists, Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian...
15.07.2015 - 08:02
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UPFA will win in 14 districts, whereas UNP alliance only in four - Susil Premajayantha
Susil Premajayantha while questioning the veracity of the 6.2 million votes President Maithripala Srisena got in the last Presidential election declared that UPFA will win comfortably in 14 districts whereas UNP alliance can win only in four districts. But Jaffna, Vanni and Trincomalee districts TNA...
15.07.2015 - 07:46
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Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington Celebrates Iftar
Sri Lanka’s Embassy in Washington DC celebrated the traditional Iftar. on Friday, July 10th. The event was held on Friday, July 10th and attended by a large gathering of guests from the Sri Lankan-American Muslim community, representatives from the State Department and other Sri Lankan community...
14.07.2015 - 10:00
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Kurunegala - Mahinda the lead candidate of UPFA
UPFA Kurunegala nominations list with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the team leader was handed over to the Kurunegala District Secretariat. SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa handed over nominations this morning at the District Secretariat. The former President Mahinda Rajapaksa...
14.07.2015 - 11:28
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Myanmar Monks Plan for a Buddhist Radio Station r
A group of nationalist Buddhist monks in Myanmar plan to set up a radio station to protect and disseminate their religion, despite fears that they will use it as a platform to foment anti-Muslim sentiment. Members of the Committee for the Protection of Nationality and Religion, better known as Ma...
14.07.2015 - 08:42
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'Only 4% of Ceylon Tea brewed locally'-EDB
A whopping 96% of Pure Ceylon Tea production volumes leave Sri Lanka to serve eager global buyers while only 4% of it is brewed locally –and the Lankan tea sector is now called to lead the value addition way on 10 July. "Pure Ceylon Tea exports grew by 5.4% in 2014. Only 50% of tea export revenues c...
13.07.2015 - 09:44
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Islam: Relevance of Eid ul Fitr!
According to the Islamic tradition, there are two festivals observed by Muslims every year - Eid-ul-Fitr just after Ramadan or Ramzan and Eid-ul-Zuha in the month of Hajj. Eid al-Fitr in Arabic meaning “festival or feast of breaking of the fast" is celebrated on the first day of Shaw'waal, on com...
13.07.2015 - 09:30 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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TULF is very much in the election fray
Tamil United Liberation Front led by veteran Politician V.Anandasangaree is filing nominations in Colombo, Jaffna, Vanni, Trincomalee and Batticaloa. Te leader of the party when contacted told Asian Tribune that he will be contesting from Colombo electoral district and from Jaffna Retd. Judge Vick...
13.07.2015 - 09:07
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