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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1227

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Sri Lanka condemns attack on Afghan Parliament
President Maithripala Sirisena condemned the terrorist attack on Afghanistan Parliament. Describing it as a heinous act of terrorism, he said reiterated the collective need to defeat terrorism and other threats to democracy. Full statement issued by the President is as follows: “I condemn the attack...
23.06.2015 - 14:38
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China bans fasting during Holy Ramadan, again!
China’s policy towards Islam and Muslims has been much worse than that of its military ally Russia which somewhat tolerates Islamic practices especially in Muslim nations within the federation. But Chinese government perhaps fears and therefore hates Islam and also targets its own Muslim population,...
23.06.2015 - 14:40 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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North Korea: CSW Welcomes New Human Rights Office In Seoul
: Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomes the establishment of a new UN Human Rights Office in Seoul, South Korea, which will focus on the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The office fulfils one of the recommendations of the ground-breaking February 2...
23.06.2015 - 07:33
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Sri Lanka Navy arrested 26 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
The Sri Lanka Navy arrested 26 Indian fishermen for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters in Northern Point Pedro last night. Navy Spokesman Commander Indika Silva said along with the fishermen, three fishing vessels had also been confiscated. “The fishermen and their trawlers were brought to Kan...
22.06.2015 - 06:35
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Parliamentarians on 'world we want beyond 2015': Sexual and reproductive health and rights in focus
The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs are a new, universal set of 17 proposed goals, with 169 targets that 193 countries (who are members of the UN) will be expected to use to frame their post-2015 development agendas and policies over the next 15 years, once the MDGs expire at the end of this y...
22.06.2015 - 05:55 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Chinese Dog Meat Festival 2015 - Canceled
In the whirlwind of growth that is modern China, the loss of ancient traditions often provokes dismay and outrage. But people across the country cheered recently when officials in eastern China said they were doing away with a 600-year-old local custom: the slaughter of thousands of dogs to be eaten...
21.06.2015 - 16:45
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Letter from America: China Violates Religious Rights of Uyghurs
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has begun last week. Because of its religious significance, hundreds of millions of Muslims throughout the world are expected to fast from dawn to dusk. In total disregard to the religious rights of its Muslim minorities, the Chinese government has, once again, banne...
21.06.2015 - 12:03 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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US Presidency 2016: Common Americans to be Hillary Clinton’s key weapon?
As American politicians are busy charting their strategies to face the 2016 election to presidency, the ruling Democratic Party in USA is eager to retain power after the poll under the tested corporatist and Zionist lobbyist Hillary Clinton, while the Republicans apparently are not sure about anyth...
21.06.2015 - 08:13 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Is it ‘hate killing’ or ‘terrorism’?
This is with reference to the news report ‘Racism is back in US,’ but I declined to think that every American is a racist and if so they wouldn’t have elected and re-elected a black American as President of America. The reason for these types of frequent tragedies is the liberal gun law and the fre...
21.06.2015 - 07:54 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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President declared open a three-storied building complex at Neluwa Divisional Secretariat
President Maithripala Sirisena declared open a new three-storied building complex at the Neluwa Divisional Secretariat today (19). The three-storied building complex, built at a cost of 500 Lakhs aiming to provide better facilities for the People in the area. The new building complex is equipped wit...
20.06.2015 - 09:00
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World Refugees Day
Fifteen years into a millennium that many of us hoped would see an end to war, a spreading global violence has come to threaten the very foundations of our international system. More people fled last year than at any other time in our records. Around the world, almost 60 million have been displace...
20.06.2015 - 08:46
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No party or an individual can claim credit for the change of Head of the state – Tamil United Liberation Front
The change of Head of State in Sri Lanka was spontaneous and only a prelude to the real drama would take place soon with the anticipated General Election emphasizes the resolution passed at the Annual General Meeting of the TULF. The resolution went on to state that no party or an individual can c...
20.06.2015 - 08:30
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Indian BJP government’s “humanitarian help” in exchange for Lalit Modi’s liberal financing!
Indian politics is being conducted with dirty money. Financing of and reaping benefits from politics is the basic logic of capitalism which so-called democracies like India promote globally. The Modi government of India is now facing problems as it wants to pursue this age old hidden policy for poli...
20.06.2015 - 07:58 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Sri Lanka participates in the 2015 Korea International Travel Fair (KOTFA) in South Korea
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Korea in association with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau organized Sri Lanka’s pavilion at the 30th Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA), the largest travel exposition held at the COEX Exhibition Center in Seoul. The fair was open from June 11 to 14, 2015 and attracted...
20.06.2015 - 00:03
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Elected members who work for the public will be assisted irrespective of party politics - President
President Maithripala Sirisena said the government would extend every possible assistance to the elected people’s representatives who work for the people, irrespective of their party politics. The President made this promise at Neluwa, where he handed over a newly constructed school auditorium to th...
19.06.2015 - 23:54
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Bravo gentlemen!
This is with reference to the news item in the local media that 'SL places road block against MERS at BIA', which prompted me to write this in appreciation of our health authorities' alertness and the timely steps they have taken to safeguard the citizens. Normally, we Sri Lankans are always quick...
19.06.2015 - 23:42 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Nagaland police to equip themselves modern riot control weaponries soon
After March 5 incident in Dimapur, the condition of the state police has been thoroughly exposed. One of the startling revelations soon after the unfortunate incident was the state police forces positioned in Dimapur on the fateful day was ill-equipped. They were without modern riot control weaponri...
19.06.2015 - 23:30 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Modi made a phone Sharif- Offered Ramadhan Wishes
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a phone call to his Pakistani counterpart Tuesday, offering Ramadan wishes and announcing the release of detained fishermen, in an apparent icebreaking move after recent provocative comments heightened bilateral tensions. "Both the leaders spoke for five mi...
18.06.2015 - 09:07
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The Gazette notification of the 20th Amendment published
The gazette notification on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution had been published, following weeks of discussions and changes to the proposed bill. According to Government Printer, the gazette notification in English language had been printed and the Sinhala and Tamil versions are to be printed...
18.06.2015 - 07:58
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Ambassador R. D. S. Kumarartne presents credentials to the Director General of the World Trade Organization
The newly appointed Sri Lanka Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Mr. R.D.S. Kumararatne, formally Director General of Commerce of the Department of Commerce presented his credentials to the Director General of the World Trade Organization Mr. Roberto Azevêd...
18.06.2015 - 07:42
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