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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 732

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UN not sure any 'wrong-doing' occurred in Sri Lanka's final stage of war
"It’s clear that there continues to be a need for all the facts to be learned and for there to be a study of whether there’s any wrongdoing that’s occurred in the course of the final phases of the Sri Lankan conflict", was what Farhan Haq the spokesman for UN Secretary General said at a media briefi...
19.02.2014 - 22:10 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Mannar: Total of 67 skeletal remains excavated including three dug out yesterday
Another 3 more skeletal remains were excavated yesterday- 18th February, in the grave site at Mannar. Excavation works continued yesterday and a total of 67 skeletal remains had been so far dug out, which include the three remains discovered yesterday. Excavation works continued under the d...
19.02.2014 - 12:28 By K.T.Rajasingham
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66th Independence Day Anniversary - Sri Lanka High Commission, Canberra
The 66th Independence Day Anniversary was celebrated in a grand scale at the High Commission and also in the Capital City of Canberra on the 4th of February 2014. Proceedings started with the hoisting of the National Flag by Admiral Thisarra Samarasinghe, the High Commissioner in the presence of t...
19.02.2014 - 03:53
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Minister Dissanayake concludes a successful visit to Cuba
Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake accompanied by Mrs. Tamara Dissanayake and Assistant Secretary/Administration, Mrs. Shanika Weerasuriya, visited Cuba for the 9th International Congress on Higher Education held in Havana from 10th - 14th February 2014, on an invitation extended by the...
19.02.2014 - 03:42
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Ministerial delegation to South Africa
A delegation led by Mr. Nimal Siripala de Silva, Leader of the House and Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management, will visit South Africa from 20 th to 21 st February 2014 for discussions with that government and the ruling African National Congress party. The delegation’s discussion...
19.02.2014 - 03:26
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66th Independence Day Celebrations – Sri Lanka Embassy, Germany
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin has celebrated this year’s Day of Independence with a Ceremony on 4th February and a Reception on 8th February. Both events took place at the Embassy premises. On 4th February, The official ceremony commenced with the National Flag being hoisted by H.E. Ambassador...
19.02.2014 - 03:17
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Sri Lanka President Congratulates New Nepali Premier
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has written to the new Nepali Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to congratulate him on his assumption of office this month. “Your election is a reflection of your wide acceptance by the Nepali people to lead the country at this critical juncture in its political and constit...
18.02.2014 - 17:11
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Kachatheevu was not ceded to Sri Lanka & can’t be retrieved – Government Of India
The Government of India has informed the Supreme Court that Kachatheevu could not be retrieved from Sri Lanka as demanded by the party president, M. Karunanidhi. In its response to Mr. Karunanidhi’s writ petition seeking, retrieval of the island from Sri Lanka, the Centre said: “The question of re...
18.02.2014 - 13:24
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Two more skeletal remains were dug out yesterday
Two more skeletal remains were dug out yesterday when the when the excavation works at the Mannar site commenced for the 24th time. So far a total of 64 skeletal remains and numerous number of body parts had been excavated. Earlier, on 20th December, the Water Supply and Drainage Board workers st...
18.02.2014 - 10:27 By K.T.Rajasingham
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Milinda Moragoda, Senior Advisor to the President visited New Delhi
Milinda Moragoda, Senior Adviser to the President visited New Delhi over the weekend on the invitation of the Government of India. This visit was part of a regular and on-going consultation process Mr. Moragoda has been having with Indian leaders. The purpose of this visit was to form an indep...
18.02.2014 - 09:56
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Vatican Special Mass for Sri Lankans
The 8 th of February Dawned into a Golden page of the history of mother Sri Lanka. On this day, His Holiness Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of over one billion Catholics met Sri Lankans in Italy. This Audience was the outcome of His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith’s request to His Holiness la...
18.02.2014 - 09:31 By Dr.Maithree Perera from Colombo
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Sri Lanka Embassy participates at Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival 2014
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tokyo was invited to participate in the Japan Grand Prix International Orchid Festival 2014 which held its opening ceremony under the patronage of Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamodo at the Tokyo Dome on 14th February 2014, with over 20 participating countries. Among...
17.02.2014 - 16:22
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When Nagaland Chief Minister wants to go to Delhi as Nagaland MP
Ever since the rumor of Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio’s desire to go to Delhi as an MP from the State broke out, many started studying on his political activities. Some political mild tremors have been going on for quite some time and almost all the NPF legislators in the State have also made...
17.02.2014 - 15:31 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Prince of Wales Made a Personal Donation Towards the Upkeep of the Garrison Cmetery in Kandy
The Prince of Wales called at the cemetery as part of his visit to Sri Lanka for the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in November, after paying his respects at the Temple of the Tooth. The cemetery contains the graves of many British nationals who played a role in the development of Sri L...
17.02.2014 - 14:19
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Sri Lankans in Geneva celebrate Independence Day
The Sri Lankan community resident in Geneva and the environs came together to celebrate Sri Lanka's 66th anniversary of independence at an event organised recently by the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva at the ILO premises. With over 250 Sri Lankans under one roof, the event wa...
17.02.2014 - 07:20
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UNHRC and Sri Lanka; Time to remind the West about Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
The real mortality of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Japan will never be known. The destruction and overwhelming chaos made orderly counting impossible. It is not unlikely that the estimates of killed and wounded in Hiroshima (150,000) and Nagasaki (75,000) are over conservative. At no time d...
17.02.2014 - 02:03 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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To Those Who Say Isolate Sri Lanka, I Say Engage With Sri Lanka’ - - Julie Bishop Australian Foreign Minister
In a statement that will shame other western nations who are intent on punishing Sri Lanka for defeating terrorism, the Australian government today reaffirmed its commitment to working with the Sri Lankan government to foster peace, prosperity, stability and security in the pursuit of freedom, the r...
17.02.2014 - 01:10 By A Special Correspondent
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Prof. G.L. Peiris to lead delegation to SAARC Council of Ministers
Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs will lead the Sri Lanka delegation to the forthcoming Thirty-Fifth Session of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Council of Ministers and its preceding meetings to be held in the Maldives, from 17 to 20 February 2014. Foreig...
16.02.2014 - 18:13
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Celebrations of the 66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka
During the first week of February, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Seoul organized four events in honour of the 66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka. 1) February 04, 2014 On the morning of February 4th, staff of the Sri Lanka Embassy gathered on the Embassy premises, braving frigid temperatures of aroun...
16.02.2014 - 16:17
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Letter from America: Central African Republic – the New Frontier in Ethno-religious Cleansing
Massive ethno-religious cleansing of Muslims is continuing in Central African Republic (CAR). Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said in a statement, “Shocking barbarity, brutality and inhumanity have characterized this violence.” He also said the country’s new government is i...
16.02.2014 - 09:57 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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