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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1386

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Reception on board Pakistan Naval Ship Shamsheer in Colombo
A colorful reception was arranged last evening on board visiting Pakistan Navy ship SHAMSHEER which is in Sri Lanka on a 4 day visit reflective of strong multifaceted relationship and engagement between the two friendly countries. The reception was attended by large gathering of guests which inclu...
05.12.2015 - 08:50
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Health Minister, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne receives the World No Tobacco Day Award 2015
The World Health Organization (WHO) has selected Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne as the recipient of the World No Tobacco Day Award for 2015. The “World No Tobacco Day” is observed on May 31st every year, under various tobacco related themes. The objective of doing so is to encourage a 24...
05.12.2015 - 08:38 By Manjari Peiris
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China Prepares for a Modern War
In 1919 one of the founding fathers of geopolitics Halford Mackinder wrote in Democratic Ideals and Reality that China would eventually guide the world by “building for a quarter of humanity a new civilization, neither quite Eastern nor quite Western” Mackinder’s prediction so far has proven accura...
04.12.2015 - 16:54 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
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President to strengthen reconciliation and work in harmony towards progress
We will fulfill our duties and responsibilities with honesty towards all the citizens of the country as well as for the future generation to build a prosperous country with a strong economy, while strengthening national reconciliation in the country and ensuring a non-recurrence of the past events t...
04.12.2015 - 08:11
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Pillaiyan further remanded till 16 December
The Batticaloa Magistrate N.M. Abdulla yesterday further remanded former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, who was arrested in connection with the murder of ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham, till December 16. Pillaiyan was further remanded when the case was...
03.12.2015 - 09:51
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A school with a difference!
Located on the grounds of the King George Hospital Complex (now known as the King Dinuzulu Hospital Complex- KDHC) in Durban, ‘King George V Primary School’ is indeed a school with a difference, catering to the special educational and social needs of a unique class of children. It was the last morn...
03.12.2015 - 09:20 By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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AI plays the role of Pakistan against Bangladesh
AI (Amnesty international) the Human Rights protector international watch-dog surprisingly started playing the role of Pakistan against Bangladesh. Before execution of 1971 war criminal Saka Chowdhury and Mujahid AI issued a press statement demanding release of these war criminals, the war in which...
03.12.2015 - 09:02 By Muhammad Shafiqur Rahman
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Should we celebrate success or gear up to end AIDS?
The fight against AIDS has definitely made considerable progress but formidable challenges confront the path to ending AIDS by 2030, as committed by the countries globally at 70th UN General Assembly in September 2015. The brutal irony is that despite knowing 'what works in helping us progress towar...
02.12.2015 - 08:06 By Bobby Ramakant, CNS (Citizen News Service)
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End Double Speak
When in Pakistan Mumtaz Qadri, killer of the then Punjab Governor Salman Taseer, was showered with rose petals and felicitated by people who lifted him up on shoulders in the court premises some five years ago , the world was left aghast. Taseer was eliminated because he had sought clemency for...
02.12.2015 - 07:52 By Ashok Handoo - Syndicate Features
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Multi - Party Delegation from Sri Lanka attends 19th General Assembly and 70th Anniversary of WFDY in Cuba
The Minister of Agriculture, Duminda Dissanayake visited Cuba from 07th to 13th November 2015 and represented the Sri Lanka Freedom Party ( SLFP ) as its Secretary General at the 19th General Assembly of the World Federation of Democratic Youth ( WFDY ) and its 70th Anniversary Celebrations held...
01.12.2015 - 08:33
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Today is World AIDS Day
The World Hepatitis Alliance calls for increased recognition of viral hepatitis and HIV co-infections since HIV patients with viral hepatitis are three times more likely to have liver disease, liver failure and liver-related deaths. Viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of non-AIDS-related...
01.12.2015 - 08:20 By Manjari Peiris
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Paris COP21: Saving the world from global warming!
The planet's climate has constantly been changing over geological time. The global average temperature today is about 15C, though geological evidence suggests it has been much higher and lower in the past. However, the current period of warming is occurring more rapidly than many past events. Probl...
01.12.2015 - 08:09 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Sri lanka and France renew commitment to deepen engagement on sports development
Sri Lankan's Minister of Sports Dayasiri Jayasekara on an official visit to France meeting with his counterpart Thierry Braillard, Minster of Sports for France had very fruitful discussions on developing a mutually beneficial partnership in the field of sports. it will encompass exchange of...
01.12.2015 - 07:58
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President Sirisena Proposes Global Consultation in Advancing Health of Migrants
President Maithripala Sirisena has invited the30 International Organization for Migration (IOM) to host a global consultation in Sri Lanka, on the lessons learnt in advancing the health of migrants. The President extended this invitation in a special message to a panel discussion on 'migration, h...
30.11.2015 - 09:18
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President Maithripala Sirisena arrives in Paris
President Maithripala Sirisena who left for France to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, arrived inCharles de Gaulle Airport in France yesterday (Nov. 29). The President was warmly welcomed by the Sri Lankan Ambassador in France and the relevant officials at the airport. The le...
30.11.2015 - 09:07
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India’s army chief General Dalbir Singh kicks off today a five-day visit to Colombo
India’s army chief General Dalbir Singh kicks off today a five-day visit to Colombo where he could discuss upgrading the island nation’s ageing warplanes, tanks and air defence guns as part of New Delhi’s efforts to curb China’s growing influence over Sri Lanka. The Hindustan Times quoted a Defen...
29.11.2015 - 12:35
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No Place For SP In Up Grand Alliance
The Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is something of a political enigma. He claims to be a ‘socialist’ who is known to splurge ostentatiously on his birthdays, his numerous rich guests landing in his ‘village’ in their individual flying machines or huge limousines, and he likes the country...
29.11.2015 - 08:35 By Tukoji R. Pandit - Syndicate Features
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Lalin’s Column : France- 3rd World War looming
Hundreds of innocent people were killed by the bestial IS and its affiliates in France, Nigeria, Lebanon, Kenya, sub Saharan Mali, the Cameroons, Iraq, Syria Pakistan and Afghanistan this November. SL naturally shares the grief of the people of these countries every time such attacks take place as...
29.11.2015 - 08:24 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Commemoration of “Constitution Day” on November26, 2015
The Constituent Assembly of India adopted a new Indian Constitution on November 26, 1949. To commemorate the constitution making process in India and the role of members of the Constituent Assembly, particularly the Chairman of the drafting committee, the late Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, India has decided to...
29.11.2015 - 08:12
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Commonwealth chooses first female secretary-general
At their biennial summit in Malta, Commonwealth heads of government chose Dominica-born lawyer Baroness Patricia Scotland, a former attorney general to the British government, to take over from Indian diplomat Kamalesh Sharma on April 1, 2016. I am incredibly proud to be the first woman to hold the...
28.11.2015 - 09:25
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