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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1584

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‘It’s a ‘Remain’ for Brexit!’
Despite the sudden uncertainty in European market, Sri Lanka is eager for opportunities unfolding in the Brexit aftermath-and Sri Lanka’s leading international trade agency DoC successfully enlists WTO to unravel new global opportunities for the country’s growing service exports. “The new changes fr...
28.06.2016 - 08:25
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36 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from Tamil Nadu arriving Sri Lanka on 28th June
36 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are arriving Sri Lanka on 28th June 2016 Under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. They are scheduled to arrive through Mihin Lanka Airlines (MJ 130) at 11.45 a.m from Chennai D.M.Swaminathan, Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabi...
27.06.2016 - 16:15
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Fraud Suspected in Anti-Brexit Petition
It is still unclear whether there would be a second referendum on Britain’s position on the European Union. Already British Lower House has begun investigating the high-profile anti-Brexit petition. Also it is still unsure whether the second vote would be technically binding. Britain’s House of Co...
27.06.2016 - 08:56
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In alcohol consumption - Jaffna District leads, second Nuwara Eliya & Batticaloa third – President
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that Jaffna District paid the highest amount of taxes on liquor. The President said there was a nexus between politicians and intoxicants trade but he did not wish to elaborate thereon because he thought that might even affect the stability of his govern...
27.06.2016 - 08:02
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Color codes for soft drinks to indicate their sugar content from Aug. 01
The Health Ministry has introduced color codes to be used for soft drinks to indicate their sugar content. Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday that the gazette No 86 of 1980 to introduce a colour chart indicating the sugar levels in bottles of soft...
27.06.2016 - 07:40
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Hyperloop: the fifth mode of transport
Hyperloop, a brainchild of Elon Musk, one of the great visionaries of our time, which has the potential to revolutionize our mode of transportation, got yet another major boost yesterday from Vladimir Putin, the Russian president. Mr Putin on Saturday declared that he wanted to build the 21st-centur...
26.06.2016 - 08:24 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Town of North Hempstead Declares June 18 Baba Shivanand Day
Over five hundred followers of Shiv Yog gathered at the "Yes We Can Community Center" Westbury, Long Island on June 18 to participate in a five-day intense spiritual discourse by Acharya Ishan Shivanand, younger son and disciple of Avdhoot Baba Shivanand on the occasion of Baba Sivananda Day in Nor...
26.06.2016 - 08:16
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Tamil Nadu Congress president Elangovan quits post!
Tamil Nadu is soon to face local polls, including the important corporation polls. As the AIADMK which won the assembly poll convincingly has inherent advantages in these polls too, other parties like DMK and Congress are trying to shore up resources to face the poll. Tamil Nadu Congress Committee...
26.06.2016 - 03:11 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Towards a TB free India: It cannot be a lone battle
seconds. There are 2.2 million new cases of TB in the country every year, out of which an estimated 71,000 cases are of multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). This curable disease kills 110,000 HIV-associated TB cases also emerging annually in India, second only to South Africa, and the country accounts...
26.06.2016 - 03:01 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Continued Hate Speech, Threat of Violence Against Muslims by Bodu Bala Sena
The Bodu Bala Sena’s continued hate speech and threat of violence amounts to the repetition of the Aluthgama violence against the Muslim community. The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has written to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara saying BBS General Secretary the Venerable Gala...
26.06.2016 - 02:44
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Madras High Court refused to interfere with the India-Sri Lanka agreement on Kachatheevu
The Madras high court has declined to interfere with the India-Sri Lanka agreement, and subsequent executive orders, on the Kachatheevu issue saying the issue could be best resolved through diplomatic channels and not through court directives. "This court has no jurisdiction to enforce a writ on t...
25.06.2016 - 06:57
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The Ukrainian Captain of the Avent Garde Ship arrested
Gennady Gavrilov, 43 - Ukrainian captain of the controversial Avant-Garde ship was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in Galle on Thursday evening around 8 pm , Police said. He was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Galle Harbour on Thursday eveni...
25.06.2016 - 06:37
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Brexit: PM David Cameron quits after Britons vote to leave EU
Yes, Britain has decided to exit from EU, making the slogan ‘Brexit’ a reality. In a referendum, Britain voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron who sought Britain to remain in the European Union, and dealing the biggest blow to the European project...
25.06.2016 - 06:15 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Censor Board Fails to Ground Udta Punjab
They were making a film on Punjab which was supposed to be flying ‘high’ with its drug problem. The government-appointed censor board did not like it and clipped its wings, nearly grounding the film titled ‘Udata Punjab’ by its producers. But the censor board, especially its chief Pahlaj Nihalani, a...
25.06.2016 - 05:57 By Allabaksh - Syndicate Features
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Britain votes to leave EU in historic divorce
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, results from Thursday's landmark referendum showed, - 52 % voted to Leave and 42 % voted to Remain - , an outcome that sets the country on an uncertain path and deals the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two....
24.06.2016 - 12:51
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Land Owners Threatened Possession, Now Have Relief via Prescription (Special Provision) Act No. 5 of 2016
The Prescription (Special Provision) Bill which was shelved for a long period have now been revived by the Government to provide relief to the people, who were forced to abandon their properties due to the situation that prevailed in the country from May 1983 to May 2009 and to enable them to claim...
24.06.2016 - 09:18
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Five Hohos urge Center to resume two laning road constructions immediately
The five tribal Hohos – Phom Peoples’ Council, Sumi Hoho, Chakhesang Public Organization, Ao Senden and Konyak Hoho – have come down heavily on the indifferent attitude and the step-motherly treatment to the people of Nagaland. They said by not resuming the construction of two laning road projects i...
24.06.2016 - 08:58 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Spicing up Development Assistance to Sri Lanka
Delivering the keynote address at a Briefing Session organized by the Standard and Trade Development Facility (STDF) Division of WTO held on 21st June 2016 to share Sri Lanka’s experience on the Cinnamon Development Project Assistance, R.D.S. Kumararatne, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of S...
24.06.2016 - 08:41
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Dawn lambasts Sharif’s handling of NSG Issue
A respected daily newspaper in Pakistan has criticized the Nawaz Sharif government of handling the issue of Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) waiver for India, pointing to “civil-military divide”, increasing dysfunction in the Foreign Office, and ‘belated’ effort to seek the group’s membership. This wa...
24.06.2016 - 08:28 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Humble coop-city rises to become Sri Lanka’s third supermarket force
Sri Lanka’s surging retail supermarket industry’s newest rising star is from an unlikely source-the cooperatives movement of the country. "Out of all the top six supermarket brands, our coop-city cooperative shop is the third ranking supermarket for household purchases among Sri Lankan households"...
24.06.2016 - 08:19
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