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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 726

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US Ambassador’s Cup Cricket Tournament Promotes Youth Empowerment, Builds Bridges between Communities
U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele Sison sponsored the first-ever US Ambassador’s Cup Cricket Tournament in Kandy this past weekend, with teams from American Corner youth groups from Kandy and in Jaffna playing for the US Ambassador’s Cup trophy. This six-aside tournament drew two teams each...
08.04.2014 - 06:50
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Dr. Swamy on the premiership of Modi
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramaniam Swamy said here on Saturday that the country had accepted, whether one likes it or not, that Narendra Modi would be India’s next Prime Minister. He cited an English magazine as expressing the opinion that the people of India had decided to make Mr. M...
07.04.2014 - 08:54
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Buddhist monks in firsthand tour of Wilpattu squatters
Mannar GA M.Y. Deshapriya has promised some relief action to squatters of Wilpattu on 06 April at a patch of squattimg grounds, in Wilpattu. Marichchikattu. At a meeting mediated by Rishad Bathiudeen Vanni MP and Minister of Industry and Commerce at 1.00pm on 06 April, with 100 members of squatte...
07.04.2014 - 08:37
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Dr. Fuller's Ludicrous Theory about ethno-centric Buddhism
My attention has been drawn to Dr. Paul Fuller's article which has appeared in the DVB. Here below I share my observations. Throughout history there have always been people, even those who appear to be intellectuals, who justified the crimes of despots and ruthless murderers under certain pretexts....
07.04.2014 - 08:30 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Pakistan’s CJCSC Gen Rashad to arrive in Sri Lanka today
The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Pakistan, General Rashad Mahmood, NI (M), will be arriving in Sri Lanka today on his first overseas visit after taking over as CJCSC. The CJCSC is visiting Sri Lanka at the invitation of his counterpart General Jagath Jayasuria from 7-11 April 2...
06.04.2014 - 18:22
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Gopal Ethiraj elected The Hindu union president for third time
E. Gopal (Gopal Ethiraj) has been elected as president of The Hindu Office and National Press Employees’ Union for the third consecutive term on March 31. M. Kamalanathan is elected as general secretary, also making an hat trick with the president. An official statement said that M. Davaseelan...
06.04.2014 - 18:16
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Netanyahu: UNHRC continues its 'march of hypocrisy' against Israel
Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed the five resolutions on Israel passed by the UNHRC stating “this march of hypocrisy is continuing and we will continue to condemn it and expose it”. Of the course this is not the first time the UNHRC has passed resolutions on Israel, and all t...
06.04.2014 - 08:16 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Letter from America: When uttering the truth can be a sin!
Last Saturday (March 29, 2014) Republican hopefuls for the 2016 presidential election - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) and Ohio Governor John Kasich were in Las Vegas, courting donors. They were invited at the Republican Jewish Coalition's (RJC) 2014 Spri...
06.04.2014 - 07:00 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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International Pillow Fight Day in London
The annual pillow fight day took place in Trafalgar Square, London on Saturday with the participation of thousands of enthusiasts from all walks of life, who loved to get involved in a fluffy fight. Since it is not as famous as major events on calendar, like Christmas, there were a significant num...
06.04.2014 - 06:54 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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The Allies must face the Axis Alliance (Part 1)
Now it has become quite clear that the axis alliance of the 'Tatmadaw', the xenophobic extremist monks and the USDP (the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party) are working hands in glove to upset the current situation in the country. Despite, what appears to be the rapid process of democrati...
06.04.2014 - 06:48 By Kanbawza Win
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A huge conjoined freak Margosa Tree in Urelu, Chunnakam
A huge conjoined freak Margosa tree is found in the outer courtyard of Kannakai Amman Temple premises in Urelu, located in the Palay – Jaffna Road, nearly 5 km away from Chunnakam. The trunks of four different trees are conjoined to make one tree. This type of freak Margosa tree is not f...
06.04.2014 - 07:03 By K.T.Rajasingham
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A disaster in the making
Former Israeli prime- minister, late Menachem Begin was the cause for the destruction of Iraqi reactor in 1981. Now, three decades later, the present prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, who is being viewed a ‘liar’ internationally, is planning to attack the Iranian nuclear facility. He...
05.04.2014 - 07:41 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Singapore Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam Calls on Countries to Engage Constructively with Sri Lanka
Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law, Mr. K. Shanmugam, during a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s Office this evening, called on countries to engage constructively with Sri Lanka and look to the future rather than dwell on the past. Mr. Shanmugam s...
05.04.2014 - 07:41
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Saudi Arabia gifts 200 Tonnes of Dates to Sri Lanka
The Government of Sri Lanka is deeply appreciative of the recent generous donation of 200 metric tonnes of dates by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the people of Sri Lanka. As desired by the donor, the dates would be distributed i...
05.04.2014 - 07:42
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Gymnasium Isernhagen of Germany celebrates 20th anniversary of the relations with Sri Lanka
With an evening of classical music, the Gymnasium Isernhagen, a modern high school located on the outskirts of Altwarmbüchen in Northern Germany, has celebrated the 20th anniversary of its relations with schools in Sri Lanka. On this occasion, the Ambassador of Sri Lanka for Germany, Mr. Sarath Ko...
05.04.2014 - 07:43
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New Ambassadors and High Commissioners Present Credentials to President Rajapaksa
Two new ambassadors, a high commissioner and the diplomatic representative from the Vatican presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday afternoon. They were - Mr. Alexandre Cece Loua Ambassador of Guinea Mr. Zigmund Bertok Ambassador of Sl...
05.04.2014 - 07:43
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Impact of social media while our elections & politics groping in the dark
Literally, every person on the street has Facebook Account. In other countries and even in major Indian cities, whether cobbler or rickshaw puller or barber or vegetable vender, they mostly have social media accounts, particularly Facebook. . Almost every restaurant – whether small or big – has free...
05.04.2014 - 06:38 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s No.1 Bank, has recorded the highest profits yet again in 2013
Bank of Ceylon (BOC) has concluded its financial year 2013 reporting the highest profits over its domestic peers successfully proving, yet again, its market leadership. The results indicate an increase in volumes in both assets and gross operating income and achieving asset growth in all its busin...
04.04.2014 - 07:22
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Air Pollution in the UK: Saharan dust takes the smog to an alarming level
Having woken up on Monday morning, much to our surprise, we found out that our cars were covered with layers of fine yellowish form of dust. At night before, we suffered from itchy eyes and short outbursts of cough in unusual manner, especially in the wee hours. As the dawn broke, the scale of the p...
04.04.2014 - 07:02 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Pakistan conferred Prestigious Civil Award by Pak President
The former Army Commander and Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Pakistan, General (R) C. S. Weerasooriya was decorated with Sitara-i-Pakistan by the President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain. The investiture ceremony, marking Pakistan Day on 23 March 2014, was held at the Aiwan-i-Sadr Islamabad, and was...
04.04.2014 - 06:55
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