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Nepal gearing to protect public health from tobacco industry interference
There is a direct and irreconcilable conflict of interest between tobacco industry and public health policy. This conflict of interest is also enshrined in the preamble of the Article 5.3 of the global tobacco treaty (formally called WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control). The WHO Director-Gen...
28.10.2014 - 07:21 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS
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Sri Lanka has an impressive record in planting, production & export of rubber – President
Sri Lanka has an impressive record in the planting, production and export of rubber which is today the third largest sector to the country’s economy, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rubber is an important part of the country’s plantation sector and its contribution to agro-industry provides gainf...
28.10.2014 - 07:12
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Invitation for Project proposals for consideration by India Sri Lanka Foundation
India- Sri Lanka Foundation has come forward to invite project proposals, in the areas of Education, Art & Culture, Archaeological Studies, Agricultural Research, Science & Technology, Information Technology, Health, Development Studies and Gender Studies. The India - Sri Lanka Foundation...
28.10.2014 - 06:56
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Bharathi Raja conferred with US Awards in New York
Veteran director Bharathiraja was conferred with awards at a function organized by America Tamil Sangam in New York on Saturday. Nassau County Executive (Mayor) Edward Mangano honored the director with the American proclamation for his service to cinema and America Tamil Sangam conferred the titl...
27.10.2014 - 14:42
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The Wall Street Journal promotes Sri Lanka among Americans
The Wall Street Journal in its 24-25 October weekend edition gave a promotion spread for Sri Lanka encouraging visits to this South Asian nation in the Indian Ocean highlighting four unique tourist experiences noting that it was five years after the end of its quarter-century-long civil war. Promine...
27.10.2014 - 06:22 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Priority is Boko Haram for Nigerians not Ebola!
I don’t think that WHO declaration of ‘Nigeria Ebola free’ will make the Nigerians to rejoice because the country is gripped by a worse and more deadly epidemic than Ebola: Boko Haram. According to the Nigerian media ‘Daily Post’, Boko Haram crisis has claimed 11,000 lives in Nigeria. The rate of...
27.10.2014 - 05:59 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Butterfly; The sad story of LTTE Child soldiers – A film by Vishnu Vasu
Excerpts from 'Ground Views' Kamaya Jayatissa’s review of Vishnu Vasu’s film Butterfly in quoted here for the benefit of Asian Tribune readers. This masterly crafted film has received rave reviews from film critics as well as scholars. It has examined a subject as horrific and painful as the inhuma...
27.10.2014 - 05:49 By A Special Correspondent
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President Pranab releases commemorative stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala
President Pranab Mukherjee released a commemorative postage stamp on Saturday on Anagarika Dharmapala, considered one of the founding contributors of Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism and a pioneer in the revival of Buddhism in India, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the...
26.10.2014 - 17:25 From Gopal Ethiraj
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A Sinhala Diaspora Fund to support the livelihood of Tamils in the North and the East?
The recent EU court decision in favour of the LTTE terrorists and their Diaspora supporters has re-ignited the debate about the re-emergence of violence as a means of achieving the ultimate goal of the LTTE, a separate State for Tamils in the North and the East. Those who opine that the LTTE support...
26.10.2014 - 15:46
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The Birth of iPod: watershed moment of digital music industry
When Steve Jobs, the then CEO of Apple, took the stage at Apple Head Quarters for a low-key Apple music event on October 23, 2001, the collective mood of the venue was already sombre, as the Americans were still reeling from the horrors of 9/11 on home soil. Mr Jobs, however, had something up his...
26.10.2014 - 15:37 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Burma: Will government look into extrajudicial killing of a journalist?
Burma’s self-styled political reform currently is at a track of turnaround. The civilian government led by ex-General Thein Sein wants to maintain the country under make-believe democracy while the majority population desires a genuine change. In particular, citizens are demanding freedom of express...
26.10.2014 - 07:50 By – Zin Linn
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Sweden to recognize the state of Palestine
Sweden’s new center-left government has announced that it has decided to recognize the state of Palestine, the new prime minister, Stefan Lofven, said during his inaugural address to Parliament on Friday. Mr. Lofven leads a minority government made up of his Social Democrats and the Greens that is...
26.10.2014 - 07:40
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Music: The most powerful weapon!
This is with reference to the news report in the foreign media captioned: ‘Arabs from Israel risk arrest for ‘Arab Idol’ show’, where two outstanding Arab talents from Israel, Manal Mousa and Haitham Khalaily are facing arrest for no crimes committed but for taking part in an audition for a talent c...
26.10.2014 - 06:50 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sri Lanka Embassy in Stockholm celebrates “Deepavali” Festival at the “Ganesh” Temple
The Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Sweden, Mr. Oshadhi Alahapperuma, together with the staff of the Embassy, celebrated “Deepavali”, at the Ganesh Hindu Temple in Farsta, Stockholm on 22nd October, 2014. Large number devotees of Sri Lankan origin irrespective of their cast, creed or religion joined h...
25.10.2014 - 15:47
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Canada to strengthen prevention of terrorism laws
In the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the Canadian Parliament and in the vicinity on Wednesday, Stephen Harper's Canadian administration is taking positive measures to strengthen its laws for the prevention of terrorism on its soil and threats from abroad. Canada’s Minister of Public Safety j...
25.10.2014 - 09:34 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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A wonderful wedding anniversary gift!
Until we actually became grandparents we could not possibly have imagined the joy grandchildren would bring and the fun it would create and the pleasurable experiences we would have. Grandchildren are everything for grandparents, in every way. They are loving spirits, innocent, beautiful, precious a...
25.10.2014 - 09:05 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Tamil cinema’s yesteryear actors SSR passes away
Tamil cinema's yesteryear actor SS Rajendran, popularly known as SSR passed away today (Oct. 24). He was 85. He was battling for life at a private hospital, where he was admitted on Thursday and breathed his last on Friday. His last rites took place same day evening. Leading film industry and pol...
25.10.2014 - 08:56 From Gopal Ethiraj
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Bangladesh War criminal Ghulam Azam dies in Prison
The ex-Jamaat ameer serving 90yr jail term was on life support since 9:00pm Thursday Convicted war criminal Ghulam Azam has died. The former chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, aged 92, was kept on life support as his physical condition deteriorated. Brigadier (retd) Abdul Mazid Bhuiyan, director of Bangaba...
24.10.2014 - 14:55 From Diplomatic Correspondent
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Very disturbing to see increasing terrorist acts in many countries, now in Canada – Mahinda Rajapaksa
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has expressed his concerns over increasing terrorist activities in several countries, including Canada. The President, in a twitter post, yesterday, expressed his concerns and disappointment over this matter, stating every party should work together to being th...
24.10.2014 - 07:38
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Yuwanjana Wanasundera Wijayathilake was sworn in as Attorney General
Solicitor General Yuwanjana Wanasundera Wijayathilake was sworn in yesterday as the 28th Attorney General of Sri Lanka this afternoon before President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He became an attorney in 1979 and joined the legal department as an attorney-at-law in 1980, and up to date he has completed 34 y...
24.10.2014 - 07:29
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