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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 728

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Statement on Recent Discovery of Skeletal Remains in Udayarkattu Area
The Military Spokesman yesterday said that an attempt was made by interested parties to hold the government and the Security Forces responsible for skeletal remains that have been found in the Udayarkattu area when in fact this was an area where the LTTE was known to kill civilians who defied its o...
03.03.2014 - 08:07
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Sri Lanka President Leaves For BIMSTEC Summit Today
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave for Myanmar today to attend the third BIMSTEC Summit at which leaders of seven Asian States will meet. The seven-member Grouping will hold its summit on March 4 in Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw. The seven members– India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myan...
03.03.2014 - 07:52
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US Embassy Delivers English Books to Maldivian Students
The United States Embassy, in partnership with the Maldivian Ministry of Education, delivered yesterday 983 books worth nearly $13,000 USD (201,000 Rufiyaa) to the Gnyaviyani Atoll Education Center in Fuvahmulah, Maldives. This donation was made possible with support from American non-governmenta...
03.03.2014 - 06:44
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Korea-Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Club Launched
The Korea-Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Club was launched at the Millennium Hilton Hotel in Seoul on 14th February 2014. The club was created to enhance the cultural and economic relationship between Sri Lanka and South Korea. One of its main goals is to promote tourism, a core area of growth for S...
02.03.2014 - 08:05
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Two Sides of the Ukrainian Coin: jubilation in Crimea and Anger in Kiev
When the familiar combination of sabre-rattling and rhetoric slowly dies down, not only will Russia emerge victorious from the present crisis in Ukraine, but also make its rapid ascent through the military firmament above the Black Sea is beyond any conceivable challenge and just an inevitable polit...
02.03.2014 - 07:56 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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'Sanga is Lanka and Lanka is Sanga'!
Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka’s wicket keeper–batsman completed 12,000 runs (12,422) for Sri Lanka in ODIs during his knock of 67 in the Asia Cup opener against Pakistan in Bangladesh. He is the second batsman to accomplish this feat from Sri Lanka – the first being Sanath Jayasuriya. Sri Lanka came...
02.03.2014 - 07:51 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Minorities in the Indian Sub-continent
Many Indian Hindus often present a very rosy picture about Indian democracy and secularism, while stereotyping its neighbor Bangladesh negatively. They blame Muslims for the partition of India and the communal riots that rock India almost on a regular basis. Let me make some observations here. Fo...
03.03.2014 - 06:49 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Sri Lanka showcased at the biggest annual International Tourism Mart in Israel
The Embassy of Sri Lanka participated at the 20th International Mediterranean Tourism Mart(IMTM) held on 11th and 12th February 2014 at the Israel Trade Fairs and Exhibition Centre in Tel Aviv in order to showcase the vast tourism potential of Sri Lanka. The IMTM Fair is the largest professional t...
01.03.2014 - 08:16
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Signing of the Air Services Agreement between Sri Lanka and South Africa
Relations between Sri Lanka and South Africa have been further strengthened with the signing of the Air Services Agreement between the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Government of Republic of South Africa on 21 st February, 2014 at an official ceremony held in t...
01.03.2014 - 08:04
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Creating Awareness of Sri Lankan Government’s Development Agenda in Guangdong, China
The 66th Independence Day anniversary of Sri Lanka was celebrated at a reception organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou on 21 February 2014 at the Redtory, Guangzhou’s premier arts space. The event was testimony to Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage. The audience was given a...
01.03.2014 - 07:49
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Korea-Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Club Launched
The Korea-Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Club was launched at the Millennium Hilton Hotel in Seoul on 14th February 2014. The club was created to enhance the cultural and economic relationship between Sri Lanka and South Korea. One of its main goals is to promote tourism, a core area of growth for S...
28.02.2014 - 23:48
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Pro-Democracy Groups and Ethnic Nationalities Should Unite in Face of Formidable Force
President Franklin D Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston were all smiles as the Allies made a successful landing on D day the 6th of June 1944. A Piece of History Previously, four years earlier British had shown a clean pair of heels in Burma and have retreated to India, together with the British...
28.02.2014 - 10:42
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TNA antics and killing Rajiv Gandhi a second time
Soon after Tamil Nadu’s decision to free Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins, a Sri Lankan (Sinhala) newspaper had a cartoon showing the ghost of former Sri Lankan President J.R. Jayewardene telling the ghost of Rajiv Gandhi: “If I knew this was going to happen I would have never punished the sailor who almo...
28.02.2014 - 09:11 By Janaka Perera
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Why Indian Soldier Killed his 5 Colleagues in Kashmir
According to the media reports an Indian soldier has killed five of his colleagues before killing himself in Indian-administered Kashmir. The killing of soldier took place on night February 26, 2014 at a military camp of the Rashtriya Rifles paramilitary force in Safapora village in Ganderbal distri...
28.02.2014 - 08:58
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Parton’s Blue Smoke World Tour
In 2014 Dolly Parton is embarking on her ‘Blue Smoke World Tour’ to promote her 42nd studio album, ‘Blue Smoke’. Parton is a prolific songwriter having begun her career by writing country-music songs with strong elements of folk music based upon her upbringing in humble mountain surroundings and re...
28.02.2014 - 08:52 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Pakistan wins with bonus points
Pakistan 248 for 8 (Akmal 102*, Shehzad 50, Mirwaiz 2-29, Shenwari 2-34) beat Afghanistan 176 (Noor Ali 44, Hafeez 3-29, Ajmal 2-25) by 72 runs and bonus points. Playing for their first time in the Asia Cup trophy, Afghanistan opted to send Pakistan in to bat and chase their score. Afghanistan bowle...
28.02.2014 - 03:16 Tharany Rajasingham
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On the Road to Reconciliation
In the past five years Sri Lanka has made much progress in recovering from 27 years of destruction and terror. On the road to reconciliation, the Government of Sri Lanka has successfully approached the matter in diverse angles. However, the final objectives being; 1) Working towards strengthening co...
27.02.2014 - 11:00 By Sundari Loganadan
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Sri Lankan Food Festival in Millennium Seoul Hilton Hotel – South Korea
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Korea, in collaboration with the Millennium Seoul Hilton and the Colombo Hilton, organized a Sri Lankan food festival at the Orangerie Restaurant of the Millennium Hilton Hotel in Seoul. Two experienced Sri Lankan chefs from the Colombo Hilton were specially flown to Seou...
27.02.2014 - 10:53
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Visit of Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to Brazil
The Sri Lanka Embassy in Brazil arranged a visit of a special defence delegation to Brazil to improve relations between the Defence Ministries and Armed Forces of both countries. The Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa , headed the delegation. The Comm...
27.02.2014 - 10:40
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Sri Lanka-China Free Trade Agreement by end of 2014?
The people of Sri Lanka have become highly enthused to hear the discussions on possibilities to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA ) with China. This was revealed at the discussions Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce had with Yu Jianhua , Deputy International Trade Representat...
28.02.2014 - 09:04 By T.K.Premadasa
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