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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 911

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Prime Minister Abe’s Visit: An Opportunity to Make up for Lost Time.
The Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Sri Lanka offers the chance to reflect upon the fact that Japan has been a steadfast and generous partner throughout Sri Lanka’s post-independence era. The Prize on Offer. At the San Francisco conference Sri Lanka drew upon Lord Buddha’s teachings to plead for th...
05.09.2014 - 08:31
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New U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Application System
The United States Embassy in Colombo is transitioning to a new online appointment service for the non-immigrant visas starting September 7, 2014. The new process is designed to be more convenient and user-friendly and has been implemented at U.S. embassies worldwide. In addition, call center repr...
05.09.2014 - 08:16
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Bala Tampoe’s Funeral tomorrow
The funeral of Bala Tampoe is to be held tomorrow at the Borella cemetery. Bala Tampoe a nonagenarian, he is one of the great figureheads of the Sri Lankan labor movement, and was the general secretary of Ceylon Mercantile Union (CMU) passed away at a private hospital in Colombo on 1 September...
04.09.2014 - 18:55
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Muslim Council of Sri Lanka condemns slaughter of innocent civilians, journalists, & workers
The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka vehemently condemns the continued slaughter of innocent civilians, journalists, aid workers and officials by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS), formerly the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Mr. Hilmy Ahamed, Vi...
04.09.2014 - 14:25 Colombo, 04 September, (
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After swaying Japanese, Modi returns home for 100-day celebration
After swaying the Japanese with his red carpet invitation and pocketing a promise of $ 35 billion investment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned home today in time for his 100-day celebration. Accepting his new stature, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was at the airport to receive Modi...
04.09.2014 - 09:56 From Malladi Rama Rao
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New York Times - Sri Lanka And Human Rights: Ambassador Kariyawasam’s View
Sri Lanka Ambassador Prasad Kariywasam slams New York Times on the insensitive assertion on Sri Lanka. Ambassador Kariyawam based in Washington DC, a veteran Sri Lanka’s career diplomat, one of the senior most Sri Lankan Ambassadors and one well-respected in the international diplomatic arena...
04.09.2014 - 09:00
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Pakistan Political Crisis: Who lost and who won?
Prevailing political stalemate in the country with agitators of both Pakistan Tehrik-e- Insaaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) observing sit-in at capital city of Islamabad, blocking sensitive Red Zone and threatening vital Govt buildings, have negatively impacted the entire nation causing fre...
04.09.2014 - 08:29 By Zaheerul Hassan
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British High Commissioner Visits Policing Program In The North
During his visit to the North this week, British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka John Rankin visited the Puthukkudiyiruppu Police Station to talk about the community policing programme, funded by the British High Commission, Colombo, which has made a difference to community-police relations in the ar...
04.09.2014 - 07:55
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New York Times - Sri Lanka's Intransigence - A Factual Response
It is unfortunate that the NY Times has published article entitled “Sri Lanka’s Intransigence “on August 23rd., by its editorial board and it was alleged that the content of the article misleading and unsubstantiated. New York Times that published which published the article appeared on its ‘o...
03.09.2014 - 20:48
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Bala Tampoe – An irreparable loss to the trade union movement and the country
With the passing away of Bala Tampoe Sri Lanka has lost a son of great talent, capability and commitment to the progress of the working people as well as a brave fighter against colonial rule and for the establishment of a strong pro-people democracy in this country, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said...
03.09.2014 - 06:45
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“We will help you”, Abe tells Modi, ties elevated to Special Strategic Partnership
) Marking the Modi-Abe summit on Monday, Japan removed six of India's space and defence-related entities from its negative list known as Foreign End User List in a clear signal of its readiness to enter into a civil nuclear energy deal with India. Prime Minister Abe commended India’s efforts in...
02.09.2014 - 21:52 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Prepared for any sacrifice to solve the Ethnic Problem
The ethnic problem is such a complicated one, although simple and easy to solve, had become very difficult due to various factors the main one being the parties to the discussion did not consult or obtained the co-operation of their respective opponents. I have a sacred duty cast on me to contribute...
02.09.2014 - 21:32
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Tokyo Modi takes aim at China, warns forces of expansionism
Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have won a place in the Japanese hearts Monday with his dig at China which has become their bugbear with its “claim” over their seas. On the second day of his stay in Tokyo, the Indian leader spoke about “Vistarvaad” (expansionism) and “vikasvaad” (developm...
02.09.2014 - 21:09 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Japanese Prime Minister Abe to visit Sri Lanka
The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has planned to undertake an official visit to Sri Lanka from 7th to 8th September 2014, at the invitation of President Rajapaksa. It may be recalled that President Rajapaksa paid an official visit to Japan in March 2013 to mark the 60th anniversary of the e...
01.09.2014 - 14:29
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Indo-Pak Dialogues Necessary for Peace
Tension on international border remained high due to unprovoked Indian firing on r the civilian and deployed Pakistani troops. On 22 and 23 August 2014 two Pakistani citizens were killed and three injured when Indian troops opened fire and Artillery shelling on the villages along working boundary n...
01.09.2014 - 08:13 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Modi in Japan, ties up to make Varanasi smart city
A MoU on developing the holy city of Varanasi as a smart city marked the first day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan on Saturday. He presented to his host, Shinzo Abe, a specially-chosen book titled 'Swami Vivekananda and Japan'. Indian Ambassador Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa and Kyoto Mayor...
31.08.2014 - 10:46 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Europe at War? Crisis in Ukraine is spiralling out of control
By the weekend, there were two frighteningly significant developments in Europe as far as the collective security of the continent – and beyond, as well - was concerned: First, there was a thinly-veiled warning from President Putin against the West – not to mess with nuclear armed Russia; then, the...
31.08.2014 - 08:14 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Bangladesh Hindu’s ‘Rights And Reality’ In The Republic
The collective dream of liberation was for the establishment of democracy in the country, and it has to be admitted that there is not much of a difference between proper democracy and secularism. That collective dream has been shattered, to be replaced by one of personal aggrandizement. This change...
31.08.2014 - 08:08 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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India terms border clashes serious, rules out revision of N-doctrine
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Islamabad had made a “spectacle” of the planned Foreign Secretary level talks by meeting with Srinagar based Hurriyat leaders, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has termed the ceasefire violations and firing across the border and LoC as provocative and serio...
31.08.2014 - 07:54 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Appeal To Arrest Tamil Australian Citizens for allegedly committing Crimes under Foreign Incursions and Recruitment Act
It has been brought to the notice of the Attorney General Australia about the crimes committed by Australian Citizens and urged to take action according Act 13 of 1978(Foreign Incursions and Recruitment). Earlier Julie Bishop (MP) Foreign Minister on her discussions with the Sri Lankan counterpart...
31.08.2014 - 07:40
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