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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 949

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Lionel Richie will be around with his ‘All Night Long’!
I read a news item related to a live concert to be held by Lionel Richie in Colombo, on the 11th of October, in one of the local media. I am really sad to miss this golden opportunity to watch one of my favorite singers performing live. I respect him more because he is not only a highly talented...
08.10.2014 - 03:52 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Ambassadors’ Cup Cricket Tournament promotes Cricket in Cuba
The Embassies of 22 Cricketing countries accredited to Cuba, in collaboration with Cuban National Institute of Sport (INDER) hosted the First ever Ambassadors´ Cup Cricket Tournament from 26th to 28th September 2014 at the Eduardo Saborit International Sports Complex, in Havana. A high level dele...
08.10.2014 - 03:40
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Sri Lanka Denies Media Reports of speculative nature: Appreciated beginning of High level dialogue
Sri Lanka's External Affairs Ministry said that any reference in the media to the contents of this discussion are of a speculative nature and does not in any way reflect the view of the Government of Sri Lanka. In fact, reference to this meeting has been published in the schedule of State Secreta...
07.10.2014 - 06:39
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Durgotsab and Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part-II
What had happened under Pakistani regimes (1947-1971), that has been repeatedly happening in Bangladesh over the last four decades? All those violation of human rights were nothing but ‘persecution of religious minority in Bangladesh’ or can be termed as ‘ethnic cleansing’. Hindus facing persecutio...
07.10.2014 - 05:54 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Tourism Promotional Event at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Stockholm
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Stockholm, Sweden organized a Tourism Promotional Event at the Embassy premises on 25 September 2014. The event was jointly organized by the Embassy and Gränslösa Resor AB - "Journeys beyond Borders", a travel company arranging specially designed travel tours for nature a...
07.10.2014 - 05:43
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Burma is Progressing, except on the Road to Peace & Democracy
Burma is progressing by leaps and bound except in Democracy and Peace is everyone’s knowledge. Greater economic openness and re-engagement with the international community have successfully stimulated the country’s economic growth. The economy has sustained GDP growth of more than 7 per cent for two...
07.10.2014 - 05:23 By Kanbawza Win
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Durgotsab And Hindu religious status in Bangladesh - Part-I
Durgotsab is an annual Hindu festival which celebrates worship of the Hindu goddess of power, Durga or Shakti. And it has always been an integral part of the Hindu culture. However, the origin of public celebrations of grand Durga Puja can be traced back to the 16th century. With the ascent of the...
06.10.2014 - 15:01 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Today Haj Festival : President Greets Muslims
Today Muslims in Sri Lanka celebrate the Haj Festival and Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his message has pointed out that the teachings of the Holy Quran have helped the Muslims of Sri Lanka to live in harmony with other communities in our country. The teachings of the Holy Quran have hel...
06.10.2014 - 07:35
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Sri Lanka President Returns After a Brief Sojourn to Italy and Vatican
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa returned to Colombo yesterday, after successfully concluding a three day visit to Italy and the Vatican. During the visit, President extended the official invitation to Pope Fancis 1, who is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka i...
06.10.2014 - 06:34
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U.S. Naval Ship Visits Maldives to Foster Friendship
The USS Rodney M. Davis, an Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate with the U.S. 7th Fleet, will visit the Maldives in mid-October as part of a routine patrol of the Indian Ocean. The officers and crew of the Rodney M. Davis will work with the Maldives National Defence Forces, including th...
06.10.2014 - 06:16
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Store Woes: Britain’s four big supermarkets are forced to fight their collective corner
Britain’s top four supermarkets, according to a consistent set of statistics that span the last four quarters, are collectively going through a very bad patch. The troubles of Tesco, followed by ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are mounting on many fronts, while the top management teams of the Big Fo...
05.10.2014 - 07:27 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Travel Lanka awarded Best Travel Magazine in Sri Lanka
Travel Lanka has been awarded the prize for the Best Travel Magazine in Sri Lanka, by the Chamber of Tourism and Industry, Sri Lanka. In its 21st year of continuous publication, Travel Lanka is the only regularly updated Tourist Information Book in Sri Lanka, recognized by the Sri Lanka Tourism Pro...
05.10.2014 - 07:22 By Leelananda Ihalagamage
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Top United Nations Development officials to visit Ebola-affected countries - 6-14 October 2014
A high-level UNDP mission to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Senegal, will begin next week, aiming to boost efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak while helping to preserve essential services and livelihoods. The crisis is continuing to cause not only immediate health and humanitarian impacts, but...
05.10.2014 - 07:13
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Sri Lanka participated at the Third UN International Conference on Small Island Developing States : 1st - 4th September 2014, Apia, Samoa
The Summit was inaugurated by His Excellency Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa and H.E. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General. Admiral Thisara Samarasinghe, the High Commissioner represented Sri Lanka at the above Summit from 1st to 4th September 2014. The two previous SIDS C...
05.10.2014 - 07:00
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Rohingya People Need Our Help
The Rohingya people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) who mostly live in the western part - the Rakhine (formerly Arakan) state, bordering Bangladesh, are undoubtedly the most persecuted people on earth. Denied citizenship in the Buddhist majority country, the Rohingyas have simply become the most un...
05.10.2014 - 06:53 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Dr. Swamy demands President's rule in Tamil Nadu
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday urged the Centre to impose President's rule in Tamil Nadu in the wake of violent incidents in the state after the conviction of AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa in a corruption case. In a statement he condemned the "sordid and shameful" incidents in the state sinc...
04.10.2014 - 11:13
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55th anniversary of diplomatic ties celebrated in Cuba
The Embassy of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Students Association in Cuba ( SLAAC ) jointly hosted the Sri Lanka – Cuba Friendship Gala on 22nd September 2014 at the University of Las Villas in Santa Clara, the capital of Villa Clara Province to celebrate the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relatio...
04.10.2014 - 08:37
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Burma: President urges nationwide ceasefire as a compulsory for 2015 elections
After the sixth round of talks (22 – 26 Sept.) between the Burmese Government and the Ethnic Rebels Alliance Group, peace process of Burma seems in bad condition. Since the process started three years ago, after Thein Sein became president, his government cannot manage getting hold of its target fo...
04.10.2014 - 08:24 By – Zin Linn
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Aandasangaree Lambaste Mavai Senathirajah & TNA for being the Proxy of LTTE
In an open letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, V.Aandasangaree Secretary General –TULF has lambasted Tamil National Alliance for its anti-Tamil stance. The veter...
04.10.2014 - 05:02
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Pope's visit puts a nation in quandary.
The Popes visit to Sri Lanka is expected to provide a test of relations between the Catholic Church and the Sangha and Buddhist clergies following comments about Nirvana in his recently-published book. The Buddhist clergy and laity of Sri Lanka believe it is due to the pioneering efforts of their l...
04.10.2014 - 04:30 By K.T.Rajasingham
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