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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1471

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Mahinda Amaraweera - The New UPFA Secretary General
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has been appointed as the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Secretary General of the SLFP-led UPFA. The decision was taken at the UPFA Executive Committee meeting which was held yesterday with the participation of President Mai...
09.03.2016 - 09:10
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Revision Application By Yoshitha & 4 Others Fixed For March 14
The order on the bail revision applications filed on behalf of Yoshitha Rajapaksa and four others was fixed yesterday for March 14 by Colombo High Court Judge A.A.R. Heiyanthuduwa. The date was fixed after considering the submissions made by the petitioners and the respondents. Counsel Gamini S. Ma...
09.03.2016 - 09:02
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Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, arrives in Sri Lanka
Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, arrived in Sri Lanka today on an official visit from 8-11 March. The Thai delegation comprises around 130 persons from government and private sectors. The objectives of the visit are to follow up on the official visit to Thailand of President M...
08.03.2016 - 23:08
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I would take any decision in proper time for betterment of country – President
President Maithripala Sirisena says that the responsibility of the rulers who love the country and the people as well as scholars and intellectuals is to provide most appropriate things to the people. He added he would take any decision for the betterment of the country and the nation in the proper...
08.03.2016 - 10:04
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How can Irom Sharmila’s Hunger Strike be wrong when Anna Hazare’s Hunger Strike was right?
Anna Hazare, famed anti-corruption activist, led his strongest “Anti-corruption movement in 2011” by launching a “Hunger Strike” at the Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. The chief legislative aim of the movement was to alleviate endemic corruption in the Indian Government through the introduction of the J...
08.03.2016 - 08:40 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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UN Round Table Discussion on Empowering Female Headed Households in Sri Lanka
In a post-war era, Sri Lanka has seen an increase in Female-Headed Households. Providing a platform of discussion, the Gender Theme Group of the United Nations in Sri Lanka organized a round table discussion which was held at the BMICH on the 3rd of March. The round table discussion, which was titl...
08.03.2016 - 08:34
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Lankan apparels enter 3D design platform for the first time
The leading provider of hi-tech solutions for the global textile industry has partnered with Sri Lanka’s apparel sector to upgrade the country’s apparel designing to new levels-and the Lankan apparel industry has now entered the 3D design realm for the first time. “With world class certifications...
08.03.2016 - 08:20
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Hillary Clinton is a better choice for the world
On 5 March 2016, Hillary Clinton a former secretary of state, and Mr. Trump, a property tycoon have fighting battle and successfully maintained lead against their opponents. Both are favorites to win the vast majority and scoring better till now for their respective parties. Mrs. Clinton so far h...
07.03.2016 - 08:39 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Indian politics: stage set for regional elections!
At the outset one crucial issue should be stressed right here. The caste factor is among Hindu voters still plays key in Indian politics and this would play out fully in regional polls, more than the national parliamentary election. Indian elections are mind-bogglingly complex. Economic class, ethni...
07.03.2016 - 08:31 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Anoda declares war on cancer!
The other day a gulf national who is a very close associate of mine showed a picture of a fruit in his mobile phone and asked me whether I am familiar with that fruit? I told him ‘yes’ and it is a Sri Lankan fruit. It was very easy to identify and it was nothing but our own Anoda or in English Sou...
06.03.2016 - 19:59 By S.H.Moulana
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I support 33 percent Women’s Reservation in State Assemblies and Parliament
I fully agree with the President Pranab Mukherjee that “Women empowerment is impossible in the absence of their representation in legislative bodies.” He said this while attending the inaugural function of the two-day national conference of women legislators on “Women Legislators: Building Resurgent...
06.03.2016 - 19:45 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall Marry in London
Rupert Murdoch, the boss of the world’ largest media empire that includes News Corp, Sky News and Fox News, and Jerry Hall, the former model and actress, had their blessing service at St Bride’s Church in London on Saturday, following the wedding on Friday. Mr Murdoch, 84, and Miss Hall, 59, wed on...
06.03.2016 - 07:56 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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New Entry in the Guinness Books of Records
The Burmese Generals are proud to set up a new entry in the annals of Guinness Books of Records as the only country in the whole wide world that would not allow the winner of the elected party leader to become the President. Even though she has won 80 percent of the vote. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (prono...
06.03.2016 - 07:51 By Kanbawza Win
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Sri Lanka – Switzerland signs agreement for regular political dialogue and cooperation
Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Federal Councillor and the Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland Mr. Didier Burkhalter signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on ‘Foreign Office Consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka and t...
05.03.2016 - 08:02
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Indian quantum leap: PM Modi launches Rs 50,800 crore Setu Bharatam project
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Friday said India is set to take a quantum leap in infrastructure with an ambitious Rs 50,800-crore Setu Bharatam project, under which a total of 208 railway crossings will be replaced by rail over bridges (ROBs) by 2019. Modi was inaugurating the mega projec...
05.03.2016 - 07:56 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Lalin’s Column: ‘Traitors’ in SL
‘Apparently there are many traitors in SL today -according to the Prime Minister (PM). They are supposed to be in the media and the GMOA among other places too. A traitor is a betrayer and is commonly thought to have committed treason. Treason is an act of betraying or attempting to over throw the g...
04.03.2016 - 14:55 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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The Body Shop opens new store in Sri Lanka!
The Body Shop, the iconic global retailer of cosmetics and toiletries launched its new store in Sri Lanka. The Body Shop was founded in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick, in Littlehampton, England. The beauty brand pioneered social activism and was built on the philosophy that business can be a force for...
04.03.2016 - 09:08
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Pakistan's War on Scholars
Pakistan's military and intelligence agencies are waging a nasty war on U.S.-based scholars whose writings and public statements undermine cherished narratives promulgated by the army that has dominated Pakistan's governance for most of the state's existence. These agencies aim to intimidate, discre...
02.03.2016 - 17:12 By C. Christine Fair, Associate professor, Georgetown University, US - Syndicate News
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India's 2016-2017 budget reflects a mirage for universal health
India's draft National Health Policy 2015 was riddled with privatisation bid and it is no surprise that 2016-2017 budget too takes that agenda forward. Also earlier this month Indian government indicated its intent to exit from hospital 'sector' (along with Air India). The vision of universal health...
02.03.2016 - 17:07 Dr Sandeep Pandey and Bobby Ramakant, CNS
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On Ekneligoda, in spite of Ekneligoda and his pals
Six years ago, I wrote about Prageeth Ekneligoda in the state-owned 'Daily News'. This around the time he was picked up as the poster-boy of NGO racketeers strutting around as champions of human rights. Ekneligoda, as someone recently observed, was no journalist. He drew some cartoons and they wer...
02.03.2016 - 16:59 By Malinda Seneviratne
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