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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 973

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Zhaleo Rio warns fragmentation of India if racial, hate crimes continue
Parliamentary Secretary for Urban Development Zhaleo Rio has strongly condemned the unabated racial attacks on the northeast students and youth in India’s major cities and strongly warned that if the “trend continues, India will be fragmented.” Talking to this writer here on Saturday, the Parlia...
19.10.2014 - 07:51 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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EU Court ruling lifting restrictions on LTTE: Ascendancy of Sinhala nationalism inevitable with the resurgence of LTTE
The LTTE was a despicable oraganisation headed by a despicable apology of a man. The misnomer that they were freedom fighters sullies the good name of freedom fighters the world has known. Genuine freedom fighters did not kill innocent men, women and children, the LTTE did. Freedom fighter did not k...
19.10.2014 - 08:49 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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In Memoriam of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari (1904-1999)
Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari, (1904-99) a soft-spoken Hindu scholar who offered early and important intellectual encouragement to the Roman Catholic monk and writer Thomas Merton. 15 years have passed since his last journey to eternal world on 18 October 1999. Although Dr. Brahmachari lived most of...
19.10.2014 - 07:34
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U.S. Trade Delegation Discuss Business Training, Partnerships For Sri Lankan Women
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Michael Delaney speaks with Neela Marikkar, Chairperson from The Grant Group, to discuss the launch of the “War Widows Project” in partnership with the Ministry for Industry & Commerce. Launch of the War Widows Project The project is supported through nearl...
18.10.2014 - 08:08
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Public consultation on Assam-Nagaland Border issues needed
Of late, there have been criticisms against the remarks made by Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang with regard to the chronic Assam-Nagaland border issues. The Chief Minister seemingly stated that Nagaland lacked documents to settle its protracted border row with neighboring Assam. His remarks soon...
18.10.2014 - 07:58 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association endeavors to bridge digital divide for Sri Lankan Students
The Sri Lanka Pakistan Friendship Association organized a special ceremony at the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka to present state of the art Computer Tablets to several bright Sri Lankan University Students. The selected students hailed from Medical, Law, Business and Finance faculties of...
18.10.2014 - 07:49
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Fijian Prime Minister expresses gratitude to Sri Lanka in maiden speech
Rear Admiral J.V. Bainimarama, the newly elected Prime Minister of Fiji has acknowledged the immense debt Fiji owes to Sri Lanka, in his inaugural speech on 13th October 2014 at the Parliament House in Suva, following the convincing victory of his Fiji First Party at the general elections held last...
18.10.2014 - 07:39
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WHO cautions: "Do not let fox guard chickens"
This the first time ever when global tobacco treaty negotiations are taking place in Russian Federation. While sharing an internal tobacco industry document that is now in public domain, Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said: “One record shows that there was...
18.10.2014 - 07:26 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Jaya Amma gets bail with conditions
In a big relief to Jayalalithaa Jayaram who is in a Bangalore jail since September 27 in a graft case, and her AIADMK faithful, the Supreme Court Friday granted her bail for two months but made her promise to go back to jail by Dec 18, if necessary. She assured the court that she would stay at home...
17.10.2014 - 18:31 From Malladi Rama Rao
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India launches navigation satellite IRNSS -1C
Close on the heels of Mangalyan, India today launched the third of its seven satellite navigation system, with its work horse, Polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) successfully placing the satellite IRNSS IC in a geo-stationary orbit. The lift off took place from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh I...
17.10.2014 - 09:15 From Malladi Rama Rao
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Moragahakanda Reservoir Project To Benefit Northerners
Moragahakanda - Kalu Ganga development project was first discussed in 1955 and again in 1977 when the Mahaweli projects were being implemented. However, it took another 30 years before it finally got off the ground as the fulfillment of an election pledge under the Mahinda Chinthana vision for the f...
17.10.2014 - 08:10
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British Deputy High Commissioner’s Visit to Jaffna
British Deputy High Commissioner Laura Davies visited Jaffna town on 15 October, 2014. She called on Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, District Secretary Suntharam Arumainayagam and Bishop Thomas Saundaranayagam. She also visited the Sabapathipillai Welfare Centre located in Chunnakam, the British C...
17.10.2014 - 10:50
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The Uva Provincial Council new Board of Ministers sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa
The new Board of Ministers of the Uva Provincial Council took oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo yesterday morning. They are (UPFA) Councilors representing the Badulla District - Anura Vidanagamage, Chamara Sampath Dasanayaka and Senthil Thondam...
17.10.2014 - 07:43 Colombo, 17 October, (
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Strong tobacco taxation policy adopted despite industry interference
Allies of tobacco industry had tried to persuade government delegations before the global tobacco treaty negotiations began in Moscow earlier this week. But governments who have ratified the global tobacco treaty voted for public health and not corporate interests. Dr Margaret Chan, Director Gene...
17.10.2014 - 07:12 Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS
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U.S. Trade Delegation Backs Enhanced U.S.-Sri Lankan Business Cooperation
The American and Ceylon Chambers of Commerce joined the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to co-host U.S.-Sri Lanka Business Forum today to coincide with the 11th Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Joint Council Meeting. Michael Delaney, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Central...
17.10.2014 - 06:59
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Ambassador Amunugama meets Germany’s State Secretary of the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Sri Lanka Ambassador for Germany Karunatilaka Amunugama held a meeting with the Hans Joachim Fuchtel, State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany. The Ambassador made use of the opportunity to thank the Federal Ministry for the assistance extended to Sri Lanka...
17.10.2014 - 06:51
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21st Century Maritime Silk Road
The two day historical visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping and the First Lady Peng Liyuan who arrived in the island on September 16th ended with a new milestone further strengthening Sri Lanka-China relationship. A number of MOUs were signed between the two nations on development of infrastruc...
16.10.2014 - 12:22 By T.K.Premadasa
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Foreigners’ Visit To North Only With Prior Approval
Defence Ministry Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya yesterday said that foreigners visiting the Northern part of the country should inform the Defence Ministry of such visits as there had been negative intervention on the part of a few foreign nationals visiting the region. Addressing the wee...
16.10.2014 - 08:21
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Minister G.L. Peiris invited to be a panelist at Bali Democracy Forum
Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs was invited to be a panelist at the recently concluded 7th Democracy Forum held in Bali, Indonesia where 52 countries participated. Prof. Peiris drew on the Sri Lankan experience in illustrating the theme for discussion by the Panel, “The dynamics of p...
16.10.2014 - 07:20
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Britain follow Sweden's example
There were hundreds of rockets fired at helpless Gazans by Israel, which took the lives of over two thousand innocent people but the two powerful rockets fired from Sweden and Britain have shaken the Zionist regime in Israel badly. I am referring to both countries’ recognition of Palestinian as...
16.10.2014 - 07:14 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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