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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 724

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Diplomatic Council : Ambassador Sarrath Kongahage invites Investors from Europe to Sri Lanka
The Diplomatic Council with headquarters in The Hague / Netherlands held a New Year reception for 2014. More than 450 guests including ambassadors and diplomats from Antigua-Babuda, Ghana, Great Britain, India, Japan, Malta, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and leading pers...
21.02.2014 - 01:58
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President Extends Mandate of Missing Persons Commission by Six Months
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has extended the mandate issued to the Presidential Commission to investigate cases of alleged disappearances of persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces by six months to August 12, 2014. The Commission has, to date, received nearly 16,000 complaints from all parts o...
20.02.2014 - 22:32
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Kamalendran Further Remanded until 6th March
Kayts Magistrate S. Lenin Kumar further remanded Kandasamy Kamalendran, the EPDP stalwart and Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council and also Lundan Sasindran and Rexigan's wife Enida Rexigan for the fourth time, until 6th March, when they were produced in the courts yesterday...
20.02.2014 - 15:20
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Why Question Lanka’s India Policy? Why Not the Other Way around?
Should developing a foreign policy to suit the aspirations of the stronger powers by the weaker powers in the neighborhood or elsewhere, be an obligation of the latter? That idea came to my mind after reading Dayan Jayatilleke’s article in Ceylon Today of 15 February 2014. Dayan might say, “no”, tha...
20.02.2014 - 12:47 By Bandu de Silva
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Excavated Skeletal Remains Rises to a Soaring 70 at Mannar
As three more skeletal remains dug out yesterday Wednesday 19th February, the total remains so far unearthed had risen to a soaring 70. Excavation works for the 26th time continued under the direct supervision Mannar Magistrate and also the District Judge Ananthy Kanagaratnam. Also a team of foren...
20.02.2014 - 12:28 By K.T.Rajasingham
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66th Independence Day Celebrations at Sri Lanka Embassy in Abu Dhabi
66th Independence Day celebrations was held at Sri Lanka Embassy in Abu Dhabi with the participation of Sinhala, Tamil , Muslim and Catholic Community and the Staff of the Sri Lanka Embassy. About 300 participants were present for the celebrations. 60 children from the Daham Pasala of Abu Dhabi a...
20.02.2014 - 11:55
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Jeyalalitha releases Rajiv Gandhi killers: Would she pardon Prabakaran posthumously for ordering the killing?
It would also be interesting for the international community, a section of which is pushing for an international probe on human rights violations , crimes against humanity and war crimes in Sri Lanka during the last days of the war against the LTTE, to consider the action taken by Jeyalalitha to fre...
20.02.2014 - 11:45 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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66th Sri Lanka National Day Celebrations in Ankara
The Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in Ankara, Turkey, celebrated the 66th Independence Day on 04.02.2014. The celebration’s on the 04th started with the flag hoisting ceremony at the Embassy Premises and singing of the national anthem with the participation of H.E. Amba...
20.02.2014 - 11:33
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Pakistani manufactured Toyota Altis Cars handed over to Sri Lankan Police and Armed Forces
100 Toyota Corolla (Altis) cars manufactured by Indus Motors Pakistan were handed over to the Sri Lankan Police and the Armed Forces in a ceremony held yesterday at the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Sri Lanka. The Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the Ch...
20.02.2014 - 07:17
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Ambassador Amza points out Sri Lanka’s concern over the selective adoption of country-specific actions driven by electoral compulsions
Sri Lanka’s Head of Mission to the European Union, Ambassador P.M. Amza while addressing the meeting of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with the Countries in the South Asia (DSAS) on 19 February 2014, said ”Sri Lanka is concerned about the continuation of selective adoption of...
20.02.2014 - 07:09
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“We are not for communal politics!”-ACMC
The peacock branded All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), is fielding a diverse set of 40 candidates at the forthcoming Western Provincial polls- a Corporate Accountant among them. “We are not a communal party. We stand for a society and a governance model that ensures equal and fair opportunity for...
20.02.2014 - 01:27
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Why at present the AAP offers the best hope for governance and policy
In a short period of time the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has shaken up India’s political landscape by offering an honest alternative to the mainstream national parties, specifically the Congress and the BJP. This article is an attempt to understand AAP’s credibility on certain crucial dimensions, namely...
20.02.2014 - 01:18 By Dr Rahul Pandey, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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UN not sure any 'wrong-doing' occurred in Sri Lanka's final stage of war
"It’s clear that there continues to be a need for all the facts to be learned and for there to be a study of whether there’s any wrongdoing that’s occurred in the course of the final phases of the Sri Lankan conflict", was what Farhan Haq the spokesman for UN Secretary General said at a media briefi...
19.02.2014 - 22:10 Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Mannar: Total of 67 skeletal remains excavated including three dug out yesterday
Another 3 more skeletal remains were excavated yesterday- 18th February, in the grave site at Mannar. Excavation works continued yesterday and a total of 67 skeletal remains had been so far dug out, which include the three remains discovered yesterday. Excavation works continued under the d...
19.02.2014 - 12:28 By K.T.Rajasingham
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66th Independence Day Anniversary - Sri Lanka High Commission, Canberra
The 66th Independence Day Anniversary was celebrated in a grand scale at the High Commission and also in the Capital City of Canberra on the 4th of February 2014. Proceedings started with the hoisting of the National Flag by Admiral Thisarra Samarasinghe, the High Commissioner in the presence of t...
19.02.2014 - 03:53
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Minister Dissanayake concludes a successful visit to Cuba
Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake accompanied by Mrs. Tamara Dissanayake and Assistant Secretary/Administration, Mrs. Shanika Weerasuriya, visited Cuba for the 9th International Congress on Higher Education held in Havana from 10th - 14th February 2014, on an invitation extended by the...
19.02.2014 - 03:42
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Ministerial delegation to South Africa
A delegation led by Mr. Nimal Siripala de Silva, Leader of the House and Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management, will visit South Africa from 20 th to 21 st February 2014 for discussions with that government and the ruling African National Congress party. The delegation’s discussion...
19.02.2014 - 03:26
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66th Independence Day Celebrations – Sri Lanka Embassy, Germany
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Berlin has celebrated this year’s Day of Independence with a Ceremony on 4th February and a Reception on 8th February. Both events took place at the Embassy premises. On 4th February, The official ceremony commenced with the National Flag being hoisted by H.E. Ambassador...
19.02.2014 - 03:17
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Sri Lanka President Congratulates New Nepali Premier
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has written to the new Nepali Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to congratulate him on his assumption of office this month. “Your election is a reflection of your wide acceptance by the Nepali people to lead the country at this critical juncture in its political and constit...
18.02.2014 - 17:11
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Kachatheevu was not ceded to Sri Lanka & can’t be retrieved – Government Of India
The Government of India has informed the Supreme Court that Kachatheevu could not be retrieved from Sri Lanka as demanded by the party president, M. Karunanidhi. In its response to Mr. Karunanidhi’s writ petition seeking, retrieval of the island from Sri Lanka, the Centre said: “The question of re...
18.02.2014 - 13:24
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