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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 828

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Protecting our environment is safeguarding our children – President
Invaluable lives have been lost due to the dengue hazard facing the country. It is necessary for all in society to be committed to ensuring a clean environment to save the country from the widening dangers of dengue. Such protection of the environment is in fact the best protection for our children,...
09.06.2014 - 09:02 Reporting From Colombo-H.J.Arunashantha
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A day’s journey to explore the unexplored
It’s always adventurous to explore the new areas, locations, mountains, lakes, caves, trees and other historical objects. From time to time, scientists, enthusiastic and curious people used to venture out to areas unseen and unexplored. In Nagaland also, there are many areas which still remain unkno...
09.06.2014 - 08:54 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Pakistani Taliban Chapter Ending Soon
A major breakthrough has been observed when in the last week of May 2014 the Mehsud section of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced it’s delinking from Mullah Fazlullah, who was elected “Ameer” of TTP. In this connection, new spokesman Azim Tariq claimed that Pakistani Taliban are “misgu...
09.06.2014 - 05:46 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Nine-year old Radha Ragamalika has become India’s youngest Radio Jockey
Nine-year old Radha Ragamalika has become India’s youngest Radio Jockey on June 6 when she went on air to do a show on Masala FM, a 24/7 online Tamil cloud radio. A student of Fifth Standard in Chettinad Vidhyashram, Radha has been learning piano, violin and vocal music under the tutelage of Oscar...
09.06.2014 - 05:47
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Letter from America: Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Mankind – Part 1
Nearly 1300 years ago, Hassan al-Basri (R: may Allah have mercy on him), one of the great saints, scholars and preachers of Islam, was asked: "What is Islam, and who are the Muslims?" He answered: "Islam is in the books, and Muslims are in the tomb." . Hassan (R) was a Tabi’un (successor) who had th...
08.06.2014 - 21:39
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Internet Access for All – Google’s Ambitious Satellite Project
It is reported this week that Google is about to enter into satellite internet business with a firm goal of guaranteeing the internet access to the entire human population of the earth, which to this day, remains just a distant dream. The company, driven by either the noble intention of addressing...
08.06.2014 - 21:18 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Good luck for Jonathan, bad luck for Nigerians!
Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan may be really lucky to become the president of that African country soon after the demise of his predecessor in 2010. But we cannot say the same thing about the citizens of his country, since they are experiencing a great deal of hardship in every way. A cou...
08.06.2014 - 07:51 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Vesak Celebration in Malaysia
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the first time, in coordination with the Brickfields Buddhist Maha Viharaya and Sri Lanka Buddhist Viharaya, Sentul organized an overnight Pirith Chanting ceremony and Heel Dana for twenty five Venerable members of the Maha Sanga invited...
09.06.2014 - 05:49
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Solomon Islands greatly values Sri Lanka’s support in the aftermath of devastating cyclone
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has sanctioned a cash donation of US $ 50,000/- from the Government and the people of Sri Lanka to the Government and the people of the Solomon Islands as a gesture of solidarity and assistance, to support the rehabilitation, resettlement and reconstruction programmes un...
09.06.2014 - 05:48
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Vesak Celebrations in Bahrain
The newly opened Sri Lanka Embassy in Bahrain conducted its first Vesak Programme from 15-19 May 2014 with the involvement of the expatriate Sri Lankan community, as well as Sri Lankans working in three garment factories in Bahrain. The main Vesak Programme was held at the Embassy premises on Satur...
09.06.2014 - 05:47
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Sushma Swaraj to visit B’desh this month-end
Indian leadership has clearly set its eyes on its neighbourhood. While Prime Minister Narendera Modi will make his maiden foreign visit to Bhutan this month, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be going to Dhaka towards the end of the month in what would be her stand-alone first visit since...
07.06.2014 - 09:25 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Rishad leading strong biz delegation to Kunming kick-off
As bilateral trade with China crossed $ 3 Bn, one of the biggest ever trade and business delegations from Sri Lanka is flying to grace the 22nd Kunming international Fair in China which kicks off tomorrow June 06. “Sri Lanka has been taking part in this event when it was held for the first time i...
07.06.2014 - 08:38
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Pakistan awards Prestigious Jinnah Scholarship to 69 brilliant Sri Lankan Students in Kandy
The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded SL Rs 1.7 Million worth of educational scholarships last evening to 69 bright Sri Lankan students of O/L and A/L under the first Phase of Jinnah Scholarship Programme 2014. Under the auspices of High Commission of Pakis...
07.06.2014 - 08:26
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President of Tatarstan welcomes Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russia
President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov warmly welcomed Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation Udayanga Weeratunga in the Presidential Palace in Tatarstan’s capital Kazan. Ambassador Weeratunga toured Tatarstan on a 2-day visit from 2-3 June 2014 at the invitation of President Minnik...
07.06.2014 - 08:17
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Sari diplomacy is working!
This is with reference to the news report ‘Premier Modi thanks Sharif for ‘wonderful’ white sari’ (6 June), I am sure that everyone who read this will be sincerely pleased to see the relations between the two countries are warming up. The picture on ANI’s Twitter page showed Modi’s mother, Hiraben...
07.06.2014 - 07:57 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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India helps 4 Sri Lankan students evacuate from Eastern Ukraine
India has helped four Sri Lankan students to move out of the East Ukrainian city of Lugansk. They have been evacuated to Kiev by Indian diplomats, who had gone to Lugansk to arrange for the evacuation of approximately 1000 Indian students who were studying largely in the medical college there. All...
07.06.2014 - 07:48 By Malladi Rama Rao
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For the Love of Music - Ceylon Radio
Mr. Naik Muhammad Kakar and Ms. Rozina Karak (of the remote Loralai District of Pakistan) who had been following Ceylon Radio, Music Programme for past 30 years are visiting Sri Lanka to convey their appreciation to the Sri Lankan Broadcasting Corporation. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri...
06.06.2014 - 09:34
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The infamous Balfour declaration and Palestinians
This is with reference to the news report ‘Israel livid at end of Palestinian rift’ in most of the international media with the picture along with Mahmoud Abbas in close consultation with the Hamas leader. I am sure that many will be extremely pleased to see this positive development except just...
06.06.2014 - 09:03 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sumitra Mahajan to be Lok Sabha Speaker, Thambi Dorai her deputy
A veteran BJP law maker, Sumitra Mahajan is all set to be the unanimous Speaker of the Lok Sabha. The front runner for the post Deputy Speaker is Thambidurai of AIADMK. Prime Minister Modi and leaders of most parties have proposed the name of Sumitra Mahajan (not a relative of BJP strongman, late...
06.06.2014 - 08:38
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The Rehabilitation of ex-LTTE Cadres Nearing Completion
According to the Bureau of the Commissioner General of Rehabilitation (BCGR), there are 132 former members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) currently undergoing rehabilitation. The Commissioner General of Rehabilitation Maj. Gen. Jagath Wijetilleke said that nearly 12,000 former LTTE c...
06.06.2014 - 08:31
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