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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 943

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Yonkers Cardiologist Convicted of Fraud Sentenced in White Plains Federal Court to Three Years in Prison.
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Rohan Wijetilaka was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Briccetti in White Plains federal court to three years in prison for health care fraud. Wijetilake was sentence on 16th October, has pr...
13.11.2014 - 09:32
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Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya: Obama’s Duty is ASEAN’s Shame
With Barack Obama gracing the halls of Naypyidaw this week, the world has quite rightly been calling loudly for the President of the United States of America to raise concerns regarding the backslide in human rights and democracy in Myanmar, not least of which being the institutionalized persecution...
13.11.2014 - 08:16 By Charles Santiago
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First Leg of Motorcade Taking Procession of Casket of Omniscient Sacred Relics commenced
The religious motorcade taking in procession the casket of Omniscient Sacred Relics up to Sandahiru Stupa commenced its first leg in the auspicious time at the President's House, Colombo this morning. President Mahinda Rajapaksa worshiped the casket of the sacred relics at the shrine room of the Pre...
12.11.2014 - 22:17
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Northern Expressway Work to Commence this 14th
Construction work on the first phase of the proposed expressway to the North is scheduled to commence this week, the Project Minister of Highways, Ports and Shipping Nirmala Kotelawala said. Minister Kothalawala said that the first phase of construction work will commence in Galewela, Galagedara,...
12.11.2014 - 08:42
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Saudi denies it may relax ban on women drivers
Local media in Saudi Arabia have said a story published by the Associated Press news agency stating that the advisory council to Saudi Arabia's king had recommended easing a ban on women driving in the country is a "fabrication". Media quoted Mohammed Abdullah Al-Muhanna, the head of the Shura counc...
12.11.2014 - 08:23
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The Supreme Court conveyed its determination “Yes” or “No” to President contesting for a third time
The Supreme Court conveyed yesterday afternoon to Sri Lanka President its decision by a full Bench of its Judges on the referral by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on whether there was any impediment for him to contest the Presidential election for a third time. The Supreme Court Bench compr...
11.11.2014 - 20:31
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Arab and Western artists’ combination brings success
Desert Rose is a highly popular number in the West as well as in the Arab World. This is a duet by British well-known artist Sting of the former group ‘The Police’, who was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Queen and Cheb Mami of Algeria. Cheb Mami is a rai singer like Cheb Khaled...
11.11.2014 - 06:26 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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India hands over relief goods worth SLR 5 million for the landslide victims
Government of India had made a commitment to provide emergency humanitarian assistance worth SLR 5 million, following the devastating landslide that occurred on October 29, 2014 in Haldummula Division of Badulla district in Uva Province. In pursuance of this, Mr. A. Natarajan, Assistant High Commiss...
11.11.2014 - 06:17
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Latha Walpola – Nightingale of Sri Lanka Becomes Octogenerian
Latha Walpola, the greatest living legend of playback singing for Sinhala silver screen ever created golden voice celebrates her 80th Birthday on 11th November 2014. Greetings of Blessings for a healthy, long life from the fans around the world will enliven this indomitable songstress who has contri...
11.11.2014 - 05:48 By T.K.Premadasa
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High Commissioner Sarrath Kongahage presents Credentials to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa
High Commissioner Sarrath Kongahage presented his Credentials to President Jacob Zuma, as the High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka, at a ceremony held at the Sefako M. Makgatho Presidential guest house in Pretoria, on Thursday, 16th October 2014. While presenting his Cre...
11.11.2014 - 05:18
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Indian fishermen on death row: Advocates, Students, Youth, politicians rally in support.
Even as an appeal is moved in Sri Lankan Supreme Court against death sentence awarded by Colombo High Court to five fishermen from Rameswaram in an alleged drug trafficking case, advocates, student –youth groups, and politician in Tamilnadu have begun to rally in support of the ill-fated fishermen...
10.11.2014 - 20:20 From Malladi Rama Rao in New Delhi
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Historical importance of the TULF
The latest developments in Tamil Politics are causing great anxiety to the people. The TNA and more particularly the ITAK is running at a tangent without knowing where they are taking the Tamil People who are completely in the dark. They are under a spell and their magic formula is gradually losin...
10.11.2014 - 05:47 By V.Anandasangaree - Secretary General - TULF
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Burma: Killing of the press shows stalling of reform process
Freedom of the press is the basic right of citizens of all nations. The right of every citizen to read news is clearly similar to free flow of information including freedom of news production, speech and writing. Particularly in independent societies, freedom of the press means the right to circulat...
10.11.2014 - 05:25 By – Zin Linn
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Top global fishery leaders in town tomorrow for first int’l confab
As Sri Lanka’s ornamental fish (O-fish) exports surged by 41%, the country’s first ever Global O-Fish Confab will go live on 10 Monday -and a globally renowned industry leaders will lead the two day sessions in Colombo. “We extend a warm welcome to Mr Bassleer, President of Ornamental Fish Internat...
10.11.2014 - 05:19
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Unsolved Mystery behind Plummeting Oil Price
Oil prices, consistently indicated both by Brent, the global benchmark and the U.S. benchmark, have been falling for more than six successive weeks, yet no one knows what exactly is causing the mysterious phenomenon that defies the conventional wisdom. As of Friday, Brent crude was trading at $83.3...
09.11.2014 - 11:47 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Vigneswaran spent the night at the controversial Premananda’s Ashram
The Chief Minister of Sri lanka’s Northern Province C.V. Vigneswaran stayed in Trichy Premananda Ashram on the first day of his visit – 7th November. He will deliver a lecture on civil liberties in South Asia at an event organised by the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) in Chennai today -...
09.11.2014 - 08:42
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UN Human Rights Commissioner Under Fire From Sri Lanka
The UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein came under heavy fire from Sri Lanka for his usage of intemperate language to “attack and vilify” Sri Lanka - a sovereign member of the United Nations. Earlier on Friday the UN human rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein had condemne...
09.11.2014 - 07:24
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Sri Lankan PM Chief Guest at Manipal varsity; worships at Tirumala
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Jayaratne, participating as Chief Guest at the 19th convocation of Manipal University in Manipal(Karnataka) on November 8, said that Sri Lanka has the longest historical and bilateral links with India. “Historically and culturally, our two nations...
09.11.2014 - 06:59 From Gopal Ethiraj in Chennai
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Sri Lanka has a unique model to fight piracy in the Indian Ocean
The Sri Lankan delegation which participated at the Counter Piracy Conference stated that Sri Lanka has a unique model placed in the form of public/private partnership model to fight piracy in the Indian Ocean. It further added that Sri Lanka will continue to play a role in anti-piracy operations u...
09.11.2014 - 06:39
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The days of 'fan clubs' and 'hit parade'!
Yes, it was the time we did not have TVs, computers or mobile phones in our country but we had a wonderful time during our youthful days. There was no YouTube to click on to check the latest releases or what is on top of the chart etc. All what we could rely on was our good old ‘Radio Ceylon’ and it...
09.11.2014 - 06:40 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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