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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1105

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Chunnakam Ground Water Contaminated
Minister of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage, Rauff Hakeem said in Parliament yesterday that a report compiled by the Ministry had revealed that... ... ground water surrounding the Chunnakam power plant was contaminated with oil and was not suitable for drinking. Responding to a questi...
12.04.2015 - 07:39
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Inauspicious Time, New Year and Sri Lanka
These days we are heading for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Sinhala and Tamil people in Sri Lanka will be celebrating the New Year as it signifies the reaping of the harvest and social customs associated with the farming community. This is one of our historic and cultural traditions with many valu...
12.04.2015 - 07:29 By Nalin Abeysekera
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Letter from America: Playing politics with the White Cards?
In early February this year, the Myanmar parliament approved a proposal by President Thein Sein to allow people with temporary identification “white cards,” most of whom were Rohingya, to vote on a referendum on constitutional amendments to the country’s junta-backed constitution, which could come a...
12.04.2015 - 07:20 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Terrorists Slaughtering In Turbat Challenged Balochistan Security
At least 20 laborers gun downed and three others wounded in terrorist attack in Balochistan area of Turbat on night 1- and 11 April 2015. The laborers were working on an under construction bridge in Turbat area of Gagdan. According to sources the individuals of Levies and police deputed for guar...
12.04.2015 - 07:17 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Post-Rajapaksha Sri Lanka: President Sirisena for communal harmony, stability, development!
The arrival of President Maithripala Sirisena, who is seen committed to people’s causes as well as nation’s pride, signals the rise of a new phenomenon in Sri Lanka, governance and politics, just like what the new political phenomenon the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in Indian politics meant to India....
12.04.2015 - 07:10 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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SLFP in a bid to clean up the Party from Mahinda supporters
Sri Lanka Freedom Party, in a sudden bid to clean up the party from the rebels who have openly defied the party’s instruction and identified with former President Mahinda Rajapaks, has removed several leading members who were former ministers from the Central Committee of the Party. Those so f...
12.04.2015 - 07:04
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Is it Sinhala Tamil or Hindu - Buddhist New Year Mr. Kerry?
US Secretary of State John Kerry has offered his greeting for the Sri Lankans who celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year. It has been wrongly stated in the press statement by the Statement as Sinhala and Tamil New year. In fact it is Buddhist Hindu new year and those follows two oldest religions on...
11.04.2015 - 09:55
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Bhutan and Sri Lanka pledged to work closely
Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay paid a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. The two leaders agreed that Sri Lanka and Bhutan have a special relationship as the two countries are bound by common spiritual link of Buddhism. Prime Minist...
11.04.2015 - 09:21
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Yet another unarmed black man hunted down by a white officer!
The video of an unarmed black man being shot eight times by a white police officer, in South Carolina, has gone viral through international media. How would one analyze this in this modern age? The father of the victim says the white policeman shot his son as if he was trying to ‘kill a deer run...
11.04.2015 - 08:58 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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UN Assistant Secretary-General Haoliang Xu calls on Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe
The UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director Mr. Haoliang Xu, Yesterday called on the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickramasinghe . At this meeting Mr. Xu thanked the Premier and the Government for the continued support to the work of the UN Country Team in Sri...
11.04.2015 - 08:47
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Sri Lanka - El Salvador relations further strengthened
Sri Lanka - El Salvador relations have been further strengthened with Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Cuba, Sarath Dissanayake presented his Letter of Credence to President of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén on 20th March 2015. Ambassador Dissanayake was among 5 Envoys Ambassadors from Austria, Finlan...
10.04.2015 - 22:54
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Determination by the Supreme Court on the 19 A Amendments
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa announced in Parliament yesterday that the Supreme Court had determined that two clauses of the Bill titled 19th Amendment to the Constitution " which was presented on March 24, complies with the provisions of article 82 (1) of the constitution and two clauses in the amendm...
10.04.2015 - 09:09
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Iran condemns Saudi genocides in Yemen!
Perhaps self-assuming the role of regional super power, Saudi Arabia has begun attacking rebels in neighboring Yemen, killing even civilians. . Even very presumption that Saudi Arabia is the super power of Mideast is wrong because nuclear Israel is the undisputed super power of both West Asia and...
10.04.2015 - 07:52 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera
UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP’s Asia-Pacific Regional Director Mr. Haoliang Xu held discussions with the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mangala Samaraweera yesterday morning. During discussions Mr. Xu thanked the Government of Sri Lanka for their continued support to the work of th...
10.04.2015 - 07:17
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Hiding under the cloak of 'collateral' damage is unacceptable
War is ravaging Yemen and civilians, including infants, are getting killed. The situation is catastrophic. As we have seen before with the US-led invasion of Iraq, no matter how much the missile-shooter, bomb-droppers and drone-attackers would have you believe about perfection of their war machines,...
10.04.2015 - 02:57 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Errant traders beware, fine up to R100,000’-Rishad
In view of the forthcoming New Year season, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen has instructed the Consumers Affairs Authority (CAA) under him to take all relevant measures so that consumers do not feel any discomfort, as revealed on 08 April-and re-structuring efforts of Lanka Satho...
09.04.2015 - 10:54
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Bank of Ceylon General Manager suspended
Bank of Ceylon Chairman Ronald C. Perera PC, justifies reasons behind placing bank’s General Manager, Mr. D M Gunasekera on suspension (on compulsory leave) , until investigations are completed such that the conduct of investigations is independent and impartial. In a statement released to...
09.04.2015 - 09:11
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Protest against the use of the term Tamil National Alliance aka TNA
V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of the TULF has lodged a strong protest the Commissioner of Elections against the use of the term Tamil National Alliance (TNA). In a protest note sent to the Election Commissioner V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General – TULF has stated, “I wish to lodge my...
09.04.2015 - 07:36
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Leader of the Opposition - Dinesh Gunawardene?
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has apprised the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Susil Premajayantha to have discussions with the party members and decide on who should be appointed as the Opposition Leader. Speaker on Thursday (7) told the Parliament that he needs more time to co...
09.04.2015 - 07:10
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State Funeral With Full Honors to Late Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter
Sri Lanka Government has declared April 12 as a Day of Mourning for the late Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera who had passed away at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore yesterday morning while receiving treatments at the age of 85. Yesterd...
09.04.2015 - 06:50
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