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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 916

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Those who 'own little, live on little' carry highest burden of climate change
Climate change seems to be the new food for thought for world leaders to chew upon. Recently 122 heads of state gathered in New York City for the UN Climate Summit, organised by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, aimed to mobilize action to prevent looming climate disasters and garner political will...
03.10.2014 - 07:55 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Sri Lanka asks refugee receiving countries to expedite processes of finalizing resettlement claims
Sri Lanka has called on refugee receiving countries to expedite the processes of finalizing resettlement claims and to also assist UNHCR to enhance its resource capacity, in order to overcome present difficulties being experienced in Sri Lanka on account of rapid influx of refugees/asylum seekers. D...
03.10.2014 - 07:30
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Injustice to Indian boxer Sarita tarnishes images of boxing world & 17th Incheon Asian Games
In my 36 years of sports career, particularly in the field of martials arts – Karate, Kick-Boxing and later 25 years in Muaythai – I have never come across such a humiliating sporting incidents like the one where India’s boxing star Sarita Devi’s semifinal fight against her South Korean opponent Jin...
03.10.2014 - 07:22 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Minister Fowzie attends inauguration of new President of Afghanistan
Sri Lanka’s Senior Minister for Urban Affairs A.H. M. Fowzie represented President Mahida Rajapaksa at the swearing in ceremony of the newly elected President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai in Kabul on 29th September 2014. Following the Inauguration ceremony, Senior...
03.10.2014 - 00:58
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Stopgap Chief Minister of Tamil Nad Writes to Modi for the Release of Arrested Fishermen
The stopgap Chief Minister of Tamil Nad O Panneerselvam has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take "positive and concrete" steps to secure the immediate release of 20 Tamil Nadu fishermen and their 75 boats from the custody of the Sri Lankan authorities. In his first letter to the Prime M...
02.10.2014 - 10:05
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Pakistan Naval Ships in Sri Lanka on a Goodwill visit
Pakistan Naval Ships PNS NASR and SAIF will be arriving today at Colombo Port for a four-day goodwill visit. This port call is part of the strong multifaceted relationship and engagement between the defence establishments of both countries. Commodore Zahid Ilyas, is the Mission Commander of the visi...
02.10.2014 - 05:44
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Top corporates in Lanka’s first industrial energy push
Several top Lankan manufacturing firms have been enlisted in the first ever industrial energy initiative as announced on 25 September. As a result of the success, a second manufacturing energy initiative is now being mulled. And, Ceylon Electricity Board is slowly ‘getting off’ from expensive oil po...
02.10.2014 - 05:38
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IKS Request Modi And SAARC Intervention In Protecting Rohingya Minorities
A letter addressed to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, the world’s biggest democratic country and Arjun Bahadur Thapa Secretary General of SAARC Secretariat have asked for the immediate intervention for protecting Rohingya Minorities in the Buddhist ruled Myanmar. Secretaries Indo-Kuwait...
02.10.2014 - 05:26
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History & Devi Durga Puja in Bangladesh
History records that grand celebration of Durga Puja in present form began in late 1500s. There are many folk tales about the first Durga Puja in Bengal. Raja Kangshanarayan of Taherpur organized the first autumn Durga Puja in Bengal. Tahirpur is a municipal town of Bagmara upazila under the distr...
02.10.2014 - 05:05 By Rabindranath Trivedi
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Lanka’s biggest southern manufacturing zone gets immediate $460,000 upgrade
As it prepares for its latest investment wave, Sri Lanka largest industrial zone in South is to receive an immediate infrastructure boost, as revealed on 26 September. And the strategic Zone, is within a mere 30 Km radius of key Southern logistics-the Magampura Harbour and the Mahinda Rajapksa Inter...
01.10.2014 - 16:22
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Sri Lankan Exporters Of Food & Beverages To USA Urged To Renew Their Registration
September 30, 2014: The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC has urged all Sri Lankan Exporters of food and beverage products to USA to renew their USFDA registration before December 31, 2014. According to a statement by Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington, “The USFDA requires all domestic and forei...
01.10.2014 - 08:04
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Medical malpractices: Is there light at the end of the tunnel?
The noblest professional of all-to heal fellow human beings- is certainly witnessing its worst decay. Dr Peter Gotzsche, Director, Nordic Cochrane Centre and Professor in University of Copenhagen, said to Citizen News Service (CNS): "There is a lot that needs to change in healthcare. It is one of th...
01.10.2014 - 07:41 Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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The personal largesse of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa comes to light
The “heady mix of power and wealth is the bottom line of this case,” the court said. “The huge accumulation of wealth by Ms. Jayalalithaa and others in a short span of five years is a telling example of how power would lead to concentration of unlawful wealth, posing a veritable danger to the democr...
30.09.2014 - 08:40 By A Special Correspondent
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Hong Kong Protests: feeble democracy is not the only issue facing Hong Kongers
As the number of protesters on Hong Kong streets swells into hundreds of thousands, China took the first swipe at an ‘unnamed’ country for ‘stirring things up’ in a thinly-veiled accusation; identifying the country in question is not rocket science, though. It was against the United Kingdom, the for...
30.09.2014 - 08:30 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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U.S. Trade Show 2014 Offers New Opportunities for American, Sri Lankan Partnerships
Top American companies from a wide variety of sectors showcased their products, technologies, and services at U.S. Trade Show 2014 today at the Hilton Residences. This year, the U.S. Trade Show focused on expanding the variety of American goods and services for local businesses and consumers. Alon...
30.09.2014 - 08:25
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Inauguration of Language Lab set up by India in Kandy
Minister of Education of Sri Lanka, Mr. Bandula Gunawardana, and Mr. Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India, jointly inaugurated a Language Lab in Kandy on September 29, 2014 at a function held at Mahaweli National College of Education. Advisor to the President, Mr. Sunimal Fernando, Central Provinc...
30.09.2014 - 08:15
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The long road to justice in India; Chief Minister Jayalalithaa not spared even after 18 years
After 18 long years, the long arm of the Indian Justice system dealt a big blow to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jeyaram Jayalalithaa convicting her and three other associates and jailing Ms Jayalalithaa to four years in prison and fining her $ 10 million for disproportionate accumulation of wealt...
29.09.2014 - 09:34 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Bentota provides everything tourists look for
My weekend at Bentota, during my short stay back home, was the icing on the cake compared to all other tourists’ favorite spots I could visit recently. I did not favor this spot just because I am a southerner but it really deserved praise. We chose a resort by the famous Bentara Ganga, where vari...
29.09.2014 - 07:42 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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The Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) is Anathema to, Peace, Democracy or Federalism
The world should face the truth and say that the Tatmadaw does not want Peace, Democracy and Federalism. Instead it wants a thinly disguised pseudo democracy giving in exchange for the international community right to invest and start business. In a world where “business always overrules the conscie...
29.09.2014 - 07:27 By Kanbawza Win
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Rhythm of the heart
A little fluttering in the chest or pounding of the heart is all too familiar and a common phenomenon that we often ignore; rightly so, when it is before a public speech or while we run to catch a bus or train that is leaving the platform. These are normal responses to stressful events. However, whe...
29.09.2014 - 10:29 By Dr Bobby John, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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