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President to ensure equal opportunities for all Muslims for Haj Pilgrimage
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (Oct. 28) said that he would devise a method that ensures equal opportunities for Muslims when they undertake the pilgrimage to Mecca. While the rich travel to Mecca many times, the less affluent do not get so much as a single opportunity, President Rajapaksa o...
29.10.2014 - 15:03
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No single HIV prevention method can end AIDS: Combination prevention is key
As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a video link at the first-ever international conference on all HIV-related biomedical prevention research, that “No single method of pre...
29.10.2014 - 07:41 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS)
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Nuklutosho says Naga youth should be serious for future
Minister for National Highways, Nuklutoshi expressed serious concern on the prevailing situation in the state where their educated youth seemed to be not fully aware of what was going on. He further called upon them to go deeper into each and every development to know the reality. Talking to this w...
29.10.2014 - 07:35 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Sri Lanka’s First Electric Super Car
Sri Lanka will be in the international spotlight this December when the Lankan owned company Code Gen International reveals its first fully electric super car, 'Vega'. Brainchild of Code Gen CEO Harsha Subasinghe, this project was initiated to show that Sri Lanka can take on projects of this magnitu...
29.10.2014 - 07:28 By Lakshman Ratnapala
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United States - Sri Lanka Trade And Investment Dialogue
Senior officials of the Governments of the United States and Sri Lanka met recently in Colombo to continue their dialogue on trade and investment issues and for evaluating the progress under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) between the two countries. The officials discussed a wide...
29.10.2014 - 07:19
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Sri Lanka denounces terrorist attack in Egypt
The Government of Sri Lanka strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Egyptian security and military personnel in North Sinai last week that claimed the lives of 31 soldiers and injured several others. The people of Sri Lanka, who had suffered immensely under the yoke of terrorism for almost three...
28.10.2014 - 15:57
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People of Cold Lake act with warm heart
While Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting whether the gunman is a jihadist or a drug addict, there is evidence emerging how he was evicted from a mosque where Zehaf-Bieau tried to make it his temporary residence. The Imam of the mosque learnt that he was a drug addict and his involvemen...
28.10.2014 - 07:45 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Nepal gearing to protect public health from tobacco industry interference
There is a direct and irreconcilable conflict of interest between tobacco industry and public health policy. This conflict of interest is also enshrined in the preamble of the Article 5.3 of the global tobacco treaty (formally called WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control). The WHO Director-Gen...
28.10.2014 - 07:21 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS
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Sri Lanka has an impressive record in planting, production & export of rubber – President
Sri Lanka has an impressive record in the planting, production and export of rubber which is today the third largest sector to the country’s economy, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Rubber is an important part of the country’s plantation sector and its contribution to agro-industry provides gainf...
28.10.2014 - 07:12
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Invitation for Project proposals for consideration by India Sri Lanka Foundation
India- Sri Lanka Foundation has come forward to invite project proposals, in the areas of Education, Art & Culture, Archaeological Studies, Agricultural Research, Science & Technology, Information Technology, Health, Development Studies and Gender Studies. The India - Sri Lanka Foundation...
28.10.2014 - 06:56
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Bharathi Raja conferred with US Awards in New York
Veteran director Bharathiraja was conferred with awards at a function organized by America Tamil Sangam in New York on Saturday. Nassau County Executive (Mayor) Edward Mangano honored the director with the American proclamation for his service to cinema and America Tamil Sangam conferred the titl...
27.10.2014 - 14:42
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The Wall Street Journal promotes Sri Lanka among Americans
The Wall Street Journal in its 24-25 October weekend edition gave a promotion spread for Sri Lanka encouraging visits to this South Asian nation in the Indian Ocean highlighting four unique tourist experiences noting that it was five years after the end of its quarter-century-long civil war. Promine...
27.10.2014 - 06:22 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Priority is Boko Haram for Nigerians not Ebola!
I don’t think that WHO declaration of ‘Nigeria Ebola free’ will make the Nigerians to rejoice because the country is gripped by a worse and more deadly epidemic than Ebola: Boko Haram. According to the Nigerian media ‘Daily Post’, Boko Haram crisis has claimed 11,000 lives in Nigeria. The rate of...
27.10.2014 - 05:59 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Butterfly; The sad story of LTTE Child soldiers – A film by Vishnu Vasu
Excerpts from 'Ground Views' Kamaya Jayatissa’s review of Vishnu Vasu’s film Butterfly in quoted here for the benefit of Asian Tribune readers. This masterly crafted film has received rave reviews from film critics as well as scholars. It has examined a subject as horrific and painful as the inhuma...
27.10.2014 - 05:49 By A Special Correspondent
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President Pranab releases commemorative stamp on Anagarika Dharmapala
President Pranab Mukherjee released a commemorative postage stamp on Saturday on Anagarika Dharmapala, considered one of the founding contributors of Sinhalese Buddhist nationalism and a pioneer in the revival of Buddhism in India, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the...
26.10.2014 - 17:25 From Gopal Ethiraj
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A Sinhala Diaspora Fund to support the livelihood of Tamils in the North and the East?
The recent EU court decision in favour of the LTTE terrorists and their Diaspora supporters has re-ignited the debate about the re-emergence of violence as a means of achieving the ultimate goal of the LTTE, a separate State for Tamils in the North and the East. Those who opine that the LTTE support...
26.10.2014 - 15:46
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The Birth of iPod: watershed moment of digital music industry
When Steve Jobs, the then CEO of Apple, took the stage at Apple Head Quarters for a low-key Apple music event on October 23, 2001, the collective mood of the venue was already sombre, as the Americans were still reeling from the horrors of 9/11 on home soil. Mr Jobs, however, had something up his...
26.10.2014 - 15:37 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Burma: Will government look into extrajudicial killing of a journalist?
Burma’s self-styled political reform currently is at a track of turnaround. The civilian government led by ex-General Thein Sein wants to maintain the country under make-believe democracy while the majority population desires a genuine change. In particular, citizens are demanding freedom of express...
26.10.2014 - 07:50 By – Zin Linn
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Sweden to recognize the state of Palestine
Sweden’s new center-left government has announced that it has decided to recognize the state of Palestine, the new prime minister, Stefan Lofven, said during his inaugural address to Parliament on Friday. Mr. Lofven leads a minority government made up of his Social Democrats and the Greens that is...
26.10.2014 - 07:40
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Music: The most powerful weapon!
This is with reference to the news report in the foreign media captioned: ‘Arabs from Israel risk arrest for ‘Arab Idol’ show’, where two outstanding Arab talents from Israel, Manal Mousa and Haitham Khalaily are facing arrest for no crimes committed but for taking part in an audition for a talent c...
26.10.2014 - 06:50 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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