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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1133

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Pakistan Donates Fully Equipped IT Lab to Sri Saddarmodaya Maha Vidyala School
The Government of Pakistan has donated a fully equipped IT Lab which comprises of 08 computers, related equipment and furniture to Sri Saddarmodaya Maha Vidyala School in Colombo 5, today, through its High Commission in Sri Lanka. The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Sarfraz Ah...
09.05.2015 - 12:09
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Vesak Day Celebration in Berlin
Sri Lanka Embassy in collaboration with the Museum of Asian Art, State Museums in Berlin, as well as with the Sri Lankan community organized a Seminar on Buddhism to celebrate Vesak Day on 06th May 2015. The seminar began by observing five Precepts through Reverend Shantharakkhitha of the Buddhis...
09.05.2015 - 12:09
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Pakistan military helicopter crashes killing Norwegian, Philippine ambassadors
A Pakistan military helicopter carrying diplomats to the launch of projects in northern Pakistan crashed on Friday killing six people, including the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines and the wives of the ambassadors of Malaysia and Indonesia, the army said. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was...
08.05.2015 - 16:21
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Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), is akin to that of the ‘era of Hitler’ – Mahinda Rajapaksa
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said that the mechanism of the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID), is akin to that of the ‘era of Hitler’. “The Prime Minister cannot take the role of the IGP and give orders. Mahinda Rajapaksa speaking to journalists said that the Prime Minister...
08.05.2015 - 11:00
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Is The Future Of Sri Lanka in Jeopardy?
Our President Mr. Maithripala Sirisena having an audience with Mahinda Rajapaksa has caused shock-waves of consternation. Simple-minded people were worried about the discussion plans; but people with wisdom were totally well aware of the conditions for discussions that would be put forward, and wit...
08.05.2015 - 08:32 By M. Zulkifli Nazim
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The Embassy of Sri Lanka Joins Passport DC’s Around The World Tour In The US Capital
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. opened its doors for American visitors as part of Passport DC’s Around the World Embassy Tour on May 2nd, 2015, promoting Sri Lanka as an exciting destination among prospective US tourists. Over one thousand visitors were treated to traditional Sri Lankan...
08.05.2015 - 08:23
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Pakistan, Maldives resolve to further expand bilateral ties
Pakistan and Maldives has expressed their resolve to further expand bilateral cooperation and deepen their ties in diverse fields. This was stated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Maldivian President Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom while addressing a joint news conference after holding talks in Isl...
08.05.2015 - 08:10
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Large and in charge
Truth be known, I love to hate the Australians more than anyone else. And therefore the man who got under their skin the most is my hero. Appearances can be deceiving, and when it comes to Arjuna Ranatunga, the rotund Sri Lankan mastermind, there was nothing soft in his underbelly. He is as tough a...
08.05.2015 - 08:02 By *Martin Crowe
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Vesak 2015 at Dharma Vijaya in Los Angeles
The all-day and evening Vesak celebration at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles began early with nearly 50 people taking Eight Precepts and spending the day in a meditation retreat. An initiation ceremony was held mid-morning, and five individuals became Upasakas and Dhammacaris. The e...
07.05.2015 - 23:11 By Dr. Stephen Long - Los Angeles, California
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Basil Rajapaksa remanded again until the 20th of this month
Basil Rajapaksa MP, who was the Economic Development Minister in the former UPFA Government and three others arrested in connection with a financial fraud of Divi Neguma Department were remanded again until the 20th of this month. Even today, the former Minister was brought to Court in an ambulan...
07.05.2015 - 22:53
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U.S. Diversity Visa Status commenced from May 5
The entrants for US Diversity Visa (DV) programme could check their visa application status which started from May 5, and should retain confirmation receipts until September 30, 2016, the US Department of State said. “Entrants for the Diversity Visa Program can check the status of their applicat...
07.05.2015 - 22:35
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Susil Premajayantha lambasted the FCID biased, unethical and illegal
UPFA General Secretary and SLFP National Organiser Susil Premajayantha MP lambasted that the entire process of recording statements and producing suspects in courts was biased, unethical and illegal. He announced that SLFP would take a legal action against the gazette notification which had set u...
07.05.2015 - 09:04
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UK Election 2015: Heading for a hung parliament?
Even as Prime Minister David Cameron is promising the British electorate to keep Great Britain on the road to a brighter future if voted to power again, while the opposition Labor's Ed Miliband is making a pledge of a government that will put working people first", and Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is o...
07.05.2015 - 08:48 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Jaffna Municipality uses Kallundai Saltern - dumping ground for human waste
Return the property of the Saltern at Kallundai vested with Jaffna Municipality, which is presently used daily as dumping ground for human waste and city rubbishes. The Chairman of the Mantai Salt M.M.Ameen has protested to the Government Agent Jaffna, as well as to the Divisional Secretary of...
06.05.2015 - 10:58
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Meeting of MR & MS a non-starter? A reality? Doubts hang in the air!
Much awaited meeting of incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to l take place at the Parliamentry Complex at 1.30 p.m. today. Presidential Media Unit said the meeting between the duo will take place tomorrow at 1.30p.m. at the president's offi...
06.05.2015 - 08:49
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Expulsion of Tissa Attanayake from the membership of UNP invalid - The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court yesterday declared that the expulsion of Parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake from the membership of the United National Party was invalid as the due process was not followed. The letter of expulsion conveyed to petitioner Attanayake was also declared invalid. . The former UNP General...
06.05.2015 - 08:26
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Buddhist Teachings Help Strengthen Moral Values
Protecting moral values along with the development of technology and the economy could be strengthened only through Buddhist philosophy, said President Maithripala Sirisena. The President also said that the government plans to implement a national and international programme to impart a comprehen...
06.05.2015 - 08:03
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Backstreet Boys rock Kuala Lumpur!
The long awaited concert of world’s best-selling boy band, Backstreet Boys, took place on Sunday, at the iconic Stadium Negara. The five piece American pop band vocal group which was formed in 1993 is a hit from the word go. The band’s current tour is known as ‘In A World Like This’. An undergra...
06.05.2015 - 07:33 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Former Minister Johnston Fernando Arrested And Remanded Till Tomorrow
Former Minister of Co-operatives and Internal Trade, Johnston Fernando, M.P., has been taken into custody by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) and produced before Colombo Fort Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya and was ordered to be remanded till tomorrow (06). Johnston Fernando has been...
05.05.2015 - 23:18
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A large magnitude 7.4 Earthquake hits near Papua New Guinea, no reports of damage
A large magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on today around 150 km (93 miles) south of the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicenter. There were no immediate reports of waves being seen and no reports of damage, said C...
05.05.2015 - 10:16
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