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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1559

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Half Boyfriend takes on Chetan Bhagat’s infamous novel
Judy Balan is back to doing what she’s best at — writing a parody! This is the genre in which she first tasted success. Popular blogger and writer Judy Balan’s first book Two Fates, a satirical take on Chetan Bhagat’s Two States was an instant hit. The author followed it up with Sophie Says and Nina...
17.06.2016 - 02:57 By Prakash M. Swamy
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Former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Somawansa passed away
Former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader and General Secretary of the People’s Servants Party, Somawansa Amarasinghe (73) passed away at his brother's house in Kaduwela last night after a brief illness, family sources said. He rebuilt the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna after almost all of its top l...
16.06.2016 - 08:36
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Khartoum opens prized oil exploration doors to Colombo in historic over the counter offer
In an unprecedented development in Sri Lanka’s bilateral trade history, Africa’s third largest oil producer opened its prized petroleum exploration doors wide to Sri Lanka on 14 June-and this offer, if accepted, shall turn Sri Lanka’s national energy picture on its head. “If Sri Lanka wants to creat...
16.06.2016 - 08:05
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Alavi Moulana passes away
Former Western Province Governor and trade union leader Alavi Moulana passed away this evening at the Age of 84 . Last Monday, undergone a surgery for liver complication and was receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo. According to family sources, funeral will be held at the Dehiwala J...
15.06.2016 - 22:37
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Climate, Consciousness and Social Change
Climate change is a complex phenomenon involving unknown changes in planetary biophysical systems. However, there is now scientific consensus, that climate change is caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Fossil fuel combustion is considered the primary cause of carbon emissions and clim...
15.06.2016 - 11:02 By Asoka Bandarage
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An Indian-flagged vessel carrying around 44 Sri Lankans begun its journey to Australia
An Indian-flagged vessel carrying around 44 Sri Lankans, including a pregnant woman and nine children, that was stranded in waters off Indonesia’s Sumatra island has set sail for Australia. An official from the Lhoknga sub-district of Aceh province said Monday that Indonesian security forces escorte...
15.06.2016 - 11:17
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Celebrating International Day of Yoga 2016 at the renovated Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna
The High Commission of India is pleased to announce the completion of renovation of the famous Duraiappah Stadium in Jaffna. To commemorate this special occasion, Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India will join, through digital video conferencing, H. E. Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri...
15.06.2016 - 08:24
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Why Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for security of Bangladeshi Hindus?
Rise of radical Islamists as well as greed of forceful occupation of properties of minority people have compelled hundreds of Hindu families to migrate to other countries. In most cases, ruling party power clique and law enforcing agencies, instead of protecting the minorities’ families, have tried...
15.06.2016 - 08:15 By Rabindranath Trvedi
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Less money, more concerns for uplift of rural economy: Kikheto
Secretary for Land Resources Department, Y Kikheto Sema, IAS, said the Department could initiate so many programs which would uplift the economy and the standard of living of the rural people. Speaking at the Valedictory Program of “Participatory Springshed Development” under Participatory Ground Wa...
15.06.2016 - 08:06
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Ali the 'Louisville lip'
Thousands have attended the farewell procession for boxing legend Muhammad Ali in his home city of Louisville, in the US state of Kentucky. Onlookers lining the roadside waved and chanted ‘Ali, Ali’ as the cortege led by the hearse carrying his coffin drove through the downtown area. Ali is rememb...
14.06.2016 - 10:06 By S.H.Moulana
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Ampara to Exhibit the Most Sacred Buddhist Relics from Taxila Pakistan
The Most Sacred Relics of Lord Buddha from Pakistan will be exhibited in Mangalagiri Rajamaha Viharaya, Ampara, for two days from June 14-15, 2016. The sacred relics include two holy bone relics of the Buddha, a golden casket containing the relics and a stone reliquary in stupa shape. These holy rel...
14.06.2016 - 06:18
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Your blood saved my life – share life, give blood
The World Health Organization states that hundred and eight million blood donations are collected globally of which half are in high-income countries. Do you know, blood donation by 1 percent of the population can meet a nation’s most basic requirements for blood? Blood transfusion saves lives an...
14.06.2016 - 06:09 By Manjari Peiris
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British High Commissioner sees progress and challenges in the North and East
British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris visited the North and East last week (15-17th June). He heard about progress and challenges facing communities in these areas. He met a range of politicians, government officials, religious leaders, civil society organizations, business leaders,...
14.06.2016 - 06:02
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War victims need Financial Assistance Urgently
In an open letter to Maithiripala Srisena, President of Sri Lanka it has been urged to reintroduce the old ration scheme that existed till 1975, on an Island wide scale for those whose income is not sufficient to maintain their families, so that no one will go starving for want of means. I v...
14.06.2016 - 05:51
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Bad News for Fierce Dragon from Burma
Kuala Lumpur datelined report in Jane’s Defence Weekly on April 21, 2016 stated Pakistan remains optimistic about regional sales of JF-17 fighter planes. The report, however, noted that the optimism was tempered by the reality that the Sino-Pak joint venture from the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex...
14.06.2016 - 05:31 By James Duglous Crickton
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Oil politics: Saudi and Iran take opposite position on OPEC oil output targets
Saudi and Iran, even while fighting each other in order for dominating the West Asia region, seem to have decided to take their fight forward regarding effecting changes in oil output targets. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is one of the forums where both could coordin...
13.06.2016 - 05:54 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Asian Development Bank supported Fisheries Development Project in the Northern Province
On the request of Government of Sri Lanka, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has provided a project preparatory technical assistance to formulate a project to revive the fisheries sector in the four conflict affected districts namely Jaffna, Mannar, Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi under the Northern Prov...
13.06.2016 - 05:47
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Indian-Americans' role worthy of emulation
The role of Indian-American community in fostering excellent ties between the two nations and their stellar role in enhancing the image of India in their adopted land is worthy of emulation, said Dr A Surya Prakash, Chairman of Prasar Bharathi, India’s public broadcasting service here on Saturday....
13.06.2016 - 05:13
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Aranayaka, Sampur and Kosgama (Salawa)
This time, those parliamentarians who without an iota of shame shockingly mocked the Army’s magnificent victories at Elephant Pass, Killinochchi and Thoppigala over the formerly rampant LTTE, now being in the ‘Rainbow’ Government, got it right. First they were compelled to pay gushing tribute to...
12.06.2016 - 15:52 By A Patabendige
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Alavi to undergo a surgery
Alavi Moulana - the Octogenarian will be undergoing a surgery for liver complication, a spokesman in the family revealed to Asian Tribune. Last week Alavi Moulana was admitted to the Durdan Hospita, Colombo for a week and once his conditions slightly improved he was discharged home for recuper...
11.06.2016 - 22:56
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