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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1474

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Peshawar: Blast in Bus near Sunehri Mosque
Terrorists blasted bus carrying employees of KPK secretariat early in the morning. According to the news three government officials killed and many injured. The exact nature of attack has not yet been ascertained. At least three persons are feared dead and over 10 injured. The bus was carrying over...
17.03.2016 - 09:15 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Nishantha Ranatunga granted bail by the Kaduwela Magistrate
Former CSN CEO Nishantha Ranatunga had been granted bail by the Kaduwela Magistrate today (16). He was released on Rs. 100,000 cash bail and two sureties of Rs. one million each and the Magistrate imposed a travel ban on the suspect. Colombo High Court on 13th March accepted the bail revision appli...
17.03.2016 - 08:29
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Myanmar Parliament Elects Suu Kyi Aide as President
After the massive November election success of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy (NLD), the party has elected the nation’s first civilian leaders after more than 50 years of military rule. A close adviser and loyal friend to Aung San Suu Kyi, the 69-year-old was nominated by the National Lea...
16.03.2016 - 16:42
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Madhesi Troubles Overshow Oli’s Delhi Visit
After a long dilly-dally, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli was in New Delhi on a six-day State visit beginning 19th Feb 2016 during which he tried to halt the downturn in the Nepal-India relations triggered by the promulgation of new Constitution in the Himalayan State. Now he is getting ready t...
16.03.2016 - 08:40 By Rattan Saldi - Syndicate Features
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No privatization of SATHOSA, vows Rishad
Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen addresses launch of first island wide International Consumer Rights day event in Vavuniya on 15 March. The state owned LANKA SATHOSA islandwide store chain will continue to remain with the public and shall not be divested, a top Lankan Cabinet Mi...
15.03.2016 - 16:51
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The loss is ours – Suranganie Ellawala
To me she is Lady Ellawala – such a civilized, cultured, gentle and sweet human being – so rare these days. I have met her twice only, but the impression she created in my mind about the kind of human being she is will remain indelible. I went to meet the new Governor of the Central Province, Mr...
15.03.2016 - 12:51 Appreciation by Champa Frenando - Secretary KACPAW
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USAID Conference for COPA, COPE MPs Bolsters Good Governance Agenda
Members of Parliament on the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) and the Committee on Public Enterprise (COPE) joined officials from the Ministry of Finance and the Auditor General’s Department for a March 5 conference sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to he...
15.03.2016 - 12:44
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Mahinda Rajapaksa slammed the government for blaming him for its mistakes
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday slammed the government for blaming him for its mistakes when a journalist asked him about the foreign loans obtained by his government.
15.03.2016 - 09:57
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Vigilantism Unlimited!
Vigilantism seems to have overtaken India. Self-appointed moralists and super patriots are finding it easier to prey upon targets on the streets, on campuses and even inside court rooms. The custodians of law are content to watch ‘action’ from a safe –and respectful—distance from the custodians of o...
15.03.2016 - 07:43 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Yoshitha Rajapaksa and three others were granted bail
Yoshitha Rajapaksa and three others were granted bail by Judge A. A. Heiyanthuduwa, Colombo High Court today. The Colombo High Court is currently considering the granting of bail for yet another suspect in the case, Nishantha Ranathunga. The Colombo High Court decided to revise the Kaduwela Magist...
14.03.2016 - 12:27
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Jaffna District was as usual worst affected due to the All Island power outage
Yesterday, it was only after 11 PM midnight, the power lines were restored in the Jaffna district. The power went out by 2.30 PM afternoon in Jaffna, as well as in the other parts of the Island, but the power was restored by 6 PM in the South, but not so in the Jaffna district. Yesterday’s black...
14.03.2016 - 10:22
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Why is the United National Party not ascending in the political landscape in Sri Lanka?
It is not rocket science for one to have predicted that the beneficiary of the unlikely arranged union between a divided SLFP and the UNP, would be the UNP. However, despite the infighting within the SLFP and the support that President Sirisena and his faction has within the SLFP and within the coun...
14.03.2016 - 08:57 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Vocational Training Centre opens in Kaithady with the support of the German Government
The Vocational Training Authority of Sri Lanka (VTA) announced the inauguration of its vocational training centre in Kaithady, Jaffna, on 4th March 2016. The Vocational Training in the North and East of Sri Lanka (VTN) Project is a bilateral cooperation between the Democratic Socialist Republic of S...
14.03.2016 - 08:52
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Tamil Nadu poll scene: Battle for Chennai fort!
Poll politics in Tamil Nadu where two Dravidian parties have been ruling alternatively, has just begun to make its general impact on the electorate with parties like AIADMK, DMK, Congress, Third Front led by senior politician Vaiko, and BJP, among other parties have started streamlining their poll s...
14.03.2016 - 08:45 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Those involved in reconciliation should visit not only the North, but also the South – President Maithri
“The representatives of the reconciliation should visit not only the North, but also the South. They should educate the people in the North and the South about the reconciliation process”, says President Maithripala Sirisena. He was addressing the ceremony to hand over 701 acres of lands to origina...
13.03.2016 - 12:18
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Sri Lanka Navy arrested 23 Indian fishermen with three trawlers in the seas off Mannar
The Sri Lanka Navy yesterday arrested 23 Indian fishermen along with three trawlers poaching in Sri Lankan waters in the seas off Mannar. Police said Naval personnel at the Thalpadu had made the arrest and the fishermen belonged to Pudukottai, Pamban and Tuticorin and between the ages of 15 to 56...
13.03.2016 - 11:53
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Last rites of Chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter to be held with full state honors
The last rites of the chief Prelate of the Asgiriya Chapter of Shyamopali Maha Nikaya most Venerable Galagama Sri Dhammasiddhi Sri Dhammananda Aththadashyabidhana Mahanayaka Thero, will be held at the at Asgiriya Police Grounds, Kandy 2.00 p.m. on Sunday (13). Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter Ve...
12.03.2016 - 08:17
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13 Sri Lankan Tamil refugees to return Sri Lanka next week
Thirteen Sri Lankan Tamil refugees in Tamil Nadu, India are expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on 15th March under the UNHCR facilitated voluntary repatriation programme. They are scheduled to arrive by Mihin Lanka Airlines (MJ 308) in the morning from Madurai and D.M.Swaminathan, Minister of Pris...
12.03.2016 - 07:27
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U.S. and Sri Lanka Expand Partnership for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction
Representatives from the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an independent U.S. development agency, are visiting Sri Lanka this week to begin a partnership to overcome key challenges to economic growth and poverty reduction. The delegation met with President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Ministe...
11.03.2016 - 08:18
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“YES,” 21st Century is ours; don’t miss it!
Keep sharing your ideas and thoughts, and continue discussing and debating in the amazing “Social Media Networks” for the improvement of lives, governance and saving our Mother Planet. The 21st Century is ours, don’t miss it! For decades, we had been wondering how to connect and share many things wi...
11.03.2016 - 07:59 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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