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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1492

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World’s largest wastewater firm ready for Sri Lanka entry
World’s largest wastewater service firm is looking to enter Sri Lanka and help modernize the country’s disposal methods. “We are the single largest wastewater management company in the world, well-known for green-tech, microbiology, biotech and nanotech innovations” said Devan Iyavoo (Manager - Ind...
08.04.2016 - 08:03
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Peace process between India and Pakistan suspended: Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit
Pakistani High Commissioner in New Delhi Abdul Basit said that according to him the peace process between India and Pakistan at present stands suspended. Basit added: "There shouldn’t be any doubt that Pakistan wants to have a normal & peaceful relationship with India. We all are aware of those...
08.04.2016 - 07:55 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Ven. Warakagoda Gnanarathana Thera is the Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter
Anunayaka Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera was appointed as the 22nd Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter of the Siyam Nikaya today. The post of Mahanayake of the Asgiriya chapter fell vacant following the demise of the most venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Ma...
07.04.2016 - 23:22
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Pak-Lankan Ministers Inaugurate Pakistan's First Textile Sector Exhibition in Karachi
Pakistan's first Textile Sector Exhibition TeXpo 2016 was inaugurated this morning by Federal Minister of Commerce Pakistan Eng Khurram Dastgir Khan, along with the Sri Lankan Minister for Commerce and Industry Rishad Bathiudeen, CE Trade Development Authority of Pakistan S.M. Muneer & Secretary...
07.04.2016 - 22:27
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe visits China: Mahinda Rajapakse vision and legacy lives on
Volte faces are not always welcome. However, this one by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and the Yahapalanaya government is very welcome. Having criticized Mahinda Rajapakse for his leanings towards China, and condemned virtually every project funded with Chinese assistance, and making that crit...
07.04.2016 - 07:59 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Burma: NLD - Led Government Must Act To End Rohingya Crisis
Members of the European Burma Network (EBN) call upon the new government of Burma to act swiftly to start to address the Rohingya crisis in Burma/Myanmar. The past five years have seen a dramatic escalation of human rights abuses, repression, discrimination and violence against the Rohingya. Aroun...
07.04.2016 - 07:50
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Sri Lankan Commerce Minister leads high level business delegation to Pakistan
A 15-member Sri Lankan business delegation led by Minister for Commerce and Industry Rishad Bathiudeen left for Pakistan yesterday for a 4 day official visit on the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan. The Sri Lankan delegation, comprising of top textile and busine...
07.04.2016 - 07:44
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Sycophancy Is God’s Gift To India
If ever there was any doubt that sycophancy trumps everything else in Indian politics, it should have been removed when one of the top leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Venkaiah Naidu, repeated what he had first said in August last year: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is a ‘God’s gi...
07.04.2016 - 07:35 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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Special Coordinator Todd Buchwald and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Manpreet Anand Conclude Visit to Sri Lanka
Special Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State Office of Global Criminal Justice Todd Buchwald and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Manpreet Anand (DAS) concluded a several-day visit to Sri Lanka, during which they met with government and political leader...
07.04.2016 - 07:26
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Study to determine basic awareness of economic concepts among students In Sri Lanka– A case of Undergraduates
It is absolutely vital that citizens of a country gain some knowledge on the important Macro variables of a country. This should not only be limited to those who follow subjects in Economics stream, be it the students of any other discipline or average person of a country it is imperative that they...
07.04.2016 - 07:18 By Dr Nalin Abeysekera & Deepal Bataduwaarchchi
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The One Who Flew Away
Before his prolonged spell of Good Time turned into Bad Time, the ‘king’ flew away to the safety of England, leaving his creditors and politicians fuming with anger mixed with embarrassment. Thousands of his ex-employees were in a state of utter shock because the chance of receiving their unpaid sal...
06.04.2016 - 08:14 By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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'Pakistan has strong credentials for Nuclear Suppliers Group membership'
Pakistan's export control regime is at par with the standards followed by Nuclear Suppliers' Group. Pakistan says it has strong credentials to become a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group and other multilateral export control regimes on non-discriminatory basis. In its national statement made to...
06.04.2016 - 08:04
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Saudi executions on course to double 2015 total
This year (2016) has seen Saudi Arabia execute 82 people so far, according to new research by the international human rights organization Reprieve – which suggests the Kingdom is on course to behead twice as many prisoners as last year. This week saw three executions take place, and last week four,...
05.04.2016 - 08:32
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China’s Double Speak On Terror
After much humming and hawing China has joined the war against terrorism though Beijing is the first God Father of terrorists. The calibrated attempt at image makeover deftly exploits the threat posed by the Islamic State or Daesh but doesn’t hide its true colours. The Chinese foreign minister, Wang...
05.04.2016 - 08:22 By *Malladi Rama Rao - Syndicate Features
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Tamil Nadu poll 2016: Parties release candidate lists amid low profile campaign!
That rampant corruption makes life extremely difficult has been a living experience in Tamil Nadu where the government after government systematically promotes corruption at all levels. Apparently today the TN government, amid freebies, in fact also promotes the interests of corporate lords, big com...
05.04.2016 - 08:08 By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
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Sri Lankan Army shares Silver Medal at Army Team Spirit Competition in Pakistan
Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Monday visited training area near Pabbi and witnessed conclusion ceremony of Pakistan Army Team Spirit (PATS) competition. The team spirit matches were held in mountainous terrain near Mangla from Mar 31 to Apr 4, an ISPR news release h...
05.04.2016 - 07:55
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Lalin’s Column: Indian Gifts
When a bearded Indian President was searched on suspicion at an US airport and later an Indian woman diplomat was stripped searched by US police, many in SL sympathized with them. That may not be the case hereafter with Indian High Commissioner in SL, VK Sinha’s most undiplomatic forays into SL’s po...
04.04.2016 - 15:03 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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How we Sri Lankan fell in love with Windies!
There was a time Sri Lanka was not given Test status and that's the time when Windies had a star studded team with Frank Worrel, Garfield Sobers, Andy Roberts, Wesley Hall, Lance Gibbs and that solid opener Roy Fredrick, a player who did not fancy hitting sixes. Once when a reporter asked him why...
04.04.2016 - 12:15 By S.H.Moulana
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Nexus Spells Trouble in Punjab
State assembly polls in Punjab are still a year away but the campaign bugle has been sounded. Leaders of the ruling Akali Dal-BJP government and their main challenger, the Congress have addressed large public meetings where they spoke the language of election campaigns. Both the parties got a shock...
04.04.2016 - 08:03 By Tukoji R. Pandit - Syndicate Features
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Indian PM Modi in Riyadh!
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on April 02 arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for a two-day visit for signing economic and security deals, during which he will stay at the royal family’s guest palace. PM Modi arrived in Riyadh from Washington on the final leg of his three-nation tour that began...
03.04.2016 - 08:22 Dr. Abdul Ruff By
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