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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1197

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Army Staff Sergeant sentenced to death over Mirusuvil massacre
Army Staff Sergeant Sunil Ratnayake was found guilty for the killing of 8 civilians in Mirusuvil, Jaffna nearly 15 years ago has been sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court today. The murders occurred on 19 December, 2000 when eight internally displaced refugees returning to inspect their pro...
25.06.2015 - 18:36
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"A woman of substance": Kalawati
Kalawati comes from a family of small farmers. Hers is a ‘joint and happy family’ where she lives with her husband, 1 daughter, 2 sons, 1 daughter-in-law and 1 granddaughter. Her postgraduate sons working outside the village are doing fairly well and have helped her construct their own house in the...
25.06.2015 - 10:01 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Politicians should not waste public money for banners & cutouts - President
Politicians should not waste public money for the banners and cutouts for their election campaigns. They should spend that money for the welfare of the people instead, said President Maithripala Sirisena. He pointed out that the politicians of the former governments used the money of state organiza...
24.06.2015 - 18:45
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Heightened awareness about racism in America
The racially motivated killings inside a historic Black church in South Carolina had reignited the debate on racism in in America. Mass reaction reached unprecedented levels signaling a shift towards ending the dreaded malaise that had affected America for centuries. President Barack Obama used a po...
24.06.2015 - 09:58 By Philip Fernando
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One Rank, One Pension: Misleading Statements---Striking Disparities—Consequences…..
“The day the soldier has to demand his dues will be a sad day for Magadha. From then onward, you will lose all moral sanction to be King”--- ( Kautilya also known as Chanakya, c. 350-275 BCE- advice to his King Chandagupta Maurya. 1. The delay in implementation of the promised “One Rank, One Pe...
24.06.2015 - 09:30 By Col K S Dhami (Retired), The Parachute Regiment
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Russia vs West: Sabre-rattling goes nuclear – what’s next?
The US defence authorities confirmed on Tuesday that they would deploy 250 tanks, along with more military hardware, in several East European countries, which once belonged to the Soviet Union. The countries in question, according to the US, are under the threat of what they call Russian aggression....
24.06.2015 - 09:09 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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He was a statesman rather than a politician
Dudley Senanayake, whose 104th year birthday was commemorated, recently, was a statesman rather than a politician. He was extremely humble as a human being and absolutely sincere in all his dealings. He was so clean and remained whiter than white until his last day on this earth. This four-time pri...
24.06.2015 - 08:41 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sri Lanka Customs instructed to stop Maggi Noodles imported into the country
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has instructed the Sri Lanka Customs to stop consignments of rejected Maggi Noodle from India being released to the importers because they are said to contain high levels of Mono Sodium Glutamate (MSG). The Indian High Commission had requested the CAA to ban the...
24.06.2015 - 08:27
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Sri Lanka condemns attack on Afghan Parliament
President Maithripala Sirisena condemned the terrorist attack on Afghanistan Parliament. Describing it as a heinous act of terrorism, he said reiterated the collective need to defeat terrorism and other threats to democracy. Full statement issued by the President is as follows: “I condemn the attack...
23.06.2015 - 14:38
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China bans fasting during Holy Ramadan, again!
China’s policy towards Islam and Muslims has been much worse than that of its military ally Russia which somewhat tolerates Islamic practices especially in Muslim nations within the federation. But Chinese government perhaps fears and therefore hates Islam and also targets its own Muslim population,...
23.06.2015 - 14:40 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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North Korea: CSW Welcomes New Human Rights Office In Seoul
: Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomes the establishment of a new UN Human Rights Office in Seoul, South Korea, which will focus on the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The office fulfils one of the recommendations of the ground-breaking February 2...
23.06.2015 - 07:33
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Sri Lanka Navy arrested 26 Indian fishermen for poaching in Sri Lankan waters
The Sri Lanka Navy arrested 26 Indian fishermen for allegedly poaching in Sri Lankan waters in Northern Point Pedro last night. Navy Spokesman Commander Indika Silva said along with the fishermen, three fishing vessels had also been confiscated. “The fishermen and their trawlers were brought to Kan...
22.06.2015 - 06:35
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Parliamentarians on 'world we want beyond 2015': Sexual and reproductive health and rights in focus
The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs are a new, universal set of 17 proposed goals, with 169 targets that 193 countries (who are members of the UN) will be expected to use to frame their post-2015 development agendas and policies over the next 15 years, once the MDGs expire at the end of this y...
22.06.2015 - 05:55 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Chinese Dog Meat Festival 2015 - Canceled
In the whirlwind of growth that is modern China, the loss of ancient traditions often provokes dismay and outrage. But people across the country cheered recently when officials in eastern China said they were doing away with a 600-year-old local custom: the slaughter of thousands of dogs to be eaten...
21.06.2015 - 16:45
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Letter from America: China Violates Religious Rights of Uyghurs
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan has begun last week. Because of its religious significance, hundreds of millions of Muslims throughout the world are expected to fast from dawn to dusk. In total disregard to the religious rights of its Muslim minorities, the Chinese government has, once again, banne...
21.06.2015 - 12:03 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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US Presidency 2016: Common Americans to be Hillary Clinton’s key weapon?
As American politicians are busy charting their strategies to face the 2016 election to presidency, the ruling Democratic Party in USA is eager to retain power after the poll under the tested corporatist and Zionist lobbyist Hillary Clinton, while the Republicans apparently are not sure about anyth...
21.06.2015 - 08:13 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Is it ‘hate killing’ or ‘terrorism’?
This is with reference to the news report ‘Racism is back in US,’ but I declined to think that every American is a racist and if so they wouldn’t have elected and re-elected a black American as President of America. The reason for these types of frequent tragedies is the liberal gun law and the fre...
21.06.2015 - 07:54 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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President declared open a three-storied building complex at Neluwa Divisional Secretariat
President Maithripala Sirisena declared open a new three-storied building complex at the Neluwa Divisional Secretariat today (19). The three-storied building complex, built at a cost of 500 Lakhs aiming to provide better facilities for the People in the area. The new building complex is equipped wit...
20.06.2015 - 09:00
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World Refugees Day
Fifteen years into a millennium that many of us hoped would see an end to war, a spreading global violence has come to threaten the very foundations of our international system. More people fled last year than at any other time in our records. Around the world, almost 60 million have been displace...
20.06.2015 - 08:46
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No party or an individual can claim credit for the change of Head of the state – Tamil United Liberation Front
The change of Head of State in Sri Lanka was spontaneous and only a prelude to the real drama would take place soon with the anticipated General Election emphasizes the resolution passed at the Annual General Meeting of the TULF. The resolution went on to state that no party or an individual can c...
20.06.2015 - 08:30
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