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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 826

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Elephant Pass to Resume Salt Production
The Sri Lankan Government has begun work to restore the Elephant Pass saltern that was destroyed by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the 1980s. Once operational, the saltern could help Sri Lanka become self-sufficient in its salt requirement while generating about 2,000 job opportuniti...
12.07.2014 - 06:58
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‘Wait, our B2B list coming!’-Belarus
For the first time, no less than a stream of state owned businesses of a foreign economy is eyeing direct B2B with Lankan private sector. “Most of our business enterprises are state owned and still keen on exploring business opportunities here. We will definitely be happy to see more Lankan companie...
12.07.2014 - 06:54
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Missing Persons Commission Concludes Public Sittings in Mullaitivu
The Presidential Commission to Investigate Complaints Regarding Missing Persons concluded its fifth round of public sittings in Mullaitivu on July 8 with 128 people submitting evidence before the Commission. This time, the public sittings took place at the Puthukkudiyiruppu Divisional Secretariat on...
12.07.2014 - 06:45
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Burma gives journalists harsh prison-term as reform reversed
Burma’s media realm has been shocked as Pakokku district court in Magwe Division on Thursday (July 10) sentenced the chief executive officer of a weekly news journal and four of its reporters to 10 years in prison with hard labor for publishing a report that covered a huge mysterious government com...
12.07.2014 - 06:37 By – Zin Linn
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Jaffna Vembadi Girls' High School Receives Mahindodaya Technical Faculty
Jaffna Vembadi Girls' High School recently became one of the earliest schools to receive a Mahindodaya Technical Faculty, part of an island-wide programme that was ceremonially inaugurated by President Mahinda Rajapaksa earlier this year to establish 250 total faculties around the country. Chief M...
12.07.2014 - 06:29
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Tarik Ahsan -New High C\commissioner To Sri Lanka.– Bangladesh
The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, with the concurrence of the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has decided to appoint Mr. Tarik Ahsan, currently serving as Director General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the new High Commissioner of Bangladesh...
11.07.2014 - 08:59
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Lanka to honor Vietnam Buddhist martyr
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador in Vietnam Dr. Ivan Amarasinghe will be a special guest invited by the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Council at the ceremony on Saturday July 12 – National Martyrs Day - to commemorate the sacrifice of the Buddhist monk, Venerable Thich Quang Duc 51 years ago in protest against the...
11.07.2014 - 08:48 By Janaka Perera
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Boat People from India – A Fearmongers’ hateful fraud
Respected journalist and political commentator from Australia, Andrew Bolt, in his regular Bolt Editorial has exposed the massive fraud being perpetrated by vested interests over the refugee scam involving boat people who have arrived from India, supposedly of Sri Lankan origin. Andrew Bolt’s colum...
10.07.2014 - 08:46 By A Special Correspondent
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Historic Lanka-Belarus trade talks begin in Colombo
The first ever Sri Lanka-Belarus official trade talks commenced in Colombo on 09 July amidst avowed assertions from both sides towards forging sustainable trade links while making inroads to the huge ‘New Asian; and upcoming Eurasian Union markets. And the first Colombo talks have now paved the way...
10.07.2014 - 08:12
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President Commissions Patrol Boats Gifted by Australia
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, this morning at the Port of Colombo, ceremonially commissioned the “Mihikatha” and “Rathnadeepa” patrol boats that were gifted by the Australian Government to Sri Lanka. Australia’s Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Scott Morrison also participated in the c...
10.07.2014 - 07:58
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FIFA World Cup 2014 Final: it is Argentina Vs Germany
Argentina beat The Netherlands on Wednesday 4-2 on penalties to reach the final of the FIFA World Cup. As the first 90 minutes of the game ended up without a single goal being scored from either side, the fears started growing in the South American camp that the trophy was about to out of reach f...
10.07.2014 - 07:11 By our sports correspondent…
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Concerns Regarding Sri Lankan NGO Freedom of Expression
The United State has expressed its concerned over reports that the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense has ordered registered Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups to cease their media engagements and activities. US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said the order underm...
09.07.2014 - 22:44
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Indian Rly Budget investor friendly, Gets thumbs up from Jaya Amma
Proving market watches right, the Modi government today presented railway budget that opened doors for investors from home and abroad saying that there is no other mantra to put the cash strapped network on track once again. The Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda was very candid. Saying that he neede...
09.07.2014 - 10:11 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Sri Lankan Exhibitors Of Ceylon Tea At America’s Food And Beverage Fair 2014
“Let’s work together for an ambitious plan for doubling current market share of Ceylon tea in the US market”, stated- Sri Lanka’s new envoy to USA, Ambassador Prasad Kariyawasam. Continuing the vigorous campaign to promote Ceylon Tea in the United States, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC a...
09.07.2014 - 07:49
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No legal sanctity to fatwa if it affects rights, Indian apex court rules
The Indian Supreme Court has ruled fatwas, as decrees issued by Muslim clerics and Islamic religious institutions are known, have no legal sanctity if they tread on the rights of an individual. The judgment came on a nine-year-old petition that questioned the legality of the Sharia courts like Daru...
09.07.2014 - 07:31 By Malladi Rama Rao
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Historic Lanka-Belarus trade meet starts in Colombo today
First ever bilateral trade meet between Sri Lanka and a key member of upcoming Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) starts today 09 July in Colombo. “Our newest trade effort with Balarus strengthens the historic relations and more importantly, gives us direct access to the world’s newest single economic m...
09.07.2014 - 07:22
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South African Deputy President in Town
South Africa’s Deputy President, Special Envoy to Sri Lanka and the Deputy President of the African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa who is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees last evening. The Deputy President of South Africa, Cyri...
08.07.2014 - 08:50
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New vehicles to Northern Province Chairman and Ministers
An event to hand over new vehicles for Ministers and the Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council was held on Saturday (05) at Governor’s Secretariat in Jaffna. The Governor of the Northern Province GA Chandrasiri handed over the keys of the vehicles to the responsible officers of each provinc...
08.07.2014 - 07:55
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'Dasa Mudalali', Passed Away
'Dasa Mudalali', passed away yesterday evening and President Mahinda Rajapaksa paid his last respect yesterday. S.D Gunadasa, who is widely known 'Dasa Mudalali' was the inventor of Super Market concept in Sri Lanka and was a staunch supporter of former prime minister the late Sirimavo Bandaranai...
08.07.2014 - 07:28
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Government Initiates Livelihood Assistance Programmes for Women-headed Families in War-affected Areas
The Ministry of Child Development and Women's Affairs, together with the Divi Neguma Department of the Ministry of Economic Development, is implementing a programme to provide livelihood assistance to women who have been widowed due to the armed conflict. The first phase of the programme is currentl...
08.07.2014 - 07:15
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