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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1047

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Burma’s Union Day in the International Context
It is high time for the international community, especially the West led by the US and EU to know something about the Union Day of Burma. In other words, how modern Union of Burma came into being with a concordat and how this concord was destroyed, which is the basis of all the insurrections in the...
12.02.2015 - 07:38 By Kanbawza Win
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His Phd in zoology is in vain!
Parliamentary elections due to take place on 14 February have been postponed along with the presidential election in Nigeria. Thousands of people have died under Goodluck Jonathan’s rule as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency over past six years, while more than a million people have been displace...
12.02.2015 - 06:49 By S.H.Moulana - Riyad
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Tissa Attanayake and Sarana Gunawardena released on bail
Former Health Minister Tissa Attanayake was today released on bail with two sureties of Rs.1 million each. Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Ganmage fixed the next hearing for March 11. Mr. Attanayake was arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) on February 2 on charges of displaying a forged do...
11.02.2015 - 15:31
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Is Indian politics changing? A few valid reasons for the AAPs miracle in Delhi!
How could AAP, a small, Delhi based new party, take on two most powerful national parties like Congress and BJP, simultaneously and win the poll in Delhi? Social activities by Arvind Kejriwal first under Anna Hazare and then sustained social work by taking up common causes on his own under anti-c...
11.02.2015 - 15:14 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Lung cancer: Difficult to diagnose, difficult to treat, easy to prevent
Just a few days before World Cancer Day this year, an acquaintance of mine succumbed to this dreaded disease within 10 months of diagnosis, and became part of the world statistics of someone dying somewhere of lung cancer every 30 seconds. Of all known cancers, lung cancer has highest annual mortali...
11.02.2015 - 15:04 By Shobha Shukla - Citizen News Service - CNS
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'Declaration of Peace' pledge an important reminder of effort to seek reconciliation
Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha has said the special 'Declaration of Peace' pledge made at this year’s Independence Day celebration in Sri Lanka was an important reminder of the concerted efforts being made in the country to seek reconciliation...
11.02.2015 - 14:57
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Deworm to not lose gains made on child health and nutrition
Government of India is observing National Deworming Day on 10th February to control infections in children caused by Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH) or intestinal worms, which are among the most common infections worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 241 million children bet...
10.02.2015 - 08:14 By Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service - CNS
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A committee appointed to commence release of lands in the North back to civilians - Ruwan Wijewardene
The State Minister for Defence Ruwan Wijewardene said in Vavuniya that a committee will be appointed on a directive of the President in order to commence the programme to release lands in the North back to civilians. Wijewardene explained that the lands in the North and East Provinces will be relea...
10.02.2015 - 07:59
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“We will make Sri Lanka a country that implements best educational practices,” President Maithripala Sirisena
While implementing all the necessary reforms in the education sector in a proper way, we will make Sri Lanka a country that implements best educational practices, President Maithripala Sirisena said. President made these comments at the Golden Jubilee of Royal College in Polonnaruwa today. President...
10.02.2015 - 07:46
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I voted for the interim budget of the government, with ‘reluctance’ – Namal Rajapaksa M.P.
Hambantota UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa said that he voted for the interim budget presented by the new government, with “reluctance” because of concerns he had about the “unsustainable nature of the proposals that have been presented”. “The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has taken a decision to vote fo...
09.02.2015 - 07:11
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President Srisena’s Visit Expected To India's warm and friendly ties to Sri Lanka
Indian government said the forthcoming state visit of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena from the 15th to 18th of February will strengthen India's warm and friendly ties to Sri Lanka. The Spokesperson of India's external Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin said the President Sirisena had a...
09.02.2015 - 06:57
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Will Congress lawmakers agree to idea of merging with any political parties?
The cent percent voting in favor of the historic “Confidence Motion” moved by Chief Minister (CM) TR Zeliang was not unexpected. In fact, this writer, at a press conference by TR at his official residence on February 3, two days ahead of the much awaited and talked “Confidence Motion,” only told him...
09.02.2015 - 06:44 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Ukraine Conflict: both sides raise the stakes
It is no secret that President Putin of Russia and the West have been at loggerheads for a significant period of time, with the pendulum of stability in Ukraine dangerously swinging between the extremes of uneasy calm and outright war. As the volatility in the region took a turn for the worse during...
08.02.2015 - 11:03 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Anecdotes of Molla Nasreddin Hodja
Nasreddin Hodja (Hoca in Turkish; the letter ‘c’ is pronounced as ‘dj’) was a Muslim humorist from Turkey (in the 13th century C.E.). As many as 350 anecdotes have been attributed to the Hodja, as he most often is called. Hodja is a title - meaning teacher or scholar (“Hodja” or “Hojjat” literally m...
08.02.2015 - 10:50 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Sri Lanka Government’s Mini-Budget Passed – TNA Voted With Government
The Vote on the Appropriation (Amendment) Bill which was presented to Parliament by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, was passed with a majority of 163 votes in Parliament yesterday evening. At the end of second reading, the single Frontline Socialist Party MP Ajith Kumara called for a division. W...
08.02.2015 - 07:30
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Cricket fever to replace the agonizing election fever!
We spent two long months with an agonizing election fever which is now to be replaced with a more exciting and pleasant cricket fever! There are no crossovers or turncoats here, we are all for one and that is our beloved Sri Lanka, the team that won us the World Cup in 1996 and became twice runner u...
08.02.2015 - 07:01 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Regime change in Sri Lanka
The regime change in Sri Lanka orchestrated by many players drawn from Sri Lankan and overseas sources heralded much promise. Things were going to change and the country was going to get a fresh breeze of oxygen as it were to breathe. The 100 day program, supported by virtually all political parties...
08.02.2015 - 06:54 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Sri Lanka To Recccall 36 Politically Appointed Diplomats
: Sri Lanka’s External Affairs Ministry has decided to recall 36 politically appointed Sri Lankan diplomats. The decision had been taken at a meeting held recently. Lakshman Hulugalla the former head of the Media Centre for National Security was also among those recalled. These diplomats had bee...
08.02.2015 - 06:46
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Indian politics: Delhi poll verdict could determine future politics of India
It's now unanimous, Kejriwal, all polls say AAP have withstood the Modi wave. And there you have it folks. Unless every single exit poll gets it wrong, we are going to see an AAP government in Delhi. AAP is clearly elated with the findings, but also prefer to adopt a more cautious wait and see appr...
08.02.2015 - 06:38 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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No-confidence Motion Against Minister John Amaratunga Handed Over To Parliament Secretary General
The opposition UPFA handed over the no confidence motion against Minister of Public Order and Disaster Management John Amaratunga today to the Parliament Secretary General. The motion signed by 114 members and was handed over to the Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dassanayaka by a group o...
07.02.2015 - 19:02
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