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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 974

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Rohit Sharma’s smashing innings!
We Sri Lankan cricket fans join our Indian fans in congratulating Rohit Sharma for the unbeatable record he has established in the fourth ODI played against Sri Lanka in Kolkata. When scoring a double century in an ODI is regarded as a big achievement a score of 264 with 33 fours and 7 sixes is not...
15.11.2014 - 07:53 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Women in politics should help women in adversity
Almost twenty years ago, the Beijing Declaration and Platform For Action (BPFA) was adopted by consensus by 189 countries during the Fourth World Conference on Women, in Beijing. Although not a binding treaty, it calls for strong commitments on the part of the governments and other institutions to f...
15.11.2014 - 07:40 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Sri Lanka ready to share experience in demining with other countries
Sri Lanka's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Ravinatha Aryasinha has said Sri Lanka stands ready to share its experience in comprehensive demining as a 'best practice' with countries which are facing similar challenges. Noting that "Sri Lanka’s continuing progress in demining has been achieved by tele...
15.11.2014 - 07:30
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Demystifying Racism in India
It has been more than 67 years since we became independent and it is presumed that the state-nation called India should have by now become a nation-state. But the fact remains that things are far from hunky dory. The fissiparous tendencies fanned by the revisionist forces a la extremists, naxalites,...
15.11.2014 - 07:17 By *Dr. Saumitra Mohan
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President to Declare Open Today - Newly Constructed Kandy Bus stand & More Projects
The Newly Constructed Kandy Bus stand and new commercial complex and more Developing projects declared open by President Mahinda Rajapakse today. Accordingly these projects carried out by the Urban Development Authority under the guidance of Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Developmen...
15.11.2014 - 07:05 By Milinda Rathnayake
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“Meet in Sri Lanka” – MICE Tourism Promotion in Dubai
The Sri Lanka Convention Bureau and SriLankan Airlines in coordination with the Sri Lanka Consulate General in Dubai organized a Road Show “Meet in Sri Lanka” on Tuesday, 21st October 2014 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Dubai to promote the country as a Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions...
15.11.2014 - 06:51
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Timing is Everything: A Look at the Executive Presidency
There has been a great deal of discussion in Sri Lanka recently about abolishing the Executive Presidency. When the new constitution was adopted during the presidency of J. R. Jayawardane, it created the Provincial System of governance and the position of the Executive President; both have their in...
14.11.2014 - 08:25 By Ven. Dr. Agamaha Pandita Walpola Piyananda - Chief Sangha Nayaka of America
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High Level Discussions on the Maritime Silk Road
The Pathfinder Foundation (PF), with the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), is organizing a high level Panel Discussion and Roundtable on 21st November, involving political leaders, senior officials, businessmen, academics and the media from Sri Lanka and China. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Develop...
14.11.2014 - 06:52
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Pakistan successfully test fires Shaheen-II (Hatf-VI) Missile
Shaheen-II Missile capable of carrying nuclear, conventional warheads to range of 1500 km. Pakistan today [Thursday, November 13] conducted a successful Training Launch of Intermediate Range Shaheen-II (Hatf-VI) Ballistic Missile. Shaheen-II Missile is capable of carrying nuclear and conventional wa...
14.11.2014 - 06:43
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Zeliang Government sliding back
The general publics in Nagaland had not thought that they would enjoy a better living condition and see better governance when TR Zeliang took over as new chief minister (CM) of the state from Neiphiu Rio, who became the lone Nagaland Member of Parliament, on May 24 this year. There was no jubilatio...
14.11.2014 - 06:35 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Yonkers Cardiologist Convicted of Fraud Sentenced in White Plains Federal Court to Three Years in Prison.
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that Rohan Wijetilaka was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Briccetti in White Plains federal court to three years in prison for health care fraud. Wijetilake was sentence on 16th October, has pr...
13.11.2014 - 09:32
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Ethnic Cleansing of the Rohingya: Obama’s Duty is ASEAN’s Shame
With Barack Obama gracing the halls of Naypyidaw this week, the world has quite rightly been calling loudly for the President of the United States of America to raise concerns regarding the backslide in human rights and democracy in Myanmar, not least of which being the institutionalized persecution...
13.11.2014 - 08:16 By Charles Santiago
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First Leg of Motorcade Taking Procession of Casket of Omniscient Sacred Relics commenced
The religious motorcade taking in procession the casket of Omniscient Sacred Relics up to Sandahiru Stupa commenced its first leg in the auspicious time at the President's House, Colombo this morning. President Mahinda Rajapaksa worshiped the casket of the sacred relics at the shrine room of the Pre...
12.11.2014 - 22:17
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Northern Expressway Work to Commence this 14th
Construction work on the first phase of the proposed expressway to the North is scheduled to commence this week, the Project Minister of Highways, Ports and Shipping Nirmala Kotelawala said. Minister Kothalawala said that the first phase of construction work will commence in Galewela, Galagedara,...
12.11.2014 - 08:42
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Saudi denies it may relax ban on women drivers
Local media in Saudi Arabia have said a story published by the Associated Press news agency stating that the advisory council to Saudi Arabia's king had recommended easing a ban on women driving in the country is a "fabrication". Media quoted Mohammed Abdullah Al-Muhanna, the head of the Shura counc...
12.11.2014 - 08:23
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The Supreme Court conveyed its determination “Yes” or “No” to President contesting for a third time
The Supreme Court conveyed yesterday afternoon to Sri Lanka President its decision by a full Bench of its Judges on the referral by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa on whether there was any impediment for him to contest the Presidential election for a third time. The Supreme Court Bench compr...
11.11.2014 - 20:31
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Arab and Western artists’ combination brings success
Desert Rose is a highly popular number in the West as well as in the Arab World. This is a duet by British well-known artist Sting of the former group ‘The Police’, who was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Queen and Cheb Mami of Algeria. Cheb Mami is a rai singer like Cheb Khaled...
11.11.2014 - 06:26 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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India hands over relief goods worth SLR 5 million for the landslide victims
Government of India had made a commitment to provide emergency humanitarian assistance worth SLR 5 million, following the devastating landslide that occurred on October 29, 2014 in Haldummula Division of Badulla district in Uva Province. In pursuance of this, Mr. A. Natarajan, Assistant High Commiss...
11.11.2014 - 06:17
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Latha Walpola – Nightingale of Sri Lanka Becomes Octogenerian
Latha Walpola, the greatest living legend of playback singing for Sinhala silver screen ever created golden voice celebrates her 80th Birthday on 11th November 2014. Greetings of Blessings for a healthy, long life from the fans around the world will enliven this indomitable songstress who has contri...
11.11.2014 - 05:48 By T.K.Premadasa
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High Commissioner Sarrath Kongahage presents Credentials to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa
High Commissioner Sarrath Kongahage presented his Credentials to President Jacob Zuma, as the High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka, at a ceremony held at the Sefako M. Makgatho Presidential guest house in Pretoria, on Thursday, 16th October 2014. While presenting his Cre...
11.11.2014 - 05:18
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