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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1392

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The Phenomena of Trump and Sanders: personification of voter anger and disillusionment
Both Donald J Trump and Bernie Sanders are riding on two diverging waves of popularity while tearing up the conventional book of western politics into pieces. The casualties, caught up in the trail of destruction, include the ‘establishment candidates’ of the respective parties, big-time donors, inv...
14.02.2016 - 08:00 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Government will not enter into any agreement, which endangers country’s economy and culture – President
President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized that the Government will not enter into any agreement, which will endanger the local economy and the culture of the country. The President pointed out that even though the political rivals spread false rumours regarding the agreement to be signed with India...
14.02.2016 - 06:44
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Prof. Sanath Nandasiri Completes 50 Years As Distinguished Musician
Sanath Nandasiri, a professional artist who made an outstanding contribution during 1970s introducing a new era of Sri Lankan creative music, celebrates his Birthday on February 15th. This is the most appropriate occasion to ink this appreciation with great pleasure as an avid listener to his everl...
14.02.2016 - 06:26 By Dickson Hemantha, Clarksburg, Maryland, USA
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Maj Gen Milinda Peiris- the New Army Chief of Staff
Maj Gen Milinda Peiris- the New Army Chief of StaffMajor General Milinda Peiris has been appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army while Major General Sumedha Perera was appointed as the Deputy Chief of Staff wiith effect from 12th and February 15 respectively, the Army said. Major Gener...
13.02.2016 - 10:06
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New Political Office for MR
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's new political and public relations office was opened at Nelum Mawatha, Battaramulla yesterday morning. Amidst speculations of the founding of a new party, this political office is said to be for use as a base to stage his political come-back campaign. Rajapaksa...
13.02.2016 - 09:46
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28th Death Anniversary of Vijaya Kumaratunga
In the early afternoon of the 16th of February 1988, two assassins riding a motorbike visited the house of a politician loved by many Sri Lankans and burst a round of T56 bullets to his face. This attack saw the fall one of Sri Lanka’s brilliant politicians in the most cruel manner right outside his...
13.02.2016 - 08:44 By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
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U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Visits Historic Grand Mosque in Colombo
On February 11, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap joined Minister of Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs M.H.A. Haleem and Imam Moulavi M.S.M Thasleem for a tour of Colombo’s historic Grand Mosque. Mosque Secretary M. Thaufeeq introduced the unique history and features of th...
13.02.2016 - 08:35
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Modernizing Village Guards will solve many problems in ENPO areas
Many of our Village Guards in ENPO areas are not well equipped. They are equipped with vintage “303 Rifles” which were widely used in World War I & II. Most of these weapons are now in Army Museums of foreign countries. Strangely, some of our Village Guards are discharging their duties with spea...
13.02.2016 - 08:20 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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A large number of children were exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes
A large number of children were exposed to SHS in the home. Encouraging of voluntary smoke-free rules in homes and cessation in adults has the potential to reduce SHS exposure among children and prevent SHS-related diseases and deaths, reveals the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) a research conduc...
12.02.2016 - 10:08 By Manjari Peiris
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UN Human Rights Council resolution against Sri Lanka – ‘A Great Betrayal’ Slams Rajapaksa
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have given the UN Human Rights Commissioner an assurance that last year’s UN Human Rights Council resolution against Sri Lanka will be implemented. He called upon Sri Lankans to uni...
12.02.2016 - 09:59
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Yoshitha Rajapaksha, and four others re-remanded
Yoshitha Rajapaksha, the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksha and four others including Nishantha Ranatunga, Rohan Weliwita were re-remanded by Kaduwela Magistrate and Additional District Judge Dammika Hemapala, until February 25 by the Kaduwela Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala over the...
12.02.2016 - 08:54
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The 68th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence Day celebrated in Geneva
The 68th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence was celebrated at an event organized by the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva on 6 February 2016 (Saturday) at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) New Building. Over 250 members of the Sri Lankan community attended the...
12.02.2016 - 08:37
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It's a 'foreign' wicket for Dhoni!
For we Sri Lankan living away from home country, Tuesday (9/2) evening was one of the happiest one. All cricket fans were glued to the their TV sets although they did not have much hope of seeing their team beating their neighbor, India, whose team was filled with much more experienced players under...
11.02.2016 - 08:17 By S.H.Moulana
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US presidency 2016: Sanders outsmarts Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire!
The countdown seems to have begun for both Democrats and republicans for the forthcoming US presidency poll. In Democratic party all-powerful former Secretary of State Mrs. Clinton is seen running way behind her fellow candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who calls himself a “democratic socia...
11.02.2016 - 08:05 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Declaring war on the media
Yahapalana Prime Minister (PM) in Parliament last week fired a thundering broadside at one of the most potent contributors to the 2015 regime change. The media had stepped out of line since then he alleged. Media, print and electronic, some given singular star rating mention, were poked, trussed, pi...
11.02.2016 - 07:54 By A Patabendige
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Bangladesh decides not to allow smokers to undergo medical education
General public including civil society organizations in Bangladesh have been long requesting the health authorities to refrain from providing admission to Medical Colleges and to the Civil Service to those who are engaged in tobacco smoking. They believe that doctors should be role models to estab...
10.02.2016 - 07:06 By Manjari Peiris
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Pak Lankan Institutions signs MoUs to Promote Academic and Cultural Cooperation
Pakistan’s largest Private Sector University, Preston University has signed Memorandums of Understanding with Sri Lanka's College of Information Management & Sciences and Sri Lanka-Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association for collaboration in a variety of fields in an impressive cer...
10.02.2016 - 06:57
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The importance of the implementation of tobacco control policies in a middle-income country: The case of Costa Rica
Professor Stanton A Glantz of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, USA, conducted a study to analyze the process of implementing and enforcing smoke-free environments, tobacco advertising, tobacco taxes and health warning labels from Costa Rica's 2012 tobacco control law. The stu...
09.02.2016 - 09:55 By Manjari Peiris
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Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka – The new national list UNP MP
The United National Party’s working committee decided to nominate Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka through the nationalist to the parliament, to fill the vacated parliament seat of M.K.A.D.S Gunawardena. It was reported that Field Marshal Fonseka was among those who were proposed to fill the vacancy c...
09.02.2016 - 08:22
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Experts Urge Early Resolution of Kashmir Issue at International Seminar in Colombo
The speakers of the International seminar to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day in Sri Lanka unanimously emphasized the need for early resolution of Kashmir Issue in accordance with wishes of Kashmiri people and United Nations resolutions of 1948 and 1949, as lasting peace in the world, especially, in the...
09.02.2016 - 07:44
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