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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1226

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Sri Lankan general election: The world has moved on, Sri Lanka has moved on, but Tamil politicians remain in a time warp
The TNA as well as the newest political grouping in the North, the Crusaders for Democracy, admittedly a strange political slogan for a group of former terrorists who directly or indirectly engaged/supported the worst form of violence possible, and were part of a territory they controlled without an...
05.08.2015 - 22:38 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Redefining the Mission of EROS.
Settlement to the ethnic problem continues to evade Sri Lanka. As far as Tamil people are concerned, a peaceful live in their homeland is not possible without a settlement to the ethnic conflict. Thirteenth Amendment has been a half backed solution that satisfies neither the Tamils nor the Sinhalese...
05.08.2015 - 14:27 By A.R. Arudpragasam ( Arular)- Chairman and Founder member of EROS - EDF.
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Chunnakam UNP election office attack masterminded by a Norway based Tamil
The attack on the UNP office located on the Jaffna – KKS Road in Chunnakam, is now said to be due to an intraparty feuding, and a notorious Norway based Tamil was the mastermind behind the attack. On Sunday, in the early hours, the election office of Dr. R. Sivasankar was attacked. He is a UNP...
05.08.2015 - 10:50
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Who cares about ‘Gonibilla’ and ‘Grease Yaka’?
Couple of years ago we saw the new version of ‘Gonibilla’ called the ‘Grease Yaka’. During our childhood our parents used the scary word ‘Gonibilla’ to feed us whenever we are reluctant to eat. Then the politicians or some with ulterior motive introduced more-scary ‘Grease Yaka’ to create fear amon...
05.08.2015 - 09:05 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Smoking “may play a role” in the development of the mental health illness
“When I was doing my clinical examinations interviewing patients with mental health problems, I was even advised to take a packet of Benson & Hedges in with me to offer to patients, “says Dr. Jonathan Campion, Consultant Psychiatrist and Director of Public Mental Health at South London and Mauds...
05.08.2015 - 08:31 By Manjari Peiris
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Indian government signs historic peace accord with NSCN-IM of Nagaland
At long last there is tunnel light in the troubled state of Nagaland in North Eastern India. With an aim of ending insurgency in Nagaland, government on August 03 signed an accord with key faction NSCN (IM), an armed rebel group, paving the way to end the country's oldest insurgency, in the presence...
05.08.2015 - 08:26 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Any United Nations assistance for people in North, only through Ministry of Resettlement
The government said if any project is being done by the United Nations as assistance for the resettled people in Northern Province, it would be done through the Ministry of Resettlement of the central government not through the Northern Provincial Council. Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Mahishini...
05.08.2015 - 08:15
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President expresses satisfaction about improved cooperation with Turkey
President Maithripala Sirisena thanked Turkey for the steps taken to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation. He said Turkish construction companies have partnered in several construction projects including a housing project in Mannar where 100 houses were built. He made this comment when t...
04.08.2015 - 22:24
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PM witnesses the signing of historic peace accord between Government of India and Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN)
The Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) successfully concluded the dialogue on Naga political issue, which has existed for six decades, and signed an agreement today in the presence of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Government’s Interlocutor for Naga P...
04.08.2015 - 07:32 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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August 17th General Election in Sri Lanka: Ex Tigers as crusaders for democracy - Wolves in Sheep’s clothing
“When a lame ex-bodyguard of Prabhakaran was asked if the CFD could be depended upon to deliver, he shot back saying that it was because of people like him that Prabhakaran was able to sleep soundly at night,” he said. On the CFD’s manifesto, Vithyatharan said that it wants all international agreeme...
03.08.2015 - 23:13 By A Special Correspondent
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President appoints brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund
President Maithripala Sirisena officially appointed the veteran cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan and Mr. Thilakaratne Dilshan as the brand ambassadors of the National Kidney Fund which was established in line with the sustainable program to control kidney disease, according to the concept of the Pres...
03.08.2015 - 07:31
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Another View of Saudi-Russian Nuclear Deal
Recently held Russian-Saudi dialogues and signing of agreement over peaceful nuclear programme in St Petersburg on 18 June 2015 indicate that fresh associations of two states will likely to influence the future of Middle East and will bring regionally and the dynamic changes in geopolitics and sec...
03.08.2015 - 06:57 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Employee happiness is important
Happy employees are central to the success of a business. Nobody would argue that employees should be sad and downtrodden. One of the researchers, Andrew Oswald, said in a press release ‘Companies like Google have invested more in employee support and employee satisfaction has risen as a result’. I...
03.08.2015 - 00:32 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Cricket: Malinga defeats Sri Lanka: Replace ineffective bowlers!
Lasith Malinga is a senior Sri Lankan leg spin (crash) bowler and can threaten every batboy with his bowling effect but he seems generally bowls depending on the circumstances as he, like other top bowlers in the world, is well connected to other teams by playing in bilateral matches regularly and...
03.08.2015 - 00:20 By Dr. Abdul Ruff (Specialist on sport fixing)
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Fraud and corruption of MR era led to economic downturn and decline in revenue - Minister Ravi Karunanayake
In pursuance of the good governance concept introduced by the new government by alleviating the corruption and fraud that prevailed during the last ten years of the Mahinda Rajapaksa government, the total government revenue during the first quarter of the year 2015 has increased by 16.4 percent t...
02.08.2015 - 20:21
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Cry (Again!) My Beloved Country
I watched Sri Lanka pull itself out of hopeless depths of desperation, largely through its own efforts in May 2009. To my amazement, I observed the country dust itself and very quickly surge ahead economically, even leaving behind other developing countries. As a long time critical student of Sri La...
02.08.2015 - 08:26 Mathias Keitel - Tubingen, Germany
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With the parliamentary election in Sri Lanka in full swing, conventional news websites have been forced to compete with an inevitable offshoot of what Al Gore once called, Information Superhighway, in mid- nineties, which eventually became the internet as we know of it today – propagating gossip....
02.08.2015 - 20:07 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Nobody knows what Prime Minister Modi’s exact “80%” formula to Nagas is!
When 19-Member Parliamentary Working Committee (PWC) of Nagaland met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi, he told them, “You expect 100. (But) If I give you 80%, doesn’t mean I will not give 20%.” Interestingly, this “80%” had prominently dominated in the two-day discussion on the Naga political i...
02.08.2015 - 08:08 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Must Protect Nations’ Right to Enact Measures to Reduce Tobacco Use
The negotiations of Trans-Pacific Partnerships (TPP) are in the final stages this week in Maui – the tobacco industry and its political allies have stepped up their fight against any safeguard for tobacco control measures by claiming it would harm tobacco farmers. It is a shame that tobacco companie...
02.08.2015 - 07:53 By Manjari Peiris
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End of era of a patriotic phenomenon called Bharat Ratna Dr. Abdul Kalam!
Former Indian president Dr. Abdul Kalam, who passed away upon accomplishing his life mission, is a historic phenomenon. Born in Muslim fishermen family (Marakkar) and sold newspapers to add to his father’s income, Kalam rose to become first ever poor citizen to decorate Indian presidential palace (R...
01.08.2015 - 14:37 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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