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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1225

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Indian Kannada writer and former VC Kalburgi shot dead at home in Karnataka!
Criminal politics of Hindutva forces is slowly raising its ugly head in India, starting now with Karnataka state where the BJP party still enjoys large support base. Already “Ghar wapsi” operations, by which Muslims and Christians are converted to Hinduism in open thereby hitting hard the Indian Co...
31.08.2015 - 09:18 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Empower community to end TB: In them lies the solution!
Recently a TB partners and civil society organizations (CSOs) consultation meet was held in Delhi for ‘Spearheading Civil Society Action Towards a TB Free India’, with a view to align campaign objectives and goals with partners by sharing solutions and discussing way forward on existing gaps or chal...
31.08.2015 - 08:30 By Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS
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Festival of the August Moon - Esala Perahera
The 2,000 years old Dalada Perahera - marking the end of the annual Esala Perahera, paraded the streets of Kandy, Sri Lanka's last royal citadel for 10 nights, concluding with the August full moon, yesterday, Saturday, August 29th 2015. Held every year in honor of the sacred Tooth Relic of the B...
31.08.2015 - 08:21 By Lakshman Ratnapala
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A 22 days bicycle marathon from London to Geneva to seek justice
A section of the Sri Lankan Tamils living in the United Kingdom are making arrangements for a 22-day bicycle marathon from London to Geneva, to highlight current plight of the Tamil people of the island of Sri Lanka, and to seek justice and solidarity for the Eelam Tamil people. The bicycle mar...
30.08.2015 - 23:08
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JHU awaits Election Commissioner’s approval
The United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) said it was awaiting the Elections Commissioner’s approval to change its name back to the ‘Jathika Hela Urumaya’ (JHU). The party had also requested that diamond symbol of the UGGNF be replaced with the JHU’s Conch symbol. New Ministries In the...
30.08.2015 - 08:03
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Dangers of Playing Cupid to the Unfaithful
As the leaked details of hyperactive men and women are emerging in dribs and drabs, the founder and CEO of Ashley Madison, the online dating site with a ‘difference’, has stepped down from the company, having come under pressure from the stakeholders on many fronts. Ashley Madison, with the motto, ‘...
30.08.2015 - 07:52 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from Colombo…
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Omanthai Military Check Point Closed
The military check point located on the A-9 Road between Omanthai in Vavuniya, the last vestige of military domination over the Tamils by the Sri Lanka Government, has been closed with effect from yesterday (29), officials said. “The checkpoint is now open for free passage,” a senior government...
30.08.2015 - 07:48
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Strict laws to prevent use of Polythene and Asbestos – President
President Maithripala Sirisena says he would enforce strict laws from January 1, 2016 to prevent use of polythene which is a major threat to the environment and the health of the people. He added he would totally ban the production of polythene from January 1, 2018. The President made these remarks...
29.08.2015 - 22:44
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The Die is cast
‘Alea iacta est ‘ or the die is cast meaning, the point of no return as the non-Myanmar ethnic nationalities make a solemn vow not to sign the cease-fire agreement without the inclusiveness of all. During four days of discussions in a safe place of Chiangmai, which ended on August 24, armed groups p...
29.08.2015 - 11:15 By Kanbawza Win
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When will we know the truth?
I know that one day the whole world will come to know the truth, no doubt, until then I am along with everyone else frustrated to know who has been helping Daesh to commit all these atrocities in the Arab lands but now I am more frustrated after reading one of well-known English journalists, Robert...
29.08.2015 - 09:56 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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CWC & EPDP Volunteers To Support The National Government
Ceylon Workers Congress and EPDP have decided to extend their support to the National Government, SLFP acting General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake said. The CWC supported the UPFA during the recent general election and contested under the UPFA ticket in the Nuwara Eliya District. Two of its members...
28.08.2015 - 09:48
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The South African Tamil Federation Congratulates Tamil National Alliance
The South African Tamil Federation ( SATF) has placed on record its congratulations to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leadership, on the resounding election victory in the Eastern and Northern Provinces of Sri Lanka. The SATF in its message said that, “This victory sends a very clear message...
27.08.2015 - 10:23
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Lalin’s Column : More Ministerial Howlers and 3 wise men
This was the first time that the SL public has heard that it was the Rajapakse ’regime’ alone that waged ‘war’ on the terrorists. Successive SL governments, starting with the UNP in 1977, had done it ‘their way’. Rajapakse Regime: This included giving JRJ’s relative and not the Commander of the Arm...
27.08.2015 - 09:57 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Kumar Sangakkara - Perseverance and Personality of Modern Sri Lankan Cricket
It is the reality that retirement of a sportsman from professional sport becomes absolutely obligatory at the appropriate time due to various reasons. Even if there is no age limit or time limit for retirement in sports, poor performance, aging and clandestine schemes may cause to decide on retireme...
26.08.2015 - 23:28 By T.K. Premadasa
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Sri Lankan students Graduated in Cuba with Flying Colors
A total of 9 Sri Lankan students have passed out from leading universities in Cuba in July this year with flying colors. These graduate students, specialized in Geology, Economy, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science, Architecture, Biology, Computer Science, Sports & Physical Educationa...
26.08.2015 - 23:17
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Finance ministry invites proposals from the public for the 2016-Budget
The ministry of Finance requests the public and the private sector institutions and the general public to submit their proposals to be included in the proposed budget for the year- 2016. Building the Economy, Fighting corruption, Ensuring freedom, Developing infrastructure and investment and Develop...
26.08.2015 - 23:09
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Improper appointments will retard the peace process
V. Anandasangaree -Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front has criticized the appointment of the two national list members of parliament representing the Tamil National Alliance as “improper appointments” and would “retard the peace process. “ In a statement released to the press, Se...
26.08.2015 - 23:03
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Evolving Political Landscape Following the Election
The election fever is gone and people in Sri Lanka get on with their lives as if nothing new took place in the layer that governs them, occasionally giving their opinions to ‘breaking news’ that they get from TV, radio or via SMS – along the party lines, though. In the deep South where I am in, at...
26.08.2015 - 22:28 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from Galle, Sri Lanka …
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Those fearful nights!
Everyone remembers Saddam’s ill-advised invasion of his neighbor, Kuwait, in the nineties. When Bush senior retaliated and tried to free Kuwait, Saddam was angered by those who provided bases for the foreign forces. He unleashed this anger by raining scud missiles into his neighboring countries. Al...
26.08.2015 - 22:22 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Former Speaker Lohe lambasted Zeliang for disrespecting local sentiments
Former Nagaland Assembly Speaker Z Lohe lambasted the TR Zeliang Government for relentlessly pursuing for setting up of “Rani Gaidinliu Memorial Museum or Statue” here at the State capital, Kohima much against the wishes of the citizens of the State. Talking to NEPS here on Tuesday, the veteran poli...
26.08.2015 - 09:57 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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