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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2526

Fuel Price Hike and the Impact on the Economy

Oil prices are on the increase again and the obvious impact is not just confined to the sphere of macro economy. It’s happening when we can least afford to let it be, in the light of worries about global growth, worsened by trade disputes, conflicts in the Middle East and of course, the messy-nature of the Brexit.

Fuel Price Hike and the Impact on the Economy
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Jews Of Sri Lanka: An Untold Story

During the Colonial era, Ceylon was a safe haven for foreigners in general, especially for émigrés, missionaries, traders, idealists, and asylum-seeking migrants who surged in from all quarters of the globe to make permanent settlements on our sun-drenched Island. Among those who sought sanctuary in Ceylon, were the Jews. Although the vast majority of them were non-observant Jewish servicemen and traders from Continental Europe, there were also a significant number of Jewish émigrés and theosophists who took up residence on the island.

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M. G. Chakrapani’s great granddaughter : Kaavya excels in her Arangetram

From the close family of the former Chief Minister M G Ramachandran, a young dancing artiste made her bharathanatyam debut in Chennai last month. It was a great treat to the packed audience at the Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan auditorium to watch the ten-year old Kum. K. Kaavya at her Arangetram. Kaavya in Sanskrit and Tamil means ‘poetry in motion’; she did express it, danced her way into everybody’s heart.

M. G. Chakrapani’s great granddaughter : Kaavya excels in her Arangetram
M. G. Chakrapani’s great granddaughter : Kaavya excels in her Arangetram
M. G. Chakrapani’s great granddaughter : Kaavya excels in her Arangetram
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Women speak: To be a woman and to be in India

India ranked 131 out of 153 countries in the global Women, Peace, and Security Index 2017-18, that is based upon 11 indicators incorporating inclusion, justice, and security. Despite women accounting for 49% of India’s population, only 12% of the seats in the national legislature are held by them.

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Lalin's Column : Kashmir - India’s holier than thou men

A 2,500 man Indian army road convoy of 78 vehicles was attacked on the main highway in mid-February 2019 by just one suicide car bomber in Pulwama. It was 16 miles from Srinagar. Forty (40) CPRF ‘jawans’ were killed.

Lalin's Column :  Kashmir - India’s holier than thou men
Lalin's Column :  Kashmir - India’s holier than thou men
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What a week for Trump, Netanyahu and Modi!

This past week has been a very exciting week globally. At home, in the USA, there was the much-anticipated House hearing of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s one-time personal lawyer, the ‘fixer’. He appeared fully prepared, genuine, believable and remorseful for his previous support and lying on behalf of his former boss whom he described as a con-man, liar and cheat. Trump is also a racist and a bigot. None of these epithets for Mr. Trump is, however, new. He is worse.

What a week for Trump, Netanyahu and Modi!
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Lalin's Column : Independence turned National day parade, an utter farce

The 71st Independence Commemoration day in 2019 was an utter farce. The ‘ordinary’ people were excluded from the major event, the parade on the Galle Face Green. It may have confirmed the government’s attitude to them. Way back, especially when it was held in Kandy, Galle, Kurunegalla, Badulla, Trincomalie and Matara, the parade drew tremendous and excited crowds as it did in Colombo before 2015.

Speech delivered by President Maithripala Sirisena at the 71st   National Day/ Independence Day celebrations on February 4, 2019
Lalin's Column : Independence turned National day parade, an utter farce
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Letter From America: The Myth of ‘Bengali Migration’ to Arakan

Genocidal crimes don’t occur by chance and require years of preparation. The rationale for justifying such horrendous crimes is often provided by the evil geniuses or the ideologues within the dominant group. This ominous task is sometimes shared by other powerful groups within the perpetrating community, e.g., religious, business, social and political leaders, let alone a chauvinist government, stimulating the general population to participate in the elimination campaign against the targeted group, which is viewed as ‘different’. As a matter of fact, ideologues like Julius Streicher acted as the catalysts to expedite the ‘Jewish solution’ in Nazi Germany. They popularized Hitler’s fascist agenda and made his mission a national project inside Germany.

Letter From America: The Myth of ‘Bengali Migration’ to Arakan
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The Rise and Fall of the King of Stratosphere: Airbus to end the production of A 380

The unexpected announcement by Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, on Valentine’s Day that the production of A380 passenger aircrafts would end, did break plenty of hearts across the world; they include pilots, passengers and aviation enthusiasts, who love the presence of the elegant giant in the sky or on land and are in awe of it at the first sight.

The Rise and Fall of the King of Stratosphere: Airbus to end the production of A 380
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All midwives vaccancies will be filled with new graduates - WP Governor M. Azath S Salley

All midwives vacancies will be filled with new graduates - WP Governor M. Azath S SalleySequel to a request made by the Government Family Health Services Association, GFHA, Western Province Governor M. Azath S Salley, pledged that all vacancies for the posts of midwives in his province will be filled with the new graduates who would pass out from the relevant training school in March this year.

All  midwives vaccancies  will be filled with new graduates  - WP Governor M. Azath S Salley
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Sri Lanka needs hangmen after resuming capital punishment

The Sri Lankan government is on the hunt for executioners following its decision to bring back capital punishment.
A job advertisement published in the country’s state-run newspaper is seeking two people of “very good mind and mental strength” to fill the newly created posts.

Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena. (REUTERS)
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Alternate places identified for illegal occupiers of pavements

In response to a section of the newspapers calling for alternate arrangements in place of the unauthorized structures from pavements, Western Province Governor M. Azath S. Salley insisted that such illegal occupiers will have to go to their alternate places already allocated to them.

M. Azath S.  Salley  - Governor, Western Province
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