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

Las Vegas celebrates Sri Lanka’s 71st Independence with US lawmakers’ blessings

The United States lawmakers rallied round the Sri Lankan community in Las Vegas in the State of Nevada, a rare gesture extended by both the US Senate and the US House of Representatives to celebrate Sri Lanka’s 71st Independence, gaining self-rule and establishing a vibrant democratic system no second to that of the United States. Gunaratne recognizes Catholic prelate Father Bede Wevita
of Las Vegas for his 25-year service to the community.President of Sri Lanka Association Gihan Perera looks on." class="caption" align="right" />

Sri Lanka Consul-General in the United States Swarna
Gunaratne recognizes Catholic prelate Father Bede Wevita
of Las Vegas for his 25-year service to the community.
President of Sri Lanka Association Gihan Perera looks on.
Sri Lanka Consul-General in the United States Swarna Gunaratne recognizes Ven. Alawala Subhuthi Thero of Las Vegas Buddhist Temple for his 25-year service to the community
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We are innocent: Nalini Demands Release From Prisons

Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, began a hunger strike in the Vellore prison on Saturday (February 9) demanding release of all seven convicts in the case.

We are innocent: Nalini Demands Release From Prisons
We are innocent: Nalini Demands Release From Prisons
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Rajapaksa underlines need to sustain Delhi-Colombo ties

Sri Lanka’s Leader of the Opposition and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa made an impassioned plea for Colombo and Delhi to ensure that their relations did not fall victim to a change in government in either capital.

Rajapaksa underlines need to sustain Delhi-Colombo ties
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Sri Lanka's Demining Programme commended at the Geneva's International Director's Meeting

30 year long civil conflict in Sri Lanka left many areas of the Northern and Eastern part of the country contaminated by anti-personnel mines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). The International Meeting on Mine Action for National Directors and UN Advisors was held from 5th to 8th February 2019 in Geneva at the UN office.

Sri Lanka's Demining Programme commended at the Geneva's International Director's Meeting
Sri Lanka's Demining Programme commended at the Geneva's International Director's Meeting
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Letter From America: Racism in our time: can it be defeated?

How pervasive is the race problem in the USA?

To find an answer we don’t need to look beyond the latest revelations from Virginia where Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, has been accused of posting about a racist image that appeared on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. He admitted to darkening his face to portray Michael Jackson in a 1980s dance contest in San Antonio.

 Letter From America: Racism in our time: can it be defeated?
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Naked Mission: Cambridge Professor Walked into BBC Radio Studio and Disrobed Herself

The Brexit debate that is becoming more and more intense in Britain at present took a new turn on Friday, when a professor of economics suddenly disrobed herself in a BBC radio studio, having arrived for a discussion on the subject.

Naked Mission: Cambridge Professor Walked into BBC Radio Studio and Disrobed Herself
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Why the Tamil people are angry over Rajapaksa’s visit to India

The invitation to former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa by The Hindu Group to be the chief guest at its elite ‘Huddle’ event in Bengaluru has raised widespread anger among the Tamil people all over the world. Some groups of Tamils in Karnataka, whom The Hindu newspaper and its sister publications normally dismiss as ‘fringe groups’ have even planned a protest against Rajapaksa’s visit.

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa is accused of war crimes and is facing protests from Tamils across the world (File Photo: IANS)
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Sri Lanka has been chosen as the best country for tourism

Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry is a worldwide rapidly growing business through which a country may derive much benefits. 2019 is a much beneficial year for this industry for exceptional gain as many international travel magazines and websites on tourism have chosen Sri Lanka as the best country for tourism, said Prasad Jayasinghe, Managing Director of Emotional Intelligence and Life Skills Team.

Prasad Jayasinghe - Managing Director
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25800 Elevators In Sri Lanka To Be Regulated

A mechanism to regulate all the elevators, which are being operated in the country are to be introduced and it is learnt that a cabinet paper would be presented next week in this regard.

25800 Elevators In Sri Lanka To Be Regulated
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Understanding Divine Plan, Significance of Avatar

Meherabad (Ahmednagar, India) 07 February, (Asiantribune.com): The message of all religions is the same and it is universal brotherhood. Every religion, in its formative days is not orthodoxy personification; rigidities have set in over time, and have made worship a complicated exercise, according to several commentators.

Understanding Divine Plan, Significance of Avatar
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Something is grossly wrong with our friendly neighbor

After playing the religion card in politics for over a decade, radical Hinduist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be feeling the necessity of getting itself from the dirt of being branded as an extremist pro-Hindutva force. Although it is well perceived by everyone – BJP is a brainchild of Rashtriya Sawamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is the platform of ultra-nationalist and radical Hindus. In the past, RSS had hands behind numerous religious riots in India, while the RSS-BJP nexus has been greatly responsible for tarnishing the secularist image of the largest

Something is grossly wrong with our friendly neighbor
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"India spending three times more money to treat tobacco victims than revenue from tobacco" - Professor Surya Kant

Worldwide tobacco industry's so-called claim is that they are revenue earners for governments and are good for the country's' economy is a totally baseless one, as annual medical costs incurred on people between 35-59 years of age who develop diseases due to tobacco use is INR 1,04,500 crores while the combined tax revenue collected annually from tobacco products is INR 31,000 crores annually.

"India spending three times more money to treat tobacco victims than  revenue from tobacco" - Professor Surya Kant
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Minister of tourism must take this seriously

I read the news item ‘Swiss tourist’s nightmare at luxury resort’ in the Sunday issue of a local newspaper with utter disgust.

Minister John Amaratunga - Over to you Minister!!
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Sri Lanka’s 71st Independence Day celebrated by Chennai embassy

The Deputy High Commission of Sri Lanka in Chennai conducted the 71st Independence Day celebrations on the 4th of February 2019 at the Chancery premises with the official flag hoisting ceremony, National Anthem and presentation of the President of Sri Lanka’s tri-lingual National Day Message.

Sri Lanka’s 71st Independence Day celebrated by Chennai embassy
Sri Lanka’s 71st Independence Day celebrated by Chennai embassy
Sri Lanka’s 71st Independence Day celebrated by Chennai embassy
Sri Lanka’s 71st Independence Day celebrated by Chennai embassy
Sri Lanka’s 71st Independence Day celebrated by Chennai embassy
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