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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2612

WP Governor visits Minuwangoda affected areas

During his visit to the riot torn Minuwangoda area on Wednesday, Western Province Governor, Azath Salley instructed the trustees of the vandalized town mosque to repair it immediately to continue the performance of prayers.

WP Governor visits Minuwangoda affected areas
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Where are the leaders?

It is really pathetic to note while Sri Lanka is left leaderless the minority Muslim community too has been an orphan for long with the same terrible shortcoming. They are religiously divided as in politics with various sects and one of them being totally opposed to Islamic principles and opting for violence means to convey their message.

M.A.Sumanthiran - MP & Spokesperson of the TNA
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‘False accusations on Rishad’-Award Winning Ven. Punyasara Thero

Among the mobs who attacked the pocket Muslim settlements in North Western Province (NWP) on Monday 13 May, were several groups that packed almost 400-600 individuals. Many of them were openly armed with swords and knives, it was informed. Meanwhile, an award winning Buddhist Monk who were inspecting NWP riot aftermath rubbished serious accusations aimed at Leader of ACMC and Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen. " class="caption" align="right" />

Sri Lankan Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development & Vocational Training Rishad Bathiudeen (right) meets award winning human right activist and peace activist Thero the Most Ven. Mahagal Kadawala Punyasara Nayaka Thero (Upa Pradhana Sanga Nayaka of Sathkorala Maha Disawa) in Kotaramulla on 13 May.
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Rshad calls for Parliament Select Committee

In the wake of political allegations against him in the aftermath of April 21 bombings, Leader of ACMC, Sri Lankan Minister Rishad Bathiudeen has called for a Parliamentary Select Committee to clear his name.

Rshad calls for Parliament Select Committee
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Lending the Police Service for a Sacrificial Offering.

After letting down the people of this country by the gross incompetence on the part of the government, it is now over reacting and harassing the people.

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Sri Lanka: an island on edge

When an aspiring kid wanted to learn music from a master of old school, we are told, that the former was usually subjected to a process of learning disharmony before mastering the art of harmony.

Sri Lanka: an island on edge
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Sri Lanka: A Tragic Lesson in Revenge Politics

My relationship with the island nation of Sri Lanka began over twenty years ago. At that time, it was engaged in a bloody 30-year civil war that eventually claimed the lives of an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people. A deadly tsunami had devastated the country on Dec. 26, 2004, and on November 19, 2005, Mahinda Rajapaksa was elected to the first term of his presidency. From his predecessor, Chandrika Kumaratunga, a lady of questionable ethics, Mr. Rajapaksa inherited a country in chaos; it was rife with political corruption, racial, cultural, and religious conflicts, as well as poverty and social turmoil. The beleaguered natives were weary of hardship and death, of the seemingly endless war, of being left behind by economic development, and of living in constant fear that a suicide bomber might suddenly appear and blow them to bits.

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"Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day"

This is a letter written by Mahinda Gunasekera of Canada on the Proclamation of May 18, 2019 as 'Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day' by Toronto and Brampton. He writes this letter to the Mayors John Tory and Mayor Patrick Brown, on their proclamation of the “Proclamation of “Tamil Genocide Day”

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‘Ready to face investigations’-Rishad

In a special statement, Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and Leader of ACMC clarifies various allegations made against him, stressing that they are attempts to accuse him falsely. “I am ready to prove that I am correct” he adds. " class="caption" align="right" />

Sri Lankan Minister of Industry, Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Cooperative Development, Skills Development & Vocational Training Rishad Bathiudeen
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Terrorism strikes Sri Lanka!

As in Christchurch, New Zealand, terrorism has chosen another island nation. More than 300 people were killed and dozens were injured in a series of terrorist acts in different hotels and churches on the island of Sri Lanka. A peaceful country, located south of India, Sri Lanka enjoys a 97 percent literacy rate, the highest in South Asia, and is an amazing mix of religions, including Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. The island, which produces the finest tea in the world, was colonized by the Dutch, Portuguese and finally by Britain.

Terrorism strikes Sri Lanka!
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Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Crisis, Correction and Hope

I was 16 when I witnessed the horror terrorism first hand. It was the blast I lost my father in.
When the long battle ended with the Tamil Tigers in 2009, I was relieved that what I witnessed would not be seen by my children.

Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka: Crisis, Correction and Hope
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Singapore: Amend the “Fake News” Bill

Singapore must significantly amend a “fake news” bill being debated in parliament this week that threatens to curb free speech and give authorities sweeping powers to punish critics, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said.

Singapore: Amend the “Fake News” Bill
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