Day: June 6, 2022

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Burma developing nuclear capabilities: Is US-Burma thaw connected to it?

Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Foreign News Desk analysis Washington, D.C. 01 January (Asiantribune.com): The Obama administration through secretary of state Hillary Clinton has sounded that the United States was willing to lift economic embargoes imposed on Myanmar (widely known as Burma) and has instructed the US Congress to take steps to relax the regulations […]

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LTTE down, but not out; Tamil Diaspora keeps them alive

By Raj Gonsalkorale In a wide ranging and well researched article published in the South Asia Intelligence Review of the South Asia Terrorism Portal, Asutosha Acharya, a research assistant with the Institute for Conflict Management, has given enough material for one to believe that the LTTE may be down but not out, and they pose […]

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Government Initiates Livelihood Assistance Programmes for Women-headed Families in War-affected Areas

Colombo, 08 July, (Asiantribune.com): The Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Affairs, together with the Divi Neguma Department of the Ministry of Economic Development, is implementing a programme to provide livelihood assistance to women who have been widowed due to the armed conflict. The first phase of the programme is currently being implemented in the […]

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Samantha Power highlights accountability in Colombo

Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune US National Correspondent Washington, D.C. 22 November (Asiantribune.com): Following her bilateral discussions with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera in Colombo soon after she arrived on Saturday for a three-day official talks and a tour to predominantly Tamil Jaffna, Samantha Power in her remarks gave a subtle but […]

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66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka Celeberated at Palestine

Ramallah City, 14 February, (Asiantribune.com): The 66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka was celebrated at the Representative Office of Sri Lanka in the State of Palestine on 4th February 2014 with the participation of Sri Lankan community and the well wishers in the State of Palestine. The auspicious ceremony started with the hoisting of the […]

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You Can’t Buy One Cigarette Stick – Only Packets – Uganda

By Peiris Manjari The 2014 Tobacco Control Bill has become one of the highly controversial Bills submitted to Parliament of Uganda, on 28th July and passed which is awaiting the consent of the President. This Bill which was first presented in Parliament in March 2014 by Chris Baryomunsi as a Private Member Bill was referred […]

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Will Burma put together a fair press law and an independent press council?

By – Zin Linn The people’s parliament session of Myanmar (Burma) continued for the fifth day at People’s Parliament Hall in Parliamentary Building in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday, attended by Speaker of the People’s Parliament (Lower House) Thura Shwe Mann and 346 Pyithu Hluttaw representatives, the state-owned media said today. At Friday’s session, 11 […]

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Indian delegation from the Departments Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy visited Sri Lanka to identify areas of cooperatio

Colombo, 13 February, (Asiantribune.com): A high powered delegation from Department of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, visited Sri Lanka from 5-9 February, 2012. The delegation was led by Mr. Anil Kumar, Secretary, and Department of AYUSH. The other members of the delegation […]

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Pakistan: Nation of Stolen Future Looks Desperate for Change and New Leadership

By Mahboob A. Khawaja, Ph.D. Over the past three years, the PPP dominated Zardari government in collaboration with the Army Generals were engaged in deceit of corrupted normalcy – extreme rhetoric, irrational thinking and belligerent outcomes and completely divorced from the prevalent strategic-economic-political realities on the ground requiring ‘Urgent Rethinking’ and navigational change to make […]

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Initiatives to Promote Ethnic Harmony through Universities

Professor Laksiri Fernando, University of Colombo Professor Laksiri Fernando The Ministry of Higher Education has taken a welcome initiative in addressing some of the critical issues in the university education in Sri Lanka by promoting certain skills and attitudes among undergraduates who could be better employed and utilized for the future development of the country. […]

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