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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 726


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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 09:05
: A job bank and personnel search was conducted yesterday at Nelliady, Karaveddy by the Civil Defence Services and nearly 3500 applicants gathered to apply for available 1300 vacancies. Brigadier Keerthi Rajapaksa of the Jaffna Security Force presided over the personnel search event conducted at the Nelliady Madhya Mahavidyalayam auditorium. He explained the purpose of conducting the.....Read More...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 07:34
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy has written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking a CBI investigation into the declassification of Keventer Dairy Ltd. land near Rashtrapati Bhavan for building apartments, allegedly benefiting the real estate company DLF. He has appended documents which show that in at least one company (Greenwave Agro Private Ltd.) owned by Congress president.....Read More...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 07:28
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a message of condolence to South Korean President Park Geun-hye on the passenger ferry accident that took place off the southern resort island of Jeju yesterday. In his message, President Rajapaksa, while conveying the heartfelt and profound condolences of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka to his South Korean counterpart, has expressed confidence that.....Read More...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 06:55
By Major General (Retd) Lalin Fernando
Everyone in the Ceylon Army knew the tough and rugged, formidable, straight and fierce Maj Gen Richard Udugama MBE long before he became its Commander in 1964. Malcontents and shirkers feared him. He had during WW2 served with the later famous XIV British army in Burma on secondment from the Ceylon Defence Force.He had seen action in the Arakan in the desperate if not disastrous 1942-43 battles......Read More...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 19:21
Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa attended the 14th Defence Services Asia Exhibition and Conference currently underway in Malaysia. The DSA is one of the top five defence shows in the world. Attending the Putrajaya Forum 2014, which is being held as a part of the DSA from 14th to 18th at the Putra World Trade Centre Secretary Defence addressed the august gathering.....Read More...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 19:12
Today, Selvanayakam Lenin Kumar Kayts Magistrate further remanded until 30th April, Kandasamy Kamalendran, the former Leader of the Opposition in the Northern Provincial Council. Kandasamy Kamalendran was considered as one of the three suspects in the murder of the former Delft Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Daniel Rexigan. Earlier, Delft Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Daniel Rexigan (44 years).....Read More...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 18:46
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom of Maldives and Mrs. Nasreena Gayoom were welcomed on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport by Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, on Wednesday, 16th April 2014. Former President Gayoom will be the Guest of Honour at the Commonwealth Day event which will be hosted on 26th April 2014 by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 07:57
Pesident Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa along with their sons MP Namal Rajapaksa, Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa and Rohitha Rajapaksa and other relatives observed Sinhala and Tamil New Year traditions at their ancestral home, Carlton House in Tangalle. All rituals such as lighting of the hearth, boiling of milk, preparing meals etc. were conducted at the auspicious times.....Read More...
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 07:25
The Embassy of Sri Lanka together with the Sri Lankan Associations and Sri Lankan Community living in Japan organized the Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival on Sunday 13th April in Tokyo. A large gathering of over 5000 Sri Lankan and Japanese community members from all parts of Japan participated and celebrated this auspicious occasion. The Chief Guest at the opening ceremony was Hon. Yoshiki.....Read More...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 20:46
The United Nations Youth Advisory Panel (UNYAP), officially launched on 7 April, is part of the wider UN-wide Action Plan on Youth to establish direct linkages between youth and the UN Country Team (UNCT). It was followed by a three-day orientation programme in Colombo. UNYAP brings together a group of fifteen Sri Lankan youth with a passion for myriad aspects of development work. The panel,.....Read More...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 20:34
By Citizen News Service (CNS)
On the heels of the World Bank's 2014 spring meetings, an international coalition of water rights groups from India and the United States issued a stern call for the institution to end its destructive promotion of water privatization under the guise of development. After a week of meetings, including high level events on water, no action has been taken to address the coalition’s concerns......Read More...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 14:01
Generally the political situation in the country will not be conducive. Instability and dissension might exist. ‘Thiruganita’ Panchangam when describing about the dawn of the new year – Jaya Varudam, predicts that peace would be put to test throughout this new year. In the prediction regarding the Jaya Varudam – Thiruganita Panchangam predicts that peace will not prevail in the country and.....Read More...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 09:39
Kanthapuranam Reading and recitation comments at Maviddapuram Kandasamy Temple on 14th April- New Year day. Maharajasri D.S.Ratnasabapathy Kurukkal, High Priest of of temple inaugurated the Reading and Recital ceremony. K.T.Rajasingham, Chief Editor of Asian Tribune and the Advisor of Maviddapuram Kandasamy Temple Restoration Committee invitation of was also present at the inaugural.....Read More...
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 07:04
By Bandu de Silva
Rauf Hakeem said that the Muslims in the [formerly temporarily amalgamated) “north-east” were `in a difficult situation particularly because of the India-sponsored merger of the northern and eastern districts (provinces) to form a united northeastern province. The merger had made the Muslims politically weak. But now, we are politically organized and are a vibrant force, which has repeatedly got.....Read More...
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