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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1497


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Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 08:17
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Having clinched the Republican nomination for the forthcoming presidential election in November, Donald Trump has set his sight firmly on the ultimate political trophy – the White House. With an enviable form of self-belief, Mr Trump is already acting, talking and of course, behaving like the president of the most powerful nation on the planet, much to the delight of his adoring fans across the.....Read More...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 07:56
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
Pallekelle on 14 May 2016 even with leaden skies and tiny rain drops falling, was lovely as ever. The main road from Kandy was lined with parked vehicles for some fair distance from the turn off to the grounds. Owner drivers who came late had no other option. ’Parking’ signs were held up at every nook and cranny by enterprising lads on the narrow village road leading to the grounds. Walking about.....Read More...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 07:42
By Habib Siddiqui
After reading Sumit Ganguly’s article - Bangladesh’s Accommodation of Extremism Spells Danger for Region (YaleGlobal Online) - I could not believe that I was reading an analysis from someone who holds the Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington, and is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia. I feel sorry to.....Read More...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 22:11
The Pakistani cargo plane brought the 3rd consignment of relief good containing medicine, raincoats, rain boots, mosquito replants, shelters and tents which were identified by the Sri Lankan authorities as immediate requirements for the flood victims. The Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed Khan Sipra handed over the third consignment of relief assistance to the.....Read More...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 08:13
Not entirely satisfied with the progress of flood relief efforts in the country, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen –who was once a former Minister of Resettlement and Disaster Relief Services -has proposed that each affected family to be given immediate cash assistance too-adding that he himself is donating his monthly salary in support of relief efforts. “This is the biggest.....Read More...
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 07:59
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Unlike the neighboring Assam where the ruling Congress party lost to BJP party in the May assembly poll , letting the fanatic Hindutva party to come to power for the fist time in history, West Bengal has retained the government of TMC of Mamata Banerjee. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) swept the polls in West Bengal as results for the 294 Assembly constituencies were declared on May 19......Read More...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 22:21
As Sri Lankan’s hunger for pulses and lentils continues to grow, the country now annually imports pulses exceeding $70 Mn and even at 100Mn-and the bulk of it being the well-known staple ‘red lentils’, revealed Sri Lanka’s Industry and Commerce Minister on 20 May. “Pulses and grains were introduced to Sri Lanka historically and today pulses have become a staple in Sri Lankan households as a.....Read More...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 08:42
President Maithripala Sirisena arrived yesterday morning (May 26) in Nagoya in Southern Japan to participate in the G 7 Outreach Summit in Ise-Shima, an exotic island south of Nagoya. The President was received at the airport by Japanese Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Governor of Aichi Prefecture, Hideaki Oomura, Ambassador DhammikaGanganathDissanayake and other officials and diplomats.....Read More...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 07:33
By James Duglous Crickton
Hafeez Saeed needs no introduction to Americans. His name rings bells because his jihadi outfit, Lashkar-e-Toiba, (LeT), had carried out a blitzkrieg of sort on India's happening city, Mumbai, in Nov 2008, and claimed the lives of several Americans, Brits, and Israelis amongst other nationalities. Both the UN and U.S. have declared LeT a terrorist organization. Washington has placed a $ 10.....Read More...
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 07:22
Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr Rajitha Senaratne on Tuesday (24 May 2016) drew the attention of the 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting in Geneva to the recent floods and landslides in Sri Lanka that affected nearly half a million people and appreciated the expression of solidarity and support by countries, partners and the World Health Organization (WHO), to.....Read More...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 04:57
Renowned Bharatanatyam dancer Pavithra Srinivasan of Chennai mesmerized the audience at the Whig Hall of Princeton University during a lecture and dance presentation on the Yoga of Dance last week. Acclaimed dancer and educator Pavithra Srinivasan explored the intersections and suggested India's venerable classical dance tradition as a vehicle to connect to deeper truths and spiritual awareness......Read More...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 04:17
President Maithripala Sirisena left for Japan today (May 25) to participate in the G–7 Summit to be held on the 26th and 27 in Ise-Shima in Japan. The President and the delegation left the country from Bandaranaike International Airport, Katunayake at 2.25 pm by Emirates normal passenger plane. The President is participating in this summit on an official invitation made by the Japanese Prime.....Read More...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 04:06
By Lakshman Ratnapala - Emeritus President & CEO Of PATA
Sri Lanka tourism celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the founding of the (then) Ceylon Tourist Board in 1966, with a commemorative event at the BMICH on Friday, May 27 and will issue a celebratory volume and a special stamp to mark the event. It has every reason for joyous celebration, for in these fifty years the national travel and tourism industry has made giant strides from being a small.....Read More...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 03:43
By Tukoji R. Pandit - Syndicate Features
The chorus eulogising the ‘impressive’ show by the Bharatiya Janata Party in the just concluded state assembly polls will in all probability continue well into 2017 when the saffron flag, so it is hoped by the party, will be hoisted in many more other states, especially UP. The adulators obviously support the BJP goal of making India a one-party state, without which, they think, the country,.....Read More...
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