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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 973


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Monday, December 22, 2014 - 07:37
Launch of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s election manifesto has been postponed. President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reportedly planning in releasing his policy statement for the 2015 Presidential election after handing nominations on the 8th of this month. President Rajapaksa in 2005 presented the Mahinda Chinthana policy statement and the Mahinda Chinthana Idiri Dekma in 2010. The latestv policy.....Read More...
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 07:00
Zeliang opens his mind
It may be remembered that when the DAN came to power in 2003, the state’s accumulated deficit amounting to Rs 365 crore was wiped out through a One Time Grant (OTG) given by Atal Behari Vajpayee’s NDA government at the Center and that was how the state could start with a clean slate. Neiphiu Rio ruled Nagaland the DAN-I, DAN-II and one year of DAN-III. His decision to go to Delhi as an MP before.....Read More...
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 16:47
By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
For many Christians around the globe, Christmas is linked with the birthday of their lord Jesus Christ. They believe that he was born on or around December 25 of 1 C.E. (Common Era). It is inconsequential to them that the story in the Gospels is often utterly divorced from all historical contexts. There is often no awareness of the geographical and political relation between the places Jesus.....Read More...
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 08:01
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
I recently met an elderly couple of Pakistani origin at their home, who were watching a movie on TV while controlling it with the aid of a tablet. The tablet in question was not something that I was familiar with; nor did it carry the brand name of star players currently in the market. Much to my surprise, it was a tablet from Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, Tesco; it was called Tesco Hudl.....Read More...
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 09:02
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Sweden organized an Investment & Business Promotional Seminar on 27 November 2014 in Stockholm. The Seminar was held at the IFS office Conference room in Stockholm under the theme: “Sri Lanka-the Global Sourcing Destination & the Most Attractive Investment Destination in Asia “. The main objective of this Seminar was to promote Sri Lanka among the business.....Read More...
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 07:34
Colombo High Court Judge Irangani Perera this morning granted bail to former army Commander Sarath Fonseka’s son-in-law Dhanuna Thilakaratne on Rs 400,000 cash with two sureties for Rs 5 million on each of them in the HiCorp case.The judge said the sureties should be his parents. The accused was also restrained from going abroad. He was ordered to be present before the CID on the first Sundays.....Read More...
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 07:00
Interview: The prelate spoke to Églises d’Asie in late November ahead of an Apostolic visit by Pope Francis to Sri Lanka. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, 67, the archbishop of Colombo since 2009, made a cardinal the following year and president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka, is a central figure of the Catholic Church in his country. On November 29, Cardinal Ranjith spoke with Eglises.....Read More...
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 06:39
Sri Lanka Ambassador to Germany Karunatilaka Amunugama met Director General Gerold Reichle of the Department of Aerospace of the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure of Germany on 17th of December 2014 in Berlin, and discussed in detail the strengthening Sri Lanka - German civil aviation relations. Ambassador Amunugama highlighted that there is a great demand for intensifying.....Read More...
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 22:59
This area was enveloped in darkness for 30 long years which spread differences in nationality and religion. An era which we should erase from our memory, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the UPFA public rally in Kilinochchi on Thursday (18). It had bad roadways and no electricity. Today it is a completely different story. It is not the Kilinochchi you all have seen five years ago......Read More...
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 17:07
By Raj Gonsalkorale
On the 8th of January 2015, Sri Lankans will have their opportunity to decide whether to give President Rajapaksa a third term in office or elect the common candidate Maithripala Sirisena nominated by a multiple headed coalition of disparate individuals, to the highest office in Sri Lanka. They could over react to a problem in hand or they could vote for growth and progress. While President.....Read More...
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 10:08
President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing a public rally of the UPFA yesterday at Mullaitivu e ago said that the victory of the UPFA is a victory of the people. He recalled that the past 30 years had been a period of distress, terror and darkness for everyone, but now the war is over and the country has been liberated. He requested the people to protect the country by casting their votes for UPFA.....Read More...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 16:01
Two main public rallies of the United People's Freedom Alliance will be held under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, today in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi. Altogether UPFA has organized to hold 33 public rallies island wide to consolidate the victory of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the forthcoming Presidential Election and so far five main rallies have been held in Anuradhapura,.....Read More...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 07:43
Sri Lanka has kicked off its first ever industrial chemical technical sessions on 17 December-and a top team from the Hague’s (Netherlands) OPCW- which conducted widely publicized Syrian chemical weapon inspections in October 2013–is here to upgrade Sri Lanka’s industrial chemical expertise to the next level. “Chemical safety and security measures help to prevent re-emergence of chemical weapons.....Read More...
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 07:14
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
President Obama pulled off a enormous diplomatic coup on Wednesday while declaring the commitment of his administration to normalize the relations with its geographically-nearest foe, Cuba, in a seismic shift in the US policy – ending Cuba’s isolation that spanned over five decades. This is not something that Comrade Castro snr, 88, would ever have anticipated to see in his life time. The world.....Read More...
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