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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1530


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Friday, July 1, 2016 - 04:10
Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma, who attempted to commit suicide at a school in Mathugama, has been hospitalised. The Deputy Minister is currently receiving treatments at the Nagoda hospital. The Deputy Minister who had been protesting opposite the Matugama Zonal Educational Office as ten students had been denied admission to Grade 1 of the Matugama Meegahatenne Primary School.....Read More...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 03:42
Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia expressed disappointment at yesterday’s ruling by the Thai Constitutional Court upholding Article 61 of the Constitutional Referendum Act. The clause outlaws the distribution of information intended to influence voters in advance of a referendum on the draft charter, scheduled for 7 August. “The decision by the Constitutional Court to uphold this.....Read More...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 03:35
By Manjari Peiris
The Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic of the World Health Organization(WHO) shows that raising taxes on tobacco products is one of the most cost-effective measures to reduce consumption of products that increase mortality , while also generating substantial domestic revenue for health and other essential programs—investments that benefit the entire population. The report shows that taxes.....Read More...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 03:20
By Malladi Rama Rao
Only one country, China stood at the NSG gate obstructing the entry of India into the 48-member elite nuclear trading group when they met in Seoul. The Chinese stance did not come as a surprise though its recourse to high moral ground with insistence on NPT was neither nor there more so as Beijing was the original sinner of nuclear proliferation first as an exporter to Pakistan and second as a.....Read More...
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 03:11
The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka hosted the grand annual Iftar reception in Colombo recently. The event was attended by the a large number of dignitaries from all segments of society, including Government Minister, parliamentarians, Chief Ministers, Diplomats, Businessmen, academicians, representatives of civil society, media, Senior Government officials and Pakistani community.....Read More...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 18:49
By Kanbawza Win
The English has chosen to be Little England rather than Great Britain by a thin margin of 51.9% to 48.9% of not staying in the European Union is popularly known as Brexit (British Exist) which has ramifications throughout the world. This is but, the working of a genuine Democracy and very different from the Burmese Way to Democracy when the NLD won the absolute majority in 1990 the army (.....Read More...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 13:41
By Rabindranath Trivedi
“.The way the religious minorities are being treated, I don't think the state response to that is adequate. If it goes on, I think within 15 years there will be no Hindus in Bangladesh. “Outgoing chairman of the National Human Rights Commission Prof Mizanur Rahman's shared his invaluable experience and insight reports. (The Daily Star on 20 June 2016) The statistics come as Hindu community.....Read More...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 08:57
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
A mosque is generally a very symbolic place for a Muslim, being a humble way for Muslims to recreate pure divine presence on earth. The primary purpose of the mosque is to serve as a place where Muslims can come together for prayer. Nevertheless, mosques are known around the world nowadays for their Islamic architecture but most importantly for its general vitality to the Muslim Ummah (community.....Read More...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 08:41
By Oken Jeet Sandham
The death of Isak Chishi Swu, Chairman, NSCN (IM), at Fortis Hospital, Delhi on June 28, is, undoubtedly, a major blow to the ongoing political negotiations between the Government of India and the NSCN (IM). It was so unfortunate that Swu could not attend the historic signing of the “Framework Agreement” on 3 August 2015 due to his health problem. By the time the “Framework Agreement” was signed.....Read More...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 08:30
Palmyrah sector contributes significantly to the livelihood development of the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka. Due to the three-decade old war, this sector has been neglected and the palmyrah toddy tapping community which is an under-privileged community with high incidence of poverty has further suffered due to non-functioning of the Thickkkam palmyrah distilleries in Jaffna......Read More...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 03:14
By *Malladi Rama Rao
China’s perceptions about the world around it have had an important influence on its recent decisions to reform its military. Also, the reforms are aimed at maintaining the supremacy of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) whose primary responsibility is to ensure single-party rule in China. So surprise the provincial military commands have been placed under the control of newly set -up National.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 03:07
By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
A singular significant achievement of the Sirisena - Wickramasinghe administration was the passing of the Right to Information Bill few days ago, a decade overdue. This is the scaffolding to preserve people’s democratic values and build the tower of democracy. With this in full operation the citizen will soon wake up to a nation that is transparent in its actions- to a greater extent than before.....Read More...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 02:50
: Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, taking up singer Iraj Weeraratne’s social media challenge issued recently, planted a red sandalwood bud at Vihara Mahadevi Park on 27 June. “This is a positive challenge. We need to plant more buds to safeguard loss of trees” said Minister Bathiudeen, and added: “As I take this Ice Bucket challenge, I next challenge three people to take it up.....Read More...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 22:25
U.S. Ambassador Atul Keshap hosted leaders from the Sri Lankan Muslim community, government officials, civil society activists, and media representatives for an Iftar last night in Colombo. This is one of three U.S. Embassy-hosted Iftars in Sri Lanka during the month of Ramadan this year, including one in Jaffna and another for girls at the Fathima Welfare Center in Colombo. “As we reflect on.....Read More...
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