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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1221


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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 10:08
The South African Tamil Federation ( SATF) has placed on record its congratulations to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leadership, on the resounding election victory in the Eastern and Northern Provinces of Sri Lanka. The SATF in its message said that, “This victory sends a very clear message that the people in Sri Lanka want change and that change should take place immediately.” The press.....Read More...
Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 09:57
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
This was the first time that the SL public has heard that it was the Rajapakse ’regime’ alone that waged ‘war’ on the terrorists. Successive SL governments, starting with the UNP in 1977, had done it ‘their way’. Rajapakse Regime: This included giving JRJ’s relative and not the Commander of the Army the task of wiping out the insurgency in 1979, a dream that ended in a nightmare. It included.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 23:28
By T.K. Premadasa
It is the reality that retirement of a sportsman from professional sport becomes absolutely obligatory at the appropriate time due to various reasons. Even if there is no age limit or time limit for retirement in sports, poor performance, aging and clandestine schemes may cause to decide on retirement. What makes most significant is the expression of sentimental feelings by the public on the.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 23:17
A total of 9 Sri Lankan students have passed out from leading universities in Cuba in July this year with flying colors. These graduate students, specialized in Geology, Economy, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science, Architecture, Biology, Computer Science, Sports & Physical Educationand Veterinary Science are among the 26 Sri Lankan students studying at various Cuban Universities.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 23:09
The ministry of Finance requests the public and the private sector institutions and the general public to submit their proposals to be included in the proposed budget for the year- 2016. Building the Economy, Fighting corruption, Ensuring freedom, Developing infrastructure and investment and Developing education are the new government’s five point plan spelled out in its policy paper to create a.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 23:03
V. Anandasangaree -Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front has criticized the appointment of the two national list members of parliament representing the Tamil National Alliance as “improper appointments” and would “retard the peace process. “ In a statement released to the press, Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front has pointed out - The appointment of.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 22:28
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from Galle, Sri Lanka …
The election fever is gone and people in Sri Lanka get on with their lives as if nothing new took place in the layer that governs them, occasionally giving their opinions to ‘breaking news’ that they get from TV, radio or via SMS – along the party lines, though. In the deep South where I am in, at present, the loyalty to the former president Rajapakse is still strong and so is the general.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 22:22
By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
Everyone remembers Saddam’s ill-advised invasion of his neighbor, Kuwait, in the nineties. When Bush senior retaliated and tried to free Kuwait, Saddam was angered by those who provided bases for the foreign forces. He unleashed this anger by raining scud missiles into his neighboring countries. Although it was feared in the initial stages that these missiles carried dangerous chemicals but.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 09:56
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Former Nagaland Assembly Speaker Z Lohe lambasted the TR Zeliang Government for relentlessly pursuing for setting up of “Rani Gaidinliu Memorial Museum or Statue” here at the State capital, Kohima much against the wishes of the citizens of the State. Talking to NEPS here on Tuesday, the veteran politician questioned the very motive of Chief Minister Zeliang for his going ahead with the proposals.....Read More...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 08:17
By A Special Correspondent
The attempts being made to form a UPFA/UNP government should not be and cannot be called National government, as such a government will require the participation of all political parties which have secured seats in the parliament. What is being discussed between the UNP and the UPFA is a coalition government, and politicians from the President downwards should stop calling this as an exercise in.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 22:31
Advancing further on its market diversification efforts on Asia, Sri Lanka’s apex exports body EDB broke fresh grounds on 24 August when it successfully inked three Asian cooperation pacts in one go on 24 August in Colombo. “Today you are taking part in this important forum at a time when trade promotion and exports are placed right at the centre of Sri Lanka’s major economic reform efforts of.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 22:18
As President Sirisena said last Saturday at a land-return ceremony in Sampur, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka’s efforts has attracted support from the international community. The United States joined other international donors and will provide $1 million to support resettlement efforts in Sampur as part of its continuing commitment to strengthen Sri Lanka’s peace and development. “Our goal is to help Sri.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 08:01
Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has asked the international community to take notice of the cancellation of talks by India with Pakistan. In an interview, he said Kashmir is part of all outstanding issues between Pakistan and India. Sartaj Aziz said terrorism, which India has been stressing, is included in the eight-point composite dialogue process. Adviser to PM on.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 07:52
Mr. Saman Ekanayake has been appointed as Secretary to the Prime Minister by President on the recommendation of Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister. Mr. Ekanayake held the same post since January this year. Mr. Ekanayake is an officer of the Special Grade of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service. A sociology graduate of the University of Peradeniya, Mr. Saman Ekanayake also holds the Public.....Read More...
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