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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2521


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Monday, March 18, 2019 - 22:07
Buoyed by its unprecedented victory in latest global Doing Business ranks, Afghanistan has called to open a direct air corridor with Sri Lanka on 25 March. Kabul also keen on an Investment Protection and Promotion (IPP) pact with Colombo to revive lagging bilateral economic ties. "The Government of Afghanistan launched the Air Corridor two years ago to take domestic goods to countries in the.....Read More...
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 21:50
By S.H.Moulana
Terrorists of any origin would try to display their bravery only by killing the unarmed innocent people in a place of worship or in a social gathering. In 2017 Las Vegas shootings by 64-year-old Paddock of Nevada, USA, killed 58 people watching a concert and injured 851 people. Criminologist, Adam Lankford says 31% of the public mass shootings occur in the US although it has 5% of the world.....Read More...
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 12:22
By Habib Siddiqui
The people who are either in power or with wealth and influence like to be followed or obeyed and usually don’t like detractors challenging their wrong views or opinions. Speaking truth to power is not easy and requires moral courage and deep conviction. Thus, it is not difficult to see the rarity of such a trait in today’s human beings who seem to be motivated more by material gains than what’s.....Read More...
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 08:31
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Oil prices are on the increase again and the obvious impact is not just confined to the sphere of macro economy. It’s happening when we can least afford to let it be, in the light of worries about global growth, worsened by trade disputes, conflicts in the Middle East and of course, the messy-nature of the Brexit. If the current trend of the oil price continues, it will certainly damage the.....Read More...
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 16:10
By Tuan M. Zameer Careem
During the Colonial era, Ceylon was a safe haven for foreigners in general, especially for émigrés, missionaries, traders, idealists, and asylum-seeking migrants who surged in from all quarters of the globe to make permanent settlements on our sun-drenched Island. Among those who sought sanctuary in Ceylon, were the Jews. Although the vast majority of them were non-observant Jewish servicemen and.....Read More...
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 08:07
From Gopal Ethiraj in Chennai
From the close family of the former Chief Minister M G Ramachandran, a young dancing artiste made her bharathanatyam debut in Chennai last month. It was a great treat to the packed audience at the Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan auditorium to watch the ten-year old Kum. K. Kaavya at her Arangetram. Kaavya in Sanskrit and Tamil means ‘poetry in motion’; she did express it, danced her way into everybody’s.....Read More...
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 05:51
Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service)
India ranked 131 out of 153 countries in the global Women, Peace, and Security Index 2017-18, that is based upon 11 indicators incorporating inclusion, justice, and security. Despite women accounting for 49% of India’s population, only 12% of the seats in the national legislature are held by them. The female labor force participation rate in India fell from 37% in 2006 to 27% in 2017, as per.....Read More...
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 05:15
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
A 2,500 man Indian army road convoy of 78 vehicles was attacked on the main highway in mid-February 2019 by just one suicide car bomber in Pulwama. It was 16 miles from Srinagar. Forty (40) CPRF ‘jawans’ were killed. India immediately blamed the attack on Pakistan based ‘mujahidin’ dubbed ‘terrorists’. Jaish e Mohamed, terrorist group claimed responsibility. It was outlawed in Pakistan nearly two.....Read More...
Friday, March 15, 2019 - 04:52
By Habib Siddiqui
This past week has been a very exciting week globally. At home, in the USA, there was the much-anticipated House hearing of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s one-time personal lawyer, the ‘fixer’. He appeared fully prepared, genuine, believable and remorseful for his previous support and lying on behalf of his former boss whom he described as a con-man, liar and cheat. Trump is also a racist and a.....Read More...
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 11:35
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
The 71st Independence Commemoration day in 2019 was an utter farce. The ‘ordinary’ people were excluded from the major event, the parade on the Galle Face Green. It may have confirmed the government’s attitude to them. Way back, especially when it was held in Kandy, Galle, Kurunegalla, Badulla, Trincomalie and Matara, the parade drew tremendous and excited crowds as it did in Colombo before 2015.....Read More...
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 08:59
By Habib Siddiqui
Genocidal crimes don’t occur by chance and require years of preparation. The rationale for justifying such horrendous crimes is often provided by the evil geniuses or the ideologues within the dominant group. This ominous task is sometimes shared by other powerful groups within the perpetrating community, e.g., religious, business, social and political leaders, let alone a chauvinist government,.....Read More...
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 08:46
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London...
The unexpected announcement by Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, on Valentine’s Day that the production of A380 passenger aircrafts would end, did break plenty of hearts across the world; they include pilots, passengers and aviation enthusiasts, who love the presence of the elegant giant in the sky or on land and are in awe of it at the first sight. The move was something anticipated.....Read More...
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 12:44
All midwives vacancies will be filled with new graduates - WP Governor M. Azath S SalleySequel to a request made by the Government Family Health Services Association, GFHA, Western Province Governor M. Azath S Salley, pledged that all vacancies for the posts of midwives in his province will be filled with the new graduates who would pass out from the relevant training school in March this year.....Read More...
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 12:29
By Mohamed Rasooldeen - Arab News
The Sri Lankan government is on the hunt for executioners following its decision to bring back capital punishment. A job advertisement published in the country’s state-run newspaper is seeking two people of “very good mind and mental strength” to fill the newly created posts. The move follows President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to reinstate the death penalty within the next two months......Read More...
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