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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2037

News Analysis

SRI LANKA: THE UNTOLD STORY:Chapter 23: Srimavo's constitutional promiscuity

"The Tamil-speaking people of Ceylon believe that only a federal type constitution would enable them to look after their own affairs alone and would safeguard them from total extinction. Only under such a constitution, the Tamil-speaking people of this country could live in dignity, with our birthright to independence, as equal with our Sinhalese brethrens." This was stated in the election manifesto of the Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK), which was released on April 4, 1970.

Srimavo Bandaranaiyake in black & white
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Political Tremors in Nepal

Maoist supremo, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, known as Prachanda, has stunned political observers with his decision with less than a month for heralding election season; polls for the National Parliament and Provincial Assemblies are scheduled for 26th Nov and 7th Dec. Significantly, Prachanda has refused to withdraw his ministers from the ruling coalition.

Political Tremors in Nepal
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Sri Lanka: State boosts Insurance Market value to over US $ 12 Bn overnight with a Free Insurance Scheme for all 4.5 Mn Students

Stepping towards a landmark in the history of education in Sri Lanka, the Government of Sri Lanka has launched a free medical and personal accident cover for all schoolchildren of the nation. This is the first time such a program is launched not only in Sri Lanka but in the whole of the South Asian region.

Sri Lanka: State boosts Insurance Market value to over US $ 12 Bn overnight with a Free Insurance Scheme for all 4.5 Mn Students
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Rohingya Cultural Anthropology

Myanmar, with her rich cultural and natural resources, has every potential to be a world leader that everybody will love. However, to my anguish:?

Rohingya Cultural Anthropology
Rohingya Cultural Anthropology
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Explosive access to news today amidst scrutiny about fairness

Access to news has risen exponentially and its dissemination became more diverse than before. However, many readers were broadly critical of the news they received. Media practices that marginalize public interest downplay minority issues and dissenting views points were abhorred. So were shoddy news stories. A far more vigilant outlook about the press had arrived.

Explosive access to news today amidst scrutiny about fairness
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Navy upgrades ‘Disaster Response Capabilities’

The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra C. Wijegunaratne on identifying the importance of responding swiftly during natural disasters, declared open a dedicated ‘Disaster Response Unit’ (DRU) at SLNS Gemunu, Welisara on Sunday (25).

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Who is responsible for the deaths of thousands during the last lap of the war?

A lot of incidents, pointed out and brought to the notice of the public by me, however important they may be failed to reach the media on several occasions. Many matters that the Tamil people may have to face in the future, strike my mind much in advance. Without expecting anything in return, I don’t hesitate to come out with matters that I consider as correct.

Who is responsible for the deaths of thousands during the last lap of the war?
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Regional Connectivity Yes, But Domination No

The large participation in the May 14-15 Beijing summit on One Belt One Road, OBOR, indicates the desire for good infrastructure at home and for greater access to markets abroad. A flagship project of OBOR initiative is China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that passes through the Pakistan occupied Kashmir, POK which, India says, is its integral part. China is also working to extend the Pakistan corridor to Afghanistan and beyond.

China's One Belt One Road, (OBOR)
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A poor house and a poorer economy: The real cost of ArcelorMittal Steel Houses for War Affected Communities

On 9 May 2017, the Cabinet approved the construction of 6,000 pre-fabricated houses for war-affected communities in the North and East. It also approved the construction of 10,000 to 15,000 brick and mortar houses per year.

Chandra Jeyaratne - Former Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
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Understanding Migration And Crisis In Europe

Migration is both a spatial and a temporal phenomenon. It involves movement between distinct places – the spatial element – and this movement is understood to occur in and over specific periods of time – the temporal element. Most countries of the world are increasingly affected by international migration: either as senders of emigrants, receivers of immigrants or in many cases as both.

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