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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2585

News Analysis

Why is India inviting Sri Lankan Fishermen?

Will India allow Indian Groups to go to neighboring countries like Pakistan and China to discuss issues impinging on bi-lateral relations?

T.R.Balu MP
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Tourism for Stress Management

Last week I had an informal discussion about tourism with Mr Dinesh Samarasinghe , a lecturer attached to the University of Moratuwa who is currently reading for his PhD at the Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Colombo.

Tourism for Stress Management
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Sri Lanka seeks constructive, meaningful economic cooperation and the strengthening of genuine diplomatic relationships with its allies" - Defence Secretary

Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa took this stance while making the keynote address at the opening session of the 'Galle Dialogue 2013' international maritime conference this morning (25th November).

Sri Lanka seeks constructive, meaningful economic cooperation and the strengthening of genuine diplomatic relationships with its allies" - Defence Secretary
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EPDP … What happened?

Is it the end of the road for Eelam Peoples Democratic Party…. Given birth, and nurtured by its Secretary General Minister Douglas Devananda?

Minister Douglas Devananda - will he be able to rise again?
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Beyond Your Pension: What Should Be Done? Beyond Your Pension: What Should Be Done?

Life expectancy has reached 74.9 years in Sri Lanka today. This reflects the considerable successes the country has achieved in its social development during the post – independence era. These include the control of Malaria, free education and health, provision of welfare services, and delivery of basic infrastructure services, including transport connectivity, electricity and water and sanitation to a wide cross section of the people.

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CHOGM : Opportunity for Sri Lankan Tourism

The 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 15 to 17 November. This is the first time an Asian country is hosting the summit in 24 years. There are 54 independent states under the belt of commonwealth and many of those already confirmed their participation.

CHOGM : Opportunity for Sri Lankan Tourism
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Politics And Body Language

Animals communicate within and outside their species by making sounds, but largely by signals made with parts of their bodies. Humans have refined communication and expanded its scope manifold through the use of spoken and later written language, but still use body language to communicate consciously or unconsciously.

Politics And Body Language
Politics And Body Language
Politics And Body Language
Politics And Body Language
Politics And Body Language
Politics And Body Language
Politics And Body Language
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Sri Lanka’s national question; is it not time to move on?

Sri Lanka has many “national questions”. Law and order issues, constitutional issues, political accountability issues and several others that could all be termed national issues although the issue that is commonly referred to as the national question is the ethnic issue associated with minority empowerment and granting of equal rights through the concept of self- determination, specifically for the Tamil community in the country.

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West's preaching of democracy riddled with hypocrisy

The Economist in its August 3-9 issue faulting the Western powers for their failure to condemn the shooting of unarmed Islamists in Cairo by the military regime says "was craven and shortsighted".

West's preaching of democracy riddled with hypocrisy
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The Role of Religion in Reconciliation

Providing a leadership that heals the wounds of war and transforms the structures of governance into ones that meet the aspirations of both the ethnic majority and minorities is the continuing challenge for our beloved country.

Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne
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