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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2305

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No Confidence Motion: shadow cycle in our democracy

When socialism was at its peak, the former Sri Lankan President J R Jayawardena once explained to a journalist at that time why he preferred the democracy to the former: “it’s the better of the two, “had said President Jayawardena to the gentleman in question.

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House pays tribute to late Alavi Moulana

The Sri Lanka Parliament met in a special session yesterday, on the 6th of April 2018, to pay tribute to late Alavi Moulana, who has served in many ministerial positions, as well as the Governor of Western Province.

House pays tribute to late Alavi Moulana
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Honour the Vision of the Late Ven. Sobitha Thero

Let us analyze the actions, reactions and transactions of our President, His Excellency, Maithripala Sirisena, since he broke off from the then President, Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Honour the Vision of the Late Ven. Sobitha Thero
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Smartphones: there’s still room for making them smarter!

Smartphones did utterly transform our lives within a decade in many different ways. Unlike old, humble, land phone, it, when abused, has the potential to make the closer ones more distant and the more distant ones closer in human relationships, while leaving the complementing phase at the hands of popular social networks.

Smartphones: there’s still room for making them smarter!
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Letter From America: When is enough truly enough?

Fox News show host Laura Ingraham announced on her show late Friday that she is taking next week off. I think it was a wise decision given the fact that almost a dozen advertisers have dropped her show after the chauvinist talk show host mocked David Hogg, 17, a teenage survivor of the Florida school massacre, on Twitter on Wednesday, accusing him of whining about being rejected by four colleges to which he had applied.

Letter From America: When is enough truly enough?
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Pakistan High Commission held reception in connection with 78th National Day

The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka recently organized a reception in connection with the celebrations of 78th National Day of Pakistan at Galadari hotel, Colombo.

Chief guest  Minister Daya Gamage,  Speaker   Karu Jayasuriya,  State Ministers A H M  Fowzie,   M L A M  Hizbullah,  and High Commissioner Dr  Shahid Ahmad Hashmat
Group Photo - Pakistani Women Cricket team with Chief Guest   Minister Daya Gamage,  Speaker Parliament   Karu Jayasuriya High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr Shahid Ahmad Hashmat
High Commissioner of Pakistan Dr  Shahid Ahmad Hashmat presenting Sitara-i-Khidmat to Dr  LakKumar Fernando
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Putin and Russian foreign policy goals

With his electoral win as President for the fourth term in modern Russia in a highly dramatic manner unheard in democratic poll history, President Putin would feel in total control of the country’s system and opposition.

Putin and Russian foreign policy goals
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China factor in Pak-Nepal ties

Pakistan Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s two - day visit to Nepal in March, which came within three weeks of the veteran Communist leader Khadga Prasad Oli taking over as Prime Minister was the first by any high profile foreign dignitary to Kathmandu. The visit was officially described as part of Pakistan's pro-active outreach efforts.

Pakistan PM's visit to Nepal
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Letter From America: March for our lives

Summoned to action by surviving student of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida that left 17 people dead, millions of teenagers and their supporters rallied in protests in more than 800 cities across the USA on Saturday, March 24, demanding change – gun reform. They are simply fed up with government inaction and the power of the ‘gun lobby’, e.g., NRA (National Rifles Association) to curb gun violence. They came to demand a stop to the culture of gun violence that has taken lives of so many of their friends inside and outside the classrooms.

Letter From America: March for our lives
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Sharing the skills for building a better future

High Commission of India, Colombo organized joint celebration of Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Day (ITEC Day) and International Students’ Day on 22 March 2018 at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo.

Sharing the skills for building a better future
Sharing the skills for building a better future
Sharing the skills for building a better future
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