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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1222

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The South African Tamil Federation Congratulates Tamil National Alliance
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...
27.08.2015 - 10:23
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Lalin’s Column : More Ministerial Howlers and 3 wise men
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 Arm...
27.08.2015 - 09:57 By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
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Kumar Sangakkara - Perseverance and Personality of Modern Sri Lankan Cricket
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 retireme...
26.08.2015 - 23:28 By T.K. Premadasa
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Sri Lankan students Graduated in Cuba with Flying Colors
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 Educationa...
26.08.2015 - 23:17
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Finance ministry invites proposals from the public for the 2016-Budget
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 Develop...
26.08.2015 - 23:09
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Improper appointments will retard the peace process
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, Se...
26.08.2015 - 23:03
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Evolving Political Landscape Following the Election
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...
26.08.2015 - 22:28 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from Galle, Sri Lanka …
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Those fearful nights!
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. Al...
26.08.2015 - 22:22 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Former Speaker Lohe lambasted Zeliang for disrespecting local sentiments
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 poli...
26.08.2015 - 09:57 By Oken Jeet Sandham
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A coalition government is not a national government
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 g...
26.08.2015 - 08:23 By A Special Correspondent
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Sri Lanka inks three ground breaking export pacts in one go
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 prom...
25.08.2015 - 22:31
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United States Supports Resettlement Efforts in Sampur
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...
25.08.2015 - 22:18
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World should take notice of cancellation of talks by India: Sartaj
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 In...
25.08.2015 - 08:03
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Saman Ekanayake appointed as Secretary to the Prime Minister
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....
25.08.2015 - 07:52
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Four army officers arrested, still no clue whether 'Ekneligoda alive or dead?'
Two Lt. colonels, a staff sergeant and corporal had been arrested by the CID yesterday over the disappearance of cartoonist Prageeth Ekneligoda, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera said. Earlier, already, two rehabilitated LTTE cadres and a retired army sergeant had been arrested, the ASP said....
25.08.2015 - 07:38
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Blair volunteered Sri Lanka to help negate misconceptions being spread about the country
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who is in Sri Lanka on a private visit, met President Maithripala Sirisena today and assured he would speak on behalf of Sri Lanka, to help negate misconceptions being spread about the country. The Former British Prime Minister elaborated on the possibilit...
24.08.2015 - 23:24
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Two defeated candidates for TNA national list
Tamil National Alliance has nominated as National List MPs, former MP K. Thurairatnasingam from Trincomalee and Shanthi Sriskantharajah from Vanni - the two defeated candidates. Asian Tribune learnt that the TNA came to this decision after long discussions held at R. Sampanthan's residence in Tr...
24.08.2015 - 23:09
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Three Cabinet Ministers took oath
Former ministers Mangala Samaraweera, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and D.M. Swaminathan were today sworn in as ministers of the new government by President Maithripala Sirisena. Mr. Samaraweera was appointed Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Rajapakshe as Justice Minister and Mr. Swaminathan as Resettlement Mi...
24.08.2015 - 17:52
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TULF requests the TNA to join the National Government forthwith
The Secretary General V. Anandasangaree, Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) has urged the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to join the National Government. The Secretary General of the Tamil United Liberation Front Anandasangaree, in a letter to TNA leader R. Sampantha...
24.08.2015 - 11:44
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5800 Jaguar Land Rover cars destroyed in China explosions
Thousands of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) cars worth hundreds of millions of pounds are feared to have been destroyed in the huge dockside explosions that ripped through the Chinese port of Tianjin last week. These vehicles, shipped to China recently, had been stored at various locations in Tianjin, the...
24.08.2015 - 09:27
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