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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2064

Latha Walpola, Nightingale of Sri Lanka, completes 70 years in her career as a female singer

Latha Walpola, the greatest Living Legend of playback singing behind Sinhala Silver Screen, the golden voice ever created with Deshamanya Title, the second highest National Award, completes 70 years this year 2017 in her career in singing. This is a remarkable milestone in her life arguably as the longest Living Legend. The best appropriate time to write this article would be on her 83rd birthday which falls on November 11, 2017.

Latha Walpola, Nightingale of Sri Lanka, completes 70 years in her career as a female singer
Latha Walpola, Nightingale of Sri Lanka, completes 70 years in her career as a female singer
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Robert Mugabe: falling for Grace that led to falling from grace

Judging by what is happening in Harare, Zimbabwe, not only has Grace Mugabe, the wife of embattled, soon-to-be-ex President Mugabe, done her bit to make mockery of the maxim, especially in the last few years, but also elevated herself to the top rank on the national loathing index – without so much effort.

Robert Mugabe: falling for Grace that led to falling from grace
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Pleasant memories of a Gintota born person

We are certain that majority of our people are peace loving and will not hesitate to condemn any kind of clashes between communities.

Bertrand Russel
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Concerns, Causes and Countermeasures to the Rohingya Problem

In the last four months, since August 2017, more than 615,000 natives of Arakan – the Rohingya Muslims and Hindus – have been forced to leave their native land to settle in Bangladesh as a refugee.

Concerns, Causes and Countermeasures to the Rohingya Problem
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INSSSL Holds Panel Discussion

The Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL) conducted a panel discussion on '”The Role of Armed Forces in Post Conflict Sri Lanka," to a delegation from The Centre of Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS), Doha on the 17th of November 2017.

INSSSL Holds Panel Discussion
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Cambodia: The End of Democracy

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) deplores the dissolution of the Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) by the Supreme Court of Cambodia yesterday.

Former Radio Free Asia (RFA) reporters Oun Chhin (centre, back) and Yeang Socheameta (left in blue shirt) are escorted by officials after being detained for questioning in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district.
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Mujeeb Zadran's six-for 28 takes Afghanistan to U-19 Asia Cup final

Offspinner Mujeeb Zadran ripped through Nepal Under-19 with figures of 6 for 28 to haul Afghanistan Under-19 into their maiden final of the Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur.

Mujeeb Zadran's six-for 28 takes Afghanistan to U-19 Asia Cup final
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Norway Extends Support For Resettlement In North By LKR 150 Million

Ambassador of Norway to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther and Country Director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka, Jørn Sørensen signed an Agreement to extend Government of Norway’s support to the resettlement of the communities in the newly released Myliddy harbour area in Jaffna District.

Norway Extends Support For Resettlement In North By LKR 150 Million
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Sri Lankan President opens Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (16th Nov.) opened Shangri-La Hotel built in front of Galle Face. This hotel is another stride in expansion of the facilities for the tourists coming to Colombo.

 Sri Lankan President opens Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo
 Sri Lankan President opens Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo
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Afghanistan no longer depends on Pakistan for transit trade: Abdullah Abdullah

Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah* said that his country no longer depends on Pakistan for transit trade.

Afghanistan no longer depends on Pakistan for transit trade: Abdullah Abdullah
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Rajiv Gandhi killing: Judge, who gave verdict, writes urging Sonia Gandhi to show magnanimity

Judge K T Thomas has written a letter to the former Prime Minister's wife and Congress President Sonia Gandhi requesting her to show compassion to the convicts.

Rajiv Gandhi killing: Judge, who gave verdict, writes urging  Sonia Gandhi to show magnanimity
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