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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1771


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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 18:20
By Zulkifli Nazim
Our Beloved country, Sri Lanka is being destroyed, ruined and bungled up by partisan politics - hyper-partisanship to the point where it becomes so recalcitrant and impenetrable and inflexible that no compromise is possible. Greedy Politicians who are involved in making this mess, as you can see, are stubbornly resistant to authority and control; and the president does nothing to take any form of.....Read More...
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 12:40
List of winners for the 89th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Best Picture: "Moonlight." Best Actor: Casey Affleck, "Manchester By the Sea." Best Actress: Emma Stone, "La La Land." Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, "Moonlight." Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, "Fences." Best Director: Damien Chazelle, "La La Land." Foreign Language Film: "The.....Read More...
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 09:12
Gazette Notification No. 1895/19 dated 1 January 2015 issued by the then president, Mahinda Rajapaksa is a unique example of relevance of fraudulent management of public debt by him, the then CB Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal and officials in the Central Bank (CB) in violation of laws, the Finance Ministry announced yesterday. Referring to Extraordinary Gazette Notification No. 1895/19 dated.....Read More...
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 08:28
A Project Update/Fundraiser Cocktail & Dinner Reception for 60 Groupers & Spouses was held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the elegant residence of Ranjith Wickramasinghe at Jenson Waththe Mawatha, Dehiwala, 21 members of the RC 1960 group attended the function. Several were accompanied by their spouses. The function was organised by the Executive Committee in charge of the renovations.....Read More...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 19:57
Retired Maj. Gen. Kapila Hendawitharana, former national intelligence chief when Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was the defence secretary, has had Rs. 3.2 million credited to his Bank of Ceylon current account from across the country, a FCID investigation has revealed. ‘Ravaya’ reports that notable among them is one S.S. Kuhanadan, who ran ASK cable TV in northern and eastern provinces having credited Rs.....Read More...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 19:07
By Habib Siddiqui
How does fascism emerge? An analysis of the events leading up to the emergence of fascism in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s point to some important findings. These are – 1. High unemployment (1921 in Italy and 1932 in Germany.) 2. Destabilized government in the wake of WW I. Both countries were at the mercy of factional strife, coups, and street fighting. 3. Fear of Communism. When the.....Read More...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 09:22
Hemantha Abeywardena writes form London…
While barring the BBC, CNN and a few more news organizations from the daily media briefings, President Trump has characteristically elevated his fight against the press to a critical level, implicitly making them synonymous with the latest catchphrase, the fake news. Adding insult to injury, President Trump pulled out of White House Correspondents’ annual dinner at the eleventh hour in a tweet......Read More...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 08:50
Election to choose a President to the Bar Association has been scheduled again to be held on 15 March, the Secretary of the association said. The election to decide a President to association which was scheduled to be held last week was postponed until further notice on 20 February. Lawyers U.R. de Silva, Anura Medagoda and R.R.S. Thangarajah are contesting for the presidency post, its President.....Read More...
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:07
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has invited Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to pay a state visit to his country immediately after his scheduled participation at the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Summit meeting to be held in Jakarta. Indonesian President’s special envoy, A M Fachir, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered the letter of invitation to President Sirisena at the.....Read More...
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 09:46
By Prakash M Swamy
Mona Mohanty, the author of 'Betwixt Twists and Turns', which is a collection of short stories, is a full time senior bureaucrat by profession and a part time author by passion. Her writing takes place at odd hours; in the wee hours of the morning, in the silences of the dark night, at lunch hour while grabbing a bite and, of course, over the weekend, when there are also a host of myriad things.....Read More...
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 09:36
A delegation of the United States Congress called on President Maithripala Sirisena and held discussions about the steps to be taken to further strengthen bilateral relations. The 8-mlember delegation is the largest ever US Congress Group to visit Sri Lanka and it included 4 from the Democratic Party and 4 from the Republican Party which met the Sri Lankan Prsident at his official residence on.....Read More...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 10:13
Wimal Weerawansa , Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Udaya Gammanpila and a few other parliamentarians in the Joint Opposition, who contested the last Parliamentary elections in the ‘Betel Leaf’ of the UPFA are said to be considering in terms of snapping links with the United Peoples Freedom Alliance. National Freedom Front (NFF) leader MP Wimal Weerawansa says that if any political connection had.....Read More...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 09:18
A group of representatives of the Chinese Communist Party has stated that China will stand with Sri Lanka as a true friend in the future too. They made this remark yesterday – 23rd February, when a group of senior members of the Chinese Communist Party including the head of the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Song Tao met with President.....Read More...
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 08:56
Mo’ Mojo, an American zydeco band, concluded its five-day tour of Sri Lanka on February 16 with a high-energy, free, public concert for an appreciative crowd in Colombo. The U.S. Embassy-sponsored visit included public performances in Jaffna and Colombo; workshops for music students; and master classes for Sri Lankan musicians. “We bring American musicians here to increase understanding of the.....Read More...
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