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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2459


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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 08:35
From Gopal Ethiraj in Chennai
The 10th World Tamil Conference (WTC) will be held in Chicago for four days from July 4-7, this year. Sponsored by International Association of Tamil Research (IATR), Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America (FeTNA) and Chicago Tamil Sangam (CTS), it is for the first time a world Tamil conference is being held on the American soil. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has been.....Read More...
Monday, January 14, 2019 - 11:17
By A Patabendige
Ranil W (RW) in October was asked to walk the plank by his own diabolical choice of President who RW thought was putty in his hands (when they were not in his pockets). His own Minister of Finance called the President a ‘pariah dog’ which even in a nearly 80 year disturbed ‘democracy’ was lavatorial. The same man even as conflict raged (1983-2009) said SL’s Army Commander was not fit to command.....Read More...
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 08:44
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and the world’s richest man, is divorcing his wife of 25 years, citing the need for what the couple collectively called, ‘exploration of love’. When the whole world was wondering what exactly they meant, speculation was rife on the social media with quite a few theories. This is not the first time when a famous couple let us, the mere mortals, speculate about.....Read More...
Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 04:19
By Habib Siddiqui
No place seems immune these days from instability, violence and insecurity. The worst victims are Muslims – attacked both from within and without the community. The extremists on both sides are hijacking the narratives about Islam, thus, bringing in much suffering to the people and creating a world of disorder. I see a close resemblance to the time of Yunus Emre. I, thus, feel very strongly that.....Read More...
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 06:41
The Sri Lankan consumer can benefit only when the small scale rice miller is safeguarded. “We praise Minister Rishad Bathiudeen for promptly looking into this issue and clarifying it” said Namal Karunaratne of Lanka Govijana Sansadaya (All island Farmers’ Federation-AIFF) on 9 January. Karunaratne was speaking after a meeting with Minister of Industry & Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted.....Read More...
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 06:44
Colombo, 08 January, (Asiantribune.com):
President Maithripala Sirisena appointed three more governors for Northern, Sabaragamuwa and Uva provinces on 7th January. Three new governors were appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena today for Sabaragamuwa, Northern and Uva provinces. Senior lecturer Dhamma Dissanayake was sworn in as the Governor for the Sabaragamuwa. Election monitor and executive director of Campaign for Free and.....Read More...
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 09:51
By Habib Siddiqui
Bangladesh had her parliamentary election on December 30, 2018 in which prime minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling alliance won a third straight term winning more than 90 percent of the 300 seats contested. Five candidates of the BNP and two candidates from its ally Gono Forum were elected, while the ruling Awami League and its close allies bagged 267. The Jatiya Party, an ally of the Awami League,.....Read More...
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 09:16
By S.H.Moulana
Politicians in Sri Lanka have become very cheap and now they are made available at the promotional offer of 'buy one take two free'. We can see new faces in the media who have got cheap publicity through their alleged accusations of attempted assassinations or fraud etc. Please take my word these personalities will be in the field during the next elections through some party or other. Therefore.....Read More...
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 05:42
Sri Lanka received 2.3 million tourists last year with December recording the highest number of arrivals with over 250,000 tourists, a statement from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) said here Thursday. This was said to be a healthy growth of 10.3 percent reaching 2.3 million tourists compared to 2.1 million tourist arrivals in 2017, however, missing the target of 2.5 million.....Read More...
Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 11:22
President Maithripala Srisena has appointed fi e new Governors for five provinces and they were sworn yesterday 04 January, in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat. New governors were appointed for the Western, Central, North Central, North Western and Eastern provinces. Mr. Azad Sally– Western Province Mr. Satendra Maithri Gunaratne- Central Province Mr......Read More...
Friday, January 4, 2019 - 11:02
In an effort to conceal the growing rift within his party, Sri Lanka President Sirisena has begun Party reorganization ahead of possible general elections. President Sirisena today visited the SLFP HQ at Darley Road, Colombo, and inspected women’s, youth and lawyers wings of the Party at the HQ. Pro-Sirisena MP SB Dissanayake said that SLFP is open to contest as part of a coalition. “We are open.....Read More...
Friday, January 4, 2019 - 10:54
The largest heroin haul found to-date in Sri Lanka came from Pakistan. The cache, valued at SL Rs 3.3 billion (US $ 18 million) was found from Dehiwela suburb by police on 31 December. Two Bangladeshis were netted by the Police with 3 kilos of heroin at a house at Templers Road, Mt Lavinia. These were wrapped in cake boxes. The Bangladeshis were waiting to meet the Lankan dealer here when the.....Read More...
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 07:55
By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
It was only to be expected that the re-election of Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, in the just concluded polls will not be universally welcome. Her critics at home, in the West and above all, in Pakistan, have harped on her alleged attempts to stifle the Opposition and freedom of speech. But they have conveniently overlooked that the alternative to her is in no way better than her,.....Read More...
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 08:08
By Tharupiyum Lakmali Luvishewa
Another "Khomeini" is being born in South Asia clearly with much deeper hatred towards the Western world. Most possibly, dictator Sheikh Hasina in Bangladesh, the second fastest growing economy has been signaling of spreading the venom of anti-America and anti-West venom in her society with patronization of India and China. She does not hide her face as a brutal autocrat, who has been continuing.....Read More...
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