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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2277


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 08:48
By K.T.Rajasingham
One might wonder whether a road that cut across ones’ land would make people’s lives miserable? In fact, that is the truth and nothing less than the truth and this is what the B 380 Road is doing for the people in Valikamam...Read More...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 07:21
In the vernacular, a hangman is referred to as 'thhokilidupavan' in Tamil or 'vadhaka', commonly known as ‘alugosuwa’, a word which is of Portuguese origin (algoz). The main criteria for selection as alugosuwa were that applicants shall be five feet and four inches in height, psychologically and physically fit and they should pass a medical test. The hurried moves to find an executioner comes.....Read More...
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 20:49
Sri Lanka remains a priority country in the United Kingdom’s Annual Human Rights Report 2017. Sri Lanka is one of 30 ‘Human Rights Priority Countries’ (HRPCs); countries where the UK has serious human rights concerns and hopes to engage positively to develop human rights performance. The report acknowledges that there has been limited progress in the human rights situation in Sri Lanka......Read More...
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 20:36
Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera regretted over his inadvertent mention about Rotarians and Lion Clubs. “I understand that my comments would have resulted in causing pain of mind to many. To all of them, I express my sincere apologies,” Minister Mangala Samaraweera emphasised. In a press release Minister Mangala Samaraweera in response to a question on the restoration of Capital.....Read More...
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 08:54
Colombo Chief Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake, yesterday, ordered the State Translation Department to render into Sinhala and English the speech made by State Minister Vijayakala Maheswaran regarding the resurgence of the LTTE at a public gathering held in Jaffna. Addressing an event held at the Weerasingham Hall in Jaffna on July 2, the former State Minister had allegedly said she would like to see.....Read More...
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 08:37
By Oken Jeet Sandham
While you are trying to complete your writings projects, why are you worrying about the words, phrases and beautiful words? Forget all these things as they are the ones hindering your writing progress and journey. You go ahead with the simplest words you already have and complete what you wanted to write. It doesn’t matter as long as you express simply what you wanted to. Readers are not reading.....Read More...
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:28
Non Communicable Disease (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases and cerebrovascular diseases have increased in the recent past in Sri Lanka due to apparent epidemiological, socio- economic and demographic transitions. According to the statistics of the World Health Organization 75% of the mortality in Sri Lanka is caused by NCDs and cardiovascular diseases in particular are the leading cause of.....Read More...
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 12:32
President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has extended the terms of office of Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army by one more year with effect from August 19, the Military Secretariat announced. Lt. General Senanayake was appointed as the Army Commander on July, 4, 2017 and was due to retire on August 19, this year. Lieutenant General N.U.M......Read More...
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 09:22
Amnesty International has shown stiff opposition to the statement made by the Sri Lankan President that, he would sign required orders to execute capital punishment for convicted drug traffickers, who carried out large-scale drug smuggling operations, while in detention. President Maithripala Srisena made this statement at the opening of the ‘Schools to Boost Fight Against Drugs’ campaign at.....Read More...
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 07:40
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
What a shindig in SL that excites itself thoroughly on the cheapest of thrills. An artless monk dropped a clanger at a private function telling the former defence secretary GR that “some describe him as a Hitler”! In SL people are described as honest too. This does not make them that. The priest added that GR should go for it and govern effectively. GR however is still not a politician. The.....Read More...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 08:16
Yesterday (10th July) , at the meeting with the President, a decision has been made to increase the fuel prices of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO), stated Minster Rajitha Senaratne. The price hike will be in effect from yesterday midnight. The decision was taken at a meeting with the President. Accordingly, the new CEYPETCO fuel price revision has increased Petrol 92 Octane by Rs 8,.....Read More...
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 08:47
Colombo Municipal Councilor Krishna alias Krishnapillai Kirubanandan (40) was shot dead yesterday morning at Sea Street, Colombo by a gunman who had arrived on a motorcycle, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. Municipal Councillor Krishna represents an independent group was at a fruit stall owned by him near the Adiwal Street junction at Sea Street in Pettah when the gunman shot him.....Read More...
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 21:58
By Dr.Nalin Abeysekera
Japan national football team and its fans suffered a massive heartbreak on last Monday, losing to a last-gasp Belgium goal that shattered its hopes of reaching the World Cup 2018 quarter-finals. Anyway, Japanese fans have done their homework Refer following headings appeared in world media, 'Gracious in defeat, Japan leave Russia World Cup with pride'-Aljazeera.com World Cup 2018: Heartbroken.....Read More...
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 21:36
In protest over May's Brexit plan British foreign secretary quits Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit on Monday over Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to leave the European Union, the second resignation in a day leaving the British leader's Brexit plans all but in tatters. After a day when the foreign secretary cancelled meetings for crisis talks at his official residence in central London,.....Read More...
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