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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 07:14
The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) yesterday welcomed the Supreme Court stay order on the dissolution of Parliament on 13 November. “This is a great victory for our democracy” said the Leader of ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen MP immediately after the verdict on 13 November. Earlier, arriving in the Courts in the afternoon, he said: “We are confident that justice will be served.” ACMC too filed a.....Read More...
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 21:46
Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court adjourned till 13 November to give its verdict on Fundamental Rights Petitions on the sudden dissolution of Parliament. On 10 November, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved the Parliament calling for elections on January 5, and convening the new Parliament on 17 January 2019. Political parties such as UNP, JVP, ACMC, TNA filed against the dissolution on 12.....Read More...
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 20:46
By Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Investigative Report
Since the constitutional upheaval emerged in Sri Lanka unilaterally replacing Ranil Wickremasinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa by the country’s President Maitripala Sirisena followed by a political turmoil with the suspension of its Parliament, the Asian Tribune has been in contact and conversation with many U.S. lawmakers holding prime and influential positions, who directly combine US aid recipient.....Read More...
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 08:07
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
The rapidly evolving political situation in Sri Lanka, with its corresponding twists and turns, is slowly heading towards the precipice of multiple uncertainties – at a critical time, when we can least afford it. On a bright note, it has, however, helped taking the nation’s mind off tragedies, traffic accidents, train derailments, strikes, agitations, oil price, the value of rupee against the US.....Read More...
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 10:23
By A Patabendige
Never after Hitler has a nation acted like Saudi Arabia’s Royal leaders when they carried out the barbaric pre meditated murder and disposal of Jamal Khashoggi in their Consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018. Khashoggi was a Saudi citizen. The Saudis had the arrogance and conceit to believe they could get away with it. Maybe it was because they had done so before. Who knew before? Who trained.....Read More...
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 06:06
By Prakash M. Swamy
More than 3000 kilograms of pure ghee sweets specially made for Indian Americans were airlifted to 21 states in the US in the last five days to help them celebrate Diwali in traditional style with Indian flavor. They were delivered to the doorsteps in less than 48 hours across the US, thanks to the support of US Border and Customs that recognized the importance of celebrating Diwali with India-.....Read More...
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 12:59
By Habib Siddiqui
American voters go to the polling booths this coming Tuesday to cast their ballots in what is described here in the USA as the mid-term elections. Usually, the mid-term elections are boring events in which only a small fraction of the eligible voters, mostly comprising of the die-hard party supporters and retirees, cast their votes. But this time, it is different. There is excitement in the air......Read More...
Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 08:03
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
In August, 2017, Mubarak Al-Fadil Al-Mahdi, the Sudanese minister for investment, caused an uproar in the Arab world - and beyond – when he said, “Normalization of ties between Israel and Sudan is no big deal,“ while adding that the relationship with the two nations must be based on the interests of Sudan and not the emotions involving Palestinian cause, in the same breath. In the interview,.....Read More...
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 08:35
By Prakash M Swamy
America Tamil Sangam and Shri Vari Foundation, New York have adopted two corporation schools in Chennai and constructed 10 restrooms partly with donations from American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) QLI and Indian Association of Long Island (IALI) New York. The two Long Island, NY based associations jointly donated around $15,000 to Chennai flood relief fund of the Tamil.....Read More...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 09:14
V. Sivagnanasothy was the only Tamil bureaucrat appointed as Secretary to the Ministry of Resettlement, Rehabilitation, Northern Development and Hindu Religious Affairs. For this Ministry Mr. Douglas Devananda has been appointed as the Minister. Yesterday (30) Secretaries were appointed to twelve newly created Ministries at the Presidential Secretariat. The newly appointed Secretaries are - 2.....Read More...
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 19:43
Former Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) a short while ago over the yesterday’s shooting incident at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) premises in Dematagoda which left 1 dead and 2 injured. The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested Ranatunga after he was accused of being involved in the shooting incident in which one person was killed......Read More...
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 09:14
By Prakash M Swamy
Tributes were paid to the memory of distinguished scientist Dr ECG Sudarshan at a gathering of the University of Texas Professors, friends and family in Chinmaya Mission, Austin, Texas on Oct 27 to celebrate the life of Dr. ECG Sudarshan who died on May 14 this year. Sudarshan was India’s best known theoretical physicist, who was professor emeritus at University of Texas at Austin at the time of.....Read More...
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 21:04
One person is dead after Petroleum Minister Arjun Ranatunga’s bodyguard opened fire in Colombo, amidst political crisis in Sri Lanka, reported AFP. According to an AFP report, a mob loyal to President Sirisena tried to take Ranatunga hostage, following which his bodyguards opened fire. In the meantime, Ruwan Gunasekara, Police Spokesman, told reporters that a bodyguard for Arjuna Ranatunga,.....Read More...
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 16:19
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
As Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producer, is fighting its corner in the wake of the death of a dissident journalist, the heightened, global consequences that stem from the set of sanctions to be imposed on Iran, the theological arch-rival of the former, have been somewhat eclipsed by the new geo-political developments. Although, the threat of certain sanctions on Saudi Arabia is getting.....Read More...
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