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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1691


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Friday, December 9, 2016 - 09:35
Asymmetric warfare at sea: The Book Launch The book authored by a former Commander of the Navy, Admiral (Retd) Dr Jayanath Colombage, “Asymmetric warfare at sea,” was launched recently at the Admiral Somathilake Dissanayaka Auditorium, Naval Headquarters. Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne was the chief guest and received the first copy from the author. In his book,.....Read More...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 08:58
In a statement, Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake has alleged that while his government was making meaningful endeavours to convert the infrastructure facilities constructed by the previous government at colossal cost with foreign loans the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa making allegations that, “the government is selling off the national assets”. Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake.....Read More...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 08:42
President Maithripala Sirisena has declared 19 former Kandyan riot leaders ‘Heroes’, by rescinding the Gazette Notification No: 851, issued by English Governor Robert Brownrigg in January 10, 1818, listing those Kandyan leaders including Keppetipola Disawe as ‘Traitors.’ The President declared the 19 leaders who fought for the freedom of the country to be ‘National Heroes’. In a tweet.....Read More...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 08:15
By Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
According to Indian government announcement, an App ‘survey’ has found that well over 90 per cent of the countrymen and women support ‘demonetisation’ (an inappropriate nomenclature, according to some) as a result of which Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes became illegal within four hours of the Prime Minister Modi making that known on November 8 evening. The ‘historic’ survey was expectedly.....Read More...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 08:09
The world-renowned Battery Dance will conclude its tour of Sri Lanka with a gala “Drums and Dance” performance in collaboration with Chandana Wickramasinghe’s Dancer’s Guild and Asoka Wickramaratne’s Naadro at Bishop’s College on the evening of December 12. This public show completes Battery Dance’s nearly two weeks of programs featuring exchanges with top Sri Lankan dance companies, honorary.....Read More...
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 07:58
By Yury Fedotov,
Across the world tens of thousands of women and girls are being loved to death. Take a wide angle snapshot of these deaths and violent assaults and they become a recitation of women attacked in desperate circumstances. Strangulations, often with everyday implements such as rolling pins and dog leads, frightening acid attacks, shootings, burnings, are just some of the ways women are murdered and.....Read More...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 13:20
As part of the 16 Days of Activism in Sri Lanka, the Canadian High Commission and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) co-hosted a panel discussion on December 7 on the importance of zero-tolerance for Gender-based Violence (GBV) within the workplace. Entitled Engendering Change: Investing in a GBV-free Workplace, the panel discussion brought together more than 60 participants including.....Read More...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 13:09
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
In a fitting end to a year in which he dominated TV screens and front pages, US President elect Donald Trump has been named Time’s person of the year. The annual cover on which the magazine recognizes the person who “for better or for worse … has done the most to influence the events of the year” pictures the president-elect in his New York tower with the headline, Donald Trump: President of the.....Read More...
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 12:40
By Malladi Rama Rao
With a new General taking over as the Chief of Pakistan Army from the rabidly anti-India and over ambitious Raheel Sharif, there has been lot of frivolous talk about how the new incumbent, General Bajwa, was ``pro-democracy`` and how there could be a possibility of a reconciliation between India and Pakistan. These opinions are not only naïve but also gravely fallacious. They spoke of deep.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:50
Political satirist and founder editor of Thuglak magazine, Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy also known as Cho Ramaswamy passed away. He was 82. Two days after former Chief minister J Jayalalithaa's demise, Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy popularly known as Cho Ramaswamy, passed away at 3.58 AM on Wednesday due to cardiac arrest . He was 82 and is survived by his wife, son and daughter. He has been ailing for.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:32
By Peiris Manjari
Michael R. Bloomberg, former New York City Mayor and philanthropist announced today that he is committing an additional $360 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to nearly $1 billion. This announcement continues the visionary leadership Mayor Bloomberg and Bloomberg Philanthropies have provided in combating a global epidemic that would otherwise kill one.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:23
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
The most important Tamil leader and Chief minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa who worked several hours every 24 hours, showed sympathy for the poor of the state through important economic measures and fought for the rights of her state until her last breath, is no more. Popularly known as the iron lady in sari, Jayalalithaa, showered the poor with populist programs, and died in a dramatic.....Read More...
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 00:52
Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J.Jayalalthaa was laid to rest at the MGR memorial complex on the Marina Beach in Chennai with full state honors on Tuesday. Since her body reached the Rajaji Hall in the early hours from her residence in Poes Garden, people had been queuing up to catch a glimpse of the late leader. By 4 PM in the evening military personnel move Jayalalithaa's body to a gun.....Read More...
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 13:39
The Attorney General today withdrew an indictment against former minister Basil Rajapaksa and former Director General of the Divineguma Department, R.R.K. Ranawaka for the misappropriation of Divi Neguma funds, amounting Rs. 29 million, to print 5 million almanacs. Rajapaksa and . Ranawaka were acquitted by the Colombo High Court and the travel ban imposed on him was also lifted and the court.....Read More...
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