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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2094


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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 22:22
The Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday, 15th January, arrested 16 Indian fishermen along with 4 fishing trawlers for engaging in illegal fishing activities in Sri Lankan territorial waters. .The fishermen were apprehended in the seas northwest of Delft Island and northeast of the Kachchativu Island, in Sri Lanka's north, by Fast Attack Craft attached to the Northern Naval Command of Sri Lanka. The seized.....Read More...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:45
Dish Asia Network (Dan TV) owner S. Kuhanathan – President’s Coordinator of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), is now entrusted by the leadership with the promotion and propagation of the Party in the Jaffna District against the backdrop of the growing Tamil Nationalism in the midst of the Tamils. Recently, he was at Karainagar, Vaddukoddai along with Minister Mahinda Amaraweera,.....Read More...
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 09:05
By Manjari Peiris
A stock of 928 kilograms of cocaine, which were seized during raids by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) was publicly destroyed at the premises of the Katunayake Export Processing Zone yesterday (15th January) under the supervision of President Maithripala Sirisena. It is significant that this is the first time that a stock of illegal drugs has been publicly destroyed. The Police Narcotics.....Read More...
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:52
Namal Rajapaksa MP questions the motive behind SLFP candidates in the North playing songs of LTTE - banned outfit in Sri Lanka. He posed a pertinent question on Twitter, “Does this mean that President Maithripala Sirisena and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party officially support separate Eelam?” Recently, Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s Election Manifesto and Candidate Introduction was held in Pilliyar.....Read More...
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:12
Myanmar prosecutors sought charges against two Reuters reporters under the Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 14 years, the reporters’ lawyer said. Wa Lone, 31, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 27, were detained on Dec. 12 after they had been invited to meet police officers over dinner. Family members have said the two told them they were arrested almost immediately after being.....Read More...
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:00
Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama during a two day visit to Geneva recently, met with Mr. Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and senior officials engaged in areas relating to Sri Lanka. The visit of the Minister took place as a continuation of Sri Lanka’s engagement with the Forum facilitated by the Sri Lanka’s Permanent.....Read More...
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:52
Army Chief of Pakistan, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, is visiting Sri Lanka on the invitation of Commander of Sri Lankan Army from 15 to 17 January 2018. During his stay in Sri Lanka, General Bajwa will hold discussions on matters of professional interests with his counterpart, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake. He will also call on top political and military hierarchy including President.....Read More...
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 09:02
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London...
As the mobile users are slowly getting bored with the latest models of smartphones with no game-changer in the offing, the void appears to be attracting a new form of an old gadget – smartspeakers. They are still speakers, indeed; because, voice could be heard from them. They are pretty smart, because they have been programmed to perform a multitude of tasks at the prompt of a simple voice.....Read More...
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 08:59
Women aged 25 and over will now be allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia without a chaperone, the country’s tourism commission has announced. It’s the latest reform in the easing of restrictions in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom. As long as they meet the age requirement, women will now be able to receive a tourist visa to visit the country by them, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National.....Read More...
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 08:46
By Habib Siddiqui
Next, we come to the question of religious myth, as Menachem Begin once said, "The country [Israel] was promised to us, and we have a right to it." [Davar, Dec. 12, 1978] Golda Meir similarly said, “This country exists as a result of a promise made by God Himself.” [45] Moshe Dayan said, "If you have the book of Bible, the people of the Bible, then you also have the land of the Bible – of the.....Read More...
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 09:12
The Ecuadorian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) says they have granted naturalization to Julian Assange. The reaction of the MFA comes one day after Quito reportedly granted an ID card to Assange. The passport could obtain his first step to obtaining diplomatic immunity, as Ecuador wants to resolve Assange’s indefinite embassy stay. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorian.....Read More...
Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 08:00
The Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, along with Pakistan Minister for Commerce, Mohammad Pervaiz Malik and High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat, inaugurated yesterday, the 3rd Edition of Pakistan Single Country Exhibition at BMICH, Colombo. The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), in association with the High Commission of Pakistan in Sri.....Read More...
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 08:24
With the aim to build around an idea of creating common platform for people who love food, the colorful Pakistan Food Festival opened in Galadari Hotel on 10th January 2018 for the third consecutive year after huge success in 2016 & 2017. The Food Festival was formally opened by the Minister for Tourism Hon. John Amaratunga along with the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Dr. Shahid.....Read More...
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 08:14
The concept of District Reconciliation Committee (DRC) is a brainchild of the President Maithripala Sirisena as Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation and was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers to resolve ethnic and religious tensions. The 25 DRCs with over 200 inter-religious leaders, District Secretary focal points including retired Magistrates and retired school principals met.....Read More...
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