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Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:54
By Major General (Retd.) Lalin Fernando
Then they were the TNA. Now they are ITAK. Then it was about Tamils being victimized. Now is it about religion too. Then it was being a LTTE propaganda unit. Now it is about being the darlings of the ‘International order’ (of the USA) and the UNP. Then the North voted for them. Now some of them are providing shooting practice for the same voters. They talked about reconciliation then but are.....Read More...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:34
On December 8, the Governments of Sri Lanka and the United States launched a two-year HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Partnership to fast track government efforts to end AIDS by 2025. The U.S. Government’s development agency – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) - through the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), will help to transfer promising solutions, new technical.....Read More...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 16:29
By Manjari Peiris
The tobacco industry has now started marketing heavily the latest generation of Heat-Not-Burn (HNB) tobacco products, says the Union, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. HNB tobacco products heat sticks made of compressed processed tobacco and other chemicals to a high enough temperature to generate an inhalable aerosol that contains nicotine along with many other chemicals.....Read More...
Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:43
The Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL), the Premier National Security Think Tank operating under the Ministry of Defence (MOD), jointly with the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation will hold a one day conference on the topic of “Together to Peace, Respect, Safety and Dignity for all,” on the 12th of December at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo......Read More...
Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 09:27
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London...
Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, has set a precedent on many fronts and there is no sign that he is going to slow down anytime soon. There are not many instants in the world, where a leader, after serving the legally-allowed terms in office by the constitution in one country, then heads towards a neighbouring, independent state in order to elevate political ambitions in the.....Read More...
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 09:42
By *Nava Thakuria
The mainstream media in Assam (or India) today faces enormous credibility crisis, but has it turned such low that a young State civil service officer could out rightly slam the ‘men in the medium’ with the help of alternate media? Is it the beginning of the end for media, particularly the free-to-air news channels in Assam or one more example to reckon with the future course of wider journalism?.....Read More...
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 09:19
By S.H.Moulana
The faces of five women who have spoken out about sexual harassment appear on Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ -2017- front cover along with a mystery right arm. But whose is it? The editorial of the magazine says that belongs to an anonymous young hospital worker from Texas. Once again Donald Trump has failed to be named Time’s ‘Person of the Year’. In September Washington Post poll, two-.....Read More...
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 00:41
The proposed meeting of TELO with Leader of the Opposition has been postponed for tomorrow at 10 AM at the office of the Leader of the Opposition in Colombo. Asian Tribune’’ learnt that initially the meeting was scheduled to be held today at 6 PM in the evening. Later the schedule was changed for 8 PM. As the TELO delegates arrived in Colombo this evening only by 10 PM from Jaffna and the.....Read More...
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 19:15
Bangkok Military Court on Thursday delayed a decision on whether to prosecute a prominent historian and social critic 84-year-old Sulak Sivaraksa who suggested that a famed duel on elephant-back won by a Thai king against a Burmese prince 500 years ago may not actually have happened. Sulak Sivaraksa was charged by police last October under the country's draconian lese majeste law that protects.....Read More...
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:48
President Donald J Trump - your unilateral declaration that Jerusalem should be made the capital of Israel, amounts to a declaration of war against the entire Muslim population across the world. The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka has stated this in an open letter addressed to US President Donald J Trump and added that they with serious concern rejects his declaration that Jerusalem should be.....Read More...
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 10:11
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. took part in the Annual Winternational Embassy Showcase held on December 6 at the International Trade Center in Washington D.C. Now in its sixth year, the Annual Winternational Embassy Showcase has proven to be a vibrant and successful platform for countries represented in the U.S. capital to project and promote their cultural and culinary traditions.....Read More...
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 17:26
The US House of Representatives passed H. Con. Res. 90,( 115th-congress/house-concurrent-resolution/90 ) which condemns the Burmese military’s ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and calls for an end to the attacks and immediate restoration of humanitarian access to Rakhine State. During debate of the measure on the House floor Tuesday, Chairman Ed, Royce delivered the following remarks (as.....Read More...
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 11:19
By *M. Burhanuddin Qasmi
The supreme court of India has allowed on 5 December 2017, certificates issued by Gram Panchayat (GP) or executive magistrate to be used as supporting or linkage documents for claiming citizenship by a person in Assam during NRC (National Registration of Citizenship) process. The apex court has set aside the order of Gauhati high court dated 28 February 2017, by which it had invalidated these.....Read More...
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 10:52
From Malladi Rama Rao
Malaysia hosting Zakir Naik, wanted in India for fomenting militancy, should not come as a surprise since he was granted permanent resident (PR) status five years ago. Naik has made Malaysia his transitory home during his world tour as an Islamic televangelist, long before he grew controversial in India and attracted the ire of the authorities. He is not a Malaysian citizen. Although Malaysia has.....Read More...
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