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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1737


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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 18:24
The finance ministry denied Arjun Mahendran acts as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance on the Central bank. The ministry of Finance informed Mr Arjun Mahendran, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka is not working in any capacity in the Ministry of Finance. The finance ministry in a statement denied the media reports that Mr Mahendran currently acts as an advisor to the.....Read More...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 18:03
Taranjit Singh Sandhu is the new High Commissioner for India in Sri Lanka. He presented his credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena on 24 January 2017. Prior to his current assignment in Colombo, High Commissioner Sandhu was Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy of India in Washington D.C. from July 2013 to January 2017. He served as Consul General of India in Frankfurt from September 2011.....Read More...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 08:52
By Zaheerul Hassan
According to officials of Parachinar authorities and media reposts at least 25 people killed and more than 87 injured in a remote controlled blast at the Sabzi Mandi (vegetable market) in Kurram Agency's Parachinar area at 8:50 am morning of Saturday (January of 21, 2017). In this connection, Assistant Political Agent (APA) Shahid while talking to media also confirmed that more than 69.....Read More...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 02:33
The USS Hopper (DDG 70) concluded its five-day port call to Colombo today as part of a visit to strengthen growing U.S.-Sri Lankan ties and express appreciation to the Sri Lankan Navy for its assistance during an emergency medical evacuation of a USS Hopper crew-member in September 2016. “Cooperation between our two countries’ naval forces enhances maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region,”.....Read More...
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 02:24
BY Dr. Abdul Ruff
Tamil Nadu in India has witnessed a youth led agitation to restore the jallikattu as part of Pongal festivities. This popular move reminds of anti-corruption movement led by Arvind Kejriwal-Anna Hazare in New Delhi that sought Lokpal Bill to check corruption in high offices. The youth agitation in Tamil Nadu for reinstating Jallikattu has made the Pongal sport known all over the world as global.....Read More...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 22:27
Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, arrested in connection with the murder of ex-MP Joseph Pararajasingham, has been further remanded until February 06. The bail application filed on behalf of the defendant was rejected by the Batticaloa Magistrate’s Court, when the case was taken up on Monday.. Pillayan was arrested on October 11, 2015 when he.....Read More...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 18:59
The European Investment Bank has come forward to provide EUR 50 million to support improvement and expansion of sewage networks across the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. The new loan will help Colombo Municipal Council to achieve its goal of providing full sanitation coverage to benefit people living and working in the greater Colombo area. The new European Investment Bank’s loan is first ever.....Read More...
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 11:02
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
Ready to assume power on Jan 20 at White House as its legal custodian, President-elect Donald Trump met the press on January 1, accusing US intelligence agencies of leaking allegations that Russia has compromising material on him. "That's something that Nazi Germany would have done," Trump said while replying to unsubstantiated allegations that his election team colluded with Russia and there.....Read More...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 10:23
A special programme was held recently to mark the National Integration and Reconciliation Week, initiated by the Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation at Hartley College, Point Pedro. State Minister A.H.M.Fowze , Harsha De Silva, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Parliamentarian Angajan Ramanathan, Mr.V.Sivaganansothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and.....Read More...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 09:04
By Habib Siddiqui
Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the USA on Friday. It was a rainy day and the country remains divided because of a very nasty election campaign. So, the attendees for this momentous event were rather small compared to previous ones in the last couple of decades. As expected, Franklin Graham, the hateful Christian bigot, was invited to pray for Trump and his administration......Read More...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 08:47
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
The abrupt departure of Yahya Jammeh, the former president of Gambia, who is officially known as His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Doctor Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa sounded the death knell for African would-be dictators, who often use dirty tricks, threats and psychological manipulations to cling on to power by hook or crook. Mr Jammeh, who came to power in 1994 in a bloodless coup,.....Read More...
Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 08:00
President Maithripala Sirisena says school children are the most realistic messengers in the process of fulfilling the social responsibility and duties to attain the sustainable development. He made these remarks participating in the inauguration ceremony of the establishing of Sustainable Development School Societies, held at Kengalla Maha Vidyalaya in Digana, today (19). The President said that.....Read More...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 18:00
For first time after independence a ‘National Integration and Reconciliation Week’, has been declared to bring unity, harmony, brotherhood, reconciliation and sustainable and permanent peace among, ethnic, religious, cultural and regional communities and societies and is considered as a land mark initiative to strengthen Sri Lanka as a united, reconciled, harmonized and prosperous country......Read More...
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 10:39
By S.H.Moulana
It is only in America one who loses the election by not less than 2.5 million popular votes can be declared the winner, thanks to the ‘Electoral College’. Anyway, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of America. Trump’s acceptance speech soon after this was not in keeping with the tradition and looked like one of his campaign speeches he made during the election. The American.....Read More...
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