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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1391


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Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 10:04
Maj Gen Milinda Peiris- the New Army Chief of StaffMajor General Milinda Peiris has been appointed as the Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army while Major General Sumedha Perera was appointed as the Deputy Chief of Staff wiith effect from 12th and February 15 respectively, the Army said. Major General Milinda Peiris RWP RSP VSV USP ndc psc, currently the Vice Chancellor at General Sir John.....Read More...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 09:46
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's new political and public relations office was opened at Nelum Mawatha, Battaramulla yesterday morning. Amidst speculations of the founding of a new party, this political office is said to be for use as a base to stage his political come-back campaign. Rajapaksa and the 'Joint Opposition' were using Abhayaramaya in Narahenpita as the venue for media.....Read More...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 08:44
By Asanga Abeyagoonasekera
In the early afternoon of the 16th of February 1988, two assassins riding a motorbike visited the house of a politician loved by many Sri Lankans and burst a round of T56 bullets to his face. This attack saw the fall one of Sri Lanka’s brilliant politicians in the most cruel manner right outside his house while his children Vimukthi, Yasodara and his beloved wife Chandrika Kumaratunga were at the.....Read More...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 08:34
On February 11, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap joined Minister of Post, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs M.H.A. Haleem and Imam Moulavi M.S.M Thasleem for a tour of Colombo’s historic Grand Mosque. Mosque Secretary M. Thaufeeq introduced the unique history and features of the mosque to Ambassador Keshap, who thanked Sri Lanka’s Muslim leaders for the warm welcome. “It is.....Read More...
Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 08:20
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Many of our Village Guards in ENPO areas are not well equipped. They are equipped with vintage “303 Rifles” which were widely used in World War I & II. Most of these weapons are now in Army Museums of foreign countries. Strangely, some of our Village Guards are discharging their duties with spears and daos as Road Opening Party (ROP) while VIP movements are there in remote areas? I happened.....Read More...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:08
By Manjari Peiris
A large number of children were exposed to SHS in the home. Encouraging of voluntary smoke-free rules in homes and cessation in adults has the potential to reduce SHS exposure among children and prevent SHS-related diseases and deaths, reveals the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) a research conducted among one billion children in 21 countries (Tobacco Control – BMJ publication). The objective.....Read More...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 09:59
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have given the UN Human Rights Commissioner an assurance that last year’s UN Human Rights Council resolution against Sri Lanka will be implemented. He called upon Sri Lankans to unite and resist the government’s decision to implement the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka. Issuing a.....Read More...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 08:54
Yoshitha Rajapaksha, the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksha and four others including Nishantha Ranatunga, Rohan Weliwita were re-remanded by Kaduwela Magistrate and Additional District Judge Dammika Hemapala, until February 25 by the Kaduwela Magistrate Dhammika Hemapala over the alleged financial irregularities at the CSN. They were further remanded on the alleged charges of.....Read More...
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 08:37
The 68th Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence was celebrated at an event organized by the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN in Geneva on 6 February 2016 (Saturday) at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) New Building. Over 250 members of the Sri Lankan community attended the event. Addressing the gathering, Mrs. Samantha Jayasuriya, Charge d’Affaires a.i. said this.....Read More...
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 08:17
By S.H.Moulana
For we Sri Lankan living away from home country, Tuesday (9/2) evening was one of the happiest one. All cricket fans were glued to the their TV sets although they did not have much hope of seeing their team beating their neighbor, India, whose team was filled with much more experienced players under its veteran captain Dhoni. With young Chandimal captaining the novices the 34,000 spectators.....Read More...
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 08:05
By Dr. Abdul Ruff
The countdown seems to have begun for both Democrats and republicans for the forthcoming US presidency poll. In Democratic party all-powerful former Secretary of State Mrs. Clinton is seen running way behind her fellow candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who calls himself a “democratic socialist”. Whether or not he indeed is a socialist remains to be seen but that would be a difference.....Read More...
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 07:54
By A Patabendige
Yahapalana Prime Minister (PM) in Parliament last week fired a thundering broadside at one of the most potent contributors to the 2015 regime change. The media had stepped out of line since then he alleged. Media, print and electronic, some given singular star rating mention, were poked, trussed, pinned down, excoriated, lambasted and hammered in Parliament. It was a virtual take no prisoners.....Read More...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 07:03
By Manjari Peiris
General public including civil society organizations in Bangladesh have been long requesting the health authorities to refrain from providing admission to Medical Colleges and to the Civil Service to those who are engaged in tobacco smoking. They believe that doctors should be role models to establish good health and civil servants should be responsible in enforcing various laws including.....Read More...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 06:57
Pakistan’s largest Private Sector University, Preston University has signed Memorandums of Understanding with Sri Lanka's College of Information Management & Sciences and Sri Lanka-Pakistan Friendship, Trade and Investment Association for collaboration in a variety of fields in an impressive ceremony held at the High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo. The High Commissioner of Pakistan Maj.....Read More...
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