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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2041


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Friday, November 24, 2017 - 08:36
The Dollar Academy Pipers from Scotland are currently in Sri Lanka. The 10 piece band is in Colombo ahead of the National Day of Scotland “St. Andrew’s Day” – celebrated each year on the 30th of November. The Pipers will be performing at a series of events in Colombo, including at the St Andrew’s Ball on 24th November and at the St Andrew’s Scots Kirk on Galle Road on Sunday 26th November. The.....Read More...
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 13:48
British Censor Board has cleared the release of Padmavati for the UK audience. The PTI reported, amid the ongoing uproar over Padmavati, the British Board of Film Classification on Thursday cleared the conflict-ridden Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed Padmavati for a scheduled release on December 1 for the UK audience. The BBFC has given the film a 12A rating and was passed without any cuts. The 12A.....Read More...
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 10:30
Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, will make a state visit to Korea on 28th of November, to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries. "The two leaders will evaluate the past forty years of bilateral relations and discuss ways to increase practical cooperation in various areas, both bilaterally and multilaterally." According to the.....Read More...
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 08:22
The Tata Nano is making a comeback, with an electric motor under the hood. Tata MotorsBSE 0.94 %, the manufacturer of the car once touted as the cheapest in the world, however, has only a limited role this time. A Coimbatore-based company, Jayem Automotives, has signed an agreement with Tata Motors to source the body shell of the car, which will then be fitted with an electric motor and power.....Read More...
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 08:05
As part of USAID and Common Grounds, a delegation from Columbia comprising of eleven members visited Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation on 21.11.2017 to draw knowledge, expertise and experiences on reconciliation and integration efforts of the Government of Sri Lanka. Mr. V. Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation presented the national.....Read More...
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 07:56
Police in southern China have detained seven people in connection with an underground banking scheme involving more than 20 billion yuan ($3 billion), the state news agency Xinhua reported. From a suspicious bank account in Shaoguan, a city in Guangdong province, the investigation snowballed to involve a suspected 10,000 people and 148 accounts across more than 20 provinces, Xinhua reported. The.....Read More...
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 07:50
By Oken Jeet Sandham
Nearly twenty-two thousand Naga People’s Front (NPF) party men and women including over fifteen thousand active members attended the General Convention of NPF led by Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu held at Kohima Local Ground on Wednesday. Mention may be made that in compliance with the Election Commission of India (ECI)’s Order dated October 17, 2017 directing the NPF to settle the dispute through a.....Read More...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 20:01
By S.H.Moulana
The house I have rented out in Riyadh from a Saudi citizen was a military attaché in one of their embassies in the West and is a true tea lover. He owns many properties in this fashionable Sulaimania district. He loves our Sri Lankan tea especially and every time he calls at my residence to collect the six-monthly rent he would frankly express his intention to taste a cup of plain tea. The way he.....Read More...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 19:01
The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media entered into two Loan Agreements with Asian Development Bank (ADB) to borrow USD 150 million for the development of 3400 km of rural roadways and USD 200 million for the implementation of 100 MW Wind Power Generation Project in Mannar Island. The Second Integrated Road Investment Program According to the recent economic policy statement of the government,.....Read More...
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 00:34
By *Rabindranath Trivedi
November 19, 2017 is the hundredth birth anniversary of a remarkable Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi ( 19 Nov 1917- 31 Octoner 1994) who left her mark on the history of India. A freedom Fighter and Organizer of Bangladesh Government Mujibnagar paid his Tribute. Shrimati Indira Gandhi was a remarkable woman, the like of whom this country has not since seen. But she was much more than that......Read More...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 23:01
By Prakash M Swamy
Indian-American Republicans are now being recognized as the powerful Delta Force in the GOP with their dedication and hard work in electing Donald Trump as President of the United States, said Edward Cox, Chairman of the New York State Republican Party. Addressing the annual get together of Indian-American Republican Committee in White Plains, NY on Thursday, he praised the commitment of the Desi.....Read More...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 22:43
Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA), Dr. Imtiwapang Aier lauded the Government of India and the six Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) for entering into an agreement for finding a solution to the longstanding Naga political issue. Talking to NEPS at his office chamber on Monday, the Speaker said they had been urging RN Ravi, Interlocutor for Naga peace talks, for a “.....Read More...
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 17:36
By T.K.Premadasa
Latha Walpola, the greatest Living Legend of playback singing behind Sinhala Silver Screen, the golden voice ever created with Deshamanya Title, the second highest National Award, completes 70 years this year 2017 in her career in singing. This is a remarkable milestone in her life arguably as the longest Living Legend. The best appropriate time to write this article would be on her 83rd birthday.....Read More...
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 14:50
Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London...
Judging by what is happening in Harare, Zimbabwe, not only has Grace Mugabe, the wife of embattled, soon-to-be-ex President Mugabe, done her bit to make mockery of the maxim, especially in the last few years, but also elevated herself to the top rank on the national loathing index – without so much effort. While Mr Mugabe is struggling to find solace, having been sandwiched between a rock and a.....Read More...
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