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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 113


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Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 11:44
By S.H.Moulana
In July US, UK and Canada security officials alleged that hackers linked to a Russian intelligence service are trying to steal information from researchers working to produce a coronavirus vaccine in the United States, Britain and Canada. In August President Vladimir Putin claimed that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less.....Read More...
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 11:35
By Manjari Peiris
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa decides to re-commence, without delay, the programme to provide employment opportunities to 150,000 persons that was halted due to the General Election. The number of unemployed graduates to be recruited is 50,000. For the remaining 100,000 jobs, candidates will be selected from families of the lowest strata of income earners in the society. The programme to employ 50.....Read More...
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 08:23
S.P. Balasubramaniam,the 74-year-old singer, who is undergoing treatment for COVID-19, is currently under observation by the team of experts from critical care, the MGM healthcare said in a bulletin. Almost a week after he was admitted to Chennai's MGM healthcare following coronavirus diagnosis, playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as his condition.....Read More...
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 04:31
By Neha Singh, Spokesperson of the High Commission of India
The past year has been one of the remarkable journeys for the Union Territories (UT) of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir. The momentous decision by 1.3 billion people of India, represented through a two-thirds majority in Parliament, to reorganize the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir had as the fundamental objective delivering development and governance to the people who had suffered seven.....Read More...
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 04:05
By Manjari Peiris
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and newly sworn-in ministers paid homage to Mahanayakas of the three Nikayes on 12 August 2020. This is the first time in history where the state leader and the cabinet had visited the Mahanayaka Theros of the tri-sect on the same day of their appointment to ministerial portfolios. Mahnayaka of the Malwatta Chapter, Most Ven......Read More...
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 03:58
The High Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistani community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 74th Independence Day with traditional fervor and resolve to make Pakistan a strong, dynamic progressive tolerant and democratic Islamic welfare state, at the High Commission’s premises in Colombo, on 14th August 2020. The Acting High Commissioner of the Islamic Republic Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Mr. Tanvir.....Read More...
Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 03:36
By Manjari Peiris
Asgiriya Chapter Anunayake Thera, the Most Venerable Wedaruwe Upali Thera, addressing a press conference in Kandy said that the new Parliament is now represented by those who actually love this country. "They consist of professionals, members of the learned community, mature politicians and patriots. They should be committed to making President's "Vision of Prosperity" a reality," he said. The.....Read More...
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 09:50
By Manjari Peiris
National Organizer of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Basil Rajapaksa appearing for television interview has stated that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution must be abolished immediately and a new constitution must be introduced for the betterment of Sri Lanka. The President, Prime Minister, and the SLPP are of the same stand that a new constitution, that cannot be changed at will,.....Read More...
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 08:39
By Shobha Shukla - Citizen News Service (CNS)
Undoubtedly, sports and physical activities are essential for our mental and physical wellbeing. But how can a sport help in addressing sexual and reproductive health issues of the youth, and social ills like sexual and other forms of gender-based violence? It looks somewhat incredible. Well Grassroot Soccer, an adolescent health organization, seems to be doing exactly that. It has leveraged the.....Read More...
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 08:21
By Manjari Peiris
Newly-appointed Minister of Justice President's Counsel Ali Sabry addressing the media at a program held in Kandy said every last individual who is responsible for the 2019 Easter attacks would be brought before the law. "No one is more sincere than me from the Muslim Community to eliminate extremists, as Muslims cannot live in peace until the extremists and terrorists are eliminated," he said......Read More...
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 23:16
Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed New Secretaries to 25 Cabinet Ministries today (13), stated President’s Media Division issuing a press release. The new Ministry Secretaries were handed their letters of appointment by President Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this evening. It is noteworthy that Dr. Anil Jasinghe has been appointed as the Secretary to the Ministry of.....Read More...
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 09:58
By Arlene J. Schar Dr. David Leffler
Invincibility is a commendable goal - but can any weapons systems really provide a secure invincible defense shield? We applaud President Arif Alvi’s desire for peace; however, Pakistan still faces daunting challenges to its internal and external security. “Invincible" means "incapable of being defeated." Throughout time, great warriors have strived to achieve invincibility, without success......Read More...
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 09:36
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday appointed 23 District Coordinating Committee (DCC) Chairmen at the ceremony held at the Magul Maduwa in Kandy, following the conclusion of appointing the Cabinet. But, yesterday, the District Coordinating Committee (DCC) Chairman for the Batticaloa district, for reasons not known, was not appointed. The 23 District Coordinating Committee (DCC) Chairmen are.....Read More...
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 16:48
The Union Cabinet of India, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has granted approval to declare Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh as an International Airport. Considered one of the four main sacred places of Lord Buddha, Kushinagar is believed to be the site where Lord Buddha attained ‘parinirvana’. A colossal reclining statue of Lord Buddha from the 5th Century at the.....Read More...
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